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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

    From the archive: 'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

    From the archive: 'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

    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: Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on. By Alex Blasdel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 41 min
    Brazilian butt lift: behind the world's most dangerous cosmetic surgery – podcast

    Brazilian butt lift: behind the world's most dangerous cosmetic surgery – podcast

    The BBL is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery in the world, despite the mounting number of deaths resulting from the procedure. What is driving its astonishing rise? By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 36 min
    Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat

    Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat

    Few places have seen such turbocharged luxury development as Nine Elms on the London riverside. So why are prices tumbling, investors melting away and promises turning to dust? By Oliver Wainwright. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 27 min
    From the archives: The race to build the world’s first sex robot

    From the archives: The race to build the world’s first sex robot

    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 2017: The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no. By Jenny Kleeman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 42 min
    ‘A managerial Mephistopheles’: inside the mind of Jeff Bezos

    ‘A managerial Mephistopheles’: inside the mind of Jeff Bezos

    The Amazon founder’s relentless quest for ‘customer ecstasy’ made him one of the world’s richest people – now he’s looking to the unlimited resources of space. Is he the genius our age of consumerism deserves? By Mark O’Connell. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 38 min
    One drug dealer, two corrupt cops and a risky FBI sting

    One drug dealer, two corrupt cops and a risky FBI sting

    Davon Mayer was a smalltime dealer in west Baltimore who made an illicit deal with local police. When they turned on him, he decided to get out – but escaping that life would not prove as easy as falling into it. By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min

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