45 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: The Immaculate Deception

    Introducing: The Immaculate Deception

    This week we offer you a taste of something new... enjoy an extract from new podcast series The Immaculate Deception.


    Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and always leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. 


    What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. 


    Find it now wherever you get your podcasts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 5 min
    Ep. 41 Behind closed doors

    Ep. 41 Behind closed doors

    Journalist Louise Tickle is one of a handful of reporters who covers a secretive and little known area of UK life… the family courts. In this episode she explains the many challenges she faces in reporting even the most egregious cases of wrong-doing, and talks through a potentially precedent setting case.


    Read all about it:
    https://openfamilycourt.wordpress.com/


    https://www.patreon.com/louisetickle


    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/19/right-open-family-courts-scrutiny-high-court


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Production support: Cheeka Eyers
    Theme music: Dice Muse


    This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Ep. 40 O Sister Where Art Thou?

    Ep. 40 O Sister Where Art Thou?

    While researching the effects of the One Child Policy in China, LA Times journalist Barbara Demick stumbles upon an extraordinary story: twin sisters, one of whom was forcibly adopted away to the USA. Barbara sets off to find the missing twin, and reunite the family. 


    Read all about it:
    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-07/how-a-journalist-discovered-and-reunited-identical-twins


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Production support: Alice Milliken
    Theme music: Dice Muse


    This series of The Tip Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Ep.39 Fragments

    Ep.39 Fragments

    Hundreds of miles apart, journalists Jessica Purkiss and JD are working to get answers. They are looking for accountability and justice for an Afghan man named Masih. Masih’s entire family was wiped out in an airstrike, on his house in a remote part of Afghanistan. 


    This is the story of how Masih worked with journalists around the world to get to the truth. 


    Read all about it: 
    https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-06-03/us-bomb-kills-afghan-family


    https://youtu.be/cUNihuiCp3o


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Production support: Alice Milliken
    Theme music: Dice Muse


    This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Ep.38 Holding hands to jump

    Ep.38 Holding hands to jump

    Jodi Kantor was given a beat and had been pointed at a tweet - a single tweet, without any names included that would set her on a months-long investigation. Teaming up with Megan Twohey, the two New York Times’ journalists set off to uncover one of the biggest scandals of the decade: a slew of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.


    (Weinstein and lawyers representing his former company went on to deny all wrong-doing.)


    This is the story of what went into breaking a major story that started a viral, online movement. 


    Read all about it: 
    Jodi and Megan’s book She Said is out now and available from all good booksellers: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586563/she-said-by-jodi-kantor-and-megan-twohey/


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Production support: Cheeka Eyers
    Theme music: Dice Muse


    This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    Ep. 37 Latitude Live - Anatomy of a conspiracy theory

    Ep. 37 Latitude Live - Anatomy of a conspiracy theory

    In a crowded tent at Latitude Festival, journalist Charlie Mole explains how he tracked back how a conspiracy theory had grown and developed, finally ending up on US national news.


    In this show, recorded in front of a live audience, Charlie explains how the death of a young Democrat staffer, sparked an elaborate story about revenge killings, secret leaks and shady forces at work.


    Help support the show: www.patreon.com/thetipoff


    Read all about it:
    https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/bbc/conspiracy-files-murder-in-washington-bbc2/5127901.article


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-43727858


    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
    Production support: Cheeka Ayers
    Theme music: Dice Muse


    This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min

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