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Dirty John

12 EpisodesProduced by L.A. Times | WonderyWebsite

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, d… read more

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Introducing Dirty John

September 11th, 2017

2:57

A true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. …

The Real Thing | 1

October 2nd, 2017

39:31

Episode 1: Debra Newell, an interior designer in Southern California, meets John Meehan on an over-50 dating site. His profile looks exciting: …

Newlyweds | 2

October 2nd, 2017

36:09

Episode 2: After an intruder appears in John and Debra’s livingroom, John insists that they install security cameras. Debra begins to wonder whether he is spying on her. Her nephew, Shad, looks into John’s background …

Filthy | 3

October 4th, 2017

46:43

Episode 3: Debra grapples with the question, “Who did I marry?” The story of John’s mysterious past unfolds through the eyes of his sisters, his …

Forgiveness | 4

October 5th, 2017

42:20

Episode 4: Debra is in hiding, living out of hotels and disguising herself with a wig. Debra fears she will meet the fate of her sister Cindi, who was killed by her husband as she tried to escape a bad marriage. John …

Escape | 5

October 7th, 2017

47:06

Episode 5: John finds a lawyer and plots to unleash a blizzard of lawsuits against his enemies, with the aim of proving to Debra that he is the victim, in case after case. The lawyer believes her life is in danger. As …

Terra | 6

October 8th, 2017

40:35

Episode 6: Jacquelyn and Terra Newell suspect that John has been watching them. When Jacquelyn tells her mother that he is in town, her mother believes she is mistaken. Jacquelyn warns Terra to carry her pocket knife. …

Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel | 7

January 16th, 2018

1:19:59

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 …

Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John" | 1

November 14th, 2018

15:47

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.

Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 2

November 19th, 2018

14:06

In the second of three special episodes, Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville”) talks about playing Debra Newell in the new Bravo …

Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series “Dirty John” | 3

November 21st, 2018

10:48

In the last of three special episodes, Alexandra Cunningham, showrunner of the new Bravo series, offers insight into how she approached the writing …

From the Creators of Dirty John: Detective Trapp with Chris Goffard

November 19th, 2019

8:33

Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop …

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