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.
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We are partnering with Wondery, so that we can continue to bring our listeners brilliant investigations like Sweet Bobby. Tortoise is built for and with our members, and you can join us to get access to more of our stories, contribute to our investigations and join us for exclusive newsroom events, using the code Sweet50 at www.tortoisemedia.com/invite Introducing Scamfluencers: You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic healers to trusted financial insiders to experts in dating. They cast spells over millions. Why do we believe them, and how does our culture allow them to thrive? From Black Swan Murder to a fake social media influencer to an audacious Hollywood Ponzi schemer, each season will take the listener along the twists and turns, the impact on victims, and what’s left when the facade falls away. Listen to Scamfluencers: wondery.fm/SB_Scamfluencers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11 April Finished
From the makers of Sweet Bobby comes Left to Die. When Islamist insurgents attacked a town in Mozambique in March 2021, civilians and foreign contractors raced to a local hotel for safety. Over three agonising days, they waited for a rescue. But no one came. In this extraordinary story of extremism, corruption and bravery, Tortoise journalist Basia Cummings investigates what happened at the Amarula Hotel, and speaks to the people who were trapped inside – and made it out alive. Listen to all episodes by clicking the link: https://podfollow.com/1575743851 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Free to listen. In the final episode of Sweet Bobby, Kirat’s case against the catfisher takes an unexpected turn. As Alexi is putting the finishing touches to the series, he gets a phone call that changes everything. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 December 2021 Finished
After the confession, Kirat goes to the police. But their reaction to her case isn’t what she’s expecting. Plus: Alexi tries a new approach with the catfisher... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 November 2021 Finished
Kirat deals with the fallout from the confession. Alexi’s investigation reveals the startling true beginnings of the scam, as he tries to unravel the catfisher's motivation. To get early, ad-free access to each Sweet Bobby episode, become a Tortoise member. Just download the app: https://torto.se/3lJbRn7. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 November 2021 Finished