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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

    'Mama Boko Haram': one woman's extraordinary mission to rescue 'her boys' from terrorism

    'Mama Boko Haram': one woman's extraordinary mission to rescue 'her boys' from terrorism

    Aisha Wakil knew many of Boko Haram’s fighters as children. Now she uses those ties to broker peace deals, mediate hostage negotiations and convince militants to put down their weapons – but as the violence escalates, her task is becoming impossible. By Chika Oduah. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 33 min
    How Nespresso's coffee revolution got ground down

    How Nespresso's coffee revolution got ground down

    Nestlé’s sleek, chic capsule system changed the way we drink coffee. But in an age when everyone’s a coffee snob and waste is wickedness, can it survive? By Ed Cumming. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 36 min
    From the archives: The man who was caged in a zoo

    From the archives: The man who was caged in a zoo

    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: Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo in 1904 and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 39 min
    How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

    How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

    For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi’s BJP is remaking the nation into one where some people count as more Indian than others. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 39 min
    What's wrong with WhatsApp

    What's wrong with WhatsApp

    As social media has become more inhospitable, the appeal of private online groups has grown. But they hold their own dangers – to those both inside and out. By William Davies. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 32 min
    From the archives: The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed

    From the archives: The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed

    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, from 2015: Kevin Wheatcroft has quietly amassed the world’s largest collection of Nazi memorabilia. Now he wants to share it with the world. What is behind this dark obsession?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 36 min

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