The Slow Newscast

By Tortoise Media

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 Jul 18, 2020

Nic Rom
 Apr 28, 2020
Greatly paced.

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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.


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Episode Date
Dangerous Memories
Jul 09, 2024
Master: The allegations against Neil Gaiman - episode 1
Jul 03, 2024
Master: The allegations against Neil Gaiman - episode 2
Jul 03, 2024
Master: The allegations against Neil Gaiman - episode 3
Jul 03, 2024
Master: The allegations against Neil Gaiman - episode 4
Jul 03, 2024
Taking the stand: Emma's story
Jun 27, 2024
Taking the stand: Grace's story
Jun 25, 2024
Frank Hester: Tory Northern diamond
Jun 18, 2024
Crushed! Apple's Big Brother moment
Jun 11, 2024
Sunak's summer shower
Jun 04, 2024
Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 5
May 31, 2024
Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 4
May 30, 2024
Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 3
May 30, 2024
Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 2
May 30, 2024
Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 1
May 30, 2024
The Gas Man
May 28, 2024
Introducing... What's wrong with democracy?
May 22, 2024
The Good Soldier: Killings and cover-up in Afghanistan
May 21, 2024
The Sacklers: Getting away with it
May 14, 2024
Panic in the Boardroom
Apr 30, 2024
Brace, brace: Boeing's hard landing
Apr 23, 2024
Zaporizhzhia: Ukraine's nuclear front
Apr 16, 2024
Hong Kong's billionaire rebel
Apr 09, 2024
Putin's murders: The full Stalin - episode 3
Apr 04, 2024
Putin's murders: Follow the money - episode 2
Apr 03, 2024
Putin's murders: A culture of political murder - episode 1
Apr 02, 2024
Dangerous games: Red Bull's killer PR
Mar 26, 2024
The State of Netanyahu: The Failure - episode 3
Mar 22, 2024
The State of Netanyahu: The Magician - episode 2
Mar 21, 2024
The State of Netanyahu: Mr Right - episode 1
Mar 19, 2024
Broking Bad
Mar 12, 2024
Anna Wintour: The last Editor
Mar 05, 2024
Who Trolled Amber?
Feb 27, 2024
A hidden hell: the prison for children
Feb 20, 2024
The trials of Alexei Navalny
Feb 16, 2024
Ackman: A billionaire’s war on woke
Feb 13, 2024
Marked men
Feb 06, 2024
Betrayal: Alex and Nicola - episode 2
Feb 02, 2024
Betrayal: Alex and Nicola
Jan 30, 2024
Murdoch: The other hacking story
Jan 23, 2024
From Lizzo to Beckham: My life according to… Me
Jan 16, 2024
The Biden Operation
Jan 09, 2024
Eight years hard Labour: episode 6 - Do you really want to go out on a knight like this?
Jan 05, 2024
Eight years hard Labour: episode 5 - The Revolution Defeated
Jan 05, 2024
Eight years hard Labour: episode 4 - Jeremy and the Jews
Jan 04, 2024
Eight years hard Labour: episode 3 - Oh Jeremy Corbyn
Jan 04, 2024
Eight years hard Labour: episode 2 - The chicken coup
Jan 03, 2024
Eight years hard Labour: episode 1 - Jez we can
Jan 03, 2024
Motherland
Jan 02, 2024
The poet's window
Dec 26, 2023
Helen versus Sam: The battle for OpenAI
Dec 19, 2023
Assad: The rubble king
Dec 12, 2023
Unforgivable: Boris Johnson and Covid’s second wave
Dec 04, 2023
Eight years' hard Labour
Nov 28, 2023
Walter's War: An English gentleman
Nov 21, 2023
Sneakered: Adidas, Yeezy & Kanye
Nov 14, 2023
The lottery winner
Nov 07, 2023
The shadow: Hamas's hidden commander
Oct 31, 2023
Dr Anti-Vax: The fall
Oct 24, 2023
Mr Right: Paul Marshall and the battle for The Telegraph
Oct 17, 2023
Killer mountain: Abandoned on K2
Oct 10, 2023
Trump and Rudy: A bare-knuckle romance - episode 3
Oct 06, 2023
Trump and Rudy: A bare-knuckle romance - episode 2
Oct 05, 2023
Trump and Rudy: A bare-knuckle romance - episode 1
Oct 02, 2023
Blue light: one woman's story of policing on the frontline
Sep 26, 2023
Introducing... Trendy
Sep 21, 2023
William and Murdoch: the prince and the press baron
Sep 19, 2023
Boris’s Baroness: The mysterious rise of Charlotte Owen
Sep 12, 2023
Attack of the Killer Whales
Sep 05, 2023
Putin v Prigozhin: A story of mutiny and death
Aug 29, 2023
Spotted: snooker’s fight against match fixing
Aug 22, 2023
Sick river: saving the Brent
Aug 15, 2023
Johnny Depp: the great uncancelling
Aug 08, 2023
The death of Kellie Sutton
Jul 31, 2023
Genocide hunters: on the trail of a mass murderer
Jul 25, 2023
Three doors down
Jul 18, 2023
The News Meeting with Basia
Jul 14, 2023
Modern family: I had my dead son’s baby at 68
Jul 11, 2023
Crispin Odey: The Octopus’s world
Jul 04, 2023
Into The Dirt
Jun 27, 2023
Gender GP: inside the world of private trans healthcare
Jun 20, 2023
Epstein's moneymen episode 4: the prey
Jun 19, 2023
Epstein's moneymen episode 3: master of the universe
Jun 16, 2023
Epstein's moneymen episode 2: eyes wide open
Jun 15, 2023
Epstein's moneymen episode 1: the man in the hot tub
Jun 13, 2023
Boris Johnson: The Dishonours List
Jun 06, 2023
The 31: Ukraine’s stolen children
May 30, 2023
Beastly: The stories of David Walliams
May 23, 2023
Children locked away: Britain's modern bedlam
May 16, 2023
Blackout: Coal, corruption and cyanide
May 09, 2023
Londongrad: Iran’s Hit Squads
May 02, 2023
Rogue Lawyer: Power, money and a scandal at a London law firm
Apr 25, 2023
Yesterday's Men: The Brexit hardliners' last stand
Apr 18, 2023
Ignition: The quest for nuclear fusion
Apr 11, 2023
Safe country: A death, and a deal, in Rwanda
Apr 04, 2023
Boris Johnson: The six million pound man episode 4
Mar 30, 2023
Boris Johnson: The six million pound man episode 3
Mar 29, 2023
Boris Johnson: The six million pound man episode 2
Mar 29, 2023
Boris Johnson: The six million pound man episode 1
Mar 29, 2023
Peltz-Beckham: A super-wedding gone wrong
Mar 28, 2023
Detained in Modi’s India: A British citizen’s story
Mar 21, 2023
Rupert Murdoch: News vs the truth
Mar 14, 2023
After the Fall – A death on the Lansdowne Estate
Feb 28, 2023
Wagner’s war: A year in Ukraine and beyond
Feb 21, 2023
The prince against the press
Feb 14, 2023
Wronged: a murder and a miscarriage of justice
Feb 07, 2023
Snatched: A mother's quest to find her children
Jan 31, 2023
God on your side: Christians, courts and culture wars
Jan 24, 2023
Real Money - episode 1 of our new investigative series
Jan 17, 2023
Introducing: The News Meeting
Jan 13, 2023
The Westminster Accounts
Jan 09, 2023
Damn and blast off: how not to go back to the moon
Jan 03, 2023
2022 picks - The Darwin job: the mystery of the vanishing notebooks
Dec 29, 2022
2022 picks - Lebedev: Lord of Siberia
Dec 22, 2022
Musking it: Inside Elon’s Twitter takeover
Dec 15, 2022
Octopus: the allegations against Crispin Odey
Dec 05, 2022
The Tavistock: inside the gender clinic
Dec 01, 2022
Inside Unite
Nov 24, 2022
The Alzheimer's casino
Nov 17, 2022
Egypt's bad cop
Nov 10, 2022
Mutiny: The undoing of Liz Truss
Nov 03, 2022
The missing male pill
Oct 27, 2022
Pig Iron
Oct 20, 2022
Britannia unhinged
Oct 13, 2022
Toxic: The making of Andrew Tate
Oct 06, 2022
Paradise Bust: Scandal in the British Virgin Islands
Sep 29, 2022
A crime in the making
Sep 22, 2022
The Second Elizabethan Age: the constitution
Sep 16, 2022
The Second Elizabethan Age: rule Britannia
Sep 15, 2022
The Second Elizabethan Age: head of state
Sep 14, 2022
The Second Elizabethan Age: speak to us ma'am
Sep 13, 2022
The Second Elizabethan Age: strong as a yak
Sep 12, 2022
The Second Elizabethan Age: the coronation
Sep 09, 2022
The Fix
Sep 08, 2022
Thank the Lord
Aug 31, 2022
Myanmar: the forgotten coup
Aug 25, 2022
Hostile environment
Aug 18, 2022
Hunt for the porn king: a reckoning
Aug 11, 2022
Chained woman
Aug 04, 2022
America at the crossroads: abortion in South Bend
Jul 28, 2022
Left to die: Return to the Amarula
Jul 21, 2022
Londongrad: The Johnson Affair
Jul 14, 2022
The Darwin job: the vanishing, reappearing notebooks
Jul 07, 2022
A coup at Claridge’s: Qatar’s quiet move on London
Jun 30, 2022
Hollywood’s cultural revolution
Jun 23, 2022
Visit Rwanda: Britain’s harsh welcome for refugees
Jun 16, 2022
The Rules: democracy in Britain
Jun 09, 2022
Introducing: Londongrad
Jun 03, 2022
Stripped. Searched. Traumatised. Children and the police
Jun 02, 2022
Odesa
May 26, 2022
Revealed: Stormy Daniels and her battle for truth
May 19, 2022
Downfall: twenty days that did for Rishi Sunak
May 12, 2022
The Backstory
May 05, 2022
Mariupol
Apr 28, 2022
The Lost Ark
Apr 21, 2022
Greg Barker: the lord's work
Apr 14, 2022
Fallen women
Apr 07, 2022
The trials of Alexei Navalny
Mar 31, 2022
Into the dark: The broken promise of a bionic eye
Mar 24, 2022
Shadow whipping: The men who saved Boris
Mar 17, 2022
Russian warship, go f**k yourself
Mar 10, 2022
Lebedev: Lord of Siberia
Mar 03, 2022
An injection of fear
Feb 24, 2022
Modi's warrior pose
Feb 17, 2022
Inside Branch 251
Feb 10, 2022
The Ministry of Untruths
Feb 03, 2022
China’s missing tennis player
Jan 27, 2022
Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
A finding of rape
Jan 13, 2022
The promise of CoolSculpting
Jan 06, 2022
A year in stories
Dec 23, 2021
School 49
Dec 16, 2021
The super divorce
Dec 09, 2021
A place for Elliott
Dec 02, 2021
Retreat from Kabul – Part 2
Nov 25, 2021
Retreat from Kabul – Part 1
Nov 25, 2021
Who is REvil?
Nov 18, 2021
Nazanin: trapped in Whitehall
Nov 11, 2021
Shamsa, the forgotten princess
Nov 04, 2021
Introducing: Sweet Bobby
Oct 28, 2021
True crime: the tragedy of Gabby Petito
Oct 21, 2021
Havana Syndrome: the mystery illness spreading through America's embassies
Oct 14, 2021
From Russia with diamonds: part 2
Oct 07, 2021
From Russia with diamonds: part 1
Oct 07, 2021
Pfizer's war
Sep 30, 2021
Wrong turn: murder and miscarriage of justice
Sep 23, 2021
Beau and Biden: Constant companions
Sep 16, 2021
Orphaned by America
Sep 09, 2021
Smear: cartels and conspiracies in Oldham
Sep 02, 2021
Son of Afghanistan
Aug 26, 2021
Popbitch: the power of gossip
Aug 19, 2021
Boycott! The lost Olympics
Jul 29, 2021
The porn headmaster
Jul 22, 2021
Genesis: The mystery of where Covid began
Jul 15, 2021
The arms race
Jul 08, 2021
DIY justice
Jun 30, 2021
Left to die - episode 3
Jun 23, 2021
Left to die - episode 2
Jun 23, 2021
Left to die - episode 1
Jun 23, 2021
The missing note
Jun 17, 2021
A death at Lancaster Lodge
Jun 10, 2021
Inside Downing Street: the second couple
Jun 02, 2021
Hunt for the porn king
May 27, 2021
The neo-Nazis next door
May 20, 2021
The white gold rush
May 12, 2021
What happened to Shukri Abdi?
May 06, 2021
Pariah - episode 4
Apr 29, 2021
Pariah - episode 3
Apr 29, 2021
Pariah - episode 2
Apr 29, 2021
Pariah - episode 1
Apr 29, 2021
Lost at sea
Apr 21, 2021
The battle for truth
Apr 15, 2021
What the RFK Jr?!
Apr 07, 2021
Cross stitch
Mar 31, 2021
The Reasonable Case of Keir Rodney Starmer
Mar 25, 2021
Disaster at Camp 3
Mar 18, 2021
The Navalny Show
Mar 11, 2021
March of the mutants
Mar 04, 2021
A Very British Business
Feb 25, 2021
A fairy tale on Wall St
Feb 18, 2021
306 days
Feb 11, 2021
Corinna & the king: The money hunt
Feb 04, 2021
Hidden Homicides - episode 4
Jan 28, 2021
Hidden Homicides - episode 3
Jan 28, 2021
Hidden Homicides - episode 2
Jan 28, 2021
Hidden Homicides - episode 1
Jan 28, 2021
This was a coup
Jan 21, 2021
Shot in the dark
Jan 14, 2021
Crossing the Channel
Jan 07, 2021
Did it have to be this bad?
Dec 17, 2020
Is Covid cover for corruption?
Dec 10, 2020
The rise & fall of The Wing
Dec 03, 2020
The split
Nov 26, 2020
Boris Johnson's horror show
Nov 19, 2020
China takes down a superstar
Nov 12, 2020
JK Rowling and the Unfinished Business
Nov 05, 2020
The (un)Christian president
Oct 29, 2020
Recession 2021
Oct 22, 2020
Happy - the elephant in the courtroom: episode 3
Oct 17, 2020
Happy - the elephant in the courtroom: episode 2
Oct 16, 2020
Happy - the elephant in the courtroom: episode 1
Oct 15, 2020
Tested: How test and trace became a national disaster
Oct 08, 2020
The golden egg
Oct 01, 2020
The endless virus
Sep 23, 2020
Florida: The punchline state
Sep 17, 2020
Inside Evin
Sep 10, 2020
Beat police
Sep 03, 2020
How the world filled a hole - and saved itself
Aug 27, 2020
Trailblazer
Aug 20, 2020
The slaver who stayed put
Aug 13, 2020
What the RFK Jr?! From Camelot to conspiracies
Aug 06, 2020
The hopeful Chancellor: is Rishi Sunak the right man for the job?
Jul 30, 2020
Silenced in China: the price of protest
Jul 23, 2020
"How are you?" Mental health in lockdown
Jul 16, 2020
Death at the ministry: a very British injustice
Jul 09, 2020
Uncommon wealth: money and the British Crown
Jul 02, 2020
Together, with Jurgen Klopp
Jun 25, 2020
The sick man: Boris Johnson, Britain and the virus
Jun 18, 2020
Black Lives Matter 2020
Jun 11, 2020
Inside Amazon: a superpower in a pandemic
Jun 04, 2020
What if they don't turn up?
May 28, 2020
Cash and caring: the business of care homes
May 21, 2020
The jobs tightrope
May 14, 2020
Undercrowded and overfunded: the Nightingale hospitals
May 07, 2020
Coronavirus in Africa: the final straw?
Apr 30, 2020
No weddings and fourteen funerals
Apr 23, 2020
Covid-19: The 5G conspiracy
Apr 16, 2020
The zoo-keeper: surviving coronavirus
Apr 09, 2020
Coronaviolence: domestic abuse in a lockdown
Apr 02, 2020
Lives on the line: why is coronavirus killing so many health workers?
Mar 26, 2020
How pandemics end
Mar 19, 2020
The rules: can we fix our broken politics?
Mar 12, 2020
A college with secrets
Mar 05, 2020
My mother's murder - episode 4: The last domino
Feb 27, 2020
My mother's murder - episode 3: Truth to power
Feb 20, 2020
My mother's murder - episode 2: An assassination foretold
Feb 13, 2020
My mother's murder - episode 1
Feb 10, 2020
Trump in Bethlehem
Feb 06, 2020
The world inside
Feb 01, 2020
Coronavirus: is this the one?
Jan 30, 2020
Three women, homeless
Jan 27, 2020
Labour's North Star
Jan 23, 2020
The man who counts trees
Jan 16, 2020
The new superpowers: Apple
Jan 09, 2020
Labour: anatomy of a catastrophe
Dec 13, 2019
Nameless, stateless: N3
Dec 07, 2019
Murder in Malta
Nov 29, 2019
The PRince disaster
Nov 22, 2019
Techno Tories
Nov 15, 2019
It’s Your Identity, Stupid
Nov 09, 2019