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.


episode 23: Ep.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 across the world twice and arranges an undercover embed, all to find out how 12 men came to die far from home, in the Iraqi desert.

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Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Music:  Dice Muse, the Losers, Blue Dot Sessions. Recordings from Turku and Samuel Corwin.




 2018-08-02  35m