Can I tell you a secret?

Can I tell you a secret?

By The Guardian

It starts the same way... A seemingly innocent message from someone who appears to be a young woman: ‘Can I tell you a secret?’ But as this six-part podcast explores, people are rarely their true selves online – and one man took it much further. What happened when this cyberstalker wreaked havoc across the internet and ruined people’s lives. And why did he do it?Can I Tell You A Secret - a Guardian podcast series about obsession, fear, and the lives we lead online

Episodes

Can I tell you a secret? Ben Roberts-Smith v the media – podcast trailer

We wanted to tell you about another Guardian podcast series from our colleagues in Australia. Australia’s most decorated living soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith, is suing three of the country’s most trusted newspapers for defamation over articles he says falsely accuse him of war crimes. Whatever the outcome, the ramifications will be immense for public interest journalism, Australia’s military and a man venerated as a modern-day war hero. Search for ‘Ben Roberts-Smith v the media’, wherever you get your podcasts
04/05/23·58s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode seven: an update

Guardian producer Lucy Hough and reporter Matthew Weaver give an update on the outcome of Matthew Hardy’s appeal
10/10/22·10m 48s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode six: the winding clock

As the years tick by, journalist Sirin Kale speaks to victims and those who know Matthew to ask whether his stalking will ever truly end
23/09/22·32m 31s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode five: a mother’s love

Journalist Sirin Kale meets Matthew’s mother to uncover more about his past, and find out what might have motivated him to cyberstalk his victims for so many years
23/09/22·42m 22s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode four: a reckoning

Matthew’s victims come face to face with him as an attempt is made to stop his torment once and for all
23/09/22·39m 45s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode three: the man upstairs

Who is Matthew? Journalist Sirin Kale looks for clues about who this cyberstalker really is and why he creates chaos and fear in so many people’s lives
23/09/22·34m 38s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode two: the widening circle

As the cyberstalker spreads his net wider, anyone could be a target. The fast-changing world of social media creates new opportunities for him to find more victims. Only now, someone is watching him …
23/09/22·39m 11s

Can I tell you a secret? Episode one: the beginning

Guardian journalist Sirin Kale takes us to a small town in the north of England to uncover how one man began a decade of cyberstalking
23/09/22·33m 52s

The Guardian’s new investigative podcast: Can I Tell You A Secret? – trailer

It starts the same way … A seemingly innocent message from someone who appears to be a young woman: ‘Can I tell you a secret?’ But as this six-part investigative podcast explores, people are rarely their true selves online – and one man took it much further. What happened when this cyberstalker wreaked havoc across the internet and ruined people’s lives for over a decade? And why did he do it? Can I Tell You A Secret? is a Guardian podcast series about obsession, fear and the lives we lead online. Coming soon: search wherever you get your podcasts
06/09/22·1m 23s
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