Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, 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
Do we have to learn to live with Covid-19?
The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, weighs up the race between vaccines and variants and explains why the end of the pandemic does not mean the end of Covid-19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Karim’s story: Egypt’s crackdown on human rights workers
Ten years since the Arab spring rocked Egypt and removed its president, the country is still detaining human rights workers and locking up political prisoners. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Why England’s footballers are so determined to keep taking the knee
England’s footballers will take the knee before their match against Scotland at Wembley tonight in an anti-racism protest that has divided supporters. Liam Rosenior and Paul MacInnes reflect on how football became enmeshed in the culture wars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Is the truth out there? The US government prepares its landmark report on UFOs
A hotly anticipated US government report on decades of mysterious sightings of UFOs is due for release this month. The Guardian’s Adam Gabbatt and former Ministry of Defence employee Nick Pope investigate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Israel’s unlikely coalition: is this the end for Netanyahu?
Israel has a new coalition government made up of eight very different parties. But having ousted Benjamin Netanyahu, can it hold together?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
What’s behind the mass protests in Colombia?
A demonstration against tax rises has morphed into a mass movement against the government, says Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Disappointed! Anyone paying attention to the ads?
Disappointed and confused. I LOVE this podcast! I voted for you and celebrated your well-deserved win. I know that if your journalist team were aware that your misogynistic advertising uses the term “mackrely mother in law” to advertise a mattress, there might be questions. (Yes, that means a woman who smells like oily fish. It’s hilarious.) Is anyone paying attention to what we are hearing in the US
Extremely impressed by Belarus Ryanair story. Had been following on many excellent podcasts from several countries which were quicker to the post and gave me updates I wanted. Getting this from you completed the picture.
...with the court of appeals’ decision on the Freshwater case. I trust the Guardian to present an unbiased story. Which is all the more important if people have been unjustly imprisoned. I wish the families strength in their continued quest for fair review of the facts.
I’ve been a loyal listener since inception. Always been a huge fan. This five-part series on the Freshwater Five is massively impressive. I’m strongly hoping the remaining men currently serving time get a fair appeal. Would love to see more of these in-depth pieces.