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Subscribers: 503
Reviews: 5
Episodes: 9

 May 12, 2023

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 Nov 24, 2022
Keeps you engaged right up to the end. Interesting and infuriating. Well done.

 Nov 9, 2022

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 Nov 6, 2022
A really interesting show. Greatly produced and I didn't struggle to keep up with it.


Introducing... Hoaxed, the new series from Alexi Mostrous and Tortoise, who brought you Sweet Bobby.

In 2014, two children told police a shocking story: that they were being abused by a Satanic cult; a cult headed by their father and by parents and teachers at their school in the wealthy London suburb of Hampstead. The story was a lie. But on the internet, that didn't matter. 

Hoaxed is an investigation into one of Britain's most serious-ever conspiracy theories. A story about a modern-day Satanic panic; about the victims whose lives were destroyed and about the conspiracists who spread the lie around the world. Oh, and it's about our hunt for the perpetrators - the people who forced the kids to lie - the ones who started it all. 

All 6 episodes are available now to listen for free. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content by downloading the Tortoise audio app or subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts. Or join Tortoise as a member, where you can access more of our reporting, live events and support our work. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.

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Episode Date
Introducing… Legacy
Nov 15, 2023
Introducing...Hooked on Freddie
Sep 19, 2023
Episode six: Bonnie and Clyde
Oct 27, 2022
Episode five: The Healer
Oct 20, 2022
Episode four: Infiltration
Oct 13, 2022
Episode three: The Avengers
Oct 06, 2022
Episode two: Ella's list
Sep 29, 2022
Episode one: Secrets and lies
Sep 22, 2022
Introducing: Hoaxed
Sep 03, 2022