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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 machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media

9/16/2019
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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. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:27:12

Why it’s time to stop worrying about the decline of the English language

9/13/2019
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People often complain that English is deteriorating under the influence of new technology, adolescent fads and loose grammar. Why does this nonsensical belief persist? By David Shariatmadari. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:26:12

Justin Trudeau: the rise and fall of a political brand

9/9/2019
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Thanks to his clever use of social media, he was dubbed the first prime minister of the Instagram age – but after four years in power, cracks in his image have started to show. By Ashifa Kassam. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:38:32

The air conditioning trap: how cold air is heating the world

9/6/2019
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The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? By Stephen Buranyi. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:33:49

Is fair trade finished?

9/2/2019
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Fairtrade changed the way we shop. But major companies have started to abandon it and set up their own in-house imitations – threatening the very idea of fair trade. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:40:38

‘Loud, obsessive, tribal’: the radicalisation of remain

8/30/2019
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They hate Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. They no longer trust the BBC. They love civil servants, legal experts and James O’Brien. And now, consumed by the battle against Brexit, hardcore remainers are no longer the moderates. By Daniel Cohen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:40:36

How the media contributed to the migrant crisis

8/26/2019
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Disaster reporting plays to set ideas about people from ‘over there’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:20:36

Speed kills: are police chases out of control?

8/23/2019
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The public expects cops to pursue the bad guys. But a shocking tally of deaths has exposed how often these chases put the public at risk. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:52:48

From ball pits to water slides: the designer who changed children’s playgrounds for ever

8/19/2019
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Eric McMillan revolutionised playground design in the 1970s. Why has the spirit of experimental play that he championed been lost?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:24:42

Dying the Christian Science way: the horror of my father’s last days

8/16/2019
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The anti-medical dogma of Christian Science led my father to an agonising death. Now the church itself is in decline – and it can’t happen fast enough. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:38:12

Enslaved on a British cannabis farm: ‘The plants were more valuable than my life’

8/12/2019
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Minh was 16 when he was kidnapped, raped and trafficked to the UK, and then locked up and forced to grow cannabis. But when the police found him, he was treated like a criminal rather than a victim. By Annie Kelly. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:33:25

Boar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities

8/9/2019
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They have become a menace in European cities. In Barcelona, where wild boar are jostling tourists and raiding rubbish bins, the fightback has begun. By Bernhard Warner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:40:45

How Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide

8/5/2019
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Dirty money needs laundering if it’s to be of any use – and the UK is the best place in the world to do it. By Oliver Bullough. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:28:19

‘State capture’: the corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa

8/2/2019
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Gavin Watson was a hero of the struggle against apartheid. But this once-powerful businessman is now caught up in a sweeping inquiry that goes to the heart of how a nation is run. By Mark Gevisser. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:41:24

The rise and fall of French cuisine

7/29/2019
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French food was the envy of the world – before it became trapped by its own history. Can a new school of traditionalists revive its glories? By Wendell Steavenson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:32:34

The new left economics: how a network of thinkers is transforming capitalism

7/26/2019
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After decades of rightwing dominance, a transatlantic movement of leftwing economists is building a practical alternative to neoliberalism. By Andy Beckett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:39:59

Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour?

7/19/2019
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How the Italian mafia makes millions by exploiting migrants. By Tobias Jones and Ayo Awokoya. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:01:02:07

The invention of Essex: how a county became a caricature

7/12/2019
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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. By Tim Burrows. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:39:31

The mindfulness conspiracy

7/8/2019
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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. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:33:17

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

7/5/2019
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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. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Duration:00:40:03