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The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann

The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated
The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann

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

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#148 Beauty, green guilt and criminal children

Nov 8, 2019 1943

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why do attractive people do better in school? Does "green guilt" help in the fight against climate change? And what should the age of criminal responsibility be? Kari Wilkin, Arion McNicoll and James Ashford reveal all.

#147 Protesting, investing and going paperless

Nov 1, 2019 2331

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Does the unrest in Chile have anything in common with other mass protests around the world? Have casual investors woken up to the fact that many of the experts who manage their money aren’t very good at it? And can Russia win its “fight against paper”?

#146 Quebeckers, millionaires and autobahns

Oct 25, 2019 1985

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Quebecan separatism back on the agenda? Where are the world’s new millionaires? And why are Germans sticking to their high-speed habits? Gabriel Power, Holden Frith and Cameron Tait reveal all.

#145 Brexit-free news, homeschooling and political hair

Oct 18, 2019 1934

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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 be able to filter out unwelcome news? Why are more children being taught at home? And why are female politicians still criticised for their appearance? Rebecca Gillie, Hollie Clemence and Felicity Capon reveal all.

#144 Dopamine fasting, AI interviews and old tunes

Oct 11, 2019 1892

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will robots decide who gets a job? Should we deprive ourselves of high-tech stimulation? And why can’t over-30s learn to love new music? Jessica Hullinger, Cameron Tait and Gabriel Power reveal all.

#143 The B word

Oct 5, 2019 2184

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In a live special from the Podcast Live: Politics festival in London, Olly Mann, The Week and special guest Iain Dale cover some fairly large news we've avoided for three years - Brexit! Has Brexit harmed the EU? What's going on with the Euro? What happens if we end up staying? Kari Wilkin, John Stepek and Iain Dale reveal all. 

#142 French sperm, reparations and the Arctic

Sep 27, 2019 1885

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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 France rationing IVF? How does Labour plan to right the wrongs of colonialism? And will the Arctic survive a new scramble for oil? Holden Frith, Jessica Hullinger and Theo Tait reveal all.

#141 Strippers, food waste and gender-neutral parenting

Sep 20, 2019 2135

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Where do strip clubs fit in feminism? Can technology solve the world's food waste problem? And should children be brought up without a gender? Read our full briefing on the couple keeping the gender of their toddler a secret at theweek.co.uk/unwrapped.

#140 Weather, Afrophobia and online shaming

Sep 13, 2019 1749

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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 some countries better at predicting weather than others? What is causing South Africans to become more intolerant of migrants? And should victims of abuse be free to name and publicly shame their abusers?

#139 Vaping, toilets and TED talks

Sep 6, 2019 2033

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is vaping more dangerous than we had thought? Are we on the cusp of revolution in toilet technology? And does TED have a diversity problem? Holden Frith, Jessica Hullinger and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

#138 Facial recognition, the dollar and lashings of ginger beer

Aug 30, 2019 2322

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The Week delves behind the headlines and debates what really matters from the past seven days. Should we be worried about facial-recognition software? Is the US dollar’s status as the global reserve currency coming to an end? And why do millions of children all over the world still flock to the dated adventures of the Famous Five? Arion McNicoll, John Stepek, Rebecca Gillie and Cameron Tait reveal all.

#137 Satanism, abortion and faulty evidence

Aug 23, 2019 1988

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The Week delves behind the headlines and debates what really matters from the past seven days. Should we take Satanists seriously as the new voice of reason? How reliable is mobile phone location data as court evidence? And is abortion under threat in the US? Arion McNicoll, Felicity Capon, Holden Frith and Hollie Clemence reveal all.

#136 Bio-weapons, Mongolians and bad education

Aug 16, 2019 1855

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Could biological weapons that target specific ethnic groups soon become a reality? Is Mongolia set to become the next global power player? And is the insistence on “canon” texts and rote learning destroying GCSE students’ love of English? Gabriel Power, Kari Wilkin and Rebecca Gillie reveal all.

#135 Swine fever, Katy Perry and inner voices

Aug 9, 2019 1834

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is African swine fever coming to Europe? Will our inner monologues soon be audible to others? And is Katy Perry’s music is greater than the sum of its parts? Felicity Capon, Rebecca Gillie and Theo Tait reveal all.

#134 Autopilot security, Apple’s pivot and candid weddings

Aug 2, 2019 2133

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. How hard is it to hack an airliner? Have we reached peak iPhone? And would you trust a low-fi wedding photographer? Holden Frith, Cameron Tait and Hollie Clemence reveal all

#133 Fake breasts, African Google and bad medicine

Jul 26, 2019 2016

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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 thousands of women reporting health problems after getting breast implants? What is behind the French government’s decision to stop reimbursing patients for homeopathic treatment? And why is Google Maps being given a Nigerian accent?

#132 Brain hacking, rent rises and genetic IQ

Jul 19, 2019 2418

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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 Elon Musk trying to wire computers directly to the human brain? Are exam results more down to genetics than schooling? And why is Berlin renationalising chunks of previously privatised council housing? Hollie Clemence, Arion McNicoll and John Stepek reveal all.

#131 Rainforests, asbestos and gender-reveals

Jul 12, 2019 1835

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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 Brazil destroying so many trees? What are British schools doing about their asbestos problems? And what on earth is a gender-reveal party?

#130 Whales, TV and the flight of a princess

Jul 5, 2019 1954

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why has Japan resumed commercial whaling? What led Princess Haya to flee Dubai for London? And why is watching TV about to get a lot more expensive? Holden Frith, Gabriel Power and Rebecca Gillie reveal all.

#129 Meds, bonds and the 10,000-hour rule

Jun 28, 2019 2285

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are we diagnosing and treating mental illness the wrong way? Why are investors paying governments interest for the privilege of lending money to them? And do generalists actually do better in life than specialists? Hollie Clemence, Arion McNicoll and John Stepek reveal all.

#128 Self-trackers, women in politics and overpopulation

Jun 21, 2019 1623

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Has tech made us obsessed with tracking our every move?Why are women still fighting prejudice in politics? And what will the world’s population look like in 2050? Kari Wilkin, Rebecca Gillie and Jess Hullinger reveal all.

#127 Firewalls, joke leaders and naughty yoga

Jun 14, 2019 2086

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Olly Mann, The Week and special guest Bassem Youssef delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why is Iran cracking down on yoga classes? How did a comedian become president of Ukraine? And what prompted China to finally ban Wikipedia and The Guardian? Bassem Youssef, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

#126 Happiness, fruity robots and dystopian TV

Jun 7, 2019 2135

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is New Zealand really choosing wellness over wealth? Will fruit-picking robots gain the human touch? And why is the near future so scary? Felicity Capon, Holden Frith and Jamie Timson reveal all.

#125 Rickets, torture and why all PR is good

May 31, 2019 2003

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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 rickets on the rise in the UK? What is behind the growing support for torture around the world? And is it time to replace first-past-the-post with proportional representation? Jamie Timson, Kari Wilkin and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

#124 Yemeni drugs, Swiss guns and British swearing

May 24, 2019 1871

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What’s behind the khat epidemic in Yemen? Is Swiss gun culture on the wane? And is the C-word entering the mainstream. Rebecca Gillie, Holden Frith and Felicity Capon reveal all

#123 The Moon, hugs and deaths of despair

May 17, 2019 1901

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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 Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14.

#122 Cables cars, Turkey and charity woes

May 10, 2019 2064

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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.

#121 Gossip ban, Instagram and Cameroon

May 3, 2019 1830

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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.

#120 Bananas, child actors and insurance for smokers

Apr 26, 2019 1917

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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.

#119 Crypto-terrorists, microplastics and the 996 system

Apr 19, 2019 1957

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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.

#118 Sad rappers, gay Iranians and popular populists

Apr 12, 2019 2100

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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.

#117 True crime, office homes and the electoral college

Apr 7, 2019 2322

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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.

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

Mar 29, 2019 1989

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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.

#115 Jobs, adulthood and the digital dark age

Mar 22, 2019 1829

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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.

#114 Crime apps, Algeria and BirthStrikers

Mar 15, 2019 2076

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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

#113 Autosexuality, monolingualism and curing HIV

Mar 8, 2019 1798

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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.

#112 Horror jobs, 5G and arguing with kids

Mar 1, 2019 2030

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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.

#111 Dog DNA tests, Haiti and deleted scenes

Feb 22, 2019 1858

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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.

#110 Accents, stingy billionaires and female AI

Feb 15, 2019 1964

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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.

#109 Prisoners, Tasers and wandering poles

Feb 8, 2019 1836

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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

#108 Hypersonic planes, €1 homes and Afghan peace

Feb 1, 2019 1893

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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

#107 Dating leave, buses and tuskless elephants

Jan 25, 2019 1815

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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

#106 Schools, sausage parties and Africa forever

Jan 18, 2019 2012

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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?

#105 Insomnia, divorce and a power crisis

Jan 11, 2019 1840

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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?

#104 Human composting, street politics and malaria

Jan 4, 2019 1828

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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?

#103 The Year Unwrapped 2018

Dec 28, 2018 1960

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past 12 months. Are the days of the open internet over? Why is oil consumption continuing to increase, despite all evidence of climate change? And will the record number of female politicians elected this year change the world for the better in 2019? Kari Wilkin, Arion McNicoll and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#102 Tumblr porn, endurance feats and crisis in Belgium

Dec 21, 2018 2114

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Was Tumblr right to ban all pornography on its platform? Will Belgium's political crisis have a knock-on effect for global attitudes towards migration? And are feats of human endurance brave or just plain foolish?

#101 Christmas puppies, data theft and free travel

Dec 14, 2018 1766

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why isn’t the exposure of 50 million people’s data causing more outrage? Should the world follow Luxembourg’s example and make public transport free? And should a dog ever be bought for Christmas? Rebecca Gillie, Hollie Clemence and Cameron Tait reveal all

#100 Expensive burgers, informants, and age fluidity

Dec 7, 2018 1881

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is fast food becoming too pricey? Should lawyers be allowed to snitch on guilty clients? And is age nothing but a number?

#99 War guilt, genetics and the decline of the pub

Nov 30, 2018 2114

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should companies be forced to pay reparations for their role in the Holocaust? Should doctors be legally required to break patient confidentiality rules over genetic illnesses? And is the end of your independent local boozer actually a good thing?

#98 Missionaries, forgeries and spying police

Nov 23, 2018 1810

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Should missionaries be banned from trying to reach uncontacted tribes? Is art forgery a victimless crime? And are relations between Sikhs and British police broken beyond repair? Hollie Clemence, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNichol reveal all...

#97 Money diaries, vegan meat and violence in sport

Nov 16, 2018 2031

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Do “bleeding” plant-based burgers signal the start of the vegan revolution? Do Millennial money diaries demystify personal finance? And is a bit of pushing and shoving in Formula 1 ever ok? Jamie Timson, Felicity Capon and Cameron Tait reveal all

#96 Alien visitors, secret profiling and an Arab winter

Nov 9, 2018 1690

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Did aliens send a probe in October last year to monitor us? Why are companies assigning secret scores to consumers? And is Lebanon on the brink of bankruptcy? Kari Wilkin, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#95 AI peacekeepers, the human cloud and yoga trousers

Nov 2, 2018 00:30:43

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Could artificial intelligence prevent war? Will your next job be virtual? And will ‘athleisure’ kill off fashion? Felicity Capon, Cameron Tait and Jamie Timson reveal all

#94 Nuclear treaties, drugs and selfish cities

Oct 26, 2018 00:31:00

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Trump right to kill off a weapons deal? Why can't South Koreans smoke dope in Canada? And are city-dwellers less public spirited? Rebecca Gillie, Holden Frith and Hollie Clemence reveal all

#93 Saudi wrestling, cultural stereotypes and the Orthodox Church

Oct 19, 2018 00:34:04

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should WWE cancel its Saudi extravaganza? Do we need to change how we teach sociology in school? And are we about to witness the biggest schism in Christianity in 1,000 years? Jamie Timson, Felicity Capon and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#92 Language wars, green pricing and fast women

Oct 12, 2018 00:34:08

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Can the two Koreas agree a common dictionary? Should the price of products reflect their ecological cost? And is female-only motorsport a sign of progress or prejudice? Rebecca Gillie, Holden Frith and Cameron Tait reveal all

Business Unwrapped: the care gender gap

Oct 5, 2018 00:11:17

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Olly Mann and The Week’s Rebecca Gillie are joined by social care reporter Katherine Purvis. This week: why are men under-represented in the caring professions, and could they plug the post-Brexit skills gap?

#91 Iraqi women, rogue judges and evidence of abuse

Oct 5, 2018 00:30:27

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Does sexual abuse alter the DNA of survivors? Should judges be more accountable? And why are Iraqi women being killed? Hollie Clemence, Kari Wilkin and Felicity Capon reveal all

#90 Sino-Swedish spats, the BBC and digital sex ed

Sep 28, 2018 00:31:50

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is the diplomatic tension between Sweden and China a sign of things to come? Should the BBC be chasing ratings? And what role can video games play in sexual education? Kari Wilkin, Jamie Timson and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

Business Unwrapped: the UK media revolution

Sep 21, 2018 00:14:42

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Olly Mann and The Week’s Holden Frith are joined by Faraz Osman, managing director of TV production company Goldwala. This week: is the growing backlash against social networks an opportunity for British media companies?

#89 Daylight saving, DNA patenting and Fortnite addiction

Sep 21, 2018 00:30:26

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Arion McNicoll, sitting in for Olly Mann, and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should we abolish daylight saving time? Is patenting the genes of marine creatures anti-scientific? And is the video game Fortnite causing divorces? Holden Frith, Jamie Timson and Hollie Clemence reveal all

#88 Plastic pollution, Nollywood and early retirement

Sep 14, 2018 00:26:55

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Arion McNicoll, sitting in for Olly Mann, and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is it possible to retire in your thirties? Can technology save our oceans? And will Netflix hasten the rise of Nigerian cinema? Kari Wilkin, Cameron Tait and Felicity Capon reveal all

Business Unwrapped: Cycling for success

Sep 7, 2018 00:14:32

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Olly Mann and The Week's Jamie Timson are joined by Dr Rachel Aldred, a reader in transport at the University of Westminster. This week: how businesses can get employees on their bikes - and what they stand to gain. Brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

#87 Internet taxes, microdosing and celebrities at war

Sep 7, 2018 00:36:08

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Rebecca Gillie, sitting in for Ollie Mann, and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are web freedoms under threat in Africa? Could small doses of LSD make you more productive? And is Jameela Jamil right to take on the Kardashians? Kari Wilkin, Jamie Timson and Felicity Capon reveal all

#86 Electric flights, reproductive rights and political fights

Aug 31, 2018 00:29:54

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are electric planes the future of aviation? Will scrapping birth restrictions boost China’s population? And is ‘centrist’ Emmanuel Macron sliding quickly toward the right? Jamie Timson, Holden Frith and Arion McNicoll reveal all

Business Unwrapped: Disability and opportunity

Aug 24, 2018 00:17:01

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Olly Mann and The Week's Arion McNicoll are joined by employment lawyer Kevin Poulter. This week: how companies and their employees can benefit from bringing disabled people into the workforce. Brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

#85: Future warfare, honours and best-selling albums

Aug 24, 2018 00:29:17

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will the future of warfare be more Stalingrad than Star Wars? Is it wrong to give honours to footballers? And are The Eagles really better than Michael Jackson? Hollie Clemence, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#84 Isis, hyperinflation and doomsday boltholes

Aug 17, 2018 00:31:34

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Could Isis make a comeback? What’s happening in Venezuela? And why is New Zealand banning foreign home-buyers? Felicity Capon, Rebecca Gillie and Holden Frith reveal all.

Business Unwrapped: Renewable energy

Aug 10, 2018 00:14:34

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Olly Mann and The Week's Rebecca Gillie are joined by Dale Vince, former New Age Traveller and now founder and chief executive of Ecotricity. This week: how consumers and businesses can help to turn the national grid green. Brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

#83 Drugs, violent politics and deliberative democracy

Aug 10, 2018 00:27:17

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is ideological violence the new normal? Do Chinese drug manufacturers pose a risk to international consumers? And can citizens decide on complex policies? Kari Wilkin, Jamie Timson and Hollie Clemence reveal all.

#82 Political kinks, plastic guns and Pakistan

Aug 3, 2018 00:29:30

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Big Foot porn the last frontier for liberal politics? Will 3D printing make weapons ubiquitous? And what do Imran Khan and Donald Trump have in common? Rebecca Gillie, Cameron Tait and Felicity Capon reveal all

Business Unwrapped: The fourth industrial revolution

Jul 27, 2018 00:15:31

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Olly Mann and The Week's Holden Frith are joined by Lee Hopley, chief economist at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. This week: how businesses need to prepare themselves for automation, artificial intelligence and smart factories. Brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

#81 Firings, funerals and good news about Ebola

Jul 27, 2018 00:31:29

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should bad Twitter jokes be a sackable offence? Is Ebola in retreat? And are modern funerals too frivolous? Arion McNicoll, Hollie Clemence and Holden Frith reveal all

#80 Childhood memories, QAnon and carcinogenic phones

Jul 20, 2018 00:33:27

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Do mobile phones cause cancer? Is QAnon the new Pizzagate? And can you trust your childhood memories? Kari Wilkin, Jamie Timson and Arion McNicoll reveal all

Business Unwrapped: Russia opens its doors

Jul 13, 2018 00:13:39

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Olly Mann and The Week's Felicity Capon are joined by The Independent’s Simon Calder to seek out good news stories. This week: how the World Cup has put Russia back on the map for British tourists. Brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

#79 Immigration, trans wars and tripe

Jul 13, 2018 00:26:25

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Britain warming to migration? Who disrupted London’s Pride march? And why is no-one eating offal? Rebecca Gillie, Felicity Capon and Hollie Clemence reveal all

#78 Death by decibel, sand theft and civic terror

Jul 6, 2018 00:31:14

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is noise pollution a silent killer? Where is the world’s sand going? And why are Islamist fundamentalists banning plastic bags? Arion McNicoll, Felicity Capon and Holden Frith reveal all

Business Unwrapped: the Uber economy

Jun 29, 2018 00:12:29

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Olly Mann and The Week’s Rebecca Gillie are joined by Bloomberg’s Nate Lanxon to seek out good news stories in British business. This week: how Uber is changing to win over London’s legislators. Brought to you by Barclays Corporate Banking

#77 Leakers, narcissists and ‘poorface’

Jun 29, 2018 00:31:25

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will Donald Trump win his war on leaks? Is poverty tourism offensive? And are narcissists inheriting the earth? Hollie Clemence, Jamie Timson and Kari Wilkin reveal all

#76 Doctor Google, private armies and Windrush Day

Jun 22, 2018 00:28:40

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Can Google be trusted to make medical decisions? Why are armed groups proliferating? And is Windrush Day just window-dressing? Kari Wilkin, Felicity Capon and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#75 IQ, condoms and flirting

Jun 15, 2018 00:26:22

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are we getting less intelligent? Is sex getting less safe? And are female flirts taking a liberty? Hollie Clemence, Holden Frith and Jamie Timson reveal all

#74 - Dinosaurs, Miss America and the ethics of eating plants

Jun 8, 2018 00:37:13

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In a live special from Cheltenham Science Festival, Olly Mann, The Week and special guest Adam Rutherford delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should the sale of dinosaur bones to private owners be stopped? Is the Miss America competition doomed? And is eating plants wrong? Rebecca Gillie, Arion McNicoll and Adam Rutherford reveal all.

#73 Strikes, historic repatriation and Tesla

Jun 1, 2018 00:36:55

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is the decline of trade unions good news? Why are French museums emptying their cabinets? And is Elon Musk treated unfairly by the media? Hollie Clemence, Jamie Timson and Cameron Tait reveal all

#72 Calpol, meth and addiction to power

May 25, 2018 00:37:06

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Calpol the heroin of childhood? Can south-east Asia curb its growing meth problem? And are presidential term limits a good idea? Rebecca Gillie, Jamie Timson and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#71 Frozen Romans, voluntary tax and a romcom revival

May 18, 2018 00:28:43

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. How did Roman lead end up in Greenland? Should well-off people offer to pay more tax? And are oldies the new romcom heroes? Holden Frith, Rebecca Gillie and Kari Wilkin reveal all

#70 Armyworms, juuling and the South China Sea

May 11, 2018 00:28:18

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will armyworms cause a global food crisis? Is juuling the solution to smoking? And will the US go to war in the South China Sea? Hollie Clemence, Jamie Timson and Felicity Capon reveal all

#69 Nicaragua, Syria and Cornish cheese

May 4, 2018 00:26:59

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Nicaragua on the brink of a new revolution? Was Baroness Cox wrong to lead a delegation of priests and peers to Syria? And is the first ever Cornish-language psych-pop album a cause for celebration? Rebecca Gillie, Felicity Capon and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#68 Video-game morality, clocks and bugs

Apr 27, 2018 00:26:45

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is domestic violence a fit subject for gaming? What is horological illiteracy? And could bacteria affect your mood? Cameron Tait, Hollie Clemence and Holden Frith reveal all

#67 Kendrick Lamar, dress codes and India's rape crisis

Apr 20, 2018 00:35:41

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Has hip-hop has finally come of age? Why is rape a political issue in India? And should barristers be banned from wearing 'kinky' boots? Jamie Timson, Kari Wilkin and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#66 Child-shaming, The Simpsons and Travellers

Apr 13, 2018 00:33:11

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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 parents turning to YouTube for punishment? Is Apu racist? And why do Travellers face hostility? Hollie Clemence, Kari Wilkin and Jamie Timson reveal all

#65 Congo, cashlessness and literary clashes

Apr 5, 2018 00:31:05

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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 Congo mired in violence? Should we cling on to paper money? And will the Man Booker prize slam the door on American writers? Rebecca Gillie, Arion McNicoll and Holden Frith reveal all

#64 Space wars, anti-Semitism and older mums

Mar 29, 2018 00:32:52

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will the wars of the future be fought in space? Why is French anti-Semitism on the rise? And why do over-40s have so many kids? Rebecca Gillie, Felicity Capon and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#63 Baseball, Chinese criminals and brain back-ups

Mar 22, 2018 00:29:14

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is China's plan to ban criminals from planes and trains a human rights violation? Will the latest attempt to bring baseball to Britain work? And might we soon be able to live forever by downloading our minds? Jamie Timson, Mike Starling and Cameron Tait reveal all

#62 Cuba, millennials and product placement

Mar 15, 2018 00:32:43

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Do millennials really deserve discount rail travel? What will Cuba be like without a Castro at the helm? And is product placement in TV shows getting out of control? Jamie Timson, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#61 Sri Lanka, healthy drinking and the death of NME

Mar 9, 2018 00:32:48

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Sri Lanka’s fragile peace in doubt? Is the French President really a health hazard? And what will the Indie kids read now? Jamie Timson, Kari Wilkin and Felicity Capon reveal all

#60 Ivanka, conspiracies and Chinese blackface

Mar 2, 2018 00:35:32

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is it wrong to ask Ivanka Trump about her father's alleged affairs? Does China have a racism problem? And are liberals spreading right-wing conspiracy theories? Arion McNicoll, Felicity Capon and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#59 Germany, rough sleeping and e-books

Feb 23, 2018 00:35:18

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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 give cash to the homeless? Are ebooks stupid? And does the rise of the AfD in Germany prove proportional representation voting doesn't work? Jamie Timson, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all.

#58 Isis killers, transport delays and parental rivalry

Feb 16, 2018 00:32:45

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What should we do with returning jihadis? Why is public transport in decline? And why aren't more fathers taking shared parental leave? Arion McNicoll, Holden Frith and Felicity Capon reveal all.

#57 Veganism, gig workers and Italy's new fascism

Feb 9, 2018 00:32:41

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Have we all become accidental flexitarians? Are self-employment laws unfit for purpose? And is Italy seeing a rebirth of far-right nationalism? Kari Wilkin, Jamie Timson and Rebecca Gillie reveal all.

#56 Water wars, hot Tories and AI celebrity porn

Feb 2, 2018 00:27:01

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The Week delves behind the headlines and debates what really matters from the past seven days. Why is Cape Town running out of water? Are Conservatives more attractive than Lefties? And will we be deluged with fake celebrity porn created by Artificial Intelligence? Arion McNicoll, Cameron Tait, Jamie Timson and Rebecca Gillie reveal all.

#55 Michelin stars, overheated tennis and gymnastics abuse

Jan 26, 2018 00:30:20

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Was Paul Bocuse the best chef ever? Is the Australian Open too hot? And how did the US gymnastics team doctor get away with years of sexual abuse? Felicity Capon, Arion McNicoll and Mike Starling reveal all.

#54 Sex work, Serbia and segregation

Jan 19, 2018 00:28:18

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. How should the law treat prostitution? What's going on in Kosovo and Serbia, and how far are we from realising Martin Luther King's dream? Felicity Capon, Jamie Timson and Kari Wilkin reveal all

#53 Feckless bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles

Jan 12, 2018 00:30:05

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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 bees choosing to eat toxins? What next for Northern Ireland? And could your roof power your home? Rebecca Gillie, Jamie Timson and Holden Frith reveal all

#52 Royals, video games and endless football

Jan 5, 2018 00:27:29

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is the monarchy on its last legs? Should video-game addiction be classified as a mental illness? And is the winter football schedule crippling the players? Kari Wilkin, Arion McNicoll and Mike Starling reveal all

#51 End-of-2017 special: The Year Unwrapped

Dec 29, 2017 00:34:16

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past 12 months. Is the world now better than ever? Why aren't we celebrating 2017's medical breakthroughs? And has television changed (and changed us) forever? Felicity Capon, Arion McNicoll and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#50 Poland, jackals and Christmas cards

Dec 22, 2017 00:28:56

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What should the EU do about Poland? Should we 'rewild' Britain? And are Christmas cards a waste of time? Jamie Timson, Holden Frith and Kari Wilkin reveal all

#49 Web mobs, ghost ships and Trump's moonshot

Dec 15, 2017 00:28:58

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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 people so mean online? Why are North Koreans abandoning ship? And will Trump really restart the space race? Rebecca Gillie, Arion McNicoll and Cameron Tait reveal all

#48 Killer robots, science awards and drinking fountains

Dec 8, 2017 00:30:28

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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 train machines to kill us? Should we treat scientists like celebrities? And can public drinking fountains defeat bottled water? Jamie Timson, Kari Wilkin and Mike Starling reveal all

#47 Fatal fashion, legal bills and Battlefront 2

Dec 1, 2017 00:29:51

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is fashion destroying the planet? Have Legal Aid cuts backfired? And when does gaming become gambling? Felicity Capon, Jamie Timson and Cameron Tait reveal all

#46 Manson, gender and football cheats

Nov 24, 2017 00:35:04

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should he and she be replaced by them? Will footballers have to stop diving? And why are we fascinated by mass murderers? Kari Wilkins, Rebecca Gillie and Mike Starling reveal all

#45 Flying cars, refugees and the problem with YouTube Kids

Nov 17, 2017 00:31:43

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will we see flying cars by 2019? Why have we stopped talking about Europe's refugee crisis? And does ElsaGate prove YouTube is too big to control? Rebecca Gillie, Arion McNicoll and Cameron Tait reveal all

#44 Saudi intrigue, transgender politics, and the new Vogue

Nov 10, 2017 00:31:06

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agitating for war in Lebanon? Will Trumpism be defeated by the LGBTQ community? And can a new editor bring Vogue back in vogue? Felicity Capon, Arion McNicoll and Jamie Timson reveal all

#43 Prisons, masculinity and Radio 4

Nov 3, 2017 00:30:00

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What's John Humphrys' problem? Why are some prisoners getting the vote? And what do modern men want? Felicity Capon, Kari Wilkins and Holden Frith reveal all

#42 Ethnicity, Einstein and the Big O

Oct 27, 2017 00:32:37

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why do so many white Americans feel discriminated against? Is Einstein's advice worth $1.5m? And would you pay to see a holographic Roy Orbison? Rebecca Gillie, Holden Frith and Mike Starling reveal all

#41 Mike Pence, cryptocurrencies and The Death of Stalin

Oct 20, 2017 00:29:30

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Mike Pence more extreme than Donald Trump? Is there anything sinister about mining for Bitcoin? And is Armando Iannucci's new black comedy too close to the bone? Arion McNicoll, Cameron Tait and Kari Wilkin reveal all

#40 Guns, marijuana, and using WhatsApp at work

Oct 13, 2017 00:35:32

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should YouTube ban gun videos? Is it time the UK legalised marijuana? And is it safe to use WhatsApp to moan about your work colleagues? Felicity Capon, Cameron Tait and Jamie Timson reveal all

#39 Skipping breakfast, working from home and defying Putin

Oct 6, 2017 00:28:42

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Is working from home unproductive? And is Alexei Navalny a genuine alternative to Vladimir Putin? Kari Wilkin, Rebecca Gillie and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#38 Unhappy childhoods, private spaces and endless tennis

Sep 29, 2017 00:27:45

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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 so many young people depressed? When is a public space not public? And what's going on in the world of tennis. Felicity Capon, Jamie Timson and Mike Starling reveal all

#37 Golliwogs, e-sports and motor-show models

Sep 22, 2017 00:31:27

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What should we do with Golliwogs? Should we all be watching e-sports? Do scantily clad women really sell cars? Rebecca Gillie, Arion McNicoll and Cameron Tait reveal all WARNING: contains discussion of offensive language

#36 Turkish missiles, Roald Dahl and universal basic income

Sep 15, 2017 00:35:40

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Turkey turning its back on Nato? Do we have to boycott Roald Dahl? And should we all get paid, regardless of whether we work? Holden Frith, Rebecca Gillie and Jamie Timson reveal all

#35 High pay, cyber-sport and godlessness

Sep 8, 2017 00:26:21

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are vice chancellors overpaid? Is live sport going online? And is God dead (to Brits)? Felicity Capon, Mike Starling and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#34 Young Tories, floods and the death of the sitcom

Sep 1, 2017 00:26:33

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Can the Conservatives match Labour's Momentum? Is Hurricane Harvey a purely natural disaster? What happened to the great British sitcom? Jamie Timson, Felicity Capon and Holden Frith reveal all

#33 Statues, superheroes and health apps

Aug 25, 2017 00:30:34

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should Nelson be toppled from his pedestal? Have we reached peak superhero? Will health apps save the NHS? Ashley Wassall, Rebecca Gillie and and Cameron Tait reveal all

#32: Stealthy Kiwis, frat houses and Al Gore

Aug 18, 2017 00:28:51

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is New Zealand plotting to bring down the Australian government? Should all-male clubs be banned from universities? And is Al Gore doomed to failure? Jamie Timson, Felicity Capon and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#31 South Africans, rainbows and edible bugs

Aug 11, 2017 00:34:34

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is the ANC heading for defeat? Should gay pride be compulsory? And should we all be eating insects? Holden Frith, Ashley Wassall and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#30 Spies, tourists and sell-outs

Aug 4, 2017 00:33:37

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Would you fall for a digital honey trap? Are tourists destroying the world? And is it socially acceptable to sell out? Ashley Wassall, Felicity Capon and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#29 Plunging fertility, Esperanto and AI

Jul 28, 2017 00:25:05

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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 sperm counts dropping? Is the internationalist dream dead? Is artificial intelligence a threat? Arion McNicoll, Rebecca Gillie and Cameron Tait reveal all

#28 Trump protests, porn and Jane Austen

Jul 21, 2017 00:31:37

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are protests against Donald Trump counter-productive? Will porn age limits backfire? And what should we learn from Austen's bicentenary? Ashley Wassall, Cameron Tait and Elizabeth Carr-Ellis reveal all

#27 Bitcoin, boxing and the MMR

Jul 14, 2017 00:32:30

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will bitcoin conquer the world? Should MMR vaccinations be compulsory? Is hype ruining everything? Holden Frith, Elizabeth Carr-Ellis and Jon Harwood reveal all

#26 Prisons, gay rights and dead artists

Jul 7, 2017 00:30:43

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is solitary confinement a suitable punishment for a child? Why has the gay rights movement been so successful? And should art be preserved, even against its creator's wishes? Jamie Timson, Holden Frith and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#25 Abortion, ID cards and cities of culture

Jun 30, 2017 00:27:05

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Arion McNicoll, standing in for Olly Mann, and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Are ID cards back on the agenda? What's wrong with the abortion act? And what price culture? Jamie Timson, Felicity Capon and Elizabeth Carr-Ellis reveal all

#24 Inequality, the Balkans and the end of divorce

Jun 23, 2017 00:27:10

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Arion McNicoll, standing in for Olly Mann, and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Does inequality matter more than poverty? Why aren't people getting divorced any more? And are the Balkans heading for a new war? Ashley Wassall, Jamie Timson and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#23 Julius Caesar, online terror and tabloid power

Jun 16, 2017 00:29:51

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Should artists imagine Trump's assassination? Can Google stop the spread of terror? And is it The Sun wot lost it? Felicity Capon, Cameron Tait and Ashley Wassall reveal all

#22 Election shockwaves and Comey's big moment

Jun 10, 2017 00:31:07

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Trump losing his grip? Was foreign policy Corbyn's secret ace in the hole? And is UK politics a charisma-free zone? Arion McNicoll, Jon Harwood and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#21 The Beatles, boundaries and Trump's big decision

Jun 2, 2017 00:29:47

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Could Trump solve climate change by accident? Why are we losing 50 MPs? And are we finally getting bored with the Beatles? Anna Dubuis, Holden Frith and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#20 Babymaking apps, cyber-security and inappropriate jokes

May 26, 2017 00:26:02

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Can technology unite egg and sperm donors? Why is cyber-security so difficult. And what are the limits of humour? Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, Cameron Tait and Jon Harwood reveal all

#19 Chelsea Manning, crowdfunding and cricket strikes

May 19, 2017 00:28:34

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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 cheer Chelsea Manning's release? Who should pay for education? And why are cricketers going on strike? Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, Arion McNicoll and Jon Harwood reveal all

#18 South Korea, an electoral conspiracy and difficult TV drama

May 12, 2017 00:32:13

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What will happen next on the Korean peninsula? Who or what is Cambridge Analytica? Will the BBC drama Three Girls give comfort to the far right? Holden Frith, Jamie Timson and Rebecca Gillie reveal all

#17 Sports stars, election spending and a slap on the wrist for Putin

May 5, 2017 00:30:48

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Arion McNicoll and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Angela Merkel now the leader of the free world? Is election spending out of control? And do you need a personality to be a sports personality? Jonathan Harwood, Rebecca Gillie and Ashley Wassall reveal all

#16 Speeding fines, personalised ads and the return of Mr Nasty

Apr 28, 2017 00:20:24

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What's a fair penalty for speeding? Would you click on an ad that addresses you by name? And where's tennis's manners? Cameron Tait, Anna Dubuis and Jonathan Harwood reveal all

#15 Debates, diesel engines and human rights

Apr 21, 2017 00:29:36

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is Theresa May running scared? Has diesel had its day? And why is York a 'human rights city'? Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, Cameron Tait and Ashley Wassall reveal all

#14 Scouts, tantrums and the eternal long weekend

Apr 14, 2017 00:29:23

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why won't parents don a woggle? What are the politics of being 'deplaned'? And would you like an extra day in bed? Holden Frith, Elizabeth Carr-Ellis and Jamie Timson reveal all

# 13 Robots, Easter eggs and Serbian politics

Apr 7, 2017 00:32:23

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What if people vote to end democracy? Could you love a robot? Who won the war on Easter? Jamie Timson, Anna Dubuis and Ashley Wassall reveal all

#12 Borders, oldies and social media timebombs

Mar 31, 2017 00:27:12

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will India trump Trump? Will today's workers ever be able to retire? Will social media scandals change politics? Anna Dubuis, Arion McNicoll and Holden Frith reveal all

#11 - Encryption, citizenship and the PM's power grab

Mar 24, 2017 00:27:00

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. When is a German not a German? Will encryption thwart the police? Will Brexit result in 'creeping Tudorisation'? Arion McNicoll, Rebecca Gillie and Cameron Tait reveal all

#10 Drones, games and dull super-cities

Mar 17, 2017 00:19:15

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why doesn't anyone want to host the Commonwealth Games? Where's the world's best place to live? Is Trump's drone policy a threat to world peace? Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, Jon Harwood and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#9 Spies, feminists and populists

Mar 10, 2017 00:30:06

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Will putting women on traffic lights bring down the patriarchy? Is the CIA listening to your TV chat? Has populism peaked? Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, Ashley Wassal and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#8 Netflix, police cuts and a rugby ruck-up

Mar 3, 2017 00:23:27

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Have Hollywood studios met their match? How should the police respond to rising abuse claims? And what's gone wrong with the rules of rugby? Jonathan Harwood, Hollie Clemence and Arion McNicoll reveal all

#7 Democracy, pies and the rise of the machines

Feb 24, 2017 00:23:38

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Do our politicians get an easy ride? What happens when self-driving cars decide to kill us? What's wrong with eating pies? Rebecca Gillie, Cameron Tait and Jonathan Harwood reveal all

#6 Anti-Semitism, nudity and Othello

Feb 17, 2017 00:27:13

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Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Has PewDiePie suffered enough? Is Playboy back on the naughty step? Is Othello really about religion, not race? Arion McNicoll, Rebecca Gillie and Holden Frith reveal all.

#5 Accents, artists and Superbowl ads

Feb 10, 2017 00:27:33

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Olly Mann and The Week's digital team delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why are our accents so important to us? Is big business sending anti-Trump smoke signals? Can Stevie Wonder be trusted? Jamie Timson, Elizabeth Carr-Ellis and Ashley Wassall reveal all

#4 Anarchy, care homes and the French election

Feb 3, 2017 00:27:20

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Olly Mann and The Week's digital team delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is squatting morally justified? Should the state look after our parents? Why should we care who's president of France? Hollie Clemence, Holden Frith and Jamie Timson reveal all.

#3 Trainspotting, Bernie Ecclestone and gleeful Victorians

Jan 27, 2017 00:25:37

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Olly Mann and The Week's digital team delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is the age of the sport impresario over? Does cinema still matter? Were we happiest amid Dickensian squalor? Jonathan Harwood, Hollie Clemence and Ashley Wassall reveal all.

#2 ​China, musicals and the end of civilisation

Jan 20, 2017 00:25:35

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​Olly Mann and The Week's digital team delve behind the headlines and debates what really matters from the past seven days. Is China capitalism's last hope? Why does everyone want tickets for Hamilton? Are we all doomed anyway? Jonathan Harwood, Rebecca Gillie, and Holden Frith reveal all.

#1 Adverts, iPhones and first ladies

Jan 13, 2017 00:24:07

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The Week's digital team delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Was life better before the iPhone? Is online advertising scrambling our brains? Why should we be grateful for Melania Trump? Rebecca Gillie, Arion McNicoll and Elizabeth Carr-Ellis reveal all.