Sweet Bobby Fraud & Scams, Nonviolent

Hosted By: Alexi Mostrous
Produced By: Tortoise Media

Sweet Bobby is a multi-part investigation in search of one of the world’s most sophisticated catfishers. It’s a story about who we are online, and how social media can be weaponised as a tool of abuse and coercion.

Sweet Bobby Podcast Host:

Alexi Mostrous is Tortoise’s Investigations Editor. Previously, he was Head of Investigations at the Times newspaper and has been awarded three National Press Awards. Alexi has also hosted the podcasts The Missing Cryptoqueen and The Trojan Horse Affair.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Thorough Research: Listeners appreciate the depth of research undertaken by Alexi, ensuring all episodes are rich in detail and accuracy.
  • Unique Perspectives: Alexi’s investigative background allows him to bring unique perspectives and insights to each case, providing fresh angles even for seasoned true crime fans.
  • Sensitivity to Victims: The host’s sensitivity towards the victims and their families resonates with listeners, as he navigates delicate topics with empathy and respect.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Pacing Issues: Some listeners have pointed out that certain episodes suffer from pacing problems, with segments that might feel too drawn-out or others that seem rushed.
  • Bias or Subjectivity: Some listeners have raised concerns about the host’s potential bias or subjective interpretations of the cases, feeling that it might impact the objectivity of the storytelling.
  • Lengthy Advertisements: A few listeners have expressed dissatisfaction with the frequency and length of advertisements, feeling that they disrupt the flow of the storytelling.

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