I’m a huge fan of podcasts. And recently I’ve been binge-listening to crime podcasts. This week I caught up on the strange but compelling series, called Finding Emma Fillipof, where a then 26-year-old Emma is last seen standing barefoot outside a hotel in Candana in November. She still hasn’t been found. While looking for more, I stumbled across Dirty John, which is being dubbed “the best podcast since Serial”. And that’s a lot to live up to because Serial is the golden standard.
Dirty John follows the story of Debrah Newell an interior decorator who falls in love with John Mehaan an anesthesiologist after meeting on a dating site. John turns out to be one of the creepiest significant others ever.
This 6 part series will make you wonder about every bad date you’ve ever been on. You’ll be hooked from the first minute and unlike Serial, you’ll be left with no questions. Dirty John wraps up the entire story which is satisfying as many podcasts leave you hanging.
One thing that did put me off was the ads during the podcasts. Hire the right person using the promo code Dirty John… umm OK.
Here are some reactions from Twitter so far
It is a gripping story but you will have a lot of “Noooo, don’t do it” moments.
can't talk, staying up all night listening to Dirty John pic.twitter.com/OTCr4kHbvY
— Liz (@xofzil) October 10, 2017
— Sarah A (@_SarahAir) October 12, 2017
This is an hardly original thought,
but LATimes' Dirty John series is the best true crime podcast I've heard.https://t.co/Gu6CC43jF4
— norm lebus (@romelwilliams) October 11, 2017
Am I going to stay up too late listening to Dirty John? Yes. Am I going to regret it? Probably. Can I stop right now? Definitely not.
— Bex (@sbex_48) October 11, 2017