The audio long read

The audio long read

From the archive: The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be – podcast

They may be vine-smothered ruins today, but the lost cities of the ancient tropics still have a...

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How the US created a world of endless war

In 2008, many of Barack Obama’s supporters hoped he would bring the global war on terror to...

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From the archive: Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror?

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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The unravelling of a conspiracy: were the 16 charged with plotting to kill India’s prime minister framed? –

In 2018, Indian police claimed to have uncovered a shocking plan to bring down the government....

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A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness – podcast

The creators of the Aibo robot dog say it has ‘real emotions and instinct’. This may...

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From the archives: Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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The last humanist: how Paul Gilroy became the most vital guide to our age of crisis – podcast

One of Britain’s most influential scholars has spent a lifetime trying to convince people...

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The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport – podcast

To every age dogged with pollution, accidents and congestion, the transport solution for the next...

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From the archives: John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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Man v food: is lab-grown meat really going to solve our nasty agriculture problem? – podcast

If cellular agriculture is going to improve on the industrial system it is displacing, it needs...

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‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Ir

In the face of scorn and contempt from former IRA members, a small number of dissident groups...

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From the archive: Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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Safe space: the cosmic importance of planetary quarantine – podcast

As the pace and ambition of space exploration accelerates, preventing Earth-born organisms from...

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The revolt against liberalism: what’s driving Poland and Hungary’s nativist turn? – podcast

For the hardline conservatives ruling Poland and Hungary, the transition from communism to...

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From the archives: Perfect prams for perfect parents: the rise of the bougie buggy – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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The toppling of Saddam’s statue: how the US military made a myth

In 2003, the destruction of one particular statue in Baghdad made worldwide headlines and came to...

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The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine? – podcast

Caffeine makes us more energetic, efficient and faster. But we have become so dependent that we...

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From the archives: How many murders can a police informer get away with? – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past,...

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No cults, no politics, no ghouls: how China censors the video game world – podcast

China’s video game market is the world’s biggest. International developers want in on...

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