Today in Focus

Publisher:
The Guardian

Today in Focus

4.9/5

Critic Rating

Hosted by Michael Safi and Helen Pidd, 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, 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...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org Sep 20, 2023

"...closer to quality British journalism. Instead of soundbites, the show goes beyond the headlines ... Today in Focus exemplifies The Guardian‘s commitment to in-depth reporting. "

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Score: 5

Mark Gorman • Mark Gorman Blog May 3, 2022

"(Episodes: The Wagatha Christie Case) It’s actually a hilarious story about ego and greed with, in my view, Rooney the wronged one but Vardy the potential victor. So there’s something for everyone and, if on Friday you want more serious stuff, we’ll no doubt be back to a diet of Johnson and Putin."

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Score: 5

George Fenwick • Stuff NZ Jun 20, 2021

"Today in Focus, like its contemporaries, takes you beyond the headlines, to give you the right amount of in-depth knowledge you need to know about any given news story – an increasingly scarce feeling in the age of splashy headlines and social media."

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Score: 5

George Fenwick • Stuff NZ Jun 20, 2021

"Today in Focus, like its contemporaries, takes you beyond the headlines, to give you the right amount of in-depth knowledge you need to know about any given news story – an increasingly scarce feeling in the age of splashy headlines and social media."

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Score: 4.7

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Feb 27, 2021

"RE: Freshwater Series - I always feel odd saying that I enjoyed a true-crime show – a short holiday in other people’s misery – but, anyway, I did. And I hope that the men, who have always protested their innocence, win their appeal."

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