The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann

The Week

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  • 46 minutes 14 seconds
    389. Trump trials, smears and Katy Perry
    Are Donald Trump's legal obstacles melting away? Could self-testing replace the cervical smear? And what kind of world is Katy Perry living in? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Holden Frith, Leaf Arbuthnot and Jamie Timson
    19 July 2024, 1:20 am
  • 44 minutes 30 seconds
    388. Project 2025, paradise prison and life on Mars
    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?

    Image: Erik McGregor / LightRocket via Getty Images
    12 July 2024, 1:30 am
  • 46 minutes 25 seconds
    387. Riots, bird flu and AI emissions
    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

    Image: Bakr Alkasem/AFP/Getty Images
    5 July 2024, 3:00 am
  • 40 minutes 27 seconds
    386. Poisonous planes, toxic tourism and a stressful surprise
    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
    28 June 2024, 12:30 am
  • 40 minutes 48 seconds
    385. Political footballers, news aversion and social warning labels
    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
    21 June 2024, 2:00 am
  • 43 minutes 59 seconds
    384. Fracas at the Festival
    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. Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jamie Timson, Mariana Vieira and Leaf Arbuthnot.
    14 June 2024, 3:00 am
  • 44 minutes 39 seconds
    383. What happens when a remote tribe goes online?
    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

    Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Harriet Marsden, Emma Smith and Rebecca Messina
    7 June 2024, 1:00 am
  • 46 minutes 10 seconds
    382. The battle for Papua New Guinea
    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 really matters from the past seven days. With Mariana Vieira, Harriet Marsden and Holden Frith.
    31 May 2024, 12:35 am
  • 41 minutes 9 seconds
    381. Will South Africa turn its back on the ANC?
    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 headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jamie Timson, Rebecca Messina and Leaf Arbuthnot.
    24 May 2024, 2:00 am
  • 48 minutes 12 seconds
    380. What has the Pope got to do with climate change?
    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.

    Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jessica Hullinger, Guy Anker and Cindy Yu.
    17 May 2024, 3:35 am
  • 43 minutes 15 seconds
    379. Will the US end child marriage?
    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.

    Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Sorcha Bradley, Rebekah Evans and Emma Smith.
    10 May 2024, 12:00 am
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