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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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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. 

    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. 


    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    • 28 min
    Is this Netanyahu's last stand?

    Is this Netanyahu's last stand?

    The fifteen year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu could come to an end this Sunday if a newly formed coalition government survives a vote of confidence. What will it mean for Israel if Netanyahu loses power? And what do we know about the man and the coalition set to replace him?


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    Guest: Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. 


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: BBC, ITV, Al Jazeera, Reuters, France 24, PBS.
     
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    • 32 min
    Ethiopia: Terror in Tigray

    Ethiopia: Terror in Tigray

    After an outbreak of conflict back in November last year between the Ethiopian military and the Tigray People's Liberation Front, thousands have been killed, and millions are now displaced. Soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea are also involved and suspected of carrying out some of the most brutal violence on civilians. Now, the UN has warned of an imminent famine, which is endangering the lives of millions in the region. Despite this, the Ethiopian government rejects reports of mass atrocities as politically motivated. In today's Stories of our times podcast, we ask: what's happening in Tigray?


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    Guest: Fred Harter, reporter for The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips from: BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, France 24, MSF.
     
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    • 38 min
    The ‘super-immune’ residents living in an Italian town

    The ‘super-immune’ residents living in an Italian town

    The small, rural Italian town of Vo' Euganeo was sealed off after recording Europe's first Covid death. But now some locals in the village have been dubbed the 'super-immunes' as their blood-tests show that they have an extraordinarily high number of antibodies which have grown rather than fallen as they've contracted the virus. What does this tell us about the fight against Covid-19?


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    Guests: 
    -Tom Whipple, Science editor at The Times.
    -Tom Kington, Rome correspondent at The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    • 24 min
    The third wave: Should the June unlocking go ahead?

    The third wave: Should the June unlocking go ahead?

    One week from today, Boris Johnson has a big decision to make. Is it time to declare 'freedom day' on the 21st of June? Or could the government be walking into another mistake?


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    Guests: 
    - Henry Zeffman, chief political correspondent, The Times.
    - Ravi Gupta, professor of clinical microbiology at the University of Cambridge and member of NERVTAG.
    - Adam Finn, professor of paediatrics at Bristol Medical School, head of Bristol Children's Vaccine Centre and member of the JCVI.
    - Robert Read, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Southampton and member of the JCVI.
    - Christina Pagel, professor of operational research at University College London and member of Independent SAGE.
    - Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and principal investigator of the ZOE Covid symptom study app.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


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    • 29 min
    How student drug-taking reached new highs (and lows) in lockdown

    How student drug-taking reached new highs (and lows) in lockdown

    For much of the pandemic, university students have been confined to their halls for months on end. For some, drugs became a way to pass the time. But as lockdown lifts, will the rise in student drug taking have a more lasting impact?


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    Guests:
    -Megan Agnew, The Sunday Times Magazine commissioning editor.
    -Claire, student.
     
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    • 26 min

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