Episodes

  • In the final episode of the series, Louise meets those who remain loyal to Adnan Oktar and talks to a British lawyer who was at his trial. Former Kitten Ceylan reflects on her time in the cult.

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    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:

    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/

    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.

    Clips:  Al-Jazeera, CNBC, Sky News, CNN.


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  • Warning: This episode includes explicit sexual references from the start.

    In this episode a former male member of the cult threatens Louise with legal action over his interview. Also, we relive the moment the organisation was finally brought down.

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    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:

    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/

    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.

    Clips: Ulusal Kanal, A9TV.


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  • In the second episode of this four part series, Louise speaks to a woman who says she was sexually abused by Adnan Oktar. Plus, a former male member of the cult rethinks his own crimes.

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:

    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/

    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.

    Clips: A9TV, ABC News.


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  • In the first episode of a new four-part series, The Sunday Times's award-winning Middle East Correspondent, Louise Callaghan, tries to get to grips with one of the most bizarre stories she's ever covered.

    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?

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    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:

    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/

    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.

    Clips: CNN TÜRK, TV100, Anadolu Agency, CBS News, Sky News, A9TV.


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  • The Sunday Times's award-winning Middle East correspondent Louise Callaghan examines the downfall of a Turkish preacher and cult leader, Adnan Oktar, who was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison last year.  

    His crimes included: leading a criminal gang, kidnapping, fraud and sexual abuse. 

    A four-part investigative series begins this Friday, 28th January here on the Reporter podcast, and will be released every Friday following.


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  • As teenage murders reach a 13-year high in London and growing numbers of grieving families seek some kind of justice, a year after releasing the series, John heads back to east London looking for answers.

    In 2017, 14-year-old CJ Davis was shot dead in broad daylight.

    No one has ever been charged with his murder.

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    Host: John Simpson, crime correspondent at The Times.

    The original series was first broadcast in August 2020.

    If you have any information on the case you can contact John directly and confidentially on Twitter @thejohnsimpson or by email: john.simpson@thetimes.co.uk

    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.

    If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this podcast you find information at the below sites and numbers:

    https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/bereavement/ or 01708 765200

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ or 08 08 16 89 111


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  • In the final episode of the series, Emily speaks to the former wife of another suspect from the time which raises questions about how thorough Greater Manchester Police were.

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    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.

    Actress: Eliza Marsland.

    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Rape Crisis England & Wales

    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

    Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Appeal - Charity and law practice


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  • In the penultimate episode of the series, Emily speaks to one half of a couple whose witness testimony helped convict Andy.

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    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.

    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Rape Crisis England & Wales

    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

    Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Appeal - Charity and law practice


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  • In episode four, Emily hears how new DNA testing techniques reveal a different man may have been at the crime scene and Andy explains a dilemma that prisoners who maintain their innocence face.

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    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.

    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan

    Audio from HMP North Sea Camp courtesy of Two Step Films.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Rape Crisis England & Wales

    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

    Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Appeal - Charity and law practice


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  • In episode three of this series, Emily visits the scene of the crime in Greater Manchester. She also meets a survivor of a different sexual assault who explains how - through no fault of their own - victims can misidentify their attackers.

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    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.

    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Rape Crisis England & Wales

    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

    Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Appeal - Charity and law practice


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  • In today's episode, Emily looks back at what happened during Andy's trial in 2004 and reveals a worrying fact about two witnesses whose testimony helped secure his conviction.

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.

    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Rape Crisis England & Wales

    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

    Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Appeal - Charity and law practice

    Clips: BBC and Euronews.


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  • In 2004 Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail after a 33-year-old mother of two was raped and left for dead on a Greater Manchester roadside. But he’s always maintained his innocence. In the first part of this new series, award-winning investigative journalist Emily Dugan meets Andy to try to understand his story. 

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.

    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@sundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Rape Crisis England & Wales

    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

    Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Appeal - Charity and law practice

    Clips: AP & BBC.


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  • In July 2003, a 33-year-old mother of two was raped and left for dead on a Greater Manchester roadside in a horrific attack. A few weeks later 37-year-old Andrew Malkinson was arrested for the crime and sentenced to life in jail. 

    Now, journalist Emily Dugan from The Sunday Times has uncovered a raft of fresh evidence which casts doubt on the verdict and the criminal justice process in the UK.

    The new six-part investigative series begins this Friday 24th September here on the Reporter podcast, and will be released every Friday following.


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley Street clinics and counsellors' treatment rooms. 

    In this final episode of a seven-part series, reporter Emily Sargent turns her attention to Westminster. 

    What's happened in the three years since the Government pledged to end the practice of conversion therapy?

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.

    Clips: X-Out-Loud, BBC, Core Issues Trust, ITV.


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley Street clinics and counsellors' treatment rooms. 

    Research suggests that trans people are twice as likely to have been offered some form of conversion therapy than any other group in the LGBTQ+ community.

    In this episode, Emily speaks to an endocrinology specialist at a gender identity clinic, who is also a trans woman. 

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.

    Clips: LBC


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley street clinics and counsellors treatment rooms. 

    In this fifth episode of a seven-part-series, reporter Emily Sargent explores the way faith intersects with the movement to ban conversion therapy. 

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Guests: 

    -Suzi Ruffell, Stand up comedian, podcast host.

    -Steve Chalke, Founding minister of Oasis church.

    -Peter Lynas, UK director of the Evangelical Alliance. 

    -Ahmed Shaheed, UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. 

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley street clinics and counsellors treatment rooms. 

    In this fourth episode of a seven-part-series, reporter Emily Sargent goes undercover again, to explore the extremely secretive practice. 

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Guests: 

    -Suzi Ruffell, stand-up comedian; host, Out with Suzi Ruffell.

    -Pamela Gawler-Wright, UKCP Accredited Contemporary Psychotherapist; independent consultant to the MoU on conversion therapy in the UK.

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley street clinics and counsellors treatment rooms. 

    In this third episode of a seven-part-series, reporter Emily Sargent speaks to survivors and campaigners about the extremely secretive practice.

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Guests: 

    Justin Beck, conversion therapy survivor.

    Maya, conversion therapy survivor.

    Matt Mahmood-Ogston, founder, Naz and Matt Foundation.

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley street clinics and counsellors treatment rooms. 

    In this second episode of a seven-part-series, reporter Emily Sargent goes undercover to explore the extremely secretive practice. 

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.

    Clips: Core Issues Trust, X-OUT-LOUD Europe, 10 Downing Street.


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  • Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley street clinics and counsellors treatment rooms. In this first episode of a seven-part-series, journalist Emily Sargent goes undercover to explore the extremely secretive practice. 

    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:

    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).

    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

    Phone: 116 123

    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.

    Clips: ITV News, Instagram: @xoutloudeuropeofficial, X-OUT-LOUD Europe, BFI, BBC.


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