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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.
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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.
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    OUT NOW: Maeve's book - No Fixed Abode - in paperback

    OUT NOW: Maeve's book - No Fixed Abode - in paperback

    Creator and host of The Tip Off, Maeve McClenaghan has written a book, and it is now out in paperback.
    No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK’s Forgotten Homeless tells highly personal, human and sometimes surprisingly uplifting stories of real people struggling in a crumbling system. The book goes behind the scenes of the dramatic, winding investigation that revealed - for the first time - how and when people were dying homeless in one of the richest countries in the world.
    This paperback edition includes a new preface covering the impact of Covid-19.
    Here’s some of the nice things people have said about it:
    “A conscience-pricking look at the reality of life on Britain’s streets . . . No Fixed Abode couldn’t be more illuminating, timely and urgent.” - Sunday Times
    “Urgent, gripping and devastating” - the Secret Barrister
    “A campaigning book of the very highest order” - Irish Times
    ‘A meticulous investigation exposes the shameful truths surrounding the UK’s homeless population . . . moving and revealing” - Guardian
    Available here and in all good bookshops: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Maeve-McClenaghan/No-Fixed-Abode--Life-and-Death-Among-the-UKs-Forgotten-Homeless/25638386

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    • 2 min
    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

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