Hoaxed

By Tortoise Media

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


 Nov 9, 2022


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

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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 coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.




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Episode Date
Introducing: The News Meeting
8:54

Introducing...The News Meeting from Podimo and Tortoise.


In every newsroom around the world there’s a daily meeting to decide what leads the news, what follows and in what order. As editor of The Times newspaper, director of BBC News and now editor-in-chief of Tortoise, James Harding has been in countless news meetings behind closed doors. But in this podcast, we’re flinging the doors open so you can hear the argument for yourself. Three journalists pitch the story they think mattered most this week and James decides the running order.


New episodes are released every Friday.


Follow The News Meeting wherever you get your podcasts



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Jan 13, 2023
Introducing ... Pig Iron
4:41

Introducing...Pig Iron. A story about the mysterious death – and life – of a young war reporter killed on the frontline in South Sudan. 


Christopher Allen was just 26 when he died and at first, it looked like another tragedy of war. A journalist caught in the crossfire. But, hours after his death, his story splintered. The government claimed he wasn’t a journalist at all, but a mercenary. Other evidence suggested he was targeted for being a reporter. In this new series from Tortoise and the team behind Sweet Bobby, Pig Iron is a journey into the seduction of war, the complicated relationships made on the frontline and what really happened to Christopher Allen.  


Search Pig Iron from Tortoise wherever you get your podcast to listen to the first four episodes of the series, and follow the feed to be the first to know about future episodes.



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Nov 12, 2022
Episode six: Bonnie and Clyde
46:05

In the final episode of Hoaxed, Alexi confronts Abraham and Ella. about what they. did in Hampstead - and why. And the police give Alexi some surprising news.


All 6 episodes are now available to listen for free. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.



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Oct 27, 2022
Episode five: The Healer
27:59

Alexi and his producer fly to Morocco to confront Abraham Christie - and learn dark secrets about his past.


All 6 episodes are now available to listen for free. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.




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Oct 20, 2022
Episode four: Infiltration
27:22

All 6 episodes are available to listen for free today. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.


For a conspiracy to spread, important people need to be listening. Alexi discovers that the perpetrators of the Hampstead hoax have friends in high places, while he and the team close in on Abraham's location. 



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Oct 13, 2022
Episode three: The Avengers
42:35

The perpetrators of the Hampstead hoax meet their match in an unassuming mystery novelist, who is determined to expose their lies and bring them to justice.


All 6 episodes are now available to listen for free. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.




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Oct 06, 2022
Episode two: Ella's list
41:28

Seized upon by conspiracy theorists, Ella’s list of alleged cult members spreads like wildfire across the Internet. Hampstead parents start receiving death threats and lives are torn apart.


All six episodes are now available to listen for free. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.





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Sep 29, 2022
Episode one: Secrets and lies
36:36

Two young children make horrific allegations in a London police station, lighting the fuse on the most serious British conspiracy theories in decades.


All six episodes are now available to listen for free. You can listen to the full series ad-free and get access to exclusive bonus content coming soon by subscribing to Tortoise+ on Apple podcasts or joining Tortoise as a member where you can support the investigation and get tickets to exclusive events. Just visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership.





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Sep 22, 2022
Introducing: Hoaxed
1:16


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. 

From the team who brought you Sweet Bobby, 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. 


New episodes of Hoaxed launch each week, but Tortoise members and Tortoise+ subscribers on Apple Podcasts get exclusive, early and ad-free access. To access the first 5 episodes now subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise as a member, where you will also get invites to exclusive events. Visit the Tortoise website and use the code Alexi50 for half price membership for £50 per year.



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Sep 03, 2022