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
The cheating scandal rocking the chess world
The usually sedate world of chess has been pitched into turmoil with allegations an American grandmaster has cheated more than 100 times. Bryan Graham reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Is Liz Truss already fighting to save her premiership?
It’s been four weeks since Liz Truss became prime minister and her policies are already facing criticism from senior Conservative MPs. Rafael Behr reports on whether she’ll be able to hold the party together. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Is Vladimir Putin really prepared to use nuclear weapons? – podcast
Putin has been hinting he could use nuclear weapons since the beginning of his war in Ukraine. But in recent days the Russian president’s rhetoric has ramped up alarmingly. How seriously should we take his threats? Andrew Roth reports from Moscow. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Truss and Kwarteng: counting the cost of chaos
After delivering a mini-budget that caused financial mayhem, the chancellor backtracked on his headline tax cut – but has the political and economic damage already been done? Heather Stewart reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
How the assassination of Shinzo Abe became a political scandal in Japan
The killing of the former prime minister shocked Japan, and the ensuing scandal has shaken the government, says Justin McCurry in Tokyo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Brazil’s election: a last chance to save the Amazon?
Brazilians will go to the polls on Sunday with a stark choice to make about the future of their country. And it is one that will have far-reaching implications for the future of the planet, too, says Tom Phillips. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
My heroes! Brilliant reporting
Keep up the amazing work Guardian reporters and presenters! You make sense of the world everyday, and I need more of that!
Who reviewed the poor offering regarding Lake Mead and Climate Change prior to posting? The episode could have been turned in by 3rd graders for a book report. Sadly, it would have only scored a c+, and that only if the child was also on a soccer scholarship. Please a little more science and rigor in your future offerings.
More than 2 Dimensions
These journalists really get out and walk around their subjects’ surroundings; they bring us with them into “real” conversations (and like all conversation, there are vivid and blurry narratives). Whether sure footed on familiar turf or clumsy like toddlers in foreign parts, the effect is the same, overall… we follow trains of thought that reveal the hosts’ legitimate humanity.