The Guardian Long Read
This podcast from The Guardian, in which long-form stories published by the newspaper are read aloud, has brought us literally days of listening since we discovered it, and is an excellent supplement to the hard-copy edition. Its stories range - as newspaper stories are wont to do - from personal memoir to true crime to sweeping expose, and the diversity of the subject matter is part of its appeal. Each engrossing telling runs from 30 minutes to an hour.
Gateway episodes: The sugar conspiracy (22 Apr 2016) / Death of a troll (22 Feb 2016) / Alexander Litvinenko, the man who solved his own murder (29 Jan 2016) / Inside the Bank of England (23 Nov 2015) / My 977 days held hostage by Somali pirates (26 Jun 2015)