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Introducing...The Gas Man

21 May - 3 mins explicit
Podcast Series The Gas Man | Tortoise Investigates

Introducing...The Gas Man

It starts with a tip-off. 

It’s the late 1980s and US Special Agent Dennis Bass is warned about a shipment of suspicious chemicals headed to a secret destination. So he follows the lead – and ends up stumbling into a global plot helping fuel a war. The main suspect? The Gas Man. 

In the decades since, Special Agent Bass has been locked in an international game of cat and mouse with the man who supplied a dangerous regime with the chemicals to make weapons. Every time Bass thinks he’s got his hands on him… The Gas Man somehow manages to slip the net. And he’s still on the run today.

But after more than 30 years, could his past finally be catching up with The Gas...

3 mins

Series Episodes

The Gas Man: Episode 6 - Devil's breath

The Gas Man: Episode 6 - Devil's breath

In the final episode of the series, is the 40-year game of cat-and-mouse nearly over? To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou  Producer: Claudia Williams Editor: Jasper Corbett Narrative editor: Gary Marshall Additional production: Imy Harper Sound design: Hannah Varrall Original theme music: Tom Kinsella Original artwork: Jon Hill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37 mins

13 June Finished

The Gas Man: Episode 5 - Truth serum

The Gas Man: Episode 5 - Truth serum

In this episode, Chloe looks into what happened to The Gas Man when he arrived back in Germany as a fugitive – and investigates whether his trade with Iran ever really ended To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou  Producer: Claudia Williams Editor: Jasper Corbett Narrative editor: Gary Marshall Additional reporting: Marten Hahn Sound design: Hannah Varrall Original theme music: Tom Kinsella Original artwork: Jon Hill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

39 mins

11 June Finished

The Gas Man: Episode 4 - The other Gas Man

The Gas Man: Episode 4 - The other Gas Man

Chloe makes a startling discovery about another chemical trafficker that has consequences for her investigation. A Kurdish survivor of mustard gas shares her story. To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou  Producer: Claudia Williams Editor: Jasper Corbett Narrative editor: Gary Marshall Sound design: Hannah Varrall Original theme music: Tom Kinsella Original artwork: Jon Hill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

46 mins

6 June Finished

The Gas Man: Episode 3 - The escape

The Gas Man: Episode 3 - The escape

The team persuades The Gas Man to step out from the shadows. He reveals the first big clue in the investigation to how he got away with it – and makes a surprising claim about his role in the case To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou  Producer: Claudia Williams Editor: Jasper Corbett Narrative editor: Gary Marshall Sound design: Hannah Varrall Original theme music: Tom Kinsella Original artwork: Jon Hill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

42 mins

4 June Finished

The Gas Man: Episode 2 - The sting

The Gas Man: Episode 2 - The sting

Special Agent Bass has his target in his sights but he’s on another continent. If he wants him to talk he’ll need a clever plan – and maybe a bit of luck To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou  Producer: Claudia Williams Editor: Jasper Corbett Narrative editor: Gary Marshall Sound design: Hannah Varrall Original theme music: Tom Kinsella Original artwork: Jon Hill FX credit: Boeing 737-800 Fly Over 3.wav by soundslikewillem at freesound Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33 mins

28 May Finished

The Gas Man: Episode 1 - The special agent

The Gas Man: Episode 1 - The special agent

In the 1980s Special Agent Dennis Bass received a tip-off that changed the course of his career. 30 years on reporter Chloe Hadjimatheou sets out to solve the mystery of how an international fugitive got away with his crimes – and why he's still on the run. To find out more about Tortoise: Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com Reporter: Chloe Hadjimatheou  Producer: Claudia Williams Editor: Jasper Corbett Narrative editor: Gary Marshall Sound design: Hannah Varrall Original theme music: Tom Kinsella Original artwork: Jon Hill FX credit: Telex by YleArkisto at freesound - License: Attribution 4.0 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33 mins

28 May Finished

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