The Followers

By LBC

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JJ
 Dec 20, 2021
I've never had much interest in the cases of Maxwell or Epstein, but found this podcast riveting. Binged the whole thing on a Sunday and I'm glad that I did. Thought-provoking. (Refers to season 1.)

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Shelagh Fogarty began her LBC career as a guest presenter in 2014, and her balanced and calm presenting style soon earned her a permanent role. Heartbreakingly, it was this calm approach which led to the most harrowing ordeal of Shelagh's life, when a man stalked her for nearly 2 years. In 2017, Shelagh began to notice the same face appearing in crowds, on the tube, outside her work. She dismissed it at first, but then the appearances became more and more frequent and noticeable - he was there when she met friends, when she travelled across London, at her local train station, and even when he followed her home.??The Followers is a 5-part LBC podcast series where Shelagh talks about the disturbing stages she went through during her stalking: dismissing it, fearing it, and feeling powerless as she was forced to live a limited life. The podcast also included conversations with experts and victims, looking at how societal views, misogyny and popular media tropes may be enabling stalkers to commit crimes without intervention.? Shelagh wanted to tell her story and to speak with various experts to understand more about obsessive and controlling behaviour, to deal with what happened to her on a personal level and to help others identify the behaviour that can lead to stalking. All 5 episodes will be available from July 4th exclusively on Global Player. Download it now from the App store or go to https://www.globalplayer.com If you think you or someone you know is being stalked, please call the police or the National stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300

Episode Date
5. The worst happens. We need to stop stalking.
00:57:57
When stalkers aren't stopped, the worst can happen. We hear firsthand accounts of how serious this can become. I talk to the parents of Alice Ruggles - murdered by her ex-boyfriend turned stalker, and Tracey Morgan, who's life has been destroyed by a stalking campaign lasting decades. We hear of the threat to our safety, our lives, and how we, and the police need to change how stalking is approached. LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on. One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really? If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300. Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/ https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/
Aug 07, 2022
4. Why won't they arrest him? Will this ever stop?
00:32:52
"He knows everything about me, he knows where to find me no matter where I go. The police know - yet he's a free man. The walls are closing in. I'm starting to crack - I can't do this much longer." LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on. One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really? If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300. Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/ https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/
Aug 02, 2022
3. Nowhere to hide. Am I safe?
00:40:59
"The nightmares are intensifying, I can't sleep properly anymore. I'm getting pains. I'm struggling to cope. And then the nightmare comes to life. He's here, the only place I have left to be safe - and he's found me. Is this the beginning of something much worse?" LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on. One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really? If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300. Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/ https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/
Jul 24, 2022
2. Getting closer to my home. What happens next?
00:38:53
"I've accepted I'm being stalked - but I don't know how much danger I'm in. He's following me everywhere, getting closer to my home. And if he finds out where I live, what happens then? He's sitting on the wall outside my work, clutching a bag. What is in that bag?" LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on. One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really? If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300. Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/ https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/
Jul 10, 2022
1. Am I being stalked?
00:28:24
"I keep noticing the same face in the crowd. The same face on the train. Is this a coincidence, or am I being followed? And if this guy is stalking me - what does he plan to do? Am I safe? How can I be sure?" LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty shares her experience of being stalked, when a listener became obsessed and started to follow her. Stalking pushed her to the edge of coping. It's changed her forever and now she's trying to find a way to carry on. One in five women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. We might think we're safe - but are we really? If you think you or someone around you is being stalked, please can the police or the national stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300. Throughout this podcast we have talked to stalking charities and advice services, below are contact details for more information: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ https://www.paladinservice.co.uk/ https://www.alicerugglestrust.org/
Jul 03, 2022
Coming Soon: The Followers
00:06:51
Shelagh Fogarty began her LBC career as a guest presenter in 2014, and her balanced and calm presenting style soon earned her a permanent role. Heartbreakingly, it was this calm approach which led to the most harrowing ordeal of Shelagh's life, when a man stalked her for nearly 2 years. In 2017, Shelagh began to notice the same face appearing in crowds, on the tube, outside her work. She dismissed it at first, but then the appearances became more and more frequent and noticeable - he was there when she met friends, when she travelled across London, at her local train station, and even when he followed her home.??The Followers is a 5-part LBC podcast series where Shelagh talks about the disturbing stages she went through during her stalking: dismissing it, fearing it, and feeling powerless as she was forced to live a limited life. The podcast also included conversations with experts and victims, looking at how societal views, misogyny and popular media tropes may be enabling stalkers to commit crimes without intervention.? Shelagh wanted to tell her story and to speak with various experts to understand more about obsessive and controlling behaviour, to deal with what happened to her on a personal level and to help others identify the behaviour that can lead to stalking. All 5 episodes will be available from July 4th exclusively on Global Player. Download it now from the App store or go to https://www.globalplayer.com If you think you or someone you know is being stalked, please call the police or the National stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300
Jun 26, 2022
Introducing: The Secret History of Flight 149
00:36:35
This is not your regularly scheduled content, but instead a new podcast we think you’ll love. From Crowd Network, this is The Secret History of Flight 149. When Flight 149 departed London Heathrow on 1 August 1990, the passengers and crew had no idea of the trauma that lay ahead. A routine stopover in Kuwait turned into a hostage crisis. Hear from the hostages themselves as they recall the horrifying realisation that their holiday had taken a very dark turn. Journalist Stephen Davis delves into what's been dubbed one of the biggest cover ups in modern history. Episode one of nine. To listen to the rest of the series, search ‘The Secret History of Flight 149’ in your podcast app.
Apr 05, 2022
Hunting Ghislaine: Demons
00:41:31
The final episode in the series looks at the dark fairy tale that is the life of Ghislaine Maxwell. She started out a rich and beautiful princess. She is now ina rat-infested cell in a New York prison known as The Tombs, awaiting trial on charges she denies. How could the fairy tell end like this, or is this the end?
Dec 24, 2020
Hunting Ghislaine: The Lady Vanishes
00:35:46
In 2019 Epstein is arrested and then dies in prison. The authorities say suicide, some suspect that he did not kill himself. And Ghislaine? She vanishes. How is it possible to disappear in the twenty first century? In this episode we hear from a former FBI Special Agent who explains how people can hide and how they can be caught.
Dec 17, 2020
Hunting Ghislaine: Favours
00:38:43
Prince Andrew can’t explain why a photo of him exists with his arm around the waist of Virginia Roberts Giuffre, then 17, with Ghislaine looking on inside her mews flat in London. However, he does explain why he stayed in Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2010 after the American had been convicted of having sex with an under-age girl. But he’s viewed by many as unconvincing. In this episode we look at what possible favours passed between those allegedly involved?
Dec 10, 2020
Hunting Ghislaine: The Black Book
00:42:13
Ghislaine Maxwell’s address book is packed with the names of the rich, famous and powerful. But how did no one know what was happening behind the scenes? Did Ghislaine’s black book and her friendships with the likes of Donald Trump who said: “I wish her well” and Bill Clinton provide an aura of respectability that prevented proper scrutiny?
Dec 03, 2020
Hunting Ghislaine: Pimp
00:39:06
Multiple young women say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein. A smaller number say that Ghislaine Maxwell abused them along with Epstein - she denies all allegations. Victims also accuse Ghislaine of running the machine that served Epstein and that she was the real mastermind behind his actions. In episode two of Hunting Ghislaine we look at the relationship with Epstein after her father, Robert Maxwell's death, and the role she is accused of playing in supplying him with young women.
Nov 26, 2020
Hunting Ghislaine: Monsters
00:39:49
Ghislaine Maxwell has been charged with helping rich paedophile Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse multiple minor girls – she denies all wrongdoing. This episode looks at the first monster in her life: her father, Robert Maxwell, a liar, a thief and a sadist. He named the yacht he fell from after her: The Lady Ghislaine. Did he form or, perhaps, deform her too? If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, you can contact victim support free on 0808 16 89 111 or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk Hunting Ghislaine is a Global Original podcast written and reported by John Sweeney. Co-commissioned by Global and The Story Lab, produced in association with Chalk & Blade
Nov 19, 2020