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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 34m. Bisher sind 37 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast


episode 34: Ep. 34 The start of a scandal

Amelia Gentleman’s work exposing the Windrush Scandal is some of the most impactful and well-renowned journalism of recent years. But where did it all begin? Amelia explains how a simple email she received while on holiday, set off a chain of events ...



episode 33: Ep. 33 Clues of a killing

A video of an extrajudicial killing haunts Aliaume Leroy - but how do you get to the truth from a short film posted on social media?  Aliaume found himself banding together with open source investigators across the world in a race to uncover...


 2019-08-15  23m

episode 32: Ep.32 "Brother needs help"

Back in 2000 Jim DeRogatis received a fax that would change the course of his career forever.  This is the story of how one journalist stayed on a story for decades, continuing to report allegations of abuse while the rest of the world cover...


 2019-08-01  36m

episode 31: Ep.31 Chicken

Brexit. It is all anyone is talking about. But while politicians argue and wring their hands, what is going on behind the scenes? Alice Ross and Lawrence Carter, part of Greenpeace's Unearthed team, set out to find out and discovered one way tha...


 2019-04-25  44m

episode 30: Ep.30 A Post Antibiotic Era

Madlen Davies has been reporting on a concerning topic for years: the rise of antibiotic resistance and superbugs. Her reporting started in the UK but she soon realised she would need to travel further to get the real story. Here she talks about one...


 2019-04-11  34m

episode 29: Ep.29 Proof

Ashley Fantz often covers police press conferences as part of her day job at CNN. But a few years ago she would attend one that would set her on a months long journey, forensically piecing together the evidence to reveal the systematic destruction of v...


 2019-03-21  29m

episode 28: W1G

Ep.28 W1G What connects a wide-screen TV in the toilet, a faked blockbuster film and an elaborate Las Vegas heist? Turns out... it's one address in central London. This is the story of how Oliver Bullough followed a tangle of financial crimes ba...


 2019-03-07  18m

episode 27: Ep. 27 Mother

Ep.27 Mother Lorna Tucker doesn’t think of herself as a journalist, more of a collector of stories. So years ago, when she stumbled on a story that needed to be told, she knew she wouldn’t stop until the truth came out. This is how she helped to doc...


 2019-02-21  31m

episode 26: Ep. 26 Burnt

Shiv Malik thought he was onto something special. He’d been working with a source who was offering incredible insights into the UK terrorist scene. And now, this same source was saying he was ready to turn his back on his past life and he wanted Shiv t...


 2019-02-07  30m

A festive message from The Tip Off

Just a quick one to say thanks for all your support in 2018 and to update on plans for what comes next...... oh and to announce Maeve's part in a charity Christmas single.... yes you read that right! We don't ask for much at The Tip Off but...


 2018-12-16  2m