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Deon Wiggett, the writer and narrator of My Only Story, is an award-winning podcaster, author and copywriter with two decades' experience in South Africa, the UK, the US and elsewhere. He lives in Johannesburg.


He founded Fairly Famous, an activist progressive agency, and has won a number of big awards, including two D&AD Pencils, a One Show Pencil and a Loerie Grand Prix, for brands including Nando’s, MINI, the Mail & Guardian, the Apartheid Museum and Standard Bank.


My Only Story is supported by:


The podcast​


In late 2017, a traumatic event turned his life upside down. While Deon dealt with the emotional fallout, memories from much longer ago also surfaced: memories that led to a dark series of events from his teenage years. 
Recollection led to research, and soon he realised there was far more to his story than just his own experiences. And so season one of My Only Story, a four-part true-crime podcast, debuted in South Africa in November 2019 and became the country's most successful podcast at the time, with more than 130,000 listens by late 2021. It was awarded bronze at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.


The book​


In 2020, Deon's book My Only Story: The Hunt for a Serial Paedophile (also available in Afrikaans as 'n Enkele verhaal: die jag op 'n reeksverkragter)  was published. It was longlisted for the Sunday Times CNA Literary Awards for non-fiction. Buy the book here in South Africa (or in Afrikaans) or find it on Amazon. Read more here.


Credits: season 2​


Writer & editor | Deon Wiggett

Executive producer | Alison Pope

Associate producer | Nokuthula Manyathi

Sound engineer | Sean Jefferis

Original score | Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Artwork | Carla Kreuser

With News24’s Sesona Nqakamba, Sharlene Rood,
Sheldon Morais, Mpho Raborife & Adriaan Basson

Season 2 of this podcast is a co-production of the My Only Story Non-Profit Company and News24.


Credits: season 1


Writer & editor | Deon Wiggett

Producer | Alison Pope

Artwork | Carla Kreuser

Sound engineer | Sean Jefferis

Original score | Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

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