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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
410 Episodes
After communism fell, the promises of western liberalism to transform central and eastern Europe were never fully realised – and now we are seeing the backlash. By Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes. Help support our independent journalism at
Why do people hate vegans?

Why do people hate vegans?


It has left the beige-tinted margins and become social media’s most glamorous look. But why does veganism still provoke so much anger? By George Reynolds. Help support our independent journalism at
On 5 October 1999, two trains collided at speed in west London, killing both drivers and 29 passengers. Barrister Greg Treverton-Jones, who survived the crash and worked on the harrowing inquiry, pieced together what went wrong. Help support our independent journalism at
The real David Attenborough

The real David Attenborough


He is the most beloved figure in Britain, and, at 93, a global superstar. His films long shied away from discussing humanity’s impact on the planet. Now they are sounding the alarm – but is it too late? By Patrick Barkham. Help support our independent journalism at
For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true? By Peter C Baker. Help support our independent journalism at
For decades, the world of romantic fiction has been divided by a heated debate about racism and diversity. Is there any hope of a happy ending? By Lois Beckett. Help support our independent journalism at
The days of the mass-produced pappy white British supermarket loaf may be numbered. Meet the bread heads revolutionising the way we eat. By Wendell Steavenson. Help support our independent journalism at
If they don’t secure the correct status, most EU nationals living in the UK post-Brexit will be classified as illegal immigrants. And after the Windrush scandal, we know what that looks like. By Amelia Gentleman. Help support our independent journalism at
A surge in anxiety and stress is sweeping UK campuses. What is troubling students, and is it the universities’ job to fix it? By Samira Shackle. Help support our independent journalism at
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. Help support our independent journalism at
Comments (48)

Sean Cody

I read this to test myself for any latent anti Islam prejudice. The author appears to suffer from an equal but opposite set of prejudices making for a long yet pointless read. Why is it so hard to hear both sides of the argument without obvious bias toward a personal conviction.

Oct 30th

Willem van Gogh

Do you remember George Bush bringing "democracy" to the middle east and the big waver on a warship stating "mission accomplished"??

Oct 19th

Richard Fisher

it is articles like this why I don't pay subscription to the Guardian. whilst I absolutely agree that there is this Islamic takeover trope in the Far Right, this author completely ignores the reality that for some muslims it is true! the Far Right didn't invent this idea of takeover by breeding and immigration, I've head imams telling their flock to do just this! Why can't you make the fair criticism of the FR and also make the fair criticism of that which some call 'Islamism'? you like to pretend that these imams and their followers don't exist, when you lose through omission like this all you do is add to the distrust and conspiracy theories of manipulation. it is backfiring, you help the FR with this islamophile apologetics.

Oct 13th

Subhajit Das

The irony is I really want to share these words over Twitter.

Sep 19th

Magnus Wold

More an attack on neo-liberalism than mindfulness .. Misleading title.

Aug 22nd

Mariejose Monsalve

this well researched article is why I love The Guardian.

Jul 13th

Matt Burke

weak at best

Jul 10th

Mikey Scallywags

Why the fuck does she pronounce cocaine that way? Kahcane

Jul 1st


Interesting listen

Jun 16th

James Duke-Evans

I enjoy guardian long reads, but it sounds like the natural gaps between sentences have been chopped out. Sounds weird, off-putting.

Apr 17th

Nij Scott

Yet according to the Greenland survey, the northern ice shelf is the thickest it's been for 120 years. Who should i believe?

Jan 28th
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Outdoor Express

I wish they would research how chemical names are pronounced instead of just guessing. still a very interesting podcast.

Jan 4th

Peter Chappell

4 t

Dec 25th

Shaun Edwards


Dec 17th

JJ Todilinus

except that this is false. stats show that male criminals receive 73% longer sentences for the same crimes under same conditions as the female. men and women both have more compassion toward women. it's all cosmetic - she looks more deserving of pity even when she's not. but podcasts like this just keep the lie going

Dec 9th

Mark Spooner

hhhZh. the.r

Dec 1st

Liam Horan

Fascinating story

Nov 15th

Nick Geffen

Amazing! Thanks, Guardian!

Nov 7th

Kiat Huang

Excellent. Very refreshing to hear a man who properly straddles both cultures speak about China and in such a compelling, interesting way.

Nov 2nd

Nick Geffen

A comprehensive and insightful article! Thanks so much, Guardian!

Oct 26th
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