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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

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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

    How to have better arguments online – podcast

    How to have better arguments online – podcast

    The troubled times we live in, and the rise of social media, have created an age of endless conflict. Rather than fearing or avoiding disagreement, we need to learn to do it well. By Ian Leslie. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 26 min
    Why we need to take bad sex more seriously – podcast

    Why we need to take bad sex more seriously – podcast

    Consent has been portrayed as the cure for all the ills of our sexual culture. But what if the injunction to ‘know what you want’ is another form of coercion? By Katherine Angel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 26 min
    From the archives: Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

    From the archives: Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

    We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific. By Mark O’Connell. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 41 min
    The student and the algorithm: how the exam results fiasco threatened one pupil’s future

    The student and the algorithm: how the exam results fiasco threatened one pupil’s future

    Josiah Elleston-Burrell had done everything to make his dream of studying architecture a reality. But, suddenly, in the summer of 2020, he found his fate was no longer in his hand. By Tom Lamont. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 45 min
    Damage: the silent forms of violence against women – podcast

    Damage: the silent forms of violence against women – podcast

    The most insidious kinds of violence are those that cannot be seen, because those with the power to inflict harm are blind to the consequences of their actions. By Jacqueline Rose. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 32 min
    From the archives: The fall of Saigon: witnessing the end of the Vietnam war

    From the archives: The fall of Saigon: witnessing the end of the Vietnam war

    We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week: In a special tribute to Martin Woollacott, the Guardian’s former foreign correspondent and foreign editor, who has died at the age of 81, Alan Rusbridger reflects on his fondest memories of Martin and how this ‘giant of journalism’ should be remembered. From 2015: North Vietnamese troops who marched into the capital on 30 April 1975. It marked the most crushing defeat in US military history. Four decades after he reported on these events for the Guardian, Martin Woollacott reflects upon what it meant for the future of both nations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Steve from Rossland ,

Enjoyable and informative

I just love the speaking style of the presenters. Always enjoyable and informative even when the subject is something I didn’t think I was interested in.

tessaaaaas ,

Perfect

My new favourite podcast. I wish the NYT would do this too.

Snooky11 ,

I love your readers and topics

Very engaging and current subjects. Always feel smarter after I listen! Keep it up.

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