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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

    Perez Hilton: The gossip blogger who changed celebrity culture forever

    Perez Hilton: The gossip blogger who changed celebrity culture forever

    Perez Hilton was the original celebrity gossip blogger, who spared no one with his spiky, often malicious posts – and Britney Spears became a favourite target. As his actions come under fresh scrutiny, Sunday Times freelance writer Sarah Ditum assesses the impact he had on celebrity culture, and asks: how complicit were the rest of us?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Guest: Sarah Ditum, freelance writer.
     
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    • 26 min
    Rishi Sunak's spending review: Is the economy going back to the 70s?

    Rishi Sunak's spending review: Is the economy going back to the 70s?

    Ahead of the chancellor's budget and spending review tomorrow, we look for lessons from the past. Plus, The Times speaks with Rishi Sunak.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Guests:
    - David Smith, economics editor, The Sunday Times.
    - Oliver Wright, policy editor, The Times.
    Clips: Parliament TV, NBC, Thames Television, Global News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News.
     
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    • 32 min
    The tech billionaires trying to outmanoeuvre death

    The tech billionaires trying to outmanoeuvre death

    The desire to live forever is as old as life itself. Now some of the world's richest people are investing heavily in the science of immortality. Could we get to a point where dying becomes optional?
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    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Guests: 
    -Tom Whipple, science editor, The Times.
    -Danny Fortson, West Coast correspondent, The Sunday Times.
     
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    • 29 min
    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 5) - 'Forced' to testify?

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 5) - 'Forced' to testify?

    In the penultimate episode of this investigative series, reporter Emily Dugan speaks to one half of a couple whose testimony helped convict Andrew Malkinson. Dugan also discovers internal emails that show The Criminal Cases Review Commission misled her over the last time they looked at Andy’s case.
    Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail in 2004 for rape. No forensics linked him to the scene and he’s always maintained his innocence.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.
    You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.
    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan
    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:
    Rape Crisis England & Wales
    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault
    Criminal Cases Review Commission
    Appeal - Charity and law practice
    Clips: The Irish Times and BBC Northern Ireland.
     
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    • 31 min
    What can be done to keep MPs safe?

    What can be done to keep MPs safe?

    In Westminster, the shock was palpable. How could this have happened again?
    While MPs' safety is being re-examined following the killing of Sir David Amess, a new bill has been proposed to end online anonymity. It's being called David's Law – but how much does this proposal have to do with what actually happened to Sir David?
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    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Guest: Rosamund Urwin, media and technology correspondent, The Sunday Times.
    Clips: Times Radio, BBC, Sky News.
     
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    • 24 min
    Eric Zemmour: right-wing firebrand, potential president?

    Eric Zemmour: right-wing firebrand, potential president?

    As politicians in France vie to be the challenger in next year's French presidential election an outsider looks to be a contender. Who is Eric Zemmour, the right-wing journalist and author and what does he believe in?
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    Guest: Adam Sage, Paris correspondent, The Times.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips: Al Jazeera, C A vous, France 24, Front Populaire, RMC.
     
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    • 32 min

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