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About our audio

Slow news stories designed for listening

Our audio journalism invites you into our newsroom, and takes you deeper into the stories.

The Slow Newscast covers our biggest stories and investigations of the week; the Editor’s Voicemail reveals what’s on co-founder James Harding’s mind; and in Sensemaker Daily our journalists serve up one short story every day to make sense of the world.

The Slow Newscast
Our biggest stories, given voice

Hunt for the porn king: a reckoning

8 August 2022
23 minutes

Last year, as women accused Pornhub of profiting from their abuse, we tracked down its intensely secretive owner. This week, we’re looking back to find out: what happened next?

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New podcasts for 2022

Visible Women

with Caroline Criado Perez

A 12-part series investigating how we can fix the gender data gap – and build a world that works for everyone.


How the Lebedevs partied their way to power

Paul Caruana Galizia’s investigation into Russian money in London.

Slow Politics

What’s driving the agenda in Westminster each week.

The Backstory

with Andrew Neil

A series of in-depth conversations with people in power and those trying to influence them, hosted by the UK’s most formidable interviewer – Andrew Neil.

Life, changing

Early childhood in the UK is radically different to how it used to be. Across three cities, we’re speaking to parents and children about their lives, worries, and dreams, and – with the help of the Nuffield Foundation – uncovering the hidden stories behind these seismic changes.

Inside the energy transition

Is a fair transition to 100 per cent clean energy the stuff of dreams, or a genuine possibility?

Listen to the final episode now.

Editor’s Voicemail
James Harding dials in

Sensemaker Daily

One story every day to make sense of the world.


The China Problem

“What we’re going to do in this series of podcasts is take a big idea and look for the moments that shine a light on it.”

A multi-part podcast series

Sweet Bobby

How well do you know the person you love?

Listen to our six-part investigation into one of the world’s most sophisticated catfishers.

Audio essays

Matthew d’Ancona investigates

Over the last two years, Tortoise editor Matthew d’Ancona has been investigating the UK government and, among other things, its management – and mismanagement – of the pandemic.

voicemails from ukraine


A collection of daily messages from inside Ukraine as the Russian invasion unfolds.

The people vs Harvey Proctor


What lessons does the story of Harvey Proctor – the twice-disgraced former Conservative MP with extreme anti-immigration views – hold about the way society deems it acceptable to treat those who we cast as hate figures?

a four-part podcast series

Hidden homicides

How many women are killed – but not counted?

Left to die

When Islamist insurgents attacked a town in Mozambique in March, civilians and foreign contractors raced to a local hotel for safety. Over three agonising days, they waited for a rescue. But no one came.

My Mother’s murder

An investigation by Paul Caruana Galizia into the life and killing of his mother, the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.