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The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.

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On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, single mum Vikki Waterman, student Ansh Sachdeva and hair salon owner Jane Nixon give us their reaction to the announcements. Plus, Dermot speaks to Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Helen Whately, and Ed Conway - our data and economics editor.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 28

25 min 21 sec

On the Sky News Daily podcast Dermot Murnaghan speaks to the wife, mother, human rights activist and politician who discusses efforts to remove Alexander Lukashenko from power and the price her family has paid as her husband remains imprisoned.Next month, the Belarus opposition leader wants people to join together for a day of solidarity with the country's political prisoners on 27 November. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 27

24 min 8 sec

In his first major interview with a British broadcaster, the 57-year-old - who wrote the infamous dossier on Donald Trump - warned of growing Russian hostility.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our security and defence editor Deborah Haynes discusses getting to know the former intelligence officer, her recent meeting with him and what else he had to share. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 26

27 min 33 sec

Can another lockdown really be ruled out? Would people comply if restrictions return? And have we grown complacent as we live with the virus? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear from 34-year-old COVID survivor Gemma Bird-Mendes who almost died, while Dr Chris Kirwan gives us a snapshot of the situation in hospitals and our science correspondent Thomas Moore examines the data. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 25

25 min 49 sec

The UK Government has published its net zero strategy, days before the crucial COP26 summit. It’s been praised and criticised, but generally recognised as being an ambitious document, if lacking in some detail. So can the Government re-claim the title of a climate world leader?On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi are joined by Sky's new Science and Technology Editor, Tom Clarke, to look at the science behind the UK's ambitions.And what does a net-zero reality look like? They're joined by Fully Charged co-founder Dan Caesar to discuss the practicalities of the heat-pumps and electric cars that the Prime Minister has pledged will transform the UK's emissions over the next few decades.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse

Oct 22

18 min 46 sec

Recent shortages have caused havoc but there are fears a decaying oil tanker moored in the Red Sea could spell disaster for the people of Yemen, the environment and commercial shipping as the Bab-el-Mandeb strait is a strategic route for the industry.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by journalist Ed Caesar who has looked into the situation as we find out what is being done to avoid a possible major oil spill.Picture credit: Google Maps.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 21

18 min 27 sec

The government published its plan ahead of the COP26 climate talks, with Boris Johnson claiming the UK is leading the push for change.On the Sky News Daily podcast our deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by Energy UK CEO Emma Pinchbeck and economist Vicky Pryce as we examine what the strategy means for consumers and industry.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 20

25 min 21 sec

It is perhaps poignant that Sir David's biggest campaigning success came after his murder – city status for his beloved town in Essex. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our correspondents Ashna Hurynag and Rob Powell join us to reflect on his life and legacy, and examine the debates around the safety of MPs, as well as tackling toxicity in politics and online hate. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 19

28 min 53 sec

The experience can be extremely difficult for some women so having the right support from health services, at home and in the workplace can make all the difference. This World Menopause Day on the Sky News Daily podcast, Jayne Secker is joined by Joanna Jensen, an entrepreneur who was heavily affected by symptoms and Diane Danzebrink, the founder of Menopause Support.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 18

26 min 6 sec

On the menu this week, Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore the climate impact of meat and ask their guests: what's the beef with beef? They find out how much meat we’re eating in the UK and what needs to change, with behavioural scientist Cristina Stewart from the University of Oxford. And dairy farmer Abi Reader explains why meat shouldn’t be taken off the table. Last but not least Ella Mills, also known as Deliciously Ella, shares the ingredients of her vegan lifestyle. She tells us her tips on how to make gradual changes and enjoy plant-based meals while playing a part in fighting climate change.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Guests: Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella, Cristina Stewart, Abi ReaderPodcast Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson

Oct 15

25 min 50 sec

The seemingly never-ending divorce between the UK and the European Union is back on the news agenda but is the Northern Ireland Protocol more about politics than processed meat? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by our Ireland correspondent Stephen Murphy who explains exactly what it is as we take a closer look at the new proposals put forward by both sides.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 14

20 min 32 sec

Since the start of 2020, more than 25,000 people have risked their life trying to reach the UK in dinghies, kayaks and other small boats. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons and Europe news editor, Sophie Garratt, reflect after witnessing dozens of migrants setting off from France's northern coast as French police did nothing to stop them.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 13

25 min 57 sec

As the conversation on online safety grows ever louder, MPs and MEPs are to welcome whistleblower Frances Haugen while Mark Zuckerberg’s tech firm promised new safety features for Instagram. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Six Degrees founder Andrew Weinreich and Cecilia Kang, a national tech correspondent for the New York Times.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 12

29 min 45 sec

The post-pandemic recovery is a top priority for businesses, and climate is also high up on the agenda ahead of COP26. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, graduate Savannah shares her experience during COVID; Laura-Jane Rawlings from Youth Employment UK talks about the needs of young people; and our business presenter Ian King and Emily Beament, environment correspondent for the Press Association, examine the challenges, opportunities and possible solutions.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 11

26 min 44 sec

The music industry is back in full swing after the COVID-19 pandemic, but as music venues heat up - so too does our planet.On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi turn up the music. From gigs, festivals, concerts, tours and everything in between, they find out about the environmental footprint of the music industry - and what needs to change.They're joined by Professor of Climate and Energy policy Carly McLachlan, who recently led a study commissioned by Massive Attack, exploring the impact of the music business on carbon emissions.Plus Adam Gardener, founder of Reverb - who works with artists such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish & Maroon 5 - explains how we can reconcile the world of rock'n'roll with acting environmentally friendly, and help tackle the climate crisis.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson Music: GusterGuests: Carly McLachlan, professor of climate & energy policy at the Tyndall Centre For Climate Change Research and Adam Gardner, Guitarist and Vocalist & Co-Founder of Reverb.

Oct 8

23 min 15 sec

During Baby Loss Awareness week (9-15 Oct) bereaved parents and their loved ones come together to remember the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, soon after birth or in infancy.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we revisit an episode we brought to you last year presented by Ashna Hurynag, as bereaved mum Becky shared her experience following six miscarriages. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer – Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 7

34 min 16 sec

The so-called "Iron mum" and most powerful woman in the world has spent 16 years as the country's chancellor but how will she be remembered? Where are the biggest challenges for her successor? And what does her departure mean for countries including the UK? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Stefanie Bolzen, the UK and Ireland correspondent for German newspaper Die Welt, and Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 6

25 min 44 sec

The murder of the 33-year-old by a then serving officer has prompted fierce scrutiny of the culture within policing in Britain as Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick recognised public confidence needs to be rebuilt.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by former Met commander John Sutherland, pastor Lorraine Jones - who lost a son to knife crime - barrister Gemma Lindfield and former detective superintendent Shabnam Chaudhri.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 5

28 min 2 sec

Britain's first black Chief Constable Michael Fuller says he hopes to go down in history as somebody who made a “positive difference”. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we revisit an episode we brought to you last year after we spoke to Britain’s first black policewoman, Sislin Fay Allen, who died in July.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Oct 4

23 min 30 sec

Thousands of young people worldwide suffer from anxiety and depression caused by a fear of climate change. So how can we deal with the growing phenomenon known as eco-anxiety?On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi go behind the scenes of Youth COP26 with our Climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, who spoke exclusively to climate activists Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate. They share their own experiences with eco-anxiety and how activism helped keep their feelings of fear at bay.Plus we talk to academic Caroline Hickman, who led research on a ground-breaking report about climate anxiety; and climate activist Samia Dumbuya who suffered herself and now helps others to deal with what is an ever increasing problem. We ask how society can create a safe place where the young generation can feel heard and empowered to tackle the climate crisis.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson

Oct 1

21 min 42 sec

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Escape the Taj Mumbai is episode 16 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21On the evening of 26 November 2008, Director and photographer Daniela Federici was in the lobby of the five-star Taj Palace hotel, Mumbai, when Islamic terrorists began a deadly 4-day terror attack using automatic weapons and grenades. Hours before, the Australian had arrived in the Indian port city – referred to my many in India as the ‘City of Dreams’ – to begin recording for a new TV documentary series.Instead, she found herself fleeing deep into the hotel’s vast warren of corridors as the terrorists, sent from Pakistan, mercilessly hunted down and murdered guests and security personnel. Escape the Taj Mumbai is Daniela’s story of survival and ultimately, escape.CREDITS - Escape the Taj Mumbai was written and produced by Rob Mulhern Recordings by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to Daniela Federici and Ashish JoshiDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantHead of Sky News Radio Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story visit www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21

Sep 30

21 min 3 sec

Sky correspondent Enda Brady loves running 26.2 miles – but his battle with the virus earlier this year has made this weekend’s London Marathon even more special. On the Sky News Daily podcast he talks to Dermot Murnaghan about his personal journey back to health as he prepares to run for the Eve Appeal – plus we hear from Lucy Squance from Alzheimer’s Research UK on why events like these are a lifeline for the sector.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 30

22 min 32 sec

The Cumbre Vieja eruption has left widespread devastation in its wake as thousands of people including Ascensión were forced to flee their homes. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by our correspondent Ashna Hurynag who spoke to her from La Palma and Professor Dougal Jerram, as we examine how much more we now know about volcanic activity. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer – Fraser Knight Podcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 29

25 min 33 sec

Beijing's ambitions have been the subject of much discussion and its relationship with some countries can be described as a little "can't live with, can't live without". On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by former US Ambassador to NATO, Kurt Volker and George Magnus, an associate at Oxford University's China Centre as we discuss issues including security, human rights and what property firm Evergrande's debt problems could mean for President Xi Jinping.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 28

27 min 7 sec

Labour shortages and rising gas prices are causing major issues for the food and drink industry, with a warning of empty shelves ahead of Christmas and long-lasting repercussions for businesses. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by James Withers from Scotland Food and Drink, lorry driver Simon Horner and our business correspondent Helen-Ann Smith.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer – Fraser Knight Podcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 27

22 min 40 sec

Sky News can reveal that deforestation in the most precious parts of the Amazon rainforest has reached record levels.Using satellite imagery, Sky's Data and Forensics team have been able to identify changes to the forest canopy - and who is to blame.On Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to Sky News investigations journalist Kieran Devine about the exclusive investigation.Plus tropical rainforest ecologist Erika Berenguer mourns the dangerous amounts of the Amazon that have already been destroyed and explains why we need to do more to stop deforestation if we want to solve the climate emergency. Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziPodcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Data and Forensics team: Kieran Devine, Victoria Elms, Carmen Aguilar García

Sep 24

25 min 1 sec

Within weeks of the fall of Kabul, US forces and its allies left the country and the Taliban announced a caretaker government - but could old habits hamper progress? How do they gain international acceptance? And will displaced Afghans ever return?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we are joined by Islamic scholar John Butt, Hassina Syed – a businesswoman who recently fled the country – and Professor Antonio Giustozzi, an expert on the region.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 23

24 min 53 sec

The Great British weather was a little hit and miss this summer, it’s getting darker earlier into the evening - but it’s not all doom and gloom.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we revisit an episode we brought to you earlier this year looking at the importance of good mental health featuring 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:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 22

26 min 45 sec

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk is episode 15 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21The UK has a long history of exploration, however by 2016, only one astronaut, Helen Sharman, had travelled to space bearing the colours of the UK flag and no Briton had ever experienced the most demanding and perilous experience of spaceflight. That was until one January morning in 2016. Former RAF test pilot, husband and father, Tim Peake, had arrived at The International Space Station (ISS) just weeks before.When mission control discovered damage to an external power unit, Peake, and fellow astronaut Tim Kopra, were tasked with its repair - a complex undertaking, fraught with danger, which could only be executed during night orbit at 17,000 km per hour.Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk was recorded by Tom GillespieWriting, production and sound design by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to Tim Peake and Thomas MooreDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerTV treatment, Johnny El-GiathiHead of Radio, Sky News Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21

Sep 21

17 min 10 sec

The number of migrants reaching the Kent coast has registered record levels this year, but it's just a small fraction of the number of irregular arrivals, the Sky News data team has found. But what is life like in the refugee camps? How do asylum seekers gain access to the boats that they travel in across the channel? And what are the legal implications of Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposed "turnaround tactics"? In this episode, host Gillian Joseph is joined by Kieran Devine from the Sky News Data and Forensics Unit, correspondent Ashna Hurynag, and Mary Stretch from charity Calais Light.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 21

26 min 29 sec

Black and Asian people represent about 10% of the UK population, according to NHS Blood and Transplant – but they make up more than a quarter of those waiting for a transplant.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear from Karen Bahia – whose 2-year-old son needs a kidney – and Azeem Ahmad, who is a living donor. Plus, Kiran Bhangal from our radio team and Altaf Kazi from NHS Blood and Transplant discuss the reasons and possible solutions to the issue. Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 20

23 min 54 sec

On this week's episode of ClimateCast, Sky News Climate Change Correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter and her team travel to the West African country of Gabon for a very special report. Gabon is the second most forested country on earth, and forms part of the great Congo Basin rainforest that stretches across central Africa. It is also one of a few nations on the planet that absorbs more carbon than it emits, taking in over one hundred million tons of carbon per year - about a quarter of the UK's annual emissions.One of the reasons Gabon has avoided destroying its forests for economic gain so far is that it is an oil-rich nation and has traditionally relied on that revenue stream.But that won't be the case for much longer. The world is moving away from oil, prices are plunging and production is dwindling.Now Gabon is asking the international community to pay it to protect the rainforest instead of the easy option of allowing commercial deforestation, the selling of valuable tropical hardwood timber and widespread agriculture.And, we speak to Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the University of Cambridge about the economics of biodiversity. The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the Treasury in 2019 describes Nature as “our most precious asset,” says it must be at the heart of economics, and claims that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio”. Professor Dasgupta says his "overarching aim is the reconstruction of economics to include Nature as an ingredient", and states that humanity would need 1.6 Earths to maintain our current way of life.And Climate Reporter Victoria Seabrook will brings us the week's latest climate news.

Sep 17

21 min 45 sec

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Taking down Saddam is episode 14 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21From Pauls Valley in Oklahoma, USA, Miles Hill always dreamed of joining the US Marine Corps.Growing up, family life was coloured by US military history - his grandparents served in World War Two and Korea. So when al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US on 11 September, 2001, it set in motion a chain of events that brought Hill to Iraq in 2003, as part of the Marine Corps. An idealistic 19-year-old, Hill had little understanding of geo-politics, but it was his absolute conviction that the world would be a better place without the Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi dictator had been a destabilising influence in the region since the 1990 Gulf War. Now accused of stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) as well as forging links with al Qaeda terrorists, Hill and his fellow Marines were tasked with leading the ground invasion and deposing Hussein. On the morning of the invasion, military leaders warned of the bloodiest urban battle in US Marine Corp history. By the end of that day, Miles Hill would find himself at the centre of one of this century’s most iconic moments.CREDITS ‘Taking down Saddam’ was produced and written by Rob Mulhern.Recordings and digital Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to Miles Hill and David Chater.Presented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantArchive, Simon WindsorHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21

Sep 16

18 min

The law change on 1 September has divided opinion and raised many questions about the future of women's rights in America. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Sarah Hewson speaks to legal scholar Melissa Murray, plus we hear from two women, Kat and Robin, who have been directly affected by restrictive abortion legislation in the United States.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Chris ScottPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 16

26 min 47 sec

Earlier this year, we brought you an episode of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan looking at how men cope with the loss of loved ones. Our digital producer James Lillywhite talks about his documentary on cultural differences around the world, plus Rhian Mannings and Paul Yarwood share their personal journeys.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer – Alys Bowen Podcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

Sep 15

28 min 9 sec

Until July this year, most of us had never heard her name before - she was a Wimbledon wild card just after finishing her A-levels. Two months later, Emma Raducanu won the US Open women's singles title. In this episode, host Dermot Murghan speaks to US correspondent Martha Kelner about how Raducanu became an overnight sporting superstar and what the future holds for her.

Sep 14

26 min 58 sec

Two decades on from the deadliest terror attack on US soil, the effects on air travel, surveillance and anti-Muslim sentiment continue to be felt.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Nick Aldworth, a former police counter-terror national coordinator, and Imam Usama Hasan, who talks about being a young Muslim man at the time and the importance of dialogue to combat extremism.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast researcher – Rosetta FourlagawoPodcast researcher – Faye de Silva Interviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer – Alys BowenArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 13

26 min 33 sec

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi head down under to examine Australia's response to the climate emergency.As Sky News reveals the UK has dropped key climate targets out of a free trade deal with Australia, what does it say about both countries’ priorities ahead of the crucial COP26 summit?And we explore Australia's history of notoriously slow action on climate change and ask, is this is missed opportunity for the island nations?Guests: Anjali Sharma, Australian activist Sam Coates, Political Correspondent Dmitry Grozoubinski, Founder ExplainTrade Ketan Joshi, Australian climate author and analystHosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson

Sep 10

24 min 49 sec

Saturday September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on the US, which resulted in almost 3000 deaths and injured 25,000 people. At around 8 o'clock on the morning of the attacks, a group of al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes before flying them - packed with passengers - towards targets in New York and Washington D.C. In the hours that followed, one of the deadliest attacks in US history played out live on TV screens around the world. From London’s East End, Janice Brooks, had just moved to New York. Then aged 41, she'd started a new job with the finance firm Eurobrokers. Her new office was located on floor 84 of 2 World Trade Centre (The South Tower).Shortly after Janice got to her desk on 9/11, the terrible chain of events that continue to mark her life, began to unfold. In this special extended episode of StoryCast 21 and using Sky News archive from the attack as it was being reported live, Janice tells the story of her escape from the upper floors of 2 World Trade Centre. In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.9-11 Janice Brooks: Inside the South Tower is episode 13 of the 21-part series StoryCast ‘21 CREDITS 9-11 Janice Brooks: The South Tower was produced by Rob Mulhern.Story originator and digital - Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to Janice Brooks and Since 9-11- an education programme directed at UK students.Presented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantArchive, Simon WindsorHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21

Sep 10

36 min 38 sec

On 3 September, the government advisory group - the JCVI - decided not to recommend the mass vaccination of healthy 12 to 15-year-olds and the final decision was left with the UK's four chief medical officers.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Sarah Hewson, we hear how parents feel about it as Dominic Wilkinson, a medical ethics professor at the University of Oxford, and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board Professor Jeffery Almond look at the arguments for and against. Plus, family law expert and barrister Gemma Lindfield explains the legalities around children and consent to treatment.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 9

27 min 19 sec

In 2021, influencer marketing is expected to grow to be worth $13.8bn (£10bn). In 2017, the influencer marketing industry was valued at $1.7bn (£1.2bn). If this is anything to go by, we can expect to see continued growth in the value of influencer marketing, and an increase in the number of people who are earning comfortable incomes from their social media accounts. Host Ashna Hurynag chats all things to do with influencer culture with influencer expert and consultant Kat Molesworth, one of the co-founders of The Creator Union, representing influencers, bloggers and digital creators. We also hear from digital content creator Monique Monroe, who talks us through her life behind and in front of the camera.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Ana BatesInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 8

23 min 24 sec

The Met Office's recent State of the Climate report showed 2020 was the first year on record to rank in the top 10 for heat, rainfall and sunshine.On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we revisit an episode we brought to you in February – featuring our India reporter Neville Lazarus, Natasha Muktarsingh from our data and forensics team and Matthias Jurek, from the UN Environment Programme.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer – Alys Bowen Podcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive – Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

Sep 7

28 min 23 sec

In August, the singer's dad agreed he'd step down as conservator of her estate but it is a story that has prompted some discussion: how do conservatorships really work? Who controls what and for how long? And what measures are in place to prevent potential abuse?On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we speak to lawyer David Esquibias, who represents actress Amanda Bynes and Kerri Kasem, who successfully fought a legal battle to see her own father - the late US radio legend Casey Kasem.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma-Rae WoodhousePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonInterviews producer - Tamara Bungaroo ValdesArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 6

25 min 55 sec

Those who have done the least to cause climate change are those hit hardest by the impacts. So, how can we solve climate injustice? On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi hear from Former President of Ireland and Chair of the Elders, Mary Robinson. They examine the five layers of climate injustice and discuss how the world can work together to help those most at risk. From tackling inaction, to the importance of diversity, to the key ingredients of a successful COP - Mary Robinson has (some of) the answers. Plus, climate reporter Victoria Seabrook runs through this week's climate headlines: from flash floods in the US to a Sky News Exclusive involving biomass production.

Sep 3

20 min 46 sec

As pupils return for the new school year, attentions now are on what will happen with the virus in the coming months. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Sarah Hewson speaks to our data and economics editor Ed Conway and Professor Jeremy Brown, who’s on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, as we examine the relationship between case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths, and discuss the importance of the vaccination programme.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer – Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 2

22 min 39 sec

As schools return, many will hope to replicate this year’s A-Level success, with more A and A* grades awarded than ever before. But, some schools are working to overcome poverty, as well as exams. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Shingi Mararike speaks to Moussin Ismail, Principal of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form, whose students are heading to elite universities despite their deprived surroundings. Plus, the UK’s first Professor of Social Mobility, Lee Elliot Major, talks about why place of birth is still a factor in educational success.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Lauren PinkneyInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Sep 1

20 min 25 sec

No matter what is happening in the world, whether it be the COVID pandemic or a conflict, life - and education - goes on. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we examine both the global and domestic issues faced right now with war survivor Zainab Salbi, who founded Women for Women International, plus Ofsted’s chief inspector Amanda Spielman and Natalie Perera, chief executive of the Education Policy Institute.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersPodcast producer - Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Aug 31

25 min 58 sec

Extinction Rebellion has once again taken to the streets demanding the UK government take urgent action in the climate emergency.The campaign group are renowned for their disruptive and controversial tactics that cause chaos up and down the country - but does their civil disobedience have an impact on the policy and action that could solve climate change?On this week's Sky News ClimateCast Anna Jones examines the impact of Extinction Rebellion with environmentalist and campaigner Jonathon Porritt. We also hear from member of the House of Lords, Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge to discuss how activists can lobby policymakers Plus our climate change correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter joins us from the centre of a protest in Central London. Host: Anna Jones Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Tatiana Alderson

Aug 27

25 min

On 12 August, our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay, producer Dominique van Heerden and camera operator Toby Nash arrived in the country's capital - as a humanitarian crisis began to unfold. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, they reflect on the horror they witnessed, the people they spoke to desperately trying to flee and reveal more about what they couldn't show viewers on screen.Daily podcast team:Senior podcast producer - Annie JoycePodcast producer - Nicola EyersInterviews producer - Tatiana AldersonPodcast researcher - Rosetta FourlagawoArchive - Simon WindsorArchive - Rob FellowesArchive - Nelly StefanovaMusic - Steven Wheeler

Aug 26

25 min 4 sec

The system puts athletes into categories based on their level of impairment with the aim to level the playing field among competitors but for some, they just don’t really fit into any. So is there a perfect solution? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear from Paralympic swimmer Ollie Hynd who decided not to go to Tokyo and three time Paralympian Rachel Morris who retrained in a different sport. Plus Peter Eriksson, formerly the head coach of the Olympic and Paralympic programs for both British Athletics and Athletics Canada. Daily podcast team: Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast researcher - Rosetta Fourlagawo Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson Interviews producer – Reece Denton Archive - Simon Windsor Archive - Rob Fellowes Archive - Nelly Stefanova Music - Steven Wheeler

Aug 25

19 min 22 sec