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Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.

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Introducing Dirty John

Introducing Dirty John

2017-09-1100:06:00366

A true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times. Premieres October 2nd.Subscribe today so you are the first to hear Dirty John when it comes out: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohn
The Real Thing | 1

The Real Thing | 1

2017-10-0200:42:48612

Episode 1: Debra Newell, an interior designer in Southern California, meets John Meehan on an over-50 dating site. His profile looks exciting: Anesthesiologist, divorced, Christian. She falls in love fast. But her children dislike him and warn her that his stories don’t add up. A psychologist advises Debra to set firmer boundaries with her kids, saying she has a right to be happy.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohnDo you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to Wondery.com
Newlyweds | 2

Newlyweds | 2

2017-10-0200:39:21415

Episode 2: After an intruder appears in John and Debra’s livingroom, John insists that they install security cameras. Debra begins to wonder whether he is spying on her. Her nephew, Shad, looks into John’s background and confronts him with what he finds. Debra’s vision of an idyllic marriage is shattered when she discovers a stash of paperwork in John’s home office.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohnDo you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to Wondery.com
Filthy | 3

Filthy | 3

2017-10-0400:50:16442

Episode 3: Debra grapples with the question, “Who did I marry?” The story of John’s mysterious past unfolds through the eyes of his sisters, his law-school housemate, his ex-wife, and an Ohio cop who hunted him. The origins of John’s nickname are revealed. Bed-ridden in an Orange County hospital, he pleads with Debra to take him back.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohnDo you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to Wondery.com
Forgiveness | 4

Forgiveness | 4

2017-10-0500:45:41354

Episode 4: Debra is in hiding, living out of hotels and disguising herself with a wig. Debra fears she will meet the fate of her sister Cindi, who was killed by her husband as she tried to escape a bad marriage. John has explanations for the accusations against him. He weeps and apologizes. Three decades earlier, that had helped Cindi’s killer walk out of prison. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohnDo you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to Wondery.com
Escape | 5

Escape | 5

2017-10-0700:50:43352

Episode 5: John finds a lawyer and plots to unleash a blizzard of lawsuits against his enemies, with the aim of proving to Debra that he is the victim, in case after case. The lawyer believes her life is in danger. As her painful isolation from her family deepens, she secretly plans her escape from the marriage. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohnDo you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to Wondery.com
Terra | 6

Terra | 6

2017-10-0800:44:06354

Episode 6: Jacquelyn and Terra Newell suspect that John has been watching them. When Jacquelyn tells her mother that he is in town, her mother believes she is mistaken. Jacquelyn warns Terra to carry her pocket knife. But Terra is preoccupied by a country-music concert, and she is watching for the wrong car. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohnDo you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to Wondery.com
In the months since “Dirty John” was released, more of John Meehan’s victims have told their stories. Carolina Miranda from the LA Times interviews Christopher Goffard, Debra and Terra Newell, and John Meehan’s first wife. Plus, a panel on coercive control and a special live performance by Tracy Bonham. Recorded live at the Ace Theatre.Thank you to our sponsors:Hunt A Killer - Get 10% your subscription when you use the code DIRTY JOHN at checkout when you visit www.huntakiller.com/dirtyjohn  Quip - Get free shipping and your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at www.getquip.com/dirtyjohn
In the first of three special episodes about the making of the Bravo limited series, Christopher Goffard talks with actor Eric Bana about his portrayal of John Meehan, and the parallels between actors and con-men.  “Dirty John” premieres on Bravo at 10 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. LA Times Studios is participating as a producer on the Bravo series. You can also find the original LA Times series, plus 14 other pieces of narrative journalism, in a new collection called “Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders,” by Christopher Goffard, published by Simon & Schuster.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Squarespace - Need a professional looking website? Get started today at squarespace.com/dirtyjohn and use the offer code DirtyJohn at checkout for 10% off.
In the second of three special episodes, Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville”) talks about playing Debra Newell in the new Bravo series, and why the story feels timely. Julia Garner and Juno Temple, who play Newell’s daughters, discuss how they came to inhabit their roles, and the show’s production designer and costume designer share details of how they helped create the characters’ worlds.“Dirty John” premieres on Bravo at 10 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. You can also find the original LA Times series, plus 14 other pieces of narrative journalism, in a new collection called “Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders,” by Christopher Goffard, published by Simon & Schuster.
In the last of three special episodes, Alexandra Cunningham, showrunner of the new Bravo series, offers insight into how she approached the writing of the show and its titular psychopath. Jeffrey Reiner, who directed all eight episodes, discusses the creative team’s ambition to transcend the conventions of a traditional thriller.
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at wondery.fm/dirtyjohnDT
Comments (507)

David Benjamin McClone

Love this podcast. Also, Epstein didn't kill himself.

Dec 4th
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zous.sam

I'm so excited to hear this podcast

Nov 25th
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Christine R

besttrougj#

Nov 21st
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Katy Morris

love this podcast, off to watch it on netflix now

Nov 19th
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Steve Harrison

sad how these fat cows fell for his bullshit

Nov 15th
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TRe' CooL

ofc everypsyhopat has a strange childhood. the childhood traumas, habbits define us later when we re old

Nov 9th
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Linda Kennedy

the music choice is horrible

Oct 24th
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D3F4ULT

lmao this guy was not smart. he was not a master manipulator. he was clearly very stupid and bad at being a con man. your kids saw what he was the moment they met him. You're just a very stupid woman.

Oct 3rd
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Heather Paxton

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Highly recommend it. Binge-worthy to say the least

Sep 24th
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Sep 22nd
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Nathan Seifner

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Sep 22nd
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Tracy S

Tara sounds so sweet.

Sep 8th
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Kashia Ivy

this was such a good podcast until the last episode. The Walking Dead!?! Are you serious?

Sep 4th
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Clay Alone

Dirty John is the best podcasts I have been using it for weeks, which expanded my views of the US. I have downloaded all voice, I plan to listen to the voice in fewer days, waiting for your update.

Aug 30th
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masoud hajian

Hi guys How can i get the transcript of this podcast?

Aug 20th
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Myst

i dated a guy with the same power of getting anyone to believe what he said. its so scary to watch someone so evil get away with so much. glad i got out when i did.

Aug 19th
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Jq Baker

Let me get this straight. You can forgive a man for executing your daughter and testify on his behalf but you can't forgive your other gullible daughter's 5TH husband?

Aug 16th
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Nancy Loomis

This kind of seduction of desperate women by con-men always amazes me. Plus she wouldn't listen to her daughter & nephew. It just goes to show you when women rely on their emotions totally over their brains, the outcome can be tragic.

Aug 2nd
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J.

yeah, she shouldn't be allowed to date; it sounds like she can't stop herself from making bad relationship decisions. She should focus on her family instead.

Jul 25th
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J.

I'm at a point in the podcast right before the commercial. Jacqueline said 'I knew this is it.' I know this is a serious situation, and I'm sorry to say this, but I was screaming "go shoot that mofo!!"

Jul 25th
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