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Deep Dives

Malia Politzer
Editor of International Investigative Journalist
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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Top Deep Dive Podcasts Of 2018

Investigative journalists play a vital role in society. They uncover corruption, providing important checks on those in power, expose injustices affecting the most vulnerable in society, and give a voice to the voiceless. 2018 saw the debuts of a number of deeply reported investigative podcasts. We've rounded up the top 5, for you to enjoy. Happy listening! 

The 70 Million

This podcast, which debuted this year, takes on the criminal justice system in the United States and chronicles the impact of local jails in communities across the country and what communities are doing about it.


Now in its third season, this investigative podcast—produced in Hawaii—investigates massive adoption fraud that took place in the Marshall Islands.


Sports and true crime fans may enjoy this series, which untangles the story of Rae Carruth, a former wide receiver of the Carolina Panthers. He was sentenced to 18–24 years for conspiracy to kill his pregnant girlfriend, Cherika Adams.

Dr. Death

This series, which debuted this year, is an in-depth investigation into the gross medical malpractice of one Dallas-based neurosurgeon, Dr. Christopher Duntsch, and highlights the institutional problems in the American medical system that let him get away with it.

The Tip Off

While not new, this podcast series is invaluable to anyone interested in investigative reporting. Each highly engaging episode delves into how an investigative reporter got a story, from the initial idea to the reporting and writing process.

Top Deep Dive Podcasts Of 2018
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