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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

The Audio Long Read The Guardian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 293 Ratings

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

    From low-level drug dealer to human trafficker: are modern slavery laws catching the wrong people?

    From low-level drug dealer to human trafficker: are modern slavery laws catching the wrong people?

    When I heard that a boy from my primary school had been convicted of trafficking, I had to find out what had happened to make him fall so far. By Francisco Garcia. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 38 min
    From the archive: How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

    From the archive: How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

    We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2021: Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. By Mark Gevisser. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 39 min
    ‘Ryan Reynolds never had to deal with this’: the slow death and (possible) rebirth of Southend United

    ‘Ryan Reynolds never had to deal with this’: the slow death and (possible) rebirth of Southend United

    In 20 years, this Essex club has tumbled down the leagues and seen its ground fall apart. Is a revival finally coming – or will hopes be dashed again? By Tim Burrows. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 45 min
    César Aira’s unreal magic: how the eccentric author took over Latin American literature

    César Aira’s unreal magic: how the eccentric author took over Latin American literature

    He has published more than 100 novels, gives his work away, and his surrealist books have a massive cult following. Now Argentina’s favourite rule-breaker is tipped for the Nobel prize. By Alejandro Chacoff. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min
    From the archive: ‘The Silicon Valley of turf’: how the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football

    From the archive: ‘The Silicon Valley of turf’: how the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football

    We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2021: They used to look like quagmires, ice rinks or dustbowls, depending on the time of year. But as big money entered football, pristine pitches became crucial to the sport’s image – and groundskeepers became stars. By William Ralston. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min
    Mother trees and socialist forests: is the ‘wood-wide web’ a fantasy?

    Mother trees and socialist forests: is the ‘wood-wide web’ a fantasy?

    In the past 10 years the idea that trees communicate with and look after each other has gained widespread currency. But have these claims outstripped the evidence? By Daniel Immerwahr. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

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Essential listening

Trams facial surgery, a stunningly insightful, careful insight into the conflicted identities of trans oriole: intelligent, but deeply caring albeit restricted due to costs. A must listen for understand of other’s struggles.

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used to be my fav podcast

I listened for years and was great but now everything says it’s “from the archive” please give me new content

inquisito65 ,

More new content needed

For long time listeners there’s a little too much ‘From the archive’ and not enough new content.

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