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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

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    • 4.3 • 103 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

    How two BBC journalists risked their jobs to reveal the truth about Jimmy Savile

    How two BBC journalists risked their jobs to reveal the truth about Jimmy Savile

    Listening to the women who alleged abuse, and fighting to get their stories heard, helped change the treatment of victims by the media and the justice system. By Poppy Sebag-Montefiore. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 41 min
    From the archive: ‘London Bridge is down’, the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death – podcast

    From the archive: ‘London Bridge is down’, the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death – podcast

    We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. From 2017: She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan. By Sam Knight. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 45 min
    Why progressive gestures from big business aren’t just useless, they’re dangerous

    Why progressive gestures from big business aren’t just useless, they’re dangerous

    From climate crisis to anti-racism, more and more corporations are taking a stand. But if it’s only done because it’s good for business, the fires will keep on burning. By Carl Rhodes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 27 min
    Has Covid ended the neoliberal era?

    Has Covid ended the neoliberal era?

    The year 2020 exposed the risks and weaknesses of the market-driven global system like never before. It’s hard to avoid the sense that a turning point has been reached. By Adam Tooze. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    From the archive: BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate

    From the archive: BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate

    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: Israel sees the international boycott campaign as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Palestinians regard it as their last resort. By Nathan Thrall. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Leave no trace: how a teenage hacker lost himself online – podcast

    Leave no trace: how a teenage hacker lost himself online – podcast

    Edwin Robbe had a troubled life, but found excitement and purpose by joining an audacious community of hackers. Then the real world caught up with his online activities. By Huib Modderkolk. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

podcastfan007007 ,

Get rid of whiny North American voices!

Great stories, but for audio stuff the narrator is obviously key. There were several stories I really want to listen to but the high-pitched nasal whine of the North Americans reading was just too unbearable.

Unsubsribed ,

Content warning needed!

Just tried to listen to the new episode on slavery. I wish it had come with a warning for its stomach churning content. Please can you put warnings up when an episode contains disturbing content? I wasn’t expecting it to be an episode full of rainbows and unicorns but some advance warning would have been appreciated.

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