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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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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 the US created a world of endless war

    How the US created a world of endless war

    In 2008, many of Barack Obama’s supporters hoped he would bring the global war on terror to a close. Instead, he expanded it – and his successors have done nothing to change course. By Samuel Moyn. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 32 min
    From the archive: Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror?

    From the archive: Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror?

    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: Saifullah Paracha, the oldest prisoner in Guantánamo Bay, will probably die in detention without ever being charged. His son is currently in a US prison. Both have been in custody for almost 15 years, accused of aiding al-Qaida. But did they? By Saba Imtiaz. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 46 min
    The unravelling of a conspiracy: were the 16 charged with plotting to kill India’s prime minister framed? – podcast

    The unravelling of a conspiracy: were the 16 charged with plotting to kill India’s prime minister framed? – podcast

    In 2018, Indian police claimed to have uncovered a shocking plan to bring down the government. But there is mounting evidence that the initial conspiracy was a fiction – and the accused are victims of an elaborate plot. By Siddhartha Deb. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 35 min
    A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness – podcast

    A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness – podcast

    The creators of the Aibo robot dog say it has ‘real emotions and instinct’. This may seem over the top, but is it? In today’s AI universe, all the eternal questions have become engineering problems. By Meghan O’Gieblyn. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 29 min
    From the archives: Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – podcast

    From the archives: Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – podcast

    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 2017: The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times? By Andy Beckett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 48 min
    The last humanist: how Paul Gilroy became the most vital guide to our age of crisis – podcast

    The last humanist: how Paul Gilroy became the most vital guide to our age of crisis – podcast

    One of Britain’s most influential scholars has spent a lifetime trying to convince people to take race and racism seriously. Are we finally ready to listen? By Yohann Koshy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

    • 50 min

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