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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

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    • Society & Culture

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

    False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

    False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

    For decades, US law enforcement has used ‘forensic hypnosis’ to help solve crimes – yet despite growing evidence that it is junk science, this method is still being used to send people to death row. By Ariel Ramchandani. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 29 min
    Kudos, leaderboards, QOMs: how fitness app Strava became a religion

    Kudos, leaderboards, QOMs: how fitness app Strava became a religion

    The Strava app offers community, training data and motivation to millions of athletes. Even runners who dislike tech can’t bear to be without it. By Rose George. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 26 min
    The weird magic of eiderdown

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

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

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

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

    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 min

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