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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads
The Audio Long Reads 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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4.4 stars from 2,404 ratings
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The Long Read Podcasts are eye opening and thoroughly engaging. My main complaint, and this could be aimed at several podcasts, are the jingles & adverts are much louder than the audio levels for the main content. Also, words or sentences can get interrupted by adverts. Does anyone listen...Read full review »
Beller73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/22/20
Usually very informative
Lately has become more frivolous. The British readers are sooo much better than the over-enunciating North Americans. I have to skip most of them even when the subject is particularly compelling. Update: in spite of many reviews complaining about readers, it just gets worse. Where do you find...Read full review »
brainzmatter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/20
Listening to American stuff!
I’m so sick of American stuff controlling everything we see, think, critique etc! They are too money oriented and Fame focussed! They are not the centre of my world! I wish they’d go away forever! Rthats why I read fiction on. Ly
jan bean via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/17/20
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