Today in Focus

The Guardian

Hosted by Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Helen Pidd, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh read less

Our Editor's Take

With the Today in Focus podcast, listeners can stay informed on their own time. The Guardian produces this podcast with British audiences in mind. Unlike Politics Weekly America, this podcast focuses on global news. It also provides context for those living outside the United Kingdom.

Today in Focus offers vast coverage of the most important issues of the day. The show explores controversial figures in politics worldwide. The podcast hosts are Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi. Before hosting this show, Iqbal was a reporter for The Observer.He also served as a judge on many awards shows. Cohost Safi used to work in radio programming for ABC Radio National. He later joined The Guardian, where he makes this podcast.

Together, the hosts provide an intelligent discussion of the day's global affairs. Complex issues like the Islamic state and tensions between world powers receive nuanced coverage. The podcast avoids any political bias. Rather, the hosts examine how changes in the political landscape can affect the world.

Fans of the show enjoy the passion Iqbal and Safi show for authentic journalism. Today in Focus has all the intrigue of a network news show. Listeners will learn about economic, political, and cultural news on a global scale. The show talks about everything from climate change to soccer to films.

This podcast combines quality reporting and skilled editing for a professional finished product. The Guardian readers will find the same quality of journalism on this podcast. With daily 30-minute episodes, this podcast makes it easy to stay informed on important issues.

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