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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    • 4.5 • 8 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

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ntokozo92 ,

Intriguing, heart wrenching and moving.

I was hooked from the start and found this to be a case where the law needs to catch up with societal and technological developments. My heart goes out to the victim and her family. My hope is that her dreams as they still stand, come true. Solid and humane reporting, taking time to reveal the human behind the story. A solid 5 star!

Ndebeledoll ,

Severe and persistent danger

I hope SB gets the psychiatric assistance she so evidently needs, or that law enforcement steps in to prevent her from defrauding and abusing other unsuspecting victims. She and her lawyers have no right to hide behind their ‘familial’ excuses. Or maybe she’ll meet her superior who will utterly destroy her. She is a clear and present danger to all of those who are unsuspecting, whose behaviour will only continue to escalate. Kirat, you have no reason to feel shame; you have lived to warn others. Please consider filing a civil lawsuit against SB and her family for severe psychiatric abuse, defamation and ongoing harm. You have endured complex trauma and abuse.

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