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Intrigue – This feed has moved

A weekly True Crime, Society and Culture podcast featuring Philippe Sands
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Intrigue – This feed has moved

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Intrigue – This feed has moved

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Intrigue – This feed has moved

BBC

Intrigue – This feed has moved

A weekly True Crime, Society and Culture podcast featuring Philippe Sands
 20 people rated this podcast
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Million Dollar Lover is an unlikely love story, recorded in real time as the relationship unfolds between a wealthy widow, Carolyn, who is 80 and Dave, 57, a former drug addict who is homeless and has a long criminal history.

The story captured the attention of the BBC Journalist Sue Mitchell as it was unfolding on her street. She spends a lot of time in California, she married an American and her award-winning journalism has been about the lives of people like Dave who inhabit the dangerous margins of society.

There are so many homeless people in America that the wealthy can no longer avoid contact with them. When Dave arrives in Cayucos, a charming beach town, prosperous and sunny all year round, he goes to church. People there help him find work, recommending him to Carolyn as an odd job man. She falls in love with him and within a fortnight, he's moved in.

Dave is a skilled joiner and musician who makes and sells jewellery. With Carolyn’s support, he appears to be thriving. Her daughters fear that he has his sights set on the valuable property portfolio which their parents and grandparents built up over the years and turn to the police for help.

Soon everyone is asking whether Dave is really a tender carer or a dangerous interloper who will fleece her – breaking her heart and her family?

New episodes will be released on Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts. If you’re in the UK, listen to the latest full series of Intrigue first on BBC Sounds. https://bbc.in/3WEQS5W

Million Dollar Lover is produced at BBC Audio by the team behind The Boy in the Woods and is presented by Sue Mitchell.

The series is scripted by Winifred Robinson; the producers are Sue Mitchell and Joel Moors; the dramaturg is Flo Dessau and sound design is by Tom Brignell.

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Podcast Details

Created by
BBC
Podcast Status
Idle
Started
Feb 15th, 2017
Latest Episode
Dec 21st, 2023
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
75
Avg. Episode Length
22 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English
Network
BBC

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