Sweet Bobby

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Tortoise Media

Sweet Bobby

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Description

Kirat is a successful radio presenter. On Facebook she meets Bobby, a handsome cardiologist. He’s a catch. Soon, they get tangled up in a love affair full of lies and manipulation. Then... Kirat discovers a deception of almost unimaginable proportions.From the makers of Finding Q, this is Sweet Bobby. A live investigation, in six parts, in search of one of the world's most sophisticated catfishers. To get early, ad-free access to each episode, join Tortoise Media. For a 30-day free trial, just download the app: https://torto.se/3lJbRn7. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Fiona Sturges - Financial Times - Nov 7, 2022

"Sweet Bobby isn’t your regular true crime podcast. For starters, there’s no corpse, which is both a rarity and a relief. This is an extraordinary story that is made even more powerful by Mostrous’s empathetic and wide-ranging reporting."

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Score: 5

Julie Bindel - The Guardian - Jan 2, 2022

"...breathtaking extent of the con was exposed as a result of Assi’s angry determination. She remains the very opposite of the stereotype of a naive victim – she is razor sharp, witty and has an easy charm."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier - The Guardian - Dec 24, 2021

"This initially shocking, consistently riveting series chronicles one such outrageous deception...disturbing and distinctly modern criminal activity."

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Score: 5

Hannah Tomes - The Spectator - Dec 11, 2021

"In a storytelling masterclass Alexi Mostrous walks the listener through an extraordinary case of catfishing. Mostrous is a gifted and empathetic storyteller: he knows how, when, and the amount of information to give the listener at any one time. Kirat’s voice cracking as she recounts the moment she realised she’d lost the past decade of her life to a fantasy is almost unbearable to hear. I feel no shame in saying it brought me to tears."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Oct 13, 2021

"...gripping tale of complex online catfishery. It is mad, this show, and I found myself shouting at the air on occasion, frustrated that Kirat didn’t just cut all ties with this online idiot. But then I’m an impatient, suspicious person. Despite my frustration, Sweet Bobby is a show I will definitely follow until the end. Fake Bobby has pulled me in too…"

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