8 episodes

Carrie Jade Does Not Exist is the story of how one woman, who took on over six different identities, infiltrated the lives of vulnerable people, and lied her way into gaining their trust. This six-part series hosted by Sue Perkins and journalist Katherine Denkinson will tell the story of how Carrie built up a picture-perfect persona and scammed her way into the literary world until she finally got tangled up in her very own web of lies.
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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 530 Ratings

Carrie Jade Does Not Exist is the story of how one woman, who took on over six different identities, infiltrated the lives of vulnerable people, and lied her way into gaining their trust. This six-part series hosted by Sue Perkins and journalist Katherine Denkinson will tell the story of how Carrie built up a picture-perfect persona and scammed her way into the literary world until she finally got tangled up in her very own web of lies.
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    Episode 6: Finding Samantha

    Episode 6: Finding Samantha

    In 2022, Carrie Jade Williams disappeared out of sight. After years of travelling around Ireland befriending and then scamming vulnerable women, Kat's investigation came out and Carrie Jade's house of cards fell apart. So... where is "Carrie Jade" now?
    In this episode, Sue Perkins and Katherine Denkinson speak to some of the people who knew Carrie Jade the best and then they try to hear her side of the story...
    To keep up with the podcast, follow us on social media @carriejadepod and If you have a story to share, email us at carriejadedoesnotexist@gmail.com
    If you need support, here are some resources
    For mental health support: https://www.mind.org.uk 
    For mental health support, call the Samaritans: 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help 
    For child loss: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ 
    For grief support: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/support-services/helpline/ 
    For more information on Huntington's: https://www.hda.org.uk/

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    • 45 min
    Episode 5: The Fraud

    Episode 5: The Fraud

    Sue Perkins and Katherine Denkinson delve into Carrie Jade's mysterious life to find out what compels a compulsive liar and investigate the ramifications that Carrie's lies had on the people who once trusted her.
    To keep up with the podcast, follow us on social media @carriejadepod and If you have a story to share, email us at carriejadedoesnotexist@gmail.com
    The finale of Carrie Jade Does Not Exist comes out on Thursday 30th November.


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    • 33 min
    Were there other women?

    Were there other women?

    Since releasing the first episodes of Carrie Jade Does Not Exist, we've heard a variety of unaired stories about Samantha and her many different lives, but could there be even more to the story than we can see? If so, we want you to get in touch.
    To keep up with the podcast, follow us on social media @carriejadepod and If you have a story to share, email us at carriejadedoesnotexist@gmail.com
    New episodes on Tuesdays & Thursdays


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    • 1 min
    Episode 4: The Mother

    Episode 4: The Mother

    So far we've met Lucy Fitzwilliam the therapist, Carrie Jade the activist, Lucy Hart the au pair, Claudia Bronwyn the bridesmaid, and Rebecca Fitzgerald the autism therapist. But before all of these identities, there was just one woman, Samantha. 
    In this episode, Sue Perkins and Katherine Denkinson uncover the true story of Samantha Cookes, a woman whose life was changed by an unimaginable tragedy.
    To keep up with the podcast, follow us on social media @carriejadepod and If you have a story to share, email us at carriejadedoesnotexist@gmail.com
    New episodes on Tuesdays & Thursdays
    If you need support, here are some resources
    For mental health support: https://www.mind.org.uk 
    For mental health support, call the Samaritans: 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help 
    For child loss: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ 
    For grief support: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/support-services/helpline/ 
    For more information on Huntingtons: https://www.hda.org.uk/

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    • 28 min
    Episode 3: The Surrogate

    Episode 3: The Surrogate

    When Lucy Hart, a smiley 26-year-old from the UK arrived in Tullamore Ireland in 2014, she seemed like the perfect au pair. But the truth behind Lucy's life before she became an au pair spanned two countries, three children and a long history of lies.
    In this episode, Sue Perkins and Katherine Denkinson hear stories from the women who hired Lucy to look after their children and dive deep into a story stranger and darker than anybody could have predicted to investigate the woman behind the identity of Lucy Hart.
    To keep up with the podcast, follow us on social media @carriejadepod and If you have a story to share, email us at carriejadedoesnotexist@gmail.com
    New episodes on Tuesdays & Thursdays
    If you need support, here are some resources
    For mental health support: https://www.mind.org.uk 
    For mental health support, call the Samaritans: 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help 
    For child loss: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ 
    For grief support: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/support-services/helpline/ 
    For more information on Huntingtons: https://www.hda.org.uk/


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    • 26 min
    Episode 2: The Therapist

    Episode 2: The Therapist

    Who would you entrust your children with? How would you feel if you found out that the woman looking after your kids wasn't qualified to provide the therapy she claimed to be an expert in?
    In this episode, Sue Perkins and Katherine Denkinson meet Lucy and Rebecca, mysterious child therapists who moved to small towns in Ireland claiming to be therapists for disabled children. But Lucy and Rebeca weren't who they said they were, and the story behind the 'therapy' they provided was much darker than anybody could have predicted.
    To keep up with the podcast, follow us on social media @carriejadepod and If you have a story to share, email us at carriejadedoesnotexist@gmail.com
    New episodes on Tuesdays & Thursdays
    If you need support, here are some resources
    For mental health support: https://www.mind.org.uk 
    For mental health support, call the Samaritans: 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help 
    For child loss: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ 
    For grief support: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/support-services/helpline/ 
    For more information on Huntington's: https://www.hda.org.uk/


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
530 Ratings

530 Ratings

Colesy2 ,

A story that needs to be told

Well done ladies, enjoyed this intriguing and well produced story. I don’t doubt that there will be an update soon as I am sure that this tale has not yet ended.

katieastrophe ,

Intriguing story but poor storytelling

Intriguing story but poor storytelling. I worry, too, about the impact that sensationalism like this will have on people who are genuinely disabled, trying to be believed.

natalie.hicks ,

Gripping and intriguing - a look into who Carrie Jade could be

As someone who came across Carrie Jade’s moving story on TikTok and was appalled by how someone could treat a disabled person. I was then surprised to find out about the history of this individual. Initially I was sceptical that Carrie Jade could possibly have been the same person and also I was so sure that Carrie Jade couldn't possibly have created such an elaborate ruse.
I was very wrong.
More information emerged about Carrie, and it all became a lot of unsubstantiated gossip and unclear what was actually true. It was important not to be swept up in the hysteria or participate in a witch hunt.
Then this podcast was released. Well! This changed the landscape on everything we know about this young woman who seems o have fascinated half of Britain and Ireland! The podcast couldn't be released quick enough and I found myself listening while cleaning and actually desperate for the next on to be released.
Carrie has done so much in her adult life which is concerning and she has put so many in danger. Safeguarding concerns should have been raised but she appeared trustworthy. She shows us a cautionary tale on why we always follow procedure.
Listen to this if you work with children, vulnerable people or in health. It will open your eyes.

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