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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

‘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

Nevis: how the world’s most secretive offshore haven refuses to clean up

7/30/2018
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The years since 2008 have seen a global crackdown on offshore finance. Yet a few places have doubled down on offering secrecy to the super-rich. Among these, one tiny Caribbean island might be the worst offender. Written by Oliver Bullough and read by Lucy Scott

Duration:00:35:21

Poles apart: the bitter conflict over a nation’s communist history

7/26/2018
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Many Poles remember Soviet soldiers saving them from Nazi occupation. But a growing number are rejecting that narrative, and the monuments that come with it. Written by Matthew Luxmoore and read by Lucy Scott

Duration:00:41:26

‘We believed we could remake ourselves any way we liked’: how the 1990s shaped #MeToo

7/23/2018
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While promising liberation and endless possibility, the culture of the decade drove us relentlessly in pursuit of perfection. Written by Eve Fairbanks and read by Kelly Burke

Duration:00:35:24

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

7/20/2018
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When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. Written by Anna Clark and read by Kelly Burke

Duration:00:35:42

Why we may never know if British troops committed war crimes in Iraq

7/19/2018
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The Iraq Historic Allegations Team was set up by the government to investigate claims of the abuse of civilians. After its collapse, some fear the truth will never come out. Written by Samira Shackle and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:42:01

The age of patriarchy: how an unfashionable idea became a rallying cry for feminism today

7/19/2018
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A term that was derided and abandoned a decade ago has come roaring back to life. Written by Charlotte Higgins and read by Alice Arnold.

Duration:00:34:29

The radical lessons of a year reporting on knife crime. By Gary Younge

7/6/2018
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At the end of our award-winning series, it’s clear that fixing the problem will require political will and a dramatic new approach. But our politicians are still reacting to tabloid headlines instead of facts. Written and read by Gary Younge

Duration:00:42:26

How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective

7/2/2018
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Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. Written by Samanth Subramanian. Read by Christopher Ragland

Duration:00:42:42

How the resurgence of white supremacy in the US sparked a war over free speech

6/29/2018
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With neo-Nazis marching in American cities, the national faith in absolute free expression is breaking down – even inside the organisation sworn to defend it, the ACLU. Written by Alex Blasdel and read by Christopher Ragland.

Duration:00:41:30

Five myths about the refugee crisis

6/25/2018
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The cameras have gone – but the suffering endures. Daniel Trilling deconstructs the beliefs that still shape policy and public opinion Read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:28:14

How Britain let Russia hide its dirty money

6/22/2018
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For decades, politicians have welcomed the super-rich with open arms. Now they’re finally having second thoughts. But is it too late? Written by Oliver Bullough and read by Andrew McGregor

Duration:00:30:39

When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?

6/18/2018
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After the abolition of slavery, Britain paid millions in compensation – but every penny of it went to slave owners, and nothing to those they enslaved. We must stop overlooking the brutality of British history. Written and read by Kris Manjapra

Duration:00:31:25

Has Wine Gone Bad

6/7/2018
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‘Natural wine’ advocates say everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong – and have triggered the biggest split in the wine world for a generation. Written by Stephen Buranyi and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:37:14

How to topple a dictator: the rebel plot that freed the Gambia

6/7/2018
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After 22 years, Yahya Jammeh seemed unassailable. His brutal and reckless rule was finally ended by a small but courageous resistance. Written by Philip Róin and Mikkel Danielsen and read by Alice Arnold

Duration:00:36:05

How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today

6/4/2018
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It’s not a generational divide, but rather a split between two competing visions of feminism – social and individualist. Written by Moira Donegan and read by Kelly Burke

Duration:00:26:08

Why Silicon Valley can’t fix itself

6/1/2018
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Tech insiders have finally started admitting their mistakes – but the solutions they are offering could just help the big players get even more powerful. Written by Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel, and read by Kelly Burke

Duration:00:37:45