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

  •  A giant crawling brain: the jaw-dropping world of termites – podcast

    A giant crawling brain: the jaw-dropping world of termites – podcast

    28/09/2018 Duración: 32min

    At least half of termite studies used to be about how to kill them. But science is discovering their extraordinary usefulness Read the text version here

  •  The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world – podcast

    The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world – podcast

    24/09/2018 Duración: 29min

    The true story of how the City of London invented offshore banking – and set the rich free Read the text version here

  •  ‘Human impulses run riot’: China’s shocking pace of change – podcast

    ‘Human impulses run riot’: China’s shocking pace of change – podcast

    21/09/2018 Duración: 26min

    Thirty years ago, politics was paramount. Now, only money counts. China’s leading novelist examines a nation that has transformed in a single lifetime Read the text version here

  •  Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news? – podcast

    Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news? – podcast

    17/09/2018 Duración: 31min

    We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? Read the text version here

  •  The end of Atlanticism: has Trump killed the ideology that won the cold war? – podcast

    The end of Atlanticism: has Trump killed the ideology that won the cold war? – podcast

    14/09/2018 Duración: 33min

    The foreign policy establishment has been lamenting its death for half a century. But Atlanticism has long been a convenient myth Read the text version here

  •  How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves – podcast

    How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves – podcast

    10/09/2018 Duración: 30min

    Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult Read the text version here

  •  The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing private schools – podcast

    The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing private schools – podcast

    07/09/2018 Duración: 23min

    The gap between state and private education is reinforcing privilege and harming the prospects of another generation. The only solution is integration Read the text version here

  •  Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth – podcast

    Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth – podcast

    03/09/2018 Duración: 33min

    From vaccines to climate change to genocide, a new age of denialism is upon us. Why have we failed to understand it? • Read the text version here

  •  How TripAdvisor changed travel – podcast

    How TripAdvisor changed travel – podcast

    31/08/2018 Duración: 39min

    The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter • Read the text version here

  •  BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate – podcast

    BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate – podcast

    24/08/2018 Duración: 01h10min

    Israel sees the international boycott campaign as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Palestinians regard it as their last resort • Read the text version here

  •  How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right – podcast

    How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right – podcast

    20/08/2018 Duración: 33min

    After years on the fringes of Italian politics, the populist leader of the Lega has stoked anti-immigrant panic and barged into power • Read the text version here

  •  ‘My death is not my own’: the limits of legal euthanasia – podcast

    ‘My death is not my own’: the limits of legal euthanasia – podcast

    17/08/2018 Duración: 25min

    Henk Blanken knows Parkinson’s disease might one day take him past the point at which he wants to carry on. Dutch law says it is legal for a doctor to help him die when the time comes – but there’s no guarantee that will happen • Read the text version here

  •  Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet – podcast

    Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet – podcast

    13/08/2018 Duración: 34min

    No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? • Read the text version here

  •  The free speech panic: how the right concocted a crisis – podcast

    The free speech panic: how the right concocted a crisis – podcast

    10/08/2018 Duración: 37min

    Snowflake students have become the target of a new rightwing crusade. But exaggerated claims of censorship reveal a deeper anxiety at the core of modern conservatism • Read the text version here

  •  How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1% – podcast

    How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1% – podcast

    06/08/2018 Duración: 35min

    In an age of astonishing wealth, nothing reveals the lives of the ultra-rich like the FT’s unashamedly ostentatious luxury magazine • Read the text version here

  •  The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize – podcast

    The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize – podcast

    03/08/2018 Duración: 30min

    Sweden’s literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption • Read the text version here

  •  Nevis: how the world’s most secretive offshore haven refuses to clean up – podcast

    Nevis: how the world’s most secretive offshore haven refuses to clean up – podcast

    30/07/2018 Duración: 35min

    The years since 2008 have seen a global crackdown on offshore finance. Yet a few places have doubled down on offering secrecy to the super-rich. Among these, one tiny Caribbean island might be the worst offender • Read the text version here

  •  The bitter conflict over Poland’s communist history – podcast

    The bitter conflict over Poland’s communist history – podcast

    27/07/2018 Duración: 41min

    Many Poles remember Soviet soldiers saving them from Nazi occupation. But a growing number are rejecting that narrative, and the monuments that come with it Read the text version here

  •  ‘We believed we could remake ourselves any way we liked’: how the 1990s shaped #MeToo – podcast

    ‘We believed we could remake ourselves any way we liked’: how the 1990s shaped #MeToo – podcast

    23/07/2018 Duración: 35min

    While promising liberation and endless possibility, the culture of the decade drove us relentlessly in pursuit of perfection • Read the text version here

  •  ‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people – podcast

    ‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people – podcast

    20/07/2018 Duración: 35min

    When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem • Read the text version here

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