221 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
    • 4.1 • 184 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

    Unboxing, bad baby and evil Santa: how YouTube got swamped with creepy content for kids

    Unboxing, bad baby and evil Santa: how YouTube got swamped with creepy content for kids

    When children first started flocking to YouTube, some seriously strange stuff started to appear – and after much outcry, the company found itself scrambling to fix the problem. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min
    From the archive: ‘State capture’: the corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa

    From the archive: ‘State capture’: the corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa

    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 2019: Gavin Watson was a hero of the struggle against apartheid. But this once-powerful businessman is now caught up in a sweeping inquiry that goes to the heart of how a nation is run. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 46 min
    ‘Farmed’: why were so many Black children fostered by white families in the UK?

    ‘Farmed’: why were so many Black children fostered by white families in the UK?

    From the 1950s, thousands of children of African parents were happily fostered by white British families. But for some, the well-intentioned plan was deeply damaging. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 31 min
    Can I Tell You a Secret: episode one of a new podcast

    Can I Tell You a Secret: episode one of a new podcast

    In this new six-episode podcast, Guardian journalist Sirin Kale investigates the story of a cyberstalker who terrified people in his hometown and beyond for over a decade. Episode one begins in his hometown, Northwich, where Sirin meets some of his earliest victims - Andrea Yuile, Amber and Amy Bailey. They tell us how he infiltrated their lives and talk about the horrendous fallout of what he did.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    Saviour or wrecker? The truth about the Treasury

    Saviour or wrecker? The truth about the Treasury

    It’s true that the UK Treasury thrives under the pressure of a crisis, from the 2007 financial crash to the Covid pandemic – but is its self-hyped reputation as the bedrock of government stability really deserved?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 33 min
    From the archive – Poles apart: the bitter conflict over a nation’s communist history

    From the archive – Poles apart: the bitter conflict over a nation’s communist history

    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: Many Polish people remember Soviet soldiers saving them from Nazi occupation. But a growing number are rejecting that narrative, and the monuments that come with it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Ntf1239 ,

Enjoyable but narrators can be hard to listen to

I enjoy these but having America narrators read a British newspaper and particularly British articles is jarring

podworks ,

Robotic sounding narrator

Great context but can’t listen to the narrator

Mallory Name Taken 123445 ,

Some narrators are unclear

At least one of the narrators speaks quickly and with clipped words. You can reduce the payback speed to 1/2, but it’s even worse that way.

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