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After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, is walking out of office one of the most popular politicians in the country. In those years, Ms. Merkel has not only served as the leader of Germany, but also as a leader of Europe, facing down huge challenges — such as the eurozone and the refugee crises — all while providing a sen…
 
Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith, as well as football writers Ben Grounds and Adam Bate, to look ahead to the Premier League weekend’s standout fixtures… PART 1 | Will a north London derby win be a launchpad for Arsenal or Tottenham? Former Gunner Alan Smith gives his verdict on the two teams and where the match will be won or …
 
New York, like many other states, is enmeshed in the process of redrawing legislative districts. The outcome of the reconfiguring could be crucial in determining which party takes control of the House of Representatives next year. Clearly aware of the stakes, New York Democrats are considering a tactic that is usually a preserve of the Republican P…
 
The OneFootball podcast returns once again to take a look at women’s football. This week Angelina Kelly is joined by Her Football Hub’s Lauren Coffman and Give Me Sport Women’s Olly Roberts. First up and the panel discuss the World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. England simply cannot stop scoring as they begin a new era under manager Sarina Wiegman, Scotland…
 
The recent U.S.-British deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines might look relatively inconsequential. But it signifies a close alliance between the three countries to face off against China. It is also notable for another reason: It has greatly angered the French. Why? Guest: Mark Landler, the London bureau chief for The New York…
 
When he visited the site of an American drone strike in Kabul, Matthieu Aikins, a Times journalist, knew something wasn’t adding up. He uncovered a story that was quite different from the one offered up by the United States military. We follow The Times’s investigation and how it forced the military to acknowledge that the drone attack was a mistak…
 
Jimmy Greaves was the greatest goal-scorer England has produced but for many people he's most readily remembered as the comedy sidekick to Ian St John on ITV's Saturday lunchtime football show Saint & Greavsie. In celebration of his life and careers, this week we look at the lasting legacy of a show that was a cornerstone of 1980s football conversa…
 
On today's Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Mike Keegan to remember a classic League Cup upset. Joe Royle and Oldham Athletic's 'pinch-me season' saw the side reach the FA Cup Semi-Finals for only the 2nd time in their history, and the Final of the League Cup – the club's first-ever appearance at Wembley. When Arsena…
 
Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports football features editor Peter Smith and writer Nick Wright to discuss the big talking points from the weekend's action as Chelsea and Liverpool move joint top of the Premier League with 3-0 wins. PART 1 | Did Chelsea show their title credentials with their second-half performance at Tottenham? How did Lukaku con…
 
On this episode of the OneFootball Premier League Weekend Review podcast, Dan Burke is joined by Matt Frohlich and Phil Costa. It was another very interesting weekend with Chelsea putting down a marker at Tottenham, Liverpool picking up a solid three points, Manchester United looking like their old selves and Manchester City stumbling at home to So…
 
Annie Correal, a reporter for The Times, has family in Indian Valley, in Northern California, roots which extend back to the 1950s. This summer, as wildfires closed in on the area, she reported from her family’s property as they sought to fend off the flames — and investigated the divided opinions about what had caused the devastating blazes. Guest…
 
David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness as they discuss a dramatic and historical Super Sunday. Manchester United picked up a late win over West Ham after David de Gea's stoppage time penalty save and Chelsea looked dominant yet again after an impressive 3-0 away win at Tottenham Hotspur.…
 
You have almost certainly heard Nicholas Britell’s music, even if you don’t know his name. More than any other contemporary composer, he appears to have the whole of music history at his command, shifting easily between vocabularies, often in the same film. His most arresting scores tend to fuse both ends of his musical education. “Succession” is 1…
 
Michael Dawson, Gerard Brand and Ben Ransom join Alice Piper and Kate Burlaga in the latest Premier League weekend preview. PART 1 | Michael Dawson previews Spurs vs Chelsea - how should Tottenham deal with Romelu Lukaku? PART 2 | West Ham vs Man Utd preview - why Solskjaer is always on the edge; what is success for the Man Utd manager this season?…
 
This episode contains strong language. “Six,” a revisionist feminist British pop musical about the wives of King Henry VIII, was shaping up to be a substantial hit on Broadway after finding success in London. On its opening night, however, in March 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a shutdown of theater that would wind up lasting a year and a half.…
 
When Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos, the blood testing start-up, she was held up as one of the next great tech innovators. But her company collapsed, and she was accused of lying about how well Theranos’s technology worked. Now she is on trial on fraud charges. The case against Ms. Holmes is being held up as a referendum on the “fake it till you…
 
The OneFootball podcast returns once again to take a look at women’s football. This week Angelina Kelly is joined by Alejandro Diago and Emily Wilson. First up and the panel discuss the Women's Super League including Manchester City's loss to Spurs, whether the Blues can bounce back from the defeat, and if we are finally seeing a new and improved T…
 
In a major turn of events in Mexico, which has one of the largest Catholic populations in the world, its Supreme Court last week decriminalized abortions. The Supreme Court ruling is a milestone for Mexico’s feminist movement. But change might not come quickly: Abortion law is mostly administered at the state level in Mexico, much of the country re…
 
Like all the best albums from the 1990s, they leave you wanting more and they have a bonus track. In this extra episode, we focus on #GameZero - the first ever elite-level net zero carbon football match which will be live on Sky between Tottenham and Chelsea on Sunday September 19. Sky Sports presenter David Garrido speaks to pundit Gary Neville wh…
 
On this episode of the OneFootball Premier League Weekend Review podcast, Dan Burke is joined by Joel Sanderson-Murray and Rob Joyce. Cristiano Ronaldo’s triumphant second Manchester United debut grabbed most of the headlines this weekend, but there were also big wins for Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Arsenal’s season is finally up and ru…
 
For decades, the law has sought to restrain nursing homes from trying to control the behavior of dementia patients with antipsychotic drugs, which are known to have adverse health effects. An alarming rise in schizophrenia diagnoses suggests some homes have found a way to skirt the rules. We hear the story of David Blakeney, a dementia sufferer who…
 
Time to be inspired. No doubt, Forest Green Rovers are THE greenest football club in the world. Endorsed as such by both FIFA and the United Nations, they are a true beacon for climate action. Sky Sports presenter David Garrido learns from chairman Dale Vince just how they got there, including only-vegan fare, electric charging points, solar panels…
 
On this week's episode of Greatest Games, Nick Miller joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to discuss the second leg of the 1978-79 European Cup semi-final between Koln and Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest. About the panel: Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications incl…
 
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss who the greatest player in world football is; Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Plus, do Liverpool have the best starting XI in the Premier League and Everton beat Burnley with help from a stunning goal by Andros Townsend.By Sky Sports
 
Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports football writers Charlotte Marsh and Ron Walker to discuss the big talking points from the weekend's action as Premier League football returns after the international break. PART 1 | Ronaldo's second debut assessed, what did he change? Can he lead Man Utd to the title? Will Newcastle fans' protest against Steve B…
 
Max Rushden is joined by John Brewin, Jamie Jackson and Troy Townsend to review Cristiano Ronaldo’s dazzling Manchester United return, Romelu Lukaku’s triumphant homecoming at Chelsea and the rest of the action from the weekend’s Premier League games. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod…
 
As recently as a month ago, President Biden appeared to be skeptical about imposing coronavirus vaccine mandates. Now that skepticism has given way to a suite of policies that aim to force the hands of the unvaccinated. What has changed? Guest: Jim Tankersley, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. Sign up here to get The Daily in your…
 
Football is vulnerable to climate change, just as much as it was to Covid-19 which caused seasons to be suspended with no matches played for months. The dangers are different, but just as stark if not more so. In this episode, Sky Sports presenter David Garrido talks to PSG’s Arianna Criscione and Juventus player Sofie Junge Pedersen about how extr…
 
David Jones is joined in the studio by Jamie Redknapp and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to discuss Liverpool's comfortable 3-0 win over Leeds which saw Mo Salah join the Premier League 100 club but was marred by a unfortunate injury to Liverpool's Harvey Elliott.By Sky Sports
 
Graeme Souness and Darren Bent discuss Chelsea 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel explains why he withdrew new signing Saul Niguez at half-time, Villa boss Dean Smith speaks about his disappointment with mistakes that his side made and Romelu Lukaku explains what it means to finally score at Stamford Bridg…
 
Two planes hijacked by Al Qaeda pierced the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. A fourth crashed in an open field outside Shanksville, Pa. All in less than 90 minutes. What, exactly, do you remember? What stories do you tell when a casual conversation morphs into a therapy session? W…
 
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness joins the Essential Football Podcast as Alice Piper, Peter Smith and Richard Morgan discuss the big talking points ahead of the Premier League weekend. PART 1 | Souness’ verdict on Leeds vs Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk’s comeback, and Elland Road memories PART 2 | Chelsea’s title chances, what Saul Niguez brings to th…
 
On the internet, there are bizarre subcultures filled with conspiracy theorists — those who believe the coronavirus is a hoax or that the 2020 election was stolen, or even that Hillary Clinton is a shape-shifting lizard. It’s a way of thinking that can be traced back to the first real internet blockbuster, a 9/11 conspiracy documentary called “Loos…
 
After spending most of his career keeping strikers out, Carlo Cudicini is now reaching out to the planet’s two most talented footballers…and he’s after their kit! Sky Sports presenter David Garrido chats to the now-loan player technical coach at Chelsea who has his own organisation, Footballers4Change. Its objective is to collect the match-worn shi…
 
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