The audio long read

The audio long read

From the archive: The race to save a dying language – podcast

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

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The knackerman: the toughest job in British farming – podcast

Between accidents, disease and bad weather, farm animals are prey to so many disasters that...

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‘As borders closed, I became trapped in my Americanness’: China, the US and me – podcast

I’ve long nursed vague plans of moving back to China for a few years, to solidify my place...

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From the archive: The resistible rise of Marine Le Pen – podcast

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

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The bells v the boutique hotel: the battle to save Britain’s oldest factory – podcast

Whitechapel Bell Foundry dates back to 1570, and was the factory in which Big Ben and the Liberty...

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Cruel, paranoid, failing: inside the Home Office – podcast

Something is badly wrong at the heart of one of Britain’s most important ministries. How...

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From the archives: The struggle to be British: my life as a second-class citizen – podcast

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

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The true story of the fake US embassy in Ghana

Last year, the US state department said it had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra that had been...

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The invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea – podcast

Before the 17th century, people did not think of themselves as belonging to something called the...

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From the archive: ‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off – podcast

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

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Cash injection: could we cure all disease with a trillion dollars? – podcast

Could such a large amount of money end the Covid pandemic? Eradicate disease? Provide universal...

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Times change but the Guardian’s values don’t: 200 years, and we’ve only just begun – podcast

On the Guardian’s 200th anniversary, our editor-in-chief sets out how media can help...

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From the archive: How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space

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

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Out of thin air: the mystery of the man who fell from the sky – podcast

In 2019, the body of a man fell from a passenger plane into a garden in south London. Who was he?...

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Cold comfort: how cold water swimming cured my broken heart – podcast

After a painful breakup and the death of her father, one writer retreated to the coast of...

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From the archives: Why I’m suing over my dream internship – podcast

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

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How western travel influencers got tangled up in Pakistan's politics

Travel bloggers have flocked to Pakistan in recent years – but have some of them become too...

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‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe – podca

It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity...

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From the archive special: CP Scott’s centenary essay – podcast

This year marks a very special moment in the history of the Guardian. It is 200 years since the...

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Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine – podcast

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s...

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