The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

Sinopsis

The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the  Guardians long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.

Episodios

  •  Bild, Merkel and the culture wars: the inside story of Germany’s biggest tabloid- podcast

    Bild, Merkel and the culture wars: the inside story of Germany’s biggest tabloid- podcast

    10/08/2020 Duración: 39min

    The newspaper Bild has long poured vitriol on the country’s left-wingers and ‘do gooders’. But now it has a new target: the chancellor. By Thomas Meaney. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  It’s a place where they try to destroy you: why concentration camps are still with us

    'It’s a place where they try to destroy you': why concentration camps are still with us

    07/08/2020 Duración: 33min

    Mass internment camps did not begin or end with the Nazis – today they are everywhere from China to Europe to the US. How can we stop their spread? By Daniel Trilling. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  From the archives – Ceausescu’s children: life in a Romanian orphanage

    From the archives – Ceausescu’s children: life in a Romanian orphanage

    05/08/2020 Duración: 39min

    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: Romania’s orphanages shocked the world when they were first exposed in 1989. But what happened to the children left behind? Vişinel Balan, now 27, tells his story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Mama Boko Haram: one womans extraordinary mission to rescue her boys from terrorism

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

    03/08/2020 Duración: 33min

    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

  •  How Nespressos coffee revolution got ground down

    How Nespresso's coffee revolution got ground down

    31/07/2020 Duración: 36min

    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

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

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

    29/07/2020 Duración: 39min

    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

  •  How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

    How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

    27/07/2020 Duración: 39min

    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

  •  Whats wrong with WhatsApp

    What's wrong with WhatsApp

    24/07/2020 Duración: 32min

    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

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

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

    22/07/2020 Duración: 36min

    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

  •  A chain of stupidity: the Skripal case and the decline of Russias spy agencies

    'A chain of stupidity': the Skripal case and the decline of Russia's spy agencies

    20/07/2020 Duración: 35min

    The unmasking of the Salisbury poisoning suspects by a new digital journalism outfit was an embarrassment for Putin – and evidence that Russian spies are not what they once were. By Luke Harding. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Party and protest: the radical history of gay liberation, Stonewall and Pride

    Party and protest: the radical history of gay liberation, Stonewall and Pride

    17/07/2020 Duración: 40min

    A police raid on a gay bar in New York led to the birth of the Pride movement half a century ago – but the fight for LGBTQ+ rights goes back much further than that. By Huw Lemmey. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  From the archives: Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

    From the archives: Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

    15/07/2020 Duración: 36min

    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: A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  You have to take action: one hospital cleaner’s journey through the pandemic

    'You have to take action': one hospital cleaner’s journey through the pandemic

    13/07/2020 Duración: 38min

    After years of outsourcing, many essential staff work for the NHS without receiving its benefits. In one London hospital, the fight is on for a better deal. By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  The end of tourism?

    The end of tourism?

    10/07/2020 Duración: 40min

    The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage? By Christopher de Bellaigue. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

    From the archives – Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism

    08/07/2020 Duración: 35min

    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: Amid the mayhem that has turned parts of Karachi into no-go zones, reporters risk their lives to make sense of a crime wave that is virtually an insurgency. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

    My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

    06/07/2020 Duración: 37min

    After losing four pregnancies, Jennie Agg set out to unravel the science of miscarriage. Then, a few months in, she found out she was pregnant again – just as the coronavirus pandemic hit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  How a small Spanish town became one of Europes worst Covid-19 hotspots

    How a small Spanish town became one of Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspots

    03/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    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

  •  From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

    From the archives: The clean, green and slightly bonkers world of CBeebies

    01/07/2020 Duración: 27min

    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

  •  How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

    How Hong Kong caught fire: the story of a radical uprising

    29/06/2020 Duración: 37min

    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

  •  The power of crowds

    The power of crowds

    26/06/2020 Duración: 34min

    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

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