The Audio Long Read

The Audio Long Read

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From the archive: Where oil rigs go to die

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors This week, from 2017: When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As ...  Show more

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From the archive: Where oil rigs go to die

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors This week, from 2017: When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As ...  Show more

Schedule Changes to the Audio Long Read

For the month of February, we’ll be making a slight change to our production schedule. For the next few weeks, we will be publishing two episodes a week. On Mondays you’ll hear brand new long reads, and on Fridays we’ll raid the Audio Long Read archive to bring you some classic p ...  Show more

‘If you win the popular imagination, you change the game’: why we need new stories on climate

So much is happening, both wonderful and terrible – and it matters how we tell it. We can’t erase the bad news, but to ignore the good is the route to indifference or despair. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod 

‘We can’t even get basic care done’: what it’s like doing 12-hour shifts on an understaffed NHS ward

The NHS saved my life once, and inspired me to change career. But when I started as a healthcare assistant on a hospital ward for older patients, it was clear how bad things had got. This is the story of a typical shift. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/ ...  Show more

From the archive – The selling of the Krays: how two mediocre criminals created their own legend

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors This week, from 2015: The Kray twins wanted everyone to know who they were – and indeed they were always better at fame than crime. Help support o ...  Show more