Best podcasts: Investigative journalism
PUSH YOUR SPECTACLES UP YOUR NOSE AND WADE INTO SOME TOUGH CASES WITH THESE PODCASTS.
WE PROBABLY SAY this for almost every single genre of podcast we cover, but investigative journalism really does feel at home in this medium. While podcasts obviously can’t show the visuals of tearful victims, car chases, the uncovering of critical evidence, suspects running away, shocking crime scenes or obvious expressions of deceit on suspects’ faces, they can grip us in other ways. Many productions use music, interviews, sound effects, elements of narration and even silence to great effect, but it’s often down to the stories themselves to keep us on the edge of our seats. This month, we’ve tracked down a few traditional investigative productions, but also found a couple that look at the genre from a different angle — not from the perspective of the journalist or victims, but from the audience. We hope you check out each of the following, but a word of warning... some of these productions get very dark indeed, and you’ll need more than a trusty flashlight.