8 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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    • 4.6 • 174 Ratings

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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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    7. Bonus episode: Questions, and answers

    7. Bonus episode: Questions, and answers

    Since the series finished, so many listeners have written to Alexi and Kirat with burning questions. In this bonus episode, they sit down in the studio and answer them. What did the Skype voice sound like? Did the catfisher have burner phones? How did the WhatsApp group work?

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

JeninIreland ,

Insane story

Kirat is so brave to share this awful story. Heartbreaking and you can’t even grasp the impact this must have had.

Ianmol86 ,

Excellent podcast, great story telling

I really enjoyed how the creator has told this story. He doesn’t over dramatise events or hold the listener in suspense for the sake of it. Instead he treats the listener as a real person and tells a very interesting and crazy story is a natural but well executed manner. Super job, can’t wait for the next episode!

Shylock73 ,

Unmissable! THE Podcast of 2021!

The most incredible fact about this Podcast is the fact that the story is true! You could not make this up. Great credit is due to Kirat for sharing her horrendous experience and to Alexi for giving her a voice. The justice system needs to change and fast to address this relatively new form of on-line abuse.

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