The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

'A peculiarly English epic': the weird genius of The Archers

Strangely eventless, yet swelling with high drama, The Archers is the longest-running series in the world. But has...

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From the archive: Why time management is ruining our lives

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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'Is anybody in there?' Life on the inside as a locked-in patient

Jake Haendel spent months trapped in his body, silent and unmoving but fully conscious. Most people never emerge from...

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From the archives: How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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The ‘false positives’ scandal that felled Colombia’s military hero

When the Colombian army defeated the Farc guerrillas, ending decades of conflict, General Mario Montoya was hailed a...

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Life during wartime: how west Belfast became the frontline of the Troubles

Acts of state violence, and repeated official denials, drove some Northern Irish Catholics to armed resistance. But...

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From the archive: The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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'Try again next time': my three visa rejections

After being offered a prestigious international literary residency, Nkiacha Atemnkeng was excited for his first visit...

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The contested legacy of the anti-fascist International Brigades

In the 1930s, thousands of men and women around the world enlisted to fight fascism in Spain. Many survivors went on...

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From the archive: Political correctness and how the right invented a phantom enemy

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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'I have been quiet for 50 years': standing up against sexual abuse at Celtic Boys Club

Many of the perpetrators have been jailed for their crimes. Now a number of survivors and their families claim that...

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China’s memory manipulators

The country’s rulers do not just suppress history, they recreate it to serve the present. They know that, in a...

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From the archives: An American drugs bust in west Africa

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

As Chinese demand for pork grows and grows, traditional small-scale farms are being replaced by vast, AI-assisted...

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How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets

In November 2019, James Le Mesurier, the British co-founder of the Syrian rescue group, fell to his death in...

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From the archive: The hygge conspiracy

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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Facts v feelings: how to stop our emotions misleading us

The pandemic has shown how a lack of solid statistics can be dangerous. But even with the firmest of evidence, we...

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How maverick rewilders are trying to turn back the tide of extinction

A handful of radical nature lovers are secretly breeding endangered species and releasing them into the wild. Many...

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From the archives: The fall of Jersey: how a tax haven goes bust

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new...

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

The foreign policy establishment has been lamenting its death for half a century. But Atlanticism has long been a...

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