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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    • 4.5, 139 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.

    LA Times Presents It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders.

    LA Times Presents It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders.

    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

    • 4 min
    Introducing Motive for Murder

    Introducing Motive for Murder

    Motive for Murder is a new podcast from Dateline NBC.

    Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find the killer by unmasking the motive. Subscribe to Motive for Murder now: https://link.chtbl.com/Z4hAqqWp?sid=dirtyjohn.

    • 4 min
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 3

    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 3

    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.

    • 10 min
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 2

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

    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.

    • 14 min
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John" | 1

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

    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.




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    • 15 min
    Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel | 7

    Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel | 7

    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.

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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

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It’s almost surreal, and that’s why it deserved to be made

Some people here are complaining about the truthfulness or realism of the show. I don’t share the same view. Why would anyone make a true crime podcast series if the circumstances are not special?

Debbie’s family is a little weird, I agree. But they’re real, and they HAVE been through all of that. If they’re a bit insane, yeah, the whole thing is.

Listen to the first episode, it’s well made and very intriguing. There’s one specific (and crucial) mystery that lasts for the entire series. Check it out for yourself :)

IdaHanson ,

Horrible voices

The podcast is so good!
But I Can’t stand the way the “kids” talk. like.. I mean like.. like.. Spoken like everything is a question! Coming from Scandinavia, this is the sort of voice/accent that I (and every other scando) connect with US stupidity🙈 They should definitely had have some actresses to do their voices!

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