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Dirty John

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Dirty John
Dirty John

Dirty John

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.

Latest Episodes

Introducing Dirty John

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

3 MIN2017 SEP 11
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Introducing Dirty John

The Real Thing

EDebra 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

39 MIN2017 OCT 2
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The Real Thing

Newlyweds

EAfter 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

40 MIN2017 OCT 2
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Newlyweds

Filthy

EDebra 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

51 MIN2017 OCT 4
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Filthy

Forgiveness

EDebra 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

47 MIN2017 OCT 5
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Forgiveness

Escape

EJohn 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

52 MIN2017 OCT 7
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Escape

Terra

EJacquelyn 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

45 MIN2017 OCT 8
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Terra

Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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

82 MIN2018 JAN 16
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Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Introducing Dr. Death

EA 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

12 MIN2018 SEP 4
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Introducing Dr. Death

Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John"

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 newcollection 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.

18 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John"

Latest Episodes

Introducing Dirty John

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

3 MIN2017 SEP 11
Comments
Introducing Dirty John

The Real Thing

EDebra 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

39 MIN2017 OCT 2
Comments
The Real Thing

Newlyweds

EAfter 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

40 MIN2017 OCT 2
Comments
Newlyweds

Filthy

EDebra 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

51 MIN2017 OCT 4
Comments
Filthy

Forgiveness

EDebra 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

47 MIN2017 OCT 5
Comments
Forgiveness

Escape

EJohn 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

52 MIN2017 OCT 7
Comments
Escape

Terra

EJacquelyn 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/dirtyjohn Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go toWondery.com

45 MIN2017 OCT 8
Comments
Terra

Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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

82 MIN2018 JAN 16
Comments
Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Introducing Dr. Death

EA 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

12 MIN2018 SEP 4
Comments
Introducing Dr. Death

Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John"

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 newcollection 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.

18 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John"

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