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The Guardian Audio Edition, a weekly selection of longer articles in audio form. As the UK’s largest commercial quality news organisation, the Guardian is renowned for its thought-provoking, progressive news agenda and for its innovative storytelling across all digital platforms. Now for the first time the Guardian has a voice in the Guardian Audio Edition, supported by Audible.co.uk. Every week we will be showcasing the best news, culture and opinion pieces from across the Guardian in an easy to digest, hour-long podcast. Additionally, our books team will be looking at two great audiobooks each week which will be available on Audible.co.uk. This is groundbreaking territory for the Guardian and means you never have to be without news.

The Guardian Audio Edition, a weekly selection of longer articles in audio form. As the UK’s largest commercial quality news organisation, the Guardian is renowned for its thought-provoking, progressive news agenda and for its innovative storytelling across all digital platforms. Now for the first time the Guardian has a voice in the Guardian Audio Edition, supported by Audible.co.uk. Every week we will be showcasing the best news, culture and opinion pieces from across the Guardian in an easy to digest, hour-long podcast. Additionally, our books team will be looking at two great audiobooks each week which will be available on Audible.co.uk. This is groundbreaking territory for the Guardian and means you never have to be without news.
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The Guardian Audio Edition, a weekly selection of longer articles in audio form. As the UK’s largest commercial quality news organisation, the Guardian is renowned for its thought-provoking, progressive news agenda and for its innovative storytelling across all digital platforms. Now for the first time the Guardian has a voice in the Guardian Audio Edition, supported by Audible.co.uk. Every week we will be showcasing the best news, culture and opinion pieces from across the Guardian in an easy to digest, hour-long podcast. Additionally, our books team will be looking at two great audiobooks each week which will be available on Audible.co.uk. This is groundbreaking territory for the Guardian and means you never have to be without news.

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Episodes

Tommy Robinson and the far right’s new playbook

11/5/2018
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The former EDL leader is one of a new breed of entrepreneurial activists who are bringing extremist myths into the mainstream – while also claiming they are being silenced. Written by Daniel Trilling and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:38:32

Shrinking the world: why we can't resist model villages

11/2/2018
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In these baffling times, the only way to gain control of our environment is to miniaturise it. Written by Simon Garfield and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:27:29

One man’s (very polite) fight against media Islamophobia

11/1/2018
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For three years, Miqdaad Versi has waged a quixotic – and always scrupulously courteous – campaign against the endless errors and distortions in news about British Muslims. But can a thousand polite complaints make a difference? Written by Samanth Subramanian and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:37:21

Could populism actually be good for democracy?

11/1/2018
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A wave of populist revolts has led many to lose faith in the wisdom of people power. But such eruptions are essential to the vitality of modern politics. Written by James Miller and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:30:24

Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma

10/25/2018
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In the 1980s, Thatcher’s government sold Britain as ‘a gateway to Europe’. Nissan came to Sunderland and thrived – but now its future is uncertain. Written by David Conn and read by Lucy Scott

Duration:00:31:55

The myth of the she-devil: why we judge female criminals more harshly

10/25/2018
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A man who kills is a murderer, but a woman guilty of violent crime becomes a proxy for all that is evil. Helena Kennedy, who once represented Myra Hindley, asks why. Read by Lucy Scott

Duration:00:32:34

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