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 39: Ep.39 Fragments

Hundreds of miles apart, journalists Jessica Purkis and JD are working to get answers. They are looking for accountability and justice for an Afghan man named Masih. Masih’s entire family was wiped out in an airstrike, on his house in a remote part of Afghanistan. 

This is the story of how Masih worked with journalists around the world to get to the truth. 

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Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Production support: Alice Milliken

Theme 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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