How do you take down a criminal network that’s hidden in the shadows? How do you rescue child abuse victims who could be anywhere in the world? Hunting Warhead follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the darkest corners of the internet. What they discover shocks them. Host Daemon Fairless tracks down the investigators, survivors and criminals themselves. A co-production of CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG.
Introducing: Boys Like Me
Why are lonely, young men a growing threat to our safety? In 2018, a Toronto man drove a van down a busy sidewalk, killing 11 people and injuring many more. He was linked to the "incel" movement, a dark online world fueled by violent misogyny, extreme isolation and perceived rejection. In the wake of the attack, Evan Mead discovers a disturbing connection to the perpetrator. They were former high school classmates; both outcasts, existing together on the fringes of social acceptance. How did two young men who started in similar circumstances, end up on such drastically different paths? More episodes are available at: smarturl.it/boyslikeme
Introducing: White Hot Hate
The new investigative series White Hot Hate follows the extraordinary case of young Canadian journalist Ryan Thorpe who infiltrated an international neo-Nazi extremist network. While host Michelle Shephard explores the rise of white supremacist accelerationism: the ultra-violent ideology that drives believers to create chaos, in order to seize ultimate control. More episodes are available at: hyperurl.co/whitehothate
Episode 6: Fallout
At Faulkner’s final sentencing hearing, we finally discover the true extent of his activities on the dark web. We thought we knew everything he had been up to. We were wrong.
Episode 5: Becoming Warhead
What led Benjamin Faulkner to become Warhead? And, more importantly, how do you prevent others like him from following the same path?
Episode 4: Impact Statement
Jenn was home alone with her children when she received a call from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They needed to talk to her as soon as possible. It was about her relative, Ben Faulkner.
Episode 3: Operation Artemis
After the arrest of Canadian Benjamin Faulkner, Taskforce Argos has to learn how to become Warhead on Child’s Play, before its users realize that the site has been compromised. But time is running out — and very difficult moral decisions will have to be made.
One of the best.
A heartbreaking eye opener. A look into the souls of the worst of humanity, juxtaposed with the heroes who work tirelessly to save our children from evil.
This podcast was incredibly well researched and the storytelling was incredible compelling. A must listen.
The best podcast I’ve ever heard
The subject matter is horrifying but it is absolutely worth a listen if you can handle it. Fairless is probably the best podcast host I’ve heard, perhaps even better than the host of Cold, Dave Cawley.
There is something about the audio production of this podcast that is superior to others, too. I’ve noticed it as well on CBC’s White Hot Hate. I don’t know how they achieved it but the voices have this warm and crisp sound that makes it really listenable.
I would love to hear more podcasts hosted by this guy.