Sweet Bobby is the year’s most jaw-dropping podcast. This queasily addictive series has been a spectacular word-of-mouth hit. Deservedly so. It is an original, compelling true-life account of ten years of harrowing deception, misplaced faith and bewildering betrayal.

This is a tragic love story for the brave, dignified woman who trusted the investigative journalist Alexi Mostrous to go public with her tale — and a head-spinning ride for its audience.

For those still to listen, the following tries to allay spoilers. In 2010 Kirat Assi, 29, a personable media professional living in London, received a Facebook message from Bobby, a cardiologist. He was someone she knew of from her wider close-knit Sikh community, the cousin of an acquaintance, who like her had family connections with

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