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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

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    Can working with abusive men cut violence against women?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 26:48

    Domestic violence programmes have traditionally been tailored for the victims. Now, there's a push to work with the perpetrators to stop their abusive behaviour. How do these programmes work? Can abusive men ever change?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:RespectFor perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse; respectphoneline.org.uk, 0808 802 4040RefugeFor women and children affected by domestic abuse; refuge.org.uk, 0808 200 0247Host: Manveen Rana.Guests:- Rosie Kinchen, features writer, The Sunday Times.- Lorraine, Drive case manager. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ghislaine Maxwell on trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:04

    On Monday, after 16 months in solitary confinement, Ghislaine Maxwell will finally go on trial in New York, where she is charged with multiple sex trafficking offences relating to the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case. It's the most eagerly anticipated trial of the year, so what can we expect as it unfolds?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Will Pavia, New York Correspondent, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, CBS, PBS, CNBC, CNN. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The fourth wave: What's behind Europe's Covid riots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:11

    Europe is being battered by a fourth wave of Covid. Today we speak to our correspondent in Berlin, to find out how the German-speaking parts of Europe became the epicentre for both the fourth wave of the virus and a wave of antivax riots sweeping the continent.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Oliver Moody, Berlin correspondent, The Times and The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Euronews, France 24, DW News, ABC News Australia, CNN, Bloomberg, Channel 4 News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Can the NHS cope this winter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 30:26

    The NHS is under intense pressure, but since the peak of the pandemic public attention has largely moved elsewhere. Today we catch up with The Times' health editor – and with the doctors we spoke to in January, during the peak of the pandemic – to find out how the NHS is coping.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: - Kat Lay, health editor, The Times.- Dr Pushpo Babul Hossain, junior doctor.- Dr Adrian Boyle, emergency physician and Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.- Anonymous respiratory doctor in south London.Host: David Aaronovitch.Clips: ITV News, 5 News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Crisis on Europe's doorstep: When migration becomes a weapon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 25:36

    Last week tensions at the border between neighbouring Poland and Belarus escalated as thousands of people, looking to start a new life in the West, were stranded in desperate conditions. Belarus has been accused of 'weaponising' the plight of migrants in a geopolitical standoff between the EU and its neighbour. So what's behind the situation - and what happens next?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: David Aaronovitch.Guest: Peter Conradi, Europe Editor for The Sunday TimesClips: Al Jazeera, BBC, , DW News, France 24, Sky News, 7News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Xi Jinping: The man behind the myth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 29:51

    Xi Jinping is consolidating his position as the all-powerful president of China. But who is the man at the top of the sharpest pyramid in the world of politics?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: David Aaronovitch.Guest: Michael Sheridan, former foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times and author of The Gate to China: A New History of the People's Republic & Hong Kong.Clips: ABC, South China Morning Post, No Comment TV, BBC, CCTV Video News Agency, Periscope Film, Al Jazeera, CBS, VICE News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Botched Botox and fillers: The ugly side of the beauty industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 25:18

    Last month, the government brought in a new law to stop under-eighteens using Botox and fillers for cosmetic reasons in England. But with reports of botched procedures and easy access to products online - is this law enough to tame the industry? And who's paying the price for beauty?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Sevda Moyassari.Guests:-Arti Nachiappan, news reporter, The Times.-Ashton Collins, director, Save Face.-Helen, who had lip filler at a high street beautician.Clips: Channel 4, BBC, AFP News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    COP26: Success - or cop out?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:23

    The ink has dried on the agreement and the dignitaries have returned home - so what really happened at COP - and what does it mean for the planet?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Manveen Rana.Guests: - Ben Spencer, science editor, The Sunday Times. Clips: COP26, Reuters, TDC, DW News, Sky News, Downing Street, Euronews, France 24, The National See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The rise of killer robots: The future of modern warfare?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 33:48

    They used to be the stuff of sci-fi and futuristic Hollywood films. But now, artificially intelligent weapons are transforming armies around the world. A technological arms race has begun - should we be worried?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Manveen Rana.Guests: - Matthew Campbell, foreign features editor, The Sunday Times. - General Sir Richard Barrons, former Commander of the UK Joint Forces Command.- General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff.Clips: DW News, BBC, CBS, WION, MSNBC, Sky News, Slaughter Bots/Prof Stuart Russell, Double Down News, Al Jazeera, Warner Bros Pictures/Stanley Kubrick, France 24, Science Time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Yorkshire racism scandal engulfing English cricket

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 30:30

    The scandal at Yorkshire County Cricket Club has triggered a wave of resignations at the county and condemnation from all corners. It's led to an existential crisis for the game in this country. Today, the man at the heart of the story, Azeem Rafiq will speak to a parliamentary committee to discuss the alleged racist abuse and bullying he experienced while playing for Yorkshire CCC. So how did we get here?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests:-Elizabeth Ammon, cricket news reporter, The Times and The Sunday Times.-Taj Butt, chair of Quaid E Azam cricket league in Bradford.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Sky News, ITV News, BBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The autism research row: Genetics under fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 33:25

    Spectrum 10k was supposed to be Britain's biggest ever study of autism. But just weeks after launch, it was put on pause. As the genetics revolution picks up pace, could this be among the first of many such confrontations between researchers and those who feel threatened by their work?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: - Holly Smale, bestselling author of the Geek Girl series. - Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.- Sue Fletcher-Watson, professor of developmental psychology at the University of Edinburgh.Host: David Aaronovitch. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The bullying inquiry that's shaken British horse racing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 28:50

    It's a sport in which men and women compete equally. But is horse racing all that it seems? New accusations paint a picture of a culture that condones threatening behaviour - and frowns upon those who report it.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: - David Walsh, chief sports writer, The Sunday Times.Host: David Aaronovitch.Clips: BBC, Racing Post, Racing TV, Sports Tonight. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The U-bend U-turn: Why are England's rivers so dirty?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 24:59

    There was public outcry when MPs voted against stricter penalties for water companies dumping raw sewage into England's rivers. But following a U-turn, the Government has now passed a new Environment Bill it says will reduce the amount of raw sewage polluting our waterways. But do the measures go far enough?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests:Alice Thomson, Columnist, The Times.Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, ITV, Sky, DW News, WaterElectroScan, Institute of Civil Engineers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Insight investigation: The great untold peerage scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 33:11

    A Sunday Times investigation revealed this weekend that every chief Conservative Party treasurer in the past seven years gave the party £3m – and every one was offered a peerage. Manveen Rana speaks to the Insight team, renowned for carrying out some of the most groundbreaking investigations on Fleet Street.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: - Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.-George Arbuthnott, Insight Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Parliament TV, BBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The return of 'Tory sleaze'? Owen Paterson and the rules on MPs lobbying

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 35:16

    A debate on changing the procedure by which standards in Parliament are upheld last week led to a backlash from MPs - and a major u-turn. So, as the government defends itself against allegations of 'sleaze', where, does it leave the current system of policing standards in Westminster?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: - Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent, Times Radio- Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor, Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Parliament, BBC, Sky News, ITV News See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    'Soldier X': What we know so far about the killing of Agnes Wanjiru

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 30:41

    For the past six weeks, The Sunday Times has been reporting on the unsolved murder of Agnes Wanjiru, a young mother living near a British Army base in Kenya. She was last seen alive with a British soldier: 'Soldier X'.Today: the latest on the investigation, as members of Soldier X's regiment name the accused killer, and as one former soldier speaks to the police.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: - David Collins, Northern editor, The Sunday Times.- Hannah Al-Othman, news reporter, The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: KTN News, NTV Kenya, Parliament TV, BBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    COP26: Inside the Amazon tribe fighting to save the rainforest

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 29:20

    As the first week of COP26 draws to a close, we're going on a journey, deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to see how one indigenous tribe is fighting miners, farmers and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for survival.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: David Aaronovitch.Guest: Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times. Clips: AFP, Rainforest Documentary 2017 - STING & FRIENDS THE RAINFOREST SPECIAL. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Havana Syndrome: super weapon or hysteria?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 33:00

    Since 2016, a mysterious illness has affected US diplomatic and security staff working abroad. The symptoms include headaches, fatigue and problems with balance and memory, but are they victims of attacks with sonic weapons or is there another explanation?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: David AaronovitchGuest: Warren Strobel, National Security Reporter for the Wall Street Journal.Dr. Suzanne O'Sullivan, consultant neurologist.Clips: BBC, CBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Global News, NBC, Reuters See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Trump voters building a new state in the American Redoubt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 37:31

    A year on from the US presidential election, America's most conservative citizens are relocating en masse to a remote region in the Pacific Northwest. Times filmmaker Alastair Good takes us into the American Redoubt, where talk of secession and civil war is routine.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Host: Manveen Rana.Guest: Alastair Good, deputy head of video and audio, The Times and The Sunday Times. You can watch Alastair's full film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6RQJQ6J5wClips: CBS, ABC, BBC, C-SPAN, Radio Free Redoubt. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lebanon: Anatomy of a failed state

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 30:27

    Lebanon is in economic crisis with shortages of food, medicine and electricity on the ground. Today, how did the country, whose capital was once described as the Paris of the Middle East, get here? And is there hope for the future?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Host: Manveen Rana.Guest: Richard Spencer, middle east correspondent, The Times.Clips: The Baim Collection: Soundtrack from 1961 film ‘This is Lebanon', BBC, UPTIN, CNBC, Thames TV, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, RT. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Good COP, bad COP: What to expect from the climate summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 28:22

    As delegates from almost two hundred nations gather in Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference, the stakes couldn't be higher. But can the conference succeed if the leaders of some of the world's biggest polluting nations haven't even turned up?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Host: Manveen Rana.Guest: Ben Spencer, science editor, The Sunday Times.Clips: Al Jazeera, BBC, France 24, ITV, CNBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 6) - Police failings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 33:51

    In the final episode of this investigative series, Emily Dugan speaks to the former wife of one suspect from the time. It raises questions about how thorough Greater Manchester Police were in their investigation of the crime.Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail in 2004 for rape. No forensics linked him to the scene and he's always maintained his innocence.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.Actress: Eliza Marsland.If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilyduganIf you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:Rape Crisis England & WalesNHS - Help after rape and sexual assaultCriminal Cases Review CommissionAppeal - Charity and law practice Clips: Manchester Evening News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The pandemic: The best and worst case scenarios for this winter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 29:23

    Will this winter be good, bad, or somewhere in between? Today we take stock of the pandemic, and science editor Tom Whipple helps us imagine what might be just around the corner.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Host: David Aaronovitch.Guest: Tom Whipple, science editor, The Times.Clips: BBC, CNBC, CBC, CBS. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Perez Hilton: The gossip blogger who changed celebrity culture forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 26:01


    Perez Hilton was the original celebrity gossip blogger, who spared no one with his spiky, often malicious posts – and Britney Spears became a favourite target. As his actions come under fresh scrutiny, Sunday Times freelance writer Sarah Ditum assesses the impact he had on celebrity culture, and asks: how complicit were the rest of us?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Host: Manveen Rana.Guest: Sarah Ditum, freelance writer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Rishi Sunak's spending review: Is the economy going back to the 70s?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 32:01

    Ahead of the chancellor's budget and spending review tomorrow, we look for lessons from the past. Plus, The Times speaks with Rishi Sunak.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Host: Manveen Rana.Guests: - David Smith, economics editor, The Sunday Times.- Oliver Wright, policy editor, The Times.Clips: Parliament TV, NBC, Thames Television, Global News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The tech billionaires trying to outmanoeuvre death

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 29:23

    The desire to live forever is as old as life itself. Now some of the world's richest people are investing heavily in the science of immortality. Could we get to a point where dying becomes optional?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Manveen Rana.Guests: -Tom Whipple, science editor, The Times.-Danny Fortson, West Coast correspondent, The Sunday Times. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 5) - 'Forced' to testify?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 31:51

    In the penultimate episode of this investigative series, reporter Emily Dugan speaks to one half of a couple whose testimony helped convict Andrew Malkinson. Dugan also discovers internal emails that show The Criminal Cases Review Commission misled her over the last time they looked at Andy's case.Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail in 2004 for rape. No forensics linked him to the scene and he's always maintained his innocence.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilyduganIf you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:Rape Crisis England & WalesNHS - Help after rape and sexual assaultCriminal Cases Review CommissionAppeal - Charity and law practice Clips: The Irish Times and BBC Northern Ireland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What can be done to keep MPs safe?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 24:20

    In Westminster, the shock was palpable. How could this have happened again? While MPs' safety is being re-examined following the killing of Sir David Amess, a new bill has been proposed to end online anonymity. It's being called David's Law – but how much does this proposal have to do with what actually happened to Sir David?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Manveen Rana.Guest: Rosamund Urwin, media and technology correspondent, The Sunday Times.Clips: Times Radio, BBC, Sky News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Eric Zemmour: right-wing firebrand, potential president?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 32:41

    As politicians in France vie to be the challenger in next year's French presidential election an outsider looks to be a contender. Who is Eric Zemmour, the right-wing journalist and author and what does he believe in?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Adam Sage, Paris correspondent, The Times.Host: David Aaronovitch.Clips: Al Jazeera, C A vous, France 24, Front Populaire, RMC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The inside story of Newcastle United's Saudi takeover

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 28:16

    In a landmark deal signed earlier this month, Newcastle United was bought by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium. The club now has the richest owners in the Premier League. Fans are ecstatic, but as money floods into the club, there have already been protests raising moral objections to the club's new owners. What does this deal tell us about the state of English football?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Matt Lawton, chief sports correspondent, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Sky News, ITV, Sky Sports, Channel 4, talkSPORT, 5Pillars, BBC, CNN, The Mirror. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What are Vladimir Putin's mercenaries doing in West Africa?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 25:18

    When a cargo plane containing four helicopters and a large consignment of military hardware touched down in the capital of Mali last month, observers raised an eyebrow. The kit was definitely from Russia – but was this the Russian army, or something else?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Roger Boyes, diplomatic editor, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Al Jazeera, BBC, NBC, Euronews, France 24, Reuters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 4) - Forensics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:36

    In episode four of this investigative series, reporter Emily Dugan hears how new DNA testing techniques reveal a different man may have been at the crime scene. Dugan also examines a dilemma that prisoners, who don't admit guilt, face. Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail in 2004 for rape. No forensics linked him to the scene and he's always maintained his innocence.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilyduganAudio from HMP North Sea Camp courtesy of Two Step Films. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:Rape Crisis England & WalesNHS - Help after rape and sexual assaultCriminal Cases Review CommissionAppeal - Charity and law practice See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tim Shipman on Boris Johnson's big gamble

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 27:48

    Boris Johnson may have appeared unassailable last week at Conservative Party conference, but could the next few months cause the prime minister more of a headache than he's expecting? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Tim Shipman, chief political commentator, The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 News, Sky News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Testosterone in women's sport: What makes an athlete?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 29:35

    In the UK, there is no clear consensus about how trans athletes should be included in competitive sport. Last month, a major review by the Sports Council Equality Group (SCEG) found that trans female athletes retain some competitive advantages and that inclusion cannot always coexist with fairness and safety. While the new guidance has been welcomed by some, it's also faced criticism from LGBT+ groups. But what impact has the controversy around the topic had on trans athletes themselves?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guests:-Amelia Cox, journalist at TalkSport.-Verity Smith, trans rugby player, Trans Inclusion in Sports Youth Worker, Mermaids. -Sammy Walker, trans football player and writer.-Madeleine Pape, Olympian, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne.Host: Calum Macdonald.Clips: eNCA, The Guardian, ITV, CBS. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Nine British soldiers and the murder of Agnes Wanjiru

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:17

    Nine years ago Agnes Wanjiru was found dead in a septic tank in Kenya. The young mother vanished after British troops enjoyed a debauched night out in a hotel. Now detectives want to question the soldiers who were there.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guests:-Hannah Al-Othman, news reporter, The Sunday Times-David Collins, northern editor, The Sunday Times. -Esther, Agnes Wanjiru's niece.Host: Manveen Rana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Prince Andrew: No way back

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 30:36

    With allegations of sexual abuse, a dubious friendship with a convicted paedophile and a court case set to unfold in America, is it the end of the road for Prince Andrew? Should the Duke of York ever be allowed to play a public role again?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Roya Nikkhah, royal editor, The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: 5 News, ABC Australia,BBC, CBS, Channel 5, Harpo Production, ITV News, NBC, Pitch@Palace, RNZ, Sky News, Times Radio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bonus Episode; Damian Lewis Helen McCrory

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 46:02

    Something a bit different on Stories of our times today.Today's show consists of a recording that was thought to have been lost, of an electric performance at the 2014 Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival - one of the most memorable in the festival's history - by husband and wife Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory of love poems from the poetry collection The Love Book edited by Allie Esiri.Earlier this summer, Damian rediscovered a recording of the event, which he offers here now to listeners as a tribute to his wife, who died in April this year at the age of 52. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 3) - Witness testimony

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 27:38

    In episode three of this investigative series, reporter Emily Dugan visits the scene of the crime in Greater Manchester. She also meets a survivor of a different sexual assault who explains how police procedures can lead to victims - through no fault of their own - misidentifying their attackers. Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail in 2004 for rape. No forensics linked him to the scene and he's always maintained his innocence.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilyduganIf you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:Rape Crisis England & WalesNHS - Help after rape and sexual assaultCriminal Cases Review CommissionAppeal - Charity and law practice See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Policing in the dock: What's wrong with the Met?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 33:12

    The murder of Sarah Everard by serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens has brought the force to a point of near-crisis. The government has announced an inquiry. How can the police regain women's trust?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.'Sarah Everard murder: Killer and police shared abusive messages' was first reported by Fiona Hamilton, crime editor at The Times. Guests:- Josh Glancy, special correspondent, The Sunday Times.- Shabnam Chaudhri, former Detective Superintendent, Metropolitan Police.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, Sky News, Channel 5. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sick Money (Pt 2): How Big Pharma made a killing from the pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 24:39

    The second of two episodes this week, taking a deep dive into the pharmaceutical industry.Big drug companies have won plaudits for their work producing Covid vaccines within a year of the start of the pandemic. How much money are they making from them? And why are vaccines for other emerging diseases not being produced?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Billy Kenber, investigations reporter, The Times.Host: David Aaronovitch.Clips: BBC, National Geographic, PBS, Voice of America. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sick Money (Pt 1): Exposing the drug companies' price gouging tactics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 29:31

    In the first of two episodes this week, we're taking a deep dive into the pharmaceutical industry. How much does the medication you take actually cost? What if a company came along and bought the rights to a particular drug and started charging double, triple, or even 10,000 times as much for the same drugs? Today: how a company made millions by raising the price on drugs that should have cost pennies. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Billy Kenber, investigations reporter, The Times.Host: David Aaronovitch. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Childcare is a mess. Who will tidy it up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:48

    The childcare sector is on its knees with nursery staff on low wages struggling to make ends meet. Meanwhile parents buckle under the pressure of soaring childcare costs. And yet, the government has done little to help. Does this broken system need a complete rethink?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Rosie Kinchen, features writer, The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC 2, ITV. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 2) - The trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 39:54

    In the second part of this investigative series on Stories of our times, Emily Dugan looks back at what happened during Andy Malkinson's trial in 2004. She reveals a worrying fact about two witnesses whose testimony helped secure his conviction. Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail after a 33-year-old mother of two was raped and left for dead on a Greater Manchester roadside. But he's always maintained his innocence.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilyduganIf you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:Rape Crisis England & WalesNHS - Help after rape and sexual assaultCriminal Cases Review CommissionAppeal - Charity and law practice Clips: BBC and Euronews. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Britain's supply chain crisis: A new 'winter of discontent'?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:54

    It's being called a 'perfect storm'. Rocketing gas prices and a shortage of lorry drivers have combined to cause a devastating ripple of chaos for businesses and families across the country. How much of this crisis could have been avoided? And how bad could it get?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Ashley Armstrong, retail editor, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: 7NEWS Australia, ABC News, The Telegraph, Channel 4 News, ITN, Sky News, ITV News, BBC News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Cannabis psychosis: How super-powered skunk blew our minds

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 31:33

    Cannabis is far stronger than it used to be, and psychosis rates are soaring. What's causing some cannabis users to develop mental health issues, and how can they be treated? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimesGuest: Megan Agnew, commissioning editor, The Sunday Times MagazineHost: Calum Macdonald.Clips: Howard Stern show, ITV, Channel 4 News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The climate change radicals causing motorway mayhem

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 26:10

    Insulate Britain has staged sit-ins on the M25 and on the roads to Heathrow and the Port of Dover. The protesters are willing to risk going to prison for the cause. Who are they? And will they succeed?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Tom Ball, reporter for The Times.Host: Calum Macdonald.Clips: BBC, ITV, ITN, LBC, Insulate Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Cash for access: Prince Charles and the oligarch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 29:05

    Clarence House is caught up in a scandal involving a Russian banker, a group of royal fixers and a £500,000 donation that went missing. The Sunday Times has been investigating the practice of paid intermediaries taking money from wealthy donors in exchange for honours and access to the Prince of Wales. How damaging are the revelations? And what do they mean for the future king?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Gabriel Pogrund, Whitehall Correspondent, The Sunday Times. Host: Calum Macdonald.Clips: BBC, Sky News, Leus Family Foundation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 1) - Life turned upside down

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 29:04

    In 2004 Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail after a 33-year-old mother of two was raped and left for dead on a Greater Manchester roadside. But he's always maintained his innocence. In the first part of this new series, award-winning investigative journalist Emily Dugan meets Andy to try to understand his story. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilyduganIf you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:Rape Crisis England & WalesNHS - Help after rape and sexual assaultCriminal Cases Review CommissionAppeal - Charity and law practice Clips: AP & BBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    AUKUS: What lies beneath the new submarine pact?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 26:45

    Until last week, it was one of the government's most closely guarded secrets. Only about ten people in Britain had been privy to the details.And then – out of the blue – the UK, the US and Australia unveiled a new strategic alliance. The deal promises nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, and renewed security in the Indo-Pacific region. Today we look at how the announcement has been met in Southeast Asia, where tensions over the South China Sea continue to grow.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia editor, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Sky News, The Guardian, The Telegraph. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Priti Patel: Turning the tide on the migrant crisis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 28:57

    In her two years as Home Secretary, Priti Patel has cultivated an image as a hardliner on immigration. Despite all her tough talk, the extent to which she's achieved anything concrete is debatable, and this summer has seen record numbers of migrants crossing the channel. With the Nationality and Borders Bill -- a radical overhaul of asylum laws -- making its way through parliament, will Patel finally get the crackdown she's been gunning for?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.Guest: Matt Dathan, home affairs editor, The TimesHost: Calum Macdonald.Clips: ITV News, Sky News, Channel 4, London Business School, The Guardian, Telegraph, GB News, Channel 5. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Coming soon - Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 1:28

    Award-winning journalist Emily Dugan from The Sunday Times investigates a potential miscarriage of justice, which could have cost a man nearly two decades of his life wrongfully behind bars. The new six-part investigative series begins this Friday 24th September here on Stories of our times, with each episode released every Friday.You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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