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Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 

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Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 

    Surviving cardiac arrest: what it's like to come back to life

    Surviving cardiac arrest: what it's like to come back to life

    Last year the Guardian’s Jonathan Watts underwent a lifesaving operation following a cardiac arrest. He tells Anushka Asthana what it taught him about life and death. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 33 min
    Why is Sex and the City coming back to our screens?

    Why is Sex and the City coming back to our screens?

    Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman discusses why Sex and the City was such a successful TV series, while the Guardian’s deputy television editor, Hannah J Davies, looks at what the reboot tells us about TV commissioning today. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    The end of Trump: where will the Biden era take America?

    The end of Trump: where will the Biden era take America?

    Guardian US columnist Robert Reich reflects on the unfinished business of the Trump presidency, and what Biden’s administration should aim to accomplish. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    Is bitcoin a scam?

    Is bitcoin a scam?

    In 2013 James Howells threw out a computer hard drive containing bitcoin. Last week he again asked his local council for permission to dig for it at his local dump as he believes it is now worth about £200m. The Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, looks at the rise of bitcoin and whether it should be banned. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Inside an NHS hospital at the peak of the coronavirus crisis

    Inside an NHS hospital at the peak of the coronavirus crisis

    As the latest wave of Covid infections hits hospitals, wards are nearing capacity and oxygen supplies are straining at the volume of new patients. The Guardian’s Helen Pidd spent a day at Milton Keynes University hospital to witness the crisis up close. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    Trump, the death penalty and its links with America’s racist history

    Trump, the death penalty and its links with America’s racist history

    This week, Donald Trump sanctioned the execution of the only woman on federal death row: Lisa Montgomery. She was the 11th prisoner to be killed since the president restarted federal executions in July last year. The Guardian US’s Ed Pilkington looks at why Trump has carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 32 min

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