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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

Latest Episodes

India, Modi and the rise of Hindu nationalism

With Delhi rocked by deadly protests as Muslim and Hindu groups clash violently, Guardian writer Samanth Subramanian looks at the rise of Hindu nationalism within India. And: Daniel Boffey on the EU’s negotiating position with the UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN17 h ago
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India, Modi and the rise of Hindu nationalism

Coronavirus: could this be China's Chernobyl moment?

The coronavirus crisis engulfing China is the biggest political test yet for Xi Jinping. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo looks at how it may become an economic crisis. Plus Michael Safi on a humanitarian breakthrough in the Yemen conflict. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN1 d ago
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Coronavirus: could this be China's Chernobyl moment?

Manchester City: following the money

Manchester City’s fortunes changed dramatically with the takeover by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi. But after years of success, Europe’s governing body has banned the club from its most prestigious tournament, the Champions League. David Conn explains why. Plus: Alok Jha on the ethics of gene editing. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN2 d ago
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Manchester City: following the money

Syria: the fight for Idlib

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northern Syria after the government’s attempt to take back the opposition-held city of Idlib. Bethan McKernan describes how the fighting and freezing conditions have caused hundreds of thousands of displaced people to flee for their lives. Also today: Justin McCurry on the evacuation of the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

34 MIN5 d ago
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Syria: the fight for Idlib

Flooded Britain: a new normal?

A series of storms have lashed Britain in the past two weeks resulting in widespread floods that have left residents and businesses devastated. But as the climate heats up and towns expand into floodplains, is this the new normal? Also today: Richard Partington on the government’s plans for Britain’s new immigration rules. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN6 d ago
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Flooded Britain: a new normal?

Inside Trump's Facebook campaign –podcast

Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong spent a year analysing Trump’s Facebook campaign. She discusses how the sophisticated social media machine is targeting voters. And Leah Green reflects on the death of former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN1 w ago
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Inside Trump's Facebook campaign –podcast

Can the fashion industry ever be sustainable?

EEnvironmental journalist Lucy Siegle has been writing about the fashion industry for 15 years. As London fashion week draws to a close, she discusses ways the industry could become more environmentally friendly. And: Laura Snapes on the Brit awards and its lack of female nominees. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 w ago
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Can the fashion industry ever be sustainable?

Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, is back in Venezuela a year after the start of a dramatic, but so far unsuccessful, attempt to topple Nicolás Maduro. While conditions in Caracas appear slightly improved, outside the capital conditions in schools and hospitals are appalling – and getting worse. Also today: Jess Cartner-Morley on pockets. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28 MIN1 w ago
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Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?

After a night at the cinema in 1986, Olof Palme was assassinated on Stockholm’s busiest street. The killer has never been found. Jan Stocklassa discusses whether novelist Stieg Larsson’s theory can provide any answers. And: the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN1 w ago
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Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?

What is it like to come out late in life?

ENicholas McInerny, a writer, came out as gay aged 45 and after nearly 20 years of marriage. It took a huge toll on his family and it all came flooding back last week when the TV presenter Phillip Schofield went public with his story. Also today: Alex Hern on the government’s plans to regulate the internet. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 w ago
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What is it like to come out late in life?

Latest Episodes

India, Modi and the rise of Hindu nationalism

With Delhi rocked by deadly protests as Muslim and Hindu groups clash violently, Guardian writer Samanth Subramanian looks at the rise of Hindu nationalism within India. And: Daniel Boffey on the EU’s negotiating position with the UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN17 h ago
Comments
India, Modi and the rise of Hindu nationalism

Coronavirus: could this be China's Chernobyl moment?

The coronavirus crisis engulfing China is the biggest political test yet for Xi Jinping. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo looks at how it may become an economic crisis. Plus Michael Safi on a humanitarian breakthrough in the Yemen conflict. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus: could this be China's Chernobyl moment?

Manchester City: following the money

Manchester City’s fortunes changed dramatically with the takeover by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi. But after years of success, Europe’s governing body has banned the club from its most prestigious tournament, the Champions League. David Conn explains why. Plus: Alok Jha on the ethics of gene editing. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Manchester City: following the money

Syria: the fight for Idlib

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northern Syria after the government’s attempt to take back the opposition-held city of Idlib. Bethan McKernan describes how the fighting and freezing conditions have caused hundreds of thousands of displaced people to flee for their lives. Also today: Justin McCurry on the evacuation of the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

34 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Syria: the fight for Idlib

Flooded Britain: a new normal?

A series of storms have lashed Britain in the past two weeks resulting in widespread floods that have left residents and businesses devastated. But as the climate heats up and towns expand into floodplains, is this the new normal? Also today: Richard Partington on the government’s plans for Britain’s new immigration rules. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Flooded Britain: a new normal?

Inside Trump's Facebook campaign –podcast

Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong spent a year analysing Trump’s Facebook campaign. She discusses how the sophisticated social media machine is targeting voters. And Leah Green reflects on the death of former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Inside Trump's Facebook campaign –podcast

Can the fashion industry ever be sustainable?

EEnvironmental journalist Lucy Siegle has been writing about the fashion industry for 15 years. As London fashion week draws to a close, she discusses ways the industry could become more environmentally friendly. And: Laura Snapes on the Brit awards and its lack of female nominees. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Can the fashion industry ever be sustainable?

Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, is back in Venezuela a year after the start of a dramatic, but so far unsuccessful, attempt to topple Nicolás Maduro. While conditions in Caracas appear slightly improved, outside the capital conditions in schools and hospitals are appalling – and getting worse. Also today: Jess Cartner-Morley on pockets. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?

After a night at the cinema in 1986, Olof Palme was assassinated on Stockholm’s busiest street. The killer has never been found. Jan Stocklassa discusses whether novelist Stieg Larsson’s theory can provide any answers. And: the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?

What is it like to come out late in life?

ENicholas McInerny, a writer, came out as gay aged 45 and after nearly 20 years of marriage. It took a huge toll on his family and it all came flooding back last week when the TV presenter Phillip Schofield went public with his story. Also today: Alex Hern on the government’s plans to regulate the internet. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What is it like to come out late in life?
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