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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

    Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals – podcast

    Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals – podcast

    Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker? By Charlotte Higgins. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 38 min
    Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain – podcast

    Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain – podcast

    Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic level. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 41 min
    From the archive: How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective – podcast

    From the archive: How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective – podcast

    We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 45 min
    The smooth compromise: how Obama’s iconography obscured his omissions – podcast

    The smooth compromise: how Obama’s iconography obscured his omissions – podcast

    A look back at the official photographs of Obama’s presidency shows his skill at conjuring a sense of pride and possibility – but today his victories seem narrow indeed. By Blair McClendon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 28 min
    When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money gamble scarred Appalachia – podcast

    When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money gamble scarred Appalachia – podcast

    Around the turn of the millennium, hedge fund investors put an audacious bet on coal mining in the US. The bet failed – but it was the workers and the environment that paid the price. By Evan Osnos. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 28 min
    From the archives: Inside China’s audacious global propaganda campaign – podcast

    From the archives: Inside China’s audacious global propaganda campaign – podcast

    We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition. By Louisa Lim and Julia Bergin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K 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.

lucy.jayne.frost ,

Revolt against liberalism

Interesting subject but delivered in a dull-as-dish-water manner unfortunately…

Ellie CT ,

Great stories, but please change narrator

Really well written and varied long read stories, but please change the narrator - why is she so nasal?

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