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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. 

    What next for Scottish independence?

    What next for Scottish independence?

    Last week the Scottish National Party won a historic fourth term in government. With a commitment to hold another independence referendum – and a majority in the Scottish parliament for it – what happens next?
    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:
    - Kieran Andrews, Scottish political editor, The Times.
    - Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde.
    Clips from: BBC, STV, ITV, Channel 4 News, Met Office.
     
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    Empire of pain: The Sacklers and the opioid crisis

    Empire of pain: The Sacklers and the opioid crisis

    Once hailed as a pain obliterating wonder drug, OxyContin helped give birth to one of the most devastating public health crises in the developed world.
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    Guests: Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker staff writer and author of Empire of Pain.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips used: CBS News, CNN, C-Span, France 24, Kentucky Attorney General, KSBY, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MSNBC, NBC News, Newsy, PBS, Purdue Pharma, Reuters, Tylenol, Vice, WAVY TV, WMUR TV.
     
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    India's second wave

    India's second wave

    All across India there are scenes of devastation and desperation as the country grapples with a brutal second wave of Covid-19. What went wrong? And will this crisis have a lasting impact on the political future of Prime Minister Modi?
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    Guests:
    -Amrit Dhillon, Freelance journalist for The Times.
    -Hugh Tomlinson, South Asia correspondent for The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    Investigation: The prince, the palace & Putin

    Investigation: The prince, the palace & Putin

    A Sunday Times Insight investigation reveals a royal allegedly using their position to enrich themselves. Going undercover and working with Channel 4's Dispatches, the Insight team filmed HRH Prince Michael of Kent at a business meeting in which prospective clients were told he could be hired for £10,000 a day to make representations to Vladimir Putin’s tyrannical Russian regime. The investigation calls into question the way in which members of the royal family are permitted to make money and how they get involved in British foreign affairs.
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    Guests:
    Jonathan Calvert, Editor of The Sunday Times Insight investigations team.
    George Arbuthnott, Deputy editor of The Sunday Times Insight investigations team.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips used: Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, Channel 4 Dispatches, Embassy of Russia, Reuters, BBC, Sambofias.
     
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    Northern Ireland: Who will replace first minister Arlene Foster?

    Northern Ireland: Who will replace first minister Arlene Foster?

    Northern Ireland's first minister, DUP leader Arlene Foster, has stepped down. Who will take over the top job? And what could it mean for the future of Northern Ireland?
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    Guests:
    - Henry McDonald, contributing writer, The Sunday Times. 
    - Sam McBride, political editor, Belfast News Letter.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips: BBC, Belfast Telegraph, DUP, Channel 4, Euronews.
     
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    Apps changing how we date: Meet the founder of Bumble

    Apps changing how we date: Meet the founder of Bumble

    She cofounded Tinder in her twenties, then became the target of misogynistic trolling. Now her female-friendly dating app Bumble has made her one of the world’s wealthiest women aged just 31. How has Whitney Wolfe Herd changed the way we date forever?
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    Guest: Jane Mulkerrins, Assistant editor of The Sunday Times Magazine.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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