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Brought me to tears: Tortoise Media’s Sweet Bobby podcast reviewed

In a storytelling masterclass Alexi Mostrous walks the listener through an extraordinary case of catfishing

Having Kirat Assi play a central role in the podcast is a masterful stroke. Photograph: Andrew Testa for Tortoise Media

Eleven years ago, Kirat Assi received a message on Facebook from a man named Bobby. There was a family connection — he was the elder brother of her second cousin’s boyfriend, who had recently passed away. Bobby wanted a shoulder to cry on, someone to speak to as he processed the grief of losing a sibling.

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