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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

    Traffic wars: who will win the battle for city streets? – podcast

    Traffic wars: who will win the battle for city streets? – podcast

    Radical new plans to reduce traffic and limit our dependence on cars have sparked bitter conflict. As legal challenges escalate, will Britain’s great traffic experiment be shut down before we have time to see the benefits? By Niamh McIntyre. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 29 min
    From the archive: Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad

    From the archive: Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad

    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 2016: How did a substance that falls from the air, springs from the earth and comes out of your tap become a hyperactive multibillion-dollar business? By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 38 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

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.

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.

Sharron Lovell ,

Great show terrible choice of narrator

Flat narration that rarely seems a good match for the authors

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