The Tortoise Podcast

The Tortoise Podcast takes news slowly. What’s really going on in the world – in politics, business, climate, culture, technology? Just as importantly, what’s driving it?

Recent episodes

My mother’s murder

It’s been two years since the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a politically-motivated assassination in Malta.

Her son Paul, a reporter at Tortoise, returned late last year to investigate.

10 February – 32 minutes

Trump in Bethlehem

Experience the week of the Super Bowl, the Iowa caucuses and the State of the Union Address in a Pennsylvania steel town

6 February – 33 minutes

Three women, homeless

Life is hard on the streets; even harder for women than men. Three women tell their powerful, heartfelt stories.

27 January – 53 minutes

Ceri Thomas

Basia Cummings


Basia Cummings, once of The Guardian, and HuffPost, and Ceri Thomas, former BBC Today Programme and Panorama editor, take stock with the help of colleagues from Tortoise.

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