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About our audio

Slow news stories designed for listening

Tortoise’s podcasts are focused on untold stories. In the face of information overload, incremental news-gathering and perishable scoops, we take time to investigate human stories that we think offer a deeper, longer-lasting understanding of what’s happening in the world.

The Slow Newscast
Our biggest stories, given voice

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Multi-part series

Pitch us a story

If you have an idea for a podcast, we’d love to hear from you.

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Sensemaker Daily

One story every day to make sense of the world.

The News Meeting

Each week, three Tortoise journalists pitch the story they think should lead the news.

Mel’s Electric Adventure

Come on a drive with comedian Mel Giedroyc and Tortoise journalist Giles Whittell in their podcast about electric cars.

The Backstory

with Andrew Neil

A series of in-depth conversations with people in power and those trying to influence them, hosted by the UK’s most formidable interviewer.

Visible Women

with Caroline Criado Perez

How can we fix the gender data gap – and build a world that works for everyone?

The Second Elizabethan Age

with Richard Lambert

A reflection on the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and how society changed under her rule.

a four-part podcast series

Hidden homicides

How many women are killed – but not counted?

Left to die

When Islamist insurgents attacked a town in Mozambique in March, civilians and foreign contractors raced to a local hotel for safety. Over three agonising days, they waited for a rescue. But no one came.

My Mother’s murder

An investigation by Paul Caruana Galizia into the life and killing of his mother, the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.