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The Story: the flagship podcast from The Times and Sunday Times. One remarkable story, told in depth, each day.
Hosts Manveen Rana and Luke Jones take you to the heart of the story you need to know with exclusive reports and investigations.
Plus, each month, William Hague hosts an agenda-setting interview with a key newsmaker or thinker.
Discover the story behind the story with world-class journalism from The Times and Sunday Times.
The Story is available at the start of your day from Monday to Friday, with bonus ‘Inside the Newsroom’ episodes every Saturday for Times subscribers, available by connecting your subscription via Apple Podcasts.


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The Story: the flagship podcast from The Times and Sunday Times. One remarkable story, told in depth, each day.
Hosts Manveen Rana and Luke Jones take you to the heart of the story you need to know with exclusive reports and investigations.
Plus, each month, William Hague hosts an agenda-setting interview with a key newsmaker or thinker.
Discover the story behind the story with world-class journalism from The Times and Sunday Times.
The Story is available at the start of your day from Monday to Friday, with bonus ‘Inside the Newsroom’ episodes every Saturday for Times subscribers, available by connecting your subscription via Apple Podcasts.


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    Sunak's summer gamble

    Sunak's summer gamble

    Rishi Sunak has announced a general election for July 4 after a day of fevered rumour in Westminster. The prime minister addressed the nation from outside No 10 and pledged to “fight for every vote" while Sir Keir Starmer urged people to vote Labour to "stop the chaos". Manveen Rana was at the heart of it all in Westminster. Why now? And are the parties ready?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: http://thetimes.co.uk/thestory
    Guests:
    Daniel Finkelstein, Conservative Peer and columnist for The TimesPeter Mandelson, Labour PeerTim Shipman, Chief Political Commentator, The Sunday TimesHost: Manveen Rana. 
    Clips: Times Radio.
    Follow the election campaign live on Times Radio
    Get in touch: thestory@thetimes.co.uk 
      

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    • 35 min
    Could the Butcher of Tehran's death signal danger for the Iranian regime?

    Could the Butcher of Tehran's death signal danger for the Iranian regime?

    President Raisi’s death has been met with celebrations by those who hate the regime and mourning by those who love it. But could the vacuum left by his passing create a moment of danger for the regime’s hardline clerics and open up an opportunity for Iran’s reformers? 
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: http://thetimes.co.uk/thestory
    Get in touch: thestory@thetimes.co.uk 
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'
      
    Guest: Rana Rahimpour, freelance Iranian journalist.  
    Host: Manveen Rana. 
    Clips: Reuters, BBC News, TODAY, i24 News, Daily Mail. 

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    • 31 min
    A bloody disgrace: How the infected blood victims were betrayed by a cover-up

    A bloody disgrace: How the infected blood victims were betrayed by a cover-up

    After decades of buck-passing and over 3000 deaths the infected blood inquiry published its final report finding that patients were betrayed by 'cover-up'. The chairman of the inquiry said the ‘scale of what happened is horrifying’ and the prime minister has apologised. So, as ministers prepare to pay out billions of pounds in compensation, will this be enough for the families of those affected? Has justice finally been achieved? We ask Sunday Times’s Caroline Wheeler, who helped bring the inquiry about.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: http://thetimes.co.uk/thestory
    Guest: Caroline Wheeler, Political Editor, The Sunday Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana
    Clips: Parliament TV, Sky News, ITV, 5 News, Infected Blood Inquiry, World in Action, Lord Mayor of Treloar.
    Get in touch: thestory@thetimes.co.uk 
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'
    'Death in the Blood' by Caroline Wheeler is available from the Times Bookshop.

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    • 41 min
    Why the super-rich are falling out of love with London

    Why the super-rich are falling out of love with London

    The Hinduja family still leads the Sunday Times Rich List. But this year’s list records the largest fall in the billionaire count in the guide’s 36-year history. So why is it happening now and where are the billionaires moving to? Alfie Best, who remains on track to become Britain's first Romany gypsy billionaire, could have the answer. 
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: http://thetimes.co.uk/thestory
    Guest: Robert Watts, Contributor, The Sunday Times
    Host: Luke Jones 
    Clips: Sky News, Victorian Plumbing YouTube channel, CEOCAST YouTube channel, News Guardian
    The Sunday Times Rich List can be found here, with a subscription.

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    • 29 min
    Planet Hope: Restoring ancient Andean forests with Constantino Aucca Chutas

    Planet Hope: Restoring ancient Andean forests with Constantino Aucca Chutas

    This is Planet Hope, a podcast from The Times in partnership with Rolex and its Perpetual Planet Initiative, hosted by The Story as a bonus weekly series each Sunday.
    The High Andes are one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world, but without urgent intervention, this landscape and its surrounding natural beauty will be lost. Environment Editor for The Times, Adam Vaughan is joined by conservationist and Rolex Awards for Enterprise Laureate Constantino Aucca Chutas to hear how he is working with local communities to restore ancient cloud forests on the Andean mountain range, which play a vital role in the fight against climate change.
    This podcast is advertiser funded.


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    • 35 min
    Inside the newsroom: Nerds in the newsroom?

    Inside the newsroom: Nerds in the newsroom?

    In this bonus episode for Times subscribers, Matilda Davies tells us that data journalists are the geeks of the newsroom. She talks to The Story producer Priyanka Deladia about her day to day job crunching numbers, analysing graphs, uncovering stories through data and mastering the excel spreadsheet.

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

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Your Investigative reporting on British Gas Co.’s chilling practices of attaching a“pay as you go” meter regardless of circumstances when homeowners got behind on their gas bill is a Mr. Scrooge heartless action as Energy CO’s are awash in profits.
There needs to be an excess profits tax using those funds to assist homeowners who are in need of help.

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Just lost one subscriber

Planet Hope? Rolex? I’m a political centrist, very hard to shock, and yet I’m laughing out loud. Your desperation is appalling

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One of my “go to” podcasts.

Lots of good stories, great reporting, and excellent production.

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