9 episodes

Kirat is a successful radio presenter. On Facebook she meets Bobby, a handsome cardiologist. He’s a catch. Soon, they get tangled up in a love affair full of lies and manipulation. Then... Kirat discovers a deception of almost unimaginable proportions.
From the makers of Finding Q, this is Sweet Bobby. A live investigation, in six parts, in search of one of the world's most sophisticated catfishers. To get early, ad-free access to each episode, join Tortoise Media. For a 30-day free trial, just download the app: https://torto.se/3lJbRn7.

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Kirat is a successful radio presenter. On Facebook she meets Bobby, a handsome cardiologist. He’s a catch. Soon, they get tangled up in a love affair full of lies and manipulation. Then... Kirat discovers a deception of almost unimaginable proportions.
From the makers of Finding Q, this is Sweet Bobby. A live investigation, in six parts, in search of one of the world's most sophisticated catfishers. To get early, ad-free access to each episode, join Tortoise Media. For a 30-day free trial, just download the app: https://torto.se/3lJbRn7.

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    1. Sliding doors

    1. Sliding doors

    Kirat is a successful marketer and radio presenter. Online, she’s contacted by a man she vaguely knows called Bobby, and they start chatting. Slowly, they become close… and she’s reeled in to a scam of epic proportions.
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    • 31 min
    2. Witness protection

    2. Witness protection

    Bobby finds his way back into Kirat's life, and their relationship grows closer – with devastating consequences. Meanwhile, Alexi investigates the sophistication of the catfishing scam. 
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    • 41 min
    3. Confession

    3. Confession

    Bobby is now closer than ever – and yet he keeps slipping through Kirat's grasp. After being pushed to breaking point, she makes the life changing decision to confront him – and discovers the truth...
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    • 43 min
    4: Dark triads

    4: Dark triads

    Kirat deals with the fallout from the confession. Alexi’s investigation reveals the startling true beginnings of the scam, as he tries to unravel the catfisher's motivation.
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    • 40 min
    5. (In)justice

    5. (In)justice

    After the confession, Kirat goes to the police. But their reaction to her case isn’t what she’s expecting. Plus: Alexi tries a new approach with the catfisher...
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    • 33 min
    6. Motive

    6. Motive

    Free to listen. In the final episode of Sweet Bobby, Kirat’s case against the catfisher takes an unexpected turn. As Alexi is putting the finishing touches to the series, he gets a phone call that changes everything.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
454 Ratings

454 Ratings

Ferrara86 ,

Brave, vulnerable and courageous

You have no idea how many people you’ve impacted sharing your story. I also hope this is a catalyst for creating laws that will hold people accountable for catfishing and online manipulation and online violence.
Hope you’re doing well, Kirrat. Sending you love from Canada.

Rob@SFU ,

Intriguing story, well Written and produced

I applaud Kirat in sharing this deeply personal story. At one point Kirat refers to herself as a “loser”, she’s absolutely not a loser, but an incredibly brave soul willing to share her story with the world. I truly hopes she gets some closure in this sordid tale. Thank you Kirat. And I’m so sorry for everything “Bobby” did to you over all those years.

PoppyEcho ,

Important change

Since this event, coercive control has become a crime in the UK. I don’t know if it can be applied retroactively

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