Sky News Daily

Sky News Daily

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The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.

Episodes

Women in public health: The NHS, fighting COVID-19 and the 'slow pandemic'

From health workers on the frontline to those behind treatments and vaccines, female figures have played a key role in the fight against the virus – but it doesn’t stop there.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by the former chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies and infectious disease expert, Professor Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
05/08/2125m 32s

The human cost of the Beirut blast: Lebanon a year on

On 4 August last year, more than 200 people were killed and several thousand others suffered injuries following the port explosion in a country already facing economic and political crises.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, Tracy Awad-Naggear and her husband Paul share their memories of their young daughter who was among those who died, while Dr George Juvelekian talks about the impact it had on nearby hospitals. Plus, our foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes explains what is a failed state as our Middle East news editor Zein Ja'Far, who was in Beirut at the time of the blast, looks at the current situation in Lebanon.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
04/08/2125m 33s

StoryCast 21: EP 12/21 The Beirut Blast: Ghassan's story

August 4, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the Beirut explosion which killed 211 people, injured 6000 and plunged the Lebanese city into a crisis.Ghassan Hasrouty wasn’t supposed to be working at Beirut’s port on the day of the blast.He’d swapped shifts to allow him to attend an upcoming weekend trip with his wife and children.Ghassan had worked at the port for 38-years. He knew its rhythms well and anticipating that he may have to work through the night, he called home and asked for someone bring him a pillow and blanket.Around the same time, Beirut based Sky News correspondent Zein Ja’Far, was working from his apartment, less than half a mile away when he noticed smoke coming from the port.A fire was about ignite thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate, stored near Ghassan's workplace. The lives of the Hasrouty family, and Beirut’s two million residents were about to be changed forever.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.The Beirut Blast: Ghassan’s story is episode 12 of the 21-part series StoryCast ‘21 CREDITS The Beirut Blast: Ghassan’s story was written and produced by Rob Mulhern with Zein Ja’Far.Special thanks to Eli and Tatiana HasroutyResearch and Digital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
03/08/2118m 11s

The death of Mark Duggan: What do police killings change?

August 4 marks ten years since Mark Duggan was fatally shot by the police and what followed were some of the most violent riots the Britain has seen for decades. It wasn’t just his killing that was the cause of these riots. It was a range of social issues and disputes that were ignited by his death. In this episode, we return to a feature brought to you last year - 'The racial killings that shamed two nations' - where Noel Phillips asked what stills needs to be done to resolve tensions between police and black communities as he looked at the deaths of two men, George Floyd and Stephen Lawrence, nearly 30 years apart and on different continents.
03/08/2130m 9s

The forgotten voters: Why is so little known about how the non-white vote?

There is not much known about the voting habits of ethnically diverse communities – there's very little polling data, and therefore a gaping hole in the understanding of people’s views and voting habits. But the gloves are off as politicians fight for these precious votes. In this episode, host Ashna Hurynag is joined by Isla Glaister from the Sky News data and forensics team and Professor Maria Sobolewska, a professor of political science at the University of Manchester.
02/08/2120m 33s

How can the history of the planet shape its future?

Protecting the planet from climate change is a responsibility of generations from the past and the future. It's down to individuals, corporations and governments alike to take action. So how do we increase public engagement and encourage environmental activism? On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast we take a trip to the Natural History Museum, home to 80 million specimens, spanning over 4.5 billion years. We explore why the museum has declared a planetary emergency and hear about what they're doing to raise awareness. Hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to the director of the Natural History Museum, Doug Gurr, about how he swapped a corporate career with Amazon UK to one in the museum world. He shares why we should all be passionate about solving climate change to fix our broken planet.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziProducer: Emma Rae WoodhouseReporter: Victoria SeabrookGuests: Doug Gurr and Louis Buckley
30/07/2123m 56s

From beauty queen to Mexican drug lord's wife: Emma Coronel Aispuro

Emma was still a teenager when she married Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman – who is currently serving a life sentence in a US prison – and she awaits her own fate following her arrest earlier this year. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernandez - who has interviewed the kingpin's wife - and Mariel Colon Miro, the attorney representing the 32-year-old.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/07/2129m 15s

Women and the climate: Is there a gender imbalance?

33-year-old Stella Nyambura Mbau, who designed a flash flood early warning system for rural Kenya, joins us on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, as we examine how women – particularly those in the "Global South" - are most affected by the climate crisis.We also hear from Christiana Figueres, who brokered the Paris Agreement, and Anne Karpf, the author of How Women Can Save The Planet.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
28/07/2125m 49s

StoryCast '21: EP 11/21 The Last Gun: Disarming the IRA

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Episode 11 of the 21-part series is The Last Gun: Disarming the IRA.In September 2005, the responsibility of securing a lasting peace in Northern Ireland fell on the shoulders of two unlikely men - a Protestant minister and a Catholic priest.Unbeknown to high-ranking security officials in both the British and Irish Governments, the Rev Harold Good and Father Alec Reid were to undertake a secret mission to bring about the disarmament of the IRA.To this day, what happened before and during that covert mission, remains shrouded in mystery. But now aged 84, Reverend Harold Good, speaking exclusively to Sky News, gives a searing new insight into an act that not only involved great personal risk, but on which the future of peace depended.CREDITS‘The Last Gun:Disarming the IRA’ was written and produced by Rob Mulhern with David Blevins.Special thanks to Reverend Harold Good and David BlevinsDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Johnny El-GiathiHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
27/07/2119m 2s

How COVID brought the UK care system to its knees

The pandemic has exposed some of the deep-rooted problems in the UK's care system, however people working in that sector have been calling out for more government support for years. Last week, Downing Street admitted that they still hadn’t come to an agreement on how they would fix the problem. Whatever happens, the only thing that’s going to solve it is money. How much longer can nursing homes look after the elderly? In this episode, host Ashna Hurynag is joined by Sky News’ people and politics correspondent Nick Martin, director of policy at The King’s Fund Sally Warren, and care home worker Kayleigh Jupp.
27/07/2125m 8s

COVID calamities: The pingdemic, passports and contact testing

Will vaccine passports alone be enough to give us back our freedom? Or will the capacity for virus checks be put to the test in the months ahead?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, hair salon owner Emma Pullen talks about the impact self-isolation notifications are having on her business after months of closures due to lockdowns. Plus, we are joined by former chief scientific adviser to the government, Sir Mark Walport, and our technology reporter Alexander Martin.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
26/07/2125m 16s

Too hot to handle - but we must get a grip

Cooling down our climate is no easy feat, but it's a necessary one for the billions of people who face ever more frequent and furious heatwaves due to climate change. It's estimated that by 2050, the energy demand from air conditioners will triple, and an air conditioning unit will be sold every single second. But a higher demand for AC equals a higher production of greenhouse gases - causing even more heatwaves. So how do we break the vicious cycle and find a happy medium? On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi come armed with their fans, summer clothes and sweat bands as they explore how we can adapt to a warming climate. They speak to science correspondent Thomas Moore about the dangers of extreme heat as well as a Canadian resident from the town of Lytonn, whose entire village was destroyed by wildfire. Plus Dr. Radikha Khosla –a researcher working on cooling solutions, answers the question on all of our minds: how can we cool down, as the planet heats up?Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziGuests: Edith Loring-Kuhanga, Dr. Radikha Khosla, Thomas Moore Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Tatiana Alderson
23/07/2126m 24s

Can homophobic policies win elections?

In Hungary, a crackdown on the civil liberties of the LGBTQ+ community has been passed by the government. Measures include banning the depiction of homosexuality to under-18s in TV programmes, adverts and education. An incentive for this is the upcoming election in Hungary. But why could this win the government votes and keep them in power? And why in the past have populist leaders targeted the LGBTQ+ community? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by reporter at Politico, Lili Bayer; Dr Richard Mole, professor of political sociology in the school of Slavonic and Eastern European studies at University College London; and Boldizsar Nagy, editor of a book of fairy tales for children.
22/07/2123m 11s

Women in power: Sexism, stereotypes and diversity in politics

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, Australia and New Zealand's first female prime ministers discuss their journeys to the top and the hurdles still faced by some women.Julia Gillard and Helen Clark join us on this episode as part of a special series looking at the impact women globally are making on society.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
21/07/2127m 0s

StoryCast '21: EP 10/21 On Stage with Amy Winehouse

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Episode 10 of the 21-part series is On Stage with Amy Winehouse.Three days before Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, she made her final stage appearance alongside her Goddaughter and musical protégée Dionne Bromfield.Now for the first time, Dionne reveals the ‘Aunty Amy’ only she knew.A decade since Winehouse’s death, she remains one of the UKs top selling artists.She also remains eclipsed by the media portrayal: The icon, the beehive hairstyle, the bright lights, paparazzi, and addiction that ultimately destroyed her.'On Stage with Amy Winehouse' explores the Amy Dionne remembers, why it’s taken 10-years to process her death, and how finding a ‘sister’ in Winehouse has come to define her.‘On Stage with Amy Winehouse' was produced by Rob Mulhern with Amy Hitchcock.Special thanks to Dionne BromfieldDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Amy Hitchcock Head of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
20/07/2121m 10s

Branson, Bezos, Musk: The billionaire space race but what's in it for us?

On 11 July, Sir Richard Branson became the first billionaire to reach the edge of space – beating his rivals Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk – but are these just flashy joyrides or will space tourism take off in our lifetime?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Leroy Chiao, and our US correspondent Greg Milam.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer – Reece Denton Archive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
20/07/2126m 8s

Tokyo 2020 and COVID – are Olympic dreams worth the risk?

On 8 July, organisers announced that the Games would go ahead without spectators due to rising coronavirus cases. But will the rewards outweigh the potential costs - both financial and in terms of health?On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Amy Borrett from our data and forensics team, modern pentathlete Samantha Murray talks about what competing at London 2012 meant to her, and Sky's Tom Parmenter and Sophia McBride speak about the safety measures being taken in Tokyo.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer – Reece Denton Archive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
19/07/2123m 22s

The feminist solution to climate change

Women and girls are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than men. But with the right resources, could women and girls actually be a solution to climate change? On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore the role education and family planning play in the fight against climate change. They meet Harriet Cheelo from Zambia, who has applied her charity-funded education to a career in sustainable farming. Plus they hear from Olasimbo Sojinrin from Solar Sister, a business that champions women across Africa and ensures off-grid communities have access to renewable energy. But with the cuts in foreign aid, could women's opportunities to play a role in the fight against climate change be at risk? UNFPA share how their programmes will be hit by the UK government's decision to reduce funding for developing countries.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseGuests: Matt Jackson, Catherine Boyce, Harriet Cheelo, Angela Baschieri and Olasimbo Sojinrin
16/07/2124m 35s

'Mind over body’: How St George’s Park transformed England’s players into championship contenders

At this year's Euro 2020 final, England watched on in agony as the men's national team lost to Italy on penalties. But, taking a step back, this is the most successful squad in 55 years. So how did a team go from World Cup winners in 1966 to decades of disappointment to today, one of the youngest and most exciting national teams to watch. Well, they changed the way they train their players. In 2012, St George's Park opened - a brand-new facility in Staffordshire that promised to change England's football team forever. At the opening event, chairman David Sheepshanks said to the press "judge us in 10 years". In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to David Sheepshanks; Howard Wilkinson, a former footballer, manager and one of the founders of St George's Park; and journalist, football historian and author Jonathan Wilson.
15/07/2124m 54s

Women in uniform – but is it still a man’s world?

From Britain's first black policewoman Sislin Fay Allen in the 1960s to the recent appointment of the Royal Navy's first female admiral, women on the frontline have continued to prove they can - not only do what used to be traditionally male roles - but also rise through the ranks.On the Sky News Daily podcast, as part of a special series throughout the summer, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Josephine Reynolds, Britain's first full-time female firefighter and Colonel Lucy Giles, the first female college commander at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, as we find out how many women are now in accessible combat roles.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
14/07/2125m 19s

StoryCast '21: EP9/21 The UK Biker Wars

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Episode 9 of the 21-part series is The UK Biker Wars.On August 12, 2007, mechanic and Hell’s Angel, Gerry Tobin, was shot dead by a rival biker gang as he was riding his motorcycle on the M40 in Warwickshire. The shooting, on a busy Sunday afternoon, was carefully planned by members of the Outlaw’s biker gang and had roots in a turf war.But the nature of the attack, brought a previously underground world screaming into the mainstream. Sky Correspondent, Darren Little, was dispatched to the murder scene, not knowing that it was the beginning of a story that would take more than two years to tell and culminate in a face-to-face meeting with one of Europe’s most notorious crime bosses.CREDITSThe UK Biker Wars was written and produced by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Darren Little and actor Tom McCallDigital by Tom GillespieTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
13/07/2117m 29s

Dodgy Botox and dangerous fillers: The UK’s unregulated aesthetics industry

Every year, thousands of people around the UK receive non-surgical cosmetic treatments – Botox and fillers - from people certified to give them. However, this booming industry is almost entirely unregulated. This means that some practitioner's qualifications come from courses that do not give them enough experience to safely practice aesthetic treatments. A Sky News investigation has found that there are large amounts of substandard training in the industry putting patients at risk. In this episode, host Sam Washington is joined by Victoria Elms, an investigative journalist on the Sky News forensics team, and Sarah Draa, who had severe side effects after being treated by a novice beautician.
13/07/2120m 33s

COVID: Personal responsibility, behavioural change and mask up or mask off?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, 23-year-old long COVID sufferer Dan, and Ruth, who has been living with leukaemia, share their stories and thoughts on how the easing of restrictions may affect them.Plus, we are joined by Sarita Robinson, an expert on survival psychology and Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/07/2126m 58s

What do doughnuts and climate change have in common?

The climate crisis disproportionately affects people living in poverty. Thinkers of the 20th Century: step aside. There is a new economic theory which aims to combat both social inequality and climate change – involving doughnuts. Kate Raworth’s "Doughnut Economics" model aims to provide a framework that prioritises people and the planet over profit. She argues that 20th century ideas – such as capitalism and communism - are not equipped to deal with our contemporary ecological and financial challenges. Traditionally, Kate argues, policy-makers have made one solution for financial crises, and a different one for the climate crisis. The doughnut model brings together all of those solutions when deciding on systems needed for a functioning community, such as housing, food and energy.With a celebrity fan base from the Pope to David Attenborough, the doughnut economic theory is being put into practice in Amsterdam. But what does this look like on the ground? In this episode host Anna Jones speaks with the architect of the model, Kate Raworth, co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab. She makes the case as to why we should reject traditional structures and embrace the doughnut. Plus, Sky correspondent Helen-Ann Smith joins us in the studio, to help us wrap our heads around what doughnuts and climate change have in common. Hosts: Anna Jones & Helen Ann-SmithProducer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Guests: Kate Raworth and Jennifer Drouin
09/07/2122m 25s

US withdrawal and Taliban resurgence: What now for Afghanistan?

In 2001, Operation Enduring Freedom was launched, US forces and NATO allies invaded Afghanistan, and the Taliban was driven from power. Now, nearly 20 years on, US and allied troops have almost completely been pulled out. However, the Taliban is resurging and now controls or contests over three-quarters of Afghan districts. So what does this mean for the future of the country? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford in Kabul; Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE, a former specialist military unit colonel in the British Armed Forces that was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005; and Fatima Gailani, one of Afghanistan’s 21 negotiators in the peace talks with the Taliban.
08/07/2127m 54s

Kenneth Kaunda: Last of Africa's founding fathers, but what about liberation mothers?

Three weeks of national mourning were declared ahead of a state memorial for Zambia's first president, who is due to be buried on 7 July.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we discuss the 97-year-old's life and legacy as we are joined by Professor Bizeck Jube Phiri, who was nine when the country gained independence, African feminist Judicaelle Irakoze and Professor Nic Cheeseman, an expert on African politics.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
07/07/2125m 32s

StoryCast '21: EP 8/21 Terror in Brussels Airport

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.The withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan, amid the resurgence of the Taliban, has yet again raised concerns within Western nations over the potential for future terror attacks on home soil, by Islamic extremists.One such attack was the bombing of Brussels Airport and Metro that left 32 people dead.On March 22, 2016, Sky News correspondent Alex Rossi and Belgian national Sebastien Bellin, were travelling through Brussels Airport when it came under attack by an ISIS terror cell.Episode 8 of StoryCast ’21 is a graphic eyewitness account of the events from the perspective of both men as they unfolded that morning.CREDITSTerror in Brussels Airport was recorded by Tom Gillespie.Production, writing and sound design by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Sebastien Bellin and Alex RossiArchive, Simon WindsorTV treatment, Gemma WatsonTV output editor, Emily DeekerDigital, Tom GillespieHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
06/07/2116m 40s

Love Island: Sun, snogging and psychology - Mental health in the public eye

With ITV’s hit dating show Love Island having returned, how is reality TV coupling up with mental health support? What goes on behind the scenes of on-set therapy? And how may the public need to re-think its relationship with celebrities?Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to former Love Island contestant Shaughna Phillips about her time in the villa and online abuse. Plus, behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings tells us how she prepares people for the public eye.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
06/07/2125m 16s

Women in sport: Diversity, representation and the path to success

England's victory over Ukraine to reach the semi-finals of EURO 2020 wasn't the only standout sporting success at the weekend, as teenage British wildcard Emma Raducanu emerged as this year's Wimbledon tennis sensation.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by former England footballer Eni Aluko and NFL sports agent Kelli Masters to discuss what it takes to reach the top of your game as a woman.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
05/07/2126m 1s

Bangladesh: On the climate change frontline

Bangladesh is facing a climate emergency. The low-lying country is a victim of unpredictable floods and cyclones that are destroying homes, schools and entire villages.Communities are being forced to migrate to Dhaka, the country's capital, and live in claustrophobic, dirty and dangerous slums.On this special episode of Sky News ClimateCast host Katerina Vittozzi joins Anna Jones from the streets of Dhaka to share the eyewitness accounts of the Bangladeshi communities hit by the impacts of climate change. They're joined by climate special envoy Abul Kalam Azad who tells them why action needs to be taken now to prevent other countries suffering the same fate as Bangladesh. Plus, the Sky News crew reveal their behind the scenes highlights and challenges of filming in the country during a climate emergency and global pandemic. Hosts: Anna Jones & Katerina VittozziProducer: Emma Rae WoodhouseNewsgathering and guest: Michael BlairCamera operator and guest: Dean MasseyGuest: Abul Kalam Azad
02/07/2131m 50s

Diana at 60: The legacy of the people’s princess

Today marks what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. Prince William and Harry will unveil a commemorative statue at Kensington Palace. Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan explores the complex life and legacy of the ‘people’s princess’, nearly 25 years after her death. Royal biographer Penny Junor explains how Diana's unhappy childhood affected her life. Plus, Sky’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills discusses the impact she continues to have on the Royal Family and her sons.
01/07/2121m 0s

Diana at 60: The legacy of the people’s princess

Today marks what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. Prince William and Harry will unveil a commemorative statue at Kensington Palace. Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan explores the complex life and legacy of the ‘people’s princess’, nearly 25 years after her death. Royal biographer Penny Junor explains how Diana's unhappy childhood affected her life. Plus, Sky’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills discusses the impact she continues to have on the Royal Family and her sons.
01/07/2120m 59s

The Hancock scandal: Public interest or private life intrusion?

The 50 second video that changed former health secretary Matt Hancock’s life forever was published by The Sun on 25 June 2021. But before printing a scoop about a politician’s private life, there are so many factors a news outlet needs to consider. In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Harry Cole, The Sun’s political editor, who broke the Hancock scandal story, and Rachel Atkins, Partner at Schillings law firm and expert in privacy and reputation law.
30/06/2125m 32s

StoryCast '21: EP7/21 A Football Fairy Tale

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.In episode 7 of the 21-part series, A Football Fairy Tale, lowly Bradford City, led in 2012 by a supermarket-shelf-stacker turned striker, write one of the most remarkable chapters in UK football history.CREDITSA Football Fairy Tale was written and produced by Rob MulhernOriginal idea - Joe Rawson, Sky News Radio Sports EditorSpecial thanks to our contributors, James Hanson, Tim Thornton and Carl Smith.Additional recordings and digital by Tom Gillespie.Archive, Simon WindsorSound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Gemma WatsonTV output editor, Emily DeekerStory consultant, Dave Terris (Sky News Radio Editor)Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
29/06/2116m 31s

Euros, COVID and political footballs: Diplomacy on and off the pitch

Ahead of England's clash with Germany in the last-16 of the tournament, on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we discuss some of the controversies, geopolitics and issues around equality that have arisen during the competition. We are joined by our foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes and Raphael Honigstein, a German football pundit who has lived in London for nearly three decades.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/06/2125m 22s

Euros, COVID and political footballs: Diplomacy on and off the pitch

Ahead of England's clash with Germany in the last-16 of the tournament, on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we discuss some of the controversies, geopolitics and issues around equality that have arisen during the competition. We are joined by our foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes and Raphael Honigstein, a German football pundit who has lived in London for nearly three decades.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/06/2122m 53s

A pandemic of violence: Has lockdown easing contributed to a criminal surge?

London is 'on track' for the worst level of teen homicides since 2008, the Metropolitan Police has warned. Why are young people getting pulled into a life of crime? And could the implementation, and later easing, of COVID restrictions be contributing?Sky News Daily podcast presenter Shingi Mararike speaks to Birmingham-based criminologist Craig Pinkney about how mental health and crime feed into each other. Plus, the Met’s Commander Alex Murray breaks down the tactics used to suppress violence.
28/06/2119m 48s

Air Pollution and Environmental Racism

One of last week's news stories really got us thinking. Climate Reporter Victoria Seabrook spoke to a researcher who had found that 70% more people died from COVID in areas with high level of pollution than the England average. That percentage is huge. We were stunned that this wasn’t more widely known and could see that the ramifications for environmental justice are huge. And this research is also timely -- in April this year, a coroner called for a change in the law, after a little 9 year old girl, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who lived on one of the busiest roads in London -- died of air pollution—the first person to have that officially cited on her death certificate. So this week, Victoria and ClimateCast host Sam Washington dig deeper into the causes and effects of air pollution and how it amplifies not only the impact of COVID but social injustice too. They started by talking to Destiny Boka Betesa, who, when she’s not studying for her A levels, is lobbying those in power to make changes literally to the air we breathe. She’s one of the co-founders of Choked UP—the campaign group set up after Ella’s death. And we speak to David Carlin, programme lead for United Nations Environment Programme on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and a columnist for Forbes, about the global impact of air pollution which is estimated to kill up to eight million people a year.
25/06/2124m 31s

Britain’s dirty secret: Acid tar lagoons

Britain's acid tar lagoons have been around since the 1960s, when quarries were filled with hazardous waste. The pits have been left to pollute local land, with many people unaware they’re even close by. The Environment Agency claims there are only two in the country, but a Sky News investigation has officially identified 34, although there could be as many as 150. In this episode, host Jayne Secker speaks to Sky correspondent Inzamam Rashid; Amy Roberts, a PhD student specialising in the topic, and Paul Pemberton, a local councillor who lives close to the Llwyneinion acid tar lagoon.
24/06/2120m 59s

Women in business: Will the COVID pandemic help to tackle disparities in the workplace?

As part of a special series on the Sky News Daily podcast looking at the impact women are making on society, Dermot Murnaghan talks to British financier and campaigner Baroness Helena Morrissey about juggling family and professional life. Plus, we hear from Caroline Casey, who founded The Valuable 500 – a global initiative which aims to improve the way disability is treated across industries. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
23/06/2125m 36s

StoryCast '21: EP 6/21 War Child

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.In episode 6 of the 21-part series - 'War Child' - 12-year-old Rohingya girl, Zoora, survives a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017, before escaping across the border into Bangladesh. Here, a chance meeting with Sky correspondent Ashish Joshi profoundly impacts both their lives.CREDITSWar Child was written and produced by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Ashish Joshi, Zoora and Saoirse Brady who voices Zoora’s story.Recordings made in Bangladesh were co-ordinated by Shafiur RahmanDigital treatment by Tom GillespieArchive, Simon WindsorAdditional recordings and sound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
22/06/2118m 3s

How has sexual abuse become ‘not worth reporting’ in schools?

‘For some children, incidents are so commonplace that they see no point in reporting them.’ This the conclusion of the Ofsted report into sexual harassment and abuse in schools. Now young people have begun to speak up about their experiences, what will it take for a culture to change? In this episode, Ashna Hurynag speaks to Soma Sara, founder of testimony website Everyone’s Invited; Zan Moon who is acting to highlight sexism and lack of education about respect and consent in schools, and Andrew Lord, a solicitor representing survivors of abuse.
22/06/2124m 9s

Can the wedding industry survive COVID?

For over a year, the wedding days people have dreamed of have had to be cancelled, rescheduled or scaled down. But how long will it take to get the wedding industry back on its feet once restrictions are finally lifted? And has COVID changed our outlook on weddings forever? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Kat Southwell, a bride-to-be with terminal cancer who is determined to have her wedding day; Sarah Haywood, wedding planner and spokesperson for the UK Weddings Taskforce and Sky News’ very own internet sensation bride Sabah Chouhdry.
21/06/2124m 17s

The New Climate War: A conversation with Dr. Michael E.Mann

On this special episode of ClimateCast, guest host Samantha Washington is joined by Dr Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, in the United States, to discuss his new book The New Climate War.Mann is one of the world’s most prominent climate scientists, who first shot to fame in the 1990s when he published possibly the most famous chart in all of climate science - now known as simply the hockey stick graph - which showed how burning fossil fuels and the resulting greenhouse gases, caused global temperatures to rise. Something most of us now take for granted. Sky News' Climate reporter Victoria Seabrook also joins Sam in the studio to discuss all of this week's climate headlines, including a damning report published by the Climate Change Committee which said the government is failing to ensure the UK can cope with climate change already happening, how the UK is using renewable energy from Norway which could power over one million British homes using the world's largest undersea electricity cable, and how extreme weather has caused a worrying shortage of chocolate, coffee and wine.
18/06/2126m 25s

UFO report: Are we alone?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we examine how sightings of unidentified flying objects went from conspiracy theory to US government inquiry – after officials told American media they can’t confirm or rule out alien activity. We hear from Sean Cahill, who was the Chief Master-at-Arms on the USS Princeton in 2004 during a multi-day UFO encounter, plus 'UFO researcher’ Chris Jones and Scotland's Astronomer Royal Prof Catherine Heymans.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
17/06/2124m 20s

'Freedom Day': What will it take for restrictions to be lifted?

It was announced this week that COVID restrictions in England will continue for another month, but what factors does the government base these decisions on? A fortnight ago, the prime minister said "I can see nothing in the data", so what has changed? And how will the government decide when it is 'Freedom Day'? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by virologist and comedian Ria Lina and Isla Glaister from Sky's data and forensics team.
16/06/2123m 12s

StoryCast '21: EP 5/21 Trapped: The Chile Miners

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.In episode 5 of the 21-week series, Trapped: The Chile Miners, Elvis impersonator and electrician, Edison Peña, finds himself entombed almost half a mile underground in the Atacama Desert. Subscribe to StoryCast ’21. New episode every MondayCREDITSTrapped: The Chile Miners was written and produced by Rob MulhernRecordings in Chile by Esteban CabezasInterview co-ordinator for recordings in Chile, Carmen Aguilar GarciaDigital by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Edison Peña, and Jonathan SamuelsArchive, Simon WindsorSound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
15/06/2116m 10s

Loneliness: Can a ‘contactless society’ reconnect this summer?

Economist Noreena Hertz believes we’re living in ‘The Lonely Century’. Loneliness is fuelling extremism, poor workplace productivity and a booming industry of goods designed to help us feel less alone. So, how should leaders help a disconnected planet come together in a post-COVID world? On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Noreena about people-watching in Euston Station, and why public libraries could be a solution to the loneliness epidemic. Plus, Scott Rosenbaum explains why his 'Rent A Friend' website is becoming so popular.
15/06/2120m 24s

What will Donald Trump do next?

A look into the criminal probe into the Trump organisation's finances, the former president's political intentions and an uncovering of what he has been doing since leaving the White House.Martha Kelner speaks to Trump biographer Gwenda Blair, law professor at the University of Baltimore Kimberly Wehle and Matt Braynard, director of strategy and data for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
14/06/2121m 13s

Can football tackle climate change?

To kick off the Euros 2020 Championship, hosts Katerina Vittozzi and Sky Sports presenter David Garrido look at what role football can play in the fight against climate change. They speak to Tony Stevens, head of PR at Tottenham Hotspur, the premier league club which scored full points in the 2021 football sustainability league. He shares how Tottenham's stadium is one of the most sustainable in the world and how he hopes other clubs can follow the lead - so they can score the global goal of beating climate change. Plus climate advocate and Lewes player, Katie Rood, tells us how she combines the lifestyle of a footballer with that of a vegan environmentalist. And climate change reporter Victoria Seabrook has this week's climate headlines including what happened on World Oceans Day and what's on the table at the G7 summit in Cornwall.
11/06/2122m 5s

COVID origins: The Wuhan lab leak theory and Dr Fauci’s emails

America’s top infectious disease expert became the face of its pandemic response, and now his recently released emails from early on in the crisis have prompted much debate and speculation – but why?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we speak to our Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire and Aaron Blake from The Washington Post about conspiracy theories and decision making last year.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
10/06/2126m 47s

The Mexican elections: Murdered for running for mayor

On 6 June, the midterm elections were held in Mexico. The eve of voting saw inactive grenades and a severed head thrown at a polling station, five workers were killed and body parts in bags were found nearby. The lead-up though was the bloodiest campaign period in the country’s history. More than 30 candidates have been murdered since April with many more attacked and receiving death threats. In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to mayoral candidate Mario Figueroa, who survived being shot in the chest at the end of last year; Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, assistant professor in Latin American history at Loyola University Chicago about the power of cartels; and Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay about the Mexican government.
09/06/2125m 23s

StoryCast '21: EP4/21 Migrant Rescue

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.In episode 4 of the 21-part series, Migrant Rescue, Sky News Correspondent Mark Stone, receives a desperate text message from Syrian refugee, Bassel Shekhany. The date is January 15, 2016 and Shekhany explains that his family and fiancé, Zanzon, are adrift in the Aegean Sea, after setting out to reach Europe from the Turkish coast earlier that evening. The crossing had already claimed the lives of thousands of refugees, many of whom were fleeing the war in Syria. Could he help?SUBSCRIBE to StoryCast ’21. New episode every MondayMigrant Rescue was written and produced by Rob MulhernDigital and research by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Bassel and Zanzon Shekany, and Mark StoneArchive, Simon WindsorRecordings and sound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Hope YeomansTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
08/06/2116m 2s

Sickle cell: The lives lost and the campaign for change

Evan Smith, who had sickle cell disease, died in hospital at the age of 21 from sepsis. He had called 999 from his hospital bed after staff lacked understanding of his condition. But, why is awareness of sickle cell disorders still so limited? Shingi Mararike talks to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, who singer Dua Lipa honoured at the 2021 Brit Awards, about how awareness has ebbed and flowed since she was Britain’s first specialist sickle cell nurse. Plus, Evan’s parents, Betty and Charles, speak about the day they lost their son, and how they hope his legacy will be one of lasting change.
08/06/2123m 38s

Kiyan Prince’s legacy: How do you stop young people carrying knives?

Knife crime in England and Wales was at its highest level on record prior to the COVID pandemic and Kiyan’s dad fears numbers could rise again as lockdown restrictions ease. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Dr Mark Prince, who shares his personal journey of grief, determination and passion for inspiring the next generation.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
07/06/2124m 15s

Influencing change: Can social media help fight climate change?

Social media influencers are professionals at convincing their followers to buy the latest and trendiest products on the market. But what if influencers encouraged their followers to live sustainably? Will their audience listen? Does it stem from hypocrisy? And could they make a real difference? On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones & Katerina Vittozzi speak to founder of the UK's leading influencer authority CORQ to discover what power a social media influencer has in the fight against climate change. Plus they speak to Love Island contestant Eyal Booker and Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones about how they combine glitz and glamour with climate conscious to become eco-friendly influencers trying to educate their followers about the climate emergency.Plus, we'll have this week's headlines from Katerina who joins us live from Bangladesh where she's been speaking to COP26 President, Alok Sharma.
04/06/2125m 18s

LGBT+ Pride: The fight for equality in 2021

Boris Johnson has said the COVID-19 pandemic worsened LGBT+ inequality worldwide. Homosexuality is criminalised in 69 countries, causing many to fear violence and arrest if they seek medical help. With the UK appointing a new special envoy for LGBT+ rights, and the US to fill the position soon, what tactics are being used in the fight for equality? Host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to special envoy Lord Herbert about why homophobic laws in the Commonwealth are often a legacy of Britain’s colonial past, his experience as the first out politician to be elected in a Conservative seat, and why he worries trans rights may be caught in a "culture war".
03/06/2119m 40s

Penny Bell's unsolved murder: A daughter's hell and hope 30 years on

On 6 June 1991 the mother and businesswoman was stabbed more than 50 times in a car park of a leisure centre in west London – yet no one ever reported seeing the attack or killer's escape. Could a new forensic review lead detectives to the culprit? On the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels is joined by Penny's daughter Lauren Bell, plus criminology lecturer Kirsty Bennett tells us how many such cases go unsolved in England and Wales.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
02/06/2126m 51s

StoryCast '21: EP3/21 Marathon Man

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.In episode 3 of the 21-week series, Marathon Man, Kenyan distance runner and decorated Olympian, Eliud Kipchoge, sets out to become the first person to run a marathon (42.2kms) in under two hours — a challenge deemed impossible by many experts in the world of science.New Episode every MondayMarathon Man was written and produced by Rob MulhernResearch and digital treatment by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Eluid Kipchoge, Valentijn Trouw, Endy Brady and IneosArchive, Simon WindsorRecordings and sound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story visit www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
01/06/2116m 12s

George Floyd: Individuals step up their fight for inclusivity

One year ago, the murder of George Floyd sparked a summer of global Black Lives Matter protests. But how are individuals stepping up in their fight against racism? What small actions are being taken to promote inclusivity? And what more must be done?Inzamam Rashid speaks to Rachael Hawk, a Facebook marketing manager who founded #BuyBlack Fridays to support businesses during the pandemic. Charlene Hunter from Coding Black Females reveals why she's optimistic about diversity in the tech industry, and Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy from Mosaic Outdoor explains the barriers for people from ethnically diverse backgrounds wanting to explore the outdoors.
01/06/2126m 3s

Climate lawfare: Fighting climate change in court

This week on Sky News Climatecast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi talk about climate lawfare. Using the courtroom as a weapon in the global fight against climate change.Climate litigation is a fairly new tool for tackling climate change. Activists and lawyers describe it as a last resort, yet it’s becoming an increasingly common practice.And the climate activists have had some important wins. This week saw two remarkable cases and we speak to the people at the heart of both.Firstly we speak to Peer de Rijk from Friends of the Earth in the Netherlands, who won their case against fossil fuel giant Shell in the Dutch courts, resulting in the court ruling that Shell must reduce their carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.We also talk to Anjali Sharma, a 17-year-old activist from Melbourne, Australia. At the start of the year, she - along with seven other teenagers and an 86-year-old nun - sued the Australian Environment minister in a bid to stop a coal mine expansion, arguing that the government had a duty of care to protect young people from the effects of climate change. And we get the views of Tessa Khan, human rights and climate lawyer who took on the Dutch government and won. She's also the co-founder of the Climate Litigation Network, so we ask her how these cases might shape the future of using climate lawfare to tackle the environmental crisis.
28/05/2125m 57s

'Europe’s last dictator’: Belarus plane arrest sparks international fury

A video of detained journalist Roman Protasevich appearing to confess to organising anti-government protests has been released. But Boris Johnson has called for him to be let go amidst growing fears the dissident has been tortured. Jonathan Samuels speaks to Franak Viačorka, journalist and friend of Roman, about what life is like for an opponent of President Lukashenko. Plus, NBC Moscow reporter Matthew Bodner breaks down how and why Protasevich was arrested.
27/05/2125m 2s

Schools out: Teachers blow the whistle over pandemic pressures

One in three teachers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland plan to quit the classroom within five years. This is according to the National Education Union. But, why are some teachers swapping the classroom for a different career?Jonathan Samuels talks to the joint general secretary of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, about morale in the industry. Leila MacTavish, head of Ark Teacher Training, explains how educators can use body language to keep control of their lessons, and headteacher Ruth Luzmore reveals why she's leaving the job she loves after 17 years
26/05/2120m 50s

StoryCast ’21: EP2/21 The hunt for Raoul Moat

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.In episode 2 of the 21-week series ‘The hunt for Raoul Moat,’ Sue Sim, former Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, receives a call on the night of July 3rd, 2010, to say there’d been a double shooting in a quiet suburb of Newcastle. Specialist police units, snipers and RAF jets all featured in the pursuit of the gunman that followed, which played out live around the world. CREDITS -'The hunt for Raoul Moat' was written and produced by Robert MulhernRecordings, research, and production assistance by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Sue Sim and Lisa DowdArchive, Simon WindsorHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDigital, Tom GillespieSound Design, Robert MulhernTV Treatment, Hope YeomansTV Output Editor, Emily DeekerSocial Media, Chris ScottGraphics, Brian GillinghamPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21 Subscribe to StoryCast '21.#StoryCast21
25/05/2117m 14s

George Floyd anniversary - Young, black and striving for change

A year on from the murder of George Floyd, Stuart Lawrence joins Dermot Murnaghan on the Sky News Daily podcast to share his memories of his brother Stephen Lawrence and discuss how he hopes to empower the next generation to “be the difference”. Plus, Romel Davis talks about his own negative early interactions with officers growing up, before he decided to drive positive change from within, now working as a youth outreach worker for Nottinghamshire Police.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob Fellowes
25/05/2128m 29s

The people that are preparing the world for a disaster

Asteroids, weapons of mass destruction, supervolcanoes, future pandemics, ecological collapse and wars – these are things we do not want to imagine but there are people that prepare humanity for them. In this episode, host Jonathan Samuels speaks to Dr Charity Dean, chief executive and founder of The Public Health Company; Jens Orback, executive director of the Global Challenges Organisation; and Richard Atwood, interim president of the International Crisis Group.
24/05/2122m 19s

The ‘second pandemic’: How lockdown has triggered a mental health crisis amongst young people

Over two-thirds of young people said their mental health got worse during lockdown and the rates of probable mental disorders have been going up since 2017. Some have called the surge in cases a ‘second pandemic’. In this episode, host Ashna Hurynag talks to people and politics correspondent Nick Martin, and cameraman and editor Andy Brown, about the three weeks they spent visiting a psychiatric unit, sitting in on therapy sessions alongside the mental health staff at Pennine Care Trust. Waring: This podcast contains references to self-harm, suicide, eating disorders and nasogastric tube feeding.
21/05/2126m 11s

Amazon: Tax, power and profit in a pandemic

Retail supergiant Amazon recorded a revenue of €44bn in Europe in 2020 as millions turned to online shopping during the pandemic. But, why do questions of tax continue to hound tech giants? And why is President Biden proposing a new global tax system?On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Helen-Ann Smith speaks to author Natalie Berg about Amazon's dominance during the pandemic while other retailers have suffered. Plus, director of Tax Justice UK Robert Palmer explains President Biden’s proposals for a minimum corporation tax.
20/05/2119m 21s

COVID-19 Indian variant: Does another lockdown loom?

2,323 cases of the Indian coronavirus variant have been reported in the UK, the health secretary Matt Hancock has said. It is now the dominant strain in Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen. Can a vaccination surge prevent a lockdown? And why has the North West struggled to keep cases down?Sky News Daily podcast host Jonathan Samuels is joined by Professor Robert Dingwall to explain what we know about the variant so far, and political editor of the Manchester Evening News Jennifer Williams discusses inequalities. Plus, Bolton pharmacist Thorrun Govind talks vaccine hesitancy.
19/05/2121m 12s

Grinding to a halt – is this the end of lap dancing clubs?

In March this year, Blackpool council took steps to eradicate the town’s lap dancing clubs for good in what they call an attempt to return the area to a family friendly resort. But for the women that work in them, is it liberation, exploitation or sexism? And could this mean that sexual entertainment venues are slowly dying out? Host Ashna Hurynag is joined by pole dancer of 10 years Toni Mansell, councillor Adrian Hutton of Blackpool Council and CEO of Not Buying It, a campaign group against the porn and sex trade, Dr Sasha Rakoff.
18/05/2124m 5s

StoryCast '21: EP1/21 Miracle Boy

On 26th December 2004, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history played out when a Tsunami led to almost 230,000 deaths in south east Asia. Amid the devastation, a Sky News camera crew discover an 8-year-old boy. Their subsequent report is seen by Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer, known to many as the greatest player of his generation, but less so for his role in this remarkable survival story.Miracle Boy was written, recorded and produced by Robert MulhernAdditional recordings, photos and video, Fira IsrofillahSpecial thanks to this episodes contributors, Martunis, Phil Hooper (Sky News Camera Operator) Martin Vowles (Sky News Security Advisor), and Donncha Brady (Martunis as a child)Digital, Tom GillespieSound Design, Robert MulhernSky News Head of Radio, Dave TerrisTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerArchive, Simon WindsorSocial media, Chris ScottGraphics and design, Brian GillinghamPress and marketing, Alexandra HortonNew episode every Monday
17/05/2116m 35s

COVID: The stories and science behind hugging

Today, lockdown restrictions have eased to allow “cautious” hugging in England and Scotland. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels explores the surprising science behind physical affection with Dr Susannah Walker. Plus, our listeners tell us who they’re looking forward to hugging most.
17/05/2120m 50s

Trailer: Storycast '21

Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News’ multi-award-winning podcast returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories defined by these events. New episodes every Monday from May 17.Series producer: Rob MulhernHost: Jayne SeckerResearcher: Tom Gillespie
15/05/211m 38s

Can Israelis and Palestinians ever be friends? A story of hope

Adel Budeiri's family is among those facing eviction from homes in east Jerusalem. Violence took a significant turn on 10 May, on what Israelis call Jerusalem Day - which fell at the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan.On the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels hears his story as we examine the historical and present context to what is going on with our correspondent Mark Stone, Israeli Daniel Seidemann and Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
14/05/2130m 35s

Martyred by the mafia: How Italy is putting organised crime on trial

On 21 September 1990, Rosario Livatino was killed by mafia mobsters on his way to work. He was an investigative magistrate leading an inquest into corruption and the mafia. Since he was killed, he’s been praised by two Popes, declared a martyr, and last Sunday, on 9th May, he was beatified by the Catholic church. In this episode, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by lawyer Francesco Cavallo who explains what the mafia will do to be impenetrable, and Dr Anna Sergi talks through the story of how this year, the ‘number one enemy’ has been taken to court in a historic trial.
13/05/2126m 13s

Martyred by the mafia: How Italy is putting organised crime on trial

On 21 September 1990, Rosario Livatino was killed by mafia mobsters on his way to work. He was an investigative magistrate leading an inquest into corruption and the mafia. Since he was killed, he’s been praised by two Popes, declared a martyr, and last Sunday, on 9th May, he was beatified by the Catholic church. In this episode, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by lawyer Francesco Cavallo who explains what the mafia will do to be impenetrable, and Dr Anna Sergi talks through the story of how this year, the ‘number one enemy’ has been taken to court in a historic trial.
13/05/2124m 26s

Online abuse: Not just social media's problem?

The government's draft Online Safety Bill comes less than a fortnight after English football led a social media boycott, calling for more to be done to curb the trolls.On the Sky News Daily podcast our sports correspondent Martha Kelner talks to Kick It Out's chief executive Tony Burnett about society's role in tackling the issue as Crystal Palace footballer Leigh Nicol and Sky Sports presenter Jessica Creighton share their experiences of abuse online.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/05/2124m 0s

Do we need compulsory sex education in universities?

On 17 May students will return to university after 14 months of lockdown restrictions.But with a survey suggesting some students are unprepared to navigate relationships, how common is sexual violence at university?Sky News Daily podcast host Ashna Hurynag speaks to Dr Elsie Whittington from the Safer Young Lives Research Centre at the University of Bedfordshire about how we should change the conversation around consent. Ciara Lally from the Revolt Sexual Assault campaign explains why their 2021 survey will be the most revealing yet. Plus, Sydney shares her own experiences of sexual assault.
11/05/2122m 45s

Arranged Marriages: Better than dating apps for lasting love?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we look at the misconceptions and preconceptions surrounding arranged marriages with digital producer Jasmine Kaur, who talks about her Off Limits documentary on how far they have modernised.Plus, a group of strangers - including dating expert Nichi Hodgson and former senior Metropolitan Police officer Dal Babu -  come together to share their thoughts and experience of arranged marriages.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
10/05/2125m 54s

Changing Rooms: Behind the curtains of No.11 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing increased scrutiny over the funding of the revamp of the flat he shares with fiancée Carrie Symonds. Last week, the Electoral Commission announced a formal investigation.As allegations of “sleaze” pile up, the Sky News Daily podcast delves into the changing design tastes of Downing Street and its residents.Host Jonathan Samuels hears from Anne McElvoy, whose Tatler profile of Symonds spawned the infamous “John Lewis furniture nightmare” quote and interior designer Celia Sawyer talks through the tastes of Carrie Symonds. Plus, researcher Jack Brown explains what Downing Street improvements say about prime ministers.
07/05/2125m 47s

Colin v Cuthbert – protecting the brand or a cake-tastrophe?

Marks and Spencer’s cake war with Aldi over its caterpillar chocolate sponge provided some food for thought, so on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we’ve had a tasty discussion on the subject. Sarah John at Boss Brewing talks about a run in with Hugo Boss, plus branding expert Carolyn Dailey and trademark attorney Ben Evans examine the PR and legal choices companies face.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
06/05/2126m 0s

The killing of Adam Toledo: Lawful but awful?

It was around 2.30am on 29 March when 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot by a police officer while unarmed and holding both hands in the air. Two weeks later, police bodycam footage of the shooting was released, triggering protests around Chicago.But does the footage show a human error in the heat of the moment or a reaction to a genuine fear for life?Host Ashna Hurynag is joined by Sanya Burgess, who is part of Sky News data and forensics team that has been analysing the footage, and Jerry Ratcliffe, professor at the Department for Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA and former Metropolitan Police officer.
05/05/2124m 33s

Scottish election: New leaders, new parties, same indyref debate

On May 6, Scots will head to the polls to decide their Scottish Parliament. The outcome may have huge consequences for the future of the United Kingdom. On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Sky’s Scotland bureau chief James Matthews about how independence and Brexit are making this election one to watch. Plus Ryan Griffiths, Associate Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University in New York, offers his analysis on how sovereignty is won, and travel bloggers Sam and Alex Grant explain why Scotland is a hit with their global audience.
04/05/2122m 24s

Biden’s 100 days: Vaccines, China, and greenhouse gases

President Joe Biden has reached his 100th day in the White House. How has he spent his 'honeymoon' period? And how is he navigating tricky relationships with Russia, China and the UK? Host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former aide to President Trump, about Biden's stance on racial equality and his domestic popularity. Plus, Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the US and the Americas programme at Chatham House, explains how his approach to China will involve much more than trade.
30/04/2121m 43s

William & Kate: A Royal love story & future of the monarchy

A decade on from their wedding, we look at the success of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a couple, parents and brand - as well as the causes they are most passionate about.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by chair of Heads Together Ian Cheshire, Pauline Walmsley - CEO of Early Years - along with Royal editor at The Sunday Times, Roya Nikkhah and Claudia Joseph, who wrote Kate's first biography.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/04/2125m 26s

May elections: Why is Hartlepool politically fascinating?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, former ship builder John shares his memories before the industry's decline in the town. Plus, our deputy political editor Sam Coates examines the significance of votes in Hartlepool, where a by-election also takes place on 6 May. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
28/04/2123m 39s

Running out of oxygen: India’s COVID crisis

India has set a new global record for COVID-19 cases recorded in one 24-hour period for the fifth day in a row, huge numbers of people are dying, and it is running out of oxygen. But what has caused this new wave? How did they get here and what does India need to do to get out of the coronavirus crisis? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford and professor Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India.
27/04/2127m 53s

Ramadan: Spiritual reflection, sport and sacrifice

On the Sky News Daily podcast, Inzamam Rashid examines what is Ramadan and why Muslims fast for up to 16 hours a day, as we hear from world-class athletes about how they balance sport with their religion. Joining us we have president of the Muslim Council of Britain Zara Mohammed - who also discusses COVID vaccine hesitancy among some Muslims - plus footballer Adil Nabi, Olympic champions Lutalo Muhammad and Moe Sbihi and boxer Ruqsana Begum.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyPodcast producer – Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
26/04/2122m 16s

The European Super League – the most important comeback in football history?

It was one of the most dramatic nights in football...off the pitch. Six of England’s biggest teams announced they would be joining an elite league with six of Europe’s most high-profile teams. 56 hours later, it began to crumble as the first of the 12 pulled put. What has this shown about the business of football in England and could an elite league still be on the cards? Host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky News sports correspondent Martha Kelner, agent for the FA Shehneela Admed, and City editor of the Daily Mail Alex Brummer.
23/04/2127m 45s

Pandemics, police and puppy pinching: Dog theft spike continues to hound UK owners

Home Secretary Priti Patel is set to announce steps to tackle the rise in dog theft in the UK. Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan explores why pets are being snatched from their owners, and what can be done about it. He speaks to head of public affairs at Dogs Trust, Claire Calder, about the scale of the issue and why puppy farming and puppy abandonment cases are causing alarm. Leicestershire councillor Simon Whelband explains how he’s working with police to tackle dog theft in his area. Plus, Charlotte Robson from Cheshire describes the moment her two family Labradors were stolen, and the race against time to find them.
22/04/2121m 7s

Justice for George Floyd but will Chauvin trial change America and beyond?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our US correspondent Sally Lockwood reflects on the events which led to Derek Chauvin – a white former police officer - being convicted of murdering a black man. Plus, Lord Simon Woolley – founding director of campaign group Operation Black Vote – looks at the potential impact of the verdict on tackling racial inequality globally.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
21/04/2127m 14s

Spermageddon: Could men be infertile by 2045?

Men are becoming increasingly less fertile. A study found that sperm counts in the West had dropped by nearly 60% in the past 40 years. According to that study, if sperm counts continue to decrease at this rate, they are set to reach zero by 2045. What is hijacking our fertility, and could we be on the brink of extinction? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist who explains the causes of this reproductive crisis; Kate Brian from Fertility Network UK talks through the effects that infertility can have on people; and sperm donor Kyle Gordy describes the increase in demand for his services.
20/04/2119m 6s

Hong Kong, migration and integration: Is the UK a welcoming place?

In early April, the British government announced a £43m support package to help Hong Kong citizens settle here – but is it enough? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we examine the social and economic impact of mass migration with Sunder Katwala from British Future, as Karolina Gerlich shares her story of moving to the UK after Poland joined the EU.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
19/04/2124m 0s

SPECIAL: Prince Philip's Funeral

On this Sky News Daily special, listen back to the funeral service of The Duke of Edinburgh with commentary from Sky's Royal commentator, Alastair Bruce.*Available until 17th May 2021.
17/04/2152m 19s

Aid, poverty and rhinos: Conservation efforts to be shot down by spending cuts?

After foreign aid was cut from 0.7% of GDP to 0.5%, the UK government has been clear it still prioritises biodiversity and climate projects. But what role does aid have in the success of conservation efforts? And how is the fight against poverty connected to our fight against environmental disasters?Host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Alex Oelofse, who is dedicating his life to protect rhinos in Africa. Plus, Sky’s special correspondent Alex Crawford and producer Chris Cunningham return from their mission to Namibia, where they uncovered truths behind poaching and oil exploration.
16/04/2125m 43s

What is lobbying? Cameron, Greensill and the ‘carte blanche’ review

David Cameron’s activities face scrutiny but is lobbying really a dirty word? Why does it cause a stink? And does the act of persuasion need reform?On the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan and our chief political correspondent Jon Craig discuss the detail, while Iain Anderson (Cicero/AMO) and author Tamasin Cave share their views.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
15/04/2127m 54s

What is lobbying? Cameron, Greensill and the ‘carte blanche’ review

David Cameron’s activities face scrutiny but is lobbying really a dirty word? Why does it cause a stink? And does the act of persuasion need reform?On the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan and our chief political correspondent Jon Craig discuss the detail, while Iain Anderson (Cicero/AMO) and author Tamasin Cave share their views.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
15/04/2127m 50s

Male grief: Life after loss

The COVID pandemic has meant families are facing the often untimely death of loved ones – but are men finding it harder to process their grief?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, digital producer James Lillywhite talks about his documentary on cultural differences around the world, plus Rhian Mannings and Paul Yarwood share their personal journeys after losing loved ones.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
14/04/2127m 31s

The Kids Are Alright: Is a Welsh ‘youthquake’ on the horizon?

16- and 17-year-olds in Wales will have a chance to have their voices heard at the ballot box in the May 2021 elections. How will turnout impact the polls? And are teens educated enough to make an informed choice?On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Kate McCann speaks to Jonathon Dawes from the Conservatives, Poppy Stowell-Evans from Labour, and Gwion Rhisiart from Plaid Cymru about the difficulties of being young in politics, and what getting the vote means to them.
13/04/2123m 10s

Prince Philip: Queen, country and charity

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, royal artist Ralph Heimans – who produced the Duke of Edinburgh’s final official portrait - talks about the time they spent together.Plus, our royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills examines the 99-year-old’s life and legacy.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
12/04/2129m 22s

Petrol bombs, bricks and torching: Why are there riots in Northern Ireland?

Why is there violence and anger in Northern Ireland? Why is it young people that are taking to the streets and could this be the end of the Good Friday agreement? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan hears from Kevin Scott, who has been photographing the riots for the Belfast Telegraph, and Sky News senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins explains what’s triggered young people to take to the streets in loyalist areas.
09/04/2125m 49s

The modern military: British Army reforms mark new era for UK defence

Two documents - the Integrated Review of Security, and the Defence Command paper - mark a change in tact for UK security. They map out investments in new defence technology, a National Cyber Force and a downsizing of the armed forces.Will the British Army now be fit for 21st century combat?On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to our defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall as he takes us through the main developments for UK security policy. Plus, former specialist advisor and Professor of War Studies Michael Clarke describes what the future of warfare will look like.
08/04/2120m 55s

Climate crisis: How do we collapse a coal generation in a decade?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the global challenges as we look at a shift in attitudes towards cleaner energy.We are joined by our climate correspondent Lisa Holland and Dave Jones from the energy think tank Ember – plus mayor of Rawlins in Wyoming, Terry Weickum, talks about backing wind power as teenager; and Izzy Raj-Seppings and 86-year-old nun Sister Brigit Arthur tell us about the legal fight over coal expansion in Australia’s state of New South Wales.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneySenior data journalist – Isla Glaister Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
07/04/2127m 16s

George Floyd: What will the Derek Chauvin trial mean for race relations in the US?

On the 25th May 2020 George Floyd was pinned to the ground by police officers, called because he had allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill. His death sparked a summer of protest, anger and debate about racism in the US and beyond. Now, the trial of policeman Derek Chauvin has begun, with the harrowing video footage filmed by a bystander playing a major role in the case. On the Sky News Daily podcast we hear from Grace Beahm Alford, a photographer granted access to the trial of policeman Michael Slager, about what it’s like to witness a court case with the eyes of the world watching. Plus, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to our US correspondent Sally Lockwood about what we can expect from the Chauvin trial and the atmosphere on the ground.
06/04/2125m 10s

Freedom to express: Teaching children about race, religion and respect

Recent news stories have prompted discussions around identity and equality – so how important are schools when it comes to helping to shape a more inclusive future society?On the Sky News Daily podcast, Ashna Hurynag speaks to our correspondent Inzamam Rashid, teacher Michelle O'Neill from Wellacre Academy and commentator and writer Dr Rakib Ehsan.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
01/04/2126m 57s

Wedged in the Suez: How a megaship brought the canal to a standstill

On 23 March, one of the largest container ships in the world became wedged in the Suez Canal. The queues began to get longer as other vessels carrying cargo such as livestock, Ikea furniture and tea, were held up either end of the waterway. It took six days to free it - with tugboats, diggers and dredgers all taking part in the operation. But the shipping route could take months to return to normal. Host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall to discuss who should be held accountable; and Rose George, journalist and author of Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside shipping, describes what it’s like to go down the Suez Canal.
31/03/2124m 55s

Child abuse in football: The Sheldon report reveals FA failings

An independent report commissioned by the Football Association into historical child sexual abuse found “significant institutional failings”. Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to abuse survivor Jason Dunford about his own experiences, and to our sports correspondent Martha Kelner about the content of this highly anticipated report.
30/03/2125m 50s

Has the COVID pandemic taught us about happiness?

Maintaining good mental health during lockdown hasn’t been easy - so on the Sky News Daily podcast we explore what makes us truly content in life.Dermot Murnaghan speaks to American Kristen Tcherneshoff who moved to the 'happiest country in the world', former Finland prime minister Alexander Stubb and Sir Anthony Seldon, who first introduced well-being lessons for UK schoolchildren in 2006.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/03/2126m 0s

Rise, fall and return of Rangers FC: From financial ruin to Premiership champions

After entering administration, Glasgow Rangers FC – part of the renowned Old Firm and a dominant force in Scottish football– were demoted from the premiership to the third division. Ten years later and they’re back at the top, led by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.How did this team find itself banished to the lowest tier of Scottish football? And how did it climb back out to clinch a 55th Premiership title?In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to football finance expert Kieran Maguire; die-hard fan David Edgar; and managing director of Rangers Football Club Stewart Robertson.
26/03/2122m 20s

NHS shake-up: Are major reforms the medicine healthcare needs?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock laid out plans for the NHS recently in his bid to build a more integrated, more innovative and more responsive system. So what changes are coming? And will they work?Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan asks former health secretary Alan Johnson, and Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS providers, to give their verdict.
25/03/2120m 57s

Scotland’s first ministers - has Sturgeon come out on top?

For more than five years, Nicola Sturgeon has been the most powerful person in Scottish politics, and she has always stressed the importance of a key figure in helping her get there – Alex Salmond. The story of this political partnership has become increasingly complex and could have long-term effects on Scottish politics. In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to MSP Alex Neil about the rise of Ms Sturgeon and what it’s been like to work alongside both party leaders, and Sky’s Scotland bureau chief James Matthews about what the Salmond report means for Ms Sturgeon’s career.
24/03/2125m 13s

COVID crisis: Reflection, hope and opportunity a year on

In this special edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, people across the country share their experiences - including the Burr family who welcomed baby Flora as the UK’s first lockdown began.Plus, quantitative futurist Amy Webb speaks to Dermot about reshaping societies and the challenges ahead.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
23/03/2127m 55s

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine confidence: A risky business?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss differing perceptions of risk versus benefit and examine the potential impact of recent reports about the jab on the vaccine rollout.We are joined by GP Dr Ellie Cannon and ‘risk doctor’ David Hillson, an international thought-leader in risk management.Daily podcast team: Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyPodcast producer - Robyn Montague Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
22/03/2124m 59s

The harsh reality of the UK care system

Last year it was revealed that children under the age of 16 in the care system had been living in ‘unregulated accommodation’, which, in extreme cases could be in caravans, barges or even tents. In September, this will be made illegal. How were children that are labelled as ‘looked after’ been put into these situations and what effect has it had on them? In this episode, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to Maddie Davis about her experience of living in unregulated housing, and Sky News politics and people correspondent Nick Martin and producer Fiona Mackie, about how the government is attempting to reform the care system.
19/03/2122m 53s

Bitcoin boom or bust – How is cryptocurrency changing the world?

Digital currency bitcoin reached new highs this year, hitting over £36,000 in value. With investors like Tesla fuelling the current bitcoin boom, is this a bubble set to burst? Or are we on the brink of a new era in how we conduct businesses globally?Host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to economist Gary Stevenson about bitcoin sustainability, plus Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu explains why Africa and Southern Asia could lead the charge in digital currency innovation.
18/03/2123m 26s

Has the lockdown changed the way we work forever?

A year ago, we received the news that those of us that were able to, must work from home. It was unlike anything this country had seen before, people frantically creating makeshift offices wherever they could in their houses. It has brought with it a variety of positives and negatives, but it has left many of us wondering – has the pandemic meant the end of the office? In this episode, host Katerina Vittozzi speaks to tech entrepreneur and blogger Jo Groves about what it’s been like as an employer; Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at MIND speaks about the effect on people’s mental health and employment lawyer Sarah Evans explains about employees’ rights in the new workplace.
17/03/2124m 25s

Violence against women – how men can change the narrative

The death of Sarah Everard, who went missing in south London on 3 March, reignited a powerful debate about women's safety - as well as responses such as #NotAllMen on online newsfeeds.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we explore the importance of men in tackling this societal issue as we are joined by clinical forensic psychologist Dr Mike Berry, ex-Met detective Hamish Brown MBE, journalist Victoria Richards and Women's Equality Party leader Mandu Reid.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
16/03/2125m 47s

The Syrian conflict: From peaceful protests to war crimes

For 10 years, the world has seen Syrian cities bombed to rubble, videos of civilians suffering the effects of chemical attacks and photos of alleged torture victims – it has been the most documented war in history, but could those responsible for alleged war crimes ever be brought to justice? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker speaks to Chris Doyle, director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding; Dr Monzer Khalil, a founder of field hospitals in Syria for civilian victims; Dyab Srieh tells his story about five years inside the infamous Sednaya prison; and Nerma Jelacic from The Commission for International Justice and Accountability explains the measures it has been taking to attempt to hold the regime to account.
15/03/2123m 52s

Stranger Times - The NHS crisis behind the COVID crisis

As part of our special Stranger Times series on the Sky News Daily podcast, our home editor Jason Farrell speaks to Allison Neagle, a liver transplant patient.We also hear from staff at London's Royal Free about the pressures on services beyond cancer treatment.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
12/03/2120m 10s

The Thai meth highway: Addicted to Myanmar’s ‘crazy’ drug

Experts say Asia Pacific is now the biggest market in the world when it comes to the meth trade – so what is being done about it?On the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan talks to our South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins and Angela Me, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
11/03/2126m 27s

Royal crisis: Should Meghan and Harry's Oprah revelations be dealt with publicly?

A Buckingham Palace statement on behalf of the Queen says issues will be addressed by the family privately.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by our royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills, US entertainment journalist KJ Matthews, PR expert Sven Hughes and Alexandra Messervy, a former employee in the Royal Household.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
10/03/2127m 46s

Rolling the dice: Has COVID-19 caused a gambling pandemic?

When the doors to betting shops were closed in lockdown, many asked what this would mean for the UK’s gambling habit.The pandemic has revealed many things we didn’t know before about how much we bet, and how, in an increasingly digital world, some have moved deeper into crypto-gambling on the “black market”. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by Sarah Grant, a recovering gambling addict; Dr Heather Wardle, a researcher from the University of Glasgow and Tony Marini, an addiction therapist from the Castle Craig treatment centre.
09/03/2125m 29s

COVID crisis: Anxieties and change as kids return to school

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, 16 year-old Esther Oladejo talks about coping with mental health struggles as Matt Timothy and his wife share their experience of lockdown with two autistic children. We are also joined by Tom Purser from the National Autistic Society and Megan Wright from Parent Talk, a one to one online chat service for parents from Action for Children.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
08/03/2124m 26s

Can lack of trust, disinformation and the anti-vax movement cripple the vaccine rollout?

In England, white people are more than twice as likely to have been vaccinated as people from black backgrounds, and three times as likely as people from mixed ethnic backgrounds, according to the Royal College of GPs. But what is causing this? In this episode, host Ashna Hurynag is joined by Dr Nikki Kanani, who launched the NHS blueprint to tackle BAME vaccine hesitancy, and Reverend Nims Obunge, pastor at the Freedom Church in Tottenham, who is engaged in efforts to educate people about the benefits of the coronavirus vaccine. Plus, Sky News investigative journalist Sanya Burgess reveals how the anti-vax movement has infiltrated the high street.
05/03/2128m 0s

Did Rishi Sunak’s Budget deliver for households and businesses?

Emergency support measures due to COVID, more borrowing, plans to balance the books, and a vision for future economic success.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Treasury minister Kemi Badenoch and our business correspondent Paul Kelso.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
03/03/2127m 48s

Myanmar military coup: The death of democracy in South East Asia?

In February, Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was detained by the Myanmar military, who declared her 2020 election victory fraudulent, sparking weeks of violent clashes on the streets.On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan explores what the military coup means for Myanmar with South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins, and he speaks to journalist Toe Zaw Latt about his experience on the ground
03/03/2125m 35s

Benzos and the dark web – how lockdown fuelled the online drugs market

As more people in the UK are forced to stay indoors, there’s one business that’s been booming during the pandemic. The drugs trade. On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Adele Robinson, who’s done an investigation into the buying and selling of illegal sleeping and anxiety pills, Nick Conn, cocaine addict in recovery and founder of Held4Addiction. Plus, Yuval Ben-David, a cyber analyst for intelligence company Sixgill, explains more about the drugs market on the dark web.Alcohol and Drug Rehab Clinics for Addiction - Free helpline & Information (help4addiction.co.uk)
02/03/2127m 58s

Rishi Sunak - fiscal hawk or dashing duck Chancellor?

The man, the politician and the economic challenges ahead of the Budget.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by PR expert Polly Mackenzie, Lord Lamont and Kuti Miah, who has known Rishi since he was a baby.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
01/03/2126m 32s

Captain Sir Tom Moore – life, legacy and laughter

From war hero to national treasure, we look at how he will be remembered.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills and Ellie Orton from NHS Charities Together as 91 year-old Margaret Payne and Win Page, who is 100, speak about being inspired by the late WWII veteran.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
26/02/2126m 10s

Uber, COVID and the gig economy: Is this the end of casual work?

The Supreme Court ruled that a group of Uber drivers who brought legal action against the ride-hailing app in 2016 are to be classed as workers, and not self-employed. What does this mean for Uber and the gig economy? And how have the self-employed fared during COVID-19? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and employment solicitor Aleksandra Flack to assess the future of the gig economy.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
25/02/2126m 8s

Football academies: Are innocent dreams being exploited?

The chance to play for a top club presents a route out of poverty for some young boys – but less than 1% will ever make it to the professional ranks. On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our sport correspondent Martha Kelner, and former footballer Max Noble - who signed for Fulham when he was 15.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
24/02/2127m 45s

COVID crisis: Boris Johnson’s roadmap to freedom

The plan is ‘cautious and irreversible’ – but what do we know about the scientific data behind it?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our political correspondent Kate McCann, former chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport, and Isla Glaister from Sky’s data team.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
23/02/2128m 13s

Sheikha Latifa: The story behind tracking down a princess

For nearly three years, Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has been missing. Sanya Burgess, from Sky’s data and forensics unit, managed to obtain videos of the royal who claimed she was a ‘hostage’. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Katerina Vittozzi speaks to Sanya about the time she has spent working with Latifa’s friends to get questions to the princess in order to tell her story.
22/02/2128m 0s

Home abortions: Have women’s reproductive rights in the UK changed forever?

In the past year, a radical new approach to abortion has taken place in the UK. For the first time in history, 100,000 women have been able to have them in their own homes. This was brought about as part of the COVID-19 lockdown measures, TO encourage women to stay away from clinics in order to protect the NHS. But could this approach be here to stay? In this episode, host Katerina Vittozzi talks to Sky News correspondent Isabel Webster, about how telemedical abortions work, the positives, the risks and we hear from both sides of the debate.
19/02/2123m 5s

Mars missions and space exploration - bang for our buck?

The US, China and UAE launched unmanned missions to Mars last summer in the quest to discover whether the red planet was ever habitable - or could be in future.In the week that the European Space Agency also launched a recruitment drive for the next generation of astronauts, what does the future of space exploration look like? And is it really worth it? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Libby Jackson, human exploration manager at the UK Space Agency; Nicholas Booth, who co-authored the book The Search for Life on Mars and is a self-confessed Mars obsessive; and Alexander Martin, Sky’s technology reporter.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven WheelerCredits: NASA archive footage
18/02/2129m 45s

Harry, Meghan and Oprah: Will the royal couple’s announcements spell trouble for the Palace?

In the past week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex secured a victory in the High Court against the Mail on Sunday, revealed they’re expecting a second child, and announced an Oprah Winfrey interview set to air in March. On this episode, we explore what led to Meghan’s battle for privacy in the High Court, and what their recent announcements mean for future relations with the Royal Family. Host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills, and former barrister and legal affairs journalist Catherine Baksi.
17/02/2126m 43s

Climate crisis: Is India’s Himalayan disaster a sign of things to come?

Dozens of bodies have been recovered and other people are still missing after catastrophic flooding hit two hydroelectric dams in Uttarakhand earlier this month. It's thought a glacier collapse caused the deluge.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine what we know about the incident and discuss the possible impact that climate change and human actions are having on mountain ecosystems around the world.We are joined by Sky's India reporter Neville Lazarus, Natasha Muktarsingh from our data and forensics team and Matthias Jurek, programme management officer at the UN Environment Programme.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
16/02/2127m 31s

COVID and the courts: Can justice still be served?

When the UK went into lockdown in March last year, crime did not stop. When the courts closed temporarily, the backlog of trials began to build up. When they were allowed to reopen, courts rushed to become COVID-safe and ready to function again. But how much longer can the UK criminal justice system function fairly under coronavirus restrictions? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker speaks to barrister and judge Amanda Pinto QC, jury member Glenn Moore and Sky News’ home affairs correspondent Mark White about how the criminal justice system is going to deal with the backlog.
15/02/2127m 21s

Generation COVID: Students strike universities where it hurts

2020 marked the largest student rebellion in years. Left frustrated by their university’s handling of the pandemic, thousands of young people nationwide have been striking and campaigning to have their voices heard.But why are some students risking legal action to make a point?On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to University of Manchester rent strike organiser Ben McGowan, and final year De Montfort University law student Aisha Anamashaun, who’s looking to reduce tuition fees. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/02/2121m 44s

Generation COVID: Students strike universities where it hurts

2020 marked the largest student rebellion in years. Left frustrated by their university’s handling of the pandemic, thousands of young people nationwide have been striking and campaigning to have their voices heard.But why are some students risking legal action to make a point?On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to University of Manchester rent strike organiser Ben McGowan, and final year De Montfort University law student Aisha Anamashaun, who’s looking to reduce tuition fees. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/02/2121m 4s

COVID crisis: Have global lessons been recognised?

A year after COVID-19 was given its official name by the World Health Organisation, we ask what lessons the pandemic taught the planet.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our special correspondent Alex Crawford and chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay reflect on their reporting of the devastation witnessed in countries from Italy and the US, to Brazil, Mexico and Yemen.Plus, Dermot is joined by Professor Krishna Udayakumar, economist Yael Selfin and Stefania Giannini from UNESCO as they discuss the impact on global health, economies and education.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
11/02/2129m 51s

COVID crisis: Have global lessons been recognised?

A year after COVID-19 was given its official name by the World Health Organisation, we ask what lessons the pandemic taught the planet.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our special correspondent Alex Crawford and chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay reflect on their reporting of the devastation witnessed in countries from Italy and the US, to Brazil, Mexico and Yemen.Plus, Dermot is joined by Professor Krishna Udayakumar, economist Yael Selfin and Stefania Giannini from UNESCO as they discuss the impact on global health, economies and education.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
11/02/2129m 52s

12 months on: What lessons has the UK learnt from the pandemic?

Since COVID-19 reached UK shores, we have learnt a lot, not just about the science of the virus but about our society, public services and the UK government.But has what we've learnt actually changed how our country is run?In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by comedian and virologist, Ria Lina; Rowland Manthorpe, tech correspondent and data analyst; and Giles Whittell, editor at Tortoise media and closely involved in the Tortoise Covid enquiry.
10/02/2127m 35s

Transgender rights: Hidden communities in China

Tigger Blaize knew from a young age that he was a boy. The problem? He was born a girl. As part of LGBT History Month on the Sky News Daily podcast, we hear about Tigger’s journey of transition in the UK as well as the issues faced by Andy and Mr C in China.Host Tom Cheshire is joined by Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, Dr Hongwei Bao – an expert in gay identity and queer politics in China.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
09/02/2120m 17s

‘Mix and match’ COVID vaccines, myth busting and nuts

More than 12 million people have now received their first dose of a COVID vaccine – but how much more do we now know about the jabs?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Professor Jeffrey Almond, visiting professor of microbiology at the University of Oxford who also advises the vaccine task force.We examine the differences between vaccines, dispel facts from fiction and discuss the possible benefits of having doses from two different manufacturers - with the help of a walnut analogy.Plus, we hear from nurse Delia Clarke who talks about the “emotional” experience of inoculating her first COVID vaccine recipient. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler
08/02/2126m 50s

WHO in Wuhan: Tracking down a virus

After weeks of delay, and more than a year after the first COVID-19 case was reported, the World Health Organisation’s team of experts are in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the pandemic. Misinformation, conspiracies and conflicting theories are rife, and the conclusions of this report and future research could have major repercussions for China. But why has this research venture been so heavily politicised, and what can we expect from their findings? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker speaks to Tom Cheshire, Sky’s Asia correspondent, to discuss his own attempt to find answers in China; Dr Julian Tang, a consultant virologist at the University of Leicester, to discuss the science behind tracking down a virus; and we hear from WHO team member Dr Peter Daszak about their findings so far.
05/02/2123m 59s

GameStop: How armchair investors are leading the war against Wall Street

The stock market frenzy surrounding videogame store, GameStop seemed to come out of nowhere. Last week, armchair investors, armed with easy-to-use trading apps, used social media to drive up the share prices that multiple billion-dollar hedge funds had bet against. GameStop share prices rose over 1000%, and with that, hedge funds like Melvin Capital and Citron Research lost an estimated total of $19 billion. But what actually happened to cause such a massive hit to Wall Street? And why does this matter? Sky News Daily podcast host, Dermot Murnaghan speaks to economist and former trader, Gary Stevenson about why this stock market volatility could be a symptom of an unequal society and Peter Tuchman, the most photographed New York Stock Exchange trader, speaks from Wall Street to explain why trading like this to make a political statement can be a dangerous game to play.
04/02/2121m 42s

Alexei Navalny: Is prison the antidote to Russia's protests?

On Tuesday 2 February, Alexei Navalny was sentenced to two years and 8 months in a prison colony. After years of leading the opposition party in Russia - campaigning against Putin, leading protests, undergoing numerous arrests and a poisoning - the Kremlin has now clamped down on its harshest critic. But what now for politics in Russia? Hosting the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels speaks to Ben Judah, Russia analyst and author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin. Also joining him to discuss accusations made about Putin regarding the so-called ‘Black Palace’ and corruption is Sergey Markov, Putin’s former spokesman.We also speak to a Navalny supporter, who explains why he will continue to protest.
03/02/2122m 52s

Stranger Times – life and death on a COVID ward

More than two million people globally have died with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic – more than 100,000 of those in the UK.At the same time, NHS medics continue to save the lives of many others. Sky’s home editor Jason Farrell has been given access to staff at London’s Royal Free and Barnet hospitals as they treat patients who have contracted the virus.As part of our special Stranger Times series on the Sky News Daily podcast, we hear from intensive care and specialist teams as well as some of those being treated. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersSpecialist producer – Liz LaneAssistant podcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
02/02/2126m 16s

What's next for the US far-right?

The far-right has been expanding in the US for years, but since Donald Trump became president, we have seen the rise of groups such as QAnon, Proud Boys and the Boogaloo movement. Then, at the end of last year, Trump lost the election and after the infamous storming of the Capitol, his social media channels were silenced But what does this mean for the US far right? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Katerina Vittozzi is joined by Cas Mudde, associate professor in School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia and author of the book 'The Far Right Today’, to explain how the movement has evolved, Alex Martin, Sky News’ technology reporter to talk through the role of social media in mobilising the far right and Brian Trascher, senior partner at Gulf South Strategies speaking about his views on the legacy of Trump.
01/02/2123m 19s

Brexit realities, a COVID vaccine row and ‘global Britain’

Brexit realities, a COVID vaccine row and ‘global Britain’ This weekend marks a year since the UK left the European Union and a month since the transition period came to an end. So how is it really going? In recent days, Britain has found itself embroiled in a row over the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine as the president of the European Council suggested Brussels should consider legal action following supply issues.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the teething problems and discuss the wider issues, plus what does “global Britain” actually look like?We are joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates, Sky’s diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn and Naomi O’Leary, Europe correspondent for The Irish Times.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast apprentice – Lauren Pinkney Interviews producer – Tatiana AldersonPackage producer – Mark Thompson Archive - Simon WindsorArchive – Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/01/2129m 59s

COVID schools crisis: Will virtual classrooms catch on?

On Wednesday, Boris Johnson expressed hope that it will be safe to reopen schools in England from 8 March at the earliest. But it’s not that straightforward. The full return of face-to-face learning is heavily dependent on the success of the vaccine rollout and a decline in COVID-19 cases. Teachers, parents and pupils have had to re-adjust to remote learning during this lockdown but could online lessons have a permanent place in the education structure in future? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, teacher Mathury Jeganathan shares her experience of swapping the traditional school building for a virtual classroom. Host Jonathan Samuels is also joined by founder of My Online Schooling, Tom Crombie and Sky’s Laura Bundock as we examine the lessons learned.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast apprentice – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
28/01/2126m 26s

100,000 human stories, one shared grief – the UK’s COVID crisis

The sight of a single coffin during a funeral service is hard enough. Debbie Mountjoy and her family experienced the pain of three loved ones laid side-by-side in caskets.Her mum Gladys and two brothers Dean and Darren died less than a week apart after contracting COVID-19 in South Wales towards the end of last year. Debbie’s heart-breaking story and grief is shared by families here and around the world.On Tuesday, it was confirmed the number of people to die with COVID-19 in the UK had surpassed 100,000.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Debbie and her wife Tina as they keep the memory of their loved ones alive and urge people to abide by coronavirus rules. Also, Professor Lorraine Sherr talks to Dermot about collective grief, coping with loss and the psychological legacy of the pandemic.If you need to talk to someone following the death of a loved one, you can call the charity Sudden for free on 0800 2600 400 or the Samaritans helpline can be reached on 116 123 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast apprentice – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
27/01/2128m 23s

100,000 human stories, one shared grief – the UK’s COVID crisis

The sight of a single coffin during a funeral service is hard enough. Debbie Mountjoy and her family experienced the pain of three loved ones laid side-by-side in caskets.Her mum Gladys and two brothers Dean and Darren died less than a week apart after contracting COVID-19 in South Wales towards the end of last year. Debbie’s heart-breaking story and grief is shared by families here and around the world.On Tuesday, it was confirmed the number of people to die with COVID-19 in the UK had surpassed 100,000.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Debbie and her wife Tina as they keep the memory of their loved ones alive and urge people to abide by coronavirus rules. Also, Professor Lorraine Sherr talks to Dermot about collective grief, coping with loss and the psychological legacy of the pandemic.If you need to talk to someone following the death of a loved one, you can call the charity Sudden for free on 0800 2600 400 or the Samaritans helpline can be reached on 116 123 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast apprentice – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
27/01/2128m 23s

The power struggle: COVID in prisons

There have been outbreaks of COVID-19 in more than half of UK prisons and many are running on skeleton staff. The pandemic has forced the prison estate to move to ‘an exceptional delivery mode’. One prisoner claimed they were kept in their cells for more than 23 hours a day with limited access to hygiene facilities, forcing them to dispose of human waste in plastic bags and bottles. There are signs that prisons could be epicentres for infection with small, enclosed areas and a lack of social distancing with staff potentially bringing the virus in and out. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to Juliet Lyon, chair of the government's independent panel on deaths in custody, Andrea Albutt, president of the Prison Governors Association, Lucy Martindale, youth worker and anti-violence campaigner and John Drake, an ex-inmate at HMP Coldingley Prison.
26/01/2127m 16s

Bobi Wine - Could Uganda's pop star turned politician ever be president?

The country's recent election saw President Yoweri Museveni extend his 35-year grip on power, winning a sixth term in office.Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world. There is frustration over the economy and a lack of future prospects, particularly among the under 30s.So is a shift in power coming? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast we hear from challenger Bobi Wine about the intimidation he and his team faced during the election campaign. Plus, host Dermot Murnaghan talks to our Africa correspondent John Sparks about the country's political history and current situation, and shares his own experience of reporting in the country after running for cover when soldiers pointed guns at him.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant podcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
25/01/2127m 11s

Mass shootings in the US: What caused the rush to buy firearms in 2020?

For years, America has been well known for its gun violence, but last year, the statistics were off the scale. There has been a rise in shootings, but also a rise in the number of people going to buy guns. In the US, on average, there is a mass shooting every single day. But what in the last 12 months has driven people to buy and use firearms more than ever before? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to Lucinda Roy, professor at Virginia Tech and former teacher of the man responsible for the killings in 2007; Kareem Shiya, co-founder of Open Source Defense - an online group, campaigning for gun rights, and Craig Jackson, Professor of occupational health psychology at Birmingham City University.
22/01/2125m 57s

The new COVID variants: Can we ever end the pandemic?

There have been three new variants of COVID that have had a startling impact on the number of cases. They have been detected thousands of miles apart, one in Brazil, one in South Africa, and one in the UK. This came as no surprise to scientists. Since the virus was first detected, it has mutated approximately 4,000 times. However, if the virus keeps mutating, will we ever end the pandemic? In this episode, host Jayne Secker is joined by Sir Mark Walport, previous government chief scientific adviser to explain what we know so far about the new variants and Sky News correspondent, Ashna Hurynag, tells us what the situation is like in the city of Manaus.
21/01/2124m 46s

BONUS: Sir Patrick Vallance answers your COVID questions

On this bonus episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson puts questions from the public to the Government's chief scientific adviser as the UK remains under lockdown due to the COVID pandemic.
20/01/2130m 8s

Biden’s America - power of the Senate

Joe Biden’s swearing in as the 46th president of the United States marks the start of a new era in US politics. But will it lead to a more "united" America? His administration takes over at a time when the country is still very much divided and grappling with the COVID pandemic.As well as the House of Representatives, the Democrats now control the White House and the Senate on Capitol hill – the scene of recent rioting that resulted in security being bolstered for the inauguration.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, former Democrat Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro shares her experience of working inside the Capitol and what it means to Americans. We are also joined by Sky’s diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn and former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as we discuss the Senate’s power and prestige.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant podcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
20/01/2122m 29s

COVID crisis: Stranger Times – young people and education

We are living through history right now. But how will the story of the pandemic be told in years to come? Life in 2021 may at the moment feel isolating, frustrating and gloomy, but there is the occasional promise of hope. It’s not easy. More than 2 million people across the world have now died with COVID-19.As part of a special series on the Sky News Daily podcast, our home editor Jason Farrell travels around the UK looking at the human impact of the crisis, speaking to real people about the real issues many of us are facing.In this episode, we focus on young people and education as Jason visits Gateshead and Skegness. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersSpecialist producer – Liz LaneAssistant podcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
19/01/2125m 0s

The climate crisis: A royal campaign

The British Royal Family has been at the forefront of the campaign to tackle climate change for over 50 years. Most recently, Prince Charles announced his “Terra Carta” principles, calling on businesses to act now to tackle the climate crisis. It follows the £50m Earthshot initiative launched by Prince William to encourage people to solve sustainability issues. But what impact does the Royal Family actually have on the environmental crisis?And do their pledges make a difference? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Ed Davey, the co-director of the World Resources Institute, who worked with the Prince of Wales on a number of climate initiatives, and Sky’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills. Daily podcast team: Podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast producer – Cat Soave Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson Archive - Simon Windsor Music - Steven Wheeler
18/01/2126m 32s

What does impeachment mean for Trump?

We have seen one of the most dramatic sets of events in US political history, but with just days left of Trump’s presidency, how will his impeachment change how the Republican party functions and how will the president be remembered? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s US correspondent Sally Lockwood to explain what lies ahead for Donald Trump, loyal supporter Cathi Chamberlain on what effect the impeachment has had on Trumpism and former Republican member of Congress, David Jolly on why he believes Trump will be remembered as the worst president in US history.
15/01/2126m 16s

COVID vaccine priority - young before old?

The UK is immunising the elderly and most vulnerable groups first in the fight against coronavirus – with healthcare workers and carers also a priority.In Indonesia, they are doing things differently, with 18 to 59 year olds at the front of the queue.The strategy is perhaps ethically questionable, leaving those most at risk of falling seriously ill or worse vulnerable.But might the move actually be a smart idea? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins explains more about Indonesia’s COVID vaccine rollout.We are also joined by Senior Research Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease, Alberto Giubilini and GP Ellie Cannon, who participated in the Oxford Vaccine Trial.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast Producer - Cat Soave Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
14/01/2128m 45s

COVID compliance: tough love for rule breakers?

Breaching coronavirus restrictions isn’t a new problem – but as the new variant continues to spread and NHS pressure grows, the issue has been a focal point in recent days.Speaking during Tuesday’s Downing Street news conference, Home Secretary Priti Patel insisted the current rules were "very simple and clear" and "tough enough".The chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council Martin Hewitt also said a "stubborn number" of people are still refusing to follow them.Are police using the right approach? Do rule breakers need some tough love? And how has human behaviour been critical in shaping the COVID pandemic response?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne and Stephen Reicher, who is professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews and member of the Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B).Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast producer – Cat SoaveInterviews producer – Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive – Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
13/01/2127m 58s

Cancer and COVID: Surviving a pandemic

COVID-19 has put the NHS in the most dangerous situation in living memory, piling unprecedented amounts of pressure on an already strained health service.In some instances, life-saving cancer treatment may be postponed, a move that will undoubtedly cost lives.In the first lockdown, cancer referrals were down by 75% which has created a backlog of undiagnosed cancer patients.Have lessons been learnt and can we save the lives of more cancer patients during the second wave of coronavirus?On this episode, Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao is joined by columnist and cancer podcaster Deborah James, also known as Bowel Babe, to discuss their experiences of living with cancer in the middle of a pandemic.They're also joined by oncologist and president of the Royal College of Radiologists, Dr Jeanette Dickson, to ask what impact the second wave will have on cancer treatment.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/01/2135m 48s

Trump and the death penalty: The clock is ticking for Lisa Montgomery

Just a warning, this podcast contains graphic details of violence and sexual abuse that some listeners may find distressing. The Trump administration has carried out the most federal executions for 130 years. After a 17-year hiatus, the president had them resumed in July 2020. Since then, the US government has applied the death penalty to 10 people. On Tuesday 12 January, the only woman on federal death row, Lisa Montgomery, is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection. If this goes ahead, she will be the first woman to be put to death by the federal government in 70 years. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips is joined by members of Lisa Montgomery's legal campaign. To explain why the president is pursuing these federal executions, he talks to Sandra Babcock, who is clinical professor at Cornell Law School and the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, along with Leigh Goodmark, professor of law and director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland, and J.D. Gordon, a former senior policy adviser to Donald Trump.
11/01/2127m 59s

Trump and the death penalty: The story of Lisa Montgomery

Just a warning, this podcast contains graphic details of violence and sexual abuse that some listeners may find distressing. The Trump administration has carried out the most federal executions for 130 years. After a 17-year hiatus, the president had them resumed in July 2020. Since then, the US government has applied the death penalty to 10 people. On Tuesday 12 January, the only woman on federal death row, Lisa Montgomery, is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection. If this goes ahead, she will be the first woman to be put to death by the federal government in 70 years. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips is joined by members of Lisa Montgomery's legal campaign. To explain why the president is pursuing these federal executions, he talks to Sandra Babcock, who is clinical professor at Cornell Law School and the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, along with Leigh Goodmark, professor of law and director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland, and J.D. Gordon, a former senior policy adviser to Donald Trump.
11/01/2128m 36s

Capitol Riots: A ‘stain’ on American democracy but is Trump to blame?

Violent scenes unfolded in Washington on Wednesday, hours before Congress had been due to confirm Joe Biden’s presidential win.There was deadly rioting as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building after the outgoing president continued his refusal to accept the election result.By Thursday morning we learned four people had died following clashes inside.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our correspondent Sally Lockwood and her news crew reflect on the events they witnessed. We are also joined by our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn and former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as we examine the consequences of chaos at the Capitol.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
08/01/2126m 5s

COVID v the UK: The race to vaccinate

The prime minister says he expects tens of millions of COVID vaccinations to be rolled out and a “significant proportion” of the population to be vaccinated by spring. But how does the government intend on going about this - and is it realistic? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan speaks to member of Independent SAGE committee Dr Gabriel Scally, and Sky’s political correspondent Kate McCann, to explain what the government has done so far, what it’s going to do next, and if it really can meet its targets and create a historic vaccine success story.
07/01/2126m 46s

Is it the final COVID lockdown?

The start of 2021 was meant to be a happy new year. The UK vaccine rollout gathering pace as the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab went on stream on Monday.Hours later though, confirmation that vast swathes of the country were facing another lockdown – restrictions similar to what we faced last March. Schools closed and summer exams cancelled. The reason why? To protect the NHS and help save lives. On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, consultant in intensive care Dr Alison Pittard shares her personal experience and explains more about the current situation on the frontline.Dermot is also joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates, Professor Calum Semple – who is a respiratory disease expert and member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and Jules White, headteacher of Tanbridge House School in Horsham, West Sussex.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
06/01/2129m 38s

The year of the billionaire

The past year has seen millions plunged into poverty across the world - and in the UK alone it’s thought more than 250,000 people are now homeless. But the 2,200 billionaires across the globe have seen their wealth soar to record levels. Forbes magazine estimates they collectively earned £1.4 trillion in 2020. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to entertainment reporter Claire Gregory and technology reporter Alex Martin about how the super-rich are getting richer, how they got there, and what they’re spending their money on. Plus, we also hear from Alfie Stirling, director of research and chief economist at the New Economics Foundation, about how billionaires have been able to profit from the pandemic.
05/01/2126m 2s

The year of the billionaire

The past year has seen millions plunged into poverty across the world - and in the UK alone it’s thought more than 250,000 people are now homeless. But the 2,200 billionaires across the globe have seen their wealth soar to record levels. Forbes magazine estimates they collectively earned £1.4 trillion in 2020. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to entertainment reporter Claire Gregory and technology reporter Alex Martin about how the super-rich are getting richer, how they got there, and what they’re spending their money on. Plus, we also hear from Alfie Stirling, director of research and chief economist at the New Economics Foundation, about how billionaires have been able to profit from the pandemic.
05/01/2126m 3s

Brexit means…what?

For years we’ve been trying to guess what shape it will be in, who will fare best and who will have blinked first. But finally, on Christmas Eve, there it was... the Brexit trade deal. But how much do we know about this deal, what does parliament think and what happens next? To explain exactly what is in it, our deputy political editor Sam Coates joins Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan as they take apart lorries, fish, phone calls and who were the winners and who lost out on the Brexit deal.
04/01/2128m 58s

What happened in the year 2020?

It's been quite an extraordinary year. From a worldwide battle against coronavirus, to the power struggles of Brexit and the US election.All via the campaign for equality in the Black Lives Matter movement. 2020 will go down in the history books.In this special episode of the Sky News Daily podcast we take a look back at 2020 - remembering the highs and the lows and remind ourselves of the stories that became overshadowed by the biggest news in peacetime history. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
25/12/2019m 8s

2020 The Year of COVID (part two)

It is the year we learned how to live under lockdown.Social distancing, working from home - and telling your colleagues they are on mute over video conferencing apps – also became the norm.The COVID pandemic has had huge repercussions for businesses – as the UK experienced its steepest recession on record earlier this year.The economic recovery still has a long way to go and the political challenges for the government continue.But have lockdowns and the tier system been the right approach? What lessons will be learned? And might we be able to look forward to a roaring 20s? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by our economics editor Ed Conway and politics presenter Sophy Ridge, as we reflect on an unprecedented year and look ahead to 2021. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Package producer Mark Thompson Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
24/12/2023m 42s

2020 The Year of COVID (part one)

As the Health Secretary Matt Hancock put it recently, it has been a "year to forget" for many people.The pandemic, which prompted a global shutdown, has impacted every aspect of daily life in 2020.The human cost has been painful - with more than 1.6 million deaths linked to the virus recorded worldwide. A year on from those initial reports of an unknown disease in Wuhan, China, vaccines now offer humanity hope. But what more do we now know about COVID-19? Might changes in our behaviours be here to stay? And is science now a little sexy?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by our science correspondent Thomas Moore and Ashish Joshi, Sky’s health correspondent, as we reflect on an unprecedented year and look ahead to 2021. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Package producer Mark Thompson Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
23/12/2024m 1s

Essex lorry deaths: Why Vietnamese migrants risk their lives

In the early hours of 23 October 2019, a grim discovery was made on an industrial park in Grays.The bodies of 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated lorry. 29 men, eight women and two 15 year-old boys had suffocated. We later learned the victims were all Vietnamese migrants. On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear their stories as a people smuggling gang await sentencing in January for manslaughter. Why did they seek to leave Vietnam in the first place? What went wrong? And what’s being done to stop others facing a similar fate?Dermot is joined by Sky’s South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins, our crime correspondent Martin Brunt and Dr Tamsin Barber - a senior lecturer in sociology at Oxford Brookes – as we examine the story beyond the headline.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer – Ella GriffithArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
22/12/2032m 51s

Christmas chaos and COVID variant concerns as borders close

Less than a week ago, Boris Johnson said it would be inhuman to cancel Christmas. But on Saturday, the prime minister effectively did just that for millions of people in London and the southeast of England.Before the new Tier 4 rules came in, transport hubs began filling up as travellers fled - despite a plea from the country's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty to unpack bags and stay home.A succession of countries began closing their borders with the UK following that announcement, which sent festive spirit plummeting.But with the new COVID variant - first spotted in September - now spreading, has the government's move already come too late?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by our politics presenter Sophy Ridge to examine the fallout.Dermot also speaks to chair of the British Medical Association, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, and Jacqui Semple, who chairs the Emergency Planning Society.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
21/12/2028m 58s

COVID, culture and sport – the 2020 review

Both creative industries and sporting stages around the world have been heavily impacted in 2020 by the pandemic.Earlier this year, we saw music festivals cancelled and major sporting events including the Olympics postponed as the social pleasures we all enjoy had to be curbed to help protect public health.It has been a challenging year for performers and athletes alike with dreams dashed and venues left vacated.So how will the industries reassemble in 2021? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Sky’s sport correspondent Martha Kelner, Amy Hitchcock - our head of arts and entertainment and showbiz reporter, Claire Gregory, who is also part of our Backstage podcast team.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
18/12/2028m 0s

Nurses leaving the NHS – the consequences of COVID

A third of nurses in the UK are considering leaving the profession due to burnout and exhaustion as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There are already 40,000 vacancies in England alone – despite the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge to add another 50,000 nurses to the workforce. So what’s being done to support health workers, and encourage more people to join the NHS? In this episode of the Sky News Daily Podcast, host Jayne Secker speaks to Anthony Johnson, a nurse in London, about the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on him; and Rachael Browning, who’s in charge of nurse recruitment at the Warrington NHS Trust. We also hear the story of Mike Lawton, who’s swapping the intensive care unit in Bristol for a job in Australia.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer: Ella GriffithArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
17/12/2025m 9s

Deportation: Hijacking freedom or protecting the public?

People are being forced to leave a country they call home, but are the Home Office violating their human rights or protecting UK citizens? Chartered flights have been sending people to Jamaica that were not born in the UK and are considered ‘dangerous foreign criminals’. But many people are being flown to a country they barely know with little or no legal protection. In this episode of the Sky News Daily, we hear the story of Tayjay Thompson, a man that has been in and out of detention centres and has an impending deportation order. Host Noel Phillips speaks to Bella Sankey, director of the human rights organisation, Detention Action and David Wood, former Director General of Immigration at the Home Office to get an understanding of both sides of the argument.
16/12/2034m 1s

Miscarriage: Breaking the stigma

Recently, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she had a miscarriage, breaking the stigma of royals keeping quiet about personal matters. It came after Chrissy Teigen and John Legend publicly grieved after their pregnancy loss. Is this breaking the stigma of miscarriage? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to Ruth Bender-Atik from the Miscarriage Association and Sky’s Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills. Plus, we hear the story of Becky, who has been through six miscarriages.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Ana BatesInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
15/12/2033m 30s

Food fears - battles with COVID and Christmas uncertainty

The discussion around eating disorders is not an easy one. For those affected, the subject is deeply personal, can be related to trauma and asking for help is nearly always a struggle in itself. But how do you bring the issue into the light? Averil Hart was just 19 when she died in December 2012 after battling anorexia, ten weeks after starting university.Following the recent conclusion of an inquest into her death, the assistant coroner promised to send a “prevention of future deaths report” to NHS England.This year though has presented further challenges for people with eating disorders. Restrictions due to COVID and uncertainty around Christmas are a concern for many. On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Ashna Hurynag talks to Mickey Carroll, one of our digital producers, and Hope Virgo – who founded the campaign #dumpthescales – as they share their own personal journeys.If you are affected by this story and want to talk to someone, you can call Beat for support on 0808 801 0677 or visit the website.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
14/12/2029m 54s

Power struggles and protests: What went wrong in Hong Kong?

In 1997, Britain handed over Hong Kong to China in a grand ceremony marking the peaceful transfer of power.Hong Kong was promised its own system of government for 50 years but already, less than halfway through that period, China is exerting its power, responding to protests with crackdowns and a draconian new security law.In this episode, host Mark Austin talks about being there on the night of the handover. He's joined by Hong Kong's first female politician, Emily Lau, and Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China at Oxford University.
11/12/2032m 7s

Domestic violence: The unseen victims of COVID-19

Since March, when the first lockdown came in, the number of calls to domestic violence helplines has skyrocketed. Those calls are made by people desperate for help, because being in lockdown means being locked in with an abusive partner. Domestic abuse is on the rise, a recent study revealed that a woman’s life is taken by a male perpetrator, once every three days. We ask, what can be done to help?In this episode, host Katerina Vittozzi is joined by Karen Ingala-Smith, founder of the Femicide Census and Counting Dead Women... a unique source that records information about women who have been killed by men, and about the men who killed them; Nimco Ali, adviser on tackling violence against women and girls and Cordelia Tucker O’Sullivan from Refuge against domestic violence. Subscribe to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerDaily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
10/12/2030m 34s

Transgender athletes: Who decides what’s fair?

Transgender people competing in elite sport have created new rules, made people take sides and like any competition, what is a defeat for some, is a win for others. It's over 40 years since the first high-level transwoman athlete stepped out in front of a crowd, but the debate still goes on – is allowing transwomen to compete in the female categories potentially giving them an unfair advantage? But is denying them the opportunity to participate a violation of their rights? On this episode, host Jayne Secker speaks to transwoman racing driver Charlie Martin, former Olympic swimmer Sharon Davies and Professor Tim Roberts, co-author of a new study on the competitive advantage of hormone therapy.
09/12/2027m 18s

UK begins COVID vaccine rollout – but how do you end a pandemic?

The historic vaccination programme in the fight against COVID-19 gets going this week after doses started arriving at hospitals. But as the NHS embarks on the largest public health drive it’s ever seen, we have been told the vaccine alone won’t end the pandemic any time soon.So how and when might the world get rid of COVID-19?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the success and challenges around eradication programmes – from eliminating smallpox globally to ridding Africa of polio.We are joined by infectious disease experts Dr Larry Brilliant, who worked with the World Health Organisation to eradicate smallpox, plus Professor Rose Leke talks about the fight against polio in Africa after Nigeria became the last nation on the continent to wipe it out this year.We also discuss why the development of COVID vaccines could lead to a major breakthrough in tackling some other diseases and ask: should a COVID-size effort be made to deal with malaria?Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
08/12/2033m 25s

Has COVID-19 turned 2020 into a TV triumph?

Before 2020, watching terrestrial TV live as it hit our screens was on the decline. With streaming services like Netflix dominating the broadcast landscape, the future of television was uncertain. But a global pandemic, two lockdowns and a tier system later... TV viewing figures have reached a record high. Some 27.5 million people tuned in to watch Boris Johnson's address at the peak of the pandemic, followed by some light relief as viewers turned to all-time favourites Strictly, I'm A Celeb, and Great British Bake Off, which have smashed previous TV viewing figures by a mile. On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Bethany Minelle is joined by Great British Bake Off runner-up Dave Friday, who shares the behind-the-scenes secrets of making TV during a pandemic.Plus we chat to Sky's arts and entertainment reporter Claire Gregory about why 2020 has been a saviour for British telly. Subscribe to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerDaily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven WheelerAdditional credits: Pic: Channel 4/Love ProductionsClips: BBC One, ITV, Channel 4/Love Productions
07/12/2026m 35s

Dr Fauci - Will speed of UK's COVID vaccine approval fuel scepticism?

America's top infectious disease expert has suggested that scrutiny by Britain's health regulator wasn't done "carefully".UK officials insist the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination against COVID-19 has met "strict standards" of safety.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Dr Anthony Fauci to discuss the fight against coronavirus, plus his relationship with President Trump and the incoming Biden administration.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
04/12/2016m 36s

Vaccine approval - A licence to kill… COVID

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was the first to announce its success in trials – offering “hope on the horizon” in the fight against the virus.On Wednesday, the UK became the first country in the world to approve its use – with care home residents among the first to receive the vaccine.Britain’s health regulator, the MHRA, has deemed it safe after studies suggested the jab is 95% effective and works for all age groups.More than a million people globally have died with COVID-19 this year – so it is hoped the rollout of vaccines in the weeks and months ahead will mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by our correspondents Rowland Manthorpe and Kate McCann as we discuss the milestone and the challenge ahead.Plus, Annelies Wilder-Smith - professor of emerging infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – talks to us about the importance of vaccine take-up globally to help bring to an end the pandemic.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer – Tatiana Alderson Archive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
03/12/2032m 14s

Arcadia: the fall of a fashion empire

Sir Philip Green is a man of unimaginable wealth, his company, Arcadia has transformed clothes shopping in the UK, he’s made tens-of-thousands of jobs, and now, he’s taken them away. After nearly two decades, Green’s retail empire has collapsed, but how did he rise to power, how far can he fall and who will he take with him? In this episode, host Jayne Secker is joined by Ian King, Sky’s business presenter to talk through the rise and fall of the fashion tycoon, how he became the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’ and what the collapse of Arcadia means for shopping, jobs and pensions.
02/12/2031m 23s

Can we stop another global pandemic?

Four years ago, the United Nations Environment Programme flagged a worldwide increase in zoonotic epidemics - they said it was "an issue of concern".Zoonotic diseases are transmitted from animals to humans.There is now evidence of a strong link between environmental destruction and pandemics, but can we act in time to stop another global disease? To explain how deforestation spreads zoonotic diseases, Dr Rory Gibb, global change ecologist at University College London, joins host Jayne Secker on the Sky News Daily podcast. Executive director of conservation and science at the World Wide Fund for Nature, Mike Barratt, talks through how we can work together to stop it.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
01/12/2020m 51s

Why is terror still looming over the UK?

One year ago, Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were senselessly killed in London as they volunteered at a conference on criminal rehabilitation. Their murderer, Usman Khan, was a convicted terrorist who'd been released from prison just a year earlier.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast we remember the victims and heroes of the 2019 London Bridge terror attack, and hear from Rosca - an ex-gang member and now rapper - who says Jack Merritt saved him from a life of crime.Plus Sky's Diana Magnay walks us through what it was like to be reporting on the day that Jack and Saskia's lives were taken and we hear from Nick Aldworth, the former counter-terrorism national co-ordinator, about whether the UK's de-radicalisation programmes are really working.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
30/11/2029m 19s

Tears for tiers and hell for hospitality – the cost of COVID

Disappointment. Anger. Confusion. Just some of the emotions being felt by business owners and their staff bearing the brunt of coronavirus restrictions in England. On Thursday, the government confirmed its decision that will see 99% of the population living under the two toughest levels.Around 32 million people are being placed under Tier 2 restrictions, while a further 23.3 million face Tier 3 rules.So if it looks, feels and smells like lockdown – is England effectively still in lockdown? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the impact on the hospitality sector and night-time economy with chief executive of UK Hospitality, Kate Nicholls and Alan Miller, honorary trustee at the Night Time Industries Association and co-founder of campaign group Recovery. Plus, analysis and opinion from our deputy political editor Sam Coates.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
27/11/2031m 57s

COVID crisis: The economic emergency and 5 days of Christmas

On Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his spending review - his economic plan for the year ahead. The UK is having to face up to the scale of the financial cost caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Britain's economy is expected to shrink by 11.3% this year, while unemployment is predicted to rise to 7.5% by next summer - that's 2.6 million people.Tough choices have been made, including a pay freeze for non-NHS public sector workers earning more than £24,000 and a cut to foreign aid spending next year. But more are likely to follow. And what might relaxing rules for five days of Christmas mean for our road to recovery? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear personal stories from people who have been affected by the pandemic. Plus, we are joined by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman, as well as Sky's Sophy Ridge and our business correspondent Paul Kelso, as we take a closer look at the measures being taken by the government. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast producer Cat Soave Interviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
26/11/2031m 52s

COVID-19: Is the pandemic costing us our mental health?

The Autumn spending review is set to outline a budget for mental health services, which are being overwhelmed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatrists are warning that the mental health impact of coronavirus needs to be taken just as seriously as physical health, as they prepare for their busiest 18 months on record. On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to Samantha Lovell whose brother took his own life after lockdown became too tough. We also hear from Jess Gallier, who founded a suicide prevention charity in memory of her father, which has saved thousands of lives and counting. Plus Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, explains the impact COVID-19 is having on the mental health of Britons and tells us why government needs to offer services more help. Daily podcast team: Podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli Foster Archive - Simon Windsor Music - Steven Wheeler
25/11/2025m 1s

Oxford COVID vaccine success - and then there were three

There is a team of scientists at the University of Oxford that is both over-joyed and shattered. Trials of their vaccine with AstraZeneca in the fight against coronavirus indicate it is up to 90% effective. There is also some suggestion that the vaccine could even help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we hear from Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is the woman who led the Oxford team, while our science correspondent Thomas Moore examines the detail as we compare the Oxford vaccine with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna ones.Plus, why medical student Lois Clay-Baker signed up to the trials - that aim to help life for the likes of Gerry and Ann Wells, in their 70s, get back to some kind of normal.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
24/11/2028m 15s

Tackling racial inequality in Britain – how far have we come?

The death of George Floyd in the US in May reignited the debate over tackling racial inequality in society. Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, millions of people across the globe took a stand - attending Black Lives Matter protests.The world of sport came together to ‘take a knee’ in a symbol of solidarity.But almost six months on, how much progress has been made in the UK? Chi-chi Nwanoku founded Europe's first professional majority Black, Asian and ethnically diverse orchestra, Chineke!She shares her story of driving change in the world of classical music on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan.We are also joined by Sky’s ‘Race and Revolution’ host Gillian Joseph as we ask: has there been a fundamental shift towards tackling racial inequality? Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer – Cleudi GossageArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
23/11/2028m 18s

Long COVID: The aftertaste of a global pandemic

The government has announced that by the end of the month, it will open 40 clinics dedicated to helping patients with long-COVID.But the disease still remains a mystery to many medical professionals, with a lot of questions which still have no answers.  Who will get it? What are the symptoms and is it possible to fully recover from this debilitating condition that is, in many cases, destroying people's lives? In this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to Sophie Evans, a 28-year-old nurse, whose life has been turned upside down after she was diagnosed with long-COVID. We also speak to Professor Tim Spector from Kings College London, who has led one of the only studies into long-COVID, which outlines who is most at risk. Plus Dr Nisreen Alwan tells us why she has signed a letter, calling on the government to better its research and surveillance of the condition.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
20/11/2027m 22s

Is the housing market boom hiding a crisis?

With the housing market booming, how is there a housing crisis at the bottom end of the property ladder? COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on the housing market, despite there being a recession, house prices have been going up and more properties have been changing hands than anyone could ever have imagined. But for people looking to get their first home, things have been harder than ever. To explain why housing market analyst, Neal Hudson, talks through the change in behaviour; Anya Martin, head of policy at PricedOut, and social mobility commissioner Saeed Archer show the effects that this will have on society. Jake from Southampton also tells his story about living in the midst of the cladding crisis. In response to the podcast, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said:"Our priority is to make more homes safer, faster - and that's why we're providing £1.6 billion to speed up the removal of unsafe cladding, targeted where it is needed most. We're already seeing progress - almost 80% of buildings with unsafe ACM cladding have completed or are in the process of remediation, rising to 97% in the social housing sector. We're developing a longer-term financial solution to help protect leaseholders from unaffordable remediation costs. Building owners should meet remediation costs without passing them on to leaseholders wherever possible.The Government is helping a new generation to take their first step on the housing ladder with schemes including Help to Buy and Right to Buy helping almost 649,000 people to purchase a home since 2010.We're investing £11.5 billion in our new Affordable Homes Programme - the biggest investment in a decade - to deliver up to 180,000 new affordable homes across the country.Our new Shared Ownership scheme is also making it easier to buy a home, while our First Homes scheme will offer a 30% discount on the price of a new home with councils able to prioritise these homes for key workers including nurses and teachers."Credits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma WoodhouseInterviews producers - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
19/11/2024m 58s

How are children falling victim to far-right extremists?

A Sky News investigation has found that children, including some under the age of 10, are being recruited into extremist far-right organisations.Our research can reveal there has been a dramatic increase in the number of youngsters being referred to government counter-extremist programmes.It comes as counter-terror police announce a new campaign aimed at preventing radicalisation - especially during lockdown.On this episode of the Sky News Daily Podcast, host Katerina Vittozzi speaks to 'John' - who was manipulated and groomed by far-right forums aged just 14. His mother 'Sarah' tells us how she discovered her son was an extremist.We also speak to former neo-Nazi Nigel Bromage from Exit UK and Patrik Hermansson from Hope not Hate about how we can protect and save children from far-right groups.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
18/11/2028m 37s

What does Biden mean for Britain?

Joe Biden has anti-Brexit views, proud Irish roots and has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the "physical and emotional clone of Donald Trump".What does this mean for Britain's position on the world stage and the 'special relationship' between the two countries? In this episode of the Sky News Daily, host Dominic Waghorn speaks to former career diplomat and acting US ambassador to the UK, Lewis Lukens, about what Mr Biden thinks of Britain.Joining them is Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates to discuss what Britain needs from Mr Biden? And Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador to the US, explains how Downing Street prepares for a new President of the United States.
17/11/2031m 40s

Dementia in football – should it be recognised as an industrial disease?

In 2020, we lost two of England’s great football heroes. Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles had both suffered with dementia before their deaths.It recently emerged that Jack’s brother Sir Bobby Charlton had also been diagnosed with the degenerative disease, reigniting the conversation about a possible link between it and the sport. An investigation by our sport correspondent Martha Kelner found that more than half of the footballers who played for Burnley FC in their championship winning 1959/60 season have died from or are suffering with dementia.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels speaks to Martha about it as we hear from some of their families who believe repeated heading of the ball was a contributing factor.Anne McIlroy is the daughter of one of the club’s star players Jimmy McIlroy, Jimmy Robson played up front in the team and is joined by daughter Dany Robson, who now cares for her dad. Jon Pointer also speaks about his father, Ray Pointer, who developed the first signs of dementia in his mid-60s.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
16/11/2031m 41s

COVID-19 vaccine – hope on the horizon

It was the news the world had been waiting for. A major breakthrough in the race to find a vaccine in the fight against coronavirus. In a week when the UK surpassed 50,000 COVID-related deaths in this pandemic, Monday’s announcement offered optimism – albeit tinged with some caution. While the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer financed the vaccine, the science itself is the work of German company BioNTech – founded by husband and wife team, physicians Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci.We hear from Dr Sahin on this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast hosted by Dominic Waghorn. We are also joined by Dr Charlie Weller, who is head of vaccines at the Wellcome Trust research charity, and GP Dr Ellie Cannon as we examine what more we know about the vaccine, the preparations for distribution if approved and the challenges that still remain.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
13/11/2034m 51s

The US election: When will Trump concede?

President-elect Joe Biden's lead is getting bigger, some Republicans are urging Donald Trump to concede, and Boris Johnson has called the commander-in-chief the "previous president".But the current US leader is still claiming on Twitter that he won the election. What will it take for Mr Trump to admit defeat? Can the election result be overturned? Can he be forced out of the White House?In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker is joined by Carol Laham, one of America's leading practitioners in election law and government ethics, who explains Mr Trump's legal options.And Congressman Bob McEwen tells us why he believes the 2020 election is a fraud.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/11/2027m 21s

COVID-19: Has the pandemic changed parliament forever?

Prime Minister's Questions has been a political ritual in British politics for nearly 60 years, with MPs and journalists flooding into the House of Commons, for a dramatic 30-minute showdown of political arguments. But, like most traditions, coronavirus bought the face-off to a halt. Months on, screens have been installed in the Commons and available seats are rare and few, meaning politicians have swapped dispatch box dust-ups for digital debates. Could this be the beginning of a digital democracy? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast hosted by Sophy Ridge, MP Alyn Smith talks through what sitting in parliament via Zoom is like and historian Dr Matt Cole describes how the Commons and PMQs has changed over the past 100 years.
11/11/2026m 30s

No longer swinging but Trumpism will live on

Donald Trump himself said “losing is never easy”. He was playing golf when the news broke that Joe Biden was going to be America’s next commander-in-chief.In a tweet, the out-going US president still insisted he won the vote and repeated unfounded claims of election fraud, suggesting some ballots for his rival were not legal.But it wasn’t the runaway victory for the Democrats that pollsters had previously predicted. There remains a huge amount of support for Donald Trump across the United States.So what next for Trumpism? Republican and Trump supporter Maythe Magdelano, in Miami, talks to the Sky News Daily podcast about his appeal, style of politics and what America needs now. Host Dermot Murnaghan is also joined by Sky’s Siobhan Robbins and Harvey J Kaye, Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, as we examine the rise of Trumpism, what it is and why it will live on. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
10/11/2028m 55s

President-elect Joe Biden – the man, the politician and the new FLOTUS

America finally decided after more than three days of uncertainty while election ballots were counted.In his first speech since being named US president-elect, Joe Biden promised to “unify” the country and heal deep divisions. But what more do we know about the 77-year-old, who, after his inauguration on 20 January, will officially become the next US commander-in-chief? On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn to take a closer look at what we can expect from a President Biden.Plus, Sharon Manitta from Democrats Abroad UK talks about the new first lady – what role might Jill Biden play in the White House?Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
09/11/2032m 26s

BONUS: Joe Biden wins the presidency, Donald Trump golfs

After a long wait, a victory in Pennsylvania helped win Joe Biden the presidency of the United States. While Democrats celebrated history being made, Donald Trump golfed, and his lawyers upped the ante on challenging the electoral process. On our Divided States podcast, US correspondent Cordelia Lynch and Washington bureau chief Emily Purser Brown reflect on the day, the week, and the campaign that made this moment. What will a Joe Biden presidency mean for America? What will Donald Trump do next? And where does a divided America go from here?
08/11/2026m 28s

The COVID-19 vaccine race: Who will cross the line?

Ten vaccines are in the final phase of trials. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has not ruled out securing a vaccine by Christmas, yet scientists say we might have to wait until 2022 - and according to Donald Trump, it was ready last month. Dates are repeatedly being thrown around - but with none yet approved and 7.5 billion people to immunise around the world, it begs the question, how long will it take for a vaccine to get our lives back to normal? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips is joined by Professor Beate Kampmann, director of the Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to explain why she thinks COVID trials could be moving too quickly and Professor Bruce Y Lee, from City University, New York, to talk through how vaccinating the population may take longer than many have bargained for. Plus Jack Sommers, volunteer at the Oxford vaccine trials, shares his experienceCredits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma WoodhouseInterviews producers - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
06/11/2028m 36s

Unit 74455: Russian hackers 'wanted by the FBI'

The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber-attacks. Before then, very little was known about Unit 74455, part of the country’s military intelligence service, until a poster was published with the mugshots of six men with the words “Wanted by the FBI”. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Laura Bundock interviews Keir Giles, an expert on Russian security issues. He tells us how Russia has led the field in cyber-attacks since the 1990s. Plus Sky’s Foreign Affairs Editor Deborah Haynes and Sky’s Technology Reporter Alex Martin join us to dissect recent Russian cyber-behaviour.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
05/11/2029m 46s

What happened on US election night 2020?

Last night, polls closed around the US and results began to come in. It was one of the most important events in world politics. It was a long night with surprise results, marches and speeches. You can hear a run through of the night with host, Dermot Murnaghan as it developed in today’s Sky News Daily Podcast, in the best, most exciting bits of America deciding - Trump or Biden?Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
04/11/2032m 26s

What happened on US election night 2020? | 4 November 2020

Last night, polls closed around the US and results began to come in. It was one of the most important events in world politics. It was a long night with surprise results, marches and speeches. You can hear a run through of the night with host, Dermot Murnaghan as it developed in today’s Sky News Daily Podcast, in the best, most exciting bits of America deciding - Trump or Biden?Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
04/11/2032m 14s

What happened on US election night 2020? | 4 November 2020

Last night, polls closed around the US and results began to come in. It was one of the most important events in world politics. It was a long night with surprise results, marches and speeches. You can hear a run through of the night with host, Dermot Murnaghan as it developed in today’s Sky News Daily Podcast, in the best, most exciting bits of America deciding - Trump or Biden?Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
04/11/2032m 10s

Johnny Depp: What’s next for the star following unsuccessful libel case?

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has lost his case against The Sun over claims he was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard. It follows a three-week trial, in which both sides had their own versions of what happened during their two-year marriage. Three months after the trial, Judge Justice Nicol ruled in a 129-page judgement that the tabloid’s report of allegations were “substantially true”.So what comes next for Depp? Can his career be saved? And does this open a new door for press freedom?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Bethany Minelle is joined by media and privacy lawyer Steven Heffer to discuss the implications this case will have on the press, and Hollywood expert Ashley Pearson to ask whether either Depp’s or Heard’s reputation can be saved. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
03/11/2031m 31s

A nightmare on Downing Street: Will COVID steal Christmas?

It was never going to be the usual Halloween in a year when we faced a global pandemic, but clearly a rising number of COVID-19 cases left the prime minister spooked. On Saturday evening, and after a few delays, Boris Johnson made the announcement he had hoped he’d not have to make again - effectively shutting England down for a second time this year. The decision follows a stark warning from his top medical and scientific advisers there could be twice as many coronavirus deaths this winter than during the first wave.The four-week lockdown, from Thursday, will be voted on by parliament on Wednesday.But is it the right call? Has it come too late? And can people and businesses survive this time around?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Sophy Ridge examines the reasons for the lockdown, how it differs to the first and asks: Will it really last four weeks and will it work?We are joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates, Sky’s economics editor Ed Conway, and Dr Daniele Bryden, who is the Vice Dean for Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
02/11/2034m 13s

QAnon: Why is 2020 the perfect storm for a conspiracy theory?

QAnon is a conspiracy theory which alleges that top Democrats, billionaires and Hollywood celebrities are Satan-worshipping and running child sex-trafficking rings. The only person that can save America from them is Donald Trump, believers of the theory say.In just three years it’s gone from anonymous posts on fringe message boards to having at least 100,000 followers and being designated a potential domestic terror threat by the FBI. The president himself has refused to debunk it. On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips is joined by Professor Joseph Pierre, Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the University of California, to discuss the psychology behind QAnon and Dr Ashley Frawley, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Swansea University, who explains why humans are drawn to conspiracy theories.Plus Kate Shemirani from the UK anti-vaccination movement tells us why she thinks COVID-19 is a tool of compliance.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
30/10/2031m 22s

Terror in France: What can be done to tackle extremism?

Three people have died, including one who is thought to have been decapitated, in a suspected terror attack in Nice, France.It’s the latest in a series of terror-related incidents in the country in recent years.As more people are killed by extremists, what steps can French authorities take to tackle terrorism?And just two weeks on from the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty over a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, is this a reaction to freedom of expression?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker is joined by Dr Emma El-Badawy, the head of research at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, to talk about France's cultural row and author Mick Hume discusses the impact these attacks have on free speech.Plus our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons has latest on the incidents unfolding in France.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/10/2028m 25s

The story of Britain’s first black policewoman

In 1968, Sislin Fay Allen applied to join the Metropolitan Police. At the bottom of her application, she felt the need to point out that she was black. When she passed the interview process and was accepted into the police force, she made history.This Black History Month on the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips travelled 5,000 miles to Jamaica to meet Sislin and hear her story.He also speaks to her daughter, Paula, about how her mother changed attitudes in the police force and what is still yet to be done. Plus, MP Sarah Jones describes the true extent of Sislin’s legacy in Croydon – where she was posted. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
28/10/2023m 0s

Free school meals: Has Marcus Rashford caught the government offside?

Hundreds of cafes, restaurants and councils in England have taken it upon themselves to provide free meals for children this half-term.It comes after the government rejected a motion proposed by footballer Marcus Rashford to extend the voucher scheme.But whose responsibility is it to provide food for children during school holidays?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to Claire Oliver, owner of an art café in Manchester providing food for children this half-term.Plus we hear from Asad Rehman, who grew up on free school meals and is now the director of the anti-poverty charity War on Want.Sky correspondent Ali Fortescue also joins us to discuss the impact Rashford’s campaign has had on Westminster. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
27/10/2025m 44s

America Decides: how does the US election work and which way will it swing?

On Tuesday 3 November 2020 the 59th quadrennial US presidential election takes place – but what will America decide?Will Donald Trump defeat Joe Biden to secure a second term in the White House? Or has his Democratic opponent done enough to win over US voters?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear from Americans Joe Radinovich and Samuel Mangold-Lenett on what the election means to them and who they want as their commander-in-chief for the next four years.But how does a US election actually work?Dermot is joined by Assistant Professor of History at the University of Sunderland, Dr Kevin Yuill, to discuss the American political system – plus our US correspondent Cordelia Lynch gives us her analysis of the election campaign.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer – Cat SoaveInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
26/10/2034m 4s

#EndSARS protests: The most important moment in Nigeria’s history? | 23 October 2020

That is how Nigerian music star Burna Boy described the recent demonstrations. Speaking exclusively to Sky News, he said the nature of politics in his homeland has changed.What more do we know about SARS – Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad - and the movement protesting against alleged brutality?And how will the international community respond?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our Africa correspondent John Sparks to take a closer look at what has been going on in the country following recent violent clashes.Plus, hear John’s interview with Burna Boy, who expressed shock at the events this week and called for change.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
23/10/2022m 51s

#EndSARS protests: The most important moment in Nigeria’s history?

That is how Nigerian music star Burna Boy described the recent demonstrations. Speaking exclusively to Sky News, he said the nature of politics in his homeland has changed.What more do we know about SARS – Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad - and the movement protesting against alleged brutality?And how will the international community respond?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our Africa correspondent John Sparks to take a closer look at what has been going on in the country following recent violent clashes.Plus, hear John’s interview with Burna Boy, who expressed shock at the events this week and called for change.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
23/10/2022m 51s

COVID: Hopes and tiers for Christmas – is there an exit strategy?

More than seven million people in England will be living under the toughest COVID restrictions by this weekend.What went wrong in Greater Manchester?And as South Yorkshire joins the Tier 3 club, we ask: is there an exit strategy?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast our deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by our correspondent Inzamam Rashid and Dr Ria Lina, a virus expert.Plus, Sky’s North of England correspondent Katerina Vittozzi speaks to soft play owner Bev Collier-Nelson in Wigan about the challenges of COVID restrictions.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
22/10/2035m 57s

COVID crisis in the arts: Will the show go on?

Government has promised to inject a £1.57bn rescue fund into UK arts organisations that have been crippled by COVID-19. But as Britain faces a second wave, the performing arts are still paralysed and self-employed staff in the industry remain jobless. While venues may have been given a financial lifeline, will it be enough to save the people who bring performances to life? On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Bethany Minelle is joined by actor Adrian Schiller and dancer Fiona Jeffrey to discuss how they're coping in a halted industry with a precarious future. We also speak to theatre veteran Simon Callow about why he believes the show will go on. Plus, we hear from writer Dave Clements about why a cultural escape is essential for our mental health. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
21/10/2033m 21s

What does it mean to be black and British?

Government data shows nearly two million black Britons live in England and Wales – each with their own, unique experience.But the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests throughout 2020 exposed some of the inequalities and disparities that still exist in society.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Gamal Fahnbulleh explores his own sense of identity and belonging after recently becoming a father for the first time.We hear from his sister Miatta Fahnbulleh, journalist Twiggy Jalloh and Abu Yillah, who is a poet and filmmaker, as they share their thoughts on their Sierra Leonean heritage and straddling two cultures.Gamal and his wife Liz also reflect on what making the documentary 'Black, British and Belonging' has meant for their family.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
20/10/2023m 51s

The COVID-19 'circuit breaker': Is this still an option for reducing infection rates?

With infection rates rising, the economy looking precarious and different parts of the UK taking their own paths, what options does the prime minister have to reduce coronavirus cases? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by Professor Christina Pagel, scientist, mathematician and member of the independent SAGE committee; Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at University of Reading; and Kate Andrews, economics correspondent for The Spectator to discuss the "circuit breaker" strategy that was advised by SAGE and dismissed by the government a month ago. Plus, Sky's West of England correspondent Dan Whitehead talks us through the Welsh "firebreaker" lockdown. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
19/10/2029m 29s

Brexit: The fight for fish

After months of talks attempting to secure a post-Brexit trade deal, how has fishing come to decide the UK’s political future? Northern Ireland, immigration and the budget have all been sticking points in Brexit negotiations - but one that neither side seems willing to budge over on, is fishing. In this episode on the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Jeremy Percy, a former fisherman and now chairman of the New Under Tens Fishing Association. They discuss the situation from the perspective of the British fishing industry. Also joining Dermot is Natasha Bowler, Sky’s Brussels producer who explains the politics behind the fishing disputes. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
16/10/2025m 31s

Rape convictions at record low – is it time we ask an uncomfortable question?

Rape is a sensitive issue and one that is not easy for many of us to discuss.It’s even harder for those who experience the crime - which is difficult to prosecute.But with the lowest conviction levels on record in England and Wales, it prompts an uncomfortable question: Has rape become the perfect crime? Bonny Turner and Sam Thompson shared their stories with our 'Off Limits' digital series.We hear their experiences on this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast after neither case made it to court.Sky's Laura Bundock is also joined by senior producer Liv Moloney, who worked on the documentary - as well as rape survivor Winnie M Li and lawyer Luke Gittos, to discuss the complexities of rape investigations.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
15/10/2028m 58s

The racial killings that shamed two nations

Two deaths, two countries, twenty-seven years apart. The racial killing of two men that brought people to their feet and demand for change. In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips talks to George Floyd’s son and one of his close friends to mark what would have been his 47th birthday. He also speaks to Neville Lawrence, father of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in south east London 27 years ago. They discuss what changes his son’s killing triggered across the public sector and what is still yet to be done.Daily podcast team: Podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers Assistant producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Researcher - Rob Fellows Interviews producers - Tatiana Alderson Interviews producers - Megan Coutts Archive - Simon Windsor Music - Steven Wheeler
14/10/2027m 41s

Coronavirus: Is the three-tier approach too little too late?

On Monday, Boris Johnson outlined a new COVID alert system for England aimed at slowing the spread of the virus in hotspot areas.The prime minister briefed the nation once again on his plan, hours after the government’s scientists explained the data behind the decision.Documents published after Mr Johnson was flanked by his chancellor and England’s chief medical officer in Downing Street, then revealed a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown for the country had been recommended to ministers by scientists.So is the three-tier approach the right one? And will it be enough to stave off a second COVID crisis here?Pub owner Matthew Farrell in Liverpool talks to the Sky News Daily podcast about the impact on his business and personal life.Plus, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s Inzamam Rashid in Liverpool and virus expert, Dr Ria Lina to take a closer look at the new measures and discuss the politics as well as the ‘science’.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
13/10/2027m 25s

'Open Source' journalism and investigating the UK arms trade

Investigative journalism requires time and resources.Mainstream media organisations sometimes collaborate with others, such as the likes of Bellingcat and Lighthouse Reports, to examine evidence in order to reveal the truth about a story. Sky News did just this recently, as we carried out a joint investigation into the UK arms trade. We revealed British-made riot shields are being used by some US police, including during Black Lives Matter protests.But does our government know how many weapons the UK actually sells abroad?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, our defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall is joined by some of those involved in the investigation to share the findings, as well as discuss how this type of journalism works and the techniques used.Sky's Victoria Elms is a digital news producer, Annique Mossou is a trainer and researcher for the online investigative journalism site Bellingcat, and Leone Hadavi is what is known as an 'Open Source Intelligence' investigator and analyst.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
12/10/2036m 14s

The mental health crisis: A problem you can't lock down

"I'm feeling anxious because at this point, it can only get worse."Camilla Keyte has been shielding since the beginning of lockdown - her only physical contact was one hug with her mother through a shower curtain in February.Camilla says the pandemic has made her feel helpless, purposeless, and useless.And she's far from alone.Thousands of people from across the UK have reported feeling depressed and anxious because of COVID-19 and experts warn a mental health crisis is imminent.On this episode of the Sky News Daily Podcast, host Sophy Ridge speaks to Sky's home editor Jason Farrell, who has been travelling around the UK ahead of Mental Health Day, to assess the psychological impact the pandemic has had.Joining them is Marjorie Wallace from mental health charity SANE to talk about how people feeling low can access help.Plus, Camilla tells her first-hand story of battling deteriorating mental health during the pandemic.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
09/10/2026m 34s

Earthshot Prize: Will a £50m Royal ambition save the planet?

The Nobel-style award was first introduced to us at the end of 2019 in a video clip voiced by Sir David Attenborough.The aim of the project: to incentivise change and help repair the planet.Launching the prize, Prince William called it “the most prestigious such award in history”.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dominic Waghorn is joined by our Royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills, who spoke to the Duke of Cambridge about the ambition and his family’s involvement in environmental campaigning.Plus, Alice Bell, co-director of climate campaign group Possible, helps to examine just how much of a difference the prize could make in solving the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
08/10/2027m 0s

Does coronavirus mean the end credits for cinema?

In March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told us that we shouldn't be going to places where we're in close proximity to one another. Places like cinemas.Since then, the cinema industry has had to deal with several months of lockdown, competition from streaming services, and when they could reopen there were few films to show.On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker is joined by Phil Clapp, chief executive of the UK Cinema Association to talk about Cineworld sites closing. They also discuss the effect that coronavirus has had on the film industry in the long term.Also appearing on the podcast is Sky's Backstage podcast host, Claire Gregory, plus film critic and host of podcast Girls on Film, Anna Smith, to discuss how TV and film makers have adapted to the situation.
07/10/2026m 17s

Black History: Are children learning enough about it?

"You're a history teacher? You don't look like one."A Year 7 pupil's words to 25-year-old Otis Blaize, who works at a school in south London.He said the black boy smiled with excitement when he replied that he was indeed a history teacher.Why? Because Otis looked similar to him.This Black History Month on the Sky News Daily podcast, Otis shares his own experience of growing up, his aspiration to become a good role model for young people and the importance of the subject.Sky's Gamal Fahnbulleh is also joined by Kimberly McIntosh, columnist at gal-dem magazine and Calvin Robinson - a school governor and former assistant headteacher - as we look at teaching black history and how it is included in the curriculum.
06/10/2031m 22s

Trump, coronavirus and ‘miracle treatments coming down from God’

Confirmation on Friday that Donald Trump had tested positive for coronavirus rocked the US and made headlines across the globe.It also prompted a series of questions, including: Where and when did he contract the virus? What impact could it have on November's election? And what more do we really know about the 74 year-old's health after some disparities between updates from his medical team and the White House?On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our US correspondent Cordelia Lynch to examine the response to Donald Trump’s stay in a US military hospital and what this could mean for his campaign.Dr Joe Grove, who specialises in viral immune evasion at University College London (UCL), also talks us through the choice of experimental drugs used to treat President Trump.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
05/10/2028m 41s

COVID contagion, family sacrifices and the 'Belgian model'

David Jenkins had been an aircraft assembler at Airbus for nearly a decade but became an economic casualty of the virus pandemic due to the knock-on effects.His family, like thousands of others across the UK, are enduring difficult times as industries including aviation continue to struggle.While firms tighten their belts, so too are households - and in the words of David's wife Louise: "It affects every single part of your life".Louise shares her family's story on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, as our business correspondent Paul Kelso talks about travelling around the UK following the repercussions of the crisis.Plus, after COVID restrictions were tightened here, we examine the so-called 'Belgian model' with Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons and Brussels correspondent at The Times, Bruno Waterfield.Credits: Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseSpecialist business producer - Tom BoadleInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
02/10/2036m 12s

Bristol bus boycott: The breakthrough in race relations

On the same day that Martin Luther King pursued his dream in America, a group of Bristolians boycotted buses, changing the face of civil rights in the UK. The campaign led to the Bristol Omnibus Company lifting its “colour bar” on employment, and paved the way for the UK’s Race Relations Acts of 1965 and 1968.On this episode of the Sky News Daily Podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks Roy Hackett, who was part of the 1963 Bristol protests, long-term campaigner for civil rights, Barbara Dettering, and history teacher and boycott enthusiast Tracy O’Brien.Credits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer- Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
01/10/2018m 40s

Inside Yemen: Is the world doing enough?

It’s the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet, but should countries be doing more to help end the human loss, suffering and devastation?Millions of Yemenis continue to face hunger and starvation after five years of conflict.Sky’s special correspondent Alex Crawford and our team worked with Ahmed Baider, a producer in Yemen, to investigate the situation at a time when coronavirus has exacerbated the ongoing problems.Ahmed gives us his own personal story on this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan.We’re also joined by Alex and Sky’s foreign news editor Zein Ja’Far as we examine and discuss what the team uncovered during their deployment.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
30/09/2037m 27s

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Sentence served but no sign of freedom

Four years ago, Richard Ratcliffe’s wife was arrested and detained in an Iranian prison, charged with spying - which Nazanin has always denied.Ever since then, her devoted husband has campaigned tirelessly for her release.Richard has met with the foreign secretary, given countless interviews to the media and held hunger strikes outside the Iranian embassy in London.But just as the end of her sentence draws close, new charges were brought against the mother-of-one. Could this scupper the chance of the couple being reunited anytime soon?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Richard speaks to our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn about what the past four years has been like for him and their young daughter Gabriella, how Nazanin is coping and reminisces over when they first met.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
29/09/2031m 22s

Universities crisis: Is Generation COVID being let down?

Thousands of students are being forced to self-isolate in university accommodation across the country, and with no guarantee yet they’ll be home for Christmas. On the latest episode of the Sky News Daily podcast we're joined by four students from the Glasgow School of Art who are isolating together in separate rooms of their new home – despite only meeting a few weeks ago. Plus, we hear from the Vice Chancellor at the University of Portsmouth about what they're doing to overcome the inevitable spread of coronavirus among their students. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast producer - Ana BatesInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer – Reece DentonArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
28/09/2030m 36s

The life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Measuring just 5ft in height, the late Supreme Court judge was both small in stature and softly spoken.But the Brooklyn-born woman – known affectionately as the "Notorious RBG" – was a towering giant for gender equality and civil rights throughout her life.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jayne Secker speaks to Christopher Scalia – the son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia - and opera singer, Lawrence Brownlee, as they share their personal stories and fondest memories of the 87-year-old who passed away earlier this month.We are also joined by our US correspondent Cordelia Lynch, as we look back at Justice Ginsburg’s life and discuss her legacy.Subscribe to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerDaily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer – Reece DentonArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
25/09/2028m 49s

Can the government still protect our jobs?

On Thursday, the government came at the coronavirus crisis from two angles. First, from the financial side - The Chancellor announced his winter economy plan outlining measures to replace the furlough scheme. Then things got technical with the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app in England and Wales.In this episode, Sophy Ridge is joined by business correspondent Helen-Ann Smith to dissect and analyse what was unveiled in Rishi Sunak's statement in the House of Commons.Rowland Manthorpe, Sky News technology correspondent talks us through how the new contact tracing app works and the debate over its effectiveness.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant podcast producer - Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
24/09/2029m 48s

How do you suppress COVID-19 but prevent economic disaster? | 23 September 2020

Less than a day after Boris Johnson addressed the nation with a new set of restrictions, the UK reported its highest number of coronavirus cases since May. In order to decide exactly which measures to use, the government had to weigh up factors - crucially, how to suppress the virus but also stop the UK from falling into an economic crisis.In this episode, Sophy Ridge discussed this with GP and health campaigner Dr Louise Irvine, and Alfie Stirling, director of research & chief economist at the New Economic Foundation.Sky’s economic editor Ed Conway also joins us to analyse the data and examine what lies ahead.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer: Emma WoodhouseInterviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
23/09/2034m 15s

Jacob Blake shooting: 'Burning' young minds? | 22 September 2020

On 23 August, the 29 year-old became another black American man to be shot by police in the United States.He survived but his father revealed his son had been left paralysed from the waist down.Three of Jacob’s sons witnessed the shooting and the family say they have been left traumatised.What will be the lasting impact on their young minds? How might it shape their own future relationship with police officers? And will we see real change?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Noel Phillips, we are joined by Sky’s James Matthews and Andy George, Interim President of the National Black Police Association in the UK.Warning: Contains some strong language and the sound of gunshots.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant podcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Hollie AthertonInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
22/09/2029m 39s

The eviction crisis: lockdown and locked out | 21 September 2020

We discuss the government’s approach to dealing with the homeless during lockdown - the successes, the failures and how their future policies could potentially put an end to people having to sleep rough.Noel Phillips talks to Maeve Mcclanaghan, an investigative journalist and author of the book ‘No Fixed Abode; Jordan Osserman of a group representing 170 flats in blocks majority-owned by billionaire property developer; and homeless man, Paul talking about life on the streets during the pandemic.Credits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast assistant producer - Emma Rae Interviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
21/09/2031m 45s

Can UK schools survive a second spike in Covid cases? | 18 September 2020

Several months after the coronavirus pandemic triggered a global shutdown, headteachers fully re-opened their classrooms as the new school year began this autumn.But just how successful has the return been for pupils, parents and staff? The UK’s COVID-19 infection rate is on the rise, piling pressure on testing capacity – and fears of a second national lockdown loom. With the winter season fast-approaching, how will schools cope in the months ahead?In this episode of Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we are joined by school leaders from each corner of the UK to discuss the challenges they have faced so far and their concerns for the future.Jonathan and Sky’s Laura Bundock also share their analysis of the situation and thoughts as parents themselves.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant podcast producer – Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Hollie AthertonInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
18/09/2033m 58s

Meningitis: Survival, loss and the science | 17 September 2020

Bacterial Meningitis is caught by around 2,500 people a year, of those people one-tenth will die and a third of survivors will be left with life altering after effects. It’s a disease that is aggressive, can kill within a few hours and while we focus on the coronavirus pandemic, symptoms might be mistaken for Covid 19 or missed completely. As part of Meningitis Awareness Week, we welcome Evidence and Policy Manager at Meningitis Research Foundation, Claire Wright to talk us through the science of Meningitis. We also hear the experience of Ben de Souza who caught the infection in his first year at university and Michelle Bresnahan tells the story of how she lost her son to Meningitis.Credits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
17/09/2027m 46s

Inside the Amazon: A rainforest on fire | 16 September 2020

The Amazon rainforest is on fire, again. Lands and livelihoods are being destroyed by huge blazes, which the Brazilian government is denying are happening.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay takes us into the Amazon, where he's been joining teams of under-resourced fire crews trying to get a handle on the devastation.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers Podcast producer - Ana BatesAssistant producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Hollie AthertonInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan Coutts Archive - Simon Windsor Archive - Robert Fellowes Music - Steven Wheeler
16/09/2028m 17s

What’s the reality behind deals promising ‘peace’ in the Middle East? | 15 September 2020

Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalise relations with Israel.Deals - brokered by the US - have been described by Donald Trump as a ‘breakthrough’ for peace.But is that a view shared?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by our Middle East correspondent Mark Stone who has travelled across the West Bank and explores what the reality is at the heart of the conflict.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers Podcast producer - Ana BatesAssistant producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Hollie AthertonInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan Coutts Archive - Simon Windsor Archive - Robert Fellowes Music - Steven Wheeler
15/09/2029m 42s

The second wave: Powered by science fiction? | 14 September 2020

Since February we’ve been washing our hands, staying alert, eating out to help out, working from home and all while trying to stay two metres apart. But last week, the government brought in a new attack on the surge in coronavirus cases: the rule of six and ‘Operation Moonshot’.In this episode, Professor Stephen Reicher, one of the government’s scientific advisors, argues that the Prime Minister is risking playing a ‘blame game’ with his strategy; and Sky political correspondent, Kate McCann talks us through how realistic the Moonshot plan really is.Credits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
14/09/2035m 7s

Madeleine McCann disappearance: Who is Christian B? | 11 September 2020

More than 13 years after the 3 year-old vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal, her family are still waiting for answers.What happened to the little British girl on the evening of 3 May 2007 – just days before her fourth birthday?Investigative leads over the years have so far failed in the search to find her.But in June of this year, a new suspect was identified in the case – Christian B.Who is he? And is he the man responsible for Madeleine’s disappearance?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we are joined by our crime correspondent Martin Brunt as we look at what we know about the suspect, his past and the evidence against him.Credits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producers - Oli FosterInterviews producers - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
11/09/2022m 49s

Climate After Covid: Can the UK lead a green recovery? | 10 September 2020

Life changed rapidly in 2020 - largely due to the spread of a virus that shutdown economies around the world.But we adapted to the changes we had to make to our daily routines to help save lives.Can we do the same to save the planet?On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we take you on a journey across Iceland’s glaciers where the effects of climate change are clear to see.We are joined by our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons from the Nordic island nation and Sky’s Climate Change correspondent Lisa Holland to examine public attitudes and possible solutions after the coronavirus pandemic. Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Hollie AthertonInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
10/09/2035m 15s

Why students are turning to sex work to survive | 9 September 2020

Seven percent of students have turned to sex work according to one survey, one in ten would consider it in an emergency. In the past few years, tuition fees have increased dramatically and during the covid crisis, students have been hit the hardest financially.Dominic Waghorn talks to one student sex worker who’s studying to become a psychotherapist to help others in her situation and hear parts of an exclusive Sky News report in to the phenomenon.
09/09/2019m 0s

Will the Julian Assange story ever end? | 8 September 2020

Celebrities and supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claim he is a freedom fighter.His lawyers argue the extradition case is politically motivated.But should the 49 year-old be sent to the US to face charges including espionage and hacking?The legal struggle over his future has spanned a decade following the publication of secret military and diplomatic documents by WikiLeaks.But how long will it continue for?On today's Sky News Daily podcast, our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn examines the background and significance of the case with Sky's home affairs editor Jason Farrell - plus we're joined by barrister Ben Keith, an expert on human rights and extradition law.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer – Hollie AthertonInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorArchive – Robert FellowesMusic - Steven Wheeler
08/09/2035m 50s

Navalny’s Novichok poisoning: Who can stand up to Russia? | 7 September 2020

Alexei Navalny is the most effective opposition that Vladimir Putin has ever had. He’s been posting videos online documenting alleged Kremlin corruption with millions of viewers, he’s been arrested 13 times for organising anti-Putin protests and then he was poisoned with Novichok.Is this a coincidence? It’s hard to see how it could be.But what can the international community do?On the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by friend of Navalny, Dr Sergei Guriev; Sky’s Moscow correspondent, Diana Magnay and chemical weapons expert, Hamish De Bretton Gordon.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
07/09/2033m 10s

Power of devolution: Is the Union's future under threat? | 4 September 2020

MPs returned to Parliament this week as the UK prepares for a potential second wave of Covid-19.Among other issues facing the country right now, we have the on-going Brexit negotiations with the EU as the end of the transition period draws ever closer. But what about the Union? Is the United Kingdom fit for purpose?On the Sky News Daily podcast, our deputy political editor Sam Coates takes a closer look at the challenges and questions being asked following the global health pandemic.He is joined by Laura McAllister, columnist for Wales Online along with Sam McBride, political editor of the Belfast News Letter and Scottish political editor at The Times, Kieran Andrews.Plus, Scottish voter Patricia Bateman chats to Sam about her hopes for an independent Scotland.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPolitics producer - Mollie MaloneAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
04/09/2027m 2s

The Central Park five: Punching the Air | 3 September 2020

Thirty-one years ago, five teenagers from black and hispanic backgrounds were arrested by police, interrogated for at least seven hours, before confessing they took part in the assault of Trisha Meili. All, except Yusef Salaam. It was the beginning of what many have called ‘the crime of the century’ and the birth of the Central Park Five.Since then, they have been jailed, Donald Trump has campaigned to have them executed, acquitted and awarded a $41 million settlement.Yusef Salaam joins Dermot Murnaghan along with author Ibi Zoboi to talk about their novel, Punching the Air; written not to fuel anger or create an uprising, but to shed light on the injustice.Punching the Air, Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, published by HarperCollins Children’s BooksCredits:Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
03/09/2023m 42s

The human cost of the jobs crisis | 2 September 2020

Unemployment was always inevitable, a country cannot go into lockdown and whole industries shut down without jobs being lost. However, the true scale of the jobs crisis is still unknown.Tracey Burns tells her story of being made redundant and how her life now revolves around applying for jobs, as of yet with no success and with ever growing competition for each position.Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Paul Kelso, Sky’s business correspondent to talk about how the government has handled the economic crisis and what the options are for retaining jobs in the future.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
02/09/2027m 35s

Coronavirus: Back to Wuhan - one woman's fight for justice | 1 September 2020

Life has returned to normal in the city where a mystery disease went on to trigger a global shutdown in 2020.Covid-19 has caused devastation in countries across the planet - and continues to do so.Wuhan, in China's Hubei province, endured the hardship of the world's first lockdown and mourned the deaths of thousands of people.On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Sky’s Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire returns there to hear Zhao Lei's story.She is suing the government for compensation and a public apology after her father's death earlier this year.We also hear from American teacher George Goodwin who lived through the lockdown in Wuhan and Professor Sian Griffiths, Emeritus Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong - who chaired the inquiry into SARS there.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAsia producer - Michael GreenfieldInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
01/09/2031m 54s

Is Keir Starmer the right answer.... to the wrong question? | 28 August 2020

The new leader of the Labour party, Sir Keir Starmer has four years until the next general election in which time he has to reunite the party, take back voters lost to the Conservatives, and ideally enough to make him Prime Minister. He seems like the sensible choice, the antithesis to Jeremy Corbyn and the opposite of Boris Johnson. But what IS he - and can he ever quicken the pulse of voters? Deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by guests Patrick Maguire journalist for The Times, Gabriel Pogrund journalist for The Sunday Times and both authors of Left Out: the Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn. Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
28/08/2032m 39s

Brexit: deal, no deal - does it really matter? | 27 August 2020

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. The issue divided a nation - and families.Despite leaving the EU at the end of January, our future relationship with our European neighbours remains unclear.The transition period ends on 31 December - but will negotiators strike a deal and is the country really prepared for the implications of a no deal?Brothers Ian and Nigel Baxter were on opposing sides of the Brexit debate - and remain so. They engage in a frank discussion on the Sky News Daily podcast as we examine where we are at in the process and what's still to come.On day three of our special series ahead of Parliament's return, our deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by Brexiteer John Longworth, Georgina Wright from the Institute for Government and Anand Menon, director of UK in a Changing Europe.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPolitics producer - Mollie MaloneAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
27/08/2036m 0s

COVID-19: Can Tory optimism survive a second wave? | 26 August 2020

With coronavirus refusing to be beaten, what are the effects on society, the economy and the political system? Has the Government lifted lockdown too fast? Is a second wave inevitable and if so, can we afford it?On the Sky News Daily podcast our deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by Oksana Pyzik a senior teaching fellow at UCL school of pharmacy; Torsten Bell from the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank focused on improving living standards for those on low to middle incomes and former health secretary Lord Andrew Lansley.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPolitics producer - Mollie MaloneAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic - Steven Wheeler
26/08/2028m 39s

The Conservatives: Can the party do what the country needs? | 25 August 2020

On the night of the 2019 election, Boris Johnson's promises, combined with disillusionment with the then Corbyn-led Labour party, resulted in a momentous Tory majority.However, nine months on, public support has decreased after the party's handling of coronavirus, the exams crisis that was created without exams, and Brexit doesn't appear to mean Brexit.But then again, is the government in an impossible situation?We are, as we're constantly reminded, in 'unprecedented' times - so therefore is Mr Johnson's only real option trial and error?Ahead of parliament's return next week, we discuss whether the government policies that won the Tories December's election can evolve to survive, the budget and get a sneaky glimpse into life working for the PM.On the Sky News Daily podcast, our deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by previous Conservative MP Nicky Morgan, Paul Goodman, editor of Conservative Home, which provides news for Tory grassroots, and Justine Greening - who held a series of cabinet posts under Theresa May.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPolitics producer - Mollie MaloneAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli FosterInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic creative manager - Steven Wheeler
25/08/2033m 28s

Vogue and Black Lives Matter: Is real lasting change possible? | 24 August 2020

The death of George Floyd in the US earlier this year prompted a series of Black Lives Matter protests around the world. It also triggered much debate around race and racism – but is real, lasting change possible? Vogue is a monthly publication and is usually led by fashion and trend stories, the September edition however is famous for being guest edited and having more to say about society than style.2019 saw the UK edition guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex – with Meghan celebrating women and their achievements. Its 2020 offering - produced by a predominantly black team – pays homage to ‘faces of hope’ with the global Vogue family coming together to focus on activism. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Gillian Joseph takes a closer look at the magazine industry’s role in fuelling positive change. We hear from British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and Misan Harriman – the first black male cover photographer in its history. Plus, remember an image that went viral of a black man carrying a protester to safety during a BLM demonstration? Patrick Hutchinson is among those to feature in the magazine’s September issue and he joins Gillian, along with former editor of UK Elle, Maggie Alderson.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic creative manager - Steven Wheeler
24/08/2032m 26s

Taking down ‘Europe’s last dictator’ | 21 August 2020

The recent presidential election in Belarus triggered widespread protests across the Eastern European country – but why? While officials claimed Alexander Lukashenko won 80% of the vote, the result was rejected by the opposition.So will the former Soviet collective farm manager, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, remain in power for a sixth term – or will those who seek to remove him go on to claim the ultimate victory? And what more do we know about the woman trying to unite the country, Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya?On the Sky News Daily podcast we hear the stories of two women who have risked their freedom to be on the frontline of the demonstrations while our host Dermot Murnaghan talks to Sky’s foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes about the politics, the history and what next for the people of Belarus.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer – Annie JoycePodcast producer – Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson Interviews producer – Megan CouttsArchive – Simon Windsor Music creative manager – Steven Wheeler
21/08/2029m 17s

Can Lebanon change its course in history after Beirut blast? | 20 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine the political and economic crisis in Lebanon - taking a deeper look into its past, present and future potential.We are joined by former diplomat Charles Hollis, Julie Norman - a Middle East security expert at UCL - and Sami Nader, director of Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producers - Megan CouttsArchive - Simon WindsorMusic creative manager - Steven Wheeler
20/08/2029m 9s

Introducing...Polonium & the Piano Player

Two Russians agents release a miniature nuclear weapon in a 5-star London hotel. But former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is not the only victim? For the full series, search 'Polonium & the Piano Player.'From Sky News StoryCast.
20/08/202m 6s

Kamala Harris: the Democrats’ safe choice or their secret weapon? | 19 August 2020

The Democrats have 75 days to convert 2016 Republican voters, mobilise non-voters, rebuild the blue wall and win the election.Joe Biden has formally been elected as their nominee and as his running mate in the race for the White House is Kamala Harris. A senator from California, former presidential candidate and San Francisco state attorney general and one of the best-known black women in American politics.We are joined by Sohrab Ahmari, Comment Editor of the New York Post and Bill Barnard, American Historian and Former Chair of Democrats Abroad UK to discuss - is she enough to win the Democrat’s campaign?Credits:Daily podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
19/08/2029m 47s

The Xanax cocktail - A bitter pill to swallow | 18 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine fake versions of the anti-anxiety drug and its impact on young people.We are joined by DJ Oneman and Katie, mother of a recovering addict, who share their personal stories - plus our correspondent Noel Phillips who has been investigating the issue.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
18/08/2030m 23s

Exam results 'fiasco' - Did ministers fail the test? | 17 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the government's handling after thousands of students - who didn't take exams due to the covid crisis - had A-Level results downgraded.We are joined by Welsh student Maia Gould and her dad Ashley - plus analysis from our political correspondent Tamara Cohen and writer Timandra Harkness looks at the algorithm controversy.Credits:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
17/08/2033m 51s

Travel quarantine: The race to return | 14 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine the impact of the rules on travellers and global tourism industry after France and Malta are among the latest countries removed from the exemption list due to rising covid-19 cases.We are joined by Jo Michell, Associate Professor of Economics at UWE Bristol, The Sun's travel editor Lisa Minot and Sky's Katie Spencer as we hear from people caught up in the travel chaos.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
14/08/2024m 22s

The coronavirus recession: Hard times are here | 13 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we take a closer look at what the UK’s deepest recession since records began will mean for the country and unemployment.We are joined by our economics editor Ed Conway and Pavlina Draganova, national coordinator for the workers’ rights campaign network Organise - while we hear personal stories from a business owner and a teenager facing very different fortunes in the current climate.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
13/08/2030m 56s

Care home closures: The casualties of COVID | 12 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine the financial pressures facing care homes as campaigners tell us they are receiving an unprecedented amount of calls from those facing collapse.We are joined by Elaine Hughes whose mother with dementia has lived for several years at Ryan Care Residential which has been forced to close due to the impact of coronavirus, plus the home’s manager and co-owner Rachel Barry and Jayne Connery from Care Campaign for the Vulnerable.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
12/08/2031m 31s

Why has Priti Patel vowed to get tough on migrant crossings? | 11 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine why Home Secretary Priti Patel has proposed military intervention to deal with migrants arriving to the UK via the Kent coast. We are joined by the director of Amnesty International UK, Kate Allen, to discuss the impossible situation refugees are in and Sky correspondent Ali Fortescue who spoke to migrants making the dangerous journey across the English Channel. Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProducer - Nicola EyersAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
11/08/2028m 31s

COVID stories: Going the extra mile | 10 August 2020

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we have been joined by ordinary people sharing their own personal tales of survival and selflessness during the UK fight against the virus.Today’s edition features British Paralympic table tennis player Kim Daybell, who missed out on a trip to Tokyo and instead joined the NHS frontline working as a junior doctor in north London, and Olivia Strong – founder of the Run For Heroes 5k challenge.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson
10/08/2026m 23s

COVID stories: Doing it for the kids | 7 August 2020

On this week’s Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by ordinary people sharing their own personal tales of survival and selflessness during the UK fight against the virus.Today’s edition features inspirational teachers - assistant head Zane Powles walked for miles to deliver free meals to his pupils in Grimsby during lockdown and Jacob Mitchell aka MC Grammar has used rap to help educate children online.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson
07/08/2023m 59s

COVID stories: Working on the frontline | 6 August 2020

On this week’s Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by ordinary people sharing their own personal tales of survival and selflessness during the UK fight against the virus.Today’s edition features Dr Elaine Maxwell who returned to work as an intensive care nurse looking after covid patients and Colonel Ashleigh Boreham – who led the military’s effort to transform London’s ExCeL centre into the huge temporary hospital, NHS Nightingale.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson
06/08/2031m 38s

Beirut blast: How will Lebanese capital recover? | 5 August 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the wider impact of the huge explosion in the port area of the city.We are joined by our Middle East editor Zein Ja'far and Sky's foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes - plus we speak to expert Professor Peter Styring from Sheffield University about the chemical involved, ammonium nitrate.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Reece Denton
05/08/2033m 17s

COVID stories: Survival and thanks to the NHS | 4 August 2020

On this week’s Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by ordinary people sharing their own personal tales of survival and selflessness during the UK fight against the virusToday’s edition features 99 year-old Daphne Shah who recovered from the virus, her son Wesley Shah who has released a charity album and Annemarie Plas - the woman who got the country clapping for our health workers and carers on Thursday evenings during lockdown.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson
04/08/2024m 32s

COVID stories: The vital role of BAME key workers | 3 August 2020

On this week’s Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by ordinary people sharing their own personal tales of survival and selflessness during the UK fight against the virusToday’s edition features Darren James Smith and Sachini Imbuldeniya, who are behind the anti-racism video poem You Clap For Me Now, along with Dr Zoe Williams – a GP who appeared in the clip which went viral.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson
03/08/2023m 35s

War games in the Gulf - will diplomacy prevail? | 31 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine tensions between Iran and the United States after a fake American warship was used as target practice.We are joined by our foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes and US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook, discussing issues including the arms sanctions on Tehran and the future of the nuclear deal America withdrew from.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
31/07/2029m 9s

Will we ever really find life on Mars? | 30 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss NASA’s launch of the Perseverance rover - the first leg of returning rock samples to Earth with the hope of finding microbial life and paving the way for humans to go to the planet. We look at why we go to these lengths and what’s behind mankind’s obsession with the planet. We are joined by Professor Sanjeev Gupta from Imperial College London who is going to be helping NASA oversee mission operations from a science and engineering point of view, and Nicholas Booth - who is co-author of ‘The Search for Life on Mars’ and a self-confessed Mars obsessive. Credits:Producer.: Nicola Eyers
30/07/2023m 15s

Can the government control our calories? | 29 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the government’s Better Health Campaign – its diet, exercise strategies, and the impact it’s going to have on the economy.We are joined by Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality and James Nye, Managing Director of Anglian Country Inns, discussing the mandatory ‘calorie labelling’. Dissecting the politics behind the campaign is Sam Coates, Sky News’ Deputy Political Editor.Credits:Producer- Nicola Eyers
29/07/2028m 32s

The colour of power - is the leadership landscape changing? | 28 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine research suggesting ethnic minority women are particularly poorly represented in the UK's top jobs.We are joined by our reporter Helen-Ann Smith and Farrah Storr, the UK editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, who shares her story of career success.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
28/07/2027m 55s

Will COVID & BLM protests 'destroy' Trump's chances of re-election? | 27 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Larry Sanders to discuss the 2020 US presidential race including his brother Bernie's campaign before he dropped out.The Green Party's health spokesperson also talks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in America as well as Black Lives Matter protests, US unemployment and the climate crisis.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Nicola EyersInterviews editor - Jessica Howe
27/07/2025m 33s

How COVID changed the UK - part two | 24 July 2020

On the second episode of this special two-part edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine what's next in the fight against the virus and look at the other challenges facing the country.Our team of specialists involved in a deep dive discussion include our political editor Beth Rigby and economics editor Ed Conway.Joining them, Sky correspondents Thomas Moore, Rowland Manthorpe and Lisa Holland are also on hand to offer their analysis and thoughts on the months ahead.Credits:Produced by Annie Joyce and Mark ThompsonBen Wickham – head of studio outputNiel Finlay – directorBelinda Skudder - editorHaroon Sarguroh - editor Fiona Northam - technical supervisorJonathan Newman - sound supervisorCharlotte Bingham – graphics editorGilberte Phanor – graphics editorJenai Edwards – graphics designer
24/07/2030m 38s

How COVID changed the UK - part one | 23 July 2020

On the first of a two-part special edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we reflect on the first half of 2020, examining the decisions made during the virus pandemic as well as the impact they have had on life and society.Our team of specialists involved in a deep-dive discussion and analysis of the key moments include our political editor Beth Rigby and economics editor Ed Conway.Joining them, Sky correspondents Thomas Moore, Rowland Manthorpe and Lisa Holland help to explore the politics, the economics, the science, the data and the health implications.Credits:Produced by Annie Joyce and Mark ThompsonBen Wickham – head of studio outputNiel Finlay – directorBelinda Skudder - editorHaroon Sarguroh - editor Fiona Northam - technical supervisorJonathan Newman - sound supervisorCharlotte Bingham – graphics editorGilberte Phanor – graphics editorJenai Edwards – designer
23/07/2040m 37s

Does Russia report expose the truth - or 'Russophobia'? | 22 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the fallout to the Intelligence and Security Committee report which claimed Britain "took its eye off the ball" over Russia.We are joined by our foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes and Moscow correspondent Diana Magnay - plus Richard Sakwa, a professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Oli Foster
22/07/2027m 34s

Is there a link between climate change and child slavery in West Africa? | 21 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the exploitation of young talibe boys in Senegal and why climate change could be adding to problems in the region.We are joined by our Defence and Security Correspondent Alistair Bunkall and Lauren Seibert - a consultant on children’s rights who has led on research for Human Rights Watch.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Ana Bates
21/07/2029m 55s

Is this our best shot at ending homelessness? 20 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we look at what needs to be done to end homelessness and ask whether Prince William is right to say the UK will never have a better chance to 'crack' the problem.Andy Batty tells us his story of living on the streets. We are also joined by the founder of the Big Issue Lord Bird, and Chris Wood from housing charity Shelter.Credits:Producer - Ana BatesInterviews producer - Oli Foster
20/07/2030m 0s

Is UK equipped to deal with British Jihadists and their brides? | 17 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine Shamima Begum’s case and the potential precedent sets.We are joined by Sky’s John Sparks, Dr Emma El-Badawy from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and legal expert Luke Gittos.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
17/07/2030m 30s

Escape to freedom: the story of a modern day slave | 16 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Sophy Ridge, we hear the ordeal faced by one Ghanaian woman who sought work in Lebanon but instead faced sexual abuse and assault. We are joined by our Middle East correspondent Mark Stone and Sky’s Becky Johnson to examine the impact of modern slavery in different countries including the UK and discuss what is needed to tackle the issue.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
16/07/2030m 49s

The COVID-19 ‘experiment’ - have we got virus under control? | 15 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine what more we now know about the way the virus is transmitted and its impact on the human body.We are joined by professor Peter Openshaw, from Imperial College London and professor Nicola Stonehouse, at the University of Leeds. Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
15/07/2020m 41s

What will Huawei ban mean for relations with China and consumers? | 14 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Sophy Ridge, we examine the decision to strip the Chinese tech firm of its role in the UK's 5G network by 2027.We are joined by our foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes and Sky's technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe to discuss Huawei's presence in our everyday lives, as well as the fallout to the move and impact on consumers.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
14/07/2021m 35s

Back to Bergamo: What can UK learn about Italy's COVID-19 journey? | 13 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we return to Lombardy - the region in Italy worst-affected by Covid-19 earlier this year.We are joined by our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay and Dr Roberto Cosentini - head of the emergency department at Papa Giovanni hospital in Bergamo.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
13/07/2031m 5s

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: 'The real heroes in fight against Covid-19 are women' | 10 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by the former president of Liberia who is working with the World Health Organisation to evaluate the global response to the pandemic.The member of The Elders - who was the first elected female head of state in Africa - discusses the impact of the virus and role of world leaders through the crisis, as well as the challenges ahead as the search for a vaccine continues.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews Editor - Jessica Howe
10/07/2027m 50s

Difficult times ahead for the country - but is the Chancellor up to the challenge? | 9 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the second phase of Rishi Sunak's recovery plan for the UK economy following Covid-19 and what it means for young people.We are joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates - along with 18 year-old uni student Bethany Watt from North Ayrshire and Nigel Morris, president of the charity Working Options in Education.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
09/07/2031m 6s

Primodos, mesh & valproate scandals: what next for survivors? | 8 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Gillian Joseph, we examine the outcome of the independent review into the pregnancy hormone drug, vaginal mesh and an epilepsy drug.We are joined by our home affairs editor Jason Farrell, Yvette Greenway-Mansfield - who had pelvic mesh fitted in 2009 - and Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, chair of the parliamentary group campaigning for Primodos survivors.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
08/07/2030m 45s

Careless words from the PM on social care in England? | 7 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the impact of Boris Johnson's comments about care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are joined by Dr Cathy Gardner, whose elderly father died in a care home in Oxfordshire in April with suspected coronavirus.We also speak to Martin Jones Age UK trustee and CEO of Home Instead Senior Care UK, about the challenges facing the sector, funding issues and creating a model for the future.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
07/07/2038m 1s

Lights, camera - but when will the arts see some action? | 6 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the challenges faced by the industry following the coronavirus lockdown.We are joined by Annabel Turpin, head of the ARC arts venue in Stockton - plus we chat to our Scotland correspondent James Matthews from a beer garden in Glasgow about the changes where he is based. Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
06/07/2033m 46s

Lockdown easing and does NHS need reform after COVID-19 crisis? | 3 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine the changes after countries are given quarantine exemptions in England.We are joined by our chief political correspondent Jon Craig, The Sun's travel editor Lisa Minot - plus Dr Louise Irvine and Dr John Lee discuss the feats and flaws of the NHS as it turns 72 this weekend.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
03/07/2042m 58s

Will local lockdowns scupper plans to reopen schools 'full-time'? | 2 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's plan for pupils to return to classrooms in England in September.We are joined by our political correspondent Tamara Cohen, plus Leicester's mayor Sir Peter Soulsby talks about his city's local lockdown and Sky's Siobhan Robbins discusses the impact of coronavirus on Thailand's sex trade and tourism.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
02/07/2041m 33s

Remdesivir row: COVID-19 drug prompts patent rules debate | 1 July 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the move by the US to buy up global supplies of the drug and its benefits.We are joined by Dr Andrew Hill from the University of Liverpool, who also tells us about other drugs being repurposed to treat patients with the virus.Plus, Hugh Milward from Microsoft and LinkedIn's Josh Graff discuss tectonic shifts in the jobs market as more firms announce cuts - and the launch of their global skills initiative: https://opportunity.linkedin.comCredits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
01/07/2027m 47s

Project Speed: Will PM's plan to 'build, build, build' provide jobs needed? | 30 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the detail in Boris Johnson's 'infrastructure revolution' plan promising a £5bn deal to build homes and infrastructure.We are joined today by our deputy political editor Sam Coates, Miatta Fahnbulleh - chief executive at the New Economics Foundation and deputy director of the Adam Smith Institute, Matt Kilcoyne.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
30/06/2032m 3s

Local lockdowns as global COVID-19 deaths pass half a million | 29 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine how imposing regional restrictions could work and their effectiveness.We are joined by our correspondents Becky Johnson and Mark Stone, who has been looking at the global impact of the virus including in countries such as Yemen.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
29/06/2035m 41s

How football has transformed since Liverpool's last league title | 26 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels looks at Liverpool FC's long wait to be crowned champions of the top flight. How much has football, and the city, changed in that time?We are joined by Nigel Spackman, who played for the club in the 1980s, and John Gibbons, creator of the Liverpool podcast 'The Anfield Wrap'.Plus, who is the real Melania Trump? We ask the author of her new biography, Mary Jordan......Credits:Producer – Kit BradshawAssistant producer – Sabah Choudhry
26/06/2036m 59s

The minister, the party donor & the £1bn property row | 25 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Sophy Ridge examines the scandal surrounding Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. We pick through the details of the planning row with Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig. We also look at the wider issues with Jill Rutter, from the Institute for Government, and Professor Tim Bale, from Queen Mary University. Plus, Sky's home affairs correspondent, Mark White, reports on the serious disorder which left dozens of police officers injured in south London. Credits:Producer – Kit BradshawAssistant producer – Sabah Choudhry
25/06/2037m 43s

How can the UK prevent a second wave of COVID-19? | 24 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels discusses the risks of a second wave of COVID-19 in the UK, as medics urge political leaders to be prepared for a rise in infections. We are joined by public health experts Professor Jo Martin, president of the Royal College of Pathologists; and Professor Julian Peto, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig has his analysis of the different lockdown rules in different parts of the UK. Plus, Sky's US correspondent Greg Milam speaks to us about the case of British man Krishna Maharaja, who has been in jail for three decades in the US for a crime he says he didn't commit. Credits:Producer – Kit BradshawAssistant producer – Sabah Choudhry
24/06/2035m 57s

Easing lockdown: Is it a risk worth taking? | 23 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Gillian Joseph, we consider the benefits and challenges of reducing the two-metre social distancing rule in England.We also examine the needs of the economy as the hospitality sector reopens.We are joined by Dr Zeshan Qureshi, lead author of a report on social distancing for Oxford University's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine – plus consumer expert Sue Hayward tells us whether she thinks there's a desire to head back to the pub.Credits:Producer – Ana BatesAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
23/06/2043m 11s

Windrush Day: The continued fight for justice | 22 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Gillian Joseph, we examine how families of the Windrush generation continue to fight for justice.We hear one man's story of what he calls the 'humiliation' of being deemed an illegal immigrant in the country he called home for more than 50 years.We are also joined by Kunle Olulode, Director of Voice4Change England, who talks to us about the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group designed to 'right the wrongs'.Credits:Producer – Ana BatesAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
22/06/2032m 24s

Will lower COVID alert level help schools fully reopen in September? | 19 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels looks at the huge challenge facing Britain's children, after months of lost learning. With the UK's COVID alert level lowered, and the government pledging £1bn for catch-up help, is a full return to schools in September achievable?We are joined by Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL); Professor Becky Francis, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF); and Tamara Cohen, Sky's political correspondent. Plus, we bring you the story of 'Ben', a 14-year-old boy who ran away from home at the height of the pandemic, and was dragged further into gang life. Credits:Producer – Kit BradshawAssistant producer – Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer – Oli Foster
19/06/2039m 11s

Will bombshell revelations hurt Trump's re-election hopes? | My 'living death' in an Iranian jail | 18 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels examines whether the claims about US President Donald Trump made by former aide John Bolton will damage his bid for re-election. We are joined from Washington by Sky's US correspondent Amanda Walker and Kate Andrews, economics correspondent at The Spectator. Plus, we bring you the exclusive story of a British-Iranian man, Anoosheh Ashoori, who is one of up to 12 Britons being held in Iran's jails. We also pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, who has died aged 103. Credits:Producer – Kit BradshawAssistant producer – Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer – Oli Foster
18/06/2034m 21s

Will 'breakthrough' COVID-19 treatment help us find a cure? | 17 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we look in detail at dexamethasone - the drug being described as a "remarkable breakthrough" in the treatment of coronavirus. We are joined by Dr Joe Grove, a virologist at the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at UCL, and Dr Ria Lina, a comedian and specialist in viral bioinformatics. Plus, we examine whether George Floyd's death will lead to lasting change on racial injustice, as part of our special programme 'Race And Revolution: Is Change Going To Come?'Credits:Producer – Kit BradshawAssistant producer – Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer – Oli Foster
17/06/2028m 10s

Marcus Rashford prompts Govt U-turn on free school meals | 16 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the impact of the England footballer's campaign and discuss how children have been treated during the Covid-19 pandemic.We are joined by our political correspondent Tamara Cohen, football coach Dave Horrocks and the YMCA's Alan Fraser. Plus, Dr Kojo Koram, law lecturer at Birkbeck School of Law comedian Andrew Doyle talk to us about the portrayal of black people in entertainment after Black Lives Matter protests.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster Audio credit: 'Little Britain' and 'Fawlty Towers' (BBC)
16/06/2044m 27s

Rayshard Brooks Death: how many protests will it take for change? | 15 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the fallout following the death of the 27 year-old who was shot by police in Atlanta.We are joined by our correspondent Mark Stone in the US, as well Sky's Gillian Joseph on discussing the issue of racism. Plus, DCI Karen Geddes from West Midlands Police shares her experience of being a black woman in uniform.
15/06/2033m 5s

Have we 'turned the tide' on COVID? And the power of protest | 12 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Sophy Ridge, we examine the Government's handling of coronavirus as figures show Britain's economy slumped by a quarter during lockdown.We are joined by Sky's Ashish Joshi and economics correspondent for The Spectator, Kate Andrews - plus, sociologist Dr Lisa McKenzie discusses the impact of recent and historical protests.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews producer - Oli Foster
12/06/2036m 40s

Generation COVID and global spread of #TakeTheKnee | 11 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young people in the UK.We are joined by Sky's Inzamam Rashid as 23 year old Saeed Atcha and 18 year-old Bethany Watt share their experience of what lockdown has meant for them.Plus, our sport correspondent Martha Kelner discusses the history of the silent protest and it's growing use in support of #BlackLivesMatter following the death of George Floyd in the US.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
11/06/2040m 29s

Can Rishi Sunak get the UK economy back on its feet? And Prince Philip turns 99 | 10 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Chancellor's plan as the Government revealed a further easing of lockdown measures in England.We are joined by our economics editor Ed Conway and Sky's Royal correspondent speaks about the Duke of Edinburgh's minimal fuss birthday celebrations.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceAssistant producer - Sabah Choudhry
10/06/2040m 4s

A lesson for ministers & 'evolving science' during COVID-19 | 9 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's apparent indecision during the pandemic as it drops plans for all primary school children to return to classrooms in England before the summer break.We are joined by our chief political correspondent Jon Craig and headteacher Jo Young from Leighton Academy and Nursery in Crewe. Plus, UnHerd's science columnist Tom Chivers discusses how scientific advice has also changed during the pandemic as we look at the 2-metre rule.Credits:Producer - Annie JoyceProduction support - Sabah ChoudhryInterviews guests - Oli Foster
09/06/2036m 48s

Anti-racism protests, the pandemic and controversial statues | 8 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the violent clashes seen during UK protests following the death of George Floyd in the US with home affairs correspondent Mark White.Plus, do statues of controversial historical figures still have a place in British society? We are joined by historian Alex von Tunzelmann, academic Dalia Gebrial and The Times' Red Box columnist Mercy Muroki to discuss the debate after a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down by protesters and dumped in Bristol's harbour on Sunday.
08/06/2046m 1s

Madeleine McCann: Will we ever know what happened to her? | 5 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine recent developments in one of the most heavily reported missing-person investigations in modern history.Our crime correspondent Martin Brunt, who has followed the case since she disappeared more than 13 years ago aged three, also looks back at some of the key moments throughout.Plus, we have an exclusive interview with Prince Charles as part of our special series After The Pandemic: Our New World - looking at life after Covid-19.
05/06/2042m 17s

Brazil's COVID-19 response: A recipe for disaster? | 4 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the devastating impact the virus is having on the South American country.We are joined by our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay from Manaus in the state of Amazonas - plus we look at the search for a vaccine and treatment for Covid-19 as part of our special series After The Pandemic: Our New World.
04/06/2037m 3s

Will COVID-19 quarantine plan cripple travel industry? | 3 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the impact of the measures coming in on Monday for the sector and travellers.We are joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates and Sean Tipton from ABTA - plus we look at the future of work and the economy following the coronavirus crisis as part of our special series After The Pandemic: Our New World.
03/06/2047m 12s

George Floyd Protests: Is Donald Trump's rhetoric fuelling violence? | 2 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the US president's response to protests following the 46-year-old's death while in police custody.We are joined by our US correspondent Cordelia Lynch and political academics Dr Cheryl Hudson and Dr Ashok Kumar - plus we look at the issue of trust in world leaders after the COVID-19 crisis as part of our special series After The Pandemic: Our New World.
02/06/2037m 49s

Is there confidence in the classroom? And The Plastic Nile | 1 June 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we discuss the move to get more children back in lessons in England more than two months after the coronavirus lockdown.We are joined by education consultant Gareth Sturdy and sociology lecturer Jennie Bristow - plus we speak to our special correspondent Alex Crawford about The Plastic Nile, looking at the impact of plastic waste on the world's longest river.
01/06/2035m 48s

Life after lockdown: How will our new world shape up? | 29 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine what the future may look like after the COVID-19 pandemic - and how we'll get there.We are joined by Douglas McWilliams, founder of the Centre for Economic and Business Research and Dr Bharat Pankhania, senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter - plus the writer Deborah Feldman talks to us about her remarkable life story.
29/05/2041m 32s

Lockdown changes, test and trace & 'protecting' medical advisers? | 28 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine how restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 are slowly being eased in the UK.We are joined by our correspondent Katie Spencer and policing analyst Graham Wettone, plus Sky's Michelle Clifford and Hugo Faria from a project in Portugal discuss how the country's radical approach to drugs is making a big difference.
28/05/2039m 22s

Boris Johnson wants to 'move on' from Dominic Cummings row | 27 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine what the Prime Minister had to say to senior MPs about his top adviser and the Government's handing of the UK Covid-19 crisis.Analysis from our deputy political editor Sam Coates, plus Sky's sport correspondent Martha Kelner on the Premier League and Robin Ferris from Bankuet talks about increased demand for food banks during lockdown.
27/05/2044m 23s

Has PM undermined public health messaging for tackling COVID-19? | 26 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the continuing controversy surrounding Boris Johnson and his top adviser Dominic Cummings with our chief political correspondent Jon Craig and sociologist Dr Ashley Frawley.We also look at the impact of the pandemic on the pub industry and discuss how it's adapting for life after lockdown with the founder of Oakman Inns, Peter Borg-Neal and Christopher Snowdon, from the Institute of Economic Affairs.
26/05/2037m 44s

Will Boris Johnson regret backing Dominic Cummings? | 25 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast our deputy political editor Sam Coates examines the fallout to the Dominic Cummings row.Just how important is the PM's top adviser? Has the public lost trust and confidence in the Government? And what difference will the row make to future compliance of the coronavirus lockdown rules? We're joined by Salma Shah, former Tory adviser to ex Home Secretary Sajid Javid and political editor at The Times, Francis Elliott to discuss.
25/05/2031m 38s

Will quarantine for travellers curb foreign holidays this summer? | 22 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the new rules from June 8 on people coming into the UK with our political correspondent Tom Rayner and The Sun's travel editor Lisa Minot.We also speak to Sir Lloyd Dorfman about the Remember Me campaign - @RememberMeMemo - and we discuss the impact of China's new security law on Hong Kong with our Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire and author Austin Williams.
22/05/2049m 8s

COVID-19 antibody tests, roadmaps & animal markets | 21 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the Government's announcement on antibody tests and how the different corners of the UK plan to ease lockdown restrictions. We our joined by Sky's Jon Craig, James Matthews and David Blevins - plus our South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins talks about everyday life in Thailand and animal markets in the region.
21/05/2041m 8s

Will the PM's 'world beating' track and trace system deliver? | 20 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's strategy as it looks to get schools to reopen in June following the coronavirus lockdown.We are joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates - plus we look at the vital role young people could play in the economic recovery with Nigel Morris, from the charity Working Options in Education, and 25 year-old entrepreneur Timo Armoo.
20/05/2042m 22s

Will lessons learned over the COVID-19 care homes crisis fuel change? | 19 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government response to the virus pandemic in England's social care sector.We are joined by Sky's Lisa Holland and Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England - plus our Middle East correspondent Mark Stone discusses the devastating impact of Covid-19 in war-torn Yemen.
19/05/2033m 56s

More eligible for COVID-19 tests & some jury trials resume | 18 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's announcement on expanding testing and discuss the updated symptoms list affecting taste and smell. We are joined by our political correspondent Tamara Cohen and NHS doctor Sonia Adesara - plus we speak to Sky's home affairs correspondent Mark White about the return of jury trials in England and Wales.
18/05/2040m 15s

How worried should we be about the COVID-19 'R' rate? | 15 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine the rate at which the virus is spreading across the UK with our science correspondent Thomas Moore and Sky data journalist Isla Glaister.We also discuss the row over schools in England going back in June with our political correspondent and Darren Northcott, from the NASUWT teaching union. Plus we speak to Stuart Templeton from Slack UK about the future of remote working.
15/05/2035m 59s

Game-changing antibody test? And Mexico's hidden COVID-19 pandemic | 14 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we take a closer look at a new antibody test approved for use in the UK with our technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and virus expert Dr Ria Lina.We also speak to Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates about Sir Mark Sedwill and our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay talks to us about his investigation into coronavirus cases in Mexico.
14/05/2034m 54s

How much worse will the economic hit due to Covid-19 be? | 13 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the biggest GDP fall since the financial crash with our economics editor Ed Conway and discuss England's 'back in business' housing market.We also speak to Beth Cameron, from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, who oversaw the creation of the Pandemic Playbook during her time as a White House civil servant.
13/05/2046m 16s

Getting back to work & the killer in our care homes | 12 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the extension of the Chancellor's furlough scheme as some people in the UK prepare to return to their jobs.Celebrity chef Marcus Wareing talks about the challenges for the hospitality industry, plus The Spectator's Kate Andrews and Carys Roberts - chief executive at the IPPR think tank - joins us along with Sky's Lisa Holland on the care homes crisis.
12/05/2050m 7s

PM's roadmap out of lockdown: clarity or further confusion? | 11 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine Boris Johnson's 50-page plan for easing the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.We are joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates, Claire Walker - co-executive director at the British Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Emergency Planning Society Jacqui Semple and Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.
11/05/2038m 36s

VE Day 75: Commemorating the end of WWII | 8 May 2020

On this special edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we pay tribute to those who fought - and died - for our freedom and discuss the significance of Victory in Europe Day.We are joined by historian Andrew Roberts and VE veteran Geoff Pulzer, who shares his memories of the Second World War.
08/05/2032m 45s

'Modest' lockdown changes, recession fears & the frontline | 7 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the economic impact of Covid-19 before Boris Johnson reveals his 'roadmap' plan on Sunday.We are joined today by West Midlands mayor Andy Street, economist Miatta Fahnbulleh and Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates - plus our special correspondent Alex Crawford shares stories of the patients and NHS frontline workers.
07/05/2047m 49s

How will lockdown measures be relaxed? And scientists under scrutiny | 6 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the latest UK Covid-19 death figures, lockdown easing plans and testing targets with Sky's Laura Bundock and The Observer's Sonia Sodha.We also examine the resignation of one of the Government's top scientific advisers, Professor Neil Ferguson - who admitted breaking social distancing rules - and look at issues around media trust during the pandemic.
06/05/2040m 26s

COVID-19 crisis: The hunt for hackers & adjusting to a new normal | 5 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the easing of lockdown measures and cyber attacks targeting vaccine researchers with our chief political correspondent Jon Craig and The Spectator's Kate Andrews.We also speak to the Nobel prize-winning American economist Joseph Stiglitz about the wider impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the future of globalisation and US-UK trade talks.
05/05/2045m 13s

COVID-19 crisis: Will contact tracing app get UK moving again? | 4 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's 'test, track and trace' strategy as we look at the challenges ahead to get Britain back to work.We are joined today by Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates, our technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and political journalist, Isabel Oakeshott.
04/05/2040m 19s

Controversy over Covid-19 testing target & contact tracing app | 1 May 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels examines how the Government met its testing 'goal' with our deputy political editor Sam Coates, Sky's Ashish Joshi and virus expert Dr Ria Lina.We also discuss how insect repellent could potentially kill the virus with Sky's Deborah Haynes and our royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills joins us for a chat about the Duchess of Sussex.
01/05/2042m 30s

Lockdown exit plan on way as UK passes COVID-19 peak | 30 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine what Boris Johnson has had to say, as well as the 'R' number, that testing target and the issue of face masks.We are joined today by our deputy political editor Sam Coates - plus former New Zealand PM Helen Clark talks to us about the international response, 'travel bubbles' and the 'making or breaking' of global leaders during the pandemic.
30/04/2056m 36s

Covid-19 crisis in care homes as PM becomes a dad again | 29 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the issue of deaths in care homes, a 'phased' reopening of schools and Boris Johnson's new arrival.We are joined today by Sky's Tamara Cohen and Nick Martin - plus we take a look at China's role in the pandemic with our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn, Dr Tara McCormack (University of Leicester) and Dr Lee Jones ( Queen Mary University of London).
29/04/2036m 52s

Protecting those in the NHS & social care: have we done enough? | 28 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government response as the nation pays tribute to frontline workers who have died after contracting Covid-19.We are joined today by our health correspondent Ashish Joshi and City Am's Rachel Cunliffe - plus former head of NHS England Sir David Nicholson talks to us about the pressures on the health service.
28/04/2043m 6s

Covid-19 crisis: PM asks for our patience to avoid 'a new wave of death' | 27 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss Boris Johnson's return and lockdown fatigue with our political correspondent Tom Rayner, Daniel Moylan - a former adviser to Mr Johnson - and Rob Lyons, from the Academy of Ideas think tank.We also speak to Sky's Michelle Clifford about Iceland's response to the global pandemic.
27/04/2035m 14s

UK Covid-19 crisis: Are we being treated like children? | 24 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we discuss the lockdown and testing as well as the impact on the Brexit transition period.We are joined today by Sky's Joe Pike, political journalist Isabel Oakeshott and political consultant Nina Schick - plus Danish physician Prof Peter Gøtzsche speaks to us about lockdown measures.
24/04/2032m 21s

Covid-19 testing, human vaccine trials & Ramadan | 23 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's promise for essential workers and their households to be able to access tests for the virus.We are joined by our political correspondent Kate McCann, while Sky's science correspondent Thomas Moore speaks to producer Annie Joyce about efforts to find a vaccine - and we find out how religious communities are coping during the UK lockdown.
23/04/2044m 52s

The UK peak & could Covid-19 detecting dogs get us out of lockdown? | 22 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the Government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.We are joined by Sky's Katie Spencer and Isla Glaister along with science writer Tom Chivers - plus we speak to the Medical Detection Dogs charity and oncologist Prof Karol Sikora about dogs being trained to detect the virus in people.Check out @medicaldetectiondogs on Instagram to meet the special recruits. Image credit: Nigel Harper Photography.
22/04/2043m 44s

Covid-19 Crisis: Is the health secretary making promises he can't keep? | 21 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the pressure on Matt Hancock over testing and PPE issues as well as the efforts to develop a vaccine.We are joined today by our political correspondent Joe Pike and comedian Andrew Doyle - plus Zoe Strimpel, historian of gender and intimacy in modern Britain, talks about the impact of lockdown on relationships.
21/04/2039m 41s

Furlough scheme starts but is there a road to recovery after COVID-19? | 20 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we examine the government scheme to help workers as the Chancellor looks to innovation to help the economy. We are joined by our political correspondent Kate McCann, Mike Cherry from the the Federation of Small Businesses and economist Daniel Tomlinson - plus former teacher Tom Crombie talks about home-schooling as the summer term gets going.
20/04/2036m 31s

Race for COVID-19 vaccine & face masks debate | 17 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine a warning from a top physician that the UK should prepare for further waves of the virus in the year ahead.We are joined by virus expert Dr Ria Lina, looking at efforts to develop a vaccine - plus former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg, discusses the challenges faced as the FDA tries to protect public health during the pandemic.
17/04/2040m 19s

Can UK cope with coronavirus lockdown extension? | 16 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the decision by the government to keep restrictions in place for at least another few weeks.We also look at the emotional and financial cost of the lockdown on people across the country.
16/04/2041m 40s

Virus pandemic: Has the government failed care homes? | 15 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss measures to bolster COVID-19 testing in the social care setting.We also examine suggestions that BAME communities are disproportionately affected by the virus.
15/04/2037m 57s

Economic fears, Europe's coronavirus lockdowns & care homes | 14 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy.Our correspondents Adam Parsons and Alex Rossi also discuss lockdown measures in countries such as Spain and France and look at figures around care home deaths.
14/04/2039m 34s

Can the UK 'stick with' the government's COVID-19 plan? | 13 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the impact of measures being taken as the lockdown looks unlikely to end this week.We are joined by our political correspondent Tom Rayner, Ash Sarkar from Novara Media and the author Timandra Harkness - plus Mike Adams from the Royal College of Nursing discusses Boris Johnson's recovery, praise for healthcare workers and the PPE issue.
13/04/2042m 44s

COVID-19 pandemic: Is the lockdown losing momentum? | 10 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we ask whether the public is losing patience with the coronavirus lockdown and discuss how the police are using their powers to enforce the measures.We also ask how the restrictions are impacting on family life.And Brian Conley tells Sky's Jonathan Samuels about a virtual show to help lift the spirits of care home residents.
10/04/2043m 27s

COVID-19 pandemic: What can we learn from Germany? | 9 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Munaghan asks why the UK is behind Germany when it comes to testing for the coronavirus.Our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons tells how they're tackling Covid-19.And disability activists Caroline Casey and Dr Amy Kavanagh explain why things shouldn't necessarily go back to normal after the lockdown.
09/04/2036m 4s

Was COVID-19 pandemic declaration too slow? | 8 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan examines President Trump's claim that the World Health Organisation 'missed the call' over the spread of the coronavirus.We are joined today by former WHO special adviser Professor David Harper to discuss the fallout - while Daily Mirror columnist Susie Boniface talks about the impact of the lockdown on domestic abuse victims as more funding is promised for charities.
08/04/2034m 15s

COVID-19 pandemic: What happens in intensive care? | 7 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we ask what life is like on the frontline battling coronavirus in intensive care units.We hear first-hand from a consultant, as well as from a patient who's recovered from Covid-19.And our political correspondent Joe Pike explains who's in charge while the Prime Minister's in hospital, and the inner workings of government.
07/04/2024m 8s

COVID-19 pandemic: Are we at war with the coronavirus? | 6 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we ask whether the Prime Minister can effectively lead government from hospital with the very virus he's trying to fight.We also look back at the Queen's historic address to the nation.And our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn, and a team of correspondents around the world discuss an apparent cover-up attempt by China.
06/04/2043m 39s

When will COVID-19 peak in the UK? | 3 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we ask when the coronavirus outbreak will peak in the UK as two frontline workers die fighting the infection.As we are again being urged to stay at home, we take a look at the Government's strategy and how prepared they are to deal with the pandemic.Also today, we ask consider the impact of coronavirus on the fight against climate change.
03/04/2027m 41s

A new COVID-19 plan - & who lives or dies? | 2 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we ask whether the health secretary's five-point plan to boost coronavirus testing to 100,000 a day goes far enough.We are joined by Matthew Lesh, the head of research at the Adam Smith Institute, who compares the UK's record with other countries - and we hear from a 25-year-old cancer patient who's been told by doctors she may not get an intensive care bed if she contracts Covid-19.
02/04/2029m 55s

Testing times & can we ‘brew’ a COVID-19 vaccine? | 1 April 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the row over UK testing - and ask: are we all 'in this together'? We are joined by our chief political correspondent Jon Craig and sociologist Dr Lisa McKenzie to examine the day's talking points, plus tennis coach Dan Travis reacts to the cancellation of this year's Wimbledon tournament - and we speak to Dr Al Edwards, who is among scientists working to develop a vaccine.
01/04/2042m 4s

COVID-19 pandemic: Is the UK beginning to 'flatten the curve'? | 31 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels examines the impact lockdown measures may be having - with Sky correspondents Jon Craig and Laura Bundock joined by columnist Peter Hitchens.We also discuss testing and contact tracing with our technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and former director general of the Israeli Ministry of Health, Dr Yoram Lass - and Major Tim Cross talks about transforming London's ExCel centre into a temporary hospital.
31/03/2044m 2s

Rescue flights, UK lockdown & interpreting COVID-19 numbers | 30 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the Government's £75m deal to help British people stranded abroad - a week on since the UK was placed in lockdown.We are joined by our health correspondent Ashish Joshi and virus expert Dr Ria Lina - plus we put the numbers into context with Sky's data journalist Carmen Aguilar Garcia and former NHS consultant pathologist Dr John Lee.
30/03/2038m 13s

Boris Johnson self-isolates as UK honours NHS heroes | 27 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the UK fight after the Prime Minister and Health Secretary Matt Hancock tested positive.We're joined by our correspondent Katie Spencer and journalist Ella Whelan to examine the implications - plus we speak to some of those on the frontline and a family helping the most vulnerable.
27/03/2041m 1s

COVID-19 crisis: Self-employed, fake news & America's fight | 26 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the financial support package announced by the Chancellor with our business correspondent Paul Kelso and The Spectator's economics correspondent Kate Andrews.We also look at the issue of misinformation with Sky's technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and Dr Norman Lewis - and our US correspondent Amanda Walker discusses the impact on America.
26/03/2041m 46s

Virus Pandemic: Volunteers, Prince Charles & stranded Britons | 25 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we look at help for the NHS and testing in the UK fight against COVID-19 after Prince Charles was diagnosed.We also discuss the plight of British people abroad trying desperately to get back to the UK - with The Sun's travel editor Lisa Minot and Claire Fox, director of the Academy of Ideas think tank joining our correspondents today.
25/03/2037m 46s

Coronavirus pandemic: The UK lockdown begins | 24 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan discusses the tougher measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 - and we take a look at how life in China is beginning to return to normal.We are joined by Sky's policing analyst Graham Wettone and the writer Mo Lovatt, along with some of our correspondents offering more details and analysis.
24/03/2044m 12s

Virus pandemic: Shielding the vulnerable and social distancing | 23 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast Jonathan Samuels looks at measures to shield the vulnerable and issues around social distancing.We are joined by Sky's science correspondent Thomas Moore, GP Dr Sufiyan Ali and Zainab Gulamali from the Muslim Council of Britain.
23/03/2026m 10s

Italy's COVID-19 warning as UK measures ramp up | 20 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels speaks to our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay who has visited hospitals overwhelmed by patients in northern Italy as former UK medics are told 'your NHS needs you'.GP Dr Ellie Cannon and employment lawyer Chris Hitchins also help to answer questions from a worried mother - and Sky's Laura Bundock has details of government measures to help British workers and slow the spread of the virus.
20/03/2039m 58s

Can the UK beat COVID-19 in 12 weeks? | 19 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss a coronavirus treatment trial, possible antibody testing being looked at by the government, emergency laws aimed at slowing the spread of the virus - and another Bank of England interest rate cut. We're joined by Sky's Laura Bundock and Spiked magazine's Brendan O'Neill - plus academic Dr Joanna Williams and lawyer Farhana Yamin debate arguments around full-scale lockdowns.
19/03/2038m 47s

Coronavirus: Will school shutdown help the pandemic fight? | 18 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels discusses the consequences of the decision to close the UK's schools because of coronavirus. He's joined by Paul Whiteman, general-secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, and Sky's political correspondent, Kate McCann. What can Britain learn from Europe's worst-hit country, Italy? We speak to Sky's correspondent in Rome, Sally Lockwood, and Dr Elisabetta Groppelli, a lecturer in Global Health at St George's University in London. Plus: we find out what self-isolation is like for two people currently doing it in London.
18/03/2036m 50s

Fears of a 'coronavirus recession' as government pledges help for the economy | 17 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we discuss the new measures unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to support the economy - as analysts warn of a looming global recession because of coronavirus. We're joined by Sky's economics editor Ed Conway, political correspondent Kate McCann, and Claire Walker from the British Chambers of Commerce.Plus: as the government tells us to "avoid pubs", we get the views of landlords Kate Ahrens and Paul & Donna Berry. What does the Covid-19 pandemic mean for the climate? We consider the data so far with Dr Simon Evans, from Carbon Brief, and Sky's climate change correspondent, Lisa Holland.
17/03/2038m 47s

Coronavirus: the new government advice for your family | 16 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we discuss the Prime Minister's "drastic" new coronavirus measures. What will they mean for you and your family? And how long will they last? We're joined by Sky's science correspondent, Thomas Moore, and City AM comment and features editor, Rachel Cunliffe.Plus: as airline bookings collapse and borders are closed because of Covid-19, we consider the pressure facing the aviation industry with Paul Charles, from the PC Agency, and Ian King, Sky's business presenter.
16/03/2030m 22s

COVID-19 cripples sport, and what is 'herd immunity'? | 13 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels discusses how being infected with the virus could protect society from future outbreaks.We're joined by microbiologist Dr Simon Clarke and our science correspondent Thomas Moore, plus author Dr Stuart Waiton and our sport correspondent Martha Kelner look at the impact on sporting events.
13/03/2028m 1s

COVID-19 pandemic: UK officially enters 'delay' phase | 12 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels speaks to our science correspondent Thomas Moore and author Rob Lyons about what the next stage in the coronavirus crisis means for us.We also explore the impact of self-isolation on our mental as well as our physical health, talking to social health expert Julia Hobsbawm about what we can do to pass the time.
12/03/2033m 3s

Did the Chancellor’s 'coronavirus' budget deliver? | 11 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Sarah Hewson is joined by Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman MP to discuss Rishi Sunak's spending plan.Sky's political correspondent Joe Pike and economist Faiza Shaheen also examine measures including a £30bn boost to support the UK during the COVID-19 outbreak – plus, what was missing in the budget?
11/03/2034m 3s

Coronavirus crisis: Italy lockdown as UK cases rise | 10 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we look at the situation in Italy and the UK - talking to our correspondents Michelle Clifford and Thomas Moore about efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.We also speak to economist Daniel Ben-Ami about the impact on global financial markets during the outbreak.
10/03/2025m 36s

Coronavirus outbreak: Panic buying, fake news and sport | 9 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we look at what is being done to protect supply chains after panic buying left some supermarket shelves empty - talking to Kate Hardcastle, a retail analyst, and author Frank Furedi.We also chat to our sport correspondent Martha Kelner about the impact the outbreak is having on the sporting calendar.
09/03/2032m 54s

How should we adapt during the COVID-19 crisis? And the Northern Triangle's femicide problem | 6 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine how different industries are faring during the coronavirus crisis – talking to Sky’s technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and Sam Dumitriu, research director at The Entrepreneurs Network. We also hear from our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay about what he has witnessed while reporting on the killing of women in Central America’s Northern Triangle region.
06/03/2031m 42s

Flybe, coronavirus 'delay' phase & migrant crisis | 5 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the spread of COVID-19 as well as the impact on workers and firms with Sky's Thomas Moore and Ian King.Sky's Mark Stone and author, Maya Goodfellow also join us to look at the Syrian migrants crisis following clashes on Turkey's border with Greece.
05/03/2037m 8s

How will health services cope with COVID-19? | 4 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we look at how China and Italy are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak - talking to Sky Italia's Nicola Veschi and our Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire.We also discuss the global reaction with Dr Ria Lina, a comedian with a PhD in Viral Bioinformatics.
04/03/2034m 38s

Government plans to tackle domestic abuse and COVID-19 | 3 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we discuss the 'tweaked' Domestic Abuse Bill with our political correspondent Kate McCann.Sky's health correspondent Ashish Joshi also joins us to take a look at how well-equipped the NHS is to cope with a coronavirus crisis as the UK plan is published.
03/03/2027m 11s

How will coronavirus 'battle' plan affect everyday life? | 2 March 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by our science correspondent Thomas Moore and Jacqui Semple, chair of the Emergency Planning Society, to examine the 'reasonable' and 'possible' measures that could be taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the UK.We also speak to Sky News producer Nick Stylianou about the process of being tested and self-isolation after returning from a trip to northern Italy.
02/03/2031m 24s

Greta Thunberg: Climate champion or political pawn? | 28 February 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we take a look at the Swedish environmental activist's approach to the climate debate - is it the right one?We also discuss the impact of such global attention on the teenager herself with James Woudhuysen, visiting professor at London South Bank University, and co-founder of the movement Green New Deal UK, Fatima-Zahra Ibrahim.
28/02/2028m 22s

COVID-19 response: Not enough or over-reaction? | 27 February 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we see how easy it is to travel across Europe as the number of coronavirus cases rise.Should we be shaking hands now? We discuss the UK response to the crisis with our correspondents Adam Parsons and Thomas Moore, as firms including Sky issue guidance - and Chinese journalist Yuan Ren shares her thoughts on the lessons that could be learned from China.
27/02/2028m 29s

Coronavirus crisis: Life in lockdown and travel impact | 26 February 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire shares stories of what life is really like for people living in the Chinese city of Wuhan - where the COVID-19 virus was first reported. We also speak to Lisa Minot, The Sun's travel editor, about the impact the outbreak is having on travel.
26/02/2023m 39s

Harvey Weinstein's fall from power and rise of #MeToo | 25 February 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we look at the disgraced Hollywood producer's fall from power after his convictions for sexual assault and rape.We also explore the role of the #MeToo movement and the impact the landmark trial has had on the film industry and beyond.
25/02/2036m 51s

Italy becomes centre of European COVID-19 outbreak | 24 February 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we examine the spread of the coronavirus outside of China - with rising cases in Italy, South Korea and Iran. Sky's science correspondent Thomas Moore discusses the prospect of the crisis becoming a pandemic and Italian affairs commentator Dr Dominic Standish shares his thoughts on the country's response to the outbreak.
24/02/2019m 25s

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the US? | 21 February 2020

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we examine the case of the WikiLeaks founder, who's facing espionage charges.We speak to activist John Rees and journalist Susie Boniface, discussing the reasons why he should and shouldn't be sent to America, as well as the wider implications.
21/02/2031m 5s

Dying in silence: the humanitarian crisis in Syria | 20 February 2020

On this special edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our special correspondent Alex Crawford exposes the reality of life for people under attack in Idlib.We also examine the international response as well as Turkey and Russia's involvement in the near decade-long Syrian civil war.
20/02/2037m 44s
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