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Hosted by Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Helen Pidd, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh

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Hosted by Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Helen Pidd, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh

    Saldo: Ukraine’s gangster governor - part 3

    Saldo: Ukraine’s gangster governor - part 3

    The liberation of Kherson city ended months of brutal Russian rule. But across the Dnipro River, occupation governor Volodymyr Saldo finds there is are still money-spinning opportunities to be found. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    Saldo: Ukraine’s gangster governor – part 2

    Saldo: Ukraine’s gangster governor – part 2

    Russia’s invasion changed everything for Ukrainians – and for one man it presented an opportunity to reboot his political career and reclaim lost power. Tom Burgis reports from Kherson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 30 min
    Saldo: Ukraine’s gangster governor – part 1

    Saldo: Ukraine’s gangster governor – part 1

    Vladimir Saldo was swept from Ukraine’s parliament after the Maidan revolution appeared to end his political career. By 2022, police were preparing a case against him as a suspect in a contract killing. Then Russia invaded and everything changed. Tom Burgis reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    How a ceasefire vote led to two days of chaos in the Commons – podcast

    How a ceasefire vote led to two days of chaos in the Commons – podcast

    All parties were calling for a pause in the conflict. So why did MPs storm out and why is the speaker facing calls to quit? Kiran Stacey reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 30 min
    Is an uprising by Europe’s farmers sowing the seeds for the far right?

    Is an uprising by Europe’s farmers sowing the seeds for the far right?

    Furious farmers across Europe have blocked roads and railways as part of protests against new regulations and cheap imports. Jon Henley reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 20 min
    Why the NHS needs Martha’s rule

    Why the NHS needs Martha’s rule

    Following a campaign by her family in memory of Martha Mills, the NHS is introducing Martha’s rule giving hospital patients in England access to a rapid review from a separate medical team if they are concerned with the care they are receiving. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
646 Ratings

646 Ratings

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Sweden and Violence.

Great podcast with one exception. Why no interviews with parents of young children about their role in their kids lives?

ShayKay2022 ,

Consistently excellent journalism

Excellent series. Episode on Morocco is exceptional. Similar podcasts from other international outlets used similar material but did not come anywhere near the level of reporting, information and analysis. Well done Today in Focus.

Christina Caudill ,

Excellent reporting on Cost of the Crown

The Cost of the Crown miniseries was riveting! Excellent reporting that hopefully will continue to shatter the wall of secrecy surrounding the finances of the royal family.

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