Today in Focus

Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus

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What is the truth about vaping?


Jamie Doward and Max Sanderson join Anushka Asthana to navigate a way through the haze of the debate around vaping. Is it really safe? Plus: Frances Perraudin on the anniversary of #metoo – what has really changed after two years of the campaign against sexual harassment and sexual assault


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A fatal crash and the problem of diplomatic immunity


Harry Dunn died in a collision in August with a car allegedly being driven by the wife of a US diplomat, who left the UK soon after under the rules of diplomatic immunity. Patrick Wintour looks at what might happen next. And: author Jonathan Safran Foer on changing the way we eat to avoid climate catastrophe


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Brexit and the Irish border: is there a solution?


Lisa O’Carroll and Rory Carroll tell Anushka Asthana that solving the Irish border problem is still key to a Brexit deal. Plus: Wendy Laura Belcher on African literature


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Shell, Nigeria and a 24-year fight for justice


In 1995, the Nigerian government executed the Ogoni Nine – environmental activists who were trying to fight Shell’s exploitation of their homeland. Now, four widows are taking the oil company to court. And: Dan Sabbagh on the ramifications of Trump’s shock decision to withdraw from the Turkish-Syrian border


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Thirteen children have been shot dead in St Louis, Missouri. Why?


The Guardian US correspondent Amanda Holpuch discusses her recent trip to St Louis, where 13 black children have been fatally shot since April. And: Polly Toynbee attends the first day of the Extinction Rebellion protests


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The strange world of TikTok: viral videos and Chinese censorship


UK technology editor Alex Hern joins Anushka Asthana to discuss the Chinese-owned social network that is growing its user base with shareable short videos set to catchy soundtracks. But is it also being used as a tool of Chinese foreign policy? Plus: Marie Le Conte on the role of political gossip


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In conversation with Jia Tolentino


Jia Tolentino, described as one of the world’s greatest young essayists, discusses how the age of the internet has fundamentally changed who we are. Plus: Lisa O’Carroll on the Irish border


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Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech: preparing for an election


Boris Johnson used his first leader’s speech at the Conservative party conference to set up a new phase of negotiations with the EU and an election confrontation with Jeremy Corbyn. Plus: Jim Waterson on Prince Harry, privacy and the media


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Boris Johnson and the Jennifer Arcuri allegations


Boris Johnson says he behaved with ‘full propriety’ regarding his links to the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri while he was London mayor. Matthew Weaver has been following the story for the Guardian. Plus: Wadah Khanfar remembers his friend Jamal Khashoggi on the anniversary of his murder


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Could this impeachment inquiry end Trump’s presidency?


In a July phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Trump asked Zelenskiy to investigate former vice-president Joe Biden. An intelligence official decided to blow the whistle on the call. Lauren Gambino discusses how this has led to an impeachment inquiry. And: Joseph Harker on the start of Black History Month


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