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What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? The Sky News Daily podcast will bring you up to date with the top news stories and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.

Episodes

  • The Kids Are Alright: Is a Welsh ‘youthquake’ on the horizon?

    The Kids Are Alright: Is a Welsh ‘youthquake’ on the horizon?

    13/04/2021 Duration: 23min

    16- and 17-year-olds in Wales will have a chance to have their voices heard at the ballot box in the May 2021 elections. How will turnout impact the polls? And are teens educated enough to make an informed choice?On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Kate McCann speaks to Jonathon Dawes from the Conservatives, Poppy Stowell-Evans from Labour, and Gwion Rhisiart from Plaid Cymru about the difficulties of being young in politics, and what getting the vote means to them.

  • Prince Philip: Queen, country and charity

    Prince Philip: Queen, country and charity

    12/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, royal artist Ralph Heimans – who produced the Duke of Edinburgh’s final official portrait - talks about the time they spent together.Plus, our royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills examines the 99-year-old’s life and legacy.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

  • Petrol bombs, bricks and torching: Why are there riots in Northern Ireland?

    Petrol bombs, bricks and torching: Why are there riots in Northern Ireland?

    09/04/2021 Duration: 25min

    Why is there violence and anger in Northern Ireland? Why is it young people that are taking to the streets and could this be the end of the Good Friday agreement? In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan hears from Kevin Scott, who has been photographing the riots for the Belfast Telegraph, and Sky News senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins explains what’s triggered young people to take to the streets in loyalist areas.

  • The modern military: British Army reforms mark new era for UK defence

    The modern military: British Army reforms mark new era for UK defence

    08/04/2021 Duration: 20min

    Two documents - the Integrated Review of Security, and the Defence Command paper - mark a change in tact for UK security. They map out investments in new defence technology, a National Cyber Force and a downsizing of the armed forces.Will the British Army now be fit for 21st century combat?On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to our defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall as he takes us through the main developments for UK security policy. Plus, former specialist advisor and Professor of War Studies Michael Clarke describes what the future of warfare will look like.

  • Climate crisis: How do we collapse a coal generation in a decade?

    Climate crisis: How do we collapse a coal generation in a decade?

    07/04/2021 Duration: 27min

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the global challenges as we look at a shift in attitudes towards cleaner energy.We are joined by our climate correspondent Lisa Holland and Dave Jones from the energy think tank Ember – plus mayor of Rawlins in Wyoming, Terry Weickum, talks about backing wind power as teenager; and Izzy Raj-Seppings and 86-year-old nun Sister Brigit Arthur tell us about the legal fight over coal expansion in Australia’s state of New South Wales.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneySenior data journalist – Isla Glaister Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

  • George Floyd: What will the Derek Chauvin trial mean for race relations in the US?

    George Floyd: What will the Derek Chauvin trial mean for race relations in the US?

    06/04/2021 Duration: 25min

    On the 25th May 2020 George Floyd was pinned to the ground by police officers, called because he had allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill. His death sparked a summer of protest, anger and debate about racism in the US and beyond. Now, the trial of policeman Derek Chauvin has begun, with the harrowing video footage filmed by a bystander playing a major role in the case. On the Sky News Daily podcast we hear from Grace Beahm Alford, a photographer granted access to the trial of policeman Michael Slager, about what it’s like to witness a court case with the eyes of the world watching. Plus, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to our US correspondent Sally Lockwood about what we can expect from the Chauvin trial and the atmosphere on the ground.

  • Freedom to express: Teaching children about race, religion and respect

    Freedom to express: Teaching children about race, religion and respect

    01/04/2021 Duration: 26min

    Recent news stories have prompted discussions around identity and equality – so how important are schools when it comes to helping to shape a more inclusive future society?On the Sky News Daily podcast, Ashna Hurynag speaks to our correspondent Inzamam Rashid, teacher Michelle O'Neill from Wellacre Academy and commentator and writer Dr Rakib Ehsan.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

  • Wedged in the Suez: How a megaship brought the canal to a standstill

    Wedged in the Suez: How a megaship brought the canal to a standstill

    31/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    On 23 March, one of the largest container ships in the world became wedged in the Suez Canal. The queues began to get longer as other vessels carrying cargo such as livestock, Ikea furniture and tea, were held up either end of the waterway. It took six days to free it - with tugboats, diggers and dredgers all taking part in the operation. But the shipping route could take months to return to normal. Host Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall to discuss who should be held accountable; and Rose George, journalist and author of Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside shipping, describes what it’s like to go down the Suez Canal.

  • Child abuse in football: The Sheldon report reveals FA failings

    Child abuse in football: The Sheldon report reveals FA failings

    30/03/2021 Duration: 25min

    An independent report commissioned by the Football Association into historical child sexual abuse found “significant institutional failings”. Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to abuse survivor Jason Dunford about his own experiences, and to our sports correspondent Martha Kelner about the content of this highly anticipated report.

  • Has the COVID pandemic taught us about happiness?

    Has the COVID pandemic taught us about happiness?

    29/03/2021 Duration: 26min

    Maintaining good mental health during lockdown hasn’t been easy - so on the Sky News Daily podcast we explore what makes us truly content in life.Dermot Murnaghan speaks to American Kristen Tcherneshoff who moved to the 'happiest country in the world', former Finland prime minister Alexander Stubb and Sir Anthony Seldon, who first introduced well-being lessons for UK schoolchildren in 2006.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

  • Rise, fall and return of Rangers FC: From financial ruin to Premiership champions

    Rise, fall and return of Rangers FC: From financial ruin to Premiership champions

    26/03/2021 Duration: 22min

    After entering administration, Glasgow Rangers FC – part of the renowned Old Firm and a dominant force in Scottish football– were demoted from the premiership to the third division. Ten years later and they’re back at the top, led by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.How did this team find itself banished to the lowest tier of Scottish football? And how did it climb back out to clinch a 55th Premiership title?In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to football finance expert Kieran Maguire; die-hard fan David Edgar; and managing director of Rangers Football Club Stewart Robertson.

  • NHS shake-up: Are major reforms the medicine healthcare needs?

    NHS shake-up: Are major reforms the medicine healthcare needs?

    25/03/2021 Duration: 20min

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock laid out plans for the NHS recently in his bid to build a more integrated, more innovative and more responsive system. So what changes are coming? And will they work?Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan asks former health secretary Alan Johnson, and Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS providers, to give their verdict.

  • Scotland’s first ministers - has Sturgeon come out on top?

    Scotland’s first ministers - has Sturgeon come out on top?

    24/03/2021 Duration: 25min

    For more than five years, Nicola Sturgeon has been the most powerful person in Scottish politics, and she has always stressed the importance of a key figure in helping her get there – Alex Salmond. The story of this political partnership has become increasingly complex and could have long-term effects on Scottish politics. In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to MSP Alex Neil about the rise of Ms Sturgeon and what it’s been like to work alongside both party leaders, and Sky’s Scotland bureau chief James Matthews about what the Salmond report means for Ms Sturgeon’s career.

  • COVID crisis: Reflection, hope and opportunity a year on

    COVID crisis: Reflection, hope and opportunity a year on

    23/03/2021 Duration: 27min

    In this special edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, people across the country share their experiences - including the Burr family who welcomed baby Flora as the UK’s first lockdown began.Plus, quantitative futurist Amy Webb speaks to Dermot about reshaping societies and the challenges ahead.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

  • Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine confidence: A risky business?

    Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine confidence: A risky business?

    22/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss differing perceptions of risk versus benefit and examine the potential impact of recent reports about the jab on the vaccine rollout.We are joined by GP Dr Ellie Cannon and ‘risk doctor’ David Hillson, an international thought-leader in risk management.Daily podcast team: Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Lauren PinkneyPodcast producer - Robyn Montague Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

  • The harsh reality of the UK care system

    The harsh reality of the UK care system

    19/03/2021 Duration: 22min

    Last year it was revealed that children under the age of 16 in the care system had been living in ‘unregulated accommodation’, which, in extreme cases could be in caravans, barges or even tents. In September, this will be made illegal. How were children that are labelled as ‘looked after’ been put into these situations and what effect has it had on them? In this episode, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to Maddie Davis about her experience of living in unregulated housing, and Sky News politics and people correspondent Nick Martin and producer Fiona Mackie, about how the government is attempting to reform the care system.

  • Bitcoin boom or bust – How is cryptocurrency changing the world?

    Bitcoin boom or bust – How is cryptocurrency changing the world?

    18/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    Digital currency bitcoin reached new highs this year, hitting over £36,000 in value. With investors like Tesla fuelling the current bitcoin boom, is this a bubble set to burst? Or are we on the brink of a new era in how we conduct businesses globally?Host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to economist Gary Stevenson about bitcoin sustainability, plus Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu explains why Africa and Southern Asia could lead the charge in digital currency innovation.

  • Has the lockdown changed the way we work forever?

    Has the lockdown changed the way we work forever?

    17/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    A year ago, we received the news that those of us that were able to, must work from home. It was unlike anything this country had seen before, people frantically creating makeshift offices wherever they could in their houses. It has brought with it a variety of positives and negatives, but it has left many of us wondering – has the pandemic meant the end of the office? In this episode, host Katerina Vittozzi speaks to tech entrepreneur and blogger Jo Groves about what it’s been like as an employer; Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at MIND speaks about the effect on people’s mental health and employment lawyer Sarah Evans explains about employees’ rights in the new workplace.

  • Violence against women – how men can change the narrative

    Violence against women – how men can change the narrative

    16/03/2021 Duration: 25min

    The death of Sarah Everard, who went missing in south London on 3 March, reignited a powerful debate about women's safety - as well as responses such as #NotAllMen on online newsfeeds.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we explore the importance of men in tackling this societal issue as we are joined by clinical forensic psychologist Dr Mike Berry, ex-Met detective Hamish Brown MBE, journalist Victoria Richards and Women's Equality Party leader Mandu Reid.Daily podcast team:Podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

  • The Syrian conflict: From peaceful protests to war crimes

    The Syrian conflict: From peaceful protests to war crimes

    15/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    For 10 years, the world has seen Syrian cities bombed to rubble, videos of civilians suffering the effects of chemical attacks and photos of alleged torture victims – it has been the most documented war in history, but could those responsible for alleged war crimes ever be brought to justice? In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker speaks to Chris Doyle, director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding; Dr Monzer Khalil, a founder of field hospitals in Syria for civilian victims; Dyab Srieh tells his story about five years inside the infamous Sednaya prison; and Nerma Jelacic from The Commission for International Justice and Accountability explains the measures it has been taking to attempt to hold the regime to account.

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