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Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, 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 Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, 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 

    The lobbying push that killed off a fight to save the Great Barrier Reef

    The lobbying push that killed off a fight to save the Great Barrier Reef

    The successful campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off Unesco’s ‘in danger’ list has been greeted with dismay – and gloom about the reef’s chance of recovery. Graham Readfearn explains the fierce global effort to deny the impact of the climate crisis on a prized natural asset. This episode includes explicit language. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    The Republican backlash in Joe Biden’s America

    The Republican backlash in Joe Biden’s America

    It might seem like a post-Trump world, but in red states across the US his most hardline supporters are setting the political agenda. How much power do they have to shape the country’s future, even with a Democrat in the White House?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min
    The pandemic enters a new phase

    The pandemic enters a new phase

    Freedom day, vaccine passports, a row over the ‘pingdemic’, and then a welcome drop in cases: it’s been a rollercoaster week in the coronavirus crisis. Science editor Ian Sample speaks to new Today in Focus host Nosheen Iqbal about whether have we turned a corner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously

    The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously

    When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women in the world. She explains why the authority gap persists, and asks what we can do about it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    The Pegasus project part 5: the fightback against private spyware begins

    The Pegasus project part 5: the fightback against private spyware begins

    After a week of stories about the abuse of private spyware by governments around the world, Michael Safi rounds off our mini-series by looking at the global impact of the Pegasus project and what could change as a result. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 30 min
    The Pegasus Project part 4: runaway princesses and the UK connection

    The Pegasus Project part 4: runaway princesses and the UK connection

    In today’s episode, two princesses from the United Arab Emirates show up in our leaked records – and we look at whether powerful spyware is being used against UK citizens. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min

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