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The Tip Off

40 EpisodesProduced by The Tip OffWebsite

Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course… read more

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Ep.20 Chill Pill

Ben Bryant was having fun, mingling with friends at a house party when inspiration struck in the most unusual way. This is the story of how one moment of piqued interest turned into a year of investigation.


From trawling the dark web to making contact with drug dealers, this is how Ben uncovered a previously unreported surge in fake prescription drugs.


Read all about it:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-british-teenagers-became-hooked-on-xanax-2fh6tqznw


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/fake_xanax_the_uks_largest_ever_dark_net_drugs_bust


Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Edited and co-produced: Cheeka Ayers

Music: Dice Muse, Podington Bear, the Losers.



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