The Slow Newscast

Publisher:
Tortoise Media

The Slow Newscast

4.2/5

Critic Rating

Our new podcast, The Slow Newscast, takes news slowly. From the Queen to your neighbour, from Brexit to the environment, your host Basia Cummings investigates the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Jun 22, 2023

"(Series: Epstein’s Moneymen) Taylor traces these dodgy goings-on with patience and tenacity. His Geordie lilt provides an effective counterpoint to the seedy, greedy world around through which he guides his listeners."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian May 20, 2023

"(Episode: Children Locked Away) This one really is shocking; difficult to hear and take in, requiring a trigger warning at the top. Listening to this programme, which arrives on the heels of Finding Britain’s Ghost Children, Terri White’s 5 Live series on children lost from the education system, you wonder just what the education secretary, Gillian Keegan, actually does, other than offer a cheery social-media thumbs up to those children mentally well enough to sit exams. She did not appear on Children Locked Away, nor does she give answers to questions."

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Score: 5

James Marriot • The Times UK Apr 22, 2022

"(Episode: Fallen Women) Fallen Women is a chilling instalment of Tortoise Media’s Slow Newscast podcast, about young women who have died falling from tower blocks. Fallen Women is a small masterpiece of podcasting: the story is expertly told and the script is moving and understated. The few production tricks, which include an audio reconstruction of Bianca’s boyfriend’s 999 call, are not intrusive or distracting. Often I get a bit morally sniffy about true crime, but Fallen Women is powered by an important moral mission."

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Score: 3

James Marriot • The Times UK Oct 29, 2021

"I didn’t find it appreciably slower than other podcasts (I half-expected slurred, woozy voices) or much longer (it’s about the same as The Daily), but it is worth your time. "

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Score: 4.2

Neroli Price • Bello Collective Dec 2, 2020

"Interweaving the personal and the structural, Paul’s story is a deeply moving tribute to Daphne and her work."

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