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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 398 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts


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The invention of Essex: how a county became a caricature

From Loadsamoney and ‘Basildon man’ to Towie and Brexit – Essex has long been held up as both the authentic England and the crudest, stupidest symbol of Englishness • Read the text version here



The mindfulness conspiracy

It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism • Read the text version here



El Chapo: what the rise and fall of the kingpin reveals about the war on drugs

As the capture and conviction of Mexico’s notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn’t mean taking down the organisation • Read the text version here



Why parents are addicted to Calpol

It is the one medicine we reach for whenever our babies are feverish or in pain. What’s the secret of its success? • Read the text version here



'I wouldn't be the refugee, I'd be the girl who kicked ass': how taekwondo made me

When she arrived in the US as a 10-year-old refugee, Dina Nayeri found it hard to fit in. But that all changed when she hatched a plan to get into Harvard – by becoming a taekwondo champion • Read the text version here



The price of plenty: how beef changed America – podcast

Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness • Read the text version here



‘Socialism for the rich’: the evils of bad economics – podcast

The economic arguments adopted by Britain and the US in the 1980s led to vastly increased inequality – and gave the false impression that this outcome was not only inevitable, but good • Read the text version here


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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 • Read the text version here


 2019-06-10  37m

‘A zombie party’: the deepening crisis of conservatism – podcast

The traditional right is clinging on to power – but its ideas are dead in the water • Read the text version here


 2019-06-07  37m

Building the Brexit party: how Nigel Farage copied Italy's digital populists – podcast

The former Ukip leader forged an alliance with the Five Star Movement just as they bulldozed Italian politics using a tightly controlled digital operation. And now he’s putting their techniques to work in Britain • Read the text version here


 2019-06-03  34m