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 33m. Bisher sind 53 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 3 hours 41 minutes


episode 49: Ep.49 Making them count

In late winter 2017 I was struck with what I thought was a simple question… how many people were dying while homeless? It turned out nobody knew the answer - so I set out, with colleagues around the country, to find out.  In this episode I d...


 2020-12-12  28m

episode 48: Ep. 48 Sharing data

Samir Jeraj and Natalie Bloomer have decided to team on to take on an investigation… they want to know if and how police forces are sharing information with immigration officials, and they are about to uncover some shocking findings.  Read a...


 2020-10-08  26m

episode 47: Ep. 47 Omar

Omar Radi is working in dangerous circumstances. His journalism is exposing how tribal lands are being snatched away from inhabitants in Morocco, only to be sold off at exorbitant rates. He knows this work is making him enemies… but he has no idea just...


 2020-09-15  27m

episode 46: Ep. 46 Dark Money

Peter Geoghegan is standing on a train station platform when he sees it - a large advert in a free-sheet newspaper that will set him off on an investigation into the dark world of campaign spending. In this episode we hear how he worked to unravel th...


 2020-09-11  22m

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. Thi...


 2020-06-11  30m

episode 44: Ep. 44 Under our noses

HuffPost UK's Nadine White is onto a story- following allegations of fraud and wrong-doing in a well-publicised British church. But why has no-one else spotted the story? Could it be because these are black victims? In response to Nadine's ...


 2020-05-21  29m

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 Fr...


 2020-05-07  38m

episode 42: Ep. 42 Justice served cold

For years Alon Aviram and colleagues followed a story - a story that took them to dingy warehouses, stake-outs in cars, and undercover work in ice cream vans. This is how the Bristol Cable tracked alleged wrongdoing in one of the city’s well-known busi...


 2020-04-22  26m

Introducing: The Immaculate Deception

This week we offer you a taste of something new... enjoy an extract from new podcast series The Immaculate Deception. Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his ...


 2020-04-01  5m

episode 41: Ep. 41 Behind closed doors

Journalist Louise Tickle is one of a handful of reporters who covers a secretive and little known area of UK life… the family courts. In this episode she explains the many challenges she faces in reporting even the most egregious cases of wrong-doing, ...


 2020-03-26  28m