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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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    • Society & Culture

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

    The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism

    The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism

    From the ‘KonMari method’ to Apple’s barely there design philosophy, we are forever being urged to declutter and simplify our lives. But does minimalism really make us any happier? By Kyle Chayka. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 29 min
    Why WeWork went wrong

    Why WeWork went wrong

    The office-space startup took a tumble when investors tired of its messianic CEO and lack of profits. But why were its backers – the House of Saud among them – so keen to pour billions into it in the first place? By Matthew Zeitlin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 27 min
    Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change

    Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change

    Hundreds of ski resorts now stand abandoned across the Alps. But some scientists believe they have found a way to keep snow on the ground – and that it could help vulnerable communities all over the world. By Simon Parkin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 26 min
    ‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place

    ‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place

    In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By Barbara Ehrenreich. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 33 min
    The age of perpetual crisis: how the 2010s disrupted everything but resolved nothing

    The age of perpetual crisis: how the 2010s disrupted everything but resolved nothing

    In an era of bewildering upheaval, how will the past decade be remembered? By Andy Beckett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox?

    The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox?

    Three years after the MP’s murder, many questions remain unanswered. By Kester Aspden. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 33 min

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