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
2:24Creator 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” - GuardianAvailable 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7:46Cheats: 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 53 Black and white data
19:30Sarah 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 McClenaghanEdited by: Alice MillikenTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 52 The Exorcist
29:57Andrew 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-goldHosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanEdited by: Alice MillikenTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep.51 Baby snatchers
32:11Pete 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-stealershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ix5jbCmiDUHosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanEdited by: Alice MillikenTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 50 What happened next?
18:41To 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 McClenaghanTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep.49 Making them count
28:03In 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 McClenaghanTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 48 Sharing data
26:43Samir Jeraj and Natalie Bloomer have decided to team on to take on an investigation… they want to know if and how police forces are sharing information with immigration officials, and they are about to uncover some shocking findings. Read all about it:https://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/04/05/met-police-hands-victims-of-crime-over-to-the-home-office https://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/08/11/sex-worker-robbed-at-knifepoint-faces-deportation-after-conthttps://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/11/28/woman-reports-rape-to-police-and-is-arrested-on-immigrationHosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 47 Omar
27:52Omar Radi is working in dangerous circumstances. His journalism is exposing how tribal lands are being snatched away from inhabitants in Morocco, only to be sold off at exorbitant rates. He knows this work is making him enemies… but he has no idea just how serious things will get.Support Omar:Sign the Amnesty International Ireland petition: https://www.amnesty.ie/urgent-action-morocco-stop-harassing-journalist-omar-radi/Write to or tweet at your Moroccan Embassy, in the UK: https://www.moroccanembassylondon.org.uk/en/Contact%20us.html / @MOROCCOinUK Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 46 Dark Money
22:46Peter Geoghegan is standing on a train station platform when he sees it - a large advert in a free-sheet newspaper that will set him off on an investigation into the dark world of campaign spending.In this episode we hear how he worked to unravel the secrets behind the Brexit campaigning by Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party - as he attempts to follow their funding to the source.Read all about it:Peter’s book Democracy For Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics is out now https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Peter-Geoghegan/Democracy-for-Sale--Dark-Money-and-Dirty-Politics/24069555 Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanTheme music: Dice Muse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.