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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    • Documentary
    • 4.6 • 39.8K 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.

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

    Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_DirtyJohn

    • 4 min
    Wondery presents Kamala: Next In Line

    Wondery presents Kamala: Next In Line

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    If she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she?

    Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment. 

    • 6 min
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John”

    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John”

    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”

    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John”

    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"

    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John"

    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

    Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

    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

4.6 out of 5
39.8K Ratings

39.8K Ratings

kobe4ever&ever ,

Vivid!

Love this show!

Coralovey ,

Fascinating

I can’t stop listening to this show but I cannot believe just how stupid this woman is! For the love of god there has never been a more reckless, and desperate woman. I could chalk it up to her being naive at first but after she found out about his past.... it’s pretty frustrating to listen to. It’s hard to believe that such a smart and successful woman can be so careless . It is extremely difficult to not blame this woman for endangering her children and herself.

habiti please ,

Great Podcast

Debra and her mother are so desperate for affection romantic or nonromantic they put it over their family. They blame it on being Christian. I’m glad the younger generation was smart. Yes Debra was brainwashed but she put her ENTIRE family in harms way for the attention of a homeless man.

God bless her family and I hope Debra grows some self esteem (from a domestic violence child, so this especially mad me angry)

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