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🕵️‍♀️ History’s secret heroes | 🇺🇸 Trump on trial

10 May 2024

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Helena Bonham Carter shines a light on the unsung heroes of World War Two. Eamonn McCormack/Getty

How to buy the White House
This year’s US presidential election is predicted to be the most expensive race ever, with billions of dollars already pumped into the Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns. Is there too much money sloshing around Washington? In the second episode of The Rest Is Politics US, Trump’s former spin doctor Anthony Scaramucci and journalist Katty Kay delve into the murky world of campaign financing, political “mega donations”, and how America’s future lies in the hands of the few who can afford to buy it. 44m

History’s Secret Heroes
In this new BBC series, Helena Bonham Carter shines a light on the unsung heroes of World War Two. Subjects include thrill-seeking spy Christine Granville, who sneaked into occupied Poland on skis to gather intelligence for Britain; the enigmatic Emily Anderson, a shy musicologist from Galway who was secretly Britain’s top codebreaker; and an elite unit of Jewish commandos who took on the Nazis. 20 episodes, 30m

How changing ocean temperatures could upend life on Earth
Some of the most alarming consequences of climate change are hiding beneath the surface of the ocean. A landmark report this week found that global sea temperatures have broken records every single day for the past year. In this episode of The Daily, New York Times reporters David Gelles and Raymond Zhong explain just how close we might be to a tipping point. 27m

Trump on trial
Donald Trump is currently on trial in New York, accused of falsifying his business records by claiming a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels was for legal fees. The first former US president to face a criminal trial, he has been charged with 34 counts of fraud, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. In this episode of The Slow Newscast, Tortoise journalists tell the story of the trial, using the transcripts of what’s been said in court. 38m 

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