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    • The Psychopath Test

    • A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,955
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,948

    The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky, intriguing and educational.

    • By Flavius on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653

    Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Collection of TAL Episodes

    • By Pamela Harvey on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Butterfly Effect

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Join best-selling author Jon Ronson as he traces the story of one very strange butterfly effect: What happened after a teen in Brussels figured out how to make porn free and easily accessible on the internet. Traveling from the tech world of Silicon Valley to the San Fernando Valley, where most porn films were made, you learn the consequences of free porn, which turn out to be mysterious, shocking, sad, and, at times, even surprisingly sweet. A 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect. [Explicit]

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible story; couldn't stop listening

    • By Leigh on 02-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,595

    From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

    • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $19.77

    • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 469

    In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY! In Ronson's own voice!

    • By PaisleyTurtle on 05-31-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Them: Adventures with Extremists

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730

    Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dated but VERY Good... and FUNNY!

    • By aaron on 09-26-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Elephant in the Room

    • A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right"
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    'But Hillary is a known Luciferian,' he tried. 'She's not a known Luciferian,' I said. 'Well, yes and no,' he said. In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson, the New York Times best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, Them, and So You've Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Others See Us--

    • By Gillian on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $8.62

    • Ep. 1: A Nondescript Office Building in Montreal (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    [Contains explicit content] Join best-selling 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 reach into areas of life no one could have expected. In this series’ first episode, meet Fabian Thylmann - that teen from Brussels.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Frank

    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 281

    In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for release in 2014, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not My Favorite

    • By Joshua Kring on 05-06-15
    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 306 ratings

    Regular price: $2.16

    • Ep. 3: Something Happened (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    [Contains explicit content] 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.

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    • Ep. 7: A Leap of Faith (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    [Contains explicit content] In the season 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 video they’ve ever been asked to make.

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    • Ep. 5: The Yes Ladder (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    [Contains explicit content] 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 some users. Jon visits Louisiana, where he meets a community profoundly impacted by one outed user - their pastor.

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    • Ep. 4: Children (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    [Contains explicit content] 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 Oklahoma, where one young man’s relationship to PornHub lands him in a veritable purgatory with few options for moving ahead. 

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    • The Psychopath Test

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening!

    • By Erin on 02-15-13

    Regular price: $15.91

    • Ep. 2: The Fallow Years Between Teen & Milf (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    [Contains explicit content] 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 within the porn world fighting back by embarking on a very strange enterprise - pornography written, filmed, and performed for an audience of one.

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    • 52: The Checklist

    • By: Phoebe Judge, Dr. Ronald Schouten, Jon Ronson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 51: "Money Tree" before you listen to this one. While working on our last episode, we became curious about the nature of psychopathy - how it is defined, and what to do if someone close to you meets the criteria. We spoke with Dr.Ronald Schouten, author of Almost a Psychopath, and Jon Ronson, authorof The Psychopath Test.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do you know a psychopath?

    • By JFCincy on 12-01-17

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    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it? ''The terror of what?' I said.' The terror of being found out. 'For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading for Navigating Our Current Times

    • By Samantha on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Ep. 6: Anxiety (The Butterfly Effect)

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    [Contains explicit content] 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 gangbang.

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    • Ep. 4: Punderdome 3000 (The Comedy Show Show)

    • By: Will Arnett, Fred Firestone, Jo Firestone, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Regular price: $2.99

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • By: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interestingly bizarre

    • By Bella Insch on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $8.25