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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, 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 

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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, 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 

    Former model Amy Dorris accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

    Former model Amy Dorris accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

    In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the former model Amy Dorris talked to Lucy Osborne about allegations that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her at the US Open tennis tournament more than two decades ago, in an alleged incident that left her feeling ‘sick’ and ‘violated’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 37 min
    Brexit, Covid and u-turns: why Tory backbenchers are getting restless

    Brexit, Covid and u-turns: why Tory backbenchers are getting restless

    The PM has been attempting to quell disquiet on several fronts, says the Guardian’s Jessica Elgot, with backbench Conservative MPs rebelling over the government’s latest Brexit plans, Covid-19 restrictions and a series of damaging U-turns. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    The poisoning of Alexei Navalny

    The poisoning of Alexei Navalny

    Luke Harding says alleged attack on Russian opposition figure has all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored hit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min
    Why blaming young people for the Covid-19 spike could backfire

    Why blaming young people for the Covid-19 spike could backfire

    Before introducing new rules banning private gatherings of more than six people, the health secretary pointed the finger at young people for increasing rates of coronavirus. But could a blame game be counterproductive?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 21 min
    How an Austrian ski resort became the centre of Europe’s Covid-19 outbreak

    How an Austrian ski resort became the centre of Europe’s Covid-19 outbreak

    When Nigel Mallender headed to Ischgl in March, he was looking forward to a fun-packed break with friends. Just four days later, he and thousands of other tourists were desperately trying to leave after authorities became aware of coronavirus cases. Mallender and the Guardian’s Philip Oltermann discuss the fallout from that week. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 22 min
    Alastair Campbell and family on living with his depression

    Alastair Campbell and family on living with his depression

    Former Labour communications chief Alastair Campbell has always struggled with depression. He, his partner, Fiona Millar, and their daughter, Grace Campbell, discuss the impact it has had on their lives. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
360 Ratings

360 Ratings

black6 ,

Sad

The royal family podcast sounded like sniggering at people who cannot defend themselves. Have loved these podcasts. Saddened to hear this latest podcast. Is my opinion right? To me yes. For others no. Thank you for listening.

Prodigious Reader ,

Royals and 2020

I heard the podcast on the royals and 2020. To say this podcast was a disappointment would be an understatement. Hadley Freeman completely failed to discuss the racism directed towards Meghan Markle. As a journalist, that was a complete failure on her part and also intimated a pernicious undertone. I expect and usually receive better from the Guardian.

7437-lock ,

Would recommend

Seems consistently high quality, relevant, and interesting

Edit: can the editors please not go overboard I was really trying to focus during the July 27 2020 episode on covid vaccines and they kept putting in orchestral flourishes in the background. Yes I get it the reporter you’re interviewing uses an orchestra metaphor! but it’s not actually helping me absorb the info it’s just genuinely frustrating

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