The Slow Newscast
The Lost Ark
Season 1, Ep. 139
What happens when a museum possesses a group of objects so sacred that they can never be seen in public or studied in private – and the original owners want them back?
Introducing... Hoaxed, the new series from Alexi Mostrous and Tortoise.In 2014, two children told police a shocking story: that they were being abused by a Satanic cult; a cult headed by their father and by parents and teachers at their school in the wealthy London suburb of Hampstead. The story was a lie. But on the internet, that didn't matter. Hoaxed is an investigation into one of Britain's most serious-ever conspiracy theories. A story about a modern-day Satanic panic; about the victims whose lives were destroyed and about the conspiracists who spread the lie around the world. Oh, and it's about our hunt for the perpetrators - the people who forced the kids to lie - the ones who started it all. Here's a sneak preview of episode one, to find it follow the link: https://podfollow.com/hoaxedTo access the first three episodes now subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise as a member. Visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership for £50 per year.
A crime in the making
Season 1, Ep. 167
No war crime is ever inevitable, but it’s possible to make one likely. Russia did exactly that before 53 prisoners of war burned to death at Olenivka.
The Second Elizabethan Age: the constitution
Season 1, Ep. 166
Richard Lambert talks to one of the UK’s foremost constitutional experts about the state of the monarchy.If you'd like to read and listen to more of Tortoise's reporting on the Queen, including photo galleries, an obituary by Matthew d’Ancona and daily reporting on a country turning on a hinge of history, visit tortoisemedia.com/thesecondelizabethanage