Sweet Bobby

Sweet Bobby

By Tortoise Media

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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Episodes

Introducing... Persona: The French Deception

Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception - the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now - the golden age of scammers - and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away? For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app: wondery.fm/SB_Persona See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/224m 33s

Introducing... Scamfluencers from Wondery

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.
11/04/225m 38s

Introducing... Left to Die

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.
16/03/224m 6s

6. Motive

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.
02/12/2143m 24s

5. (In)justice

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.
25/11/2133m 30s

4: Dark triads

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.
18/11/2140m 1s

3. Confession

Bobby is now closer than ever – and yet he keeps slipping through Kirat's grasp. After being pushed to breaking point, she makes the life changing decision to confront him – and discovers the truth...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.
11/11/2143m 37s

2. Witness protection

Bobby finds his way back into Kirat's life, and their relationship grows closer – with devastating consequences. Meanwhile, Alexi investigates the sophistication of the catfishing scam. 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.
04/11/2141m 32s

1. Sliding doors

Kirat is a successful marketer and radio presenter. Online, she’s contacted by a man she vaguely knows called Bobby, and they start chatting. Slowly, they become close… and she’s reeled in to a scam of epic proportions.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.
27/10/2131m 11s

Introducing: Sweet Bobby

Premiering 28 October, 2021. How much do you know about the person you love? From the makers of Finding Q, Sweet Bobby is 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 information.
18/10/211m 29s
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