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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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Introducing Dirty John

Introducing Dirty John

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
From the LA Times team behind Dirty John, Man In The Window and Chasing Cosby, comes “It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders.” This fascinating new true-crime podcast follows the case of Betty Broderick, who thought she had a perfect life. Until her husband left. Five years later, Betty killed him and his new wife. Thirty years later, we still can’t look away. From the Los Angeles Times and host Patt Morrison, comes the spiritual sequel to Dirty John, “It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders.” As you listen to this special preview, subscribe now: https://smarturl.it/ItWasSimple
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.Listen today at wondery.fm/DirtyJohn_Guru
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Jul 12th
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Cody W

buncha fuckin idiots

Jul 11th
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Mary Hominuk

All the women in this family couldn't be any dumber if their heads fell off

Jun 6th
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Mary Hominuk

Debbie's mother is the most irritating person ever. I suspect she functions at a low mental age.

Jun 6th
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Alaa Saad

great

Jun 5th
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Ellen Lauren

haha an advertisement less than 3 minutes into the first episode? hell no. get out.

Feb 26th
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Darcy Jennings

Wow A dark and fascinating look into domestic abuse really well produced very addictive listening recommended 👍☺

Jan 8th
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Aiden Monahan

ok I believe in forgiveness but I also believe in consequences and that mother doing that is highly frustrating 😡😡😡

Jan 2nd
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Desirae Vaccaro

great stuff... I'm just sad this happened to somebody

Dec 25th
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Betty

Her daughters make it impossible to listen to this podcast. Grown women should not try to sound like 9 year olds.

Dec 19th
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Lola Marie Nostrant

The women in this podcast are horrific. It's so hard to listen to them speak. The mother is by far the worst. She continued to love and support the man who abused and murdered her daughter. It really makes me sick.

Dec 15th
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Toni Phillips

I'm not surprised the dad walked out when she was a little girl Tara is just a horrible person to listen to and sounds like the biggest brat ever. If I was her dad I woulda walked out

Dec 13th
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Toni Phillips

dumb wealthy woman. voices nails on chalkboard..Terra an idiot

Dec 13th
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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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