58 episodes

Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.

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Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.

    Introducing…Cheat!

    Introducing…Cheat!

    Cheats: we love to hate them. But in this climate of fast news, short attention spans, 280 characters, do we ever get the full picture? Cheat!, a new podcast from Somethin’ Else, digs underneath the surface to tell the inside stories behind some of the biggest scandals in contemporary history and introduces you to the flawed protagonists at their heart: controversial and contentious figures from the world of pop culture, business, sport, politics and love. Available now wherever you get your podcasts.
     
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    • 7 min
    Ep. 53 Black and white data

    Ep. 53 Black and white data

    Sarah Turnnidge started her journalism career at local papers so it was there she first encountered press releases from police forces. But over time Sarah started to wonder - did they tell the whole story.


    In this episode Sarah talks through her meticulous data project which revealed a worrying disproportionality when it came to information put out about black criminals.


    Read all about it:
    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/metropolitan-police_uk_603fa18ec5b617a7e411ffc5 


    This episode was made with the production support of Studio To Be. 


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Edited by: Alice Milliken
    Theme music: Dice Muse
     
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    • 19 min
    Ep. 52 The Exorcist

    Ep. 52 The Exorcist

    Andrew Gold, a freelance journalist, is feeling out of his depth. He is in a church hall on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and the priest he is there to see is not happy.


    This is the story of how Andrew tracked down a man who claimed to be exorcising demons. 


    WARNING: contains descriptions/audio of supposed exorcisms, which some might find upsetting.


    Read all about it:
    BBC Three Exorcism The Battle for Young Minds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l78hW8qVIWI 


    Andrew's podcast: On The Edge With Andrew Gold https://podfollow.com/on-the-edge-with-andrew-gold


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Edited by: Alice Milliken
    Theme music: Dice Muse
     
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    • 29 min
    Ep.51 Baby snatchers

    Ep.51 Baby snatchers

    Pete Murimi has stumbled upon a horrifying hypothesis - that people are snatching children from the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. Now he is working for BBC Africa Eye and is on the trail. Working with Njeri Mwangi Marc Perkins (Editor) and Tom Watson (Exec), this is how the BBC investigations team exposed a shocking tale.






    Read all about it: 
    BBC The Baby Stealers https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08yjy5r/africa-eye-africa-eye-the-baby-stealers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ix5jbCmiDU


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Edited by: Alice Milliken
    Theme music: Dice Muse 
     
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    • 32 min
    Ep. 50 What happened next?

    Ep. 50 What happened next?

    To commemorate getting to our 50th episode we look back at what happened next after some big stories went out. 


    Jane Bradley, Samir Jeraj, Natalie Bloomer and Aliaume Leroy broke some great investigative scoops, but the story didn’t end there. The impact of their work continues to reverberate and impact change - here’s what happened next.


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Theme music: Dice Muse
     
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    • 18 min
    Ep.49 Making them count

    Ep.49 Making them count

    In late winter 2017 I was struck with what I thought was a simple question… how many people were dying while homeless? It turned out nobody knew the answer - so I set out, with colleagues around the country, to find out. 


    In this episode I dissect one of my own investigations, focusing on the reporting process around one man’s death. 


    I go deeper and tell more of these stories in my new book No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless. The book is on sale now in hardback and audiobook form. https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Maeve-McClenaghan/No-Fixed-Abode--Life-and-Death-Among-the-UKs-Forgotten-Homeless/24568143 
    https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/No-Fixed-Abode-Audiobook/1529023742 


    The project has now been taken over by Museum of Homelessness, you can read and support their work, or let them know of any deaths, here: https://museumofhomelessness.org/ 


    If you want to support organisations working with and for those experiencing homelessness, you might look at:
    https://www.streetskitchen.org/ 
    https://hobstafford.co.uk/
    https://www.streetlink.org.uk/ 
    https://www.crisis.org.uk/


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Theme music: Dice Muse
     
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

BudLightDarts ,

Waiting

Excited every time a new episode drops.

lyzzardwyzzard ,

Incredibly interesting and dynamic

It helps me put humanity back in journalism. I really needed this.thank you journalists that put in all your energy, time, money, less family time, to get word out! It seems like such a more exciting job than I realized!

dragongirllisa ,

Riveting

In an age where fake news is everywhere, these investigative reporters bring us stories that are tirelessly researched and fact based, mind blowing and riveting . The amount of work that goes in to each story is incredible . The job is thankless and I am grateful for their passion, diligence and tenacity.Well done!

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