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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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    • 4.8, 351 Ratings

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 

    Hadley Freeman on the future of the royals

    Hadley Freeman on the future of the royals

    Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman discusses the fallout from the publication of Finding Freedom, a biography of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the latest allegations surrounding Prince Andrew. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong? Podcast

    How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong? Podcast

    While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest death toll in the world, with over 150,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on

    How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on

    From Portugal to Pakistan, the Guardian’s international correspondent Michael Safi looks at the different ways countries have been affected by the virus and the impact that is having on the lives of people there. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    How cancer care was sidelined in the fight against Covid-19 – podcast

    How cancer care was sidelined in the fight against Covid-19 – podcast

    With NHS services consumed by the fight against Covid-19 in recent months, cancer care has been dealt a blow, with diagnoses and treatment delayed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Inside Lebanon's economic crisis

    Inside Lebanon's economic crisis

    Scenes of economic despair are visible across Lebanon – from shops to homes, businesses to hospitals. Guardian journalist Martin Chulov discusses why the country is verging on financial collapse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min
    Young, British and black: a generation rises

    Young, British and black: a generation rises

    The death of George Floyd in the US provoked massive anti-racism protests in the UK. Guardian reporter Aamna Mohdin discusses what she learned when she interviewed 50 young Britons at the heart of those rallies. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
351 Ratings

351 Ratings

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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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A loyal listener

Love the podcast and listen to every episode nearly as soon as it comes out! Keep up the fantastic work!

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Amazing Podcast

I start each day by listening to their amazing reporting from the beautiful voices of the hosts combined with excellent sound production. I’m from Wisconsin, USA and I feel 50% smarter each time I listen. Thank you!!!

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