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 24: Ep.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. An email about Curtis Flowers.

From dusting off records in abandoned jail cells to reconstructing get-away routes and tracking down mystery men, this is the story of how a team of investigative journalists exposed huge questions around a troubling death-row case.

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Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Music:  Dice Muse, Blue Dot Sessions, Podington Bear.


 2018-08-23  33m