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The Times & The Sunday Times launch major new daily podcast

In partnership with Wireless Studios, 'Stories of Our Times' launches this March.

The podcast will take the best and most trusted, original and authoritative journalism to create a landmark news & current affairs audio series. Each weekday at 6am, the new podcast will take listeners inside an agenda-setting piece of The Times or The Sunday Times journalism, often across multiple episodes.

The Times and The Sunday Times has hired award-winning journalist and broadcaster Manveen Rana as the main host, with The Times columnist and Orwell Prize winner David Aaronovitch hosting the podcast once a week.

Rana is joining from the BBC where she is an investigative reporter for Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC News, including Panorama and the News at Ten. Her most notable work includes breaking the story of sexual harassment at the top tier of Save the Children, an investigation into controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger, and A New Life in Europe: a podcast and series of documentaries that followed a Syrain family, day and night, as they travelled across Europe during the migrant crisis. 

Manveen Rana said: “I’m so excited to be part of this project. Podcasts offer listeners the chance to cut out the noise of modern life and really engage with a story. We will be bringing together some of the best and most trusted journalism from The Times, with the depth and the compelling storytelling that you can create with a podcast. For anyone trying to navigate the modern world, that’s a godsend!” 

John Witherow, Editor of The Times said: “Our readers trust our award-winning journalists to navigate a complex world for them, and we are constantly innovating to ensure we’re telling those stories in the most compelling way. Launching the 'Stories of Our Times' podcast is a logical development and will bring our high quality journalism in audio to a new audience.”

by Hannah Ohm Thomas 27/01/20

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