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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, 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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    • 4.6, 94 Ratings

Hosted by Anushka Asthana, 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 

    How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong? Podcast

    How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong? Podcast

    While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest death toll in the world, with over 150,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on

    How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on

    From Portugal to Pakistan, the Guardian’s international correspondent Michael Safi looks at the different ways countries have been affected by the virus and the impact that is having on the lives of people there. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    How cancer care was sidelined in the fight against Covid-19 – podcast

    How cancer care was sidelined in the fight against Covid-19 – podcast

    With NHS services consumed by the fight against Covid-19 in recent months, cancer care has been dealt a blow, with diagnoses and treatment delayed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Inside Lebanon's economic crisis

    Inside Lebanon's economic crisis

    Scenes of economic despair are visible across Lebanon – from shops to homes, businesses to hospitals. Guardian journalist Martin Chulov discusses why the country is verging on financial collapse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min
    Young, British and black: a generation rises

    Young, British and black: a generation rises

    The death of George Floyd in the US provoked massive anti-racism protests in the UK. Guardian reporter Aamna Mohdin discusses what she learned when she interviewed 50 young Britons at the heart of those rallies. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 21 min
    How did Britain get so overweight?

    How did Britain get so overweight?

    As the government launches a newly interventionist strategy to tackle obesity, the Guardian’s Felicity Lawrence looks at whether it goes far enough to take on the might of the food industry. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Jwuthnow ,

Amazing, in-depth, thoughtful reporting and analysis

Becoming my favourite podcast!!

Baijianke ,

An excellent listen

Today in Focus is an outstanding podcast full of fascinating in-depth analysis of a large variety of issues and topics. I came across Today in Focus after the Christchurch terror attacks in March and have become a regular listener. Of special note is the coverage of Brexit & the rise of Boris Johnson. A must listen for all political junkies, budding journalists and anyone who wants to keep in touch with what is happening around the world.

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Very good podcast

Relevant, varied and topical episodes with interesting contributors and great production. Highly recommend. One of my favourite podcasts.

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