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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

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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

Latest Episodes

The weird magic of eiderdown

In Iceland, the harvesting of these precious feathers has created a peculiar bond between human and duck. What can this unique relationship teach us? By Edward Posnett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

28 MIN1 w ago
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The weird magic of eiderdown

A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel

What links an eccentric Oxford classics don, billionaire US evangelicals, and a tiny, missing fragment of an ancient manuscript? Charlotte Higgins unravels a multimillion-dollar riddle. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

38 MIN1 w ago
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A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel

The Zaghari-Ratcliffes' ordeal: British arrogance, secret arms deals and Whitehall infighting

EWhile his wife suffers in an Iranian jail, Richard Ratcliffe fights on for her release. But he fears she cannot cope for much longer. By Patrick Wintour. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

36 MIN2 w ago
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The Zaghari-Ratcliffes' ordeal: British arrogance, secret arms deals and Whitehall infighting

Bring up the bodies: the retired couple who find drowning victims

Gene and Sandy Ralston are a married couple in their 70s, who also happen to be among North America’s leading experts at searching for the dead. By Doug Horner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

36 MIN2 w ago
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Bring up the bodies: the retired couple who find drowning victims

How the US helped create El Salvador’s bloody gang war

EThe story of El Salvador’s gang problem is a study in shortsighted thinking – and Donald Trump’s policies threaten to make a bad situation even worse. By William Wheeler. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

21 MIN3 w ago
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How the US helped create El Salvador’s bloody gang war

Freedom without constraints: how the US squandered its cold war victory

The US believed the American way of life was humankind’s ultimate destiny. But unrestrained greed has led to an era of injustice and division. By Andrew Bacevich. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

34 MIN3 w ago
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Freedom without constraints: how the US squandered its cold war victory

The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism

From the ‘KonMari method’ to Apple’s barely there design philosophy, we are forever being urged to declutter and simplify our lives. But does minimalism really make us any happier? By Kyle Chayka. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

29 MINJAN 20
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The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism

Why WeWork went wrong

The office-space startup took a tumble when investors tired of its messianic CEO and lack of profits. But why were its backers – the House of Saud among them – so keen to pour billions into it in the first place? By Matthew Zeitlin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

27 MINJAN 17
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Why WeWork went wrong

Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change

Hundreds of ski resorts now stand abandoned across the Alps. But some scientists believe they have found a way to keep snow on the ground – and that it could help vulnerable communities all over the world. By Simon Parkin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

26 MINJAN 13
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Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change

‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place

In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By Barbara Ehrenreich. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

33 MINJAN 10
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‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place

Latest Episodes

The weird magic of eiderdown

In Iceland, the harvesting of these precious feathers has created a peculiar bond between human and duck. What can this unique relationship teach us? By Edward Posnett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The weird magic of eiderdown

A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel

What links an eccentric Oxford classics don, billionaire US evangelicals, and a tiny, missing fragment of an ancient manuscript? Charlotte Higgins unravels a multimillion-dollar riddle. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel

The Zaghari-Ratcliffes' ordeal: British arrogance, secret arms deals and Whitehall infighting

EWhile his wife suffers in an Iranian jail, Richard Ratcliffe fights on for her release. But he fears she cannot cope for much longer. By Patrick Wintour. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Zaghari-Ratcliffes' ordeal: British arrogance, secret arms deals and Whitehall infighting

Bring up the bodies: the retired couple who find drowning victims

Gene and Sandy Ralston are a married couple in their 70s, who also happen to be among North America’s leading experts at searching for the dead. By Doug Horner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bring up the bodies: the retired couple who find drowning victims

How the US helped create El Salvador’s bloody gang war

EThe story of El Salvador’s gang problem is a study in shortsighted thinking – and Donald Trump’s policies threaten to make a bad situation even worse. By William Wheeler. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

21 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How the US helped create El Salvador’s bloody gang war

Freedom without constraints: how the US squandered its cold war victory

The US believed the American way of life was humankind’s ultimate destiny. But unrestrained greed has led to an era of injustice and division. By Andrew Bacevich. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

34 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Freedom without constraints: how the US squandered its cold war victory

The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism

From the ‘KonMari method’ to Apple’s barely there design philosophy, we are forever being urged to declutter and simplify our lives. But does minimalism really make us any happier? By Kyle Chayka. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

29 MINJAN 20
Comments
The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism

Why WeWork went wrong

The office-space startup took a tumble when investors tired of its messianic CEO and lack of profits. But why were its backers – the House of Saud among them – so keen to pour billions into it in the first place? By Matthew Zeitlin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

27 MINJAN 17
Comments
Why WeWork went wrong

Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change

Hundreds of ski resorts now stand abandoned across the Alps. But some scientists believe they have found a way to keep snow on the ground – and that it could help vulnerable communities all over the world. By Simon Parkin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

26 MINJAN 13
Comments
Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change

‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place

In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By Barbara Ehrenreich. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

33 MINJAN 10
Comments
‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place
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