Podcasts

Investigators talk to us about their personal experiences with exposing the Invisible. These are their voices.

Exposing the Invisible Podcast Series

Welcome to Exposing the Invisible's podcast. In this first series, we interviewed experienced investigators to get insights into what drives them and to understand some of the methods they use in their investigations. Listen to their candid and inspiring responses and hear about the communities they work with and what motivates them to keep going. This podcast series was produced by Tactical Tech with funding from the European Commission.

Exposing the Invisible

Alison Killing - No, no, no, no, and then occasionally a yes

What do architecture, investigation, maps and storytelling have in common? Follow the trail in...
What do architecture, investigation, maps and storytelling have in common? Follow the trail in this episode where Alison Killing takes us on a fascinating journey starting from her training and professional career in architecture and constructions to her research in migration and human rights, culminating with an internationally awarded journalistic collaboration.

Megha Rajagopalan - It's okay to talk to me

Modesty, honesty, care and time, together with varying doses of obsession and concern, are...
Modesty, honesty, care and time, together with varying doses of obsession and concern, are recurring themes in Megha Rajagopalan's story of how she became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigating human rights issues. Megha talks about what it takes to develop and respect sources, to pursue topics, and to embrace collaboration with people from other professional backgrounds in order to reveal a different narrative.

Avi Asher-Schapiro - Everyone cheats on their homework

Avi Asher-Schapiro is a journalist who focuses on the intersection of technology and human...
Avi Asher-Schapiro is a journalist who focuses on the intersection of technology and human rights. His investigations have pivoted on exposing abuse of power. He recounts some of his work including his first investigative piece in school. He also talks about what drives him, how he digs up information, the power of story telling and the flawed assumption that everything is on the internet already.

Anthea Lawson - Let's go get those bastards

After years of investigation and campaigning, Anthea Lawson shares with us insights into what her...
After years of investigation and campaigning, Anthea Lawson shares with us insights into what her experiences have been. Her work continues to investigate the deep links between our inner lives, our souls and our psychology and how that manifests in the world we're creating together.

Saul Pwanson - It's not hoarding if it's organised

Saul Pwanson became an accidental investigator when his attempts to digitise crossword puzzles...
Saul Pwanson became an accidental investigator when his attempts to digitise crossword puzzles into a unified format uncovered a plagiarism scandal in the crossword puzzle community.

Lily - Black and white photos were actually taken in colour

With a background in history, research and then law enforcement, Lily shares how her journey...
With a background in history, research and then law enforcement, Lily shares how her journey landed her as a professional investigator looking into fraud and money laundering. She shares insights into what her day-to-day job entails and why she has moved out of some fields of investigations and into new ones.

Ankita Anand - Is there a story there that we would love to tell?

From activism to journalism, Ankita Anand describes how life encounters helped shape her journey...
From activism to journalism, Ankita Anand describes how life encounters helped shape her journey into the world of investigations. With a passion for listening and telling stories, she shares her thoughts on collaborating with a larger community of journalists and investigators.

Jim Mintz - A radically open approach

With over 40 years of experience in investigations, Jim Mintz shares his thoughts about the...
With over 40 years of experience in investigations, Jim Mintz shares his thoughts about the importance of digging deeper and conducting investigations openly. From the days of having friends at a courthouse to acquire documents in the seventies, to using present day investigative techniques involving social media and databases, Jim maintains that the best way to get to the bottom of things is to foster relationships and talk to people.

Sophia Pickles - What if we swap places?

Through her work as an investigator into global supply chains, Sophia offers her thoughts on the...
Through her work as an investigator into global supply chains, Sophia offers her thoughts on the world as it could be. Her work has exposed her to both policy makers who effectively control the flow of the world's natural resources and those exploited by those policies. She argues that those of us benefiting from today’s business-as-usual would not tolerate it if they had to swap places with those living where resources are being extracted or produced.

Crofton Black - How does the world work?

Crofton Black ended up as an investigator almost by chance. With a background in English...
Crofton Black ended up as an investigator almost by chance. With a background in English Literature and Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, he took an unexpected turn into investigating secret prisons and extraordinary renditions.

About Exposing the Invisible

Exposing the Invisible - Audio Episode

The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. This has...
Investigating Visual Media Access to information Verification

Investigation is Collaboration - Audio Episode

Tactical Tech’s 'Exposing the Invisible' project hosted a 5-day online conference to celebrate...