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The Audio Long Read
The Audio Long Read podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 3,865 ratings
I learn so much about the world from this podcast. Faultless journalism. I read some grumbling about the narration. Our current public discourse, on my side of the pond, is full of bloviating and shouting and hyperbole. Even many of the more reasonable broadcast journalists seem to feel the need...Read full review »
Never clean enough via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/23
The writing is consistently strong. But it’s let down by the narration, which generally sounds robotic and utterly devoid of personality. It feels like narrators were chosen to sound as flat as possible.
whynicknamegoodgod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/23
Top choice of topics
Just splendidly chosen topics read nicely by professionals.
Tasos Vitsa via Apple Podcasts · Greece · 08/18/23
Recent Episodes
We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors This week, from 2020: Aisha Wakil knew many of Boko Haram’s fighters as children. Now she uses those ties to broker peace deals, mediate hostage negotiations...
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