Tortoise News

Tortoise News

By Tortoise

Tortoise News is here to help you make sense of the UK election. Every day, Tortoise journalists and special guests will provide in-depth analysis and reporting in our podcasts: The News Meeting, Trendy, Editor's Voicemail, and our new podcast, Could It Be True?, where we scrutinize claims from the campaign trail.


We'll speak to a variety of experts to shed light on the election - both in our newsroom and on the road across the UK. We'll do it in a way only Tortoise can: with slow journalism that cuts through the noise to focus on the stories that matter.


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If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com


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Episodes

News Meeting: Lucy Letby, Britain’s prisons crisis and Labour’s Gaza problem

What should lead the news? Former director of public prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald joins the Tortoise team to explain what he thinks the top story should be.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Lord Ken Macdonald, former director of public prosecutions and co-host of Double Jeopardy, the law and politics podcastCat Neilan, political editor at Tortoise.Alexi Mostrous, investigations editor at TortoiseHost: Ceri Thomas, editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/2441m 26s

Sensemaker: England reach Euro 2024 final

How Gareth Southgate took England’s men to not one but two finals at the European Championships. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/247m 31s

Trendy: Has France rejected the far-right?

Polls predicted a historic win for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally in France’s parliamentary election. But a new coalition on the left did better than expected. John and Rachel are joined by UCL professor Philippe Marliere to discuss what just happened in France and what might happen next.Guest: Philippe Marliere, professor of French and European Politics at University College LondonHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about trendy@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/2438m 28s

Sensemaker: The battle over the future of the Tory party

Following its seismic election defeat the Tory party has descended into bitter infighting over the election of its next leader. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/247m 53s

Sensemaker: Labour’s radical prisons minister

Keir Starmer’s government has inherited a prisons crisis in England and Wales. Could the boss of a high street key cutting chain fix the problem?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app – for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/247m 1s

Sensemaker: France’s shock election result

The far right have been defeated in parliamentary elections where they were expected to make major gains and possibly even form a government.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app – for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/246m 1s

News Meeting: Labour’s policy blitz and gridlock after France’s election

There are political stories everywhere you look, so which one should lead the news? James Harding is joined by three guests to discuss the first few days of Keir Starmer’s government, the prime minister’s visit to Scotland and France’s shock election result.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at Tortoise,Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster and columnist at The NationalHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/2434m 40s

Introducing...A Sense of Rebellion

We are partnering with the Center for the Advancement of Infrastructural Imagination, so that we can continue to bring our listeners brilliant journalism like Tortoise News. You can join Tortoise as a member to get early and ad-free access to new series and support our journalism at www.tortoisemedia.com/invite.Introducing...A Sense of Rebellion A Podcast Series by Evgeny Morozov.Forget the military or Silicon Valley: we owe our smart technologies - from toothbrushes to beds - to a band of eccentric 1960s hippies. Hidden away in a secretive, privately funded lab on Boston’s waterfront, these visionaries developed intimate, personal technologies a decade before Steve Jobs. But their rebellion was fraught with obstacles: the military-industrial complex, corporate resistance, and the founders’ larger-than-life personalities. As Silicon Valley adopted their ideas, the lab's vision for more humane and diverse technologies was twisted into something entirely different. A decade in the making, this podcast unravels their captivating and often tragic tale. It's all here: Cold War psychiatry, Maoism, LSD, the Rockefellers, Scientology, CIA’s forays into extrasensory perception, and even the advent of tech libertarianism. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/244m 6s

Sensemaker: What will the new government do first?

After its landslide victory in the general election, what are the Labour government’s priorities for its first days in office?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/247m 22s

Editor’s Voicemail: A moment of optimism

The seam of anger and disillusion in UK politics is wide and deep. But Thursday’s vote offers us a reason to hope, too.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/243m 36s

Trendy: What just happened?

John Curtice and Rachel Wolf discuss the election results and what they mean? Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2427m 18s

News Meeting: Starmer drama

When he entered Downing Street as prime minister Keir Starmer said "our work is urgent - and we begin it today." In this episode James Harding is joined by special guests to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the incoming Labour government.Former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw and Camilla Cavendish, head of David Cameron’s policy unit, offer their advice to MPs and cabinet ministers who are about to start their new jobs.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseCamilla Cavendish, head of David Cameron’s policy unit and FT columnistBen Bradshaw, former Labour MP and cabinet ministerHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Patricia Clarke and Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2445m 54s

Sensemaker: Labour's landslide

Keir Starmer's party has won the general election with a landslide, ending 14 years of Conservative-led government. This is how election night unfolded.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/247m 7s

News Meeting: Will Joe Biden step aside?

It’s nearly a week since Joe Biden’s terrible performance in that debate against Donald Trump and the panic in the Democratic party has reached fever pitch. In this special episode James Harding is joined by Susan Glasser from The New Yorker, crisis management consultant Dan McGinn and former US ambassador Matthew Barzun.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Susan Glasser, staff writer at The New YorkerMatthew Barzun, former US ambassador to London and Tortoise chairmanDan McGinn, crisis communication and reputation management consultantHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Lewis Vickers and Casey MagloireTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/2440m 6s

Trendy: The final countdown

On the eve of the election John explains how the exit polls work.Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/2439m 33s

Could it be true?: Is everything we’ve told you a lie?

A new academic paper says journalists regularly overstate the harms of online misinformation. In our final episode, Alexi Mostrous and Patricia Clarke speak to the paper’s author and reflect on their own reporting from the frontlines of the digital election campaign.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/2418m 34s

News Meeting: Why populist candidates thrive

With a few days to go until the election, James Harding is joined by three guests and an audience in Manchester to discuss the stories that should be leading the news.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Joshi Herrmann, founder of The MillNazir Afzal, chancellor of Manchester University and former chief crown prosecutor for north west EnglandMaria Farnell, employment lawyer and founder of business strategy firm AthelisHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive Producer: Lewis Vickers To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/2444m 54s

Sensemaker: How the election looks on social media

Reform has emerged as the most dominant political party on social media ahead of the election, but what impact will this have on the results?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app – for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/247m 37s

News Meeting: The Biden problem and is Julian Assange a hero or a villain?

After Joe Biden’s debate disaster, what might happen next? Plus Julian Assange is freed, the prime ministerial debate between Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak, and what we can do about political corruption.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comBook your free ticket to be in the audience for our next election special in Manchester on Monday 1st July: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-manchester/ Guests:Simon Kuper, columnist at the Financial Times and author of ‘Good Chaps’Giles Whittell, world affairs editor at TortoiseKatie Riley, data editor at TortoiseCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseChloe Hadjimatheou, narrative editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Lewis Vickers and Casey MagloireTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2452m 37s

Editor's Voicemail: Minority rule

Labour look set to win a huge majority in Thursday’s general election. But a large and unlikely coalition of voters will be left wondering whether they’ve been heard at all.Listen to the latest episode of Trendy now.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/244m 37s

Trendy: The digital election campaign

What does the online election campaign look like? Who are the parties trying to reach and how effective are they? John Curtice and Rachel Wolf are joined by Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at Sheffield University.  Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfGuest: Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at Sheffield UniversityTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/2446m 36s

Could it be true?: The platforms’ dilemma

Are the big social media platforms doing enough to tackle election misinformation? Or could they be doing too much?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/2416m 58s

News Meeting: AI warfare and why Tory fundraising has collapsed

James Harding is joined by the editor of the Evening Standard to discuss why the paper is axing its daily print edition, what should lead the news and why he’s decided to write for the first time about being sexually assaulted as a teenager.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comBook your free ticket to be in the audience for our next election special in Manchester on Monday 1st July: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-manchester/ Guests:Dylan Jones, editor-in-chief at the Evening Standard and author of ‘These Foolish Things’Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseChloe Hadjimatheou, narrative editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Casey Magloire and Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/2435m 2s

Sensemaker: The ghost of Boris Johnson

The Conservatives heralded the arrival of Boris Johnson to join their election campaign. A day later, it emerged he was going on holiday. Why can’t the party get over its former leader?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/248m 54s

Editor's Voicemail: hope, change and the fiscal rules

James Harding wonders whether amid all the hope of a new Labour government it will need to revise its fiscal rules.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/245m 49s

News Meeting: Polar bears, ice caps, jobs and growth

Giles Whittell is joined by Ecotricity owner Dale Vince, journalist Louise Tickle and Jo Leahy from Stroud Valleys Artspace in front of an audience at The Long Table in Stroud to discuss what should lead the news ahead of the election.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comBook your free ticket to our final election special in Manchester on Monday 1st June: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-manchester/ Guests:Dale Vince, owner of Ecotricity and Labour party donorLouise Tickle, reporter at TortoiseJo Leahy, artistic director of Stroud Valleys ArtspaceHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducer: Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/2440m 1s

Trendy: (What’s the story) losing Tory?

John and Rachel discuss the latest polls and policy dividing lines between the main parties.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/2444m 15s

Could it be true?: Chaos agents

From Russian disinformation campaigns to Chinese spies, are foreign influence operations targeting the UK election?  To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2416m 16s

News Meeting: What Farage wants and Barclays faces anti-Israel protests

What should lead the news? Three Tortoise journalists each pitch the story they think should be at the top of the news agenda to deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode, Nigel Farage grabs the limelight but should he get as much coverage as he does? Plus, Benjamin Netanyahu disbands his war cabinet; and who is pure enough to fund the arts after Barclays and Baillie Gifford faced anti-Israel boycotts?Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comBook your free ticket to be in the audience for our next election special in Stroud on Wednesday 19th July: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-stroud/ Guests:Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasgar, contributing editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/2429m 57s

Sensemaker: Pro-Palestine candidates threaten to take votes from Labour

Labour faces an unlikely challenge from a TikTok star in one of its safest seats. What impact could Israel’s war in Gaza have on Labour’s support in some areas?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/245m 27s

Editor's Voicemail: Not rejoining, but returning

Now Labour and the Conservatives have published their party manifestos, Tortoise editor James Harding examines which issues they're not tackling.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/246m 49s

News Meeting: Sunak’s aide bets on the election and French politics goes crazy

What should lead the news? Three Tortoise journalists each pitch the story they think should be at the top of the news agenda to deputy editor Giles Whittell.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comBook your free ticket to be in the audience for our next election special in Stroud on Wednesday 19th July: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-stroud/ Guests:Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/2438m 5s

Trendy: Volatile voters and why people don’t trust politicians

What has changed since Rishi Sunak’s D-Day gaffe and Nigel Farage’s intervention? John and Rachel delve into the latest polls, the party manifestos and the latest British Social Attitudes survey, which shows trust in politics is at a record low.Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/2440m 4s

Could it be true?: Sneaky politics

This week, Alexi and Patricia dive into the wild west of political advertising and investigate the people behind a sneaky series of smear campaigns.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/2416m 43s

News Meeting: Douglas Ross quits as leader and Scotland’s homeless children

In this election special Giles Whittell is joined by former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, journalist John Boothman and columnist Andrew Tickell in front of an audience at Material Source in Glasgow.They discuss what’s behind Douglas Ross’s decision to resign as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, the lurch to the right in some European countries and the number of Scottish children living in temporary accommodation.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comBook your free ticket to our next election special in Stroud on Wednesday 19th July: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-stroud/ Guests:Kezia Dugdale, former leader of Scottish Labour and Associate Director of the Centre for Public Policy at the University of GlasgowJohn Boothman, political correspondent at The Times and Sunday TimesAndrew Tickell, writer, columnist and lecturer in law at Glasgow Caledonian UniversityHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/2446m 19s

Sensemaker: Ed Davey: the carer and the clown

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has shown his more serious side after a series of campaign stunts. What's the party's election strategy?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/247m 27s

News Meeting: Tory superdonor Frank Hester and Vladimir Putin’s latest threat

Giles Whittell talks to Sky News executive chairman David Rhodes about election leader debates and what should lead the news.They’re joined by Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan and news editor Jess Winch to discuss the news that the Conservative party accepted a further donation from Frank Hester, after he had been accused of making racist comments about Labour's Diane Abbott.Plus, Narendra Modi loses his majority and Vladimir Putin warns that Russia could provide long-range weapons to attack the West.Book your free ticket to be in the audience for our election specials in Glasgow, Stroud and Manchester here: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/book/ Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:David Rhodes, executive chairman of Sky NewsCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/2434m 14s

Editor's Voicemail: It's the technology, stupid

James Harding thinks we're asking our politicians the wrong questions ahead of the election.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/246m 1s

Trendy: The Conservatives face their Mount Everest

Is Labour’s poll lead over the Conservatives widening? What could Nigel Farage’s return to the political fray mean for the polls and the Tories? And John Curtice reveals the six tribes of voters that make up the UK electorate. Which one do you belong to?    Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/2438m 14s

Sensemaker: What does Farage’s return mean for the Tories?

Nigel Farage has announced that he’ll stand in the general election for Reform UK after previously saying he wouldn’t. What does it mean for the Conservative party?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/246m 52s

Could it be true?: Deepfakes

Every week between now and the UK election, Tortoise's Alexi Mostrous and Patricia Clarke will examine claims from the campaign trail. Some will be outlandish, some believable. Some might even be true. This week: AI technologies and how they’re being used to manipulate voters. Or are they? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2418m 18s

News Meeting: Farage shakes up the election campaign

Giles Whittell goes to Stoke-on-Trent to hear what people there think should lead the news.They discuss the news that Nigel Farage will lead Reform and stand at the election, Rishi Sunak’s crackdown on ‘rip-off’ degrees, Labour’s apprenticeships pledge and the fire that gutted a local pub.Plus reaction to the news that Nigel Farage is standing to be an MP and will lead Reform UK.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cris Cohen, a chef who founded the fine dining restaurant Feasted in StokeAnna Francis, Associate Professor of Fine Art and Social Practice at Staffordshire University, and director of The Portland Inn ProjectJenna Goodwin is a local historian known as The Red Haired StokieHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/2431m 17s

Sensemaker: The First Millennial Saint

Carlo Acutis is set to become the first millennial saint. But how did a teenager, dubbed ‘God’s influencer’ achieve one of the highest honours within the Catholic Church.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/247m 54s

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 5

Donald Trump is the first former US president to be convicted of a crime.In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is the final part.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2455m 7s

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 4

Donald Trump is the first former US president to be convicted of a crime.In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 4.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2434m 10s

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 3

Donald Trump is the first former US president to be convicted of a crime.In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 3.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2454m 39s

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 2

Donald Trump is the first former US president to be convicted of a crime.In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 2.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2444m 47s

Word for word: Trump on trial - episode 1

Donald Trump is the first former US president to be convicted of a crime. In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 1.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2438m 5s

Editor's Voicemail: The politicisation of the courts

In the wake of the verdict against Donald Trump, James Harding considers the the loss of confidence in the judiciary, the suspicion that judges are politicians, that the courts are political and polarising. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/245m 19s

News Meeting: Israel’s attacks on Rafah and Elon Musk’s new AI chatbot

Giles Whittell and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan, investigations editor Alexi Mostrous and reporter Patricia Clarke. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cat Neilan, Tortoise’s political editorAlexi Mostrous, Tortoise’s investigations editorPatricia Clarke, Tortoise reporterHost: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Jasper Corbett and Matt RussellTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2441m 29s

Is climate change to blame for extreme turbulence?

A man died and dozens were injured by extreme air turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight. Is this phenomenon becoming more common and if so, why? To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/246m 21s

Trendy: How is the election campaign going?

The first week of the election campaign is over. What do the polls say and how have they changed?  What policies have the parties announced?  John Curtice and Rachel Wolf are joined by two former campaign insiders to discuss.  Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfGuest: Dr Denise Baron, former head of insights for the Liberal Democrat Campaign and Dr Tom Hamilton formerly head of research for the Labour Party. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/2435m 41s

Sensemaker: All eyes on Rafah

Israeli tanks have rolled into the centre of Rafah, where Israel has been ordered to halt its offensive by the International Court of Justice. Will Israel listen?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/245m 13s

Sensemaker: The women facing deportation to Rwanda

Fatima is currently detained in Yarl’s Wood for deportation to Rwanda. What will the upcoming election mean for the Conservative party’s flagship policy – and for asylum seekers like her?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/248m 38s

Sensemaker: Paula Vennells and the Post Office scandal

The former CEO of the Post Office has made a long-awaited appearance before a public inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal. What did she know and when?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/247m 46s

News Meeting: The first days of the election campaign

James Harding and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by Rachel Wolf, Torsten Bell and Ben Bradshaw. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Rachel Wolf, host of the Trendy podcast who co-authored the Conservative Party’s Election Manifesto in 2019Ben Bradshaw, Labour MP for ExeterTorsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution FoundationHost: James Harding, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/2438m 45s

Editor's Voicemail: The course for change

James Harding reflects on how the UK General Election will change the course of the country.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/247m 0s

Sensemaker: Rishi Sunak announces a general election

To the surprise of many in his party, prime minister Rishi Sunak called a general election for 4th July. Why now?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/247m 41s

Trendy: What does Gen Z think?

Gen Z - people born between 1997 and 2012 - are the post Brexit, post financial crisis, post austerity generation. They are better educated than their predecessors, but face higher levels of debt and higher housing costs. For many this will be the first time they get a chance to vote in a general election. So what do they think and what could that mean for policy makers? Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/2437m 58s

Sensemaker: Scarlett Johansson speaks out against OpenAI

The Hollywood actress said she was “shocked” and angered when OpenAI released a chatbot that sounds “eerily similar” to her. How might this latest controversy impact the company?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/247m 13s

Sensemaker: Bad Blood

The official report into the infected blood scandal found endless delays, needless suffering, and high level negligence, collusion and cover up. What next for the victims and their families? To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/249m 48s

Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 3

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 3.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app – for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/2454m 39s

Sensemaker: The death of Iran’s president

In the early hours of Monday morning, rescuers confirmed that Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, had been killed in a helicopter crash. What does his sudden death mean for the Iranian regime?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/246m 42s

News Meeting: Death in Iran and the Infected Blood Scandal Inquiry

Giles Whittell and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan, news editor Jess Winch, and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cat Neilan, Tortoise’s political editorJess Winch, Tortoise’s news editorJeevan Vasagar, Tortoise’s climate editor Host: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/2430m 47s

Sensemaker: England’s ‘Ghost’ Pupils

The number of children who are absent from school for more than half the time has soared by 136 per cent since before the pandemic. What’s behind the record levels of absenteeism?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/249m 32s

Editor's Voicemail: Should journalism defend democracy or enable it?

James Harding ponders what the job of journalism is in the face of populist liars, sophisticated propaganda and the information war.   To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/248m 34s

News Meeting: Protests in Georgia and the carer’s allowance scandal

Giles Whittell  and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by businessman John Rose who used to be chief executive of Rolls-Royce and is now deputy chairman of Rothschild Group, Tortoise’s news editor Jess Winch, and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:John Rose, former chief executive of Rolls-Royce and current deputy chairman of Rothschild GroupJess Winch, Tortoise’s news editorJeevan Vasagar, Tortoise’s climate editor Host: Giles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Matt RussellTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/2442m 19s

Sensemaker: Netflix's Baby Reindeer problem

Richard Gadd’s Netflix series is on track to become one of the streamer’s most popular shows of all time. But it’s raised questions around Netflix’s duty of care to the real-life people the show’s characters were based on. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/249m 53s

Trendy: Was school better in your day?

John and Rachel discuss how schooling has changed from the 1960s until now. Who goes to school? Who runs them? And are school-leavers better at maths now than their predecessors? Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/2440m 45s

Sensemaker: The Church tackles climate change

A Christian charity has encouraged nearly all of the country's Churches to take a vital step in tackling climate change after ten years of campaigning.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/247m 38s

Sensemaker: Drake vs Kendrick

What does rap’s latest beef tell us about the changing nature of hip-hop feuds?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/247m 22s

Word for word: Trump on trial – episode 2

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 2.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app – for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/2444m 47s

Word for word: Trump on trial

Donald Trump is the first former US president to face a criminal trial. He is accused of falsifying business records by saying a hush money payment to a porn star was for legal fees. He's facing 34 counts of fraud under campaign finance laws, and has pleaded not guilty to all of them. The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, is being held in a New York court and Donald Trump has to appear for every day. In a special one-off, we will be sharing our new series Word for Word: Trump on Trial. In each episode, we’re bringing you the story of the trial, told using the transcripts of what is said in court. This is part 1. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/2438m 5s

Sensemaker: What’s left of Hamas in Gaza?

As Israel steps up operations in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza, what remains of the militant group that it’s trying to wipe out?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/245m 37s

News Meeting: Russian advances and Drake versus Kendrick Lamar

James Harding and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by businesswoman and campaigner Gina Miller, Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell and reporter Stephen Armstrong. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Gina Miller, businesswoman and campaignerGiles Whittell, Tortoise’s deputy editorStephen Armstrong, Tortoise reporterHost: James Harding, founder and editor of TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/2432m 40s

Sensemaker: My life as a prison officer

Last year, almost one in seven prison officers left. What's the state of Britain's prisons, and why does nobody want to work in them? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/249m 16s

Editor's Voicemail: Why newsrooms matter

James Harding makes the case for why newsrooms should be places a home for challenging questions, heretics and contrarians.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/244m 18s

News Meeting: Stormy Daniels testifies and gay rights in Ghana

James Harding and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by psychotherapist and author Julia Samuel, Tortoise news editor Jess Winch and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Julia Samuel, psychotherapist and author Jess Winch, news editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, founder and editor of TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo listen to Hattie Garlick’s interview with Stormy Daniels click here.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2440m 47s

Sensemaker: Bumble changes course

The dating app Bumble ditched its requirement for women to write the first message. What does the change in tack tell us about the business of modern dating? To find out more about Tortoise: - Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists - Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content - Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/247m 46s

Trendy Live: The fallout from the local elections

John Curtice and Rachel Wolf discuss the fallout from the local elections results and work out what this could mean for the major parties in a the general election.Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/2442m 48s

Sensemaker: Chaos at Co-op Live

Olivia Rodrigo, Take That and Keane are among the artists to have gigs cancelled after the opening of Manchester's new arena, Co-op Live, was postponed multiple times. What's causing the delay?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/247m 26s

Sensemaker: The inquiry into alleged SAS war crimes

Public hearings into the alleged war crimes committed by British special forces during the war in Afghanistan have been delayed by several months after the Ministry of Defence repeatedly failed to meet its deadlines. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/246m 41s

Sensemaker: Toomaj Salehi: the rapper sentenced to death for criticising the Iranian regime

A rapper faces execution after criticising the Iranian regime in his lyrics. What does his death sentence tell us about the strength – or weakness – of the Islamic Republic?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/246m 21s

The News Meeting: Has Europe weaned itself off Russian oil?

Columnist Phil Collins joins James Harding and the Tortoise team to tell them what he thinks should lead the news.Plus, Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan have their latest Postcard from America. This week they discuss the life and career of former US President Jimmy Carter.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Phil Collins, Times Columnist and The Draft FounderGiles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, founder and editor of TortoiseProducers: Casey Magloire and Rebecca Moore Executive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/2446m 38s

Editor's Voicemail: The joy of journalism

Why being a journalist and asking questions can be such a privilege and a joy.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/245m 32s

Sensemaker: The Caitlin Clark Effect

Record breaking college basketball star Caitlin Clark is set to make her professional debut. What impact has she had on the sport and could her success help close the pay gap between male and female players?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/246m 52s

Trendy: King and country

Just over half of the British public now think the monarchy is ‘very’ or ‘quite’ important. That’s according to new data published by the British Social Attitudes survey which suggests that support for the monarchy has been in decline over the last decade. John and Rachel discuss why this is happening. Click here to book your tickets for Trendy Live at 6.30pm on Wednesday 8th May: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/trendy-live-show-local-election-special/ Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/2436m 50s

Sensemaker: No-fault evictions: how the Renters Reform Bill was watered down

Five years ago the government said it would reform the private rental market, but charities that once backed the Renters Reform Bill have now turned against it.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/247m 15s

Sensemaker: Humza Yousaf’s unforced error

Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf has resigned after just over a year, throwing the country - and its minority SNP government - into turmoil. What does this mean for the party which has governed Scotland for nearly two decades? To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/249m 37s

Sensemaker: Hersh Goldberg-Polin and the other hostages still in Gaza

In recent days Hamas has released videos of several hostages being held in Gaza. In each case it was the first time their families had seen them alive since they were taken during the October 7th attack. Why might Hamas be releasing the videos now?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/246m 12s

News Meeting: Humza Yousaf resigns as Scotland’s first minister and Macron’s warning

James Harding and three guests debate what they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by Bronwen Maddox, director and chief executive of Chatham House, Tortoise deputy editor Giles Whittell and political editor Cat Neilan.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Bronwen Maddox, director and chief executive of Chatham HouseGiles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, founder and editor of TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/2432m 48s

Sensemaker: Trump’s first week in court

What happened when Donald Trump’s old friend took to the stand at the former president’s criminal trial in New York.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/246m 47s

Editor's Voicemail: A new age of rearmament

In the past week there have been a couple of dramatic announcements on military spending, but it has actually increased every year since 2014. In his Editor's Voicemail James explains why this gradual military build-up amounts to a step change, and asks what it might mean for the world.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/246m 14s

The News Meeting: India’s election and why pupils in England are facing their worst exam results in decades

David Aaronovitch and the Tortoise team debate what should lead the news in front of an audience in the newsroom.They discuss the scale of India’s election, failures to tackle the academic and social legacies of school closures during Covid, and what was happening in Iran on the day it attacked Israel.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:David Aaronovitch, journalist, broadcaster and host of ‘Eight Year’s Hard Labour’Jess Winch, news editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/2441m 52s

Sensemaker: Grindr sued

The world's biggest dating app for the LGBT community is accused of sharing personal information such as people's HIV status with third parties.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/247m 52s

Trendy: Dating, love and marriage

Nearly two-thirds of under 35s have used a dating app or online service to meet a partner. That’s according to an exclusive poll for Trendy. However, opinion is split about whether online dating is a positive or negative experience. How has how we find a partner changed and what does it mean for long term relationships? Click here to book your tickets for Trendy Live at 6.30pm on Wednesday 8th May: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/trendy-live-show-local-election-special/ Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfGuest: Rebecca Moore, Producer To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/2438m 51s

Sensemaker: Rwanda policy: What difference will it make?

Rishi Sunak has finally passed his Rwanda bill after the House of Lords dropped its opposition. But two-thirds of voters think the country is on the wrong track, so is it a distraction from the bigger issues Britain faces and will it actually stop the boats?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/247m 3s

News Meeting: Brexit, austerity and how Labour could fix Britain

In the nineties Will Hutton wrote about the role of government and the free market post-Thatcher. Now, after more than a decade of Conservative-led government, he’s written a new book called ‘This Time No Mistakes’. In this bonus episode he tells James how it might influence Labour’s thinking on issues like Britain’s relationship with the EU and economic reform.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuest: Will Hutton, former editor of the Observer and author of This Time No Mistakes: How To Remake BritainHost: James Harding, founder and editor-in-chief of TortoiseExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/2437m 16s

Sensemaker: Britain’s mouldy homes

Yeremiah Bizimana has been living in a hotel for almost nine months because his council house has problems caused by damp and mould.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/247m 26s

Sensemaker: Why the internet is arguing about flooding in Dubai

A storm that brought record rainfall and flooding to parts of the United Arab Emirates led to a wave of speculation online about the dangers of ‘geo-engineering’. But what exactly is ‘cloud seeding’ and is it really to blame for the recent extreme weather?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/248m 59s

News Meeting: Sunak’s Rwanda showdown and the Met’s apology to an anti semitism campaigner

What propels something to the top of the news agenda? James Harding is joined by three guests who each pitch the story they think should lead the news.In this episode he’s joined by former Observer editor Will Hutton to discuss the wrangling over the government’s Rwanda policy, the Met’s apology to Gideon Falter after he was called "openly Jewish" by police and threatened with arrest, and Congress approving $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine.Book your ticket for the next News Meeting Live on 24th April by clicking here.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Will Hutton, former editor of the Observer and author of This Time No Mistakes: How To Remake BritainCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: James Harding, Tortoise founder and editor-in-chiefProducer: Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/2435m 37s

Sensemaker: Vinicius Jr: the Real Madrid star’s fight against racism

During an emotional news conference the Real Madrid footballer Vinicius Junior broke down in tears as he described the racist abuse he faces whilst playing in Spain. But what is being done about it?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/246m 33s

Editor's Voicemail: David Cameron inspires a rethink

Although Lord Cameron’s turn as Foreign Secretary hasn’t redeemed his reputation for Brexit, it has made James think again - not just about the former prime minister, but about politics and political coverage.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/247m 3s

News Meeting: Christiana Figueres on the Dubai floods and Rishi Sunak’s smoking ban

Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres joins the Tortoise team to tell them what she thinks should lead the news.Plus, Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan have their latest Postcard from America. This week it’s about the rise of college women’s basketball, fuelled by one charismatic star - Caitlin Clark. Book your ticket for the next News Meeting Live on 24th April by clicking here.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Christiana Figueres, former UN climate chief and host of the ‘Outrage and Optimism’ podcastCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/2445m 48s

Sensemaker: The Swiss women who went to court over climate change and won

A group of Swiss women who are all over the age of 64 took their government to court over climate change and won. How did they do it?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/249m 12s

Trendy: What London Thinks

Forty years ago London was in decline. Now it’s a global megacity with a growing population and a large economy, but it’s quite socially conservative. How does that shape the politics of the capital and who governs it?Click here to book your tickets for Trendy Live at 6.30pm on Wednesday 8th May: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/trendy-live-show-local-election-special/ Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfGuest: Professor Tony Travers, director of LSE LondonTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/2436m 12s

Sensemaker: The Hull funeral home investigation

Families have been left with some difficult unanswered questions after Legacy Independent Funeral Directors was raided by police. What’s alleged to have happened?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/246m 3s

Sensemaker: Angela Rayner’s high stakes pledge

A slowburn story has presented a moment of peril for Labour’s deputy leader, and perhaps Keir Starmer too.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/247m 34s

Sensemaker: Iran attacks Israel: what happens next?

The Middle East is on the brink after Iran launched a huge drone and missile strike on Israel, the first time it has ever attacked the country directly.To understand more about how Israel’s prime minister thinks in moments like this you can listen to ‘The State of Netanyahu’ – a three part series from Tortoise’s Slow Newscast.Just search for ‘The State of Netanyahu’ wherever you get your podcasts or click this link: https://lnk.to/StateOfNetanyahuTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/246m 22s

News Meeting: Why Iran attacked Israel and Trump’s hush money trial

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think should lead the news to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode the team are joined by David Rhodes from Sky News to talk about Iran’s attack on Israel, police investigating Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner after she was accused of breaking electoral law, which she denies, and jury selection in Donald Trump’s first criminal trial.Book your ticket for the next News Meeting Live on 24th April by clicking here.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:David Rhodes, executive chairman of Sky NewsCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducers: Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/2437m 18s

Sensemaker: A health warning from an esports star

Why Jaden Ashman, known online as Wolfiez, decided to speak out about the impact being a pro-gamer had on his health and what it could mean for the next generation of esports stars.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/247m 19s

News Meeting: Swiss women win landmark climate case and Zeinab Badawi on a year of war in Sudan

The journalist and president of SOAS pitches the story she thinks should lead the news and discusses her new book ‘An African History of Africa’.In this episode she’s joined by Tortoise editors Ceri Thomas and Jess Winch to also talk about how we deal with hate speech and the 2,000 Swiss women who took their government to court over its climate policies.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Zeinab Badawi, journalist and author of An African History of AfricaJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseCeri Thomas, editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2436m 55s

Sensemaker: Mr Bates at the Post Office inquiry

Former subpostmaster and campaigner Alan Bates has finally had his day in front of the Post Office inquiry that’s looking into the Horizon IT scandal. What did he say and what questions will this latest phase try to answer?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/246m 38s

Trendy: Local elections 2024: what to expect

Voters in England and Wales will elect councillors, mayors, London Assembly members and police and crime commissioners. What’s at stake? Is local democracy in Britain in good shape? And what can these elections tell us about the general election?Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/2439m 14s

Sensemaker: Instability AI

StabilityAI was once one of the world’s most-hyped startups. But now, former employees say it’s in a “death spiral”. What does the company’s apparent downfall tell us about the current state of AI?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/248m 33s

Sensemaker: Why Republicans are blocking aid for Ukraine

For months, Republican lawmakers like Marjorie Taylor Greene have blocked a $60bn aid package for Ukraine. Why do they oppose it and what does it mean for Ukraine? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/246m 27s

Sensemaker: Westminster’s honeytrap sext scandal

A Conservative MP is under growing pressure after giving his colleagues’ personal phone numbers to a stranger who targeted him in a spear-phishing attack.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/247m 23s

News Meeting: Solar eclipse conspiracy theories and is Thames Water facing the end game?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode he’s joined by Bronwen Maddow, chief executive of Chatham House, who thinks it’s make your mind up time for the Israeli government in light of waning Western support for its war in Gaza. Climate editor Jeevan Vasagar pitches Thames Water defaulting on its debt and Stephen Armstrong thinks the US conspiracy theories surrounding the solar eclipse should lead the news.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Bronwen Maddox, chief executive of Chatham House and host of Independent ThinkingJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseStephen Armstron, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreAssistant producer: Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/2430m 6s

Sensemaker: Threat to life: the Iranian journalist stabbed in London

An Iranian journalist working for a TV news channel which is critical of Tehran has been stabbed. What does this attack tell us about the lengths Iran will go to to silence its critics? To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/248m 14s

News Meeting: Aid worker deaths in Gaza and a Westminster honey trap

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan, climate editor Jeevan Vasagar and news editor Jess Winch discuss the World Central Kitchen workers killed in Gaza, shooting Botswana’s elephants and Conservative MP William Wragg’s involvement in a sext scandal. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at Tortoise Host: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducers: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/2434m 53s

Sensemaker: The aid workers killed in Gaza

There’s been international condemnation after seven aid workers were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza. But will it change anything? To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/248m 42s

Sensemaker: Bollywood gets political

As India’s election approaches, some Bollywood films are promoting the politics of the country’s prime minister. What does it tell us about Narendra Modi’s influence and his brand of Hindu nationalism?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/248m 49s

Sensemaker: The truth about Trump’s Truth Social

Why you can now buy shares in Donald Trump’s social media platform – and what it means for the former president as he faces a series of legal and financial challenges ahead of November’s election.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/248m 31s

Sensemaker: Boeing, Boeing, gone

A safety crisis at Boeing has led to sweeping management changes. What went wrong – and will these changes be enough?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/247m 24s

News Meeting: Elizabeth Day on Baltimore bridge conspiracies and Trump’s Truth Social

The host of How To Fail joins the Tortoise team to pitch the story she thinks should lead the news and to talk about her book Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict.In this episode, recorded in front of an audience in the Tortoise newsroom, they discuss dissatisfaction with the NHS, Trump’s financial woes and conspiracy theories surrounding the Baltimore bridge collapse. Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Elizabeth Day, podcaster and author of Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship AddictStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseCat Neilan, Tortoise’s political editorHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2446m 20s

Trendy: How to fix the NHS

A new survey suggests the public’s satisfaction with the NHS is at a record low. What can the next government do to fix this? John and Rachel are joined by Julian le Grand, former senior policy advisor to Tony Blair specialising in health, who argues it’s time to bring back what he describes as "targets and terror" to the NHS.Guest: Julian le Grand, former senior policy advisor to Tony Blair specialising in healthHosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/2440m 34s

Sensemaker: When extreme sports turn deadly

Base jumping deaths are rising. When big companies sponsor athletes to jump off cliffs, who's responsible when things go wrong?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/248m 33s

Sensemaker: Who was behind the Moscow terror attack?

More than 130 people were killed in a shooting at a concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow last Friday. What do we know about the people behind it?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/247m 54s

Sensemaker: Israel and the UN’s Gaza relief agency

Disputes between UNWRA and Israel are stopping aid from reaching millions of people in the Gaza strip. What does the aid agency do and why does it matter?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/247m 20s

News Meeting: What the Moscow attack means for Putin and Chinese hacking

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.Barrister and broadcaster Hashi Mohammed joins Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan and reporter Stephen Armstrong to discuss whether Beijing should be considered a threat, the terror attack on a Moscow concert hall and Conservative plans to maintain the triple lock on pensions.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseHashi Mohamed, barrister and broadcasterStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducers: Rebecca Moore and Casey MagloireExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/2434m 30s

Sensemaker: Bitcoin is back

The cryptocurrency surged to a new record value against the dollar. What caused it and how far could it fall?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/246m 36s

Editor's Voicemail: Why it's wrong to suggest the BBC is antisemitic

We should worry about people putting the self-serving values of WhatsApp tribalism ahead of the difficult business of common understanding.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/246m 50s

News Meeting: Men-only clubs and a smoking ban for for some, but not all

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.Businessman John Rose and Labour MP Ben Bradshaw join Tortoise reporter Chloe Hadjimatheou to discuss the men-only Garrick Club, Mike Lynch’s fraud trial in the US and a ban on anyone born after 2009 from buying cigarettes is starting its journey into law.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests:Chloe Hadjimatheou, narrative editor at TortoiseJohn Rose, deputy chairman of Rothschild Group and former chief executive of Rolls RoyceBen Bradshaw, Labour MP and former culture secretaryHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/2438m 49s

Sensemaker: Frank Hester: The race row and the rise of the mega donor

The Conservative donor was someone very few people had heard of until an investigation revealed his racist comments towards MP Diane Abbott. What role will mega donors play in the run-up to the UK’s general election?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/245m 40s

Trendy: The general election campaign starts here

There’s feverish speculation about the timing of the next election, so in this episode Rachel and John look at how campaigns have changed with the help of Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at Sheffield University.Guest: Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at The University of SheffieldHosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/2439m 20s

Sensemaker: Indefinite jail terms: ‘a stain on our justice system’

What the death of one man tells us about the continued impact of indefinite prison sentences that were abolished more than a decade ago.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/246m 58s

News Meeting: Lessons from a World War Two disinformation campaign

 Are we living through an information war? Sefton Delmer was a British propagandist who targeted the Nazi regime. In this bonus episode, the journalist Peter Pomerantsev explains what his story can teach us about modern disinformation and propaganda.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests: Peter Pomerantsev, author of How to Win an Information WarHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2417m 30s

Sensemaker: Elon Musk takes on OpenAI

Elon Musk is suing the creators of ChatGPT, accusing OpenAI of straying from its original mission to build AI that will benefit humanity. What is his lawsuit actually about?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/248m 49s

Sensemaker: Putin's sham election

Russia’s president has won a fifth term in an election viewed by many as neither free nor fair. What does Vladimir Putin’s victory mean for the world?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/246m 25s

News Meeting: Boris Johnson’s Venezuela meeting and should we change the way we fund the police?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Alex Coley, a councillor for Epsom in Surrey and former head of digital at the Met Police, news editor Jess Winch and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests:Jess Winch, news editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseAlex Coley, councillor for Epsom in Surrey and former head of digital at the Met PoliceHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/2431m 17s

Sensemaker: Family fractured after suspected illegal abortion

Tortoise spent six months fighting to report that a British mother being investigated for a suspected illegal abortion had her existing children removed from her care. How did it happen?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/247m 18s

Editor's Voicemail: The princess and the tortoise

Who decides what's real? James Harding reflects on the challenges that modern newsrooms face when trying to provide accurate information. He also has some news about his family's pet tortoise.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/249m 34s

News Meeting: Disgraced Tory donor Frank Hester and has levelling-up made any difference?

Tortoise understands that the Conservatives have received an as-yet-undeclared £5 million sum from Frank Hester, the party donor embroiled in a race row. In this episode James Harding is joined by Cat Neilan, Tortoise’s political editor, to discuss her exclusive story.The Guardian revealed on Monday that at a meeting in 2019, Frank Hester said seeing Diane Abbott on TV made “you want to hate all black women” and that the long-serving MP “should be shot”. He has apologised for the remarks but denied they were motivated by race or gender.They’re also joined by James Mitchinson, editor of the Yorkshire Post, and journalist and author Peter Pomerantsev.Plus, Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan’s first Postcard from America.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests:Peter Pomerantsev, journalist and author of How to Win an Information WarJames Mitchinson, editor of the Yorkshire PostCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/2443m 20s

Sensemaker: Will the US ban Tik Tok?

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted in favour of a landmark bill that could see TikTok banned in America.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/246m 43s

Trendy: Where’s all the money gone?

The state of public finances is dire: government debt is high and so too are taxes. How did we get into this mess and what choices does the next government have?Guest: Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal StudiesHosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2443m 41s

Sensemaker: Lee Anderson’s political journey

Lee Anderson began his political life as a member of Arthur Scargill’s mineworkers union. He was a Labour councillor before joining the Conservatives and has now defected to Reform. Will voters follow the Ashfield MP on the latest leg of his political journey? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/249m 4s

News Meeting: Who is the real Keir Starmer?

Tom Baldwin has written a biography about the Labour leader. In this bonus episode he tells Giles Whittell and Cat Neilan how the book came about, Keir Starmer’s upbringing and what sort of prime minister he might be.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to listen to Eight Years’ Hard Labour: https://podfollow.com/eight-years-hard-labour Guests:Tom Baldwin, journalist and author of Keir Starmer: The BiographyCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/2435m 43s

Sensemaker: Kate’s photo-editing experiment blows up

The Princess of Wales admitted that she edited an image of her and her three children after international news agencies withdrew the picture over concerns it had been digitally manipulated. What does the media storm around that photo say about the fragility of the Royal Family?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/247m 48s

Sensemaker: Getting aid into Gaza

There are reports of malnutrition and even starvation in Gaza. Why isn’t aid getting in and what’s being done to provide the relief that’s needed?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/245m 55s

News Meeting: That Kate photo and Sathnam Sanghera on slavery reparations

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think should lead the news to Tortoise’s editor James Harding.In this episode the team are joined by journalist and historian Sathnam Sanghera to discuss whether the intrigue surrounding the edited photo of the Princess of Wales is newsworthy.He also explains why the Church of England’s decision to pay reparations for its links to slavery has implications for a host of other national institutions and they look at the row brewing over the government’s new extremism definition.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests:Sathnam Sanghera, journalist, historian and author of EmpireworldCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseGiles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/2436m 40s

Sensemaker: How spies recorded a German military meeting

A recording of a private call between German air force officials where they discussed sensitive and secret information relating to the war in Ukraine has been leaked.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/248m 14s

Editor's Voicemail: An economy built on fellowship

After this week's budget and Labour's response, James Harding found himself wishing for new ideas for the economy. In this week's Editor's Voicemail he explores the idea of fellowship.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/248m 32s

News Meeting: Starvation in Gaza and why pensioners are the biggest budget losers

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think should lead the news to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whitttell.Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, on Jeremy Hunt’s budget. Plus, concerns grow about a famine in Gaza and why a cabinet minister’s false claim cost the taxpayer £15,000.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests:Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution FoundationCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/2431m 33s

Sensemaker: How Raye broke a Brits record

The singer-songwriter made history when she beat the record for the most wins in one year, but why did she have to ditch her record label to do it?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/246m 48s

Trendy: Britain’s Covid hangover

Four years on from the start of the pandemic we’re still living with the consequences. In this episode, John Curtice and Rachel Wolf discuss Covid’s legacy. What has it done to the size of the state, public services and the world of work?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/2432m 54s

Sensemaker: Haiti’s state of anarchy

Haiti’s prime minister appears to be unable to return to his country after gangs stormed two of its biggest prisons, allowing thousands of criminals to escape. How did it get to this point?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/247m 12s

Sensemaker: Border farce: the sacked Home Office inspector

The Home Office has now published 13 reports by the independent immigration and borders watchdog, but only after sacking him for speaking to the media about them. Why did it take them so long to release them?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/247m 10s

Sensemaker: Why Wayne Couzens wasn't stopped

An inquiry into the police officer who murdered Sarah Everard has found that there were several opportunities to stop him in his tracks.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/246m 25s

News Meeting: Hopes for a Gaza ceasefire and Joe Biden’s political problems

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode, David Rhodes, executive chairman of Sky News, explains why he thinks there won’t be an Israel-Hamas peace deal. The team also discuss whether Joe Biden’s support for Israel’s Gaza offensive could cost him politically and George Galloway’s return to the House of Commons.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comClick here to book tickets to The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Guests:David Rhodes, executive chairman of Sky NewsCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseChloe Hadjimatheou, narrative editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/2428m 21s

Sensemaker: What George Galloway’s return means for British politics

Rochdale’s new MP is a pro-Palestinian agitator who now has a parliamentary platform from which to exploit Labour’s divisions ahead of the general election. What could his return to the House of Commons mean for British politics?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/248m 37s

Editor's Voicemail: Jacob Rothschild

The financier and philanthropist, who died this week at the age of 87, was an enthusiastic supporter of Tortoise. In this Editor's Voicemail James Harding remembers a man who believed in bringing people together to reach a better understanding.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/248m 45s

News Meeting: The Couzens report, America’s airports and Taylor Swift’s political power

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode James Harding is joined by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning husband and wife reporting team, who are joining Tortoise to write a regular letter from America.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comListen to Who Trolled Amber here: https://podfollow.com/tortoise-investigates Guests:Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, award-winning correspondentsJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/2448m 10s

Sensemaker: A spike in spiking?

A recent report suggested there was a “hidden epidemic” of spiking in the UK, but the data is complicated and often misunderstood. What’s really going on?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/247m 54s

Trendy: The race for the White House

The US presidential election is shaping up to be a repeat of 2020: Joe Biden vs Donald Trump. How does America choose its candidates and what’s likely to happen in November’s election?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/02/2432m 31s

Sensemaker: How to hack the hackers

Last week the world’s largest ransomware gang was taken over in an extensive, international police operation. What does the infiltration of LockBit tell us about the fight against cyber crime?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/02/247m 11s

News Meeting: Chris Anderson on why the internet is making us meaner

The head of TED sits down with Tortoise editor James Harding to discuss his concerns about artificial intelligence and how his religious upbringing made him want to spread the idea of infectious generosity.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuest: Chris Anderson, head of TED and author of Infectious GenerosityHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/2427m 6s

Sensemaker: How Birmingham went bust

People living in Birmingham are paying more for less after the city council effectively declared itself bankrupt.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/249m 11s

Sensemaker: When egg freezing goes wrong

A hospital in London has told more than 130 patients that their eggs and embryos might have accidentally been damaged. What does this incident tell us about the UK’s fertility services?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/249m 26s

News Meeting: Sudan’s forgotten war and Britain’s drink spiking epidemic

What should lead the news? Chris Anderson, head of TED and author of Infectious Generosity, pitches his story to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.The team discusses the Sunday Times’ investigation into drink spiking, the ongoing war in Sudan and why we’re wired to focus on bad news stories. To book your place for The News Meeting Live with Elizabeth Day visit: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-news-meeting-live-with-elizabeth-day/ Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Chris Anderson, head of TED and author of Infectious GenerosityJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/2438m 23s

Sensemaker: The case against Julian Assange

British judges are deciding whether the founder of WikiLeaks should be allowed to appeal his extradition to the United States. What is he accused of doing?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/248m 57s

News Meeting: Investigating a failing children’s prison and a nuclear missile misfires

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode the team are joined by Lord Bird, co-founder of the Big Issue, and an audience in the newsroom. Louise Tickle talks about her investigation into failing young offenders institution Cookham Wood and John reflects on his time in prison as a youngster 60 years ago. They also discuss Britain's Trident nuclear-deterrent system misfiring during a test and John’s poverty prevention plan. Plus, James introduces his editor’s voicemail.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Lord Bird, co-founder of The Big IssueGiles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseLouise Tickle, reporter at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/2440m 17s

Sensemaker: The university that contributed to a student’s death

A landmark judgement has found that the University of Bristol contributed to the death of a student called Natasha Abrahart by discriminating against her. What does her suicide tell us about the duty of care that universities have towards their students?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/247m 2s

Trendy: Good times, bad times

What do you do all day? Data suggests the average time people spend on leisure has decreased since the 1980s. John and Rachel explain what’s going on and what they spend their time doing.Email: trendy@tortoisemedia.comHosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2435m 56s

Sensemaker: Why Trump is selling golden trainers

Donald Trump is on the campaign trail for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, so why did he take time out to promote a new Trump-branded footwear range? To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/247m 30s

Sensemaker: How The Body Shop lost its sheen

The business known for its natural and ethical beauty products has been a staple of the British high street for the past 50 years. Now it’s closing half of its UK stores and reducing the size of its head office, leading to hundreds of job losses.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/248m 16s

Sensemaker: Russia after Navalny

Kremlin critic and Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has died in prison. As questions swirl about his death and world leaders condemn Vladimir Putin, what does it mean for Russia?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/249m 18s

News Meeting: Alexei Navalny’s death and the fake restaurants on Companies House

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.The team discusses what we know about Alexei’s Navalny’s death in a Russian penal colony, why fake restaurants are being registered on Companies House and Labour’s position on a ceasefire in Gaza ahead of a vote in the House of Commons later this week.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Graham Barrow, host of the host of The Dark Money Files podcast and an expert who investigates fraud on Companies HouseCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseChloe Hadjimatheou, narrative editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/2435m 3s

Sensemaker: Biden: too old to be president?

When Joe Biden won the election in 2020 he was seen by many as the ‘safe’ option compared to Donald Trump. But during his presidency he’s become well-known for his gaffes and occasional stumbles. Many US voters are wondering: is 81 too old to run for president?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/249m 32s

News Meeting: UK in recession and has the vegan bubble burst?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode the Tortoise team are joined by food critic and podcaster Jimi Famurewa. They discuss the news that the UK is officially in an economic recession, a huge rise in antisemitic abuse since the Hamas attack on Israel and what the closure of the last two Veggie Prets tells us about our commitment to a plant-based diet.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Jimi Famurewa, journalist, food critic and host of Where’s Home Really?Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/2434m 58s

Sensemaker: Labour, Rochdale and the anti-Semitism row

Defending Labour’s long-held seat in Rochdale should have been a walk in the park. But with a fortnight still to go before the by-election there, the party has been forced to drop its candidate. How did Labour end up here?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/247m 29s

Trendy: A home of your own

One of the biggest policy challenges Britain faces right now is its housing crisis. How did we get into such a mess and how do we get out of it? John Curtice and Rachel Wolf are joined by Dr Tim Leunig who advised three secretaries of state on housing policy. If you want to hear more from Tortoise on housing, listen to Making sense of social housing.  Email: trendy@tortoisemedia.comHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2430m 53s

Sensemaker: Zelensky fires his top general

After a year of tension between the two men, the Ukrainian president fired his top military commander. What does it tell us about Volodymyr Zelensky’s plan for the next stage of the war with Russia?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/248m 20s

Sensemaker: Asylum hotels: hundreds evicted with a week’s notice

At the end of January almost 400 asylum seekers were given less than a week to leave the hotel they were being housed in. Where did they go and what does it tell us about the UK’s asylum system?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/246m 2s

Sensemaker: EU farmers ramp up protests

Farmers across the European Union are throwing eggs at buildings and setting tires on fire. What do they want?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/247m 15s

News Meeting: Israel’s Rafah offensive and Keir Starmer under pressure over antisemitism

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode he’s joined by journalist and author Donald Macintrye, political editor Cat Neilan and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar to discuss the prospect of an Israeli ground operation in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, allegations of antisemitism against Labour’s candidate in the Rochdale by-election and Taylor Swift’s private jet.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Donald Macintyre, journalist and author of ‘Gaza: Preparing for Dawn’Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/2431m 43s

Sensemaker: Keir Starmer and the mysterious case of the £28bn green plan

Keir Starmer finally killed off Labour’s £28bn green plan. This may have ended months of will-he-won’t-he speculation about the future of the policy - but it has sparked a new debate about what the Labour leader stands for.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/247m 11s

News Meeting: A Labour u-turn and a failed peace agreement

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor James HardingIn this episode the team discuss the news that Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected the Gaza peace deal, Labour has dropped its £28 billion green investment plan, and the hydroelectric dam that could power a lot of AfricaEmail: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Giles Whittell, Tortoise's deputy editorChloe Hadjimatheou, Tortoise's reporterPhil Collins, author and columnist Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/2434m 40s

Sensemaker: 23andMe’s cybercrime crisis

A new class-action lawsuit is accusing the genetic testing company 23andMe of failing to protect the privacy of millions of its customers after the data identifying their ethnicity was posted on the dark web.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/248m 21s

Trendy: Going places: is social mobility alive and well?

The number of university graduates has never been higher, but what does that mean for social mobility? Has it stalled and if so, what does that reveal about inequality?Email: trendy@tortoisemedia.comHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2438m 19s

Sensemaker: Lewis Hamilton's new era

Lewis Hamilton is the most successful Formula 1 driver in history. At the age of 39, he has decided to make the biggest move of his career, to Ferrari. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/246m 20s

Sensemaker: Imran Khan imprisoned

Once a world famous cricket captain and playboy, Imran Khan became Pakistan’s prime minister in 2018. Now, ahead of the county’s election on Thursday, he’s been imprisoned for 14 years. Why?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/247m 53s

Sensemaker: Kemi and the evil plotters

With Tory MPs casting around for solutions to their anticipated election defeat, cabinet minister Kemi Badenoch’s name keeps coming up as a potential leader. Just a few days ago she was denying any involvement in a plot to oust Rishi Sunak, it emerged she was in a WhatsApp group called the Evil Plotters. So what is the business secretary planning?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/245m 49s

News Meeting: Strikes against the Houthis and the rising demand for ADHD medication

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.The Tortoise team is joined by Bronwen Maddox, Director and Chief Executive of Chatham House. They discuss the new wave of strikes on Yemen’s Houthis, the Clapham chemical attack and the number of wealthy adults being prescribed ADHD medication.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Bronwen Maddox, Director and Chief Executive of Chatham HouseChloe Hadjimatheou, narrative audio editor Jess Winch, news editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca Moore and Imy HarperExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/2437m 24s

Sensemaker: A weightloss journey that ended in tragedy

A young woman died on the flight home after having weight loss surgery in Turkey. She’s one of at least 25 British people to die in similar circumstances since 2019. What’s going on?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/248m 22s

News Meeting: What does David Miliband think should lead the news?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.David Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary and president of the IRC, discusses another death in the Channel, EU aid for Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Elon Musk’s pay.James also asks him about US concerns about Israel’s war in Gaza and the role of diplomacy.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK foreign secretaryCat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseHost: James Harding, editor-in-chief at TortoiseProducer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2451m 47s

Sensemaker: The Taylor Swift deepfake scandal

When sexually explicit AI-generated images of Taylor Swift went viral on social media her loyal fans tried to drown them out with other content about the pop star, but it didn’t stop the fakes spreading like wildfire.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/246m 40s

Trendy: The paradox of populism

Across Europe the radical right is making progress and winning elections. To understand why, Rachel and John speak to Professor Sara Hobolt from the London School of Economics.Email: trendy@tortoisemedia.comHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfProducer: Lewis VickersExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/2436m 7s

Sensemaker: The Austrian extremist stirring up controversy in Germany

There have been mass protests against Germany’s far-right AfD party after senior figures attended a meeting where Martin Sellner allegedly presented a proposal for mass deportations.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/247m 37s

News Meeting: Why big events ultimately come down to chance

In this bonus episode the Tortoise team are joined by Dr Brian Klaas, Associate Professor in Global Politics at University College London and author of ‘Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters’.They discuss a joke at Donald Trump’s expense, the mood swings of politicians and why a thin layer of cloud saved one Japanese city from an atomic bomb. The producer was Rebecca Moore.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/2428m 56s

Sensemaker: Be the best: Britain’s shortage of soldiers

Why the head of the British Army raised the prospect of conscription and what he was trying to say about the state of our military.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/247m 43s

Sensemaker: A new test for Alzheimer's

A recent study found measuring levels of protein through blood tests could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease early. What could that mean for how we treat the disease?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/245m 18s

News Meeting: The death penalty and does Iran want a war with the United States?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode the team discuss the US troops killed in a drone strike, the first ever execution by nitrogen inhalation and Donald Trump’s defamation trial.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Dr Brian Klaas, Associate Professor in Global Politics at University College London and author of 'Fluke: Chance, Chaos and Why Everything We Do Matters'Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseStephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Jasper Corbett To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/2436m 34s

Sensemaker: How Trump saw off his rivals

After his victory in New Hampshire last week, it looks almost certain that Donald Trump will win the race to become the Republican party’s presidential candidate. How did he secure such a convincing lead?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/248m 1s

News Meeting: Trump wins again and why the British military is in such a state

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whitell.In this episode the team are joined by journalist Jane Martinson and an audience in the Tortoise newsroom. It was recorded on Wednesday 24th January.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Jane Martinson, journalist, academic and author of ‘You May Never See Us Again’Stephen Armstrong, reporter at TortoiseJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseListen to Jane’s Slow Newscast about the battle for The Telegraph here.Read more of Stephen’s reporting about the state of Britain’s military here.Read more of our reporting about Donald Trump’s win in New Hampshire here.Producer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/2435m 38s

Sensemaker: Britain’s measles outbreak

The UK has declared a national incident in response to one of the worst measles outbreaks since the 1990s. Why are cases rising? To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/247m 33s

Trendy: Britain’s baby bust

Across the western world birth rates are declining. Why aren’t we having as many children as we used to? Is there still a link between marriage and having children? And what can policy makers be doing about the falling birth rate?   Email: trendy@tortoisemedia.comHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Jasper CorbettTo find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/2440m 52s

Sensemaker: Why UK universities face testing times

The University of York has lowered the bar for some international students. What does it tell us about the state of higher education in the UK?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/247m 58s

Sensemaker: Fujitsu and the Post Office scandal

The Japanese technology giant has apologised for its role in one of Britain’s most widespread miscarriages of justice. How much damage could it do to the company?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/245m 52s

Sensemaker: Hizb’ut-Tahrir banned in the UK

After almost 20 years of trying the British government has finally succeeded in banning the Islamist group Hizb’ut-Tahrir. But will the ban stick and is it really enforceable?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/247m 18s

News Meeting: Tata Steel job losses and why are measles cases rising?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whitell.In this episode the team discuss the news that Tata steel has decided to shut its Port Talbot blast furnaces with the loss of 2,800 jobs, Britain’s measles outbreak and a judge’s ruling against a manager who wanted to work from home.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Liam Byrne, Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill and author of ‘The Inequality of Wealth’Cat Neilan, political editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseHost: Giles Whittell, deputy editor at TortoiseProducer: Rebecca MooreExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/2433m 35s

Sensemaker: Ecuador’s state of war

It used to be one of the most peaceful countries in Latin America. Now its president says it’s in a “state of war” against drug gangs. How did Ecuador descend into violence?Listen to episode of The News Meeting to hear more about what's happening in Ecuador: pod.fo/e/212c58To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/247m 6s

News Meeting: How important will immigration be at the next election?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor Ceri Thomas.In this episode the team discuss the Conservative infighting over the Rwanda bill, Pakistan’s missile strike on Iran and Fujitsu’s apology for the Horizon Post Office computer system.Email: newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.comGuests:Katy Balls, political editor at The SpectatorJess Winch, news editor at TortoiseJeevan Vasagar, climate editor at TortoiseHost: Ceri Thomas, editor at TortoiseProducer: Imy HarperExecutive producer: Lewis VickersTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/2433m 12s

Sensemaker: Iceland feels the heat

Molten lava from a fissure in the ground flowed into an Icelandic town on Sunday, setting several houses on fire. Is the country facing a new period of volcanic activity?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/245m 47s

Trendy: The welfare state we're in

A quarter of all government spending goes on welfare, including pensions, housing and incapacity benefit. What challenges does the next government face when it comes to welfare?Email: trendy@tortoisemedia.comGuest: Robert De Vries, senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at the University of KentHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2442m 58s

Sensemaker: The Bethany Cox abortion case

A 22 year-old woman from Stockton-on-Tees was found not guilty of having an illegal at-home abortion. She is one of six similar cases this year. Why is this happening?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/247m 40s

Sensemaker: Who is France’s new prime minister?

Gabriel Attal is the country’s youngest and first gay head of government. What does his appointment tell us about France?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/245m 44s

Sensemaker: Bill Ackman and the battle for the future of Harvard

The billionaire investor led a successful campaign against the president of Harvard following her guarded response to accusations of antisemitism on campus. What does he plan to do next?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/247m 13s

News Meeting: Iowa decides, but does it matter?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to special guest host Liz Moseley.Leslie Vinjamuri from foreign affairs think tank Chatham House explains the Iowa caucuses as the US presidential race kicks off.The team also discuss 100 days of the Israel-Hamas war and continuing Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Imy Harper and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/2433m 24s

Sensemaker: Journalists killed covering Israel-Hamas war

According to estimates by the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 79 have been killed since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/247m 12s

News Meeting: Who are the Houthis?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.He’s also joined by Iona Craig, a journalist specialising in Yemen, about what we know so far about the strikes against Houthi rebel targets.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Lewis Vickers.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/2444m 19s

Sensemaker: The British Library cyber attack

The British Library suffered a devastating ransomware attack in late October. Its recovery will cost millions of pounds. What went wrong?The British Library did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but after this episode was published it asked Tortoise to clarify the claim that "the British Library themselves are saying that they are going to have to dedicate 40 per cent of their reserves". In a statement, the British Library said:"The final costs of recovering from the recent cyber-attack are still not confirmed. The British Library and its government sponsor, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), remain in close and regular contact. The Library always maintains its own financial reserve to help address unexpected issues and no bids for additional funding have been made at this stage."Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/248m 14s

Trendy: When everyone hates you for the same reason

If the opinion polls are right the Conservatives could face one of their worst electoral defeats in their history in the upcoming general election. Can anything change that?  To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2445m 17s

Sensemaker: Boeing's tailspin

Once more questions are being asked about Boeing’s safety record after a major mid-air incident on board one of its jets. Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/247m 22s

News Meeting: The Westminster Accounts one year on

A year ago Tortoise and Sky News launched the first fully searchable database of the money being used to oil the machinery of British politics.In this bonus episode James Harding is joined by Sky’s deputy political editor Sam Coates, Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan and data scientist Joe White to discuss what we learnt.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/2436m 14s

Sensemaker: Challenging Trump’s presidential run

Could the US courts block Donald Trump from running over his involvement in the January 66th uprising?To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/245m 50s

Sensemaker: An assassination in Beirut

A senior leader of Hamas was killed in Beirut last week. What might Saleh al-Arouri’s death mean for the Middle East?To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/245m 39s

News Meeting: The Joe Biden problem and should the Post Office scandal be leading the news?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by deputy editor Giles Whittell, reporter Chloe Hadjimatheou and Katy Searle, former executive editor of BBC Westminster.They discuss whether the Post Office scandal should be leading the news after an ITV drama put it back in the headlines, whether Joe Biden should be the Democratic presidential candidate and a senior police leader who says policing is ‘institutionally racist’.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Imy Harper and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/2441m 13s

Sensemaker: General Calamity

With a year under his belt as prime minister, Rishi Sunak has less than 12 months to go before he has to call a general election. What sort of campaign can we expect?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/246m 26s

Sensemaker: Artemis II: sending humans back to the moon

This year, NASA's Artemis II is due to carry a four-person crew to orbit the moon. If all goes to plan it’ll make history, but what's the mission’s ultimate aim?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/247m 55s

Sensemaker: Disney’s Mickey Mouse problem

2023 wasn’t Disney’s dream 100th anniversary year and far worse problems could be on the horizon. Not only does it have a weak slate for 2024, but the copyright on a version of Mickey Mouse expires.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/246m 11s

Sensemaker: The Kamala Harris question

US Vice President Kamala Harris looks like she’ll be Joe Biden’s running mate again. But after three years in office, do voters think she’s the right choice?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/248m 33s

Sensemaker: Jude Bellingham: England’s golden boy

The young midfielder has had a record-breaking start to his career at Real Madrid. Could he help the England men’s team end their long wait for a major trophy?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/246m 2s

News Meeting: 2024 predictions

What might happen this year? James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors and reporters to make some predictions.The producer was Lewis Vickers.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/2438m 2s

News Meeting: Robert Peston on why politicians need to get a grip of AI

James Harding sits down with ITV political editor Robert Peston to discuss his new book ‘Bust?: Saving the economy, democracy and our sanity’.This episode was recorded in front of an audience at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill in association with Intelligence Squared.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/2327m 59s

Sensemaker: How Dan Wootton became the story

In 2023 the outspoken king of celebrity gossip put GB News in a tight spot. What does its response tell us about the UK’s new media landscape?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/238m 53s

Sensemaker: Sam Altman: who is the OpenAI boss?

The firing – and immediate rehiring – of OpenAI’s CEO rocked Silicon Valley this year. But what does Sam Altman’s story tell us about the fears around artificial intelligence?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/238m 47s

Sensemaker: The Taylor Swift Era

This year there was one artist who smashed records. But what does Taylor Swift’s monumental success say about the future of the music industry?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/236m 22s

News Meeting: What was the biggest story of 2023?

In this special Christmas episode with Intelligence Squared the Tortoise team are joined by Robert Peston and an audience at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill to discuss the biggest stories of the year.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/2329m 39s

Sensemaker: Sports Illustrated and its AI-generated authors

Sports Illustrated magazine has been accused of attributing online cont ent to fake, AI-generated authors. The articles have now been taken down. What does it tell us about transparency in the era of artificial intelligence?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/235m 52s

Sensemaker: Hostage deaths put pressure on Netanyahu

The recent deaths of hostages in Gaza has heaped more pressure on Israel’s prime minister. Could it lead to another pause in fighting?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/236m 13s

Sensemaker: Prince Harry hacked

The Duke of Sussex has won £140,000 pounds in damages in his phone hacking case against Mirror Group Newspapers. It’s the first victory in his battle against the British press.Click here to listen to 'The prince against the press'.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/238m 14s

Sensemaker: Zelensky’s fight for funding

As the war in Ukraine approaches its two-year anniversary and with ammunition running out, the country’s leader has been flying from Washington DC to Europe in a desperate bid to persuade world leaders to give him the funding he needs to win the war against Russia.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/237m 28s

News Meeting: Michelle Mone’s change of tone and Jimmy Lai on trial

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode the best-selling author and journalist Tim Marshall joins the team to discuss Michelle Mone’s BBC interview, President Putin’s warning to NATO and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai going on trial in Hong Kong.Plus, Giles Whittell’s recipe for a greater Britain.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/2337m 27s

Sensemaker: Physician associates: what are they and why do we need them?

By 2037, the NHS hopes to have 10,000 physician associates. Now the government is beginning a legal process to set new rules around NHS staff in non-doctor associate roles.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/236m 10s

News Meeting: Was COP28 a success and why do politicians lie?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise deputy editor Giles Whittell.In this episode he’s joined by political editor Cat Neilan, climate editor Jeevan Vasagar and Rob Burley, former editor of the BBC’s political programmes and The Andrew Marr show. The team unpacks the historic agreement on fossil fuels, a stagnating UK economy and Rishi Sunak’s premiership to date. What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/2334m 56s

Sensemaker: The end of fossil fuels?

For the first time in three decades of UN climate talks, nearly 200 countries have agreed a deal to transition away from fossil fuels, including oil and gas. Is it really a turning point in efforts to tackle climate change?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/236m 10s

Sensemaker: Rishi Sunak’s hollow victory

The prime minister has won a crucial vote in parliament on his government’s plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. What does it tell us about the state of the Conservative Party and the future of the Rwanda deal? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/238m 49s

Sensemaker: El loco: Argentina’s chainsaw-wielding president

He was nicknamed “the mad man” in school. But can Javier Milei actually follow through on any of his controversial election promises?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/237m 17s

News Meeting: How to fix the economy

In this bonus episode James Harding sits down with Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, to talk about how to end the toxic combination of slow growth and high inequality.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/2334m 42s

Sensemaker: Infected blood scandal: a government defeat

Last week, parliament passed an amendment to speed up compensation for victims of the infected blood scandal. What happens next?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/236m 17s

News Meeting: How Russia wins

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode Chris Morris, chief executive of fact-checking organisation Full Fact, joins the team to discuss the risk of Ukraine fatigue, Cop28 and why a US university president was forced to quit.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/2339m 30s

Sensemaker: Boris Johnson at the Covid inquiry

Boris Johnson spent two days last week being cross-examined by the Covid inquiry. What did we learn from his evidence?To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/238m 37s

Trendy: Oh Come, All Ye Faithful: religion, politics and values

Two thirds of us never go to a place of worship. Support for organised religion in the UK is in steep decline among most groups in the UK. Yet most of us will celebrate Christmas in a few weeks. So what’s going on? John Curtice and Rachel Wolf discuss whether the UK is now a secular country and the role that faith still plays when it comes to certain policies, for instance education.  To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/2340m 21s

Sensemaker: A revolting week for Rishi Sunak

It began with a government defeat in the House of Commons and ended with a resignation and revolt on the right of Rishi Sunak’s party. Where does it leave his premiership? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/237m 50s

News Meeting: Rishi’s Rwanda revolt and Boris Johnson at the Covid inquiry

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode Green MP Caroline Lucas joins the team to discuss Cop28, the UN’s climate summit in Dubai and political editor Cat Neilan has the latest on the Tory revolt over the government’s Rwanda policy.News editor Jess Winch explores why evidence that Hamas raped women on 7th October took so long to come to light and Tortoise editor Ceri Thomas thinks Boris Johnson’s evidence to the Covid inquiry should get the attention it deserves. Click here to listen to Ceri’s episode of the Slow Newscast called ‘Unforgiveable: Boris Johnson and Covid’s second wave’.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2337m 22s

Sensemaker: India implicated in New York assassination attempt

US investigators say they’ve foiled an alleged plot by Indian officials to assassinate an American citizen who was critical of the government in New Delhi.To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/235m 47s

Sensemaker: A new era for women’s football in England

The Women's Super League and Championship will break away from the Football Association after the top two tiers unanimously agreed to be governed by a new independent body from next season.To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/236m 2s

News Meeting: James Harding on Tortoise's case against the Tory party

How the courts denied our request but agreed the public needs more information.In this bonus episode James Harding explains how Tortoise tried to shine a light on the Conservatives' leadership elections. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/239m 54s

Sensemaker: Attacks in the Red Sea

The weeklong truce between Israel and Hamas ended on Friday. Two days later, a US warship came under attack in the Red Sea. Is this a sign that the conflict is escalating?  To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/236m 7s

News Meeting: Assassination attempt strains US-India relations and Farage in the jungle

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise’s deputy editor Giles Whittell.The Tortoise team are joined by politics lecturer and author Remi Adekoya to discuss the backlash against Keir Starmer praising Margaret Thatcher, an assasination plot in the US and Nigel Farage on I’m A Celebrity.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/2329m 45s

Sensemaker: How close are we to green air travel?

The first transatlantic flight using 100% sustainable jet fuel took off last week, but it drew criticism from campaigners and climate experts. How “green” was its journey?To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/239m 53s

Was Henry Kissinger a force for good and has Elon Musk finally gone too far?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by economist Linda Yueh, news editor Jess Winch and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar. They discuss Henry Kissinger’s record, Elon Musk telling advertisers on X/Twitter to “go f***” themselves, and the UN’s climate summit in Dubai.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. To find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/2334m 45s

The Elgin marbles debate and could a pause in fighting become a ceasefire in Gaza?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.He’s joined by David Aaronovitch, Chloe Hadjimatheou and Giles Whittell to discuss whether the deal between Israel and Hamas could be a stepping stone towards a more lasting ceasefire. They also talk about Lee Anderson’s claim that he was offered a financial incentive to defect to another party and disagree over what should happen to the Elgin marbles.Listen to ‘Eight years’ hard Labour’ here.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app.For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/2336m 28s

When is a tax cut not a tax cut?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.In this live recording he’s joined by political editor Cat Neilan, the FT’s Claer Barrett and Slow Newscast host Basia Cummings to make sense of Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement and Palantir’s new NHS data contract.Listen to Basia’s new series ‘Walter’s War’ here.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2340m 46s

Open warfare at OpenAI and Jess Phillips on why she voted for a ceasefire in Gaza

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.Last week Jess Phillips was one of eight Labour MPs who quit as a shadow minister to vote for a ceasefire in Gaza. In this episode she joins the Tortoise team to talk about her decision to resign and how serious the divide is within her party.They also discuss Sam Altman’s firing, housing for vulnerable people and when protest becomes intimidation.You can book tickets for The News Meeting Live on Wednesday 22nd November here.You can listen to Tortoise's new investigative series Walter's War here.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/2336m 52s

After Rwanda, what next and could Israel’s raid on a Gaza hospital be a turning point?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.He’s joined by political editor Cat Neilan, news editor Jess Winch and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar to make sense of a busy week in British politics, Israel’s raid on Al-Shifa hospital and whether water should be traded like a commodity.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/2330m 17s

Bonus episode: Rory Stewart on Westminster’s failures and his political future

Former cabinet minister and author of ‘Politics on the Edge’, Rory Stewart, talks to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding about his political career, Westminster’s dysfunction and what he might do next.James asks why Rory hasn’t joined the Labour party, why working in Westminster is so difficult and the future of the centre ground.You can hear what Rory thinks about David Cameron becoming the new Foreign Secretary in a recent episode of The News Meeting here.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/2334m 34s

Rory Stewart on David Cameron’s return and Suella Braverman’s sacking

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.Rishi Sunak has sacked his home secretary and appointed a former prime minister as foreign secretary. Rory Stewart, former cabinet minister and author of ‘Politics on the Edge’, joins the Tortoise team to discuss that and the situation at Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital.You can listen to a longer conversation between Rory Stewart and James Harding about his book, his political career and what he might do next in a bonus episode, which will be out on Wednesday.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/2336m 21s

Bonus episode: James O’Brien on the people who broke Britain and how we fix it

LBC presenter James O’Brien talks to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding about the people who he thinks broke Britain, why there aren’t any rules anymore and his approach to journalism.James Harding also takes issue with some of the people he includes in his new book, ‘How They Broke Britain’, and asks how his experience presenting Newsnight affected how he thinks about balance and impartiality.You can hear what James O’Brien thinks should lead the news in a recent episode of The News Meeting here.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/2325m 53s

James O’Brien on Suella Braverman and why Shell is suing Greenpeace

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.James O’Brien, LBC presenter and author of ‘How They Broke Britain’, joins the Tortoise team to discuss Suella Braverman’s attack on the police, a topsy-turvy week in US politics and Shell taking Greenpeace to court.You can listen to a longer conversation between James O’Brien and James Harding about his book, the British media and its politics in a bonus episode, which will be released at 5pm on Friday.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/2334m 15s

Should pro-Palestinian marches go ahead on Armistice Day and can we feel sorry for Sam Bankman-Fried?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.He’s joined by Ian Goldin, professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, and Tortoise editors Basia Cummings and Giles Whittell. They discuss the pro-Palestinian protests in the UK, Sam Bankman-Fried’s conviction and attitudes towards immigration.Listen to the recent episode of Trendy about immigration here.You can hear the full interview with Barack Obama on Pod Save America here.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/2338m 19s

What we learnt from the Covid inquiry and what’s been happening at Bletchley Park?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding.He’s joined by Katy Searle, who was executive editor of BBC Politics, and Tortoise editors Chloe Hadjimatheou and Jeevan Vasagar. They discuss what’s been happening at the Covid inquiry, Israel’s response to the Hamas attack and what, if anything, Rishi Sunak achieved at his AI summit.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/2335m 21s

The Dagestan airport riot and who is the new US House Speaker?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Basia Cummings.She’s joined by Hashi Mohamed, Ceri Thomas and Giles Whittell to discuss what happened at Makhachkala airport, new House Speaker Mike Johnson and what the new Levelling Up Act means for house building.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/2336m 6s

What does Saudi Arabia want and are we facing an AI election?

What should lead the news? Times columnist Matt Chorley pitches his story and talks about his new book.He joins Tortoise editors Giles Whittell, Cat Neilan and Jeevan Vasagar to discuss Saudi Arabia’s role in the Middle East, Keir Starmer’s position on Israel-Gaza and bankers bonuses. They also look ahead to the general election.It was recorded in front of an audience in the Tortoise newsroom.Matt’s new book is called ‘50 Places That Changed British Politics’.Click here to book tickets for the next News Meeting Live on 22nd November at 6.30pm.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/2344m 23s

What’s delaying Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza?

What should lead the news?As Israel prepares to enter Gaza, former BBC Middle East correspondent Paul Wood explains why the ground offensive hasn’t started yet and how Israel is approaching this war. Plus political editor Cat Neilan on Labour’s by-election victories and climate editor Jeevan Vasagar explains why we should care about the Italian prime minister’s private life.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore. The executive producer is Lewis Vickers.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/2334m 16s

Israel-Hamas war: what role can diplomacy play?

After Joe Biden announced an aid deal for Gaza, the question of the role and limits of diplomacy hangs over the Middle East. James Harding is joined by Lina Khatib, director of the Middle East Institute at SOAS, former US ambassador Matthew Barzun and Tortoise’s Jess Winch.They also explore how a newsroom decides when it’s time to start leading on stories that aren’t about the war between Israel and Hamas.Email your thoughts on this story or others that we’ve missed to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com. The producer was Rebecca Moore. The executive producer is Lewis Vickers.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/2330m 9s

Israel and Gaza: Blinken’s diplomacy and Netanyahu’s next move

James Harding is joined from Jerusalem by journalist Noga Tarnopolsky and hears from Yousef Hammash, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s advocacy officer in Gaza.Basia Cummings discusses the weekend’s election in Poland that could see the right-wing populist Law and Justice party ousted from office and Giles Whittell has a theory about Elon Musk.They also hear from a News Meeting listener in Melbourne about Australia’s historic referendum.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/2332m 21s

Israel and Gaza: what happens next?

James Harding, Tortoise editor-in-chief and former director of BBC News criticises the BBC’s policy to not call Hamas terrorists.In this episode Lawrence Freedman, emeritus professor of war studies at KCL, and Shaina Low from the Norwegian Refugee Council join the team to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the Hamas attack and the situation in Gaza.James Harding, Tortoise editor-in-chief and former director of BBC News, also criticises the BBC’s policy to not call Hamas terrorists.You can read and watch John Simpson’s defence of the BBC’s policy here.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/2332m 59s

Israel at war

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has declared war on Hamas after the military group launched an attack from Gaza, killing hundreds of civilians and taking hostages. Israel has struck back and ordered a ‘complete siege’ of the enclave.In this special episode James Harding is joined by political scientist Yascha Mounk, Basia Cummings and Giles Whittell to make sense of the Hamas attack and where it might lead.Yascha also talks to James about his new book ‘The Identity Trap'.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/2338m 38s

How should we cover migration stories and why did Rishi Sunak cancel part of HS2?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by BBC News and Mastermind presenter Clive Myrie, Jess Winch and Jeevan Vasagar to discuss HS2, whether we’re covering migration stories properly and the case of soldier Jaysley Beck, who took her own life after relentless sexual harassment by one of her bosses.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/2334m 21s

Sunak’s divided Conservatives and why do water companies want to increase bills?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Basia Cummings.In this episode she is joined by Tortoise political editor Cat Neilan, deputy editor Giles Whittell and barrister Hashi Mohamed. They discuss what’s happening at Conservative party conference, water companies wanting to put up bills and the victory of a pro-Russia party in Slovakia.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. Click here to book tickets for the next News Meeting Live with special guest Matt Chorley on 25th October at 6.30pm.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/2333m 22s

Why are six young people taking 32 countries to court and what is Suella Braverman up to?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Giles Whittell.In this episode he’s joined by comedian Andy Hamilton and Tortoise editors Basia Cummings and Jess Winch to discuss Suella Braverman’s speech about migration, the Portuguese young people taking countries to court and why we’re taking more sick days.It was recorded in front of an audience in the Tortoise newsroom.Click here to book tickets for the next News Meeting Live on 25th October at 6.30pm.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/2329m 59s

What’s happening with HS2 and should we celebrate Adidas’s new super-shoe?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Giles Whittell.In this episode he’s joined by Basia Cummings, Alexi Mostrous and Rachel Wolf from the new Tortoise podcast Trendy to discuss reported plans to scrap part of HS2, Osiris-Rex returning samples from an asteroid and Adidas’s new super-shoe.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.Listen to Trendy here.Book tickets for The News Meeting Live at 6.30pm on 27th September here.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/2328m 28s

Are journalists too obsessed with bad news and did Rupert Murdoch make a secret deal with Prince William?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Steven Pinker, Harvard professor and author of Enlightenment Now, who criticises the news machine. Plus the team discusses whether Prince William reached a secret out of court settlement with Rupert Murdoch and News Group over phone hacking and Canada’s diplomatic row with India. What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.To listen to the Slow Newscast episode: William and Murdoch: the prince and the press baron click here.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Jasper Corbett. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/2335m 19s

The Russell Brand allegations and is climate change to blame for the Libya disaster?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Basia Cummings.In this episode she’s joined by Giles Whittell, Jeevan Vasagar and Coco Khan from Pod Save The UK to discuss the accusations against Russell Brand, flooding in Libya and the American XL bully ban.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.For more from Coco Khan you can listen to Pod Save The UK here.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/2336m 31s

Keir Starmer on the offensive and is the UK in a recession?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by former Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane who offers his assessment of the UK economy. Cat Neilan and Jeevan Vasagar discuss Keir Starmer beginning to set out his stall in two Murdoch-owned papers and Bernard Looney's resignation from BP.     What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/2329m 28s

How significant are the China spy allegations and why do we struggle to care about climate stories?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Tortoise editors Jess Winch and Jeevan Vasagar, and The Critic’s parliamentary sketchwriter Robert Hutton.They discuss the researcher arrested over alleged spying for China, Woking council cutting services and efforts to reduce global warming.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/2328m 1s

Is it right to scrutinise Volodymyr Zelensky’s marriage and should The Rolling Stones admit they’re a PR stunt?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Tortoise editors Giles Whittell and Keith Blackmore, and special guest, world news broadcaster Yalda Hakim.They discuss new music from The Rolling Stones, the difference between Melania Trump and Olena Zelenska, and Toyota’s plans to build fuel cells.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Jasper Corbett. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/2330m 16s

Bonus episode: Is the NHS “fobbing off” the mother of a girl who died of sepsis?

In this special episode of The News Meeting, James Harding is joined by Merope Mills, the mother of 13-year-old Martha who died unnecessarily from sepsis, and Polly Curtis from Demos, who are campaigning for “Martha’s rule” - the right to call for a second opinion - to understand how to make the change happen. You can listen to Merope Mills speaking with Mishal Husain on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme here: https://pod.fo/e/1ea721 What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Jasper Corbett. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/2325m 33s

Why did Elon Musk buy Twitter and how did a 13-year-old girl die needlessly in the NHS?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Tortoise editors Basia Cummings, Jeevan Vasagar and Giles Whittell.They discuss the risk of collapsing schools, an EU report on Kremlin disinformation and why the parents of Martha Mills, who died from sepsis, are campaigning for patients to have the right to a second opinion if they have concerns about care.You can listen to Martha's mother, Merope Mills, speaking with Mishal Husain on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme here: https://pod.fo/e/1ea721 What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Jasper Corbett. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/2328m 56s

Can the US and China be frenemies and is the UK still a Christian country?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Ceri Thomas and Giles Whittell, and the Financial Times’s US Financial editor Brooke Masters. They discuss the ULEZ expansion, Gina Raimondo’s trip to China and massive pandemic relief fraud.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/2330m 58s

Are the British Museum thefts more than just a whodunnit and is there too much coverage of US politics?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Jess Winch, Keith Blackmore and former culture secretary Ben Bradshaw who used to be the BBC’s Berlin correspondent.The team discuss the thefts from the British Museum, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood u-turn and the Republican presidential candidates.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/2331m 54s

Bonus episode: After Prigozhin’s reported death, what now?

In this special episode of The News Meeting the team discuss what Yevgeny Prigozhin’s reported death means for Vladimir Putin, the Wagner Group, Ukraine and the West.James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Giles Whittell, who was Moscow correspondent for The Times, and Basia Cummings, who reported on Prigozhin for an episode of the Slow Newscast called Wagner’s war.You can listen to that episode here.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/2323m 53s

Why wasn’t Lucy Letby stopped sooner and what to make of the women's World Cup final?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Keith Blackmore, Cat Neilan and Giles Whitell.The team discuss the Women’s World Cup final, the sentencing of Lucy Letby and Donald Trump’s refusal to attend the first Republican primary debate. What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Matt Russell. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/2327m 37s

Is Elon Musk “the space dictator” and why is the PSNI data leak so significant?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Alexi Mostrous, Cat Neilan and former US ambassador Matthew Barzun.The team discuss the ongoing impact of the PSNI data breach, Elon Musk’s unchecked power and faltering efforts to give Afghan refugees certainty about their new lives in the US. What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Patricia Clarke and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/2334m 1s

Why is King Charles getting a pay rise and what’s happening in Niger?

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Basia Cummings, Giles Whittell and Will Brown.The team discuss whether there could be military intervention in Niger, King Charles’s 45% pay rise and the mountaineers criticised for continuing their ascent after finding a dying guide.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Patricia Clarke and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/2335m 19s

Leaving the ECHR and Zelda Perkins on toxic workplace culture

What should lead the news? Three people pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise editor James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Giles Whittell, Jess Winch and special guest Zelda Perkins.Zelda was Harvey Weinstein’s personal assistant and is now a campaigner. She was one of the first women to break a non-disclosure agreement after she signed one with Harvey Weinstein. She’s the co-founder of Can’t Buy My Silence.The team discuss claims of “bullying, discrimination and harassment” at ITV daytime shows like This Morning, Conservative grumblings over the ECHR and the Ohio vote that delivered a win for abortion rights campaigners. What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Patricia Clarke and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2333m 51s

What happens when you’re switched at birth and what does Rishi Sunak believe?

What should lead the news? Three journalists pitch the story they think matters most to James Harding.In this episode he’s joined by Basia Cummings, Jeevan Vasagar and Jess Winch.They discuss the jailing of Imran Khan in Pakistan, two Canadian men who discovered they were switched at birth and dozens of swimmers getting sick at the world triathlon championship. James also wonders what to make of Rishi Sunak What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/2332m 7s

Why is the latest Trump indictment so significant and who cares about wild camping?

Giles Whittell and the team discuss the latest charges against Donald Trump, assisted dying and wild camping returning to Dartmoor.What should lead the news? Three journalists pitch the story they think matters most to Giles Whittell.They discuss the latest charges against Donald Trump, assisted dying and wild camping returning to Dartmoor. We also hear from a listener about our coverage of the coup in Niger.What do you think should lead the news? Email your stories to newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2327m 28s

Why should you care about a coup in Niger and what is carbon capture?

What should lead the news? Three journalists pitch the story they think matters most to Liz Moseley. They discuss Rishi Sunak’s new carbon capture scheme in the North Sea, the coup in Niger and the death of Rianna Cleary’s baby in prison.Get in touch to tell us about the stories we missed. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/2331m 47s

How do you report climate science and should UFOs ever lead the news?

What should lead the news? Three journalists pitch the story they think matters most to Tortoise's deputy editor Giles Whittell. They discuss a new law that curtails the power of Israel's Supreme Court, Nigel Farage’s war on Coutts and whether the Gulf Stream will really collapse by 2025. They also find time to talk about the US congressional hearings on UFOs.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2334m 39s

Odesa cathedral, green policies reconsidered and Cookham Wood

In this episode Liz Moseley is in the editor’s chair. She’s joined by Tortoise editors Jess Winch, Cat Neilan and Ceri Thomas. They discuss the Russian attack that damaged Odesa cathedral, the fallout from last week’s by-elections and shocking failures at a young offender institution.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/2333m 42s

Post Office scandal, Starmer benefit row, and grain deal

In this episode, recorded in front of an audience in the Tortoise newsroom, James Harding is joined by Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff, Liz Moseley and Katie Gunning. The team discusses the row within Labour over Keir Starmer’s refusal to scrap the two-child benefit cap, Russia's withdrawal from the deal allowing Ukraine to safely export grain through the Black Sea, and the ongoing scandal over the treatment of Post Office workers affected by the Horizon IT system failure.Get in touch to tell us about the stories you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/2335m 9s

European heat storm, inheritance tax, and Hollywood strikes

The team discusses the record-breaking heatwave in southern Europe, potential plans to scrap inheritance tax, and why Hollywood’s actors and writers are going on strike. James Harding also reflects on The Sun’s coverage of the Huw Edwards allegations.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/2332m 57s

El Niño, mortgage costs, and missing migrant boats

Basia Cummings is in the editor’s chair. She’s joined by Cat Neilan, Claudia Williams and Stephen Armstrong who pitch rising mortgage rates, migrant boats missing in the Atlantic and catastrophic weather in the US.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.The producer was Rebecca Moore and the executive producer was Lewis Vickers. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/2332m 40s

Bonus episode: the BBC presenter and privacy

In this special episode James Harding explores why the media is reluctant to name the BBC presenter accused of paying a teenager for explicit images. He’s joined by Pia Sarma, editorial legal director at Times newspapers, and former BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/2323m 57s

BBC presenter suspended, NHS & big pharma, and cluster bombs

Before founding Tortoise James Harding was head of BBC News. In this episode he’s joined by journalists Liz Moseley, Will Brown and Ceri Thomas, a former editor of Radio 4’s Today programme, to discuss the scandal surrounding a BBC presenter and what it means for the corporation. They also cover the US government’s decision to send cluster bombs to Ukraine, and the links between the NHS and big pharma.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/2333m 58s

Threads vs. Twitter, OnlyFans billboard, and Horizon membership

The team discusses Meta launching Threads to challenge Elon Musk’s Twitter, the billboard advertising an explicit OnlyFans account that sparked complaints and the UK edging closer to rejoining the EU’s Horizon programme.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/2333m 16s

France riots, Ukraine's counteroffensive, and affirmative action

In our first Monday episode the team discusses the violence that has erupted in France, Ukraine's faltering counteroffensive and the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn race-based college admissions.Listen to 'Into The Dirt', Tortoise's new investigative series, here.Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/2332m 33s

Russian infighting, Thames Water, and Nicola Bulley’s inquest

James Harding is joined by Tortoise journalists Basia Cummings, Claudia Williams and Cat Neilan. They discuss Russia after the failed Wagner rebellion, the politics of water amid fears that Thames Water could collapse, and a coroner’s ruling that Nicola Bulley’s death was accidental.Get in touch and tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email newsmeeting@tortoisemedia.com.Read more about Tortoise’s Global AI Index here.Listen to Wagner’s War here.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/2338m 2s

Titanic sub, interest rate rise, and short children

James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Jess Winch, Liz Moseley and Giles Whittell. In this episode they discuss the hunt for the missing Titan submersible, British children being shorter than their international peers and the Bank of England’s latest hike in interest rates.For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/2330m 29s

Jailed for abortion, Pacific warming and peerages

James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Basia Cummings, Cat Neilan and Giles Whittell. In this episode they discuss a British woman jailed for using abortion pills, the El Niño effect in the Panama Canal and Boris Johnson’s honour’s list. For the premium Tortoise listening experience, curated by our journalists, download the free Tortoise audio app. For early and ad-free access, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/2329m 40s

The News Meeting Live: Trump's toilet troubles, wildfires and the allegations against Crispin Odey

In this episode, recorded at Kite Festival on Sunday 11th June, James Harding is joined on stage by Tortoise editors Alexi Mostrous, Basia Cummings and Jeevan Vasagar.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism. For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year. As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/2332m 50s

Ukraine dam explosion, Saudi sportswashing and economic policy

James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Jess Winch and Giles Whittell, and Tortoise chairman Matthew Barzun who was US ambassador to London. In this episode they discuss the Kakhovka dam, the real difference between the economic policies of major political parties and golf’s PGA Tour merging with its Saudi-backed rival LIV Golf.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism. For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year. As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2332m 23s

MeToo in the media, Whitehall WhatsApps and deep-sea mining

​​James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Jeevan Vasagar, Jane Bruton and Giles Whittell. In this episode they discuss the sexual harassment allegations against former Observer columnist Nick Cohen; the Cabinet Office’s battle over Boris Johnson’s WhatApp messages; and a new frontier in the fight against climate change – deep below sea level.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism. For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year. As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2331m 50s

Cardiff riots, rape trials and Tina Turner

James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Liz Moseley, Keith Blackmore and Mark St Andrew. In this episode they discuss Cardiff police’s response to a fatal e-bike crash which sparked a riot, proposals to block using rape victims' sexual history as evidence in a trial and the death of music legend, Tina Turner. Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism. For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year. As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2330m 33s

The News Meeting Live: Immigration stats, Ron DeSantis and Zelensky’s European Tour

James Harding is joined by Tortoise’s Alexi Mostrous, Liz Moseley and Katie Gunning in front of a live audience at London’s Picturehouse Central.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year.As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2331m 12s

Contraceptives, monarchy and Trump liable for sexual abuse

James Harding is joined by Liz Moseley, Phoebe Davis and Keith Blackmore to discuss the stories they think mattered most this week. Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism. For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year. As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown. If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2334m 53s

Artificial intelligence, house building and the TV writers strike

​​Liz Moseley is joined by Tortoise’s political editor Cat Neilan, investigations editor Alexi Mostrous and head of live events Mark St Andrew. In this episode they discuss the American writers strike, the Conservative Party’s problem with housing and dire warnings about the future of artificial intelligence.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year.As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2332m 9s

Sudan, the resignation of Dominic Raab and Joe Biden

James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Jess Winch, Cat Neilan and Basia Cummings. In this episode they discuss the escalating situation in Sudan, the resignation of Dominic Raab and US President Joe Biden running for reelection.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year.As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/2325m 34s

The News Meeting Live: Fox settles, Musk's rocket and the SNP

James Harding is joined by comedian Rosie Holt and Tortoise editors Liz Moseley and Giles Whittell in this special episode recorded in front of an audience in the Tortoise newsroom.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year.As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2337m 21s

Pentagon leaks, China’s war games and sewage dumping

Journalist and broadcaster Rachel Johnson is joined by Tortoise journalists Will Brown, Jeevan Vasagar and Katie Gunning. In this episode they discuss the leak of classified US intelligence documents, Chinese military exercises around Taiwan and the report which revealed that sewage was dumped in UK waters for almost a million hours last year.Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.For early access and ad-free listening subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise for £60 a year.As a member you’ll also get our newsletters and tickets to live events. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/slowdown.If you’d like to further support slow journalism and help us build a different kind of newsroom, do consider donating to Tortoise at tortoisemedia.com/support-us. Your contributions allow us to investigate, campaign and explore, and to build a newsroom that is responsible and sustainable.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2330m 8s