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

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 453 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
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How the US helped create El Salvador’s bloody gang war


The story of El Salvador’s gang problem is a study in shortsighted thinking – and Donald Trump’s policies threaten to make a bad situation even worse. By William Wheeler


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The US believed the American way of life was humankind’s ultimate destiny. But unrestrained greed has led to an era of injustice and division. By Andrew Bacevich


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From the ‘KonMari method’ to Apple’s barely there design philosophy, we are forever being urged to declutter and simplify our lives. But does minimalism really make us any happier? By Kyle Chayka


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Why WeWork went wrong


The office-space startup took a tumble when investors tired of its messianic CEO and lack of profits. But why were its backers – the House of Saud among them – so keen to pour billions into it in the first place? By Matthew Zeitlin


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Snow machines and fleece blankets: inside the ski industry’s battle with climate change


Hundreds of ski resorts now stand abandoned across the Alps. But some scientists believe they have found a way to keep snow on the ground – and that it could help vulnerable communities all over the world. By Simon Parkin


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‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place


In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By Barbara Ehrenreich


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The age of perpetual crisis: how the 2010s disrupted everything but resolved nothing


In an era of bewildering upheaval, how will the past decade be remembered? By Andy Beckett


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The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox?


Three years after the MP’s murder, many questions remain unanswered. By Kester Aspden


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Best audio long reads of 2019: the Anthropocene epoch


Have we entered a new phase of planetary history? Human activity has transformed the Earth – but scientists are divided about whether this is really a turning point in geological history. By Nicola Davison


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Best audio long reads of 2019: my infant son’s struggle with food


After her son was born prematurely, Tahmima Anam thought the worst was behind her. But when he was allowed to come home two months later, a new problem emerged: he refused to eat


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