13 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 2.1K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

MeaghanDueck ,

Not worth it

I’ve watched both the documentary of John and the Netflix miniseries of John and they both were better than this podcast. This podcast was slow and had a monotone voice telling the story. Didn’t captivate me at all.

jillyjugs ,

Kept me captive

I listen to podcasts while walking my dog...the month I discovered this one I clocked 260 kms!

Disturbing story and well told.

Pig wrangler ,

So disturbing

Such a creepy story. It really goes to show how love can be blind. A lesson in trusting the instincts of people close to you!

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