The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the  Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-audio-long-read

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 424 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
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The girl in the box: the mysterious crime that shocked Germany


On 15 September 1981, 10-year-old Ursula Herrmann headed home by bike from her cousin’s house. She never arrived. So began one of Germany’s most notorious postwar criminal cases, which remains contentious to this day. By Xan Rice


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From bullying and sexual assault to squalid living conditions and forced labour, working at sea can be a grim business – and one deep-sea fishing fleet is particularly notorious. By Ian Urbina


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Once an obscure idea confined to the darker corners of the internet, the anti-Islam ideology is now visible in the everyday politics of the west. How did this happen? By Andrew Brown


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Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more?


It’s not about foreign trolls, filter bubbles or fake news. Technology encourages us to believe we can all have first-hand access to the ‘real’ facts – and now we can’t stop fighting about it. • Read the text version here


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Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze


Demand for ‘healing’ crystals is soaring – but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act. • Read the text version here


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The cult of Columbine: how an obsession with school shooters led to a murder plot


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Inside the bizarre, bungled raid on North Korea's Madrid embassy


In February, a gang of armed men took a North Korean official hostage and demanded that he defect. When he refused, their plan fell apart, and they fled. Who were they, and why did they risk everything on this wild plot? By Giles Tremlett


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How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization. By Jia Tolentino


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The race to create a perfect lie detector, and the dangers of succeeding


AI and brain-scanning technology could soon make it possible to reliably detect when people are lying. But do we really want to know? By Amit Katwala


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The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media


Social media was supposed to liberate us, but for many people it has proved addictive, punishing and toxic. What keeps us hooked? By Richard Seymour


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