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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

Why has activist Nathan Law been forced to flee Hong Kong?

Nathan Law is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, but his years of campaigning have made him a target for the Chinese government. He discusses the toll it has taken and why he has now had to flee to London. Guardian correspondent Emma Graham-Harrison looks at what the future holds for Hong Kong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 min1 h ago
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Why has activist Nathan Law been forced to flee Hong Kong?

Did the NHS 111 Covid helpline fail hundreds of families?

Hundreds of people believe the 111 helpline failed their relatives. Now the Guardian’s David Conn reports that they are demanding a full inquiry into the service. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 min1 d ago
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Did the NHS 111 Covid helpline fail hundreds of families?

Should men-only private members' clubs still exist?

The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 – a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’. Women were not allowed to be members and, almost 200 years on, that is still the case. Emily Bendell on why she is taking legal action against the Garrick and Amy Milne-Smith on the history of London’s clubland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

25 min4 d ago
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Should men-only private members' clubs still exist?

Is the UK ready for a Covid second wave?

From hospitals to care homes to community testing, the first wave of Covid-19 infections was met with unprecedented national efforts but also with panic, errors and delays. As infections begin to rise again, is the country better prepared? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

32 min5 d ago
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Is the UK ready for a Covid second wave?

How the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could change America

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer of women’s rights and a liberal icon of the US supreme court. Her death last week will change the political balance of the court and has rocked the US election campaign with just weeks to go. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

39 min6 d ago
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How the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could change America

The fight over dyslexia

The question of who gets diagnosed with dyslexia and who then receives support was one of many that Guardian journalist Sirin Kale found herself examining when she began a year-long investigation into the condition. But what surprised her most was how fiery the conversation around this condition had become, with some asking whether the term dyslexia should even exist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

34 min1 w ago
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The fight over dyslexia

The growing influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory –podcast

The Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong discusses the rise of QAnon, a wide-ranging and baseless internet conspiracy theory that has been festering on the fringes of rightwing internet communities for years. In recent months its visibility has exploded amid the social unrest and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

32 min1 w ago
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The growing influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory –podcast

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 min1 w ago
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Former model Amy Dorris accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

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 min1 w ago
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Brexit, Covid and u-turns: why Tory backbenchers are getting restless

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 min1 w ago
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The poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Latest Episodes

Why has activist Nathan Law been forced to flee Hong Kong?

Nathan Law is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, but his years of campaigning have made him a target for the Chinese government. He discusses the toll it has taken and why he has now had to flee to London. Guardian correspondent Emma Graham-Harrison looks at what the future holds for Hong Kong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 min1 h ago
Comments
Why has activist Nathan Law been forced to flee Hong Kong?

Did the NHS 111 Covid helpline fail hundreds of families?

Hundreds of people believe the 111 helpline failed their relatives. Now the Guardian’s David Conn reports that they are demanding a full inquiry into the service. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 min1 d ago
Comments
Did the NHS 111 Covid helpline fail hundreds of families?

Should men-only private members' clubs still exist?

The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 – a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’. Women were not allowed to be members and, almost 200 years on, that is still the case. Emily Bendell on why she is taking legal action against the Garrick and Amy Milne-Smith on the history of London’s clubland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

25 min4 d ago
Comments
Should men-only private members' clubs still exist?

Is the UK ready for a Covid second wave?

From hospitals to care homes to community testing, the first wave of Covid-19 infections was met with unprecedented national efforts but also with panic, errors and delays. As infections begin to rise again, is the country better prepared? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

32 min5 d ago
Comments
Is the UK ready for a Covid second wave?

How the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could change America

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer of women’s rights and a liberal icon of the US supreme court. Her death last week will change the political balance of the court and has rocked the US election campaign with just weeks to go. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

39 min6 d ago
Comments
How the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could change America

The fight over dyslexia

The question of who gets diagnosed with dyslexia and who then receives support was one of many that Guardian journalist Sirin Kale found herself examining when she began a year-long investigation into the condition. But what surprised her most was how fiery the conversation around this condition had become, with some asking whether the term dyslexia should even exist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

34 min1 w ago
Comments
The fight over dyslexia

The growing influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory –podcast

The Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong discusses the rise of QAnon, a wide-ranging and baseless internet conspiracy theory that has been festering on the fringes of rightwing internet communities for years. In recent months its visibility has exploded amid the social unrest and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

32 min1 w ago
Comments
The growing influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory –podcast

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 min1 w ago
Comments
Former model Amy Dorris accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

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 min1 w ago
Comments
Brexit, Covid and u-turns: why Tory backbenchers are getting restless

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 min1 w ago
Comments
The poisoning of Alexei Navalny

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