Going Underground

  • Somali people stand near the scene of a suicide car bomb that exploded leaving scores killed near Muna Hotel, south of the capital of Mogadishu © Feisal Omar
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on what's behind recent the terror attacks, Nelson Mandela’s long-time comrade speaks on South Africa's elections, and Boris Johnson's 'sadistic nurse' Hillary Clinton. Plus, broadcaster Lembit Opik on Trident...
  • 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.
  • Somali people stand near the scene of a suicide car bomb that exploded leaving scores killed near Muna Hotel, south of the capital of Mogadishu © Feisal Omar
    Foreign policy's terrorism & South Africa's freedom fighters (E372)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on what's behind recent the terror attacks, Nelson Mandela’s long-time comrade speaks on South Africa's elections, and Boris Johnson's 'sadistic nurse' Hillary Clinton. Plus, broadcaster Lembit Opik on Trident...
  • Protesters against drone strikes gather near U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). © Jonathan Ernst
    Counting drone casualties, human rights intervention & smog cover-ups (E371)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on Pakistan, air pollution cover-ups and human rights law. Should we believe President Obama's civilian drone killing numbers? The former president of nuclear-armed Pakistan tells us why he doesn't. And what led to...
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    Copping out of climate change & thin blue line of racism (E370)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the UK government trying to eradicate the phrase ‘climate change’, the death of another black teenager in British police custody, and Theresa May’s first PMQs. Plus Lembit Opik looks at breaking...
  • The British Royal Navy's submarine HMS Victorious arrives at Brest © Reuters
    Class wars & war on terror (E368)
    Afshin Rattansi investigates why the working classes of Britain voted for Brexit. And, the man who could have ended up being the next Vice President of the United States tells us why Russia and the US must unite in face of terror. Plus, to Trident...
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    Ken Loach’s Brexit & the end of David Cameron (E369)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on Cannes Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach’s take on Britain leaving the EU; the Chilcot Report from a GCHQ whistleblower, and outgoing UK Prime Minister’s last PMQs, plus his legacy summed up in a...
  • Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May. © Peter Nicholls
    Prime Minister May, Angela ‘Darth Vader’ eagle & real reason for Iraq (E367)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on Iraq and the week’s news. Why hasn’t the shock and awe of the Chilcot report swayed Bianca Jagger? We speak to human rights advocate and the founder and president of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights...
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    Bank of Brexit, crime underworld journalism & Srebrenica Massacre (E366)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on whether Brexit means economic catastrophe or the economic liberation with former White House adviser Dr. Pippa Malmgren; thorny UK backbenchers strengthening the red rose of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party &...
  • First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. © Brendan McDermid
    Chilcot Special: Looking beneath the whitewash of the Iraq inquiry (E365)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Chilcot Report. We speak to Former First Minster of Scotland Alex Salmond. In 'I will be with you, whatever' we dismantle the reasons for Tony Blair's war in Iraq with his former attorney general. And the vice...
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    Chilcot report special (E364)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the long-awaited Chilcot report. He’s joined by a former political exile from Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Sami Ramadani. The deputy head of Baghdad Council’s Security Committee tell us what it's like for...
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    Independence Day special w/ Ed Schultz (E363)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the United States of America's 240th birthday; broadcast veteran Ed Schultz on Trump versus Clinton, and Save the Children on how Europe's migration polices put children in danger. Plus, what will happen to the...