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The Slow Newscast

Author: Tortoise Media

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The Slow Newscast takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Your host is Basia Cummings.
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The white gold rush

The white gold rush

2021-05-1245:272

The story of a dying lake, a forgotten community and the hunt for a green future. Host Basia Cummings is joined by reporters Miranda Green and Lucy Sherriff to investigate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When A 12-year-old Somali refugee drowned in the River Irwell in 2019, suspicion and rumour soon followed. In this episode, Basia is joined by reporter Nimo Omer to investigate what happened to Shukri Abdi.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pariah - episode 4

Pariah - episode 4

2021-04-2942:20

A life like Harvey Proctor’s has lessons for the police and the media. And for all of us: what are we prepared to do to people we turn into hate figures?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pariah - episode 3

Pariah - episode 3

2021-04-2941:221

Harvey Proctor was caught in the middle of a deadly serious police investigation, Operation Midland. How could he fight it?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pariah - episode 2

Pariah - episode 2

2021-04-2947:39

It’s tough to survive one huge, public scandal in your life. Two is almost unheard of. But that was about to happen to Harvey Proctor.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pariah - episode 1

Pariah - episode 1

2021-04-2948:50

Harvey Proctor was a Conservative MP, notorious in the 1980s for his right-wing views. Until he was entrapped by a newspaper in a ‘gay sex scandal’ and his life started to unravel.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lost at sea

Lost at sea

2021-04-2147:09

The mysterious story of Gulf Livestock 1, a 12,000-tonne ship carrying 6,000 cows that disappeared without a trace in the Pacific Ocean.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The battle for truth

The battle for truth

2021-04-1501:00:00

We're launching a brand new podcast from Tortoise called ThinkIn with James Harding. In this week's Slow Newscast, a preview.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What the RFK Jr?!

What the RFK Jr?!

2021-04-0743:01

This week we introduce a new podcast, and re-up an episode from our archive on the hero lawyer turned anti-vaxxer who has spent the pandemic spreading medical misinformation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cross stitch

Cross stitch

2021-03-3141:36

How an embroidery charity – beloved by its members – tore itself apart at the seams.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Who is Keir Starmer? There’s the basic answer: he’s the leader of Britain’s Labour party. But beyond that? We investigate his past.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Disaster at Camp 3

Disaster at Camp 3

2021-03-1852:41

Reaching the summit of K2 in winter had never been done before. In January, a group of mountaineers – professionals, amateurs, social media adventurers – attempted it. It ended in triumph… and tragedy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Navalny Show

The Navalny Show

2021-03-1140:451

As he returned to Moscow after months recovering from a nerve agent attack, Alexei Navalny released a remarkable YouTube video – and with it, sowed the seeds for a new Russian revolution by meme.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
March of the mutants

March of the mutants

2021-03-0451:51

Covid-19 may be losing the vaccine battle, but as the virus evolves fast to form new variants, the war is most definitely not over...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is one of Britain's richest men. Since Brexit he's made a show of his patriotism. Is it for real?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A fairy tale on Wall St

A fairy tale on Wall St

2021-02-1841:011

The myth of Gamestop was that it was a David and Goliath struggle. The truth was very different.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
306 days

306 days

2021-02-1143:39

Geoffrey Woolf spent longer in hospital after Covid-19 than almost anyone - 306 days. His son Nicky tells the story of what he went through, and how it changed everything.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The money hunt

The money hunt

2021-02-0401:00:42

Power, greed, and a $65m 'gift': the story of King Juan Carlos of Spain and Corinna, his lover  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The final episode of our special series. How do you fix a fatal problem no one is properly measuring? To learn more, go to tortoisemedia.com/hiddenhomicides  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The astonishing case of Emily Whelan, and decisions and delays that cannot be undone. The third episode in our special series on the deaths that may be going unrecognised, and uncounted, by police. To learn more, go to tortoisemedia.com/hiddenhomicides  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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IndigoBlue1881

Mugglenet is horrible representation for Harry potter fans. Please stop asking for their opinion. I'm a young person and so are all of my friends. none of them have issues with JK Rowling or are going to boycott her.

Dec 9th
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kristinavd

very good podcast, heartbreaking story

Aug 18th
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Peter Hannaford

What seems most chilling is the precedent this law sets. It isn't just Muslims that leave the country who should be concerned. As British Citizens we should ALL be concerned at this 'slow creep' legislation. Put in place for the right moral reasons this offers the spectre of un-intended application written all over it. Much in the same way that hate speech laws have been twisted and used in ways never intended when first introduced.

Mar 6th
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Peter Hannaford

Having just started working my way through these podcasts I am struck by how off the mark some of the predictions are. It would be nice to see a podcast that every now and then re-evaluates earlier casts and tries to see where and why the thinking was off. For example the way Rees-Mogg kept out of the media for the entire rest of the campaign.

Mar 6th
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bob owen

Lisa Nandy a bright new face? Wow, they really are screwed.

Jan 23rd
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