300 episodes

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

The Audio Long Read The Guardian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 1.6K Ratings

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

    Guatemala’s baby brokers: how thousands of children were stolen for adoption

    Guatemala’s baby brokers: how thousands of children were stolen for adoption

    From the 1960s, baby brokers persuaded often Indigenous Mayan women to give up newborns while kidnappers ‘disappeared’ babies. Now, international adoption is being called out as a way of covering up war crimes. By Rachel Nolan. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 32 min
    From the archive: Trump’s useful thugs: how the Republican party offered a home to the Proud Boys

    From the archive: Trump’s useful thugs: how the Republican party offered a home to the Proud Boys

    We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2021: Early in Trump’s presidency, emboldened neo-Nazi and fascist groups came out into the open but were met with widespread revulsion. So the tactics of the far right changed, becoming more insidious – and much more successful. By Brendan O’Connor. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    After I was assaulted, I posted a photo of my injuries. The reaction I craved was not pity, but anger

    After I was assaulted, I posted a photo of my injuries. The reaction I craved was not pity, but anger

    Going public after I was attacked was hard, but it helped me overcome the shame that so many victims feel. By Rena Effendi. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 28 min
    ‘Super cute please like’: the unstoppable rise of Shein

    ‘Super cute please like’: the unstoppable rise of Shein

    It is taking fast fashion to ever faster and ever cheaper extremes, and making billions from it. Why is the whole world shopping at Shein? By Nicole Lipman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 37 min
    From the archive: The evolution of Steve Albini: ‘If the dumbest person is on your side, you’re on the wrong side’

    From the archive: The evolution of Steve Albini: ‘If the dumbest person is on your side, you’re on the wrong side’

    We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2023: Steve Albini was long synonymous with the indie underground, playing in revered bands and recording albums by the Pixies, PJ Harvey and Nirvana. He also often seemed determined to offend as many people as possible. What led him to reassess his past? By Jeremy Gordon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 45 min
    ‘A new abyss’: Gaza and the hundred years’ war on Palestine

    ‘A new abyss’: Gaza and the hundred years’ war on Palestine

    While much has changed since 7 October, the horrific events of the past six months are not unique, and do not stand outside history. By Rashid Khalidi. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Cool fool stool pool ,

Depth of reporting second to none

Deeply researched and brilliantly told stories

tonkei ,

Man v food (30/08/2021)

Same old issue, from the same perspective.
If this was new to the guardian & it’s readers then perhaps 4 of 5 stars. But there’s nothing to learn here, as the guardian has been (rightly) shining a light on the industry for decades.

So, how about looking at the issue from a local perspective? The UK meat industry is no where near as horrifying as the US, it’s even better than the EU standards!

It’d be good to hear a balanced look rather than only looking at an issue from a North American lens. 🤦🏻‍♂️

lorna1809 ,

AI generated voice

I have really enjoyed this podcast, but can no longer listen due to the episodes being read by AWFUL artificially generated voices. It sounds terrible and distracts so much from the writing. The episodes now sound like lazy YouTube ads rather than talented journalism.

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