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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 end of tourism?

    The end of tourism?

    The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage? By Christopher de Bellaigue. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 40 min
    From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

    From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

    We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: Amid the mayhem that has turned parts of Karachi into no-go zones, reporters risk their lives to make sense of a crime wave that is virtually an insurgency. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min
    My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

    My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

    After losing four pregnancies, Jennie Agg set out to unravel the science of miscarriage. Then, a few months in, she found out she was pregnant again – just as the coronavirus pandemic hit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 37 min
    How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

    How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

    In the northern region of La Rioja, one medieval town has suffered a particularly deadly outbreak. And in such a tight-knit community, suspicion and recrimination can spread as fast as the virus. By Giles Tremlett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min
    From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

    From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

    We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2016: CBeebies isn’t just a channel, it’s a culture – and as a new parent you have little choice but to surrender to it. By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 27 min
    How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

    How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

    Hong Kong used to be seen as cautious, pragmatic and materialistic. But in the past year, an increasingly bold protest movement has transformed the city. Now, as Beijing tightens its grip, how much longer can the movement survive? By Tania Branigan and Lily Kuo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 37 min

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