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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. 

    Diana, Bashir, and the future of the BBC

    Diana, Bashir, and the future of the BBC

    Princess Diana's 1995 interview with BBC journalist Martin Bashir is among the most famous in broadcasting history. But last month an independent investigation found that Bashir had engaged in “deceitful behaviour” in a “serious breach” of the BBC’s guidelines. So why was Bashir rehired in 2016? And with a review of editorial policy now underway, does the scandal now threaten to engulf the whole corporation?


    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.


    Guests: 
    - Rosamund Urwin, senior reporter, The Sunday Times.
    - Tom Bower, investigative journalist and former BBC Panorama reporter.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: BBC.
     
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    • 31 min
    Foreign Aid: An end to British benevolence?

    Foreign Aid: An end to British benevolence?

    Rebel MPs have been lining up to criticise plans to reduce the foreign aid budget from 0.7% of our national income to 0.5%, a loss of £4 billion. Today we explore the impact of these cuts In Westminster and in Mozambique - one of Africa's poorest countries.


    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.


    Guests:
    - Henry Zeffman, chief political correspondent, The Times.
    - Andrea Wojnar, Mozambique Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Fund.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: BBC, CBS, and UNFPR.
     
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    • 31 min
    What really happened at the G7

    What really happened at the G7

    As it was the first time world leaders have met since the pandemic began, there was a huge amount to discuss, including: vaccines, climate change and security. But how much was actually achieved at the G7 summit?


    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.


    Guests:
    - Oliver Wright, policy editor, The Times.
    - Lee Trewhela chief reporter, Cornwall Live. 


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: Sky News.
     
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    • 30 min
    The legacy of China’s one-child policy

    The legacy of China’s one-child policy

    China has recently changed its two-child policy and is now allowing families to have up to three children legally. It's a move aimed to combat the country's plunging birth rate, but what does this major shift in policy mean for China?


    This episode describes the loss of a child. Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day. Phone: 116 123 Email: jo@samaritans.org.


    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.


    Guest: Didi Tang, Beijing correspondent at The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: BBC, CNN.
     
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    • 34 min
    The Tokyo Olympics: Are the games in jeopardy?

    The Tokyo Olympics: Are the games in jeopardy?

    As athletes and competitors all over the world prepare to descend on Tokyo, locals don't seem to want them to come. With just weeks to go, will the Olympics happen?


    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.


    Guests:
    -Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia editor for The Times.
    -Matt Lawton, Chief sports correspondent for The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: CNN, France TV sport, BBC.
     
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    • 32 min
    Is medicine sexist?

    Is medicine sexist?

    Is medicine sexist, and is female health suffering as a result?


    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.


    Guests:
    -Professor Jill B. Delston from the University of Missouri, author of 'Medical Sexism: Contraception Access, Reproductive Medicine, and Health Care'.
    -Hope Docherty, who suffers with endometriosis. 


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    • 28 min

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