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

  •  Inside Chinas audacious global propaganda campaign – podcast

    Inside China's audacious global propaganda campaign – podcast

    14/01/2019 Duración: 45min

    Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition • Read the text version here

  •  A torrent of ghastly revelations: what military service taught me about America – podcast

    'A torrent of ghastly revelations': what military service taught me about America – podcast

    11/01/2019 Duración: 27min

    Training on a base in California, and later serving in Afghanistan, made me confront the reality of American empire, and the injustice that pervades society at home • Read the text version here

  •  How the murders of two elderly Jewish women shook France – podcast

    How the murders of two elderly Jewish women shook France – podcast

    07/01/2019 Duración: 47min

    Two killings in Paris, one year apart, have inflamed the bitter French debate over antisemitism, race and religion • Read the text version here

  •  Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror? – podcast

    Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror? – podcast

    04/01/2019 Duración: 44min

    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? • Read the text version here

  •  Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee – podcast

    Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee – podcast

    31/12/2018 Duración: 31min

    Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators • Read the text version here

  •  Discover the Familiar: The plastic backlash – podcast

    Discover the Familiar: The plastic backlash – podcast

    28/12/2018 Duración: 40min

    Decades after it became part of the fabric of our lives, a worldwide revolt against plastic is under way • Read the text version here

  •  Discover the Familiar: Yes, bacon really is killing us - podcast

    Discover the Familiar: Yes, bacon really is killing us - podcast

    26/12/2018 Duración: 37min

    Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? • Read the text version here

  •  Discover the Familiar: The Spectacular Power of Big Lens - podcast

    Discover the Familiar: The Spectacular Power of Big Lens - podcast

    24/12/2018 Duración: 49min

    How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. Read the text version here

  •  How the ‘rugby rape trial’ divided Ireland – podcast

    How the ‘rugby rape trial’ divided Ireland – podcast

    21/12/2018 Duración: 42min

    After a trial that dominated the news, the accused were all found not guilty. But the case had tapped into a deeper rage that has not died down • Read the text version here

  •  Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo – podcast

    Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo – podcast

    17/12/2018 Duración: 28min

    Are you sitting comfortably? Many people are not – and they insist that the way we’ve been going to the toilet is all wrong • Read the text version here

  •  Why we stopped trusting elites – podcast

    Why we stopped trusting elites – podcast

    14/12/2018 Duración: 36min

    The credibility of establishment figures has been demolished by technological change and political upheavals. But it’s too late to turn back the clock • Read the text version here

  •  Field of dreams: heartbreak and heroics at the World Ploughing Championships – podcast

    Field of dreams: heartbreak and heroics at the World Ploughing Championships – podcast

    10/12/2018 Duración: 33min

    Some compare it to snooker, others to figure skating. But for those who have given their lives to competitive ploughing, it’s more than a sport, it’s a way of life • Read the text version here

  •  Organised crime in the UK is bigger than ever before. Can the police catch up? – podcast

    Organised crime in the UK is bigger than ever before. Can the police catch up? – podcast

    07/12/2018 Duración: 31min

    Faced with new threats from international gangsters, the boss of the National Crime Agency, Lynne Owens, thinks UK policing needs a radical reboot • Read the text version here

  •  The making of an opioid epidemic – podcast

    The making of an opioid epidemic – podcast

    03/12/2018 Duración: 27min

    When high doses of painkillers led to widespread addiction, it was called one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine. But this was no accident • Read the text version here

  •  Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK – podcast

    Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK – podcast

    30/11/2018 Duración: 44min

    They fought for the Iranian revolution – and then for Saddam Hussein. The US and UK once condemned them. But now their opposition to Tehran has made them favourites of Trump White House hardliners • Read the text version here

  •  The plastic backlash: whats behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? – podcast

    The plastic backlash: what's behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? – podcast

    26/11/2018 Duración: 39min

    Decades after it became part of the fabric of our lives, a worldwide revolt against plastic is under way • Read the text version here

  •  The paranoid fantasy behind Brexit – podcast

    The paranoid fantasy behind Brexit – podcast

    23/11/2018 Duración: 31min

    In the dark imagination of English reactionaries, Britain is always a defeated nation – and the EU is the imaginary invader • Read the text version here

  •  Inside the booming business of background music – podcast

    Inside the booming business of background music – podcast

    19/11/2018 Duración: 29min

    Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise • Read the text version here

  •  ‘A wall built to keep people out’: the cruel, bureaucratic maze of children’s services – podcast

    ‘A wall built to keep people out’: the cruel, bureaucratic maze of children’s services – podcast

    16/11/2018 Duración: 33min

    In a system cut to the bone, gaining access to the support we had been promised for our daughter’s special educational needs was an exhausting, soul-sapping battle • Read the text version here

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