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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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How has slavery shaped modern Britain? Today, part two of our look beyond the grand interiors of Penrhyn Castle in northwest Wales, where we discover the dark history its foundations were built on. 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: - Dr April-Louise Pennant, academic. - Dr Marian Gwyn, heritage consultant specialising in colonial history. - Elen Simpson, lead archivist at Bangor University. Host: Brenna Daldorph.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How has slavery shaped British history? On today's Stories of our times podcast, we look behind the grandeur and fine interiors of Penrhyn Castle, in north west Wales, to discover the dark history its foundations were built on. You may also be interested in this article from The Sunday Times: "Meet the sleuths researching their slave-trading ancestors". 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: -April-Louise Pennant, Academic. -Marian Gwyn, Welsh historian. Host: Brenna Daldorph & David Aaronovitch.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country, in village churches, Harley street clinics and counsellors treatment rooms. Reporter Emily Sargent goes undercover to expose a once secretive practice: this is Thinking Straight. Listen to Stories of our times Friday 6 August to hear the first episode of this seven-part series.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What does it feel like to be abandoned out at sea? We go on board an oil tanker to tell the extraordinary story of those stranded on the MT Iba. 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: Louise Callaghan, Middle East correspondent for The Sunday Times. Host: David Aaronovitch.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The so-called 'pingdemic' paralysed businesses, public services, and even the cabinet. But it was an inevitable side effect of lifting restrictions and letting the virus spread. As the world watches, will the decision to lift restrictions help or hinder business?  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: - Helen Heraty, owner of the Grays Court Hotel in York. - Sabah Meddings, senior business reporter, The Sunday Times. - Ben Spencer, science editor, The Sunday Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, ZOE.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Last month, amid much fanfare, GB News was born. It billed itself as a place where people could say the unsayable. But just weeks after its launch, GB News had taken one of its own presenters off air for taking the knee in solidarity with England’s black football players. In his only interview about the incident, Guto Harri takes us behind the scenes at GB News. What was it like to be cancelled by the anti "cancel culture" channel? And what does the fallout reveal about divisions in Britain today? 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: -Guto Harri, broadcaster. -Chris Curtis, editor-in-chief of Broadcast Magazine. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: GB News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When parts of Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany were hit by flooding earlier this month, it left a trail of devastation and over a hundred dead. As the flood waters subsided and locals dealt with the clean up operation, a blame game erupted. 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 for The Times and The Sunday Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: DW, BBC, Phoenix, WDR, ABC, Channel 4 News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Veteran Times war correspondent Anthony Loyd hits the road with Afghan security forces… and meets the Taliban.   The second of two episodes this week looking back at 20 years of war in Afghanistan, and forward to the country’s uncertain 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. Guest: Anthony Loyd, foreign correspondent, The Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Manveen's August 2020 interview with the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, is available here. Clips: CNN, BBC, ABC News, Reuters, DW News, MSNBC, Al Jazeera.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After 20 years of war, is the difficult truth that Nato has lost to the Taliban? The first of two episodes this week with Times war correspondent Anthony Loyd, as he looks back at Afghanistan's past – and forward to its uncertain 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. Guest: Anthony Loyd, foreign correspondent, The Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: BBC, Channel 4 News, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, AP.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In 2019, Coleen Rooney, wife of former England football captain Wayne Rooney, accused Rebekah Vardy— also the wife of a prominent footballer or "Wag"— of leaking false stories about her private life. Rooney claimed to have discovered this after a “sting operation” on Instagram. Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, sued for libel. As their case is dragged through the courts, what can we learn about modern celebrity from the battle of the Wags? 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: - Rebecca Twomey, showbiz and entertainment journalist. - Jonathan Ames, legal editor at The Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: This Morning, Loose Women, Channel 4 News, Sky News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2021 is on track to be America's deadliest year for gun violence in two decades. With record numbers of mass shootings across the country, is the US finally ready to confront the problem? 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: - Sarah Baxter, The Sunday Times. - Patricia and Manuel Oliver, Founders of Change The Ref campaign. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, MSNBC, Wired.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Five years ago, the death of an ex-footballer in the Midlands town of Telford made headlines. Last month, the officer who unlawfully killed Dalian Atkinson by tasering him to the ground and kicking him in the head, has been jailed for eight years. What does this case tell us about how police de-escalate difficult situations, particularly for those involving someone experiencing a mental health crisis? 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: Fiona Hamilton, Crime and security editor at The Times.  Host: David Aaronovitch. Clips: Sky News, BBC, Aston Villa, Channel 4 News, TRT World, 5 News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The forty fifth president of the US, Donald Trump, will be talked about forever. Now, Michael Wolff in his new book: Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, exposes the chaos behind the scenes at the White House during President Trump's time in office. What did he learn when he sat down with him? 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: Michael Wolff, journalist and author of Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency.  Host: Manveen Rana.  Clips: LA Times, CBS News, The Guardian, NBC News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Earlier this year football fans, politicians and royalty united against the breakaway European Super League. Today we reveal how the multibillion-pound plan was scuppered and ask: could it still be revived? 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 Shah, business editor at The Sunday Times. Oliver's article on the Super League can be read here. Host: David Aaronovitch.  Clips: talkSPORT, Sky.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has caused outrage across the country. What does the reaction to Sunday's result reveal about the state of our nation? 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:  -Henry Zeffman, chief political correspondent for The Times. -Henry Winter, chief football writer for The Times.  Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: BBC, The Sun, GB News, Sky News, Sky Sports.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Despite a surge in coronavirus cases, Boris Johnson is set on lifting all restrictions on what's been dubbed as 'Freedom day' next Monday in England. Today, we look at three examples: Israel, The United States and Australia, all of which have had varying success with vaccination programmes and easing lockdowns. Can we learn anything from their pandemic strategies? 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:  -Anshel Pfeffer, journalist for The Times, based in Jerusalem. -Bernard Lagan, Australia correspondent for The Times. -Will Pavia, New York correspondent for The Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: DW news , The Telegraph, 7news Australia, Arirang, Bloomberg.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Over the weekend of the 4th July, as Americans celebrated their national holiday, a group of cyber criminals were working hard. Their attack left hundreds of companies scrambling to protect themselves against what may have been the biggest global ransomware attack ever seen. How did they do it and what does it tell us about our global cyber security? 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:  -Alistair Dawber, Washington correspondent for The Times and The Sunday Times. -Emily Taylor, Oxford Information Labs CEO. -Marc Bennetts, Moscow correspondent for The Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Global News, France 24, CBS News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Last Wednesday a group of gunmen broke into the home of President Moïse in Haiti. Posing as American drug enforcement officials, once inside they shot the president dead. Despite arrests being made, the events are still shrouded in mystery. What does this murder mean for the future of Haiti? 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: Martin Fletcher, Foreign editor at The Times. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: ABC, NBC, BBC.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
An investigation by The Sunday Times has uncovered a dangerous network of pickup artists who profess to know how to coach other men to improve their sexual prowess. How does this website operate and what does it offer its users? 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: Shanti Das, News and features journalist for The Sunday Times. Host: David Aaronovitch.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
At times over the past few years this country has felt quite divided. But now, there's something we can all agree on: it's coming home. Who is the man changing 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: David Walsh, Chief sports writer at The Sunday Times.  Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV, TalkSport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (7)

Nidzara Ahmetasevic

Important story, but journalist do not have enough and proper info about political situation in the country, or region. Better to say, it is very superficial. And she is correspondent from the Balkanas. Incredible.

Jun 3rd
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ID19405181

Manween is great ans this is an excellent podcast

Jan 12th
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Kirsty Mac

We need to bring home all terrorists and deal with them in the UK. Shamima should never have been striped of her citizenship.

Nov 29th
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Craig Smith

There seems to be conflicting information going around. Particularly as the UK government has decided it is the right time for schools to reopen. Suggest experts are guessing.

May 16th
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Andrew Jackson

They raced at Uttoxeter on the day after the Cheltenham Festival finished.

Apr 30th
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Craig Smith

What difference does it make. What's done is done. What matters is what we do now.

Apr 30th
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