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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

The Guardian

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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

The Guardian

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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

From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: Amid the mayhem that has turned parts of Karachi into no-go zones, reporters risk their lives to make sense of a crime wave that is virtually an insurgency. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

35 MIN12 h ago
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From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

EAfter losing four pregnancies, Jennie Agg set out to unravel the science of miscarriage. Then, a few months in, she found out she was pregnant again – just as the coronavirus pandemic hit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

37 MIN2 d ago
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My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

In the northern region of La Rioja, one medieval town has suffered a particularly deadly outbreak. And in such a tight-knit community, suspicion and recrimination can spread as fast as the virus. By Giles Tremlett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

30 MIN5 d ago
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How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2016: CBeebies isn’t just a channel, it’s a culture – and as a new parent you have little choice but to surrender to it. By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

27 MIN1 w ago
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From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

Hong Kong used to be seen as cautious, pragmatic and materialistic. But in the past year, an increasingly bold protest movement has transformed the city. Now, as Beijing tightens its grip, how much longer can the movement survive? By Tania Branigan and Lily Kuo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

39 MIN1 w ago
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How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

The power of crowds

Even before the pandemic, mass gatherings were under threat from draconian laws and corporate seizure of public space. Yet history shows that the crowd always finds a way to return. By Dan Hancox. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

34 MIN1 w ago
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The power of crowds

From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

EWe are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: Myles Jackman is on a mission to change Britain’s obscenity laws. For him, it’s more than a job – it’s a moral calling. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

53 MIN2 w ago
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From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

What black America means to Europe

EMany have attempted to claim that ‘things are better here’ for black people than in the US. This ignores both Europe’s colonial past and its own racist present. By Gary Younge. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

23 MIN2 w ago
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What black America means to Europe

The man in the iron lung

When he was six, Paul Alexander contracted polio and was paralysed for life. Today he is 74, and one of the last people in the world still using an iron lung. But after surviving one deadly outbreak, he did not expect to find himself threatened by another. By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

36 MIN2 w ago
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The man in the iron lung

From the archives: The gangsters on England's doorstep

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This time we revisit Felicity Lawrence’s 2016 report on the exploitation of migrant labour in the UK: In the bleak flatlands of East Anglia, workers are controlled by criminal gangs, and some are forced to commit crimes to pay off their debts. This is what happens when cheap labour is our only priority. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

44 MIN3 w ago
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From the archives: The gangsters on England's doorstep

Latest Episodes

From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: Amid the mayhem that has turned parts of Karachi into no-go zones, reporters risk their lives to make sense of a crime wave that is virtually an insurgency. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

35 MIN12 h ago
Comments
From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

EAfter losing four pregnancies, Jennie Agg set out to unravel the science of miscarriage. Then, a few months in, she found out she was pregnant again – just as the coronavirus pandemic hit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

37 MIN2 d ago
Comments
My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

In the northern region of La Rioja, one medieval town has suffered a particularly deadly outbreak. And in such a tight-knit community, suspicion and recrimination can spread as fast as the virus. By Giles Tremlett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

30 MIN5 d ago
Comments
How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2016: CBeebies isn’t just a channel, it’s a culture – and as a new parent you have little choice but to surrender to it. By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

Hong Kong used to be seen as cautious, pragmatic and materialistic. But in the past year, an increasingly bold protest movement has transformed the city. Now, as Beijing tightens its grip, how much longer can the movement survive? By Tania Branigan and Lily Kuo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

39 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

The power of crowds

Even before the pandemic, mass gatherings were under threat from draconian laws and corporate seizure of public space. Yet history shows that the crowd always finds a way to return. By Dan Hancox. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

34 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The power of crowds

From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

EWe are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: Myles Jackman is on a mission to change Britain’s obscenity laws. For him, it’s more than a job – it’s a moral calling. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

53 MIN2 w ago
Comments
From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

What black America means to Europe

EMany have attempted to claim that ‘things are better here’ for black people than in the US. This ignores both Europe’s colonial past and its own racist present. By Gary Younge. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
What black America means to Europe

The man in the iron lung

When he was six, Paul Alexander contracted polio and was paralysed for life. Today he is 74, and one of the last people in the world still using an iron lung. But after surviving one deadly outbreak, he did not expect to find himself threatened by another. By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The man in the iron lung

From the archives: The gangsters on England's doorstep

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This time we revisit Felicity Lawrence’s 2016 report on the exploitation of migrant labour in the UK: In the bleak flatlands of East Anglia, workers are controlled by criminal gangs, and some are forced to commit crimes to pay off their debts. This is what happens when cheap labour is our only priority. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

44 MIN3 w ago
Comments
From the archives: The gangsters on England's doorstep
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