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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 3,486 ratings
Why the music
This has been a great podcast for a long time but recent episodes have annoying music and sounds added - unnecessary and distracting from the great journalism.
PakaCrumbs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/22
Great content
but for the love of god, get rid of the music and generic sound effects - absolutely no value added and for me, complexity distracting. I wonder if the original authors help drive and choose what funny sound effect helps ‘colour’ their article…
AndyCSalmon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/22
Great with a few issues
Often the stories are great!! Agree with other reviews that narration should be British, American accents are easy to find elsewhere. Also agree with major volume control issues of the intro chimes and ads- these make it hard to listen to while trying to relax. Otherwise great!
5762097632 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/22
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