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The Tip Off

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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.

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Ep. 35 What does justice look like? Part 1
The violent, protracted conflict known as The Troubles claimed many innocent victims in Northern Ireland. But one atrocity stood out for journalist Barry McCaffrey - the massacred of six men in the quiet, tiny village of Loughinisland. The killings stuck with him, in part because it seemed so clear who the suspects were, so why were they walking free?Barry explains how he spent years digging into what happened after the massacre, an investigation that would be developed into the acclaimed Alex Gibney film No Stone Unturned. It is a story that would have unintended consequences… Read all about it:https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/loughinisland-collusion-or-mythhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Stone-Unturned-Aidan-OToole/dp/B078HQSC2MHosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanProduction support: Cheeka AyersTheme music: Dice MuseThis series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 that would lead to arguably the biggest story of her illustrious career.Read all about it: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-windrush-betrayal/amelia-gentleman//9781783351848Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanProduction support: Alice MillikenTheme music: Dice MuseThis series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 the truth behind the atrocity. This is the story of how they did it.Read all about it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-45599973/cameroon-atrocity-finding-the-soldiers-who-killed-this-womanHosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanProduction support: Alice MillikenTheme music: Dice MuseThis series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Started
Jun 11th, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 29th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
38
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes
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