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The Slow Newscast

The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes the news slowly. We investigate, and every week we focus on stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. From the war in Ukraine, the downfall of Boris Johnson, to true crime and injustice and real life mysteries, The Slow Newscast team is devoted to narrative investigations. From a startup newsroom with a different approach to journalism.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists,  download the free Tortoise audio app.For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow jour...

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Recent Episodes of The Slow Newscast


Sunak's summer shower

Sunak's summer shower

Rishi Sunak and the Conservative party are far behind in the polls. There are no good options for Rishi Sunak to call an early election, so why now? This is the story of the day - and the year - leading to his decision, and what it reveals bout a Prime Minister who's not known for taking risks.


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Episode 281 4 June 2024 36m and 44s


Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 5

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 5

Donald Trump is the first former US president to be convicted of a crime.


In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is the final part.


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Episode 280 31 May 2024 55m and 7s


Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 4

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 4

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying his business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. This is the story of that trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. Michael Cohen is o...

Episode 279 30 May 2024 34m and 10s


Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 3

Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 3

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying his business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. This is the story of that trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. Michael Cohen is o...

Episode 278 30 May 2024 54m and 39s


Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 2

Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 2

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying his business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. This is the story of that trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. Stormy Daniels is o...

Episode 277 30 May 2024 44m and 43s


Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 1

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 1

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying his business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. This is the story of that trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court.


T...

Episode 276 30 May 2024 37m and 12s


The Gas Man

The Gas Man

To listen to the Gas Man, search for Tortoise Investigates wherever you get your podcasts.


It starts with a tip-off. 


It’s the late 1980s and US Special Agent Dennis Bass is warned about a shipment of suspicious chemicals headed to a secret destination. So he follows the lead – and ends up stumbling into a global plot helping fuel a war. The main suspect? The Gas Man. 


In the decades since, Special Agent Bass has been locked in an international game of cat and mouse with the man who supplied a dang...

Episode 275 28 May 2024 34m and 5s


Introducing... What's wrong with democracy?

Introducing... What's wrong with democracy?

By the end of this year, countries making up half the world’s population will have held elections. But not all of them will have been free and fair. In ‘What’s Wrong with Democracy?’ Professor Ben Ansell of Oxford University will, with the help of academics, journalists, activists and writers, figure out whether democracy is working and how best to preserve democratic freedoms, equality and rights. 


What’s Wrong with Democracy? is produced by Tortoise Media and supported by Open Society Foundations. 




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Episode 22 May 2024 12m and 47s


The Good Soldier: Killings and cover-up in Afghanistan

The Good Soldier: Killings and cover-up in Afghanistan

The British army has never faced more serious allegations of wrongdoing; that the SAS committed multiple war crimes in Afghanistan. A public inquiry is beginning to reveal a troubling picture of UK special forces beyond the control of their military and political bosses.


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Episode 274 21 May 2024 51m and 44s


The Sacklers: Getting away with it

The Sacklers: Getting away with it

The Sackler family made billions from the opioid painkiller OxyContin, which played a significant part in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers have been blamed for fuelling the crisis, but have they really been held accountable – or are they getting away with it?


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Episode 273 14 May 2024 44m and 27s

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