The Tip Off

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.

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episode 20: Ep.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 contact with drug dealers, this is how Ben uncovered a previously unreported surge in fake prescription drugs.
Read all about it:https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-british-teenagers-became-hooked-on-xanax-2fh6tqznw
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/fake_xanax_the_uks_largest_ever_dark_net_drugs_bust
Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanEdited and co-produced: Cheeka AyersMusic: Dice Muse, Podington Bear, the Losers.


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 2018-06-21  23m