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The Story podcast is dedicated to our finest audio documentaries, investigations and long form stories

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Comfort Eating with Grace Dent: episode one of a new podcast
Have you ever wondered what famous people actually eat? In our new podcast, Guardian restaurant critic Grace Dent does just that, asking well-known guests to lift the lid on the food they turn to when they’re at home alone – and what comfort foods have seen them through their lives. In the first episode, screenwriter Russell T Davies tells Grace about his childhood in Swansea, the delights of Woolworth’s pork and egg pies, and how his husband’s death informed his latest TV series, It’s a Sin. Future guests will include Nish Kumar, Rafe Spall and Aisling Bea. Episodes willl be released every Tuesday – search for it wherever you get your podcasts
Jul 01, 2021
Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series
The Guardian has launched a new series called Reverberate that we think you’ll like. Each week, Chris Michael will explore incredible stories from around the world about when music shook history. In the first episode, we hear from Kashy Keegan, an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town who became the voice of Hong Kong’s nascent pro-democracy movement. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series
Feb 08, 2021
Innermost: another episode of our new series
We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series
Aug 03, 2020
Innermost: episode 1 of a new series
The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series
Jun 25, 2020
Jemima: who owns our life? - The Story podcast
In 2017, Jemima Dixon, who suffered from a complex form of multiple sclerosis, died in an assisted death at a clinic in Switzerland. She became one of hundreds of Britons to end their life this way. But for each individual, there are many more loved ones left behind, including Jemima’s sister, Annabel, and their mother. In this documentary, we hear the complex emotions and tensions that can arise for families like the Dixons as they grapple with Jemima’s enormous decision. And through conversations recorded before her death, we’ll hear how it felt from Jemima’s point of view too
Feb 03, 2020
Maybe baby: should I have children or not? - The Story podcast
How do we decide whether to become parents? Leah Green speaks to people in the middle of making the biggest decision of their lives. She encounters unexpected sources of doubt, explores therapy that is meant to ease it, and confronts the risk of having a ‘problem child’
Nov 14, 2018
Doc Tales: Black Sheep – The Story
To celebrate the release of our latest documentary, Charlie Phillips sits down with the film’s protagonist, Cornelius Walker, to discuss his incredible story as an adolescent struggling to fit in
Oct 26, 2018
Immigration detention: 'You're not human to them' – The Story podcast
A new Guardian survey has found that as of 31 August 2018, out of 188 people in immigration detention, 84% of detainees had not been given removal directions. It was certainly the case with this woman who, following a false claim of a sham relationship, found herself on the verge of deportation
Oct 11, 2018
Immigration detention: 'It's basically a death sentence' – the Story podcast
According to the UK Home Office, in 2017 over 27,000 individuals were held in immigration detention. But even for the half who were released, there is little to celebrate. Take the story of this man who, despite being here for decades with his children, found himself on the verge on deportation for a crime he claims he didn’t commit
Oct 11, 2018
The LGBT church: a shelter from the storm – The Story podcast
Attitudes towards LGBT people in parts of the world have led to ostracisation, or people being forced to hide or flee. But in a small church in the UK capital, some have found sanctuary
Oct 05, 2018
Episode 3: Croydon - Beyond the blade podcast
Half of Britain’s teenage stabbing deaths happen in London. But not all the city is equally at risk and in this final episode we travel to Croydon in south London to hear how members of the local community are fighting back
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 2: Birmingham - Beyond the blade podcast
In our second episode, we travel to Birmingham and hear from a group of parents about the role of fear in driving incidents of violent crime. We also hear about the positive steps being taken to restore the humanity of those young people who commit them
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 1: Bristol - Beyond the blade podcast
In the first episode of our new series, we hear from support workers in Bristol who talk about how role models, masculinity and intergenerational relationships are all key to tackling violent crime
Sep 10, 2018
Coming soon: Beyond the blade podcast
In this new series of podcasts, people from Bristol, Birmingham and Croydon in South London allowed us to listen to, and record, conversations they’re having within their communities about knife crime. Expect all three episodes next week...
Sep 07, 2018
The Trap: a tale of human trafficking – The Story podcast
In this special episode of The Story, we hear from the filmmakers Annie Kelly and Mei-Ling McNamara about how they made The Trap, the result of a year-long investigation into America’s domestic sex-trafficking industry
Aug 17, 2018
Doc Tales: Little Pyongyang – The Story podcast
To mark the release of the latest documentary commissioned by the Guardian, Charlie Phillips speaks with filmmaker Roxy Rezvany about her approach to Little Pyongyang and the surprisingly universal relevance of her story about a North Korean defector
Aug 03, 2018
The Kids of Calais, Part Two: the waiting game - The Story podcast
Continuing this two-part podcast, Harriet Grant looks at the fate of a handful of refugees brought to the UK in 2016. She finds that arrival in Britain did not always end their turbulent journeys
May 18, 2018
The Kids of Calais, part one: family reunification - The Story podcast
In this two-part podcast, Harriet Grant looks at the fate of a handful of refugees brought to the UK in 2016. What happens when a young person arrives in a new country to live with a family member they have never met?
May 18, 2018
The music of Cafe Oto – The Story podcast
Cafe Oto co-founder Hamish Dunbar guides us through some of his favourite recordings from the renowned east London experimental music venue
May 01, 2018
Ten years of Cafe Oto – The Story podcast
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the world-renowned experimental music venue, musicians, staff and volunteers tell the story of how an abandoned Dalston paint factory was transformed into a vibrant international hub of creativity. Featuring Thurston Moore, David Toop, and more
May 01, 2018
Ireland's shame: the death of Savita Halappanavar – The Story podcast
As Ireland prepares for a historic referendum, Danielle Stephens looks back at the story of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian woman who died after being denied an abortion in an Irish hospital
Mar 08, 2018
Doc Tales: How to Make a Pearl – The Story podcast
To mark the release of the latest film from the Guardian Documentaries team, Charlie Phillips speaks with film-maker Jason Hanasik about the film’s subject, John, who is trying to come to terms with his traumatic past while living in complete darkness
Mar 02, 2018
Home truths: when relationships and housework collide – The Story podcast
Leah Green explores the struggles that arise across the globe when deciding who does which chores
Feb 16, 2018
Peter Preston and the islands of San Serriffe – The Story podcast
As a tribute to the former editor of the Guardian, we hear a 2014 interview about his role in creating the fictitious islands of San Serriffe, the paper’s most successful April fools gag
Jan 09, 2018
Unreported Britain: the nation's teeth - The Story podcast
How is it that charities are having to step in to help people falling through the net in a country with dental healthcare for all?
Oct 13, 2017
Camera Off: At Her Majesty's Pleasure, royal pageboy to prison inmate – The Story podcast
For our third and final episode in this series of Camera Off, we hear the story of Alex Trenchard, the aristocrat who was once a pageboy for the queen and came from a wealthy family but who went to prison for stealing more than a quarter of a million pounds from Tesco to fund his own music festival
Sep 09, 2016
Camera Off: Granny's Dining Out, a tale of a hidden identity - The Story podcast
Camera Off brings you the touching story of Granny, the oldest serving volunteer at the Samaritans helpline and former teacher at a finishing school. She’s about as British as you can get, but Granny has a secret that casts a long shadow. A shadow that crosses eight decades, hides forgotten names and takes Granny back to her long-lost family home
Sep 01, 2016
Camera Off begins with David's Matchbox, a tale of psychosis and love – The Story podcast
Camera Off is the new mini series from The Story, our podcast dedicated to bringing you great documentaries, investigation and long-form storytelling.In this first episode we hear the powerful tale of Chris and Michael brought together across generations, cultures and continents through the strange twists and turns of mental illness, hallucinations, and love
Aug 25, 2016
'I ask myself if I'm losing touch with reality' – solitary confinement in The Story podcast
Johnny Perez looks back on his time in solitary confinement, during which he questioned his sense of reality
May 05, 2016
'Imagine nobody recognising that you exist' – The Story podcast
Five Omar Mualimm-ak was in solitary confinement for five years in one consecutive period. He describes how it affected his mental health
May 04, 2016
'The collateral damage of solitary never goes away' – The Story podcast
Victor Pate describes the fear he experienced in solitary confinement, where he spent two years
May 03, 2016
‘I suffered hallucinations in solitary’ – The Story podcast
Tyrrell Muhammad talk of his seven years in solitary confinement, where he experienced psychotic episodes and felt like he would never get out
May 02, 2016
'My son is also in solitary now so it’s a cycle' – The Story podcast
Dolores Caneles was put in solitary confinement for nine months after being caught with drugs. Her son now is in solitary confinement. She explains how she survived her period of isolation
May 01, 2016
'Boredom in solitary confinement is like nothing else' – The Story podcast
Steven Czifra describes how he coped with solitary confinement by reading and drawing. But eight years in solitary led Steven to become violent, even attempting suicide
Apr 30, 2016
'I couldn’t understand if it was fake or real' – solitary confinement in The Story podcast
Marcell Neal talks about his experience of solitary confinement, his feelings of paranoia and the fact that he missed the birth of his daughter
Apr 29, 2016
Psychologists discuss solitary confinement – The Story podcast
Craig Haney and Terry Kupers explain why solitary confinement causes psychological damage
Apr 28, 2016
Solitary confinement in the US – audio documentary
As part of the Guardian’s 6x9 project looking at life in a prison isolation cell, Gary Younge discusses the practice of solitary confinement in the US and considers the possible ways out
Apr 27, 2016
The Story - coming soon
The Story is the brand new podcast strand from the Guardian - where you’ll find documentaries, investigations and long form storytelling at its finest.
Apr 06, 2016