Hello. It looks like you�re using an ad blocker that may prevent our website from working properly. To receive the best Tortoise experience possible, please make sure any blockers are switched off and refresh the page.

If you have any questions or need help, let us know at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.com

A multi-part podcast series

Sweet Bobby

How well do you know
the person you love?


Sweet Bobby is a live, 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.

Read more


Alexi Mostrous
Reporter and host

Alexi Mostrous is Tortoise’s Investigations Editor. Previously, he was Head of Investigations at the Times newspaper. He has been awarded three National Press Awards.

Gary Marshall

Gary is a producer at Tortoise. He joined from the Guardian, where he worked in video and audio.

Claudia Williams
Assistant producer and reporter

Claudia is a reporter at Tortoise. Previously, she worked at the New York Times and the Week magazine.

Karla Patella
Sound designer

Karla Patella is a sound designer who has worked on award winning podcasts for the Times, Economist, BBC, Google Ventures and Tortoise Media.

Basia Cummings
Executive producer

Basia is the editor of Tortoise Studios, with Ceri Thomas. Previously, she was the news editor at HuffPost and a foreign editor at the Guardian.