Tortoise Investigates: Walter's War

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Tortoise Investigates: Walter's War

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It’s London, 2012. Oliver is a dashing diplomat. Charlie is a young graduate trying to find her feet in the world. They meet online and she falls in love. With his encouragement, Charlie applies for a job in British intelligence. Then, she receives a text message that turns her life - and her relationship - upside down, and 10 years later, a mystery is still hanging over her. Walter's War is an investigation into what happened next – a journey through big tech and national security, hype and hucksterism, where anyone who can tell a good story can go far. But how much is true?


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Score: 5

Hollie Richardson • The Guardian Nov 30, 2023

"Reported by Basia Cummings, it is an addictive listen as she peels back the layers. "

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Nov 27, 2023

"Needless to say, the people at the helm of the AI movement absolutely need to possess a good character and instill an incredible amount of trust in the people they're beholden to, the businesses they're contracted with, and the governments that are keeping tabs on what's going on in AI. The last thing you'd want to find out about an AI tech leader is that they're probably a pathological liar and terrible date; which is exactly what we get to wrap our heads around in Walter's War."

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