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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 e...Show More
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Terra | 6

40:35 | Oct 8th, 2017

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...Show More
The Real Thing | 1

39:31 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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 stor...Show More
Escape | 5

47:06 | Oct 7th, 2017

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 deepe...Show More
Forgiveness | 4

42:20 | Oct 5th, 2017

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...Show More
Filthy | 3

46:43 | Oct 4th, 2017

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-...Show More
Newlyweds | 2

36:09 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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’...Show More
Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel | 7

1:19:59 | Jan 16th, 2018

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 c...Show More
Introducing Dirty John

02:57 | Sep 11th, 2017

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 o...Show More
Introducing Room 20

09:13 | Jul 30th

For more than 15 years, a man named Sixty-Six Garage would lay in a nursing home bed, unidentified and unconscious. Or so everyone believed. Join reporter and host Joanne Faryon across borders and through the twists and turns of the truth until she f...Show More
LA Times Presents: Larger Than Life

07:51 | Jul 9th

In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class. Odds are you’ve never heard of him—but his name, was Big Willie. Reported, written and ho...Show More
Introducing Man in the Window: from the creators of Dirty John

14:02 | Jun 11th

From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery....Show More
Wondery Presents: The Shrink Next Door | 1

11:26 | May 21st

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiat...Show More
Introducing One Plus One

05:45 | Apr 25th

Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. Such is the story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: two artists so emotionally intertwined, that...Show More
Introducing Over My Dead Body | 1

05:35 | Feb 12th

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or visit www.wondery.fm/omdb
Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 3

10:48 | Nov 21st, 2018

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...Show More
Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 2

14:06 | Nov 19th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John" | 1

15:47 | Nov 14th, 2018

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 a...Show More
Introducing Dr. Death | 1

12:24 | Sep 4th, 2018

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 pa...Show More