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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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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 Isabel dos Santos become Africa's richest woman?

    How did Isabel dos Santos become Africa's richest woman?

    Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the former president of Angola, claims to be a self-made businesswoman, but the Luanda Leaks, a cache of 715,000 emails, charts, contracts, audits and accounts, help explain how she actually built her business empire. Plus, why are California’s oldest trees dying?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 30 min
    Peak meat: is veganism the future?

    Peak meat: is veganism the future?

    Marco Springmann, a public health expert, tells Anushka Asthana why cutting out animal products is the best route to a healthy diet – and why veganism is good for the planet. Plus: Alex Hern on the Guardian’s exclusive story of how the Amazon chief, Jeff Bezos, allegedly had his phone hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message apparently sent from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    Zoe Brock: my case against Harvey Weinstein

    Zoe Brock: my case against Harvey Weinstein

    Like dozens of women in the entertainment industry, the actor, model and writer Zoë Brock has claimed she had a traumatic encounter with the film producer Harvey Weinstein. Now she is faced with a settlement offer that she believes would allow him to escape blame for the alleged assaults. Also today: Lily Kuo on the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    The trial of Harvey Weinstein – podcast

    The trial of Harvey Weinstein – podcast

    Ed Pilkington looks ahead to Weinstein’s court battle where he faces charges of rape and sexual assault, which he denies. And Jamie Grierson on why counter-terror police have listed Extinction Rebellion as a ‘key threat’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    Can the BBC win its battle with the government? – podcast

    Can the BBC win its battle with the government? – podcast

    The Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, takes stock of a bruising general election campaign for the BBC and subsequent threats to the licence fee from the prime minister. Plus: the BBC’s editorial director, Kamal Ahmed, denies the broadcaster is worried that senior ministers appear to be boycotting flagship shows. Also today: Gabrielle Jackson on endometriosis and the need for modern medicine to catch up with the reality of chronic pain in women. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 34 min
    The fallout in Iran

    The fallout in Iran

    International correspondent Michael Safi discusses the mistakes and dangerous miscalculations that have been made by Iran in the wake of Qassem Suleimani’s death. And parliament’s youngest MP, Nadia Whittome, talks about her new role. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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Buried the lede on “Roughsex” episode

Excellent show, as ever. But, didn’t you sail right past the most mainstream part of this story? the role played by access to porn which is, without judgment per se, unrecognizable to the Porn of the Past...?

The ubiquity of internet porn, including all the deviance and savagery of its most distant reaches, where asphyxiation is quaint by comparison, is the story here. ‘Ubiquity’ and access is hardly sexy, but that’s the story. Please try again!

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Usually brilliant, Iran episode dreadful

I am an avid daily listener to Today in Focus and usually love the honesty and rigor of the coverage. However, the recent episode on Qassem Solemani was appallingly tepid and one-sided. Please produce more rigorous content about Iran and Iraq! Why was there zero mention throughout the entire episode of any US led violence and misadventures in the region? Do we really think the Shia militias in Iraq would have been operating the way they have if not for the US-led invasion? Did Western countries not almost entirely rely in Iranian and Kurdish ground forces to defeat ISIS, with so little thanks now? Why is Western violence rendered invisible or justified while Iranian violence is viewed in a vacuum?

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Dave from Seattle stopping by to say I love the podcast. It’s nice to know that we’re not the only country in a political mess. I really enjoy the British accents and slang. I contribute to the this outfit and so should you.

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