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

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

episode 25: Ep.25 The Tip Off LIVE - Tales from West Cork

A court case, a mysterious witness and an envelope at the Post Office... this is the story of how Sam Bungey and Jennifer Ford unravelled a decade old murder case. Recorded in front of a live audience as part of Audible's Spoken Worlds Festival-...


 2018-10-07  35m

episode 24: Ep.24 Shining a Light

In The Dark, the US podcast team, finished their acclaimed first series with a request: they wanted to hear what their audience thought they should be investigating next. And there, buried in the hundreds of responses they got was a simple, short email...


 2018-08-23  33m

episode 23: Ep.23 Many miles from home

Three continents, 80 interviews and an investigation that took more than a decade. This is the story of how Cam Simpson uncovered one of the great David vs. Goliath stories of our time. In this episode, Cam wrestles with duplicitous sources, flies ac...


 2018-08-02  35m

episode 22: Ep.22 Resolution

New Yorker writer Alexis Okeowo wants to tell stories differently. Her new book A Moonless Starless Sky, tells the stories of people affected by extremism in Africa. In this episode, Alexis tells us how she came to find two of the main characters of ...


 2018-07-19  22m

episode 21: Ep. 21 Ready to talk

BBC File on Four's Alys Harte explores a shocking case of a sexually abused teenager who was failed by the authorities. From speed-reading in-depth reports, to casting famous actors- this is the behind-the-scenes of how a team of journalists tol...


 2018-07-05  32m

episode 20: Ep.20 Chill Pill

Ben Bryant was having fun, mingling with friends at a house party when inspiration struck in the most unusual way. This is the story of how one moment of piqued interest turned into a year of investigation. From trawling the dark web to making contac...


 2018-06-21  23m