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 45: Ep. 45 Strings attached


BBC journalist Ellie Flynn is nervous, she is about to go undercover to meet a man who is offering a bed in his flat, but there is a catch… 


For weeks Ellie travelled the country meeting men who were advertising rent in exchange for sex. This is how she produced a documentary for BBC Three about this shockingly prevalent practice.


Read all about it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05y93q5


Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Production support: Alice Miliken

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: https://www.patreon.com/thetipoff

 

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 2020-06-11  30m