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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

    Cold comfort: how cold water swimming cured my broken heart – podcast

    Cold comfort: how cold water swimming cured my broken heart – podcast

    After a painful breakup and the death of her father, one writer retreated to the coast of Brittany in winter where she tested the powerful effects of a daily swim in the icy sea. By Wendell Steavenson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min
    From the archives: Why I’m suing over my dream internship – podcast

    From the archives: Why I’m suing over my dream internship – podcast

    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: It’s time to end a system that excludes the less privileged from the arts, media and politics. By Amalia Illgner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 33 min
    How western travel influencers got tangled up in Pakistan's politics

    How western travel influencers got tangled up in Pakistan's politics

    Travel bloggers have flocked to Pakistan in recent years – but have some of them become too close to the authorities? By Samira Shackle. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 42 min
    ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe – podcast

    ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe – podcast

    It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain. By Arundhati Roy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 36 min
    From the archive special: CP Scott’s centenary essay – podcast

    From the archive special: CP Scott’s centenary essay – podcast

    This year marks a very special moment in the history of the Guardian. It is 200 years since the first incarnation of the newpaper, a four-page weekly, first appeared in Manchester. In honour of this we have dug very deep into our archive to bring you a piece from 100 years ago. In May 1921, the great Manchester Guardian editor CP Scott wrote a leading article to mark the centenary of the paper. The essay, published under the headline “A Hundred Years”, is still recognised around the world as the blueprint for independent journalism. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 14 min
    Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine – podcast

    Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine – podcast

    Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems? By Laura Parker. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

Peetimu ,

A great way to access real, good quality journalism

I’ve listened to some great stories of a very high quality. Really appreciate accessing proper journalism at its best, most eloquent and entertaining.

rtc44 ,

Excellent

Why is that the NHS assumes you want to prolong the suffering of your life without question. I certainly won’t want to keep going based on someone else thinking it’s the best option. An enjoyable listen.

Katie Bernstein ,

Episode: Footballs Forgotten Tragedy - excellent!

Really enjoyed listening to this episode, I thought the narrator (Graeme Rooney) had a brilliant natural read, I hope he’s used on other episodes as I’ll definitely listen again. A really interesting story.

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