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Going Underground

Egypt death sentence, mental health crisis & breaking views (E212) Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (Reuters / Stringer)
Founder and chairman of the British Arab Network, Wafic Moustafa, tells “Going Underground” host Afshin Rattansi why Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi is currently facing a death sentence. We look at the future of the f... May 27, 2015 11:30
Going Underground

Three times a week Afshin Rattansi and his team go underground to discover the stories that aren’t being covered by the mainstream UK media. From GCHQ to Occupy protests, and everything else in between, Going Underground is here to bring a fresh perspective to our audiences around Britain.

Reuters / Rafael Marchante
Grexit, dumping illegal waste and global trade wars (E211)

Dr. Konstantinos Matakos from the London School of Economics asks if a Grexit will allow Syriza to climb the greasy pole out of austerity. Founder of...

May 26, 2015 10:30
Reuters / Dado Ruvic
Iraq Body Count, Facebook Spies and the Business of Being Happy (E210)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Iraq body count, Facebook tracking and the multibillion pound industry of happiness. Journalist and author Nafeez...

May 23, 2015 11:30
John Redwood (Reuters / Luke MacGregor)
​Dis-Uniting the Kingdom, a Zero-Hours Government and Unofficially at War (E209)

John Redwood, MP for Wokingham and Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party's Policy Review Group on Economic Competitiveness, discusses how the Conservatives...

May 20, 2015 11:30
A man walks on crutches near the rubble of collapsed buildings in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Mohammed Badra)
​Syria burning, privatising the developing world and Imams online (E208)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on whether the new Tory government could bomb Syria, corruption of British foreign aid and the imams that are...

May 18, 2015 09:30
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
​Cash for access, killer antibiotics & solving the housing crisis the Tory way (E207)

Former Labour adviser and brother of Jack Straw, Ed Straw, tells “Going Underground” host Afshin Rattansi about systemic government failures that...

May 16, 2015 11:30
John Chilcot (Reuters/Sebastien Pirlet)
​Pulling the plug on the Chilcot report, Vortex of Silence and the hottest year since 1969 (E206)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Lord Morris, Tony Blair’s first Attorney General, to discuss the reasons behind the delay in...

May 13, 2015 11:30
Nicola Sturgeon (C), leader of the Scottish National Party, reacts surrounded by candidates and supporters at a counting centre in Glasgow, Scotland, May 8, 2015. (Reuters/Russell Cheyne)
General Election Special: the Winners and the Losers (E205)

In our General Election Special, Afshin Rattansi goes underground with former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who tells him why the party of the...

May 11, 2015 09:30
Reuters / Joe Skipper
Escape from Guantanamo, pistols at dawn and cocaine in your groceries (E204)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with journalist and author Victoria Brittain to explore just how sceptical we should be about the impending release of...

May 06, 2015 09:30
Reuters / Stefan Wermuth
​Learning from Podemos, Demonizing world leaders and the fate of fire fighters (E203)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Podemos and examines what Britain can learn from Spain’s leading anti-austerity party. Anthony James,...

May 02, 2015 09:30