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 38 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


episode 16: Ep.16 Two sides to the story

A journalist is on the trail of a big story, unravelling how an 18 year-old rape victim came to be, not only disbelieved, but charged with false reporting after being attacked by a serial rapist. He is putting all the pieces together when he gets an em...


 2018-03-08  41m

episode 16: Ep.16 Web of death- part 2

After months of digging the end is in sight for Heidi Blake and the Buzzfeed team. They are piecing together a puzzle of mysterious deaths on British soil, and all the signs are pointing to Russian influence…. Then one night… a shady figure appears o...


 2018-02-15  35m

episode 15: Ep.15 Web of death- part 1

In the corner room of Buzzfeed’s office is a wall is covered with photographs. Photographs that are linked up in a web of connections. Photographs of dead men.These are the people Heidi Blake suspects were killed with impunity on British soil. This i...


 2018-02-08  36m

episode 14: Ep.14 Hoping to be wrong

Tip offs for a story can come in many forms, but for Alistair one investigation he worked on started in the worst way imaginable: with the death of a loved one. From a hospital car-park in the Midlands to a meeting with the Health Secretary, the BBC’...


 2018-01-25  39m

episode 13: Ep.13 Voices in the ether

When you set out on an investigation you usually start with a hypothesis- an idea that you will test and challenge as you go. But not Paul Myles… Working for On Our Radar, Paul set out to tell the story of dementia in the UK. Hours spent on trains, ...


 2018-01-11  33m

episode 12: Ep. 12 The sound of news

Leah Borromeo sees journalism differently to most. Or rather she hears it. Leah and colleagues are working on a project to tell investigative journalism through music. So Maeve went along to the studio, to hear just exactly what that means. Read a...


 2017-12-28  36m

episode 11: Ep.11 Putting a price on health

Ep. 11 Putting a price on health Billy Kenber set out to look into one story and ended up finding another. Hidden within open datasets was proof of a practice that was costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds a year. Battling to put the piece...


 2017-12-14  32m

episode 10: Ep. 10 Brown paper envelopes

Jennifer Williams, of the Manchester Evening News, was hearing horrible stories coming from two hospitals in her patch. Rumour had it, there was a damning report out there... but getting hold of it would be easier said than done. Sources, FOI battles...


 2017-11-30  34m

Ep.9 When the roof came down

Ep.9 When the roof came down In late July I read a Facebook post that would send me on a three month journey- from town council steps, to bland hotels to dirty council flats- I followed the stories of women fleeing domestic violence only to be let down...


 2017-10-26  46m

Ep.8 The stories untold

Ep.8 The stories untold It’s one thing breaking a story- but how do you keep reporting a story that unfurls over years and not days? Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi explains how she travelled to the vast refugee camps of Ethiopia before Rossalyn Warren takes...


 2017-07-27  41m