The audio long read

The audio long read

Traffic wars: who will win the battle for city streets? – podcast

Radical new plans to reduce traffic and limit our dependence on cars have sparked bitter...

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From the archive: Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad

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

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How to have better arguments online – podcast

The troubled times we live in, and the rise of social media, have created an age of endless...

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Why we need to take bad sex more seriously – podcast

Consent has been portrayed as the cure for all the ills of our sexual culture. But what if the...

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From the archives: Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

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

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The student and the algorithm: how the exam results fiasco threatened one pupil’s future

Josiah Elleston-Burrell had done everything to make his dream of studying architecture a reality....

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Damage: the silent forms of violence against women – podcast

The most insidious kinds of violence are those that cannot be seen, because those with the power...

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From the archives: The fall of Saigon: witnessing the end of the Vietnam war

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

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\'My body is unserviceable and well past its sell-by date\': the last days of Avril Henry – podcast

Avril Henry lived a fulfilling life, but as age took hold and her body failed, it was one she no...

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Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective – podcast

Although femicide is a recognised crime in Mexico, when a woman disappears, the authorities are...

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From the archive: The real story behind the fake \'Islamic plot\' to take over schools

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

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Under pressure: why athletes choke – podcast

What makes an elite sports star suddenly unable to do the very thing they have been practising...

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The rich vs the very, very rich: the Wentworth golf club rebellion – podcast

When a Chinese billionaire bought one of Britain’s most prestigious golf clubs in 2015,...

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From the archive: Trident: the British question

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

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Rock of ages: how chalk made England – podcast

Swathes of England’s landscape were shaped by the immense block of chalk that has lain...

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The day my voice broke: what an injury taught me about the power of speech – podcast

When I damaged my vocal cords, I was forced to change the way I spoke – and discovered how...

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From the archives: 88 days trapped in bed to save a pregnancy

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

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Trump's useful thugs: how the Republican party offered a home to the Proud Boys – podcast

Early in Trump’s presidency, emboldened neo-Nazi and fascist groups came out into the open...

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How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but...

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From the archives: The last Nazi hunters

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

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