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23 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Do you care if the fish we eat suffer?
As part of The Ferret's investigation into fish farming, Richard Baynes explored the issue with the industry, scientists, fish farm opponents and campaigners.00:00This podcast is part of an investigation into fish farming funded by Eurogroup for Animals in Brussels via OneKind, under an agreement giving The Ferret full editorial control.https://theferret.scot/halt-salmon-farming-expansion
30 minutes | Aug 6, 2018
Ali Brian chats to openDemocracyUK editor Adam Ramsay and Ferret journalist Jamie Mann about 'dark money' and how we investigated a secretive Scottish Tory trust. Sign up for just £3 per month at https://theferret.scot/subscribe/00:00https://theferret.scot/secretive-trust-scottish-tories-dark-money/00:42Adam Ramsay, editor at openDemocracy UK. https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/adam-ramsay/what-weve-discovered-in-year-investigating-dark-money-that-funded-brexit-me07:57Adam Ramsay, Editor at openDemocracyUK : View Image19:00The Scottish Unionist Association Trust was registered to this building in Glasgow: View Image28:47https://theferret.scot/secretive-trust-scottish-tories-dark-money/
12 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
Genocide, the Yazidis and Scotland’s call for justice
After an estimated 3100 Yazidis were murdered by IS, they are now seeking justice for what they argue was genocide - and Scotland has been trying to help them.00:00This podcast is published by The Ferret, Scotland's investigative journalism platform. You can find out more about us here: https://theferret.scot/about-us/00:20Yazidi Temple, Lalish, Kurdistan. Yazidi's travel from all over to worship at the temple.: View Image10:59You can find more of our Iraq coverage here: https://theferret.scot/tag/iraq/You can support our work by becoming a member of our media co-operative: https://theferret.scot/subscribe/
33 minutes | Sep 15, 2017
The rise in self-harm in Scottish prisons
Cases in which people try to hurt or kill themselves in prison have risen by over a third in the last four years. Cormac Hourigan reports on the situation in Scottish prisons.00:00Find out more at: https://theferret.scot/revealed-rise-self-harm-scottish-prisons/04:33Image: View Image12:36"One of the most common complaints that comes up from prisoners is access to health care."22:14"There was always an element of bullying and intimidation from the other prisoners."23:38"The level of bullying was terrible."27:45"You don't have to be have been in prison to have some grasp of how being in prison could affect anyone's mental health."29:15Image: View Image30:04Read more at: https://theferret.scot/revealed-rise-self-harm-scottish-prisons/
11 minutes | Aug 12, 2017
Business of Ferrets: Episode 3 - Africa Check
In this episode of the Business of Ferrets podcast, Jenny Messenger interviews Anim Van Wyk of Africa Check.00:00Image: View Image00:45You can read an text summary of this podcast on our community forum here: https://community.theferret.scot/t/misinformation-can-have-serious-consequences-ffs-speaks-to-africa-check-s-anim-van-wyk/104810:50Intro music by Glass BoyLearn more about The Ferret and our Scottish Fact Checking Project here.
27 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Business of Ferrets episode 2: A tale of three media coops
Peter Geoghegan of The Ferret discusses the trials and tribulations of running a media co-operative with Hazel Healy, co-editor of the New Internationalist and Adam Cantwell-Corn, Operations and Media Coordinator at The Bristol Cable.00:00Welcome to the second episode of the Business of Ferrets podcast. It's produced by The Ferret, an investigative media co-operative based in Scotland. You can find out more about joining us here. 01:00Hazel Healy is from the New Internationalist. 05:02Adan Cantwell-Corn is from the Bristol Cable08:46The New Internationalist is now owned by more than 3400 people. 13:50Here's a good explanation of what Community Shares are... 16:54Both the New Internationalist and The Ferret are independently regulated by Impress. 26:24The theme music for this podcast is an excerpt of this track by Glass Boy. We're grateful to Glass Boy for releasing it under a Creative Commons license.
35 minutes | May 6, 2017
Business of Ferrets: Episode 1
Introducing the Ferret Fact Service, and a look back at the International Festival of Journalism 2017.00:00Welcome to the Business of Ferrets podcast. This is the first episode of what will probably be an irregular and wide ranging series of podcasts from the team at The Ferret.01:50You can find out more about The Ferret Fact Service and the methodology we use here. 02:28Some of the Fact Checks that Alastair mentions:Would an independent Scotland have to join a queue for EU membership?Does Scotland have the best A&E waiting times in the UK?Has the SNP overseen the biggest in-work poverty increase since devolution?Is the SNP planning to “cut back” bus pass eligibility?05:36Image: View Image10:19You can find out more about how to get in touch with The Ferret here: https://theferret.scot/contact/11:28"We have to make sure they're held to account."15:41You can find some of our recent transparency reports here.18:51There's a video of Ally Tibbitt speaking at Perugia here: "Mutual benefits: A new generation of media cooperatives."24:25There's a bit more on Facebook taking action against "false amplification" here.31:02Here's the Discourse Media website33:28Want to get involved? Get in touch!34:27Thanks to Glass Boy for making the music we used as the intro to this episode of Business of Ferrets. You can listen to the whole track here - and download it for free if you like it. 34:50
27 minutes | Dec 14, 2016
Explainer: Jim Cuthbert on PFI and SFT finance
Government finance expert Jim Cuthbert takes a look at new figures unearthed by The Ferret and explores what they might mean for Scottish tax payers and the funding of large infrastructure projects in the future.00:00Jim Cuthbert explains what went wrong with PFI and his concerns about the SFT scheme.: View Image
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