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 37: Ep. 37 Latitude Live - Anatomy of a conspiracy theory


In a crowded tent at Latitude Festival, journalist Charlie Mole explains how he tracked back how a conspiracy theory had grown and developed, finally ending up on US national news.
In this show, recorded in front of a live audience, Charlie explains how the death of a young Democrat staffer, sparked an elaborate story about revenge killings, secret leaks and shady forces at work.
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Read all about it:https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/bbc/conspiracy-files-murder-in-washington-bbc2/5127901.article
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-43727858
Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanProduction support: Cheeka AyersTheme music: Dice Muse
This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation. 
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 2019-10-10  33m