The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann

The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann

Have you missed the biggest news of the week? Olly Mann and The Week’s writers and editors talk about under-reported stories with long-term consequences

Episodes

July 12, 2024 44 mins
Will Trump follow a conservative plan for a dystopian future? What is happening on the island of Diego Garcia? And how will humans fare on the red planet?

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Will unrest in Turkey derail a deal with Syria? How prepared is the world for bird flu? And could AI exacerbate climate change? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Abdulwahab Tahhan, Arion McNicoll and Harriet Marsden

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How dangerous to our health are aircraft exhaust fumes? Why is Airbnb being banished from Barcelona? And are Ukrainians really less stressed than Brits? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jess Hullinger, Irenie Forshaw and Holden Frith
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Why are Les Bleus speaking out about the French election? What's making people turn off the news? And should TikTok and Instagram carry health warnings? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Rebekah Evans, Jamie Timson and Abdulwahab Tahhan
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June 14, 2024 43 mins
The Edinburgh Fringe is the latest cultural event to be drawn into a row around funding from companies linked to Israel and fossil fuels. But where other organisers have severed their ties, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has robustly defended their sponsorship deal with the investment firm Baillie Gifford. Are they right, and is the tide turning against disinvestment?

Plus: a vice-presidential plane crash and woeful weather. ...
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The Marubo people, who live in the Amazon rainforest, are one of the most isolated societies in the world – and, until recently, it was entirely offline. When Elon Musk's Starlink brought the web to their villages, the impact was profound.

Plus: anonymity for sex-crime suspects, and a bad day for French pride

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May 31, 2024 46 mins
A week after a landslide that left hundreds of people dead, the prime minister of Papua New Guinea is facing a vote of no confidence. The outcome will be keenly watched in China, Australia and the US, which are seeking to woo the country's government and solidify their influence in the Pacific.Plus: a helicopter scandal at the MoD and the rebirth of Loaded magazine.Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what r...
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Former president Jacob Zuma was this week banned from running as a candidate in South Africa's parliamentary elections, which take place this weekend. Despite that setback, his party could cost the ANC its majority, which it has held since the end of apartheid. Are South Africans finally falling out of love with the party of liberation?Plus: the vanishing internet, and prepping for disaster.Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the h...
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This week the Vatican is playing host to an international conference on climate change, at which many of the world's mayors and governors will discuss how we can adapt to the challenges of global warming. Could religious leaders help to win over some people who wouldn't listen to politicians?

Plus: ultra-long mortgages and Swiftonomics.

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May 10, 2024 43 mins
Each year tens of thousands of children, some as young as 10, are married in a handful of American states, including California, which have no lower age limit for marriage. Most of these weddings involve a young girl marrying a man who is over 18. Will a new campaign bring the practice to an end? Plus: Black maternal health and the price of olive oil.

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In Britain and beyond, health services are desperately seeking blood donors. But could science help ease the crisis? This week scientists have taken a step closer to being able to convert blood from one type to another, which would allow donations to be used more efficiently and effectively. Plus an immersive D-Day simulation, and analysing a weight-loss faux pas.Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what rea...
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April 26, 2024 47 mins
Scientists are arguing that octopuses – and many other animals – experience consciousness. What does that mean for how humans treat them? Plus the size of the electric car market, and Morocco's controversial football kitOlly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Harriet Marsden, Jessica Hullinger and Emma Smith
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What is happening in Sudan? Could London really end rough sleeping? And why has Joe Lycett been making up stories? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Mariana Vieira, Rebekah Evans and Jamie Timson
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Is the "Hardest Geezer" a high-endurance trendsetter? Will Ted Baker survive? And what's the beef with lab-grown meat? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Harriet Marsden, Leaf Arbuthnot and Holden Frith
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What's behind a row about an uninhabited rock? How did Bassirou Diomaye Faye get from a Senegalese jail to the presidency – in just two weeks? And how often should we wash? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Julia O'Driscoll, Arion McNicoll and Suchandrika Chakrabarti
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Is it time to say sorry for slavery? Can female sport stars close the pay gap? And is country music moving into the mainstream? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Rebekah Evans, Emma Smith and Jamie Timson
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What's behind the EU's deal with Egypt? Should we mine the seabed for minerals? And are we getting more prudish about movies? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Holden Frith, Jamie Timson and Leaf Arbuthnot.
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What can we do about abandoned property? Are old mines still doing us harm? And what do LP sales tell us about the economy? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Harriet Marsden, Julia Macfarlane and Guy Anker.
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March 8, 2024 41 mins
Can satellites stop methane leaks from space? Are British whale-beachings on the rise? And what's gone wrong at Soho House? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jessica Hullinger, Harriet Marsden and Julia O'Driscoll
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What's behind the rising number of measles outbreaks? Will a new female karting competition change motorsport for the better? And why are some songs disappearing from TikTok? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Abdulwahab Tahhan, Emma Smith and Sorcha Bradley
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