9 episodes

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.

Hunting Warhead CBC True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 3.2K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Hunting Warhead Introduces: Pressure Cooker

    Hunting Warhead Introduces: Pressure Cooker

    John and Amanda have lived on the fringes their whole lives. They’re on welfare, living with John’s grandma, and struggling with addiction to opioids and Dungeons and Dragons. They’ve followed crooked paths to this point. John played in heavy metal bands and dabbled with Satanism. Amanda left home and discovered heroin before her 18th birthday. The couple converts to Islam in an attempt to turn their lives around. But things take a wild turn when a mysterious figure enters their lives and draws them into a web of conspiracy, deception and terror. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/pressurecookercbc

    • 36 min
    Hunting Warhead Introduces: Click Here

    Hunting Warhead Introduces: Click Here

    Click Here from The Record by Recorded Future is a podcast that tells stories about the people and ideas shaping our digital world. Not long after the Conti ransomware group threw its weight behind Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine, someone leaked two years’ of its internal chat logs. What they’ve revealed has rocked the cyber world and made clear that running a world-class ransomware operation isn’t as easy as it used to be. Plus, a new look at information warfare with author Amy Zegart. More episodes are available at: https://therecord.media/podcast/

    • 24 min
    Episode 6: Fallout

    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.

    • 54 min
    Episode 5: Becoming Warhead

    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?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4: Impact Statement

    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.

    • 48 min
    Episode 3: Operation Artemis

    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.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

K_merr ,

Compelling, but wording matters

Compelling information, great reporting, but I have to say I was so disappointed that even after being confronted with the correction from “child porn” to “child abuse material/websites” the reporter didn’t immediately change his wording.

sarahandsylvia ,

Great insights

Good reporting & excellent delivery!

namethiefs ,

sets the standard

so well researched and produced. listened to entire series in less than 24 hours.

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