The Tip Off
By The Tip Off
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Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.
||CleanEp.29 Proof||Ashley Fantz often covers police press conferences as part of her day job at CNN. But a few years ago she would attend one that would set her on a months long journey, forensically piecing together the evidence to reveal the systematic destruction of v.||20 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.28 W1G||Ep.28 W1G What connects a wide-screen TV in the toilet, a faked blockbuster film and an elaborate Las Vegas heist? Turns out... it's one address in central London. This is the story of how Oliver Bullough followed a tangle of financial crimes ba...||6 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27 Mother||Ep.27 Mother Lorna Tucker doesn’t think of herself as a journalist, more of a collector of stories. So years ago, when she stumbled on a story that needed to be told, she knew she wouldn’t stop until the truth came out. This is how she helped to d||20 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 Burnt||Shiv Malik thought he was onto something special. He’d been working with a source who was offering incredible insights into the UK terrorist scene. And now, this same source was saying he was ready to turn his back on his past life and he wanted Shiv||6 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA festive message from The Tip Off||Just a quick one to say thanks for all your support in 2018 and to update on plans for what comes next...... oh and to announce Maeve's part in a charity Christmas single.... yes you read that right! We don't ask for much at The Tip Off but...||16 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.25 The Tip Off LIVE - Tales from West Cork||A court case, a mysterious witness and an envelope at the Post Office... this is the story of how Sam Bungey and Jennifer Ford unravelled a decade old murder case. Recorded in front of a live audience as part of Audible's Spoken Worlds Festival-...||6 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.24 Shining a Light||In The Dark, the US podcast team, finished their acclaimed first series with a request: they wanted to hear what their audience thought they should be investigating next. And there, buried in the hundreds of responses they got was a simple, short email.||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.23 Many miles from home||Three continents, 80 interviews and an investigation that took more than a decade. This is the story of how Cam Simpson uncovered one of the great David vs. Goliath stories of our time. In this episode, Cam wrestles with duplicitous sources, flies ac.||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.22 Resolution||New Yorker writer Alexis Okeowo wants to tell stories differently. Her new book A Moonless Starless Sky, tells the stories of people affected by extremism in Africa. In this episode, Alexis tells us how she came to find two of the main characters of .||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 Ready to talk||BBC File on Four's Alys Harte explores a shocking case of a sexually abused teenager who was failed by the authorities. From speed-reading in-depth reports, to casting famous actors- this is the behind-the-scenes of how a team of journalists tol...||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.20 Chill Pill||Ben Bryant was having fun, mingling with friends at a house party when inspiration struck in the most unusual way. This is the story of how one moment of piqued interest turned into a year of investigation. From trawling the dark web to making contac.||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 Lives cut short||Gary Younge explains how he set out on a year long project to record the number of children and teenagers killed by knife violence. Funerals, heartbreaking interviews and a tenacious hunt for data. This is the story of how a team of journalists produ.||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.18 All the President's Club Men||Madison Marriage broke a story that ricocheted around the world. The sleazy goings on of the President’s Club fundraising dinner provoked shock and outrage from all camps. But where did it all begin…. ? This is the story of how Madison and a team||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHot off the press: The Tip Off Series 3 coming soon||A sneak peek at what's coming in series 3.... and a quick ask! We've been shortlisted for TWO British Podcast Awards- yippee! (Best New Podcast and Smartest Podcast). But we're up against some big names! If you want to help us out, you...||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.17 Two sides to the story||A journalist is on the trail of a big story, unravelling how an 18 year-old rape victim came to be, not only disbelieved, but charged with false reporting after being attacked by a serial rapist. He is putting all the pieces together when he gets an em.||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.16 Web of death- part 2||After months of digging the end is in sight for Heidi Blake and the Buzzfeed team. They are piecing together a puzzle of mysterious deaths on British soil, and all the signs are pointing to Russian influence…. Then one night… a shady figure appear||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.15 Web of death- part 1||In the corner room of Buzzfeed’s office is a wall is covered with photographs. Photographs that are linked up in a web of connections. Photographs of dead men.These are the people Heidi Blake suspects were killed with impunity on British soil. This||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.14 Hoping to be wrong||Tip offs for a story can come in many forms, but for Alistair one investigation he worked on started in the worst way imaginable: with the death of a loved one. From a hospital car-park in the Midlands to a meeting with the Health Secretary, the BBC||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.13 Voices in the ether||When you set out on an investigation you usually start with a hypothesis- an idea that you will test and challenge as you go. But not Paul Myles… Working for On Our Radar, Paul set out to tell the story of dementia in the UK. Hours spent on trains,||10 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 The sound of news||Leah Borromeo sees journalism differently to most. Or rather she hears it. Leah and colleagues are working on a project to tell investigative journalism through music. So Maeve went along to the studio, to hear just exactly what that means. Read a.||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.11 Putting a price on health||Ep. 11 Putting a price on health Billy Kenber set out to look into one story and ended up finding another. Hidden within open datasets was proof of a practice that was costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds a year. Battling to put the piece.||13 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 Brown paper envelopes||Jennifer Williams, of the Manchester Evening News, was hearing horrible stories coming from two hospitals in her patch. Rumour had it, there was a damning report out there... but getting hold of it would be easier said than done. Sources, FOI battles.||30 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.9 When the roof came down||Ep.9 When the roof came down In late July I read a Facebook post that would send me on a three month journey- from town council steps, to bland hotels to dirty council flats- I followed the stories of women fleeing domestic violence only to be let down.||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.8 The stories untold||Ep.8 The stories untold It’s one thing breaking a story- but how do you keep reporting a story that unfurls over years and not days? Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi explains how she travelled to the vast refugee camps of Ethiopia before Rossalyn Warren take||27 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.7 Codename Prometheus||Ep. 7 Codename: Prometheus Everyone’s heard of the Panama Papers- the stories from the biggest data lead in history rocked the world. But how did it happen? Where did the data appear from? How do you sift through 11.5m files? And how on earth do you||20 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.6 Caught offside?||Ep. 6 Caught offside? A two year investigation took reporters undercover as they met with top football managers and agents. Claire Newell explains how the Daily Telegraph’s investigation team exposed the murky world of British football, ending in the||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.5 It started with a body||Ep. 5 It started with a body It started with a body and ended up in a months long investigation exploring the scale of homelessness in a London borough. We follow Emma Youle as one simple story grows and morphs into an award-winning campaign. Read a.||5 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.4 Knock Knock||Ep.4 Knock knock Jane Bradley is stood on doorstep in West London. She is about to knock and tell a mother that she suspects her son is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. We follow Jane’s progress as she tracks down not one but two of the Be||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.3 Back to the source||Ep.3 Back to the source The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Abigail Fielding-Smith finds a vital source, who lets her into the world of the Pentagon’s top-secret propaganda machine. With: Abigail Fielding-Smith Read all about it: http://la||22 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.2 The stuff of horror movies||Ep. 2 The stuff of horror movies Piece by piece the Washington Post’s Louisa Loveluck puts together the picture of a horrifying Syrian torture facility, in a setting you wouldn’t expect. WARNING: This episode includes descriptions of violence and||14 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.1 Follow the money||Ep.1 Follow the money Wigs, car chases and rucksacks stuffed with cash. Buzzfeed’s Heidi Blake explains how she exposed the questionable financial practices of one of the Conservative Party’s largest donors. With: Heidi Blake Read all about it:||14 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon... The Tip Off||Welcome to The Tip Off, a new weekly podcast that delves into the stories behind some of the biggest headlines in British journalism.||11 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Serious journalism on a scale not seen since the 70s.
A very interesting podcast
This podcast shines a light on some of the great work some journalists do. After each episode I look up the stories to get more information on the subjects highlighted by this podcast. I wish the episodes were longer.
Incredible stories, well told
Interesting and addictive. The journalists featured are unsung heroes, working for the benefit of the general public. It’s fascinating to hear how these stories come about.