21 episodes

The Tortoise Podcast 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. Your host is Basia Cummings.

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The Tortoise Podcast 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. Your host is Basia Cummings.

    Lives on the line: why is coronavirus killing so many health workers?

    Lives on the line: why is coronavirus killing so many health workers?

    Health workers aren't meant to die at work. There should be ways to keep them safe - equipment or procedures. But in the coronavirus pandemic health workers are getting sick and dying in deeply troubling numbers. James Harding goes in search of answers.

    • 32 min
    How pandemics end

    How pandemics end

    We talk about the fight against coronavirus as if it's a war to be won or lost. The truth is more complicated.

    • 30 min
    The rules: can we fix our broken politics?

    The rules: can we fix our broken politics?

    British politics is in a mess. If we want to fix it, should we write some new rules?

    • 24 min
    A college with secrets

    A college with secrets

    A college at Cambridge University faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and assault. Is this the #MeToo moment for UK universities?

    • 33 min
    My mother's murder - episode 4: The last domino

    My mother's murder - episode 4: The last domino

    The investigation into Daphne's death seemed stalled then, suddenly, arrests & resignations. Could the prime minister survive?

    • 33 min
    My mother's murder - episode 3: Truth to power

    My mother's murder - episode 3: Truth to power

    One of Daphne's investigations held the key to her assassination. But which one?

    • 33 min

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