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The Gas Man | Tortoise Investigates

Introducing..The Gas ManIt’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 dangerous regime with the chemicals to make weapons. Every time Bass thinks he’s got his hands on him… The Gas Man somehow manages to slip the net...

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The Gas Man: Episode 6 - Devil's breath

The Gas Man: Episode 6 - Devil's breath

In the final episode of the series, is the 40-year game of cat-and-mouse nearly over?


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Episode 6 13 June 2024 37m and 53s


The Gas Man: Episode 5 - Truth serum

The Gas Man: Episode 5 - Truth serum

In this episode, Chloe looks into what happened to The Gas Man when he arrived back in Germany as a fugitive – and investigates whether his trade with Iran ever really ended


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Episode 5 11 June 2024 39m and 36s


The Gas Man: Episode 4 - The other Gas Man

The Gas Man: Episode 4 - The other Gas Man

Chloe makes a startling discovery about another chemical trafficker that has consequences for her investigation. A Kurdish survivor of mustard gas shares her story.


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Episode 4 6 June 2024 46m and 41s


The Gas Man: Episode 3 - The escape

The Gas Man: Episode 3 - The escape

The team persuades The Gas Man to step out from the shadows. He reveals the first big clue in the investigation to how he got away with it – and makes a surprising claim about his role in the case


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Episode 3 4 June 2024 42m and 3s


The Gas Man: Episode 2 - The sting

The Gas Man: Episode 2 - The sting

Special Agent Bass has his target in his sights but he’s on another continent. If he wants him to talk he’ll need a clever plan – and maybe a bit of luck


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Episode 2 28 May 2024 33m and 11s


The Gas Man: Episode 1 - The special agent

The Gas Man: Episode 1 - The special agent

In the 1980s Special Agent Dennis Bass received a tip-off that changed the course of his career. 30 years on reporter Chloe Hadjimatheou sets out to solve the mystery of how an international fugitive got away with his crimes – and why he's still on the run.


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Episode 1 28 May 2024 33m and 32s


Introducing...The Gas Man

Introducing...The Gas Man

Introducing...The Gas Man


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 dangerous regime with the chemicals to make weapons. Every time Bass t...

Episode 21 May 2024 3m and 7s


Who Trolled Amber: Live

Who Trolled Amber: Live

"Misinformation, disinformation, and trolling campaigns are not just a celebrity story. They are everywhere. They affect how we see reality online."


In a year when four billion people are heading to the polls, and with the World Economic Forum warning that online misinformation is the most severe risk the world faces, Who Trolled Amber? shines a light on the shady industry of social media manipulation. It reveals how bots and trolls can sway opinions from celebrity trials to general elections.


On June 12th Alexi Mostrous will be joined by Jen Robinson, Amber Heard’s...

Episode 20 May 2024 1m and 3s


Introducing...The White Devil

Introducing...The White Devil

We are partnering with Campside Media, so that we can continue to bring our listeners brilliant investigations like Who Trolled Amber. You can join Tortoise as a member to get early and ad-free access to new series and support our investigations at www.tortoisemedia.com/invite.


Introducing...The White Devil


Sharing something special this week: A show from our friends at Campside Media, called White Devil.

Late at night in May of 2021, a single gunshot shattered the silence along the beach at Belize’s luxurious Alaia resort. In White Devil, journalist Jos...

Episode 6 May 2024 5m and 52s


Introducing...The Price of Paradise

Introducing...The Price of Paradise

We are partnering with Wondery, so that we can continue to bring our listeners brilliant investigations like Who Trolled Amber. You can join Tortoise as a member to get early and ad-free access to new series and support our investigations at www.tortoisemedia.com/invite


Introducing...The Price of Paradise


When ex-Bunny girl Jayne Gaskin spots the desert island of her dreams for sale online, she decides to risk it all. Trading in their English village home, Jayne and her family relocate to their own private paradise, just off the coast of Nicaragua. An...

Episode 22 April 2024 6m and 57s

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