Stories of our times

Stories of our times

By The Times

Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

Episodes

Riots, protests and a US election year

As rioting and protests continue to engulf the United States, we examine President Trump's reaction to the demonstrations. How did previous American presidents respond in similar circumstances?Guests: David Charter, US editor of the Times.Kailee Scales, Managing Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: CBS, UVA Miller Centre, ABC, New York Times, KABC-TV, Bush Library, CNBC, NBC, Washington Post, King Rose Archives.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/2028m 25s

Back to the Commons or no going back?

The Government has U-turned on its controversial plans to end remote voting in Parliament, following a backlash from MPs, who feared this would be discriminatory against vulnerable and elderly Members. Today we ask: if the world has changed because of coronavirus, is it time Parliament did too?Guests:Ester Webber, political reporter for The Times Red Box email. Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour politician.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/2026m 11s

Smartphones and the virus: an experiment on the Isle of Wight

We are now entering the 'test and trace' phase of fighting the pandemic where we could use our smartphones to keep us all safe from a second spike. One UK population has been chosen as guinea pigs for the rest of us to see if it really works: enter the residents of the Isle of Wight. Guests: Tom Knowles, Times technology correspondent.Rosamund Urwin, senior reporter at The Sunday Times.Rose Hornak, resident on the Isle of Wight. Bob Seely, Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: NHS, BBC  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/2024m 1s

George Floyd protests: 'I can't breathe'

Protests and riots have been sparked across the US by the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, an unarmed black man, was filmed dying as a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was handcuffed and pinned down in the road. Today we bring you stories from Minneapolis, where civil unrest continues. Guests: Will Pavia, New York correspondent for The Times.Laura Pullman, New York correspondent for The Sunday Times. Brandon Clayton, protester and resident in Minneapolis.Clips: CBS  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/2027m 39s

Back to School?

As Primary Schools across the country begin to reopen today we examine the moral dilemma parents and teachers face.Guests: Sian Griffiths, Education and Families Editor at The Sunday Times.Host:Manveen Rana.Clips:BBC  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/2029m 13s

The mind (and blogs) of Dominic Cummings

What can we learn about the Prime Minister's chief adviser from his own words?Guests: Ian Leslie, writer and journalist.Steven Swinford, The Times' Deputy Political Editor.Hosts:Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch.Clips: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, The Telegraph. Additional music by Meydän, Daniel Birch, Chris Zabriskie and Jordan Powell used under Creative Commons licence.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/2027m 37s

A mayor in Prague and a Russian poison plot

A local mayor in Prague is in police hiding following reports that agents from Russia plotted to have him assassinated. It’s an international incident that began when the mayor removed a statue honouring a Russian World War Two military hero.Guests: Ondřej Kolář is the district mayor of Prague.Edward Lucas is a columnist for The Times, and a former foreign correspondent based in Prague.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Euronews.Additional music: Chris Zabriskie.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/2031m 26s

Coronavirus: Becoming a vaccine guinea-pig

We’re almost six months into the pandemic. But how close are we to developing the cure we all so desperately want? We meet a participant in one of the hundreds of trials happening around the world.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2023m 7s

Murder in Stockholm: who killed Olof Palme?

More than three decades on from the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, new evidence has been brought to light that may reveal the identity of his killer. But after 34 years and thousands of theories, will we ever get an answer that truly satisfies everyone? Guests:Oliver Moody, Berlin Correspondent, The Times. Henrik Berggren, a Swedish historian and biographer of Olof Palme.Host: David Aaronovitch.CLIPS: 1972 UN Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment and Swedish TV show "Kvällsöppet" (1977).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/2033m 5s

Insight investigation: why was the UK so slow to lockdown?

Britain has the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe despite the government insisting they followed the best scientific advice. The Sunday Times Insight team brings you the inside story into what went wrong for the UK.  Guests:Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.George Arbuthnott, Deputy Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.With additional reporting from:Jonathan Leake, Science and Environment Editor at The Sunday Times.Dipesh Gadher, Chief Investigative Reporter at The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: BBC, @BorisJohnson Twitter  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/2030m 30s

Murder in the Kingdom in the Sky

The Prime Minister of Lesotho has resigned amid accusations that he was involved in the murder of his estranged wife. His third wife is also set to stand trial over her alleged involvement in the murder plot. We dive into the politics of the small African kingdom of Lesotho. Guests: Witness, anonymous.Lebohang Totanyana, former Minister of Mining in Lesotho.Barnaby Mitchell, BBC camera operator. Host: Manveen Rana. Archive: SABC News, Al Jazeera, DW News, KTN News Kenya. Special thanks to the BBC.Additional music by Chris Zabriskie.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/2026m 6s

Happiness in lockdown with Laurie Santos

With experts suggesting that long term lock down will negatively affect our mental health, we ask: what can we all do to bring delight and joy into our lives during the crisis?  Guests: Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale UniversitySanjay Shewakramani, Emergency Department doctor  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/2025m 21s

Care homes: what went wrong?

Care home deaths in England and Wales now account for forty percent of all deaths from coronavirus - and one result has been a political row. Why have things gone wrong for our most vulnerable citizens and the people who care for them?  Guests:Greg Hurst, social affairs editor at The Times.Irene Owen, a 91-year-old resident of Devonshire Court in Leicestershire.Sonja Bell, daughter of a elderly resident at The Heights in Buckinghamshire.Kimberly Ross, care assistant at Connaught Court in York.Karen Casey, activity co-ordinator at Zetland Court in Bournemouth.Additional support: Michael Clarke, Times Video Team.Host: David Aaronovitch.Additional music: Chris Zabriskie (licenced under Creative Commons).Clips: BBC, TalkRadio, TalkSport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2027m 54s

Diary of a funeral director

When Lee Solomon set up his funeral home, he had one mission: to give families the sendoff they really wanted. But now that's no longer possible. For a month Lee has been keeping an audio diary for us, chronicling the experience of running a funeral home during the Covid-19 outbreak and the hardships that come with it.Guest:Lee Solomon runs 'Lilies Funeral Directors' in Sutton Coldfield.Host: Manveen Rana.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/2031m 1s

Inside the Sunday Times rich list

The Sunday Times rich list has published the names of the wealthiest people in Britain since 1989. Today we meet its compiler to find out who reached the top this year and explore what drives them.Guest: Rob Watts, Compiler of The Sunday Times Rich.Host: Manveen Rana.More on Rich List here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/sunday-times-rich-listArchive: Youtube (Richard Branson), E! Red Carpet & Award Shows, BBC, ITV.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/2025m 36s

Coronavirus: Could testing in an Italian village save the world?

The Italian village of Vo’ Euganeo was the home of the first European to die in Europe of covid19. Now the same town has become a unique test-bed for scientists to learn how to combat the disease. Could it offer new insights into how to fight back? Guest: Peter Conradi, Europe Editor of The Sunday Times. Host: Manveen RanaArchive: MSNBC, BarbART YouTube channel, France 24, Sky News, RAI Sport TV.Additional music: Jordan Powell, Chris Zabriskie (licenced under Creative Commons).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/2026m 8s

Stay alert: the psychology of changing lockdown messages

Behind the scenes, a group of social scientists has been advising the government on how to communicate to the public during the crisis. But has some of their advice been ignored? Guest: Steve Reicher, professor of social psychology at the University of St Andrews and member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours. Host: Manveen Rana. Archive: BBC, ITV, DW News, ABC News, TalkRadio.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2023m 5s

Universal Medicine: taking on a cult

An Australian cult is operating from a B&B in Somerset and despite court rulings against it, is ripping families apart. It is just one of an estimated one thousand cults that operate in the UK. Who are the people fighting to expose them? Guests: Rosie Kinchen, associate editor and the main interviewer of News Review at The Sunday Times.Host: David Aaronovitch.Audio from:Esther Rockett.Serge Benhayon TV.Content warning: contains discussions of sexual abuse and is not suitable for everyone.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2026m 18s

Coronavirus: surviving death in an ICU

Some 10,000 people in the UK have needed critical care to deal with the virus already. What's it like to be in an ICU with Covid19?Guests: Roger Boyes, Diplomatic Editor and columnist for The Times.Dr Sonia Hudson, consultant in intensive care medicine at Broomfield Hospital.Host: Manveen Rana.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/2034m 30s

How to recover from a coronavirus recession

As we begin to relax the lockdown, the UK is facing its biggest economic shock for 300 years. Can past recessions teach us what to do next? Guest:David Smith, Sunday Times Economics EditorAnn Pettifor, economistHost: Manveen RanaArchive: BBC, Talkradio, CNN, CBS, Sky News, CNBC, Bloomberg  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/2025m 28s

Victory over coronavirus: the lessons of VE day

What can the jubiatilion and uncertainty of VE day teach us about what 'victory' over coronavirus might look like?Guest:Ben Macintyre, associate editor, columnist and a writer-at-large for The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: Imperial War Museum.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2025m 2s

Europe: life after lockdown

This weekend Boris Johnson is expected to talk about the UK's exit strategy and outline the beginning of the end of lock down. But what can we learn from other European nations and their approach?Guest: Oliver Moody, The Times Berlin Correspondent.Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: Marco Meeßen.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/2025m 38s

The US and China: the coronavirus conspiracy theories

In recent weeks the world’s two biggest superpowers have been playing a blame game around the global pandemic. What do the Chinese communists and the American Republicans stand to gain from the spread of myths, fake news and propaganda?Guest: Catherine Philp, the Times Diplomatic Correspondent.Henry Zeffman, the Times Washington Correspondent.Host: David Aaronovitch.Archive: Newsweek  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2024m 25s

Have the Taliban won the Afghan war?

Four decades of war have ravaged Afghanistan, cost America $2 trillion and left more than one million dead. As US troops prepare to withdraw, what next for a nation more divided than ever?Guest: Anthony Loyd, Times foreign correspondent. Host: Manveen Rana.Archive: Euronews  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2029m 58s

The Hound of Hounslow and the Flash Crash

An extraordinary story about the man who helped trigger one of the biggest financial crashes in US history - ten years ago this week - from his bedroom in a West London semi-detached house. Guest: Liam Vaughan, journalist and author of Flash Crash. Host: Manveen Rana.Clips:Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/2030m 51s

Policing a lockdown

Under lockdown, police have been given extraordinary new powers. What do the new rules mean for bobbies on the beat, and how will they change our relationship to the police force?  Guest: John Simpson, Times crime correspondent Jonathan Ames, Times legal editorJohn Apter, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales Host: Manveen RanaClips: BBC, Talkradio  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/2023m 2s

Hold your horses: Should Cheltenham Festival have gone ahead?

Cheltenham Festival was the last major sporting event to take place prior to the national lockdown in the UK. But should it ever have happened? The four-day fixture took place in March and has since become a lightning rod for criticism around perceived government inaction on the coronavirus crisis. We talk to people who were there.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2029m 48s

Donald Trump and the corona protests

Donald Trump is under pressure as libertarian demonstrators insist their freedom is being infringed by lock down. Has the virus revealed the gap between the President's rhetoric and the reality of governance? And is the pandemic changing his re-election chances?Guests: Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief for The Sunday Times.Julie Kelly, senior contributor for political blog American Greatness.Host: David Aaronovitch.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2024m 56s

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s return to No 10

How has the government fared enforcing their mantra of: 'stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives'?Guests: Caroline Wheeler, Deputy political editor of The Sunday Times.Rosamund Urwin, Senior reporter at The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/2026m 29s

Coronavirus and ethnic minorities

Times writer Sathnam Sanghera goes on a personal journey to find out why people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are suffering disproportionately from Covid-19.Guest: Sathnam Sanghera, author and writer at the Times. Host: Manveen Rana.Sathnam's article for the Saturday magazine: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-and-ethnicity-black-and-asian-nhs-medics-on-the-front-line-dhznrc3kc Clips: BBC, @borisjohnson, Good Morning Britain (ITV), TalkRadio.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/2026m 15s

Planet Corona with Liz Bonnin

The waters have cleared in Venice, air pollution over China has dropped and goats have reclaimed a Welsh town. But just how sustainable are these seemingly positive side effects of the coronavirus crisis on our climate and the natural world?Guest: Liz Bonnin, scientist and natural history presenter. Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, NBC, Channel 4, DW News.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/2026m 37s

Could tech giants get us out of lockdown?

Technology might be the answer to our problems - but could we be giving up our privacy in return for our liberty? Guest: Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times West Coast correspondent Host: David Aaronovitch  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2026m 38s

Behind The Sunday Times investigation on coronavirus and Boris Johnson

Last weekend's investigation by the Insight team into the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic made headlines around the world. We talk to them about how they researched the story and get their rebuttal to the government's subsequent criticism.Guests:Jonathan Calvert, editor of The Sunday Times Insight investigative teamGeorge Arbuthnott, deputy editor of The Sunday Times Insight investigative teamHost:Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2036m 58s

Zookeeping under ISIS: Meet the Father of Lions

We take a break from social distancing and life in lockdown to bring you an extraordinary story from Iraq. The Sunday Times' Louise Callaghan tells Manveen the tale of Abu Laith- the zookeeper of Mosul, and the man who kept a lion alive through mortar fire and raids by ISIS. Guest:Louise Callaghan, Sunday Times Middle East correspondentHost:Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2029m 22s

When staying at home is not an option

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. But what if you don't have a home to stay in? Greg Hurst on the government campaign to protect the homeless. Guests: Greg Hurst, Social Affairs Editor for The Times. Rob in London, Richard Todd in Exeter and Theresa Frampton in Bristol. Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/2028m 48s

Human origins: who do we think we are?

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, Homo sapiens were not alone. Tom Whipple explains how we once shared the earth with Neanderthals and even 'hobbits'. Guest: Tom Whipple, Science Editor for The Times. Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in human origins at the London Natural History Museum. Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2022m 56s

The curious case of Sweden

The Swedish government's approach to coronavirus has been controversial. Unlike in the UK, they have urged citizens to take personal responsibility for enforcing social distancing rather than using police forces to ensure rules are followed. Now that the country has passed the grim milestone of 1,000 coronavirus deaths, what can the UK learn from the Swedish government's light-touch approach to the pandemic? Guests: Louise Callaghan, Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times.  Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/2024m 58s

The future of Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is fighting extradition to the US, after seven years holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy. This week it was revealed that he secretly started a family during his time in hiding. Is it in the public interest for Julian Assange to be sent to the States?Guests: John Simpson, crime correspondent for The Times.Host: David Aaronovitch.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/2028m 50s

The search for a remedy

As a number of existing therapies are being re-purposed to help patients with the most severe Covid-19 symptoms, we speak to a UK-based bioscience company about a drug they've developed and explore how it is being used in Italy. Guests: Tom Whipple, The Times science editorSomeit Sidhu, CEO and Co-founder of Izana BioscienceHost: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/2020m 17s

What to read in lockdown

With reading on the rise under the lockdown, the Times Literary Supplement editor Stig Abell suggests three books for a little escapism during these uncertain times.  Guest: Stig Abell  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2030m 47s

ICU: A doctor's story

We have been warned that the Easter bank holiday could see the peak of the coronavirus crisis in the UK. But are our hospitals ready?Guest:‏Lucy Cocker, Junior Doctor and Deputy Chair of the BMA's Junior Doctor Committee.Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/2023m 33s

President Trump and the virus

It looks like the US will be badly hit by coronavirus. Could President Trump's approach be his downfall? Guests: Henry Zeffman, the Washington Correspondent for The Times. Host: David Aaronovitch.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2023m 39s

Voices from New York

The United States is now at the centre of the global coronavirus crisis and New York is the worst hit city in the country. What’s it like for regular New Yorkers at the centre of the pandemic? Guests:‏Laura Pullman, The Sunday Times New York correspondent.The audio diaries from nine New Yorkers. Host: Manveen Rana. NB: Caurice Wynters, one of the New Yorkers who spoke with us, is raising money to cover medical and living expenses for her family, after they all got sick with covid-19. You can contribute here: https://bit.ly/3aOBRWp  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2024m 8s

Brazil: a country divided

As Brazilian politicians argue over how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, we speak to three residents about their experience of the crisis.  Guests: Lucinda Elliott‏, news contributor at The Times. Giuseppe Bossetti, Vivian Bernfeld and Marcus Assunção in Sao Paulo. Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/2024m 48s

Keir Starmer: the man, the party, the crisis

On Saturday Labour party members selected a new leader. Is this the end of Corbynism? And what is the role of the opposition in the time of crisis? Guest: Rachel Sylvester, political columnist for The Times.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2023m 45s

WHO knows best? How to beat the virus

Are we doing enough to stop the spread of coronavirus? And what does the World Health Organisation think our approach should be from here?Guests:  Dr Kluge is Europe Director of Public Health at the World Health Organisation Kat Lay is Health Correspondent at The Times.  Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/2020m 9s

Fighting the lockdown with a new volunteer army

An army of volunteers has sprung up across the country in response to the coronavirus crisis. Today, we tell their stories. And we ask: is there a new team spirit that will outlast the lockdown? Guests:Martin Fletcher, former foreign editor of The Times. Alison Langan, retired teacher. Joe Pegg, IT specialist, and chief technical officer for the Long Ashton covid support group. Sharon Shamir, solicitor and co-founder of the Telegraph Hill covid support group. Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2020m 12s

How do we get out of lockdown?

As we get used to our new lives in isolation, there’s a question on everyone’s lips: how long will this last? And perhaps even more importantly: what needs to happen for life to return to normal?  Guest: Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times Host: David Aaronovitch  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2028m 49s

Lessons in isolation (from Antarctica)

One week into the shutdown, and millions of us are dealing with the effects of isolation for the first time, but one British doctor is better prepared than most of us. Dr Beth Healey shares her lessons from a year spent in Antarctica studying the effects of isolation.Guest: Dr Beth Healey. Host: Manveen Rana.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2027m 14s

What does the coronavirus mean for jobs?

We follow the owner of a food-to-go shop as he tries to keep his workforce employed. Our Enterprise Editor explains what the government's economic interventions really mean for jobs.  Guests: Spencer Craig, co-founder of Pure - a food to go business James Hurley, Enterprise Editor at The Times Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2021m 15s

Love (and divorce) in the time of corona

Couples all around Britain are being asked to make tough decisions. Apart or together, the Health Secretary's advice is clear: "make your choice and stick with it." We speak to one couple in the middle of a divorce in isolation together, and one couple very much in love but separated by coronavirus (and an ocean). Guests: Steph (a nurse in Chicago treating coronavirus patients) and Katie (a tech consultant from London).Kenny (a former journalist now in PR) and Helen (a business coach), both living in Wales.Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2021m 35s

Lessons from a past pandemic

In the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS pandemic called for a clear, bold public health message. David Aaronovitch explores whether there are lessons to be learned for the government's response to Covid-19. Guests: Malcolm Gaskin, designer who created the UK's 1987 'Aids: Don't Die of Ignorance' campaign. Simon Fanshawe is a broadcaster and activist. He is one of the founders of Stonewall. Host: David Aaronovitch   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2023m 49s

Living with the lockdown: Meet Norman and Jorge

Norman and Jorge are flatmates. But Norman happens to be 92 and Jorge is 26. In the time of coronavirus, this makes their friendship hard to navigate. What does the future hold for our intergenerational relationships? And how can we best keep our loved ones safe?  Guests: Norman, 92, Jorge, 26.  Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director for Age UK. Host: Manveen Rana. Special thanks to Two Generations for putting us in touch with the duo.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/2021m 10s

Bonus episode: You must stay at home

As strict new restrictions on daily life are announced by Boris Johnson we ask: what does it say about his leadership? Guests: Daniel Finkelstein and Matthew Parris, Times columnistsHost: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2014m 0s

Fighting to save Australia's koalas

Will the iconic koala be able to survive after Australia's recent bushfires left the country's vast wildlife population in peril? Guest: Bernard Lagan, Australia Correspondent at The Times Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2024m 2s

Has the government done enough?

What's going on behind the scenes at Number 10 to tackle coronavirus? And is the government moving fast enough to prevent the spread of covid-19 across the UK? Guests: Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor at The Times. David McCoy, professor of Global Public Health at Queen Mary University in London. Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/2022m 15s

The Virus: An Olympic sized problem

Should the Olympics be postponed? And what could this mean for athletes? The Times's own Olympian and sports columnist Matthew Syed has the story. Guests: Matthew Syed, table tennis player and Times columnist Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player Host: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2021m 43s

The Virus: A world shut down

David Aaronovitch talks to the editor-in-chief of the Lancet, Dr Richard Horton, and Times science editor, Tom Whipple, about the global response to the crisis. Which country has got the right approach? Guests:  Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the Lancet Tom Whipple, The Times science editor Host: David Aaronovitch  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2021m 16s

The Virus: Splendid isolation with Jon Ronson

The World Health Organisation has recognised that the coronavirus crisis is generating stress and has advised people to avoid watching, reading or listening to news that causes feelings of anxiety. But for author Jon Ronson, living with anxiety at the time of a pandemic holds some advantages too. Guest: Jon RonsonHost: Manveen Rana  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2024m 24s

The Virus: When the doctors get sick

What happens when doctors get coronavirus and how will the NHS cope? Manveen Rana speaks to two NHS doctors who've tested positive - and are about to return to work. Guests: - Dr Clare Gerada, NHS GP in London and former head of the Royal College of General Practitioners. - Anonymous consultant anaesthetist, practicing at a hospital in England. - Andrew Gregory, Health Editor, The Sunday Times. Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2026m 23s

The Virus: The race for a vaccine

The story of a former resident of Wuhan - the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak - who is now part of a UK team racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Guests: - Dr Kai Hu, Research Associate, Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London. - Tom Whipple, Science Editor, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2028m 11s

Introducing: Stories of our times

Introducing the best journalism from Britain’s most trusted newspaper, now as a podcast. Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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