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A podcast feed with exclusive investigations by journalists from The Times and The Sunday Times.
The latest series: The Times’ award-winning war correspondent Anthony Loyd sets out to find his former colleague and friend, John Cantlie, who was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS.
 

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A podcast feed with exclusive investigations by journalists from The Times and The Sunday Times.
The latest series: The Times’ award-winning war correspondent Anthony Loyd sets out to find his former colleague and friend, John Cantlie, who was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS.
 

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    Last man standing (Pt 1) - On the trail

    Last man standing (Pt 1) - On the trail

    Anthony Loyd begins his investigation into the disappearance of journalist John Cantlie, who was taken by ISIS in 2012. He explores the events of a prior kidnap and asks: what compelled John to return to Syria after his first escape? 
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Hosts: Manveen Rana and Anthony Loyd, War Correspondent, The Times.
    Clips: BBC, 5Live, CNN, NBC, Broadcasting House (BBC Radio 4).

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    • 35 min
    Last man standing - Coming soon

    Last man standing - Coming soon

    In 2012, British journalist John Cantlie was kidnapped in Syria. Then a series of videos emerged showing Cantlie spouting ISIS propaganda. He hasn’t been seen since.
    In this new 8-part series - beginning Friday 24 June - The Times’ war correspondent Anthony Loyd sets out to find his former colleague and friend.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

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    • 1 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 4) - The Kittens who still purr

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 4) - The Kittens who still purr

    In the final episode of the series, Louise meets those who remain loyal to Adnan Oktar and talks to a British lawyer who was at his trial. Former Kitten Ceylan reflects on her time in the cult.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips:  Al-Jazeera, CNBC, Sky News, CNN.

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    • 28 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 3) - The turnstile system

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 3) - The turnstile system

    Warning: This episode includes explicit sexual references from the start.
    In this episode a former male member of the cult threatens Louise with legal action over his interview. Also, we relive the moment the organisation was finally brought down.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips: Ulusal Kanal, A9TV.

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    • 30 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 2) - Nice girls from good families

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 2) - Nice girls from good families

    In the second episode of this four part series, Louise speaks to a woman who says she was sexually abused by Adnan Oktar. Plus, a former male member of the cult rethinks his own crimes.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips: A9TV, ABC News.

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    • 32 min
    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 1) - The Mahdi wears Armani

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 1) - The Mahdi wears Armani

    In the first episode of a new four-part series, The Sunday Times's award-winning Middle East Correspondent, Louise Callaghan, tries to get to grips with one of the most bizarre stories she's ever covered.
    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips: CNN TÜRK, TV100, Anadolu Agency, CBS News, Sky News, A9TV.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Crative genius ,

Well done

Nuanced and interesting and not sensationalist, thank you for diving into this topic and practice.

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Confused

Many assumptions are made that we are to know the background of this cult or how the leader came to be - found it difficult to follow though the premise was interesting.

amberburchard ,

Disappointed

I really wanted to hear this story but it was not delivered or organized very well. The same information was repeated multiple times, audio clips of interviews were impossible to understand & narrator failed to clarify and string events together. What was shared could have been done in a couple episodes instead of hours of repetitive audio and information.

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