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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

By The Guardian

The Audio Long Reads podcast is a selection of the  Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more

  1. 1.
    From the archives: The prison where murderers play for Manchester United 10/21/2020
    38:27
  2. 2.
    How one man spent 34 years in prison after setting fire to a pair of curtains 10/19/2020
    31:02
  3. 3.
    The disruption con: why big tech’s favourite buzzword is nonsense 10/16/2020
    21:52
  4. 4.
    From the archives: Time, gentlemen: when will the last all-male clubs admit women? 10/14/2020
    33:20
  5. 5.
    How rescuing drowning migrants became a crime 10/12/2020
    35:21
  6. 6.
    'I don't want to be seen as a zealot': what MPs really think about the climate crisis 10/09/2020
    26:54
  7. 7.
    From the archives: The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice 10/07/2020
    41:43
  8. 8.
    The battle over dyslexia 10/05/2020
    42:16
  1. 9.
    Fashion's dirty secret: how sexual assault took hold in jeans factories 10/02/2020
    28:20
  2. 10.
    From the archives: The sugar conspiracy 09/30/2020
    46:27
  3. 11.
    How philanthropy benefits the super-rich 09/28/2020
    29:14
  4. 12.
    The butcher's shop that lasted 300 years (give or take) 09/25/2020
    39:35
  5. 13.
    From the archives: How Boots went rogue 09/23/2020
    47:06
  6. 14.
    Life after deportation: 'No one tells you how lonely you're going to be' 09/21/2020
    24:33
  7. 15.
    Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America 09/18/2020
    40:31
  8. 16.
    From the archives: Tudormania: Why can’t we get over it? 09/16/2020
    32:49
  9. 17.
    Escape: the woman who brought her trafficker to justice 09/14/2020
    32:35
  10. 18.
    Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish 09/11/2020
    24:04
  11. 19.
    From the archives: The fortune-teller of Kabul 09/09/2020
    38:06
  12. 20.
    The tyranny of chairs: why we need better design 09/07/2020
    28:22
  13. 21.
    America's 'untouchables': the silent power of the caste system 09/04/2020
    22:48
  14. 22.
    From the archives: The birth of Rhodes Must Fall 09/02/2020
    39:03
  15. 23.
    Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment 08/31/2020
    28:00
  16. 24.
    The business of kidnapping: inside the secret world of hostage negotiation 08/28/2020
    27:51
  17. 25.
    From the archives: The art of sound in movies 08/26/2020
    41:29
  18. 26.
    The last of the Zoroastrians 08/24/2020
    37:40
  19. 27.
    The evolution of Extinction Rebellion 08/21/2020
    34:55
  20. 28.
    From the archives: Who killed the 20th century’s greatest spy? 08/19/2020
    44:23
  21. 29.
    ‘We could see this tsunami of people coming’: inside the secret world of intensive care 08/17/2020
    21:44
  22. 30.
    ‘Knowing it could kill you isn’t a deterrent’: the deadly trade in diet pills 08/14/2020
    35:40
  23. 31.
    From the archives: Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? 08/12/2020
    33:38
  24. 32.
    Bild, Merkel and the culture wars: the inside story of Germany’s biggest tabloid- podcast 08/10/2020
    39:42
  25. 33.
    'It’s a place where they try to destroy you': why concentration camps are still with us 08/07/2020
    33:57
  26. 34.
    From the archives – Ceausescu’s children: life in a Romanian orphanage 08/05/2020
    39:29
  27. 35.
    'Mama Boko Haram': one woman's extraordinary mission to rescue 'her boys' from terrorism 08/03/2020
    33:58
  28. 36.
    How Nespresso's coffee revolution got ground down 07/31/2020
    36:49
  29. 37.
    From the archives: The man who was caged in a zoo 07/29/2020
    39:23
  30. 38.
    How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart 07/27/2020
    39:47
  31. 39.
    What's wrong with WhatsApp 07/24/2020
    32:16
  32. 40.
    From the archives: The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed 07/22/2020
    36:55
  33. 41.
    'A chain of stupidity': the Skripal case and the decline of Russia's spy agencies 07/20/2020
    35:31
  34. 42.
    Party and protest: the radical history of gay liberation, Stonewall and Pride 07/17/2020
    40:12
  35. 43.
    From the archives: Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? 07/15/2020
    36:38
  36. 44.
    'You have to take action': one hospital cleaner’s journey through the pandemic 07/13/2020
    38:01
  37. 45.
    The end of tourism? 07/10/2020
    40:32
  38. 46.
    From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism 07/08/2020
    35:32
  39. 47.
    My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery? 07/06/2020
    37:25
  40. 48.
    How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots 07/03/2020
    30:30
  41. 49.
    From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies 07/01/2020
    27:45
  42. 50.
    How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising 06/29/2020
    37:29
  43. 51.
    The power of crowds 06/26/2020
    34:23
  44. 52.
    From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography 06/24/2020
    53:46
  45. 53.
    What black America means to Europe 06/22/2020
    24:01
  46. 54.
    The man in the iron lung 06/19/2020
    36:15
  47. 55.
    From the archives: The gangsters on England's doorstep 06/17/2020
    44:43
  48. 56.
    Extremist cops: how US law enforcement is failing to police itself 06/15/2020
    26:04
  49. 57.
    Bad ancestors: does the climate crisis violate the rights of those yet to be born? 06/12/2020
    24:42
  50. 58.
    From the archive: Why would someone steal the world’s rarest water lily? 06/10/2020
    41:19
  51. 59.
    Cholera and coronavirus: why we must not repeat the same mistakes 06/08/2020
    29:08
  52. 60.
    'The way we get through this is together': the rise of mutual aid under coronavirus 06/05/2020
    30:07
  53. 61.
    From the archives: Gary Younge: Farewell to America 06/03/2020
    38:47
  54. 62.
    Can computers ever replace the classroom? 06/01/2020
    35:11
  55. 63.
    The sound of icebergs melting: my journey into the Antarctic 05/29/2020
    35:10
  56. 64.
    From the archives: The death and life of the great British pub 05/27/2020
    1:06:18
  57. 65.
    'The past six weeks have been unlike anything I’ve known': a GP on how the pandemic has changed his work 05/25/2020
    30:13
  58. 66.
    'If one of us gets sick, we all get sick': the food workers on the coronavirus front line 05/22/2020
    33:08
  59. 67.
    Our new series, Forgotten stories of football: Manchester United v Galatasaray, 1993 05/21/2020
    16:38
  60. 68.
    Therapy under lockdown: 'I’m just as terrified as my patients are' 05/18/2020
    20:18
  61. 69.
    Italian lessons: what we've learned from two months of home schooling 05/15/2020
    27:42
  62. 70.
    How the face mask became the world's most coveted commodity 05/11/2020
    40:15
  63. 71.
    ‘Feasting on fantasy’: my month of extreme immersion in Disney Plus 05/08/2020
    33:04
  64. 72.
    How coronavirus almost brought down the global financial system 05/04/2020
    42:51
  65. 73.
    The WHO v coronavirus: why it can't handle the pandemic 05/01/2020
    37:17
  66. 74.
    'The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope 04/27/2020
    28:27
  67. 75.
    Splendid isolation: how I stopped time by sitting in a forest for 24 hours 04/24/2020
    35:04
  68. 76.
    ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will coronavirus change the world? 04/20/2020
    34:52
  69. 77.
    Real estate for the apocalypse: my journey into a survival bunker 04/17/2020
    32:11
  70. 78.
    'It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking': inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine 04/13/2020
    41:14
  71. 79.
    Cod wars to food banks: how a Lancashire fishing town is hanging on 04/10/2020
    26:36
  72. 80.
    The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground 04/06/2020
    38:25
  73. 81.
    How the killing of an abusive father by his daughters fuelled Russia's culture wars 04/03/2020
    41:38
  74. 82.
    Was the Millennium Dome really so bad? The inside story of a (not so) total disaster 03/30/2020
    37:45
  75. 83.
    Golden Dawn: the rise and fall of Greece’s neo-Nazis 03/27/2020
    40:41
  76. 84.
    Why we need worst-case thinking to prevent pandemics 03/23/2020
    25:33
  77. 85.
    What Noma did next: how the ‘New Nordic’ is reshaping the food world 03/20/2020
    23:04
  78. 86.
    Question time: my life as a quiz obsessive 03/16/2020
    42:22
  79. 87.
    The end of farming? 03/13/2020
    34:36
  80. 88.
    Inside the mind of Dominic Cummings 03/09/2020
    31:36
  81. 89.
    How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket 03/06/2020
    35:28
  82. 90.
    Tampon wars: the battle to overthrow the Tampax empire 03/02/2020
    40:24
  83. 91.
    History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future 02/28/2020
    36:49
  84. 92.
    Magic moments: the indestructible appeal of easy listening radio 02/21/2020
    28:06
  85. 93.
    What I have learned from my suicidal patients 02/21/2020
    26:57
  86. 94.
    False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals? 02/17/2020
    29:09
  87. 95.
    Kudos, leaderboards, QOMs: how fitness app Strava became a religion 02/14/2020
    26:56
  88. 96.
    The weird magic of eiderdown 02/10/2020
    28:03
  89. 97.
    A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel 02/07/2020
    38:55
  90. 98.
    The Zaghari-Ratcliffes' ordeal: British arrogance, secret arms deals and Whitehall infighting 02/03/2020
    36:04
  91. 99.
    Bring up the bodies: the retired couple who find drowning victims 01/31/2020
    36:01
  92. 100.
    How the US helped create El Salvador’s bloody gang war 01/27/2020
    21:46
  93. 101.
    Freedom without constraints: how the US squandered its cold war victory 01/24/2020
    34:37
  94. 102.
    The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism 01/20/2020
    29:51
  95. 103.
    Why WeWork went wrong 01/17/2020
    27:22
  96. 104.
    Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change 01/13/2020
    26:48
  97. 105.
    ‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place 01/10/2020
    33:11
  98. 106.
    The age of perpetual crisis: how the 2010s disrupted everything but resolved nothing 01/06/2020
    34:37
  99. 107.
    The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox? 01/03/2020
    33:37
  100. 108.
    Best audio long reads of 2019: the Anthropocene epoch 12/30/2019
    38:31
  101. 109.
    Best audio long reads of 2019: my infant son’s struggle with food 12/27/2019
    49:27
  102. 110.
    Best audio long reads of 2019: Hand dryers v paper towels 12/23/2019
    39:15
  103. 111.
    ‘I've seen death in this city, but nothing as sad as this’: how a ferry disaster exposed the corruption devastating Iraq 12/20/2019
    32:45
  104. 112.
    People v mosquitos: what to do about our biggest killer 12/16/2019
    26:10
  105. 113.
    How the right’s radical thinktanks reshaped the Conservative party 12/11/2019
    37:51
  106. 114.
    The great American tax haven: why the super-rich love South Dakota 12/09/2019
    29:43
  107. 115.
    How our home delivery habit reshaped the world 12/06/2019
    38:40
  108. 116.
    How big tech is dragging us towards the next financial crash 12/02/2019
    32:50
  109. 117.
    Who is the real Dice Man? The elusive writer behind the disturbing cult novel 11/29/2019
    34:52
  110. 118.
    'A dizzying maze': how the UK immigration system is geared to reject 11/25/2019
    29:20
  111. 119.
    ‘Intimate terrorism’: how an abusive relationship led a young woman to kill her partner 11/22/2019
    47:29
  112. 120.
    How liberalism became ‘the god that failed’ in eastern Europe 11/18/2019
    24:14
  113. 121.
    Why do people hate vegans? 11/15/2019
    33:08
  114. 122.
    'A body drifted past the window': surviving the Ladbroke Grove train crash 11/11/2019
    27:24
  115. 123.
    The real David Attenborough 11/08/2019
    32:50
  116. 124.
    Collision course: why are cars killing more and more pedestrians? 11/04/2019
    35:22
  117. 125.
    Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels 11/01/2019
    52:05
  118. 126.
    Flour power: meet the bread heads baking a better loaf 10/28/2019
    32:37
  119. 127.
    ‘I’ve been here 50 years’: the EU citizens struggling for the right to stay in Britain 10/25/2019
    31:49
  120. 128.
    ‘The way universities are run is making us ill’: inside the student mental health crisis 10/21/2019
    29:28
  121. 129.
    The girl in the box: the mysterious crime that shocked Germany 10/18/2019
    42:15
  122. 130.
    Ship of horrors: life and death on the lawless high seas 10/14/2019
    27:06
  123. 131.
    The myth of Eurabia: how a far-right conspiracy theory went mainstream 10/11/2019
    29:16
  124. 132.
    Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more? 10/07/2019
    30:16
  125. 133.
    Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze 10/04/2019
    33:02
  126. 134.
    The cult of Columbine: how an obsession with school shooters led to a murder plot 09/30/2019
    36:13
  127. 135.
    Inside the bizarre, bungled raid on North Korea's Madrid embassy 09/27/2019
    40:11
  128. 136.
    Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman 09/23/2019
    35:22
  129. 137.
    The race to create a perfect lie detector, and the dangers of succeeding 09/20/2019
    32:00
  130. 138.
    The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media 09/16/2019
    27:12
  131. 139.
    Why it’s time to stop worrying about the decline of the English language 09/13/2019
    25:11
  132. 140.
    Justin Trudeau: the rise and fall of a political brand 09/09/2019
    38:34
  133. 141.
    The air conditioning trap: how cold air is heating the world 09/06/2019
    33:49
  134. 142.
    Is fair trade finished? 09/02/2019
    40:38
  135. 143.
    ‘Loud, obsessive, tribal’: the radicalisation of remain 08/30/2019
    40:36
  136. 144.
    How the media contributed to the migrant crisis 08/26/2019
    21:50
  137. 145.
    Speed kills: are police chases out of control? 08/23/2019
    52:50
  138. 146.
    From ball pits to water slides: the designer who changed children’s playgrounds for ever 08/19/2019
    24:43
  139. 147.
    Dying the Christian Science way: the horror of my father’s last days 08/16/2019
    38:14
  140. 148.
    Enslaved on a British cannabis farm: ‘The plants were more valuable than my life’ 08/12/2019
    33:29
  141. 149.
    Boar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities 08/09/2019
    40:08
  142. 150.
    How Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide 08/05/2019
    28:23
  143. 151.
    ‘State capture’: the corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa 08/02/2019
    41:30
  144. 152.
    The rise and fall of French cuisine 07/29/2019
    32:39
  145. 153.
    The new left economics: how a network of thinkers is transforming capitalism 07/26/2019
    40:05
  146. 154.
    Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour? 07/19/2019
    1:02:07
  147. 155.
    The invention of Essex: how a county became a caricature 07/12/2019
    39:31
  148. 156.
    The mindfulness conspiracy 07/08/2019
    33:22
  149. 157.
    El Chapo: what the rise and fall of the kingpin reveals about the war on drugs 07/05/2019
    40:03
  150. 158.
    Why parents are addicted to Calpol 06/28/2019
    27:17
  151. 159.
    'I wouldn't be the refugee, I'd be the girl who kicked ass': how taekwondo made me 06/21/2019
    29:29
  152. 160.
    The price of plenty: how beef changed America 06/17/2019
    32:38
  153. 161.
    ‘Socialism for the rich’: the evils of bad economics 06/14/2019
    26:25
  154. 162.
    The Anthropocene epoch: have we entered a new phase of planetary history? 06/10/2019
    37:52
  155. 163.
    ‘A zombie party’: the deepening crisis of conservatism 06/07/2019
    37:42
  156. 164.
    Building the Brexit party: how Nigel Farage copied Italy's digital populists 06/03/2019
    34:10
  157. 165.
    From The Archers to HBO: how Sally Wainwright conquered TV 05/31/2019
    29:46
  158. 166.
    Who killed the prime minister? The unsolved murder that still haunts Sweden 05/27/2019
    33:53
  159. 167.
    Blow up: how half a tonne of cocaine transformed the life of an island 05/24/2019
    27:20
  160. 168.
    How the news took over reality 05/20/2019
    35:18
  161. 169.
    Into the pharaoh's chamber: how I fell in love with ancient Egypt 05/17/2019
    36:27
  162. 170.
    Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries 05/13/2019
    35:56
  163. 171.
    The shocking rape trial that galvanised Spain’s feminists and the far right 05/10/2019
    43:09
  164. 172.
    Hand dryers v paper towels: the surprisingly dirty fight for the right to dry your hands 05/06/2019
    38:37
  165. 173.
    How to identify a body: the Marchioness disaster and my life in forensic pathology 05/03/2019
    26:05
  166. 174.
    ‘For five years we dreaded every meal’: my infant son’s struggle with food 04/26/2019
    47:45
  167. 175.
    China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority 04/22/2019
    27:39
  168. 176.
    ‘It’s genuine, you know?’: why the online influencer industry is going ‘authentic’ 04/19/2019
    43:28
  169. 177.
    Can we stop AI outsmarting humanity? 04/15/2019
    21:55
  170. 178.
    Smart talking: are our devices threatening our privacy? 04/12/2019
    23:28
  171. 179.
    Can the world quench China’s bottomless thirst for milk? 04/08/2019
    37:45
  172. 180.
    Why Israel is quietly cosying up to Gulf monarchies 04/05/2019
    39:24
  173. 181.
    Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions 04/03/2019
    26:39
  174. 182.
    How to move a masterpiece: the secret business of shipping priceless artworks 04/01/2019
    34:57
  175. 183.
    What animals can teach us about politics 03/25/2019
    28:19
  176. 184.
    How violent American vigilantes at the border led to Trump’s wall 03/22/2019
    41:34
  177. 185.
    The Aldi effect: how one discount supermarket transformed the way Britain shops 03/18/2019
    44:46
  178. 186.
    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth 03/15/2019
    32:14
  179. 187.
    Spain’s Watergate: inside the corruption scandal that changed a nation 03/11/2019
    42:37
  180. 188.
    How the world got hooked on palm oil 03/08/2019
    34:49
  181. 189.
    How the US has hidden its empire 03/04/2019
    25:01
  182. 190.
    How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected 03/01/2019
    51:08
  183. 191.
    The battle for the future of Stonehenge 02/25/2019
    35:30
  184. 192.
    The class pay gap: why it pays to be privileged 02/22/2019
    23:25
  185. 193.
    Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich 02/18/2019
    25:09
  186. 194.
    The Money Saving Expert: how Martin Lewis became the most trusted man in Britain 02/15/2019
    33:18
  187. 195.
    White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks 02/11/2019
    32:46
  188. 196.
    How a deluge of money nearly broke the Premier League 02/08/2019
    27:46
  189. 197.
    Rwanda’s Khashoggi: who killed the exiled spy chief? 02/04/2019
    40:25
  190. 198.
    Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far? 02/01/2019
    36:19
  191. 199.
    When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers 01/28/2019
    28:14
  192. 200.
    ‘We the people’: the battle to define populism 01/25/2019
    41:05

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