158 episodes

The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. 
Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. 
If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/friend and use the code Slow50 for membership for just £50 per year. 


Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Slow Newscast Tortoise

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    • 4.6 • 493 Ratings

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The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. 
Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. 
If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/friend and use the code Slow50 for membership for just £50 per year. 


Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Hostile environment

    Hostile environment

    The making of the modern Home Office

    Hunt for the porn king: a reckoning

    Hunt for the porn king: a reckoning

    Last year, as women accused Pornhub of profiting from their abuse, we tracked down its intensely secretive owner. This week, we’re looking back to find out: what happened next?
    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 20 min
    Chained woman

    Chained woman

    When a video of a woman chained to a wall went viral in China, it ignited a battle for the truth between the people and the state.
    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 40 min
    America at the crossroads: abortion in South Bend

    America at the crossroads: abortion in South Bend

    The fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse abortion rights is reverberating across America. Arguably nowhere more so than in South Bend, Indiana, a small city in the heart of the Midwest.
    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 41 min
    Left to die: Return to the Amarula

    Left to die: Return to the Amarula

    Last summer our three-part podcast Left To Die told the harrowing story of 200 civilians trapped in a hotel in Mozambique under siege by violent extremists. This week, we’re looking back to find out: what happened next?
    To listen to the full series, click here: https://podfollow.com/1575743851

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    • 25 min
    Londongrad: The Johnson Affair

    Londongrad: The Johnson Affair

    A former KGB officer, Britain’s foreign secretary – and a potential national security breach.
    Listen to Londongrad, Paul Caruana Galizia's 6-part series investigating the influence of Russian oligarchs at the heart of UK government, business and media: https://podfollow.com/1625862285

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
493 Ratings

493 Ratings

Emalemma ,

Five star

Brilliant thought provoking engaging pieces.
So glad I found this..

PhoebeBaylis ,

I’ve learnt a lot, fascinating listen

In depth researched, reliable stories which are very relevant to the present, I really appreciate how the show lets you find out about the context and relationships behind news headlines.

Samphire69 ,

Excellent eye-opening journalism

This podcast is like the gold standard of journalism, varied, important, accessible, essential. The story-telling is good, relatable, surprising, gripping. I am so glad this podcast exists.

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