DiscoverBed of Lies
Bed of Lies

Bed of Lies

Author: The Telegraph

Subscribed: 2,825Played: 50,395
Share

Description

It was meant to be a miracle treatment, but it became a deadly poison. Cara McGoogan investigates the story they didn't want you to know - and one of the biggest medical disasters in history.


The award-winning first series of Bed of Lies is also available to listen to on this feed: They have the perfect relationship, until one day he vanishes. Her hunt leads to other women just like her - and a web of state-spun lies. This is the untold story of one of Britain's biggest secrets.



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

20 Episodes
Reverse
They thought they had found their soulmates – but they were all in love with a lie. Cara McGoogan tells the story of one of Britain's biggest secrets, with the women who unearthed the truth.Stolen identity, spies and heartbreak – sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 - Infatuation

1 - Infatuation

2020-11-0934:251

It’s one of Britain’s biggest secrets, and it begins with a love story. Young activists united in their fight for justice. But then, cracks start to form. What’s real, what isn’t and where do the lies begin? Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2 - Secrecy

2 - Secrecy

2020-11-1730:09

The perfect relationships are free of secrets. But these aren’t the perfect relationships. As the years go by, things begin to unravel - starting with the men themselves. Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3 - Breakdown

3 - Breakdown

2020-11-2435:13

One by one, the men vanish. As the search begins, the girlfriends start to question what they’re really looking for - and who they’re actually in love with.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4 - Uncovered

4 - Uncovered

2020-12-0138:04

The mask slips, the relationships unravel, and as lies are uncovered, so too are the men behind them. Plus, for the very first time, our stories collide. Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5 - Tradecraft

5 - Tradecraft

2020-12-0844:072

It’s a thin line between spying and meddling. And it’s one that's only faintly drawn in the manual once given to new undercover police officers - written by a familiar name.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6 - Fightback

6 - Fightback

2020-12-1543:02

Each woman has a fragment of the truth. When they put the pieces together, the true scale of the deception starts to emerge. But as they edge closer to the full story, there's an obstacle in the way: the police.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7 - Inquiry, Part 1

7 - Inquiry, Part 1

2020-12-2227:42

Police spies have infiltrated homes – and hearts. Now, they face a public inquiry. But why did they dupe women into relationships in the first place? Who sanctioned it? And will all the women and children involved finally receive an apology?Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7 - Inquiry, Part 2

7 - Inquiry, Part 2

2020-12-2241:34

The spycops' relationships were built on a bed of lies – including their marriages. In this final episode of the series, we hear about the shattering impact of the undercover policing scandal. And the truth catches up with the men. Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It begins in a maximum security prison in Louisiana – and it ends in thousands of deaths. This is the story of people poisoned, families torn apart by grief and a mass cover up. Cara McGoogan investigates one of the biggest medical disasters in history.The second series of the award-winning podcast, Bed of Lies, launches Tuesday 12th October.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 - Infection

1 - Infection

2021-10-1142:12

Two young couples, two shock diagnoses. Our story begins with Clair, Bryan, Frankie and Joe - and four young lives turned upside down.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2 - Experimentation

2 - Experimentation

2021-10-1844:39

Medicine is a game of risk, and few have seen the cost of getting it wrong as clearly as one group of boys. Whispers, a terrifying newspaper headline and then a stark message: a deadly virus is in their school. Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/bedoflies |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook|Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3 - Confrontation

3 - Confrontation

2021-10-2545:52

Sadness turns to anger; anger to action. The survivors fight back, but for each confrontation, there's a coverup.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4 - Fabrication

4 - Fabrication

2021-11-0248:06

If you knock on enough doors, eventually one will open. Tireless investigators trace the infected blood from the arms of people with haemophilia back to the room where it all began – in that American prison.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5 - Violation

5 - Violation

2021-11-0948:58

Plasma is a life saver - and a lucrative industry. One that made fortunes and cost lives. But what was really going on behind closed doors? A whistleblower reveals all.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A letter leads to a lawsuit – and a big development in our story. After years of feeling silenced, British survivors are making their voices heard. But will those accountable finally listen?Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Every month, more names are added to the list of survivors. But with every year, more names on that list succumb to their illnesses. Will the Inquiry bring them justice before it’s too late? In this final instalment of the series, they lay bare the shattering impact of this bed of lies.Read Cara’s notebook: www.telegraph.co.uk/notebook |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Listen to this extract from the host of Bed of Lies Cara McGoogan's new book: The Poison Line (UK) and Blood Farm (US). Developed from the second series of this podcast, Bed of Lies: Blood, The Poison Line gives the full and shocking account of one of the biggest medical disasters in history – and the lengths that big pharma, the NHS and governments worldwide took to cover it up.If you're in the US you can buy Blood Farm here: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Farm-Explosive-Corporate-Scandal-ebook/dp/B0BTDVSKCW |If you're in the UK you can buy The Poison Line from Telegraph Books: https://books.telegraph.co.uk/Product/Cara-McGoogan/The-Poison-Line--The-shocking-true-story-of-how-a-miracle/27367373 |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Listen to this extract from the host of Bed of Lies Cara McGoogan's new book: The Poison Line (UK) and Blood Farm (US). Developed from the second series of this podcast, Bed of Lies: Blood, The Poison Line gives the full and shocking account of one of the biggest medical disasters in history – and the lengths that big pharma, the NHS and governments worldwide took to cover it up.If you're in the US you can buy Blood Farm here: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Farm-Explosive-Corporate-Scandal-ebook/dp/B0BTDVSKCW |If you're in the UK you can buy The Poison Line from Telegraph Books: https://books.telegraph.co.uk/Product/Cara-McGoogan/The-Poison-Line--The-shocking-true-story-of-how-a-miracle/27367373 |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/liespodcast |Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Final Report

Final Report

2024-05-2542:42

Over the last three years, Cara McGoogan has kept in touch with the people impacted by the Infected Blood Scandal who she spoke to for Series 2 of Bed of Lies. On Monday 20th May those victims finally heard how Sir Brian Langstaff, Chair of the inquiry, interpreted the evidence he’s heard over the past 5 years. But as the dust settles, and the euphoria of the final report and compensation package dies down, what's next?Get in touch: podcasts@telegraph.co.uk and on Twitter @cjmcgoogan | Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Comments (13)

G DeA

This was riviting! Sophia has done extensive research and put herself in great danger to collect information for this excellent and important podcast. I would highly recommend both podcasts (the one on Xi Jinping as well as her podcast on Hong Kong).

Nov 19th
Reply

ID20253389

It’s horrible that these women were deceived, but one of them became pregnant AFTER learning he wasn’t who he claimed to be. She’s an idiot.

Jun 14th
Reply

Gina Boosey

Top notch podcast, 11 out of 10

Nov 14th
Reply

Andrew Wilson

Episode 2 of season 2 is also ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ . I remember reading about this at the time, during the first years of my teaching career. Working in a school with a residential boarding facility. However I didn't realise how early in the 1980s, knowledge about infected blood became known. This is truly shocking. A superb piece of investigate journalism.

Nov 12th
Reply

Andrew Wilson

Having listened to this first episode of season 2 of Bed of Lies, I am extremely impressed with the quality of the reporting. I will certainly be following the series. This is a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ quality, though extremely disturbing piece of journalism.

Nov 10th
Reply

Andrew Wilson

After rating episode 1 as ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, I must give this episode the same. Without wishing to under value the despicable removal of media freedom which underpins this podcast. I find disturbing parallels with the behaviour of several mainstream media in the UK in recent times. Control of the media by the state is fundamentally wrong.

Jul 11th
Reply

Andrew Wilson

After listening to this 1st episode, I am looking forward to the rest of the series. I like the calm style of the presenters. Although I remember reading articles and seeing news reports, I didn't realise just how draconian the new imposed laws really were. Extremely disturbing, but I rate this podcast as ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ because I already feel better informed about an issue about which I knew very little.

Jul 7th
Reply

Philip Godden

Absolutely extraordinary and appalling story. Very well put together. I will follow the inquiry as it happens.

Apr 19th
Reply

Sharon Gardner

excellent, riveting podcast

Jan 5th
Reply

Lin

FFS this is disgusting behaviour by the MET, every new revelation is worse than the last!! I cannot believe that this is all true and that it happened to so many women over so many years. It would be very very hard to ever trust another person. I hope all these women are able to find some peace, they deserve it.

Dec 21st
Reply (2)

Andrew Wilson

4 episodes in and I have found this to be a fascinating podcast. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Given some of the things that have been happening during 2020, in terms of the way 'The State' behaves towards us, perhaps I'm not quite as surprised as I should be 😒

Dec 1st
Reply