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

  •  Splendid isolation: how I stopped time by sitting in a forest for 24 hours

    Splendid isolation: how I stopped time by sitting in a forest for 24 hours

    24/04/2020 Duración: 35min

    My life seemed to be getting busier, faster: I felt constantly short of time – so I stepped outside it for a day and a night and did nothing. By Mark O’Connell. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will coronavirus change the world?

    ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will coronavirus change the world?

    20/04/2020 Duración: 34min

    Times of upheaval are always times of radical change. Some believe the pandemic is a once-in-a-generation chance to remake society and build a better future. Others fear it may only make existing injustices worse. By Peter C Baker. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Real estate for the apocalypse: my journey into a survival bunker

    Real estate for the apocalypse: my journey into a survival bunker

    17/04/2020 Duración: 32min

    Doomsday luxury accommodation is a booming business, offering customers a chance to sit out global pandemics and nuclear wars in comfort – as long as they have the money to pay for it. By Mark O’Connell. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking: inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

    'It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking': inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

    13/04/2020 Duración: 41min

    Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Cod wars to food banks: how a Lancashire fishing town is hanging on

    Cod wars to food banks: how a Lancashire fishing town is hanging on

    10/04/2020 Duración: 26min

    When I grew up there, Fleetwood was a tough but proud fishing port. It’s taken some knocks in the years since, but not everyone has given up on it. By Luke Brown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground

    The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground

    06/04/2020 Duración: 38min

    After decades among the hidden homeless, Dominic Van Allen dug himself a bunker beneath a public park. But his life would get even more precarious. By Tom Lamont. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  How the killing of an abusive father by his daughters fuelled Russias culture wars

    How the killing of an abusive father by his daughters fuelled Russia's culture wars

    03/04/2020 Duración: 41min

    The notorious case of three teenage sisters inspired a campaign for change – and a backlash from the patriarchy. By Matthew Luxmoore. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Was the Millennium Dome really so bad? The inside story of a (not so) total disaster

    Was the Millennium Dome really so bad? The inside story of a (not so) total disaster

    30/03/2020 Duración: 37min

    Even before it opened, the Dome had become a byword for failure. But two decades on, it could be time for a reassessment. By Imogen West-Knights. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Golden Dawn: the rise and fall of Greece’s neo-Nazis

    Golden Dawn: the rise and fall of Greece’s neo-Nazis

    27/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    A decade ago, violent racists exploited a national crisis and entered mainstream politics in Greece. The party has since been caught up in the biggest trial of Nazis since Nuremberg, and is now crumbling – but its success remains a warning. By Daniel Trilling. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Why we need worst-case thinking to prevent pandemics

    Why we need worst-case thinking to prevent pandemics

    23/03/2020 Duración: 25min

    Threats to humanity, and how we address them, define our time. Why are we still so complacent about facing up to existential risk? By Toby Ord. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  What Noma did next: how the ‘New Nordic’ is reshaping the food world

    What Noma did next: how the ‘New Nordic’ is reshaping the food world

    20/03/2020 Duración: 23min

    In our time of climate crisis and inequality, as top chefs dream less of Michelin stars and more of changing the world, the New Nordic movement is reaching beyond haute cuisine into classrooms, supermarkets and parliaments. By Kieran Morris. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Question time: my life as a quiz obsessive

    Question time: my life as a quiz obsessive

    16/03/2020 Duración: 42min

    I’ve taken part in quizzes all my life: in schools, in pubs and on TV shows, from India to the US. But the biggest secret is that curiosity, not knowledge, is the key to success. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  The end of farming?

    The end of farming?

    13/03/2020 Duración: 34min

    For decades, the way we farm has been degrading land and destroying wildlife. Now there’s a revolution coming – but is it going to create more problems than it solves? By Christopher de Bellaigue. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Inside the mind of Dominic Cummings

    Inside the mind of Dominic Cummings

    09/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    He is now the country’s de facto project manager, but what does he actually believe? In a bid to find out, I read (almost) everything Cummings has written in the last decade. By Stefan Collini. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket

    How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket

    06/03/2020 Duración: 35min

    It’s cheap, attractive and convenient, and we eat it every day – it’s difficult not to. But is ultra-processed food making us ill and driving the global obesity crisis? By Bee Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Tampon wars: the battle to overthrow the Tampax empire

    Tampon wars: the battle to overthrow the Tampax empire

    02/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    For decades, one company has ruled the world of tampons. But a new wave of brands has emerged, selling themselves as more ethical, more feminist and more ecological. By Sophie Elmhirst. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future

    History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future

    28/02/2020 Duración: 36min

    Calculating the patterns and cycles of the past could lead us to a better understanding of history. Could it also help us prevent a looming crisis? By Laura Spinney. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  Magic moments: the indestructible appeal of easy listening radio

    Magic moments: the indestructible appeal of easy listening radio

    21/02/2020 Duración: 28min

    In the age of streaming and limitless choice, Magic Radio pulls in millions of listeners. What is it that keeps people coming back? By Simon Akam. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  What I have learned from my suicidal patients

    What I have learned from my suicidal patients

    21/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    A GP has minutes to try to convince a person that life is worth living. It’s a challenge that brings rare rewards. By Gavin Francis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  •  False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

    False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

    17/02/2020 Duración: 29min

    For decades, US law enforcement has used ‘forensic hypnosis’ to help solve crimes – yet despite growing evidence that it is junk science, this method is still being used to send people to death row. By Ariel Ramchandani. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

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