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Dirty John: the hit podcast changing our queasy relationship with true crime

It’s a love story that begins with an autopsy report, a description of a corpse mangled by 13 stab-wounds. Before we learn whose body it is, or how their death came about, we are guided through a harrowing tale of manipulation, deceit and abuse.

Dirty John, a new collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and audio producer Wondery, has become one of the most talked-about true crime stories of the year.

Across six instalments, Pulitzer-nominated journalist Christopher Goffard tells the story of Debra Newell, a successful Californian interior designer seduced by John Meehan, a violent con-artist described by one lawyer as “evil incarnate”.

Newell, a four-time divorcee, met Meehan through an online dating site. He claimed to be a devout Christian, attending the same church as her. Just days after they met, he told her he loved her; they married in secret two months later. But Newell’s children knew something was wrong

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/dirty-john-true-story-behind-hit-podcast-changing-queasy-relationship/

Dirty John: the hit podcast changing our queasy relationship with …

It’s a love story that begins with an autopsy report, a description of a corpse mangled by 13 stab-wounds. Before we learn whose body it is, or how their death came about, we are guided through a harrowing tale of manipulation, deceit and abuse.

Dirty John, a new collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and audio producer Wondery, has become one of the most talked-about true crime stories of the year.

Across six instalments, Pulitzer-nominated journalist Christopher Goffard tells the story of Debra Newell, a successful Californian interior designer seduced by John Meehan, a violent con-artist described by one lawyer as “evil incarnate”.

Newell, a four-time divorcee, met Meehan through an online dating site. He claimed to be a devout Christian, attending the same church as her. Just days after they met, he told her he loved her; they married in secret two months later. But Newell’s children knew something was wrong

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/dirty-john-true-story-behind-hit-podcast-changing-queasy-relationship/

Here’s Pictures Of Every Major Player From True Crime Podcast ‘Dirty John’

Chances are (well, obviously if you’re currently reading this) you’re well on the obsession train when it comes to everyones new true crime podcast fave, Dirty John

The dark story centers around Debra Newell, who meets and marries John Meehan after meeting him on a dating site. We don’t want to spoil the rest for you (but also, if you’re not at least a few eps in at this point – why are you here) but basically let’s just say shit gets super fucked up, and John is in no way the charming and wholesome guy he appears to be.

If you’ve been listening you’re probably quite involved with the various players – especially the Newell family, who frequently feature in interviews. Well, we’ve rounded up pics of everyone so you can finally put faces to the names.

JOHN MEEHAN

You’ve probably seen pics of

Read more at: https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/dirty-john-podcast-photos/

‘Dirty John’: LA Times True Crime Podcast Series is an Eerie, Timely Storytelling Experiment

The mere fact that “Dirty John” exists proves that John Michael Meehan is not the man we hear that he claimed to be. It’s part of the true crime series dilemma, knowing that the very fact that this story is being told means that trouble is on the way. But rather than approach the lives and times of “Dirty John” in a by-the-book manner, this long-form hybrid is another worthy addition to the ranks of true crime obsessions.

Meehan is the subject of the seven-part podcast feature series, produced by the LA Times and distributed by Wondery, that looks at an unsettling past through the lens of his relationship with Debra Newell, a successful interior designer who made her home at different locations across southern California before and after meeting Meehan. As the story of Meehan’s past unfolds, the audience learns the truth along with

Read more at: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/dirty-john-podcast-review-la-times-series-true-crime-1201883445/

‘Dirty John’ Podcast Review: LA Times Series an Eerie Story …

The mere fact that “Dirty John” exists proves that John Michael Meehan is not the man we hear that he claimed to be. It’s part of the true crime series dilemma, knowing that the very fact that this story is being told means that trouble is on the way. But rather than approach the lives and times of “Dirty John” in a by-the-book manner, this long-form hybrid is another worthy addition to the ranks of true crime obsessions.

Meehan is the subject of the seven-part podcast feature series, produced by the LA Times and distributed by Wondery, that looks at an unsettling past through the lens of his relationship with Debra Newell, a successful interior designer who made her home at different locations across southern California before and after meeting Meehan. As the story of Meehan’s past unfolds, the audience learns the truth along with

Read more at: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/dirty-john-podcast-review-la-times-series-true-crime-1201883445/

The Grisly Murder That Launched a Podcast Star

Dan Zupansky was underwhelmed when he met Sidney Teerhuis in jail. Teerhuis was overweight, had a face scarred by acne, and spoke with a high, hectoring voice. He was in prison for committing a vicious murder and dismemberment, but to Zupansky he looked like Drew Carey wearing a jumpsuit. 

The two were meeting in the visitor’s room of the Winnipeg Remand Centre on March 9, 2004 in Canada’s midwestern province of Manitoba. They exchanged greetings and quietly sat face-to-face on hard plastic benches on either side of a Plexiglas wall. Zupansky, then 44 and a handsome man with short hair brushed back with a comb, was wondering about the psychological makeup of the person sitting across from him. Eight months earlier, at the age of 33, Teerhuis had stabbed another man 68 times, dismembered the body, and disposed of the organs so thoroughly that they were never found. Teerhuis was in prison awaiting trial for the crime, and he likewise wondered about his visitor – what kind of person puts himself

Read more at: http://narrative.ly/the-grisly-murder-that-launched-a-podcast-star/

Hear the trailer for new true crime podcast exploring the Atlanta Child Murders

Following the success of Tenderfoot TV’s Up and Vanished, the team behind the true crime podcast is joining forces with veteran podcasting company HowStuffWorks for a new series that will explore a nearly 40-year-old murder case.

Atlanta Monster will take a closer look at the Atlanta Child Murders, a horrifying moment in history when a series of killings claimed the lives of 28 young victims, mostly male and all African American, from 1979 to 1981. Following a massive manhunt, investigators arrested a local 23-year-old man named Wayne Williams, who was subsequently convicted of two adult murders and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Williams has not been tried or convicted for a number of child murders that police have attributed to him, and he maintains his innocence to those cases.

The podcast, set to premiere later this year, will re-interview a number of witnesses, and feature conversations

Read more at: http://ew.com/podcasts/2017/09/08/atlanta-child-murders-podcast-payne-lindsey-howstuffworks/

Backstory: The making of the Trace podcast investigating the cold case murder of Maria James

The ABC’s first true-crime podcast, Trace, is a deep-dive into the 37-year-old cold case murder of Melbourne bookshop owner, Maria James. Creator and presenter, Rachael Brown, discusses the challenges of the investigation, what she’s learnt about podcasting and why Trace has resonated with the audience.

New to Trace?

Revisit the details of Maria James’ unsolved murder and the two sons who have never had closure.

How did Trace come about?

My friend and fellow journalist, Kerri Ritchie, who’d previously covered the cold case, passed on a whisper she’d heard that an electrician had seen a man covered in blood near the murder scene.

I was curious as to why this had never been publicly reported, especially given this suspect, identified by a witness as local priest Father Anthony Bongiorno, had a strong motive.

He was accused of molesting Maria James’s 11-year-old son, Adam.

I felt a podcast would be a powerful medium

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/radio/2017-09-03/the-making-of-trace-podcast/8860872

“What’s Your Podcast Pleasure?” Labor Day Listening Suggestions

I’ve also been the recipient of the side-eye from folks who have listened to podcasts since they began cropping up and regard me as a dinosaur. The act of creating podcasts, “podcasting”, was first known as “audioblogging” and its genesis predates to late 2004. There are currently hundreds of thousands of podcasts (and counting!) to listen to if you’re an English speaker whose other senses need a break. My own interests vary from true crime (i.e. Sword and Scale, Criminal, White Wine True Crime) to reality TV-related interviews and recaps combined with light chitchat that distracts me from national news (Watch What Crappens, Reality Life with Kate Casey, Adderall and Compliments, Realizing Stuff with Kara and Ryan, Emotionally Broken Psychos, Feathers In My Hair, Reality Checked with Amy Phillips on Radio Andy, Sirius XM).

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whats-your-podcast-pleasure-labor-day-listening_us_59a9bb3fe4b0c50640cd5f35

True-crime podcast has a local flavor – The Register

Attention true crime fans: A podcast is set to debut Friday that may strike a chord with Lane County residents.

And for some, the stories may hit close to home.

The podcast, “Small Town Dicks,” tells real-life crime stories in 13 individual episodes, some of which are based on crimes that occurred in the Eugene-Springfield area. The names of everyone associated with the crimes have been changed. Victim’s families and relatives of suspects will speak but not be identified by name.

Set in the fictitious community of “Small Town, U.S.A.,” the podcast features new details and behind-the-scenes perspectives from those who were involved in the cases, including police officers.

The show could be the next in a line of popular true crime podcasts — an audio broadcast on the Internet — following such hits as “My Favorite Murder” and “Serial.”

For

Read more at: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35885052-75/true-crime-podcast-has-a-local-flavor.html.csp