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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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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

    'The way we get through this is together': the rise of mutual aid under coronavirus

    'The way we get through this is together': the rise of mutual aid under coronavirus

    Amid this unfolding disaster, we have seen countless acts of kindness and solidarity. It’s this spirit of generosity that will help guide us out of this crisis and into a better future. By Rebecca Solnit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min
    From the archives: Gary Younge: Farewell to America

    From the archives: Gary Younge: Farewell to America

    For the next couple of months we will be raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week’s article: In 2015, after 12 years living in the US, Gary Younge was preparing to depart, amid another eruption of the country’s racial tensions. As we hear in Gary’s new introduction - which was recorded in January 2020 - half a decade later, this piece remains as grimly relevant as ever.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 38 min
    Can computers ever replace the classroom?

    Can computers ever replace the classroom?

    With millions of children shut out of schools worldwide, tech evangelists claim now is the time for AI education. But as the technology’s power grows, so too do the dangers that come with it. By Alex Beard. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min
    The sound of icebergs melting: my journey into the Antarctic

    The sound of icebergs melting: my journey into the Antarctic

    Not long after Antarctica recorded some its highest-ever temperatures, I joined a group of scientists studying how human activity is transforming the continent. It wasn’t what we saw that was most astonishing – but what we heard. By Jonathan Watts. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min
    From the archives: The death and life of the great British pub

    From the archives: The death and life of the great British pub

    For the next couple of months we will be raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. First up is Tom Lamont’s 2015 account of one London pub’s fight for survival: Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 1 hr 6 min
    'The past six weeks have been unlike anything I’ve known': a GP on how the pandemic has changed his work

    'The past six weeks have been unlike anything I’ve known': a GP on how the pandemic has changed his work

    Following his previous in-depth account of the early days of the outbreak, Edinburgh GP Gavin Francis reports on how he and his practice have dealt with the escalating crisis since lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min

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