The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

How to Make a Successful Podcast

Two award-winning podcast creators Maeve McClenaghan (The Tip Off Podcast) and Basia Cummings (Tortoise Studios) share their experience of how to make investigative podcasts.

They’ll discuss how to identify compelling subjects for audio stories, provide tips and tricks on sound design and the differences in writing and interviewing for the ear, rather than the eye.

Maeve McClenaghan

Maeve McClenaghan is an award-winning investigative journalist and founder of the critically-acclaimed podcast The Tip Off. Formerly at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Maeve now works as investigations correspondent at the Guardian.

Basia Cummings

Basia Cummings is an editor and partner at Tortoise, an audio-first newsroom based in London. She is the host of the weekly investigative show, the Slow Newscast,; executive editor of numerous investigative podcast series including Sweet Bobby, Hoaxed and Hidden Homicides (shortlisted for the 2022 Orwell Prize); and reporter of Pig Iron and Left to Die, which won the 2021 Foreign Press Award for best podcast.
  • 28 June 2023 12.00–13.00
Location: MRB 05 Lecture Theatre. Media Research Building
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