The Bellingcat Podcast

The Bellingcat Podcast takes an in depth look at investigations that used open source material and cutting edge investigation techniques to investigate a range of topics. Season 1 examines the downing of MH17, Season 2 focuses on the investigation that revealed the killers of two women and two young children executed at a roadside in Cameroon. --- For more information on our investigations please visit To support our work and to access exclusive content please donate via 13 Episodes

The Hunt ・28.07.2020

After discovering the nationality of a group of soldiers filmed committing warcrimes, a global team of open source investigators attempts to zero in on the spot where the killings took place. For any hope of justice, the team must uncover the identities of the soldiers and find out why ... Read More

The Executions ・21.07.2020

A horrifying video goes viral online, appearing to show women and children being gunned down by a death squad. The video is a mystery - no one is sure where or when it was filmed, who the victims are or why they were killed. With little to go on, open source investigators around the wor... Read More

Return to the MH17 Trial, and More Russian Spy Shenanigans ・03.07.2020

In this week's BellingChat, Bellingcat's Christo Grozev joins us to discuss the ongoing MH17 trial in the Netherlands, our latest investigation linking the FSB to assassinations plots from Berlin to Istanbul, and the latest revelations from the US about the GRU's Unit 29155's involvemen... Read More

BellingChat Episode 3 - Hunting the The Salisbury Poisonings Suspects ・16.06.2020

The new BBC series The Salisbury Poisonings tells the story of the impact of the Skripal assassination attempt on the people of Salisbury, but what do we know about the two suspects identified by UK authorities? Bellingcat's Christo Grozev explains the work he did to reveal the true ide... Read More

BellingChat Episode 2 – Racism Today ・11.06.2020

Eliot Higgins is joined by Bellingcat’s Charlotte Godart, Nick Waters and Robert Evans to discuss their recent work documenting police violence against journalists during the recent protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Later, we’re joined by Bellingcat’s Natalia... Read More

BellingChat Episode 1 - MH17: Past, Present, and Future ・05.06.2020

In this inaugural episode of Bellingcat's new regular discussion podcast, BellingChat, Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins talks to Bellingcat's lead MH17 researchers, Aric Toler, Pieter van Huis, and Christo Grozev, about the MH17 trial, discussing the first court sessions in March, devel... Read More

Avenues to Justice ・20.08.2019

In the final episode of this season, we hear the stories of the families torn apart by shooting down of MH17. We explore the complex legal landscape left in MH17's wake and reveal the dark forces attempting to prevent justice from being served.

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The Men On The Ground ・13.08.2019

The Bellingcat team use intercepted phone calls between separatist fighters and their Russian contacts to uncover the killers' actions on the day Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky.

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Manhunt ・06.08.2019

A set of secretly recorded phone calls contain the voices and code names of some of the shadowy figures believed to be responsible for shooting down Flight MH17. Bellingcat launches a manhunt.

The Murder Weapon ・30.07.2019

Armed with reports that MH17 had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile, The Bellingcat team sets out to find the murder weapon and track down the killers.

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