The Los Angeles Times


The story of how a parent teacher association head was allegedly framed for possession of hard drugs by parents with a grudge. The story seems at times to be straight out of a legal procedural TV show – one of the accused writes self-published crime novels in which she imagines ingeniously executed crimes, a firefighter lover arrives at the accused’s house for a tryst at the same time as the police and has to make a hasty exit – and yet it is not.

Dirty John

The strange and grim story of an online romance on an over-50s dating site that quickly progressed to marriage, and then went to much darker places as the story of ‘Filthy’ John Meehan unravelled. The deep-dive piece is accompanied by a six part podcast.