Before Tortoise, Basia was news editor at HuffPost and worked on the foreign desk at the Guardian. She is on the board of The Student View, a charity trying to build a newsroom in every school.
Tuesday 26 January 2021
Add your voice to the Tortoise editors’ weekly news conference. Bring story ideas and perspectives. Have your say.
Thursday 7 January 2021
Why do we climb mountains? with Ed Caesar
Why are humans so obsessed with climbing mountains. We ask the expert, Ed Caesar
Tuesday 28 July 2020
Monetising the sisterhood: do toxic cultures thrive in ‘feminist’ companies
How do feminist businesses balance profit and purpose? Does ‘the sisterhood’ really work for everyone?
Thursday 15 April 2021
10 minute read
Sensemaker: The greatest good?
What just happened
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Robert Kennedy Jr’s anti-vaxx conspiracy theories are being shut down at last – but only up to a point
Monday 21 September 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people who thought they’d recovered from Covid-19 are still ill. Why?
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Money & monarchy
Money is at the root of most of the royals’ problems
Monday 23 March 2020
Fake news in the time of C-19
From miraculous cures to paranoid conspiracies, our investigation reveals how misinformation about coronavirus is going viral at a disturbing rate
Thursday 9 January 2020
Tech Nations: Apple
The new superpowers: Apple
The big technology corporations are more than companies, they’re global powers. It’s time we treated them that way
Monday 22 March 2021
The reasonable case of Keir Rodney Starmer
Who is Keir Starmer? There’s the basic answer: he’s the leader of Britain’s Labour party. But beyond that? Gaby Hinsliff delved into his past to find out more.
Monday 15 March 2021
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
Monday 22 February 2021
A very British business
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is one of Britain’s richest men. His decision to move to Monaco after receiving a knighthood has angered those who recommended him and raises questions about how this country’s honours system works
Monday 15 February 2021
Fairy tale finance
A myth has been made: a tale of wolves on Wall St; a pack of principled amateurs biting the legs of greedy financial giants and bringing them down. But almost everything you think you know about wallstreetbets, GameStop and Robin Hood is wrong.
Wednesday 13 January 2021
On the run from the United States
Can the American government get its hands on Julian Assange, one of its most wanted?
Monday 11 January 2021
7 shots in the back – in self defence?
Jacob Blake was shot 7 times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin last August – another high-profile victim of police violence. But now the district attorney has decided not to press charges against the police. How can that be?
Monday 23 November 2020
Is Scotland on an unstoppable march to leave the UK?
Monday 9 November 2020
Hero of the financial revolution
Can the Chinese Communist Party learn to live with Jack Ma?
Thursday 29 October 2020
Blessed are the deal-makers
Evangelicals have been key to Donald Trump’s presidency, and to his bid for re-election
Wednesday 26 August 2020
The hole in the sky
Just two years after scientists discovered we were destroying the ozone layer, the world worked together to fix it. Listen to the thrilling story of a race against time…
Monday 3 August 2020
What the RFK Jr?!
From Camelot to conspiracy theories
Thursday 4 June 2020
Inside Amazon: A superpower in a pandemic
What’s in the Amazon box? We open up the world’s biggest company and take a look inside
Monday 25 May 2020
What if they don’t turn up?
Every year, millions of students migrate around the world. How will university towns survive if they stay at home because of COVID-19?
Thursday 16 January 2020
The man who counts trees
Trees are vital in the fight against climate change. Why was counting them so controversial?