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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. 
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    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 4) - The Kittens who still purr

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 4) - The Kittens who still purr

    In the final episode of this four part series, we meet those who remain loyal to Adnan Oktar and hear from a British lawyer who was at his trial. 
    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?
    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.
    This episode was first published on 18th, February, 2022.
    Host: Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent at The Sunday Times.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
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    Clips: Al-Jazeera, CNBC, Sky News, CNN.

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    • 29 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 3) - The turnstile system

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 3) - The turnstile system

    Warning: This episode includes explicit sexual references from the start.
    In the third episode of this four part series, a former male member of the cult threatens legal action over his interview. Also, we relive the moment the organisation was finally brought down.
    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?
    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.
    This episode was first published on 11th February, 2022.
    Host: Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent at The Sunday Times.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
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    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips: Ulusal Kanal, A9TV.

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    • 31 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 2) - Nice girls from good families

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 2) - Nice girls from good families

    In the second episode of this four part series, we hear the testimony of a woman who says she was sexually abused by Adnan Oktar. Plus, a former male member of the cult rethinks his own crimes.
    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?
    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.
    This episode was first published on 4th February, 2022.
    Host: Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent at The Sunday Times.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
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    Clips: A9TV, ABC News.

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    • 32 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 1) - The Mahdi wears Armani

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 1) - The Mahdi wears Armani

    In the first episode of a four-part series, The Sunday Times's award-winning Middle East Correspondent, Louise Callaghan, tries to get to grips with one of the most bizarre stories she's ever covered.
    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?
    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.
    This episode was first published on 28th January, 2022.
    Host: Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent at The Sunday Times.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips: CNN TÜRK, TV100, Anadolu Agency, CBS News, Sky News, A9TV.

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    • 32 min
    Last man standing (Pt 7) - Inside Mosul

    Last man standing (Pt 7) - Inside Mosul

    Anthony retraces John Cantlie’s steps on the streets of Mosul, the Iraqi city where John was last seen alive.
    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. 
    Hosts: Manveen Rana and Anthony Loyd, War Correspondent, The Times.
    Clips: CNN and BBC.

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    • 55 min
    Soham, 20 years on: The detective who solved the case

    Soham, 20 years on: The detective who solved the case

    This episode contains discussions of violence and suicide.
    It's 20 years since the murder of 10-year-old schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman horrified the nation. Times crime writer Sean O'Neill, who as a young reporter covered the story, talks to the detective who brought the killer to justice and reflects on the profound impact the case had on all those involved in it – including himself.
    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: Sean O’Neill, Senior Writer, The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana. 
    Clips: BBC News, CNN.

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