76 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.
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    Ep. 68 The deep blue

    Ep. 68 The deep blue

    A tragedy in the English Channel got Aaron Walawalkar thinking. How could it be that people were dying, their boats sinking in one of the busiest stretches of water in the world?
    This is how Liberty Investigates went to battle over FOI rejections, knocked on doors and analysed shipping data to reveal the shocking reality behind deaths at sea.
    Read all about it: 
    https://libertyinvestigates.org.uk/articles/coastguard-effectively-ignored-19-reports-of-small-boats-before-november-2021-tragedy/
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/apr/29/uk-coastguard-left-channel-migrants-adrift-in-lead-up-to-mass-drowning 
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Audio production support: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design and audio mixing: Alec Cowan
    Original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 25 min
    Ep. 67 Moths to a flame

    Ep. 67 Moths to a flame

    The horizon near Ali’s house is filled with flames. Owen Pinnell and Jess Kelly, from BBC Arabic, can't stop thinking of them.
    And back in the UK, Unearthed's Joe Sandler Clarke is digging into his own investigation.
    This is the story of how journalists worked with citizen journalists and scientists to delve into the impact of oil drilling around Basra, Iraq.
    Read all about it:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001cm32 
    https://projects.unearthed.greenpeace.org/big-oil-iraq/ 
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/apr/27/ali-smoke-choked-bp-oilfield-death-gas-flaring
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Audio production support: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design and audio mixing: Alec Cowan
    Original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 31 min
    Ep.66 What a scoop!

    Ep.66 What a scoop!

    You will have heard about the BBC Newnight interview with Prince Andrew - it was a seismic scoop that reverberated around the world.
    But how did it happen? The answer is one woman: Sam McAlister. This is how she bagged the interview of the decade.
    Read all about it: 
    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Sam-McAlister/Scoops--The-BBCs-Most-Shocking-Interviews-from-Prince-And/27025330
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtBS8COhhhM
    https://variety.com/2023/film/global/netflix-prince-andrew-film-scoop-gillian-anderson-rufus-sewell-1235514568/ 
    Supported by Studio To Be.
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Audio production support: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design and audio mixing: Alec Cowan
    Original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 35 min
    Ep. 65 Closed ranks

    Ep. 65 Closed ranks

    Hannah Al-Othman sits in her car in front of a stranger’s house. Inside is a man who might be responsible for a woman’s death. A man whose name is known to a lot of people, but who has not yet been brought to justice.
    In this episode we hear how Hannah and her colleague David Collins uncovered a shocking story of silence and inaction.
    Read all about it:
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-believe-british-soldiers-killed-my-sister-agnes-wanjiru-now-i-want-the-truth-rbc69q9pf 
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-army-soldier-murder-mother-kenya-9hffnjqqv 
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/crying-with-laughter-british-soldiers-joked-about-mothers-murder-on-facebook-fkj9s6stb 
    Supported by Studio To Be.
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Audio production support: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design and audio mixing: Alec Cowan
    Original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 27 min
    Introducing... Silenced

    Introducing... Silenced

    We're between series of The Tip Off now - and planning lots more great episodes for you, but while we do, why not take a listen to Silenced.
    A new podcast from human rights organisation ARTICLE 19 Silenced tell the Stories of journalists and activists around the world, whose governments attempt to rein them in and cover up the truth. 
    Take a listen to this episode, in which Matthew Caruana Galizia, journalist and son of the late investigative journalist Daphne Caruana-Galizia, speaks to host Nicola Kelly about the day of his mother's murder and his determination to continue her legacy, exposing corruption among Malta's elite. Then find Silenced in your favourite podcast app and get subscribing: https://podfollow.com/1619957803

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    • 32 min
    Ep. 64 In the pipeline

    Ep. 64 In the pipeline

    Rob Cribb had an idea for an investigation, an idea so big it was almost impossible to envisage how the work could be done. But then, it came to him....
    This is the story of how more than 100 journalists across Canada banded together to reveal the shocking levels on lead in tap water across the country.
    Read all about it: 
    https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/lead-in-water.html
    https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/11/04/how-we-did-it-inside-the-tainted-water-investigation.html
    This show is a co-production of Studio to be. 
    Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 
    Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda
    Producer: Olivia Aylmer
    Audio Editor: Chloe Behrens
    Sound design, audio mixing and original music: Claudia Meza
    Theme music: Dice muse


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    • 22 min

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Excellent show!

I never miss an episode. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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