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The Audio Long Read

The Guardian
Society & Culture

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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Latest Episodes

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2019: He has built a multimillion pound empire, and is driven to help people attain ‘financial just... more

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5 days ago


4.4 out of 5 stars from 3.1k ratings
  • Blast my ears

    Why does The Long Read blast the volume of intro and ending “The Long Read by the Guardian?” I listen to the beginning of the podcast and boom! I hear the chimes and a voice announce “the long read” at volumes far higher than the podcast itself. Same at the end, boom! chimes and voiceover so long I almost ripped out my ear buds.

    Apple Podcasts
    Ex Cathedra
    United States3 months ago
  • Mispronunciations

    Love the content, but distracted by the mispronunciations. Is the reader actually AI? Hard to believe moderately educated human reader would mispronounce (in coal article) mesa, ostensibly, reprieve, Greenwich, Georgian and more.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • A hit job on Joe Rogan, not worth listening to.

    Andrew Browne
    4 months ago
  • This is a most bizarre article, hardly uses data yet makes many claims. From skipping over the numbers of unarmed black people shot by the US police (its like 20 or 30 a year) to totally ignoring vitamin D levels and comorbidities when it comes to covid fatalities and race, and missing out that the last wave hit whites more. He even skips over the reality that Chinese and Indians do better than white people, he makes out that all races other than white are oppressed. its just not true. more

    Richard Fisher
    4 months ago
  • Guardian long reads

    Re visits again. They must think we are daft and don’t know how to scroll thru a history of uploads. You know that every episode is there to find at all times, right?

    Apple Podcasts
    Will switch posh men off.
    United Kingdom5 months ago

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