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The Story is our new podcast dedicated to our finest audio documentaries, investigations, and long form stories. The latest is a trio of personal stories called Camera Off by film maker  Rebecca Lloyd-Evans.  Also on The Story podcast we feature our ...Show More
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Maybe baby: should I have children or not? - The Story podcast

35:55 | Nov 14th, 2018

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 havi...Show More
Doc Tales: Black Sheep – The Story

21:26 | Oct 26th, 2018

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
Immigration detention: 'You're not human to them' – The Story podcast

16:20 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 relationsh...Show More
Immigration detention: 'It's basically a death sentence' – the Story podcast

18:22 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 childr...Show More
The LGBT church: a shelter from the storm – The Story podcast

23:03 | Oct 5th, 2018

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
The Trap: a tale of human trafficking – The Story podcast

35:41 | Aug 17th, 2018

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
Doc Tales: Little Pyongyang – The Story podcast

20:40 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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
The Kids of Calais, Part Two: the waiting game - The Story podcast

17:58 | May 18th, 2018

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
The Kids of Calais, part one: family reunification - The Story podcast

18:41 | May 18th, 2018

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?
Ireland's shame: the death of Savita Halappanavar – The Story podcast

43:45 | Mar 8th, 2018

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
Doc Tales: How to Make a Pearl – The Story podcast

25:07 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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 darknes...Show More
Home truths: when relationships and housework collide – The Story podcast

40:23 | Feb 16th, 2018

Leah Green explores the struggles that arise across the globe when deciding who does which chores
Peter Preston and the islands of San Serriffe – The Story podcast

13:07 | Jan 9th, 2018

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
Unreported Britain: the nation's teeth - The Story podcast

34:09 | Oct 13th, 2017

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?
Camera Off: At Her Majesty's Pleasure, royal pageboy to prison inmate – The Story podcast

26:31 | Sep 9th, 2016

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...Show More
Camera Off: Granny's Dining Out, a tale of a hidden identity - The Story podcast

22:59 | Sep 1st, 2016

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 th...Show More
Camera Off begins with David's Matchbox, a tale of psychosis and love – The Story podcast

22:40 | Aug 25th, 2016

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 generat...Show More
'I ask myself if I'm losing touch with reality' – solitary confinement in The Story podcast

07:49 | May 5th, 2016

Johnny Perez looks back on his time in solitary confinement, during which he questioned his sense of reality
'Imagine nobody recognising that you exist' – The Story podcast

06:07 | May 4th, 2016

Five Omar Mualimm-ak was in solitary confinement for five years in one consecutive period. He describes how it affected his mental health
'The collateral damage of solitary never goes away' – The Story podcast

08:20 | May 3rd, 2016

Victor Pate describes the fear he experienced in solitary confinement, where he spent two years
‘I suffered hallucinations in solitary’ – The Story podcast

13:31 | May 2nd, 2016

Tyrrell Muhammad talk of his seven years in solitary confinement, where he experienced psychotic episodes and felt like he would never get out
'My son is also in solitary now so it’s a cycle' – The Story podcast

08:00 | May 1st, 2016

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
'Boredom in solitary confinement is like nothing else' – The Story podcast

12:43 | Apr 30th, 2016

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
'I couldn’t understand if it was fake or real' – solitary confinement in The Story podcast

07:33 | Apr 29th, 2016

Marcell Neal talks about his experience of solitary confinement, his feelings of paranoia and the fact that he missed the birth of his daughter
Psychologists discuss solitary confinement – The Story podcast

10:00 | Apr 28th, 2016

Craig Haney and Terry Kupers explain why solitary confinement causes psychological damage
Solitary confinement in the US – audio documentary

24:07 | Apr 27th, 2016

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
The Story - coming soon

00:45 | Apr 6th, 2016

The Story is the brand new podcast strand from the Guardian - where you’ll find documentaries, investigations and long form storytelling at its finest.