The Audio Long Read

By The Guardian

The Audio Long Read 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.
    ‘I pleaded for help. No one wrote back’: the pain of watching my country fall to the Taliban – podcast
    26:51
  2. 2.
    Pinker’s progress: the celebrity scientist at the centre of the culture wars – podcast
    49:09
  3. 3.
    From the archives: How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today – podcast
    29:40
  4. 4.
    Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals – podcast
    38:53
  5. 5.
    Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain – podcast
    41:12
  6. 6.
    From the archive: How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective – podcast
    45:36
  7. 7.
    The smooth compromise: how Obama’s iconography obscured his omissions – podcast
    28:22
  8. 8.
    When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money gamble scarred Appalachia – podcast
    28:34
  1. 9.
    From the archives: Inside China’s audacious global propaganda campaign – podcast
    47:45
  2. 10.
    Has a lone Palestinian aid worker been falsely accused of the biggest aid money heist in history?
    45:02
  3. 11.
    From Lagos to Winchester: how a divisive Nigerian pastor built a global following
    35:34
  4. 12.
    From the archives: The father who went undercover to find his son’s killers – podcast
    45:39
  5. 13.
    The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship – podcast
    37:59
  6. 14.
    Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) – podcast
    28:58
  7. 15.
    From the archive: The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry – podcast
    35:37
  8. 16.
    The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be – podcast
    23:47
  9. 17.
    How the US created a world of endless war
    32:26
  10. 18.
    From the archive: Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror?
    46:52
  11. 19.
    The unravelling of a conspiracy: were the 16 charged with plotting to kill India’s prime minister framed? – podcast
    35:10
  12. 20.
    A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness – podcast
    29:28
  13. 21.
    From the archives: Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – podcast
    48:01
  14. 22.
    The last humanist: how Paul Gilroy became the most vital guide to our age of crisis – podcast
    50:43
  15. 23.
    The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport – podcast
    30:15
  16. 24.
    From the archives: John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician – podcast
    41:06
  17. 25.
    Man v food: is lab-grown meat really going to solve our nasty agriculture problem? – podcast
    28:57
  18. 26.
    ‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Irish republicans are not giving up – podcast
    46:31
  19. 27.
    From the archive: Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast
    33:38
  20. 28.
    Safe space: the cosmic importance of planetary quarantine – podcast
    32:35
  21. 29.
    The revolt against liberalism: what’s driving Poland and Hungary’s nativist turn? – podcast
    31:50
  22. 30.
    From the archives: Perfect prams for perfect parents: the rise of the bougie buggy – podcast
    31:02
  23. 31.
    The toppling of Saddam’s statue: how the US military made a myth
    32:44
  24. 32.
    The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine? – podcast
    27:51
  25. 33.
    From the archives: How many murders can a police informer get away with? – podcast
    42:10
  26. 34.
    No cults, no politics, no ghouls: how China censors the video game world – podcast
    37:42
  27. 35.
    ‘A lesson in loss, humility and absurdity’: how rhythmic gymnastics took over my childhood – podcast
    31:33
  28. 36.
    From the archive: Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? – podcast
    43:00
  29. 37.
    Inside the mind of a murderer: the power and limits of forensic psychiatry – podcast
    27:37
  30. 38.
    Illusions of empire: Amartya Sen on what British rule really did for India – podcast
    29:12
  31. 39.
    From the archives: The life and death of Homaro Cantu, the genius chef who wanted to change the world
    33:49
  32. 40.
    Did Brazil’s evangelical superstar have her husband killed? – podcast
    52:22
  33. 41.
    Why every single statue should come down – podcast
    28:55
  34. 42.
    From the archives: Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram – podcast
    31:57
  35. 43.
    The elephant vanishes: how a circus family went on the run – podcast
    33:04
  36. 44.
    ‘This was our music, and our conscience’: how I fell in love with French hip-hop – podcast
    27:56
  37. 45.
    From the archives: How much is an hour worth? The war over the minimum wage – podcast
    45:04
  38. 46.
    The empty office: what we lose when we work from home – podcast
    33:53
  39. 47.
    From the archives: Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice? – podcast
    37:08
  40. 48.
    The secret deportations: how Britain betrayed the Chinese men who served the country in the war
    43:52
  41. 49.
    Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? – podcast
    30:00
  42. 50.
    From the archive: ‘Kill them, kill them, kill them’: the volunteer army plotting to wipe out Britain’s grey squirrels
    42:19

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