Tortoise News

Tortoise News

By Tortoise

Tortoise News is the home of Tortoise's news podcasts: The News Meeting, Trendy and Sensemaker.


The News Meeting - join Tortoise editor James Harding and 3 journalists, from the Tortoise newsroom and beyond, to discuss the stories that should be leading the news.


Trendy - hear polling expert John Curtice and former Downing Street advisor Rachel Wolf explore the trends that help shape what voters think and politicans do.


Sensemaker - our daily podcast that tells one story every day to make sense of 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 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.


Episodes

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.
23/02/24·40m 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.
23/02/24·7m 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.
22/02/24·35m 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.
22/02/24·7m 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.
21/02/24·8m 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.
20/02/24·9m 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.
19/02/24·35m 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.
19/02/24·9m 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.
16/02/24·34m 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.
16/02/24·7m 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.
15/02/24·30m 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.
15/02/24·8m 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.
14/02/24·6m 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.
13/02/24·7m 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.
12/02/24·31m 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.
12/02/24·7m 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.
09/02/24·34m 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.
09/02/24·8m 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.
08/02/24·38m 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.
08/02/24·6m 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.
07/02/24·7m 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.
06/02/24·5m 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.
05/02/24·37m 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.
05/02/24·8m 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.
02/02/24·51m 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.
02/02/24·6m 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.
01/02/24·36m 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.
01/02/24·7m 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.
31/01/24·28m 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.
31/01/24·7m 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.
30/01/24·5m 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.
29/01/24·36m 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.
29/01/24·8m 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.
26/01/24·35m 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.
26/01/24·7m 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.
25/01/24·40m 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.
25/01/24·7m 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.
24/01/24·5m 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.
23/01/24·7m 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.
22/01/24·33m 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.
22/01/24·7m 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.
19/01/24·33m 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.
19/01/24·5m 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.
18/01/24·42m 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.
18/01/24·7m 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.
17/01/24·5m 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.
16/01/24·7m 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.
15/01/24·33m 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.
15/01/24·7m 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.
12/01/24·44m 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.
12/01/24·8m 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.
11/01/24·45m 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.
11/01/24·7m 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.
10/01/24·36m 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.
10/01/24·5m 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.
09/01/24·5m 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.
08/01/24·41m 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.
08/01/24·6m 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.
05/01/24·7m 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.
04/01/24·6m 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.
03/01/24·8m 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.
02/01/24·6m 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.
01/01/24·38m 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.
29/12/23·27m 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.
29/12/23·8m 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.
28/12/23·8m 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.
27/12/23·6m 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.
22/12/23·29m 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.
22/12/23·5m 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.
21/12/23·6m 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.
20/12/23·8m 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.
19/12/23·7m 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.
18/12/23·37m 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.
18/12/23·6m 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.
15/12/23·34m 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.
15/12/23·6m 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.
14/12/23·8m 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.
13/12/23·7m 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.
12/12/23·34m 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.
12/12/23·6m 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.
11/12/23·39m 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.
11/12/23·8m 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.
08/12/23·40m 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.
08/12/23·7m 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.
07/12/23·37m 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.
07/12/23·5m 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.
06/12/23·6m 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.
05/12/23·9m 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.
05/12/23·6m 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.
04/12/23·29m 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.
04/12/23·9m 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.
01/12/23·34m 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.
27/11/23·36m 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.
23/11/23·40m 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.
20/11/23·36m 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.
17/11/23·30m 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.
15/11/23·34m 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.
13/11/23·36m 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.
10/11/23·25m 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.
10/11/23·34m 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.
06/11/23·38m 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.
03/11/23·35m 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.
30/10/23·36m 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.
27/10/23·44m 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.
23/10/23·34m 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.
20/10/23·30m 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.
16/10/23·32m 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.
13/10/23·32m 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.
09/10/23·38m 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.
06/10/23·34m 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.
02/10/23·33m 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.
29/09/23·29m 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.
25/09/23·28m 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.
22/09/23·35m 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.
18/09/23·36m 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.
15/09/23·29m 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.
11/09/23·28m 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.
08/09/23·30m 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.
07/09/23·25m 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.
04/09/23·28m 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.
01/09/23·30m 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.
25/08/23·31m 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.
24/08/23·23m 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.
21/08/23·27m 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.
18/08/23·34m 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.
14/08/23·35m 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.
11/08/23·33m 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.
07/08/23·32m 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.
04/08/23·27m 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.
31/07/23·31m 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.
28/07/23·34m 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.
24/07/23·33m 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.
21/07/23·35m 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.
17/07/23·32m 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.
14/07/23·32m 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.
11/07/23·23m 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.
10/07/23·33m 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.
07/07/23·33m 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.
03/07/23·32m 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.
30/06/23·38m 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.
23/06/23·30m 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.
16/06/23·29m 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.
12/06/23·32m 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.
09/06/23·32m 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.
02/06/23·31m 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.
26/05/23·30m 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.
19/05/23·31m 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.
12/05/23·34m 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.
05/05/23·32m 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.
28/04/23·25m 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.
21/04/23·37m 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.
14/04/23·30m 8s

Pork fraud, Trump arrested and a lonely death

David Aaronovitch is joined by Tortoise reporter Claudia Williams, editor Liz Moseley and head of live events, Mark St Andrew. In this episode they discuss the case against Donald Trump, large-scale fraud in British food supply chains and how a woman lay dead in her flat for two and a half years before her body was found. 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.
07/04/23·29m 16s

Manchester United, Israel and treatment of asylum seekers

James Harding is joined by Tortoise news editor Jess Winch, head of investigations Alexi Mostrous and head of social media Andrew Butler. In this episode they discuss the sale of Manchester United, Israel’s government pausing a judicial overhaul after protests and attitudes towards asylum seekers around the world.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.
31/03/23·32m 39s

Boris Johnson, Met Police report and life expectancy

In this episode Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding is joined by political editor Cat Neilan, editor Dave Taylor and head of investigations Alexi Mostrous. They discuss Boris Johnson’s future, Baroness Casey’s scathing review of the Metropolitan Police and the life expectancy gap between the wealthiest and poorest areas.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.
24/03/23·34m 27s

Cladding crackdown, the collapse of SVB and Xi Jinping

Former Sky News political editor Adam Boulton is this week’s guest host. He’s joined by Tortoise journalists Mark St Andrew, Patricia Clarke and Cat Neilan who pitch the story 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.
17/03/23·28m 38s

Stanley Johnson’s knighthood, river rights and another Met apology

Former cabinet minister and Good Morning Britain presenter Ed Balls is in the editor’s chair. He’s joined by Tortoise journalists Liz Moseley, Claudia Williams and Mark St Andrew who pitch the story 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.
10/03/23·36m 11s

Hancock's WhatsApps, Fox News and bird flu

Three journalists pitch their top story of the week to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding. In this episode James is joined by Tortoise editors Liz Moseley, Mark St Andrew and Cat Neilan.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.
02/03/23·26m 35s

A year of war in Ukraine, the tomato shortage and cash-strapped councils

Three journalists pitch their top story of the week to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding. In this episode James is joined by Tortoise editors Jess Winch and David Taylor, as well as leading UK barrister Hashi Mohamed.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.
24/02/23·30m 21s

Nicola Sturgeon, Ford cuts jobs and BBC offices raided in India

Three journalists pitch their top story of the week to guest editor Sonia Sodha, who is chief leader writer and columnist at the Observer. She is joined by Tortoise’s climate editor Jeevan Vasagar, head of live events Mark St Andrew and Jane Bruton, former deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.  Mark argues that Nicola Sturgeon’s surprise resignation is the obvious lead, but Jane disagrees. She says we should care most about the attack on press freedoms in India, but Jeevan thinks it’s Ford’s huge round of job cuts which matter 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.
17/02/23·30m 18s

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, Man City and BP

In this episode Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding and the team discuss how the news should respond to major humanitarian disasters like the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. 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.
10/02/23·30m 20s

Dominic Raab, Adani vs. Hindenburg and the British Army

Three journalists pitch their top story of the week to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding. In this episode James is joined by Tortoise reporter Claudia Williams, head of programming Mark St Andrew and investigations editor Alexi Mostrous.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.
03/02/23·32m 9s

German tanks, Dartmoor and Chinese infrastructure

Three journalists pitch their top story of the week to Tortoise’s editor-in-chief James Harding.In this episode James is joined by Tortoise’s climate editor Jeevan Vasagar, who was the Financial Times’ correspondent in Singapore and Berlin; news editor Jess Winch, formerly foreign editor at the Daily Telegraph; and head of programming Mark St Andrew. Jeevan argues that the top story this week should be the protests on Dartmoor but Jess disagrees, she says it is Germany’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine, and Mark claims China’s crumbling infrastructure projects should lead the news.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.
27/01/23·26m 30s

Britishvolt, David Carrick and online harms

Journalist and broadcaster Adam Boulton is the guest host of this week’s News Meeting. He’s joined by Tortoise editors Liz Moseley, Alexi Mostrous and Dave Taylor.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.
20/01/23·30m 19s

Prince Harry, Brazil and the Westminster Accounts

Tortoise editor James Harding is joined by Alexi Mostrous, Cat Neilan 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.
13/01/23·31m 16s

NHS crisis, Congress chaos and the Parthenon marbles

In the first episode of 2023 James Harding is joined by Liz Moseley, Dave Taylor and Mark St Andrew 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.
06/01/23·31m 3s

Fusion breakthrough, FTX boss arrested and a corruption scandal

In the last episode of 2022 James Harding is joined by Liz Moseley, Dave Taylor and Tortoise political editor Cat Neilan 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.
16/12/22·30m 38s

German plot, ChatGPT and the World Cup

In this episode James Harding is joined by Alexi Mostrous from the hit podcast Sweet Bobby, and Tortoise editors Liz Moseley 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.
09/12/22·26m 50s

Balenciaga, Alzheimer’s drug and protests

James Harding is joined by Tortoise journalists Liz Moseley, Andrew Butler and Dave Taylor 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.
02/12/22·31m 14s

World Cup, winter of discontent and a Disney hero?

In the first episode James Harding is joined by Tortoise editors Cat Neilan, Dave Taylor and Liz Moseley to discuss the stories they think mattered most this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/22·32m 29s
-
-
Heart UK
Mute/Un-mute