250 episodes

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

The Audio Long Read The Guardian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 597 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

    ‘He was fast … he ran you right over’: what it’s like to get hit by an SUV

    ‘He was fast … he ran you right over’: what it’s like to get hit by an SUV

    One Thursday afternoon, I stepped out to cross a city street – and woke up in hospital with broken bones and a brain injury. After I recovered, I started looking into why so many drivers just don’t stop. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min
    How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels

    How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels

    In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    From the archive: China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

    From the archive: China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

    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 2019: Smartphones and the internet gave the Uighurs a sense of their own identity – but now the Chinese state is using technology to strip them of it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 31 min
    ‘Who remembers proper binmen?’ The nostalgia memes that help explain Britain today

    ‘Who remembers proper binmen?’ The nostalgia memes that help explain Britain today

    Idealising the past is nothing new, but there is something peculiarly revealing about the way a certain generation of Facebook users look back fondly on tougher times. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 34 min
    Are we really prisoners of geography?

    Are we really prisoners of geography?

    A wave of bestselling authors claim that global affairs are still ultimately governed by the immutable facts of geography – mountains, oceans, rivers, resources. But the world has changed more than they realise. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 39 min
    From the archive: How I let drinking take over my life

    From the archive: How I let drinking take over my life

    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: Five years after his last taste of alcohol, William Leith tries to understand its powerful magic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
597 Ratings

597 Ratings

5762097632 ,

Great with a few issues

Often the stories are great!! Agree with other reviews that narration should be British, American accents are easy to find elsewhere. Also agree with major volume control issues of the intro chimes and ads- these make it hard to listen to while trying to relax. Otherwise great!

StarSharon ,

My favorite podcasts

I love listening to the diverse, well written articles about so many subjects and the voice readers use calming voices, so it's very relaxing to listen. I've found highly informative episodes and learned so much. I love the long dive into the subject matter.

hi from athens ga ,

Can the (canned) music

I’m not crazy about the new stock music and “funny” sound effects. They are annoying and distracting. The content stands on its own without help!

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