Dirty John is a thriller based on the story of Debra Newell, a successful interior designer who meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all of her boxes. After her family starts having conflicts with John secrets start to unfold.
True Crime stories, podcasts and documentaries are all the rage these days and the Dirty John podcast is one you can really sink your teeth into.
Christopher Goffard is a master storyteller and helps you feel that you know, understand and sympathize with Debra Newell while also igniting frustration as you listen intently to her own retelling of dancing with the devil. You’ll find characters you love, characters you hate and characters you love to hate – it’s easy to get invested as the story unfolds and you realize the interviews you’re hearing tell the horror of someone else’s reality.
Whether you binge it all at once or spread it out into daily episodes, it will feel like pulling yourself away from a good book you just don’t want to put down.
Dirty John shines an important light on the messy reality that is abuse and manipulation and leaves you unsettled at the realization that families are facing these horrors every day.
Abby grew up in the small town of Kenora, Ontario. She now works in Toronto in Brand Marketing and loves listening to podcasts that help expand her thinking outside her typical day-to-day interactions.