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The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated
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The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

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English


Episodes

#123 The Moon, hugs and deaths of despair

5/16/2019
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Warning: references to suicide. Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why is Nasa returning to the Moon? What is driving the rise in suicide and drug and alcohol overdoses in Britain and the US? And is paying for hugs an important service or just plain creepy? Jessica Hullinger, Hollie Clemence and Arion McNicoll reveal all. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention...

Duration:00:31:38

#122 Cable cars, Turkey and charity woes

5/9/2019
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Would putting a cable car on Kilimanjaro be a disaster? Why is the number of people giving to charity in the UK falling? And why is Turkey on the precipice? Felicity Capon, Jamie Timson and Kari Wilkin reveal all.

Duration:00:34:21

#121 Gossip ban, Instagram and Cameroon

5/2/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is loose talk a threat to society? Why is Instagram hiding your Likes? And what’s happening in Cameroon? Rebecca Gillie, Cameron Tait and Jamie Timson reveal all.

Duration:00:30:27

#120 Bananas, child actors and insurance for smokers

4/25/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will science rescue the banana? Is YouTube stifling child actors? And why is a tobacco company selling life insurance? Jamie Timson, Hollie Clemence and Kari Wilkins reveal all.

Duration:00:31:55

#119 Crypto-terrorists, microplastics and the 996 system

4/18/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why are terrorists turning to cryptocurrency? Should we be alarmed by the continuing spread of microplastics? And is Jack Ma right that we should all be working from 9am to 9pm six days a week? Felicity Capon, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

Duration:00:32:34

#118 Sad rappers, gay Iranians and popular populists

4/11/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Do celebrities deserve privacy? Why is authoritarianism becoming more popular? And how did Iran become a hub for sex-reassignment surgery? Felicity Capon, Holden Frith and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

Duration:00:34:57

#117 True crime, office homes and the electoral college

4/7/2019
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In a live special from the Podcast Live: Politics festival in London, Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. How did true crime become entertainment? Should the US abolish the electoral college? And what is the impact of turning old office blocks into housing? Holden Frith, Jamie Timson and Rebecca Gillie reveal all.

Duration:00:38:38

#116 Speed-limited cars, ASMR and the Papal ring

3/28/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why does Pope Francis not want people to kiss his ring? Should cars be automatically speed limited? And why is ASMR the fifth most-searched term on YouTube? Cameron Tait, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

Duration:00:33:07

#115 Jobs, adulthood and the digital dark age

3/21/2019
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Olly Mann and the Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why is nobody celebrating the UK’s glowing employment figures? When do we actually become adults? And is the Myspace data loss a sign of things to come? Hollie Clemence, Kari Wilkin and John Stepek reveal all.

Duration:00:30:26

#114 Crime apps, Algeria and BirthStrikers

3/14/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debates what really matters from the past seven days. Can smartphone alerts tackle street crime? What’s going on in Algeria? And is refusing to have children a reasonable response to climate change? Holden Frith, Jamie Timson and Felicity Capon reveal all

Duration:00:34:33

#113 Autosexuality, monolingualism and curing HIV

3/7/2019
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The Week delves behind the headlines and debates what really matters from the past seven days. Is it wrong to find yourself attractive? Why is language learning in decline? And is a cure for HIV getting closer? Arion McNicoll, Rebecca Gillie, Hollie Clemence and Kari Wilkin reveal all.

Duration:00:29:56

#112 Horror jobs, 5G and arguing with kids

2/28/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should tech companies use computers to moderate upsetting online content? Can Huawei be trusted to build Europe's 5G infrastructure? And was Dianne Feinstein wrong to get into an environmental policy debate with children? Felicity Capon, Cameron Tait and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

Duration:00:33:47

#111 Dog DNA tests, Haiti and deleted scenes

2/21/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why have five armed US military veterans been arrested in Haiti? What can dog DNA tests tell us about ourselves? And should films be re-edited for the next generation? Rebecca Gillie, Jamie Timson and Hollie Clemence reveal all.

Duration:00:30:55

#110 Accents, stingy billionaires and female AI

2/14/2019
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Olly Mann, The Week and guest Edith Bowman delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are regional accents becoming harder to distinguish? Will artificial intelligence offer advantages to women? And why are billionaires giving less of their money away? Felicity Capon, Arion McNicoll and Edith Bowman reveal all.

Duration:00:32:41

#109 Prisoners, Tasers and wandering poles

2/7/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why have so many female inmates suffered head injuries? Are Tasers too dangerous to be carried by police? And where will the North Pole turn up next? Rebecca Gillie, Kari Wilkins and Holden Frith reveal all

Duration:00:30:33

#108 Hypersonic planes, €1 homes and Afghan peace

1/31/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is hypersonic flight the future of aviation? Are €1 homes in the Italian countryside worth the money? And will the US-Taliban peace ‘framework’ lead to a lasting deal? Arion McNicoll, Hollie Clemence and Cameron Tait reveal all

Duration:00:31:30

#107 Dating leave, buses and tuskless elephants

1/24/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should single women get more time off work? What’s happening to British bus routes? And why are elephants being born without tusks? Felicity Capon, Jamie Timson and Holden Frith reveal all

Duration:00:30:12

#106 Schools, sausage parties and Africa forever

1/17/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will new school inspections raise education standards? How problematic is pornographic language in films? And what can Toto teach us about our capacity for long-term thinking?

Duration:00:33:30

#105 Insomnia, divorce and a power crisis

1/10/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should we teach children how to sleep? Are divorce payouts too high? And why are energy companies going bankrupt?

Duration:00:30:38

#104 Human composting, street politics and malaria

1/3/2019
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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are protesters more effective than politicians? Is the fight against malaria about to get much harder? And would you choose to end your days on a compost heap?

Duration:00:30:25