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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

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The Guardian Long Read - audio versions of our regular long reads published online and in the newspaper Monday through Friday. The long reads are long form articles on a wide variety of topics from global politics to the big cultural debates of our time. For the print version go to - http://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read

The Guardian Long Read - audio versions of our regular long reads published online and in the newspaper Monday through Friday. The long reads are long form articles on a wide variety of topics from global politics to the big cultural debates of our time. For the print version go to - http://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read
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The Guardian Long Read - audio versions of our regular long reads published online and in the newspaper Monday through Friday. The long reads are long form articles on a wide variety of topics from global politics to the big cultural debates of our time. For the print version go to - http://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read

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Episodes

The death of consensus: how conflict came back to politics

10/15/2018
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New Labour’s ‘third way’ promised to end the clash between left and right. But did the fantasy of politics without strife create our age of anger? Written by Andy Beckett and read by Ruth Barnes

Duration:00:37:36

How Robyn transformed pop

10/12/2018
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After almost a decade away, Robyn is about to release a new album. Laura Snapes examines her seismic cultural impact. Read by Ruth Barnes.

Duration:00:38:44

‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team

10/8/2018
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Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, reveals how Trump’s bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House. Written by Michael Lewis and read by Christopher Ragland

Duration:00:28:25

The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm?

10/8/2018
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A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families. Written by Tina Rosenberg and read by Christopher Ragland

Duration:00:38:17

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

10/8/2018
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We are living through an epidemic of sleeplessness, but the medical establishment has largely ignored the problem. Can a radical new therapy help you get some sleep? Written by Simon Parkin and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:34:42

A giant crawling brain: the jaw-dropping world of termites

10/8/2018
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At least half of termite studies used to be about how to kill them. But science is discovering their extraordinary usefulness. Written by Lisa Margonelli and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:32:52

‘Human impulses run riot’: China’s shocking pace of change

10/8/2018
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Thirty years ago, politics was paramount. Now, only money counts. China’s leading novelist examines a nation that has transformed in a single lifetime

Duration:00:26:25

The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world

9/17/2018
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The true story of how the City of London invented offshore banking – and set the rich free. Written by Oliver Bullough and read by Christopher Ragland

Duration:00:28:58

Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news?

9/10/2018
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We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? Written by Elisa Gabbert and read by Kelly Burke

Duration:00:30:55

How TripAdvisor changed travel

9/10/2018
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The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter. Written by Linda Kinstler and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:39:48

Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth

9/10/2018
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From vaccines to climate change to genocide, a new age of denialism is upon us. Why have we failed to understand it? Written by Keith Kahn-Harris and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:33:41

The end of Atlanticism: has Trump killed the ideology that won the cold war?

9/10/2018
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The foreign policy establishment has been lamenting its death for half a century. But Atlanticism has long been a convenient myth. Written by Madeleine Schwartz and read by Kelly Burke.

Duration:00:33:44

How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves

9/5/2018
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Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult. Written by Matthew Bremner and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:30:33

The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing private schools

9/5/2018
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The continuing gap between state and private education is reinforcing privilege and harming the prospects of another generation. The only solution is integration. Written by Melissa Benn and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:22:58

BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate

8/24/2018
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Israel sees the international boycott campaign as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Palestinians regard it as their last resort. Written by Nathan Thrall and read by Ruth Barnes

Duration:01:11:02

How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right

8/20/2018
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After years on the fringes of Italian politics, the populist leader of the Lega has stoked anti-immigrant panic and barged into power. Written by Alexander Stille and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:27:00:39

‘My death is not my own’: the limits of legal euthanasia

8/17/2018
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Henk Blanken knows Parkinson’s disease might one day take him past the point at which he wants to carry on. Dutch law says it is legal for a doctor to help him die when the time comes – but there’s no guarantee that will happen Written by Henk Blanken and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:25:09

The free speech panic: how the right concocted a crisis

8/10/2018
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Snowflake students have become the target of a new rightwing crusade. But exaggerated claims of censorship reveal a deeper anxiety at the core of modern conservatism. Written by William Davies and read by Lucy Scott

Duration:00:36:58

How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1%. By Andy Beckett

8/9/2018
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In an age of astonishing wealth, nothing reveals the lives of the ultra-rich like the FT’s unashamedly ostentatious luxury magazine. Written by Andy Beckett and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:35:22

The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize. By Andrew Brown

8/9/2018
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Sweden’s literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption. Written by Andrew Brown and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:30:14