Reviews
I used to love that podcast. While there is nothing wrong with promoting an opinion and conducting an investigation, this podcast seems to overlook the fact that there was a proper trial where Johnny Depp prevailed. Justice is more significant than personal opinions—continuing to use pieces from...Read full review »
J Pilger via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/24
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Xinaeve via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/24
Amber Heard’s unconvincing testimony doomed her in court regardless of what online campaign was waged. Ultimately this series is frustrating, misleading and kind of silly because this isn’t addressed upfront in the first episode. It’s like they’ve taken Heard’s side from the start so you really...Read full review »
angrylf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/24
Through a gripping search for what really happened, a reporter and a family member dig into the story of a young freelancer. His story makes them question the ethos and drive of front line reporting from conflict zones. They gather answers that reflect the absence of clear lines and rules in the...Read full review »
KasperInOrbit via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/13/24
I’ve pretty much listened to all the series now and they’re all really well researched and fact based, and presented in as unbiased a way as possible. The speakers all have easy to listen to voices, not over-exaggerated, and with English accents which makes a nice break from the usual American...Read full review »
Funtime frankie hari via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/24
Dark and strange dots connected in these crazy online times. Presented without sensationalism or hype. Listened post the Will Smith/Depp photos taken in Saudi, which, at the time, I couldn't make sense of and which left me with a nagging suspicion of something menacing.Read full review »
Elby One via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/09/24
Much needed podcast and great investigative journalism.
supportwomen4real via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/24
Another fantastic podcast from Alexi Mostrous and Tortois. Excitingly narrated, excellently produced, but above all with incredibly (at least for me) new and disturbing, but important information from the world of digital opinion making.
Jfkai via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/03/24
Wow I had no idea at the level of miss information in this case. Detailed investigative journalism. Again this was hugely lacking from anyone else in this case! Helps you to understand the wider problem regards miss information online. Makes you stop taking information on face value. Can highly...Read full review »
LucyPa91 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/24
Feels like this was just set up to tash JD. You are assuming that the jurors didn’t do their job. Think to push BOTs you could have used another subject matter. I don’t think it works AH was in the wrong too and yet this podcast is just trashing JD. Thought it should be more neutral and non basis...Read full review »
Bex003 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/24
We need to think carefully about our current political systems and how what we believe are their strengths can be used to undermine them.
woodrowiggy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/30/24
Can’t believe the stupidity of previous reviewers who miss the entire point of this (section of) the show: that the era of facile manipulation of public opinion is here; that it’s far too easily done by paying off crooked Russian lawyers, online product reviewers, troll farms or even malign state...Read full review »
Al&frank via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/24
What a fantastic piece of work that is so important for everyone to hear. Your findings do not surprise me at all and sadly support the beliefs I have held since I first saw the level of vitriol directed towards Amber. I hope at least some of those who have been misled will take the time to...Read full review »
123DOWDLEW via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/21/24
Everything this channel does is really well researched and told. I’m a tortoise fan. 🏆
Greenbean33 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/24
I watched the entirety of the US trial. She lied.
Jojojoany via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/12/24
Also gotta love there are ppl repeating the same talking points as bots and NPCs in the reviews for this show. People gaslighting themselves for free in the year of our lord 2024
dead_not_sleeping via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/24
If I could give this 0 stars I would. Nonsense stuff. My time has been wasted
i like weird stuff via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/09/24
I should have liked this podcast. When I was watching the trial play out on social media it did feel like many of the posts were inorganic. This show gives some convincing evidence that some of it was, and covers some interesting side stories along the way. However, I don’t think the question is...Read full review »
Specarmi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/24
Hope to see many more investigative pieces about this sham. Never seen more misogyny than around that trial.
Tidvis via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 04/07/24
Just listened to season 10 (who trolled Amber). Excellent reporting and journalism. Even if you’re familiar with the trial and not on “Amber’s side” this podcast is about more than just that and unveils some troubling aspects of social media and bots that we should all be concerned about.
Eden Mack via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/05/24
This is an important piece of journalistic work. In this day and age it is clearly dangerous to believe what you see on social media. I think this is a good case to put a spotlight on misinformation as so many people are aware of the case. Not sure if the reviews who claim bias listened to the...Read full review »
tudor limes via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/24
I was constantly shocked by the support for Johnny Depp on social media - this explains so much. No doubt in my mind something fishy was going on. So sad for Amber Herd and how she was treated. Everyone who followed along needs to listen to this podcast!
lisb8989 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/05/24
Like many of the 1 star reviews, I actually watched the trial. Many of the 5 star reviews admit to not even watching it. I was so ready to root for Amber when the trial started but was so disappointed when the evidence clearly reflected the fact that Amber was the abuser in the relationship.
Taco Rocket via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/04/24
This was a great series. I didn’t follow the trial much but the social media blasts about it struck me as odd, even if I wasn’t engaging with the content it was served up on every channel. This investigation helps explain why, and I think we all need to take a closer look at where our info is...Read full review »
NFnic via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/03/24
Great podcast and if like me you knew something weird was going on with all that Johnny depp amber heard trial internet craziness this answers all the questions. To think Adam Waldman destroyed Amber Heards life and career with tactics from Mohammad bin salman and his very good friend Sergei...Read full review »
Pig in a wig via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/01/24
To say Amber lost because of bots is a red herring. Take all the bots’ opinions away - heck, take all legit accounts’ opinions away - and your left with Amber’s own words and the evidence at trial. This podcast feels like a pathetic media campaign attempt but I guess what else can she do?
Tricia75 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/01/24
Excellent work, would def recommend to listen how serious, respectful and detailed journalism is done. Thanks
Marfredr via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 04/01/24
More than disappointing. I switched off after first episode. The podcast comes with an agenda and pushes the listener to colonise Johnny depp rather than consider the larger, more worrying side to social media and it’s potential reach. I watched the trials at length and full. Amber created the...Read full review »
misscors via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/24
An incredibly important, well researched podcast. Really makes you question who is driving the public narrative, and more importantly, why.
EmLovesEveryCat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
May I remind you, Tortise producers, that the depp v heard trial was broadcast to US ALL…. those who watched it, in real time, NOT fragmented on TikTok or filtered through hateful lenses on either side, know exactly who the victim was here. It is indeed MR DEPP. The jury agreed. You were there...Read full review »
cinderelochka via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/24
I was actively supporting AH at the time of the trial online and this podcast explains a lot. Really concerning implications for democracy. Congratulations on the podcast.
Hobart21 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/30/24
I listen to all your shows and am a great fan so cannot fathom what you were thinking. Despite a worthy subject matter by using such a ridiculous figurehead in Amber Heard to highlight the seriousness of misinformation by bots and the manipulations that SM enacts by those who can afford both the...Read full review »
Smokin’ Grace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/24
Did Amber get trolled: YES! Was she an abuser: YES! Both can be true. This podcast was eye opening and well presented, I really enjoyed every episode.
imtifflish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/24
I was home from work with Covid and watched the trial. Johnny Depp is a strange character, but harmless and likable. Amber came off as fake, unhinged, and terribly unlikable. What she did in that bed was beyond disgusting. She deserves her reputation.
CSMomof3Boys via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/24
Well researched, well produced and an excellent listen even if you don’t think you care about “celebrity” gossip. This goes far beyond a trial and the two people at its centre.
bishmont via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/27/24
Watch the trial that is better than this.....😂😂😂😂
fieldglass oh my via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/24
I was wondering what the hell was going on when all I could see were so many negative Amber commentary online. This makes a lot of sense and food for thought about social media tactics in other areas too.
Katieskinner90 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/26/24
I don’t use social media and don’t care about either party or who won the trial. The problem with the podcast is that it comes across like team Amber propaganda which becomes grating after a while - there is hardly any insight into the actual ‘trolls’. Also trolls and bots are not the same thing....Read full review »
Mark E Smyth via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/24
Even without listening to this, you probably have a view. This podcast is obviously about the Depp trials in the UK and US but it also isn’t. It’s about how social media is used to manipulate opinion, sometimes with intent, sometimes not. Sometimes just to create division not necessarily to...Read full review »
MariaLouisaLopez via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/24
Interesting. My critical comment regarding the current series wasn’t published. There was nothing indecent in it. It was just not applauding you.
nannibella via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/26/24
This podcast explores what I believed to be true about the online campaign against Amber Hurd and women in general that speak up against power rich men
christina walton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/24
I watched the US trial in horror and couldn’t believe he won. JD said he would globally humiliate her years before me and he did. The way she was treated online and in the media was vile. Thank you for investigating this and showing the world what really happened
Andb999a via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/24
Really compelling from the first episode. Great journalism again from the tortoise team.
Hackneytwat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/24
This left a very bad taste in my mouth and makes me question Tortoise Media. The biases in this series are so overwhelming that it almost feels like a comedy skit. I don’t like Depp or Heard, but since I had nothing else to listen to I thought it might be interesting (and trusted since it’s by...Read full review »
yournightmxre__ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/24
This has got to be the dumbest episode of a podcast I’ve ever come across. Anyone who watched the trail dislikes Amber because they witnessed with their own eyes, the kind of horrible person she really is. There’s no troll who “manufactured” an online campaign to get everyone to hate Amber. We...Read full review »
Ty’s Sister via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/21/24
Had to switch off on episode one as the assumption seemed to be that Johnny Depp was guilty and Amber was treated unfairly even though from some of the comments it didn’t seem as if the person doing the podcast had actually watched the trial. (He said that on Twitter, it looked as if certain...Read full review »
Jazyel1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/24
This has made me think quite differently about social media.
Nicola Cherry via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/20/24
Thank you for good and important work in times of trolls and misogony
Astristpiss via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 03/20/24
Thank you for delving into this subject matter. More people need to be aware of how easily they may be influenced by online bots.
mg_in_the_woods via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/19/24
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