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 49 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

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

episode 40: Ep. 40 O Sister Where Art Thou?

While researching the effects of the One Child Policy in China, LA Times journalist Barbara Demick stumbles upon an extraordinary story: twin sisters, one of whom was forcibly adopted away to the USA. Barbara sets off to find the missing twin, and reun...


 2020-03-12  35m

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 ...


 2020-02-27  32m

episode 38: Ep.38 Holding hands to jump

Jodi Kantor was given a beat and had been pointed at a tweet - a single tweet, without any names included that would set her on a months-long investigation. Teaming up with Megan Twohey, the two New York Times’ journalists set off to uncover one of the...


 2020-02-13  38m

episode 37: Ep. 37 Latitude Live - Anatomy of a conspiracy theory

In a crowded tent at Latitude Festival, journalist Charlie Mole explains how he tracked back how a conspiracy theory had grown and developed, finally ending up on US national news. In this show, recorded in front of a live audience, Charlie explains ...


 2019-10-10  33m