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The Sensemaker from Tortoise - one story every day to make sense of the world.
Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.
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Sensemaker Tortoise

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The Sensemaker from Tortoise - one story every day to make sense of the world.
Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.
For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists,  download the free Tortoise audio app.
For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.
If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable.


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    Ep 856: Bad Blood

    Ep 856: Bad Blood

    The official report into the infected blood scandal found endless delays, needless suffering, and high level negligence, collusion and cover up. What next for the victims and their families? 
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    • 9 min
    Ep 855: The death of Iran’s president

    Ep 855: The death of Iran’s president

    In the early hours of Monday morning, rescuers confirmed that Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, had been killed in a helicopter crash. What does his sudden death mean for the Iranian regime?
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    • 6 min
    Ep 854: England’s ‘Ghost’ Pupils

    Ep 854: England’s ‘Ghost’ Pupils

    The number of children who are absent from school for more than half the time has soared by 136 per cent since before the pandemic. What’s behind the record levels of absenteeism?
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    • 9 min
    Ep 853: Netflix's Baby Reindeer Problem

    Ep 853: Netflix's Baby Reindeer Problem

    Richard Gadd’s Netflix series is on track to become one of the streamer’s most popular shows of all time. But it’s raised questions around Netflix’s duty of care to the real-life people the show’s characters were based on. 
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    • 9 min
    Ep 852: The Church tackles climate change

    Ep 852: The Church tackles climate change

    A Christian charity has encouraged nearly all of the country's Churches to take a vital step in tackling climate change after ten years of campaigning.
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    • 7 min
    Ep 851: Drake vs Kendrick

    Ep 851: Drake vs Kendrick

    What does rap’s latest beef tell us about the changing nature of hip-hop feuds?
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    If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com 

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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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I have listened to many of these podcasts, I think they are a wonderful concept. They help to keep me updated and explain in-depth, but in a short time. However, I am considering this podcast is no longer for me. The Barclays advert is complete overkill. I didn’t mind a short advert at the beginning and end, but the duration of the adverts is longer than the actual content! The advert(s) are exactly same and repeated twice throughout a 5-9 minute podcast. I am fed up of hearing the same, very long, adverts over and over again. The content is still good, but it is very much lost at the moment, and the podcasts are not pleasant to listen too.

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