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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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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

    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
    The power of crowds

    The power of crowds

    Even before the pandemic, mass gatherings were under threat from draconian laws and corporate seizure of public space. Yet history shows that the crowd always finds a way to return. By Dan Hancox. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

    From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

    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: Myles Jackman is on a mission to change Britain’s obscenity laws. For him, it’s more than a job – it’s a moral calling. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 53 min
    What black America means to Europe

    What black America means to Europe

    Many have attempted to claim that ‘things are better here’ for black people than in the US. This ignores both Europe’s colonial past and its own racist present. By Gary Younge. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 23 min

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