6 episodes

Brave whistleblowers. A trail of data. A secret system for dealing with allegations of child abuse. Follow the Telegraph's Investigations team on their year-long hunt into the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Brave whistleblowers. A trail of data. A secret system for dealing with allegations of child abuse. Follow the Telegraph's Investigations team on their year-long hunt into the Jehovah's Witnesses.

    The Unknown Boy

    The Unknown Boy

    The end of the investigation is in sight. Doors open, documents arrive in the post, and the final pieces of the puzzle start to fit together. 

    Read the Investigations team's notebook here: www.telegraph.co.uk/callbethel |

    For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |

    If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |

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    • 46 min
    The Library

    The Library

    The reporters hit one dead end after another. They’re starting to lose hope that they’ll ever land the story, when they get a breakthrough. A private library on the coast of England could hold answers they need.  

    Read the Investigations team's notebook here: www.telegraph.co.uk/callbethel |

    For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |

    If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |

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    • 39 min
    Paper Trails

    Paper Trails

    The idea that the Jehovah’s Witnesses keep a database of abuse allegations isn’t a complete long shot. Tireless lawyers in America and Australia have seen evidence of it in their countries. The reporters discover leads to follow. 

    Read the Investigations team's notebook here: www.telegraph.co.uk/callbethel |

    For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |

    If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 33 min
    Missing Pieces

    Missing Pieces

    A landmark legal battle. A fight for documents. The missing pieces of the puzzle fall into place. 

    The Investigations team at the Telegraph speak to three women who have all pursued justice against their abusers. 

    Read the Investigations team's notebook here: www.telegraph.co.uk/callbethel |

    For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |

    If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 36 min
    The Tip-off

    The Tip-off

    In August 2021, an email arrives in the Telegraph's investigations inbox claiming the Jehovah's Witnesses have a hidden database of alleged abusers. The reporters start on the trail.

    Read the Investigations team's notebook here: www.telegraph.co.uk/callbethel |

    For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |

    If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 35 min
    Introducing Call Bethel

    Introducing Call Bethel

    Brave whistleblowers. A trail of data. A secret system for dealing with allegations of child abuse. Follow the Telegraph's Investigations team on their year-long hunt into the Jehovah's Witnesses. First episode out on Tuesday.

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

altyrrell ,

Excellent journalism

Another fabulous investigative podcast by The Telegraph. What a shocking story though and hard to believe this happens continually in our society. Shame on the JW’s for protecting their image and institution rather than children.

Kimsilvio ,

A must listen

JW, ExJw, Never JW, this is a must listen. Thank you to the Telegraph for such a well researched and balanced investigation.

jacquiandtre ,

Excellent!

The journalists investigating this secretive group have taken the time to listen and hear the truths of those who have previously been voiceless and consistently and thoroughly follow up leads. They should be highly commended for their work on this story.
The former Circuit Overseer with decades of experience was a brilliant find!
Well done to you all for exposing the systematic and deliberate cover up of child sexual abuse and the harbouring of paedophiles.

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