The Real Story

The Real Story

326 episodes

Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.

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Why the US midterm elections matter

Published: Oct. 28, 2022, 9:59 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 7 seconds

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What caused the turmoil in British politics?

Published: Oct. 21, 2022, 9:59 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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What is economic growth and why does it matter?

Published: Oct. 14, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 7 seconds

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Xi Jinping’s plan for China

Published: Oct. 7, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 5 seconds

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What should we make of Russia’s nuclear threats?

Published: Sept. 30, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 6 seconds

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What next for the Commonwealth?

Published: Sept. 23, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 3 seconds

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Boris Johnson is out, Liz Truss is in

Published: Sept. 9, 2022, 11:06 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 19 seconds

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Are sanctions on Russia working?

Published: Sept. 2, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 59 seconds

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Nasa's plan to go back to the Moon

Published: Aug. 26, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 14 seconds

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Salman Rushdie and the fatwa

Published: Aug. 19, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 14 seconds

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Is the US getting serious about climate change?

Published: Aug. 12, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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Italy’s right-wing nationalists on the rise

Published: Aug. 5, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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Bolsonaro v Lula: The race to lead Brazil

Published: July 29, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 9 seconds

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Can our cities survive climate change?

Published: July 22, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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A new phase in the Covid pandemic

Published: July 15, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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How the Supreme Court is reshaping the US

Published: July 8, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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Afghanistan's challenges after US withdrawal

Published: July 1, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 15 seconds

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From rebel to president: Colombia’s new leftist leader

Published: June 24, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 4 seconds

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The repatriation of precious artefacts

Published: June 17, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 4 seconds

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The rocky road ahead for Boris Johnson

Published: June 10, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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China v the West in the Pacific

Published: June 3, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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How do we stop high inflation?

Published: May 27, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 9 seconds

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What is the 'Great Replacement' conspiracy theory?

Published: May 20, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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North Korea spooks its neighbours

Published: May 13, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 16 seconds

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Ukraine war impact on climate pledges

Published: May 6, 2022, 5 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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The future of Twitter

Published: April 29, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 26 seconds

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Sweden’s hardening stance on immigration

Published: April 22, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 8 seconds

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The appeal of the French far-right

Published: April 15, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 14 seconds

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Are workers back in the driving seat?

Published: April 8, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 4 seconds

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Israel's Arab allies

Published: April 1, 2022, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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Who are Russia’s friends?

Published: March 25, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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War in Ukraine transforms Germany

Published: March 18, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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Can Russia’s economy survive?

Published: March 11, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 6 seconds

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Europe's energy future beyond Russia

Published: March 4, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

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The global debt crisis

Published: Feb. 25, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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Why is China supporting Russia on Nato?

Published: Feb. 18, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 7 seconds

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France's place in the world

Published: Feb. 11, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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China’s zero-Covid conundrum

Published: Feb. 4, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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Why Putin has his sights on Ukraine

Published: Jan. 28, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 3 seconds

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The future of the BBC

Published: Jan. 21, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 16 seconds

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Climate change: A risk to food security?

Published: Jan. 14, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 59 seconds

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The Beijing Winter Olympics: High stakes for China

Published: Jan. 7, 2022, 10 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes

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Do digital currencies need policing?

Published: Dec. 17, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 14 seconds

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What's going wrong in the Balkans?

Published: Dec. 10, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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Omicron: Did Africa get a raw deal?

Published: Dec. 3, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 57 seconds

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Hunger in Afghanistan: Time to work with the Taliban?

Published: Nov. 26, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 2 seconds

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Fortress Europe: Who gets to come in?

Published: Nov. 19, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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The future of Chinese capitalism

Published: Nov. 12, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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Who pays to fix climate change?

Published: Nov. 5, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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Why do military coups still happen?

Published: Oct. 29, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 4 seconds

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Nato and China: A new rivalry?

Published: Oct. 22, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 9 seconds

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Climate change: Lessons from Denmark

Published: Oct. 15, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 32 seconds

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Empty shelves and clogged ports

Published: Oct. 8, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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How green is nuclear energy?

Published: Oct. 1, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 2 seconds

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How powerful is China's navy?

Published: Sept. 24, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 3 seconds

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Canada votes: Is Trudeau in trouble?

Published: Sept. 17, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 9 seconds

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What's ailing Japan?

Published: Sept. 10, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 3 seconds

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Methane: The other greenhouse gas

Published: Sept. 3, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 2 seconds

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The challenges facing the Taliban

Published: Aug. 27, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 2 seconds

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America after Afghanistan

Published: Aug. 20, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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Silencing dissidents

Published: Aug. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 6 seconds

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How does the Taliban keep going?

Published: Aug. 6, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

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How do the Taliban keep going?

Published: Aug. 6, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

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Why has Australia's Covid strategy faltered?

Published: July 30, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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What's China doing to fight climate change?

Published: July 23, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

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Cuba at a crossroads

Published: July 16, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 9 seconds

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The pandemic brings more robots

Published: July 9, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 24 seconds

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Palestinians turn against the leadership

Published: July 2, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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Hydrogen: A climate game-changer?

Published: June 25, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 32 seconds

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China's global project has a new rival

Published: June 18, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 57 seconds

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Iran’s presidential election: What do the people want?

Published: June 11, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 6 seconds

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Israel divided

Published: June 4, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 8 seconds

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Why is corporate America getting political?

Published: May 28, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 49 seconds

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China in space

Published: May 21, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 8 seconds

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Ransomware on the rise in the US

Published: May 14, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 48 seconds

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Germany after Merkel

Published: May 7, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 21 seconds

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Is the EU stifling AI innovation?

Published: April 30, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 45 seconds

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What is the cost of climate reform?

Published: April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 50 seconds

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Why is Myanmar’s military killing civilians?

Published: April 16, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 39 seconds

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Why is Russia massing troops near Ukraine?

Published: April 9, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 42 seconds

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What is the US plan for Africa?

Published: April 2, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 27 seconds

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Covid mutants: What are the risks?

Published: March 26, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 45 seconds

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Why are Asian Americans under attack?

Published: March 18, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 23 seconds

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How dangerous are deepfakes?

Published: March 12, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 39 seconds

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Can Biden reset US Saudi Arabia relations?

Published: March 5, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 38 seconds

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Has Covid rolled back democratic rights?

Published: Feb. 26, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 24 seconds

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Who should pay for the news?

Published: Feb. 19, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 30 seconds

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Is China erasing Uighur culture?

Published: Feb. 12, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 28 seconds

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Cryptocurrencies: Fad or the future?

Published: Feb. 5, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 33 seconds

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China's advance into Latin America

Published: Jan. 29, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 48 seconds

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Afghanistan: Hard choices for Biden

Published: Jan. 22, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 35 seconds

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America's damaged democracy

Published: Jan. 15, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 59 seconds

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Britain after Brexit: What’s its role in the world?

Published: Jan. 8, 2021, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 57 seconds

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Big Tech under pressure

Published: Dec. 18, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 51 seconds

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Is Macron marginalising France's Muslims?

Published: Dec. 11, 2020, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 56 seconds

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Is Biden facing a new Middle East?

Published: Dec. 4, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 54 seconds

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Covid vaccines: An opportunity for science?

Published: Nov. 27, 2020, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 44 seconds

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Ethiopia crisis: High stakes for Africa

Published: Nov. 20, 2020, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 41 seconds

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Climate change: Can Biden make a difference?

Published: Nov. 13, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 42 seconds

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Is Trumpism here to stay?

Published: Nov. 6, 2020, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 38 seconds

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US v China: A new Cold War?

Published: Oct. 30, 2020, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 36 seconds

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What next for US foreign policy?

Published: Oct. 23, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 57 seconds

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How dangerous is North Korea?

Published: Oct. 16, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 51 seconds

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India's Dalits: Fighting for justice

Published: Oct. 9, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 35 seconds

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Turkey flexes on the world stage

Published: Oct. 1, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 43 seconds

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Covid-19: What's best for the elderly?

Published: Sept. 25, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 31 seconds

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Covid unemployment: A new crisis?

Published: Sept. 18, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 20 seconds

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When will we get a Covid-19 vaccine?

Published: Sept. 11, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 53 seconds

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Why is QAnon going global?

Published: Sept. 4, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 9 seconds

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The Navalny ‘poisoning'

Published: Aug. 28, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 54 seconds

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India's Covid-19 challenge

Published: Aug. 21, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 12 seconds

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How democratic are American elections?

Published: Aug. 14, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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What is Covid doing to the Amazon?

Published: Aug. 7, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 31 seconds

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Fighting fat to fight Covid-19

Published: July 31, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

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Should tax havens help pay for coronavirus?

Published: July 24, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 57 seconds

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Is the WHO fit for purpose?

Published: July 17, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 20 seconds

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Lebanon on the brink

Published: July 10, 2020, 5 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 27 seconds

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Generation Covid?

Published: July 3, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 26 seconds

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How will Covid-19 change our cities?

Published: June 26, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 29 seconds

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Is this the internet we always wanted?

Published: June 19, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 2 seconds

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Racial justice: Who are the allies?

Published: June 12, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 5 seconds

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What should black Americans do next?

Published: June 5, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 36 seconds

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The privatisation of space travel

Published: May 29, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 24 seconds

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Covid-19: Balancing risk and staying human

Published: May 22, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 48 seconds

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Will the pandemic benefit mobsters?

Published: May 15, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 26 seconds

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Coronavirus: Will flying ever be the same?

Published: May 8, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 20 seconds

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Coronavirus: Is mass surveillance here to stay?

Published: May 1, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 21 seconds

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Coronavirus: Will China come out on top?

Published: April 24, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 29 seconds

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Coronavirus: Ending the lockdowns

Published: April 17, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 12 seconds

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Coronavirus: Is Africa ready?

Published: April 10, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 11 seconds

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Coronavirus: How robust is our food chain?

Published: April 3, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 47 seconds

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Coronavirus: How will it change us?

Published: March 27, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 10 seconds

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Coronavirus: The economic crisis

Published: March 20, 2020, 9 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes