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The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann The Week

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 38 Ratings

The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

    Bonus episode: 25 Years of The Week

    Bonus episode: 25 Years of The Week

    In a special edition for the 25th anniversary of The Week, current editors Theo Tait and Caroline Law and founding editor Jeremy O’Grady join Olly Mann to talk about how the magazine began - and how it has developed a unique approach to the news.

    SPECIAL OFFER: Claim six free issues of The Week - and a free Moleskin notebook - by going to https://theweek.co.uk/offer and entering the promo code POD25

    For more on The Week’s 25th anniversary, visit https://subscription.theweek.co.uk/25years

    • 24 min
    #176 Skin hunger, Taiwan and the University of Zoom

    #176 Skin hunger, Taiwan and the University of Zoom

    What are the health effects of living without touch? Has coronavirus advanced the cause of Taiwanese independence? And will students buy into virtual education. Olly Mann, Jeremy O’Grady, Holden Frith and Kari Wilkin reveal all

    For six free issues of The Week magazine and a moleskine notebook visit theweek.co.uk/offer and enter promo code: pod25

    • 33 min
    #175 Razor wire, Pinochet and CGI influencers

    #175 Razor wire, Pinochet and CGI influencers

    Why are the fences around “Fortress Europe” being taken down? Why has Pinochet’s great-niece been named Chile’s women’s minister? And are CGI influencers less fake than the real ones? Olly Mann, Arion McNicoll, Felicity Capon and Joe Evans reveal all.

    • 35 min
    #174 Salaries, sorties and dropshippers

    #174 Salaries, sorties and dropshippers

    How did the US women’s football team lose their equal pay case? Why isn’t the RAF on lockdown like the rest of us? And what can traditional retailers learn from their upstart online rivals? Olly Mann, Jessica Hullinger, James Ashford and Holden Frith reveal all.

    • 34 min
    #173 Dreams, Zooms and executions

    #173 Dreams, Zooms and executions

    Why are people the world over experiencing vivid dreams? Are Zoom weddings the new norm for nuptials? And why has Saudi Arabia stopped executing minors? Olly Mann, Gabriel Power, Kari Wilkin and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

    • 34 min
    #172 Food, free speech and gold

    #172 Food, free speech and gold

    Is counting calories unhealthy? Why has the UK fallen down the press freedom index? And is the price of gold headed for an all-time high? Olly Mann, James Ashford, Felicity Capon and John Stepek reveal all.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Verde; ,

Nice media alternative

The modern news media has become as formulaic as cinema and television. It’s nice to hear about stories overlooked by corporate media behemoths, and the discussion is entertaining.

Montissi ,

Ignorant

My jaw literally fell to the floor listening to this drivel. The discourse on most topics left little to be desired.

The biggest shock was one of the female hosts categorically stating that any man accused of rape deserves to die. Wow.

Jujube148583749573658 ,

Not so great

The topics are interesting but the hosts conversations are boring and they don’t seem very intelligent. The two female hosts are also very condescending which I don’t like.

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