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30:55 | Aug 16th

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 ...Show More

30:34 | Aug 9th

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...Show More
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35:33 | Aug 2nd

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 ...Show More

33:36 | Jul 26th

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 rei...Show More

40:18 | Jul 19th

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...Show More

30:35 | Jul 12th

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 par...Show More

32:34 | Jul 5th

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 expen...Show More

38:05 | Jun 28th

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 t...Show More

27:03 | Jun 21st

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...Show More

34:46 | Jun 14th

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 Chin...Show More

35:35 | Jun 7th

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? Felic...Show More

33:23 | May 31st

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...Show More

31:11 | May 24th

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 F...Show More

31:41 | May 17th

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 Brita...Show More

34:24 | May 10th

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.

30:30 | May 3rd

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...Show More

31:57 | Apr 26th

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 Cle...Show More

32:37 | Apr 19th

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 shou...Show More

35:00 | Apr 12th

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? Feli...Show More

38:42 | Apr 7th

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 electo...Show More

33:09 | Mar 29th

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 ter...Show More

30:29 | Mar 22nd

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...Show More

34:36 | Mar 15th

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 chang...Show More

29:58 | Mar 8th

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 ...Show More

33:50 | Mar 1st

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 Di...Show More

30:58 | Feb 22nd

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 ...Show More

32:44 | Feb 15th

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 bi...Show More

30:36 | Feb 8th

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...Show More

31:33 | Feb 1st

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’...Show More

30:15 | Jan 25th

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 Ca...Show More

33:32 | Jan 18th

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 ...Show More

30:40 | Jan 11th

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?

30:28 | Jan 4th

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...Show More

32:40 | Dec 28th, 2018

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 reco...Show More

35:14 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 mi...Show More

29:32 | Dec 14th, 2018

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...Show More

31:21 | Dec 7th, 2018

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?

35:14 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 confidential...Show More

30:10 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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...

33:51 | Nov 16th, 2018

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 bi...Show More

28:10 | Nov 9th, 2018

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...Show More

30:43 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

31:01 | Oct 26th, 2018

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 Gi...Show More

34:05 | Oct 19th, 2018

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...Show More

34:08 | Oct 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More

11:18 | Oct 5th, 2018

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?

30:27 | Oct 5th, 2018

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 Wi...Show More

31:51 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 p...Show More

14:43 | Sep 21st, 2018

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?

30:27 | Sep 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

26:55 | Sep 14th, 2018

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 ...Show More

14:33 | Sep 7th, 2018

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 Corpora...Show More

36:09 | Sep 7th, 2018

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 Jam...Show More

29:55 | Aug 31st, 2018

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 slidi...Show More

17:02 | Aug 24th, 2018

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

29:18 | Aug 24th, 2018

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...Show More

31:34 | Aug 17th, 2018

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 a...Show More

14:35 | Aug 10th, 2018

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...Show More

27:17 | Aug 10th, 2018

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 comple...Show More

29:31 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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...Show More

15:32 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More

31:30 | Jul 27th, 2018

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...Show More

33:28 | Jul 19th, 2018

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 McNic...Show More

13:39 | Jul 13th, 2018

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

26:26 | Jul 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More

31:14 | Jul 6th, 2018

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,...Show More

12:30 | Jun 29th, 2018

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

31:26 | Jun 29th, 2018

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 a...Show More

28:41 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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, Fel...Show More

26:23 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 Tims...Show More

37:14 | Jun 8th, 2018

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 stopp...Show More

36:55 | Jun 1st, 2018

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? Holli...Show More

37:07 | May 25th, 2018

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 Gil...Show More

28:43 | May 18th, 2018

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, Rebec...Show More

28:19 | May 11th, 2018

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 Clemenc...Show More

27:00 | May 4th, 2018

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...Show More

26:46 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 Clemen...Show More

35:42 | Apr 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

33:11 | Apr 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More

31:06 | Apr 5th, 2018

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 Gil...Show More

32:53 | Mar 29th, 2018

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,...Show More

29:15 | Mar 22nd, 2018

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? An...Show More

32:44 | Mar 15th, 2018

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 g...Show More

32:49 | Mar 8th, 2018

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, Kar...Show More

35:33 | Mar 1st, 2018

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 con...Show More

35:19 | Feb 22nd, 2018

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'...Show More

32:46 | Feb 15th, 2018

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 M...Show More

32:42 | Feb 8th, 2018

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?...Show More

27:01 | Feb 1st, 2018

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 Artificia...Show More

30:21 | Jan 26th, 2018

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 abu...Show More

28:19 | Jan 18th, 2018

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? Feli...Show More

30:05 | Jan 11th, 2018

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 Hold...Show More

27:30 | Jan 4th, 2018

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 ...Show More

34:17 | Dec 29th, 2017

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? ...Show More

28:57 | Dec 21st, 2017

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 Wi...Show More

28:59 | Dec 15th, 2017

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 McNic...Show More

30:29 | Dec 7th, 2017

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...Show More

29:52 | Nov 30th, 2017

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...Show More

35:04 | Nov 23rd, 2017

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...Show More

31:44 | Nov 17th, 2017

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 contr...Show More

31:07 | Nov 10th, 2017

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 ...Show More

30:01 | Nov 3rd, 2017

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 Fr...Show More

32:38 | Oct 27th, 2017

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...Show More

29:31 | Oct 19th, 2017

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 t...Show More

35:33 | Oct 13th, 2017

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? Felici...Show More

28:43 | Oct 6th, 2017

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 Put...Show More

27:46 | Sep 29th, 2017

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 Ti...Show More

31:28 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 a...Show More

35:41 | Sep 15th, 2017

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, ...Show More

26:21 | Sep 8th, 2017

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 ...Show More

26:34 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 ...Show More

30:35 | Aug 25th, 2017

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 a...Show More

28:52 | Aug 18th, 2017

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 fa...Show More

34:34 | Aug 11th, 2017

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 McNi...Show More

33:38 | Aug 4th, 2017

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...Show More

25:06 | Jul 28th, 2017

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 Came...Show More

31:38 | Jul 21st, 2017

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...Show More

32:31 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 H...Show More

30:43 | Jul 7th, 2017

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, eve...Show More

27:06 | Jun 30th, 2017

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, Fel...Show More

27:11 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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 hea...Show More

29:52 | Jun 16th, 2017

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...Show More

31:08 | Jun 9th, 2017

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 Harw...Show More

29:48 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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 ...Show More

26:03 | May 26th, 2017

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...Show More

28:35 | May 19th, 2017

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 Mc...Show More

32:13 | May 12th, 2017

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...Show More

30:49 | May 5th, 2017

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 perso...Show More

20:25 | Apr 28th, 2017

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 Dubui...Show More

29:37 | Apr 21st, 2017

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 Was...Show More

29:24 | Apr 13th, 2017

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...Show More

32:24 | Apr 7th, 2017

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 al...Show More

27:13 | Mar 31st, 2017

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 an...Show More

27:01 | Mar 24th, 2017

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...Show More

19:16 | Mar 17th, 2017

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...Show More

30:06 | Mar 10th, 2017

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...Show More

23:28 | Mar 3rd, 2017

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? Jo...Show More

23:38 | Feb 24th, 2017

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, Came...Show More

27:14 | Feb 17th, 2017

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 ...Show More

27:34 | Feb 10th, 2017

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 Ti...Show More

27:21 | Feb 2nd, 2017

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 Cl...Show More

25:37 | Jan 27th, 2017

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, H...Show More

25:36 | Jan 20th, 2017

​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, Rebe...Show More

24:08 | Jan 13th, 2017

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, A...Show More