8 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.

For the best in true crime from CBC, ad-free, visit apple.co/cbctruecrime.

Hunting Warhead CBC True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 3.3K 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.

For the best in true crime from CBC, ad-free, visit apple.co/cbctruecrime.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Hunting Warhead Introduces: The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam

    Hunting Warhead Introduces: The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam

    It was the biggest gold discovery in history...until it wasn’t. In 1995, Canadian mining company Bre-X announced to the world it had found a significant amount of gold deep in the jungles of Indonesia. Stock prices soared as investors worldwide fought to stake their claim. But when Bre-X’s chief geologist mysteriously fell from a helicopter over the jungle, the story of the billion dollar discovery began to unravel. Nearly three decades later, no one has ever been held accountable. In the new podcast, The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam, host Suzanne Wilton takes you from the jungles of Indonesia to small town Alberta, Canada, to investigate what really happened and find out more about the man behind the biggest goldmine fraud of all time. Produced for the BBC World Service and CBC by BBC Scotland Productions. More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/noD9tHcz

    • 40 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.

    For transcripts of this series, please visit: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastnews/hunting-warehead-transcripts-listen-1.5346693

    • 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?

    For transcripts of this series, please visit: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastnews/hunting-warehead-transcripts-listen-1.5346693

    • 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.

    For transcripts of this series, please visit: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastnews/hunting-warehead-transcripts-listen-1.5346693

    • 47 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.

    For transcripts of this series, please visit: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastnews/hunting-warehead-transcripts-listen-1.5346693

    • 44 min
    Episode 2: Rude Awakening

    Episode 2: Rude Awakening

    All Gordon wants for his birthday is to travel to Washington, D.C., to visit museums and see the opera. He’s completely unaware that his companion on this trip has very different plans. His friend has an alter ego, Warhead, and it turns out police are not far behind.

    For transcripts of this series, please visit: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastnews/hunting-warehead-transcripts-listen-1.5346693

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

soul24 ,

Absolutely Top Notch

Well-researched and expertly delivered. From the first to the last episode there is very little filler here. It’s going to be tough to listen to, especially if you have children, but really anyone with a sense of empathy will be shocked and disgusted. But it is also a very important investigation that sheds much-needed light on the depths of depravity present on the dark web.

Brishinit ,

Difficult but well done

I’m a lawyer who represents sexual abuse survivors (custody and protective orders, not prosecution of perpetrators). I hear and read stories of child sex abuse every day. Even for me this was a tough listen. That said, it was extremely well done and accurate. This is something I think everyone should hear. Sexual predators are not creepy strangers jumping out of bushes or luring kids into vans with candy. Nearly all of the time they are trusted family, friends, or respected members of the community. Believe kids when they say something.

BritBrit48 ,

One of the absolute bests

This is easily one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. The reporting and production are incredible. A must listen!

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