Reviews
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
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
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
So confronting to listen to this today on my run. It brought tears to my eyes as I consider how little we have progressed. I was born in Gary’s home town of Stevenage in 1965 and everything that he writes gives me a new perspective on being white in what felt like a tough time but was nothing...Read full review »
PodcastBore via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/11/20
Great context but can’t listen to the narrator
podworks via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/02/20
This Episode that breaks down the value of a life was so much of the reason I listen to this Pod... Great great episode, will keep me thinking all day abut the value of a life. Please come back to this angle of economics and life as often as you can. Thank you thank you...
Jent333Vegas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/20
Please just have Andrew McGregor read.
hollyhock5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/20
Incredibly moving! Thank you so much! Under confinement in Mexico City not knowing what to fear most: those strands of protein or the dictator behind the helicopters
bonbisue via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 05/18/20
Great stories, but for audio stuff the narrator is obviously key. There were several stories I really want to listen to but the high-pitched nasal whine of the North Americans reading was just too unbearable.
podcastfan007007 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/18/20
I just love the speaking style of the presenters. Always enjoyable and informative even when the subject is something I didn’t think I was interested in.
Steve from Rossland via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/18/20
My new favourite podcast. I wish the NYT would do this too.
tessaaaaas via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/02/20
Why oh why was I so slow to find this gem of journalism? Please keep up the awesome work
hgdtfdhbdfg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/20
Love the content but narration is challenging.
Fisherspalton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/20
Great content- but please get another reader- I assume this is a computerized voice and I can’t bear listening to it’s expressionless drone.
Aplebeianlife via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/20
Here are the three episodes I’ve enjoyed the most - witty, insightfully written and read beautifully at a comfortable pace. - Real estate for the apocalypse: my journey into a survival bunker (17 April 2020) - Why WeWork went wrong (17 January 2020) - Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of...Read full review »
Jfclemay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/18/20
Yeah, interesting but the extremely enunciated pronunciation makes uncomfortable to listen to.
A.Vno via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/20
Some really interesting stuff but these are too short for me. I prefer my podcasts to be at least an hour long per episode.
Ooooohblondie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/20
If you don’t know how to pronounce swedish words, please ask a swede. This was atrocious to listen to!
i'm no Swede via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/04/20
At least one of the narrators speaks quickly and with clipped words. You can reduce the payback speed to 1/2, but it’s even worse that way.
Mallory Name Taken 123445 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/30/20
The content of these articles is almost always fascinating, but marred by huge inconsistency among the readers/narrators. Some genuinely sound like a schoolchild being made to read out loud; others pronounce words wrongly, and yet others are fantastically nuanced and gripping. I sometimes have to...Read full review »
Tooting listener via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/20
Really enjoy the podcast and lasts my train journey. Thanks
jfisher25 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/20
A+
blossom W via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/08/20
Well researched and presented stories from around the world. Highly recommend giving this a listen.
🦄💜🦊🦁🐯❤️💚 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/04/20
Although I love listening to these long reads - the content being interesting and engaging - I think you should consider hiring a range of voices to read them. It seems at the moment as though they are very one tone and it would be great to hear voices with some character and accents, I...Read full review »
draughte via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/20
Ads now interrupt this podcast mid sentence, twice as loud as the podcast text. Are ads for Menu Log in line with the Guardian’s core values? Long reads are getting shorter, too — which kind of defeats the purpose — & no longer a selection of the ‘best long form journalism from The...Read full review »
amcqu via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/15/20
Some of the articles are not much more than ramblings, how can you write something this long without ensuring that there is a point to it and that the bottom line (whatever it is) is clearly supported by what precedes it. It's just full of intellectual sloppiness... Don't stoop down to...Read full review »
Vincentxyz via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/10/20
I really want to love this but all of the readers sounds robotic, over enunciating everything. It makes beautiful tender stories sound clinical. I haven’t made it through a whole episode yet because of the readers.
mdg999 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/20
I love the article choices and the long form reading format. Several have been well read by British speakers with natural intonation. Particularly the episodes on the Zaghari-Ratcliffes unjust suffering and the Dirk Obbink’s corrupt sales of Oxford antiquities were impeccably researched and...Read full review »
ccr226 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/20
One suggestion- replace the American voiceover guy. He sounds creepy and corny. Completely takes me out of very well written and compelling stories.
CoconutChild via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/20
Reader is in monotone and no variation in the voice. It sounds like she/he is reading some dry text rather than telling a story. Prefer to read the long read than listen to it
Meester7459 via Apple Podcasts · Argentina · 02/01/20
Educational thought provoking & balanced long form journalism at its best. I absolutely love this podcast- except the gratingly annoying voices of the American read articles - I have to skip those. I love the breadth & scope of this podcast.
Flick Harris via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/20
Washing and drying my hands has acquired a new significance!
Helen Kara via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/20
Good content, but uneven readers. Have to shut off that smug-sounding American reader as soon as she starts. Kelly Burke?
PDaddy1815 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/27/20
Super unimpressed by these podcasts. Constant focus on LDN and NY trends as if the entire world lives there - completely out of touch and is symptomatic of the Guardian's general tendency to waft around in a closed world of its own opinions instead of making an impact and affecting the real...Read full review »
L512 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/26/20
Bravo! Long may long listens last.
PAgina761 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/20
My favourite podcast! Such good quality and so interesting!
James Bartlett via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/21/19
Raleigh isn’t Ray-Lee ! So ignorant. No one watching this store???
JJRROMI via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/19
What could be better than a podcast where talented readers recite a piece of important and in-depth journalism? Not much, not much at all. Give the Guardian Audio Long Reads a listen and you’ll hear why!
Daveiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/19
mostly nonsense. this one by ms gentleman about eu citizens rights is a non story. all they have to do is fill in a form. as long as they aren’t muckingabout with multiple ids and havent got stuff to hide theyll be uk citizens
obafgkmn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/19
Please keep your wonderful British readers. As an American myself, I love to hear them and cringe at the American voices that come across as jarring and pretentious. Also, I agree with another reviewer who hates the loud ad in the middle.
Surohan7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/19
Painful to listen to the over-enunciating (North) American readers. It is uch a shame as the content of the podcast is relevant and engaging. I much prefer listening to British readers (I am Canadian.) Please consider this critical feedback before losing more listeners.
Arp121 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/19
Very engaging and current subjects. Always feel smarter after I listen! Keep it up.
Snooky11 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/27/19
a great idea for those who like to have something informative on in the background, the guardian long reads podcast combines audiobook-like narration and quality long form guardian articles into an interesting podcast curating a selection of stories that i don’t usually look to read. even if you...Read full review »
thewilliamrayner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/30/19
Too many American accents.
LozzaBlingT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/16/19
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