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Today in Focus

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

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Culture wars, abortion and conspiracy theories: what the midterms tell us about the US

Florida used to be seen as a swing state but in recent years it has lurched further and further to the right. Now there are worries democracy itself is under threat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

34mins

1 Nov 2022

Rank #1

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What does it take to be an undercover police officer?– podcast

David Taylor began his undercover career targeting small-time drug dealers before going deeper into the world of organised crime. But it ended when he was suddenly pulled from a major investigation and he wants to know why. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31mins

31 Oct 2022

Rank #2

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Ben Roberts-Smith v the media, part one: reputation

Ben Doherty hosts a special series on the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial. Australia’s most-decorated living soldier is seeking to defend his reputation against reports in three newspapers that he says falsely accuse him of being a war criminal. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

46mins

29 Oct 2022

Rank #3

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War hero or war criminal? Australia’s defamation trial of the century

Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia’s most decorated living soldier, is seeking to defend his reputation against reports in three newspapers that he says falsely accuse him of being a war criminal. Ben Doherty reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

26mins

28 Oct 2022

Rank #4

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Can Rishi Sunak pull the Conservative party back together? – podcast

After the chaos of Liz Truss’s short-lived stint as PM, there were claims the Conservative party was ungovernable. Can Rishi Sunak unify it once more?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28mins

27 Oct 2022

Rank #5

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The rise of Europe’s far-right parties – podcast

Why are far-right parties becoming more influential in European politics? Jon Henley reports on the rise of the Brothers of Italy and the Sweden Democrats. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30mins

26 Oct 2022

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Is the UK ready for Rishi Sunak?

Nosheen Iqbal heads to Westminster, where the latest Tory leadership contest has resulted in the UK’s third prime minister this year. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27mins

25 Oct 2022

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Operation Soteria: a new approach to investigating rape

What can be done to improve rape conviction rates in Britain? Alexandra Topping reports on the police forces trialling a way of investigating rape and sexual assault cases. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28mins

24 Oct 2022

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The end of Liz Truss

Liz Truss has resigned after a disastrous premiership marked by U-turns and a self-inflicted economic crisis. Sonia Sodha reports on a day of turmoil in Westminster. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28mins

21 Oct 2022

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The all-powerful Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is cementing his grip on power and is expected to be handed a third term. Rana Mitter and Emma Graham-Harrison examine what he will he do with it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30mins

20 Oct 2022

Rank #10