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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.

A brand new podcast series

Sweet Bobby

How well do you know the person you love?

The Slow Newscast
Our biggest stories, given voice

The super divorce: The Akhmedovs and a game of hide and seek

6 December 2021
44 minutes

When a High Court Judge awarded Tatiana Akhmedova a record £450m divorce payout, it was only the beginning of a case that went on to become the most expensive family feud in history…

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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.”


Our new Sensemaker podcast that covers everything football-related. We’ll be bringing you one story every day to make sense of the world of football.

a four-part podcast series

Hidden homicides

How many women are killed – but not counted?

My mother’s murder

My Mother’s Murder is an investigation by Paul Caruana Galizia into the life and killing of his mother, the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Voices of Evin
Listen to those who’ve experienced the prison first hand

Former inmates of Iran’s notorious Evin prison tell their stories.

This report contains descriptions of torture, rape and execution.