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Hunt for the porn king: a reckoning

Last year, as women accused Pornhub of profiting from their abuse, we tracked down its intensely secretive owner. In a special episode of the Slow Newscast, we revisit our investigation into Pornhub to ask what happened next.

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The Backstory with Andrew Neil

A series of in-depth conversations with people in power and those trying to influence them.

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Listen to Paul Caruana Galizia’s investigation into how former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny partied their way to the top of London’s establishment.

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Wipeout: Australian style

The Conservative party’s leadership candidates are leaving their left flank open to ambush by a Teal-style surge.

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Should any woman be put in prison?

At a recent ThinkIn we asked whether incarcerating women does more harm than good, and whether there’s an alternative. Watch the whole session now.


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Trump Tracked

8 august 2022
  • Israeli officials and Palestinian militants agreed a ceasefire after three days of fighting prompted by the arrest of an Islamic Jihad leader on the West Bank. 
  • China ended climate cooperation with the US as part of its response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week to Taiwan.
  • Two campers found a gravity-defying dry-stone sculpture in the shape of a ring on a remote fell in the English Lakes.

America’s battle for the truth grinds on. Last week a Texan jury struck a blow for sanity by fining Alex Jones $45 million for calling the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax. But in the bigger showdown over the 2020 election, alternative facts still count.


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A series of in-depth conversations with people in power and those trying to influence them, hosted by the UK’s most formidable interviewer – Andrew Neil.

Caroline Criado Perez explores how women are simply forgotten in a world designed for men – and how we can we design a world that works for everyone.

Paul Caruana Galizia’s investigation into how ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny partied their way to the top of the British establishment.

Matt d’Ancona digs deep into what – and who – is driving the agenda in Westminster.

Across three British cities, we spoke to parents and children about how their experience of childhood has changed.

Is a fair transition to 100 per cent clean energy the stuff of dreams, or a genuine possibility?


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Hunt for the porn king: a reckoning

8 August 2022
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Last year, as women accused Pornhub of profiting from their abuse, we tracked down its intensely secretive owner. This week, we’re looking back to find out: what happened next?

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