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 43: Ep. 43 Canned tomatoes

Ayo Awokoya had an idea and she couldn’t let it go. This is how a talented and tenacious freelancer followed her instincts to uncover a shocking story - revealing modern day slavery practices happening in European agriculture. The work later won the Frontline Club Award for Print.

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Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Production support: Cheeka Eyers

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. Thanks to our Patreon supporters who make these stories possible - you can support us at:


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