13 episodes

Shelagh Fogarty began her LBC career as a guest presenter in 2014, and her balanced and calm presenting style soon earned her a permanent role. Heartbreakingly, it was this calm approach which led to the most harrowing ordeal of Shelagh's life, when a man stalked her for nearly 2 years.
In 2017, Shelagh began to notice the same face appearing in crowds, on the tube, outside her work. She dismissed it at first, but then the appearances became more and more frequent and noticeable - he was there when she met friends, when she travelled across London, at her local train station, and even when he followed her home.??The Followers is a 5-part LBC podcast series where Shelagh talks about the disturbing stages she went through during her stalking: dismissing it, fearing it, and feeling powerless as she was forced to live a limited life. The podcast also included conversations with experts and victims, looking at how societal views, misogyny and popular media tropes may be enabling stalkers to commit crimes without intervention.?
Shelagh wanted to tell her story and to speak with various experts to understand more about obsessive and controlling behaviour, to deal with what happened to her on a personal level and to help others identify the behaviour that can lead to stalking.
All 5 episodes will be available from July 4th exclusively on Global Player. Download it now from the App store or go to https://www.globalplayer.com
If you think you or someone you know is being stalked, please call the police or the National stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300

The Followers LBC

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 215 Ratings

Shelagh Fogarty began her LBC career as a guest presenter in 2014, and her balanced and calm presenting style soon earned her a permanent role. Heartbreakingly, it was this calm approach which led to the most harrowing ordeal of Shelagh's life, when a man stalked her for nearly 2 years.
In 2017, Shelagh began to notice the same face appearing in crowds, on the tube, outside her work. She dismissed it at first, but then the appearances became more and more frequent and noticeable - he was there when she met friends, when she travelled across London, at her local train station, and even when he followed her home.??The Followers is a 5-part LBC podcast series where Shelagh talks about the disturbing stages she went through during her stalking: dismissing it, fearing it, and feeling powerless as she was forced to live a limited life. The podcast also included conversations with experts and victims, looking at how societal views, misogyny and popular media tropes may be enabling stalkers to commit crimes without intervention.?
Shelagh wanted to tell her story and to speak with various experts to understand more about obsessive and controlling behaviour, to deal with what happened to her on a personal level and to help others identify the behaviour that can lead to stalking.
All 5 episodes will be available from July 4th exclusively on Global Player. Download it now from the App store or go to https://www.globalplayer.com
If you think you or someone you know is being stalked, please call the police or the National stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300

    5. The worst happens. We need to stop stalking.

    5. The worst happens. We need to stop stalking.

    When stalkers aren't stopped, the worst can happen. We hear firsthand accounts of how serious this can become.

    I talk to the parents of Alice Ruggles - murdered by her ex-boyfriend turned stalker, and Tracey Morgan, who's life has been destroyed by a stalking campaign lasting decades.

    We hear of the threat to our safety, our lives, and how we, and the police need to change how stalking is approached.

    LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on.
    One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really?

    If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300.

    Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information:

    https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
    https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/
    https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/

    • 57 min
    4. Why won't they arrest him? Will this ever stop?

    4. Why won't they arrest him? Will this ever stop?

    "He knows everything about me, he knows where to find me no matter where I go. The police know - yet he's a free man. The walls are closing in. I'm starting to crack - I can't do this much longer."

    LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on.
    One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really?

    If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300.

    Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information:

    https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
    https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/
    https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/

    • 32 min
    3. Nowhere to hide. Am I safe?

    3. Nowhere to hide. Am I safe?

    "The nightmares are intensifying, I can't sleep properly anymore. I'm getting pains. I'm struggling to cope. And then the nightmare comes to life. He's here, the only place I have left to be safe - and he's found me. Is this the beginning of something much worse?"

    LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on.
    One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really?

    If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300.

    Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information:

    https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
    https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/
    https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/

    • 40 min
    2. Getting closer to my home. What happens next?

    2. Getting closer to my home. What happens next?

    "I've accepted I'm being stalked - but I don't know how much danger I'm in. He's following me everywhere, getting closer to my home. And if he finds out where I live, what happens then? He's sitting on the wall outside my work, clutching a bag. What is in that bag?"

    LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on.
    One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really?

    If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300.

    Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information:

    https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
    https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/
    https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/

    • 38 min
    1. Am I being stalked?

    1. Am I being stalked?

    "I keep noticing the same face in the crowd. The same face on the train. Is this a coincidence, or am I being followed? And if this guy is stalking me - what does he plan to do? Am I safe? How can I be sure?"

    LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on.
    One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really?

    If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300.

    Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information:

    https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
    https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/
    https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/

    • 28 min
    Coming Soon: The Followers

    Coming Soon: The Followers

    Shelagh Fogarty began her LBC career as a guest presenter in 2014, and her balanced and calm presenting style soon earned her a permanent role. Heartbreakingly, it was this calm approach which led to the most harrowing ordeal of Shelagh's life, when a man stalked her for nearly 2 years.
    In 2017, Shelagh began to notice the same face appearing in crowds, on the tube, outside her work. She dismissed it at first, but then the appearances became more and more frequent and noticeable - he was there when she met friends, when she travelled across London, at her local train station, and even when he followed her home.??The Followers is a 5-part LBC podcast series where Shelagh talks about the disturbing stages she went through during her stalking: dismissing it, fearing it, and feeling powerless as she was forced to live a limited life. The podcast also included conversations with experts and victims, looking at how societal views, misogyny and popular media tropes may be enabling stalkers to commit crimes without intervention.?
    Shelagh wanted to tell her story and to speak with various experts to understand more about obsessive and controlling behaviour, to deal with what happened to her on a personal level and to help others identify the behaviour that can lead to stalking.
    All 5 episodes will be available from July 4th exclusively on Global Player. Download it now from the App store or go to https://www.globalplayer.com
    If you think you or someone you know is being stalked, please call the police or the National stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

mysterymach ,

Flawed but interesting

Told in a slightly hyperbolic style, the host can't resist trotting out endless "take a listen to this witness at her utter shock" or "you can hear the panic in his voice" and i don't hear anything. I mean the revelations are unsettling, you don't have to add jewelry. Also the "chats with my producer" are quite transparently a device to shape the story, and are sort of like what true crime shows on cable rely on- a fluffy bridge to the next part of the story. All these things are needless. Its almost like they aren't really schooled in podcasting, more tv tabloid journalism. Other than these flaws, its very informative and pretty much nails Epstein and Ghislaine to the wall along with Prince Andrew. What surprises me is that they must have really thought they would get away with it.

Cl Zuzu ,

Great broadcast/podcast/podcast Must listen

This is a must listen! I enjoyed the style of John Sweeney's reporting .
He is a very gifted storyteller, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. Sweeney is succinct, thorough , thoughtful and obviously well researched on this case. He throws out information that I was unaware of despite reading so many articles and listening to several podcast regardingGuislain, Epstein and the many other major player's involved in this horrific case. Its hard to wrap my head around the fact that this went on as long as it did with so few people calling them out.
So many people listed in "little black book" that took me by surprise! makes me wonder if this was a list of clients that used them to satisfy their sadistic behaviors, or a blackmail list? Some listed there i was not surprised at all, others just blew me away.
In any case, the victim's deserve to be heard, and gain some justice and restitution for the horrors of Ghislain and others who used, abused and took away their childhood innocence.
Thank you for the time and research put into this podcast, very informative.
I look forward to hearing how this plays out. Hopefully there is a happy ending for those who have suffered so long waiting for justice.

Jambajuice89 ,

I like this podcast but I’m not downloading Global Player

Nope!

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