The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
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Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces a very strange butterfly effect. A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect.
||ExplicitComing Soon: The Last Days of August||In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the San Fernando Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus: Mike in Ohio||A trip to the Midwest, where one man’s childhood memories of a classic TV show resurface in the world of bespoke porn.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7: A Leap of Faith||In the season’s finale, Jon reports back to Fabian and puts him in touch with a porn director who blames Fabian for the struggles in his life. And finally – one last visit with customs producers Dan and Rhiannon, as they film the most unexpected...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6: Anxiety||The PornHub butterfly effect takes us to a man in Georgia trying to resurrect his long-lost love, Darlene, and a man in Canada who can only eat fried chicken. Plus, a return to the Valley, where the most surprising thing happens during a porn star’s..||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: The Yes Ladder||The Ashley Madison hack of 2015 resulted in the leaked names and email addresses of 37 million aspiring cheaters around the world. In this episode, Jon unravels PornHub’s relationship to Ashley Madison, and the catastrophic effects the leak had on...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4: Children||What are the consequences of children’s unlimited access to free, easily accessible porn? Meet a mom who thinks 13 is too young to tell her daughter what she does for a living – until her daughter makes a discovery online. Then, Jon travels to...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3: Something Happened||Jon journeys deeper into the mysterious and delightful world of custom porn, which may never have existed if it weren’t for Fabian. He meets producers and their clients, and discovers that these films offer a remarkable window into our inner lives.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2: The Fallow Years Between Teen & Milf||Jon travels to California’s San Fernando Valley, where most of the world’s porn is made. There he finds pornographers with lives upended by Fabian’s business plan. But it isn’t long before Jon discovers something extraordinary: a community...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1: A Nondescript Building in Montreal||Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces an intriguing butterfly effect. Many years ago, a teenager in Brussels had an idea – make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are surprising, delightful, and sad. They...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Addictive, Empathic, Guiltless Pleasure
I had to make sure I rode the volume as I was leaving my workplace parking lot because of how much time they spend on set in this show, and my partner gave me side eye for three days when I picked her up and was in the middle of an episode, but all worth it to find Stamps Man. Man, those stamps got what they deserved.
Frankly, this podcast could be about basically anything and I would listen. If I could only hear one voice the rest of my life, it might be his.
Well Written but please stop saying "porn"
Jon Ronson's podcast is imaginative, filled with great characters and access and incredibly well written. His voice is an acquired taste. He might be better suited reading children't stories than covering smutty ground. Props to whomever can endure him pronouncing the word "porn" without immediately scrubbing forward.
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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