society podcasts

The new political age - Guardian Live event

With voters now being offered a clear choice between right and left, have we entered a new...

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Pharmaceuticals: who decides the price of life?

The cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi could extend the lives of thousands of children – but it comes...

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The fit-for-work scandal - podcast

After a picture of 64-year-old Stephen Smith’s emaciated frame went viral, the Department for...

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The empty doorway: Britain's homelessness crisis

A record number of homeless people died in 2018 and charities are warning this year could be...

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Understanding the fight over trans rights — part 1

Stephen Whittle has been at the heart of trans activism for half a century. He discusses the...

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A year inside: what shielding has meant for the most vulnerable

The first national lockdown began in Britain a year ago today, but for those identified as...

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How the pandemic exposed the crisis in children’s social care

Children’s services have reached breaking point in some areas as family breakdown and a...

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Heroin and me: our political sketch writer on giving up drugs

The best decision the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, John Crace, ever made was to give...

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Back from the brink of death: reversing a heroin overdose

Anti-overdose drug naloxone has been in clinical use since the 1970s but not always where it’s...

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After Grenfell: the unsolved cladding crisis

The Grenfell Tower tragedy forced a reassessment of fire safety for buildings across the country,...

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Who’s paying for the government’s plan to fix social care?

The government’s plan to fix the ailing social care system passed into law this week. But...

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Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2

Last month the equalities minister, Liz Truss, announced that some reforms to the Gender...

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After ICU: a Covid patient meets one of the doctors who saved his life

Karl Gray, a 60-year-old Salvation Army minister from north London is reunited with Dr Susan...

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Welcome to Britain with Ben Judah and Sunjeev Sahota – books podcast

As migration continues to dominate the headlines, we go walkabout in a capital city transformed...

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Imagining the future with Claire Vaye Watkins and Leif Wenar – books podcast

We look ahead to a dystopian California and a world where the wealth brought by oil no longer...

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Pharmaceuticals: who decides the price of life?

This week we are looking back at some of our favourite episodes from 2019. The cystic fibrosis...

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Rugby's dementia crisis – podcast

In 2003 Steve Thompson helped England win the World Cup, playing a part in one of the most...

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Sadness, hope and love: revisiting the people who helped us report on the pandemic

Throughout 2020 we have reported on the shocking developments as Covid-19 swept through Britain,...

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Can the NHS be saved?

A long-term plan designed to secure the future of NHS England has been delayed once again by...

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The man who gave birth: a look back

Freddy McConnell is a Guardian journalist and trans man who in 2016 decided to begin the process...

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