Best pod­casts: In­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism

PUSH YOUR SPEC­TA­CLES UP YOUR NOSE AND WADE INTO SOME TOUGH CASES WITH THESE POD­CASTS.

TechLife Australia - - WELCOME - [ FROM THE BLEACH­ERS ] [ CARMEL SEALEY ]

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.