72 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

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.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Introducing... Silenced

    Introducing... Silenced

    We're between series of The Tip Off now - and planning lots more great episodes for you, but while we do, why not take a listen to Silenced.
    A new podcast from human rights organisation ARTICLE 19 Silenced tell the Stories of journalists and activists around the world, whose governments attempt to rein them in and cover up the truth. 
    Take a listen to this episode, in which Matthew Caruana Galizia, journalist and son of the late investigative journalist Daphne Caruana-Galizia, speaks to host Nicola Kelly about the day of his mother's murder and his determination to continue her legacy, exposing corruption among Malta's elite. Then find Silenced in your favourite podcast app and get subscribing: https://podfollow.com/1619957803

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    • 32 min
    Ep. 64 In the pipeline

    Ep. 64 In the pipeline

    Rob Cribb had an idea for an investigation, an idea so big it was almost impossible to envisage how the work could be done. But then, it came to him....
    This is the story of how more than 100 journalists across Canada banded together to reveal the shocking levels on lead in tap water across the country.
    Read all about it: 
    https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/lead-in-water.html
    https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/11/04/how-we-did-it-inside-the-tainted-water-investigation.html
    This show is a co-production of Studio to be. 
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda
    Producer: Olivia Aylmer
    Audio Editor: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design, audio mixing and original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 22 min
    Ep. 63 Listen

    Ep. 63 Listen

    Who gets to tell the stories we hear? On this episode we hear from citizen journalists - two women with lived experience of homelessness and surrounding issues, as they talk us through a ground-breaking project.
     
    Warning: this episode contains some explicit language and mention of sexual violence.
    Read all about it:
    https://groundswell-listenup-hub.org/ 
     
    Sign up to the Listen Up Hub's mailing list: 
    https://groundswell.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=898f9a6f3bf48a747d1b8a9d0&id=cb4875e542
    This show is a co-production of Studio to be. 
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda
    Producer: Olivia Aylmer
    Audio Editor and sound design: Maeve McClenaghan
    Original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 22 min
    Ep. 62 Butternutters

    Ep. 62 Butternutters

    How do you investigate a group that is shrouded in secrecy by its very nature? 
    This is the story of how two journalists - Patrick Lohmann and Marnie Eisenstadt tracked down dozens of people, to reveal the concerning goings on in an AA-type support group.
    Read all about it:
    https://www.syracuse.com/butternutters/#:~:text=The%20organization%20called%20%22The%20Syracuse,Post%2DStandard%20investigation%20has%20found. 
    This show is a co-production of Studio to be. 
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda
    Producer: Olivia Aylmer
    Audio Editor: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design, audio mixing and original music: Claudia Meza
    Transcription support: Soobin Kim
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 25 min
    Ep. 61 Beyond the Horizon

    Ep. 61 Beyond the Horizon

    Where do you start in unravelling one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in the UK system? For Nick Wallis it all began with a tweet.
    This is the story of how Nick’s tenacity, with over a decade of reporting, exposed a scandal of unimaginable proportions.
    Read all about it:
    https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-great-post-office-scandal/nick-wallis/9781916302389 
    This show is a co-production of Studio to be. 
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda
    Producer: Olivia Aylmer
    Audio Editor: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design, audio mixing and original music: Claudia Meza
    Transcription support: Dan Woodburn
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 33 min
    Ep. 60 From the archive: Web of death - part 1

    Ep. 60 From the archive: Web of death - part 1

    Hi Tip Off Listeners - We are working hard on new episodes for you, and have some more great stories coming up this series. But this week we are taking a dip into our archive.
    As the Russian regime is accused of breaking international law and committing untold atrocities in Ukraine, we're re-publishing the first of a two-parter, originally published in 2018. This is the story of how Heidi Blake and her team of journalists at Buzzfeed UK revealed a series of deaths, all on British soil and all linked to Russian actors. These episodes came out just a few weeks before the horrifying news of Novichok poisonings in Salisbury. 
    So, stay tuned for more stories behind the headlines, and for now, enjoy a classic from our archives.
    Read all about it: https://www.waterstones.com/book/from-russia-with-blood/heidi-blake/9780008300098
    If you liked this episode go back and find Episode 16 in our archive - called Web of Death Part 2.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

canadian dude #77 ,

Tip off

Great podcast. Best episode of tip off is follow the money. Wery engaging. AMAZING 🤩

gigi.sauvage ,

My New Favourite Podcast

I consume a lot of great investigative journalism, but The Tip Off offers something different: a peek behind the finished story and a look at the art and strategy of investigative journalism. I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen!

cynthiafrombc ,

Surprisingly Good

I recently came across this podcast and love it. It’s engaging, fast-paced, and relevant. The music is a bit much and occasionally too loud, but the subjects are fascinating.

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