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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. 

    Empireland: The impact of British imperialism on the world

    Empireland: The impact of British imperialism on the world

    In his latest book, Empireland, Times writer Sathnam Sanghera attempts to expose what he sees as a blind spot in our understanding of history: the details and impact of the British Empire. Is there a reason Britain has struggled to face its colonial past?


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    Guest: Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain and writer for The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    • 32 min
    Amanda Knox: Is our obsession with true crime unhealthy?

    Amanda Knox: Is our obsession with true crime unhealthy?

    In a special series for the Sunday Times, writer Rosie Kinchen examines what's behind our true crime obsession. Kinchen makes contact with Amanda Knox - someone affected by this - and finds out Knox recently campaigned for the release of a German national - who Knox believes was wrongfully convicted of murder in the Unites States in 1990, in a story that has echoes of her own. 


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    Guests:
    Rosie Kinchen, features writer at the Sunday Times.
    Amanda Knox, journalist and podcaster.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    Clips used: iHeartRadio, Sundance TV and Sundance Now, ABC, ITN, CBS, Sky News, Channel 4, WSLS 10, Phoenix YouTube. 
     
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    • 29 min
    Is this the end of QAnon?

    Is this the end of QAnon?

    Conspiracies spread fast on anonymous platforms like 4chan. QAnon's evolution on the site is fuelled by unfounded theories which suggest that President Trump is waging a secret war against Satan-worshipping paedophiles who hold some of the highest positions in the country. Now that Donald Trump is no longer in office, what happens to those who believed in QAnon's ideas?


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    Guest: Jared Holt, Visiting research fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research lab.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips used: CBS, CNN, Fox 5 New York, ABC, NBC, CNBC.
     
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    • 31 min
    The Arab Spring ten years on: Egypt

    The Arab Spring ten years on: Egypt

    For Egypt, the Arab Spring was just the start. Ten years ago, protests erupted in Tahrir Square that would force the president from power and kick off a decade of political transformation. 


    We speak to the editor of the country's last major opposition media about how these events changed history and shaped her life.


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    Guest:
    Lina Attalah, founder and editor of Mada Masr.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips used: ABC News, CNN, Sky News, France 24, Democracy Now!, Channel 4 News.
     
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    • 27 min
    The mysterious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

    The mysterious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

    Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma has emerged into the public for the first time since disappearing in October last year. Growing scrutiny of his business plans has fuelled speculation that his absence is part of a broader crackdown by the Chinese government. Where has he been? And what does his disappearance mean for the future of Chinese business? 


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    Guests: Philip Sherwell, Asia correspondent, The Sunday Times.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    Clips used: CBC, ABC, CNBC, World Economic Forum, Alibaba Group, CBS, ITV, Financial Times, CNA Insider.
     
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    • 26 min
    Inauguration Day: Two presidents, two speeches, and an uncivil war

    Inauguration Day: Two presidents, two speeches, and an uncivil war

    Some 25,000 troops stood guard during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The high levels of security was just one sign that the country is facing great challenges domestically. What does the mood in Washington tell us about the future of the United States under new leadership?


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    Guests: 
    - Sarah Baxter, Former Sunday Times deputy editor and author of the American Diary in The Sunday Times.
    - John Pienaar, Drive presenter, Times Radio.
    - Michael Chertoff, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 
     
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    • 36 min

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