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Author: L.A. Times | Wondery

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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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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.
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 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.
Introducing Dr. Death | 1

Introducing Dr. Death | 1

2018-09-0400:12:2434

A year ago a listener of Dirty John emailed Wondery which produced Dirty John with the LA Times, with a tip about a surgeon. He said the surgeon appeared to have a lot in common with John Meehan. This is a story not just about a surgeon and the 33 patients he hurt, but about a system that failed to protect those patients at every possible turn. And It's the same system that supposed to protect you and me today. I hope you help us spread the word because it’s a story that everyone should listen to.Subscribe to Dr. Death on Apple Podcasts or visit www.wondery.com/drdeath
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
Terra | 6

Terra | 6

2017-10-0800:44:06345

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
Escape | 5

Escape | 5

2017-10-0700:50:43337

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
Forgiveness | 4

Forgiveness | 4

2017-10-0500:45:41343

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
Filthy | 3

Filthy | 3

2017-10-0400:50:16429

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
Newlyweds | 2

Newlyweds | 2

2017-10-0200:39:21404

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
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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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Nathan Seifner

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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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J.

lady, please let me know who your advisors are for your business. I would love to hire them, because there is no way you built up your multi-million-Dollar business with your kind of judgement.

Jul 25th
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J.

Only in America, you will find these compassionate conservatives like this woman who forgave a coward for murdering her own daughter. If you don't like this country and just want to abash us constantly, you can leave. And also, send that loser Billy to the firing squad.

Jul 25th
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J.

We had to get rid of someone like this from a company I founded; he even made it to become a c-suite executive. These so-called "hustler" scam artists should be prosecuted to the maximum of the law.

Jul 23rd
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J.

Sounds like it's a story of a woman who repeatedly made bad relationship decisions in her life. And of course, the psychologist who thought she knew more about this lady than her kids was a female. Probably also coach a lot of her young patients to accuse rape in college.

Jul 23rd
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Renee Woodside

It's so sad how a woman in love can be convinced of anything. I wont say anything bad about Debra. I feel sorry for her but oh my gosh you better bet I will warn my daughter about men like this.

Jul 19th
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Andrea

Narrators voice is whiny and annoying so damn if I can listen.

Jul 17th
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ejw o331

seriously this mother is the dumbest,weakest person I've ever heard of.

Jul 16th
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