Dirty John

Dirty John

Los Angeles Times | Wondery

Society & Culture

12 episodes

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, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.


  • 25 MAY 2021
    L.A. Times presents The Trials of Frank Carson, from Christopher Goffard, creator of "Dirty John" and "Detective Trapp"
    6m 11s

    One lawyer saw a broken system. But the system saw a vigilante killer. From Christopher Goffard, the Los Angeles Times reporter and host behind the hit podcasts ‘Dirty John’ and ‘Detective Trapp,’ comes a new eight-episode true crime podcas...

  • 21 NOV 2018
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John" Part 3
    10m 48s

    In the last of three special episodes, Alexandra Cunningham, showrunner of the new Bravo series, offers insight into how she approached the writing of the show and its titular psychopath. Jeffrey Reiner, who directed all eight episodes, dis...

  • 19 NOV 2018
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John" Part 2
    14m 6s

    In the second of three special episodes, Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville”) talks about playing Debra Newell in the new Bravo series, and why the story feels timely. Julia Garner and Juno Temple, who play Newell’s daughters...

  • 14 NOV 2018
    Bonus Episode: Inside the TV Series "Dirty John" Part 1
    15m 47s

    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. “Dirty John” premieres on...

  • 16 JAN 2018
    Dirty John: Live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel | 7
    1h 19m 59s

    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 Christopher Goffard, Debra and Terra Newell, and John Meehan’s first wife. Plus, a panel on...

  • 08 OCT 2017
    Terra | 6
    40m 35s

    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. But Terra is preoccupied by a cou...

  • 07 OCT 2017
    Escape | 5
    47m 6s

    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 her painful isolation...

  • 05 OCT 2017
    Forgiveness | 4
    42m 20s

    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 has explanations for the accusatio...

  • 04 OCT 2017
    Filthy | 3
    46m 43s

    Debra grapples with the question, “Who did I marry?” The story of John’s mysterious past unfolds through the eyes of his sisters, his law-school housemate, his ex-wife, and an Ohio cop who hunted him. The origins of John’s nickname are reve...

  • 02 OCT 2017
    Newlyweds | 2
    36m 9s

    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 and confronts him with what he fin...

  • 02 OCT 2017
    The Real Thing | 1
    39m 31s

    Debra Newell, an interior designer in Southern California, meets John Meehan on an over-50 dating site. His profile looks exciting: Anesthesiologist, divorced, Christian. She falls in love fast. But her children dislike him and warn her tha...

  • 11 SEP 2017
    Introducing Dirty John
    2m 57s

    A true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https...