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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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    • 4.1 • 159 Ratings

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 contested legacy of the anti-fascist International Brigades

    The contested legacy of the anti-fascist International Brigades

    In the 1930s, thousands of men and women around the world enlisted to fight fascism in Spain. Many survivors went on to play a key role in the fight against the Nazis – but, in some cases, later became powerful servants of brutal regimes. By Giles Tremlett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 24 min
    From the archive: Political correctness and how the right invented a phantom enemy

    From the archive: Political correctness and how the right invented a phantom enemy

    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: For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s victory is its greatest triumph. By Moira Weigel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 39 min
    'I have been quiet for 50 years': standing up against sexual abuse at Celtic Boys Club

    'I have been quiet for 50 years': standing up against sexual abuse at Celtic Boys Club

    Many of the perpetrators have been jailed for their crimes. Now a number of survivors and their families claim that officials at Celtic knew about the sexual abuse and did nothing. By Henry McDonald. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 24 min
    China’s memory manipulators

    China’s memory manipulators

    The country’s rulers do not just suppress history, they recreate it to serve the present. They know that, in a communist state, change often starts when the past is challenged. By Ian Johnson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 27 min
    From the archives: An American drugs bust in west Africa

    From the archives: An American drugs bust in west Africa

    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: Using undercover agents, the DEA spent four years trying to bring down a cocaine trafficking gang in Liberia. Was the operation a triumph in the global war on drugs or a case of American overreach? By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 39 min
    Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

    Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

    As Chinese demand for pork grows and grows, traditional small-scale farms are being replaced by vast, AI-assisted operations that feel more like smartphone factories than bucolic countryside havens. By Xiaowei Wang. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

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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

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Robotic sounding narrator

Great context but can’t listen to the narrator

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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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