10 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 • 198 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 8: The Mature Student

    Episode 8: The Mature Student

    In the past few months Kat Denkinson and Sue Perkins have uncovered all kinds of evidence from victims of Carrie Jade’s antics, but there are still some stories which have not yet been told. In episode 8 they take a deeper look at her past and fill in some of the blanks in the story of her life in Ireland.
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    • 28 min
    Episode 7: Sadie

    Episode 7: Sadie

    2022 Carrie Jade Williams disappeared after the lies she told unravelled online. Then, 4 months after our last episode, an email “I’ve just come across your podcast as this woman has been in our community...she has been exposed as a fake person yesterday…"
    Sue Perkins and Katherine Denkinson are back with an update on the mysterious life of Carrie Jade Williams and her multiple identities, as the investigation continues to uncover the ramifications that Carrie’s lies are having on families. Kat and Sue discuss how the increasing costs, pressures and problems relating to childcare provision might be allowing Carrie to continue to tell her bold lies, with a new identity.
    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

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    • 35 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

Duncanomics ,

Wonderful! Binge Alert

Just finished episode 1 and am all about this content, narration, and knack for telling a story just right. This is a binger!

SomethingPeachy ,

Awesome Show!!!

I really loved this series. It is very heartbreaking to hear all of the pain that Samantha caused and the pain she personally went through in her life. I think the hosts did a wonderful job of balancing compassion for her pain with an immense amount of compassion and anger for the victims she hurt.

It was interesting to dive into Carrie Jade’s story and the other identities she inhabited. The storytelling in this podcast was wonderfully done. I very much enjoyed the narration, music, and transitions throughout the podcast. Sue Perkins is a great narrator.

I hope that Samantha is caught and held accountable for her crimes and the people she hurt. I really feel for their pain, the children who were affected especially because we may never know what impact she had on them, while also feeling for her loss and her story. I hope she gets the psychiatric help she needs and the victims get support in their journeys of recovering from the trauma she has caused them. ❤️

Mary12366 ,

Interesting material but not interesting

It seems like they did some investigation but it’s hard to see it, overall this just feels really thin and surface level. It could have been one long episode but for the narrator’s frequent interruptions to make sure she is Saying The Right Things. Which is fine, it just shouldn’t be the focus over the story.
I made it into but not out of episode 6 so maybe it ends in a way that’s worth it.

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