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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

    'Singing and dancing to their deaths': football’s forgotten tragedy

    'Singing and dancing to their deaths': football’s forgotten tragedy

    In 1971, an Old Firm derby at Ibrox ended with the death of 66 fans as they celebrated a late goal. John Hodgman survived the terrifying crush and, 50 years on, asks how Rangers avoided taking responsibility. By John Hodgman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 32 min
    From the archives: Total recall: the people who never forget

    From the archives: Total recall: the people who never forget

    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: An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory. By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 47 min
    The curse of 'white oil': electric vehicles' dirty secret

    The curse of 'white oil': electric vehicles' dirty secret

    The race is on to find a steady source of lithium, a key component in rechargeable electric car batteries. But while the EU focuses on emissions, the lithium gold rush threatens environmental damage on an industrial scale. By Oliver Balch.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 32 min
    'I just want to see the person I always saw in my head': the story of a face

    'I just want to see the person I always saw in my head': the story of a face

    How a trans woman found the surgery that could restore her sense of self. By Jenny Kleeman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 28 min
    From the archives: Why we fell for clean eating

    From the archives: Why we fell for clean eating

    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: The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 44 min
    How to be entitled: can Debrett’s help outsiders join Britain’s elite?

    How to be entitled: can Debrett’s help outsiders join Britain’s elite?

    The faithful chronicler of the aristocracy for 250 years is reinventing itself as an engine for social mobility, offering courses in manners and getting your foot in the door. Is this just snobbery rebranded? By Aida Edemariam. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min

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