Have you ever wondered what famous people actually eat? In our new podcast, Guardian restaurant critic Grace Dent does just that, asking well-known guests to lift the lid on the food they turn to when they’re at home alone – and what comfort foods have seen them through their lives. In the first episode, screenwriter Russell T Davies tells Grace about his childhood in Swansea, the delights of Woolworth’s pork and egg pies, and how his husband’s death informed his latest TV series, It’s a Sin....
How do we decide whether to become parents? Leah Green speaks to people in the middle of making the biggest decision of their lives. She encounters unexpected sources of doubt, explores therapy that is meant to ease it, and confronts the risk of having a ‘problem child’
To celebrate the release of our latest documentary, Charlie Phillips sits down with the film’s protagonist, Cornelius Walker, to discuss his incredible story as an adolescent struggling to fit in
A new Guardian survey has found that as of 31 August 2018, out of 188 people in immigration detention, 84% of detainees had not been given removal directions. It was certainly the case with this woman who, following a false claim of a sham relationship, found herself on the verge of deportation
According to the UK Home Office, in 2017 over 27,000 individuals were held in immigration detention. But even for the half who were released, there is little to celebrate. Take the story of this man who, despite being here for decades with his children, found himself on the verge on deportation for a crime he claims he didn’t commit
Attitudes towards LGBT people in parts of the world have led to ostracisation, or people being forced to hide or flee. But in a small church in the UK capital, some have found sanctuary
Half of Britain’s teenage stabbing deaths happen in London. But not all the city is equally at risk and in this final episode we travel to Croydon in south London to hear how members of the local community are fighting back
In our second episode, we travel to Birmingham and hear from a group of parents about the role of fear in driving incidents of violent crime. We also hear about the positive steps being taken to restore the humanity of those young people who commit them
In the first episode of our new series, we hear from support workers in Bristol who talk about how role models, masculinity and intergenerational relationships are all key to tackling violent crime
In this new series of podcasts, people from Bristol, Birmingham and Croydon in South London allowed us to listen to, and record, conversations they’re having within their communities about knife crime. Expect all three episodes next week...
In this special episode of The Story, we hear from the filmmakers Annie Kelly and Mei-Ling McNamara about how they made The Trap, the result of a year-long investigation into America’s domestic sex-trafficking industry
To mark the release of the latest documentary commissioned by the Guardian, Charlie Phillips speaks with filmmaker Roxy Rezvany about her approach to Little Pyongyang and the surprisingly universal relevance of her story about a North Korean defector
Continuing this two-part podcast, Harriet Grant looks at the fate of a handful of refugees brought to the UK in 2016. She finds that arrival in Britain did not always end their turbulent journeys
In this two-part podcast, Harriet Grant looks at the fate of a handful of refugees brought to the UK in 2016. What happens when a young person arrives in a new country to live with a family member they have never met?
Cafe Oto co-founder Hamish Dunbar guides us through some of his favourite recordings from the renowned east London experimental music venue
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the world-renowned experimental music venue, musicians, staff and volunteers tell the story of how an abandoned Dalston paint factory was transformed into a vibrant international hub of creativity. Featuring Thurston Moore, David Toop, and more
As Ireland prepares for a historic referendum, Danielle Stephens looks back at the story of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian woman who died after being denied an abortion in an Irish hospital
To mark the release of the latest film from the Guardian Documentaries team, Charlie Phillips speaks with film-maker Jason Hanasik about the film’s subject, John, who is trying to come to terms with his traumatic past while living in complete darkness
Leah Green explores the struggles that arise across the globe when deciding who does which chores
As a tribute to the former editor of the Guardian, we hear a 2014 interview about his role in creating the fictitious islands of San Serriffe, the paper’s most successful April fools gag