The Gas Man | Tortoise Investigates

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A catch-me-if-you-can hunt for a fugitive involved in a poison gas conspiracy

  • 37 minutes 53 seconds
    The Gas Man: Episode 6 - Devil's breath

    In the final episode of the series, is the 40-year game of cat-and-mouse nearly over?


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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Additional production: Imy Harper

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


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    13 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 39 minutes 36 seconds
    The Gas Man: Episode 5 - Truth serum

    In this episode, Chloe looks into what happened to The Gas Man when he arrived back in Germany as a fugitive – and investigates whether his trade with Iran ever really ended


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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Additional reporting: Marten Hahn

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


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    11 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 46 minutes 41 seconds
    The Gas Man: Episode 4 - The other Gas Man

    Chloe makes a startling discovery about another chemical trafficker that has consequences for her investigation. A Kurdish survivor of mustard gas shares her story.


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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


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    6 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 42 minutes 3 seconds
    The Gas Man: Episode 3 - The escape

    The team persuades The Gas Man to step out from the shadows. He reveals the first big clue in the investigation to how he got away with it – and makes a surprising claim about his role in the case


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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


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    4 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 33 minutes 11 seconds
    The Gas Man: Episode 2 - The sting

    Special Agent Bass has his target in his sights but he’s on another continent. If he wants him to talk he’ll need a clever plan – and maybe a bit of luck


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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


    FX credit: Boeing 737-800 Fly Over 3.wav by soundslikewillem at freesound


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    28 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 33 minutes 32 seconds
    The Gas Man: Episode 1 - The special agent

    In the 1980s Special Agent Dennis Bass received a tip-off that changed the course of his career. 30 years on reporter Chloe Hadjimatheou sets out to solve the mystery of how an international fugitive got away with his crimes – and why he's still on the run.


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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


    FX credit: Telex by YleArkisto at freesound - License: Attribution 4.0


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    28 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 3 minutes 7 seconds
    Introducing...The Gas Man

    Introducing...The Gas Man


    It starts with a tip-off. 


    It’s the late 1980s and US Special Agent Dennis Bass is warned about a shipment of suspicious chemicals headed to a secret destination. So he follows the lead – and ends up stumbling into a global plot helping fuel a war. The main suspect? The Gas Man. 


    In the decades since, Special Agent Bass has been locked in an international game of cat and mouse with the man who supplied a dangerous regime with the chemicals to make weapons. Every time Bass thinks he’s got his hands on him… The Gas Man somehow manages to slip the net. And he’s still on the run today.


    But after more than 30 years, could his past finally be catching up with The Gas Man?



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    Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou 

    Producer: Claudia Williams

    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall

    Sound design: Hannah Varrall

    Original theme music: Tom Kinsella

    Original artwork: Jon Hill


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    21 May 2024, 9:26 am
  • 1 minute 3 seconds
    Who Trolled Amber: Live

    "Misinformation, disinformation, and trolling campaigns are not just a celebrity story. They are everywhere. They affect how we see reality online."


    In a year when four billion people are heading to the polls, and with the World Economic Forum warning that online misinformation is the most severe risk the world faces, Who Trolled Amber? shines a light on the shady industry of social media manipulation. It reveals how bots and trolls can sway opinions from celebrity trials to general elections.


    On June 12th Alexi Mostrous will be joined by Jen Robinson, Amber Heard’s lawyer, and Gina Neff, Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge in the Tortoise newsroom to discuss Who Trolled Amber? and give their insights into the world of online disinformation and its effect on all of our everyday lives. 


    You can book your place here, to attend in person or online.


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    20 May 2024, 5:01 pm
  • 39 minutes 19 seconds
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 6 - Public enemy

    Johnny Depp’s maverick lawyer Adam Waldman finally comes under scrutiny. Alexi uncovers Waldman’s links to powerful figures and investigates his role in feeding online abuse. Can the team get to the truth about who trolled Amber?


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    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous


    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood


    Editor: David Taylor


    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall


    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 


    Sound design: Karla Patella 


    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham


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    26 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 25 minutes 1 second
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 5 - The special relationship

    Could a nation state have deployed an online army to fight for Johnny Depp? Alexi discovers the curious relationship between the Hollywood star and an authoritarian world leader.


    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.


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    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous


    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood


    Editor: David Taylor


    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall


    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 


    Sound design: Karla Patella 


    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham


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    19 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 32 minutes 6 seconds
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 4 - Through the looking glass

    The astonishing case of a teenage killer helps lift the lid on how bot campaigns work – and offers the team a new path forward in the investigation.


    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.


    To find out more about Tortoise:


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    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous


    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood


    Editor: David Taylor


    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall


    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 


    Sound design: Karla Patella 


    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham


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    12 March 2024, 5:00 am
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