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Welcome to The Tip Off- a weekly 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.

Welcome to The Tip Off- a weekly 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.
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Welcome to The Tip Off- a weekly 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.

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English


Episodes

Ep.9 When the roof came down

10/26/2017
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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 by the system designed to support them. Meanwhile, a team of journalists all across the country, dug into FOI data, pulled in local council funding bids and surveyed experts on the ground. Together we uncovered a country-wide crisis, with...

Duration: 00:36:16


Ep.8 The stories untold

7/27/2017
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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 takes up the baton, reporting from the perilous sea-crossings on the Mediterranean. Working freelance, both women struggle to do the stories they care about while making a living. WARNING: This episodes contains descriptions of domestic violence....

Duration: 00:31:20


Ep.7 Codename Prometheus

7/20/2017
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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 herd hundreds of journalists to the same finish line? Bastian Obermayer (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Holly Watt (Guardian) and Will Fitzgibbon (ICIJ) talk us through the trials and tribulations of the world’s biggest cross-border collaboration. Read...

Duration: 00:29:41


Ep.6 Caught offside?

7/13/2017
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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 England manager stepping down. Read all about it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/26/exclusive-investigation-england-manager-sam-allardyce-for-sale/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football-for-sale/ Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan...

Duration: 00:34:11


Ep.5 It started with a body

7/6/2017
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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 all about it: http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/hackney-council-pays-35million-a-year-to-keep-the-homeless-homeless-1-4851576...

Duration: 00:28:17


Ep.4 Knock Knock

6/29/2017
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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 Beatles terror cell. Read all about it: https://www.buzzfeed.com/janebradley/unmasked-the-second-member-of-isiss-beatles-execution-cell?utm_term=.tbXjXVDRw#.vvG4w1PG7...

Duration: 00:25:05


Ep.2 The stuff of horror movies

6/14/2017
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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 torture and may not be suitable for all listeners. With: Louisa Loveluck Read all about it:...

Duration: 00:21:58


Ep.1 Follow the money

6/14/2017
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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: https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/this-tory-donor-was-secretly-filmed-dropping-cash-stuffed-ru?utm_term=.oxjmBQGKN#.qneDMy19Q Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan Production advice: Lorna Stewart Music: Dice Muse

Duration: 00:27:50


Coming soon... The Tip Off

6/11/2017
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Welcome to The Tip Off, a new weekly podcast that delves into the stories behind some of the biggest headlines in British journalism.

Duration: 00:01:39