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Each week in a series of interviews, short location reports, scripted monologues, phone calls etc, Jon Ronson delves into a world of personal stories surrounding the central theme which all shed light on the human condition. Sometimes Jon goes in search of answers and stories himself, sometimes his team of contributors do it for him. The end result is an original, fascinating, funny, poignant and often philosophical journey through the human experience.
 
Internationally acclaimed journalist and filmmaker Jon Ronson (Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare At Goats and New York Times Bestseller The Psychopath Test) turns his attentions to the Internet. Specifically, those people who try to control it -- for good or bad. Escape and Control: Stories About People Trying To Control The Internet It can sometimes feel like we're creating a new kind of democracy online, where we control and regulate each other instead of being told how to beha ...
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Adam Buxton, Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Shaparak Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Field Music and many more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The new podcast about shame with Lou Sanders and Amy Annette. And guess what - we tried keeping it to 10 minutes but then everyone told us they wanted more (at least 2 people) so it's longer now but... YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT THEY SNIPPED OUT (stories for next time is what). NO FAMILY OF LOU'S ALLOWED TO LISTEN TO THIS.
 
The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times journalists, political thinkers and the occasional politician. Hosted by Arts & Culture Editor Hugh Linehan. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! is the cult-favorite audio magazine hosted by LIAM McENEANEY. Featuring short stories, audio essays, and interviews with some of the country's most interesting comedians, writers, musicians, and artists. Past guests include: Lewis Black, Gilbert Gottfried, W. Kamau Bell, Mike Doughty, Kaki King, Catherine Popper, Baratunde Thurston, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, and many many more.
 
Podimo presents You Don’t Know Me. Hosted by the youth issue expert, journalist, and author of best selling book Gen Z: their Voices, their lives Chloe Combi (https://chloecombi.net/) , You Don’t Know Me, gives you a no holds barred insight into the lives of teenagers today, through their own experiences and voices. Opening up conversation that’s missing or often difficult for teens to have with parents, teachers and even their peers. Each episode allows teens to tell their story as well exp ...
 
Post Play is a deep-dive companion podcast series from Netflix. Each season listen to your favorite actors, directors, writers and show runners in discussion about the series you love, revealing secrets from the set and the cutting room floor.
 
Ersties are a team of filmmakers, porn producers, models and now…Podcasters! Who better to talk about sex, porn, and everything in between (your legs) than the ladies at Ersties. Expect candid opinions, industry stories, general chitchat and a refreshing outlook on the world of sex. Head to Ersties-Podcast.com to see each episodes unique artwork, listen to previous episodes, and check out what we do for our day job ;) Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to watch our Video of the Week, as well a ...
 
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Hello. My name is James McMahon, I’m a journalist – I host 'The OCD Chronicles' podcast – and wanted to let you know about a new podcast that I’m launching on the Spoook Media network on August 3rd, 2021. It’s called ‘Shame’, and unsurprisingly it’s about that very thing. That negative self-eviscerating emotion that’s used to control us, crush us and keep us locked in misery. For reasons I’ll get into on the podcast, I’ve been obsessed with shame all my life, and so I’m on a quest to underst ...
 
Opening Set is a podcast about DJing and nightlife culture hosted by King Most and produced by Jon Reyes. King Most is a veteran DJ and producer based in San Francisco. His remixes have logged over one million plays by listeners worldwide and his parties, notably the SF editions of Wonder-Full and Soul Slam, are Bay Area institutions. You can follow him on Instagram at @kingmost and visit his website at www.king-most.com . Jon Reyes is a DJ and producer originally from Sacramento. 1/2 of the ...
 
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Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 86 Sam is joined by Jon Ronson, author of The Men Who Stare At Goats and The Psychopath Test, and the podcaster behind The Butterfly Effect, The Last Days of…
 
Jim was appointed to take part in the Mads Brügger movie The Mole. Named as Mr. James, he was tasked with pretending to be an investor in North Korea. Jim Latrache links: https://twitter.com/jimqvortrup Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choi…
 
Daniella Mestyanek Young was born into the Children of God cult, where she was subjected to all sorts of abuse as a child. Daniella M Young links: https://www.uncultureyourself.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncultured-Memoir-Daniella-Mestyanek-Young-ebook/dp/B09NTK34N7 https://twitter.com/daniellamyoung Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgo…
 
Jack Horgan-Jones and Jennifer Bray emerge from the misty miasma of August political coverage to tell Hugh what's going on in a number of stories: controversies over Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State Robert Troy's declaration of property interests, problems at An Bord Pleanála, early speculation about potential budget measures and coping with th…
 
Dr. Sohom Das is a forensic psychiatrist and the creator of the YouTube channel 'A Psych For Sore Minds'. Go check it out! Link below. Dr Sohom Das links: https://twitter.com/Dr_S_Das https://www.youtube.com/c/APsychForSoreMinds Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Lea…
 
Hello! This week's summer episode is all about music and our powerful relationship to it. Ed is a latecomer to music's joys, but critic, journalist and interviewer Jude Rogers has been a life-long devotee. Jude's new memoir The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives traces the pivotal moments of her life soundtracked by twelve songs. Alon…
 
Kate Ewart-Biggs is the deputy chief executive of the British Council, which aims to build connections between the UK and countries worldwide, through education programmes, language learning and cultural activities. Kate was born into a diplomatic family and her early childhood years were spent in France and Belgium. In 1976, when she was eight yea…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:36 Interview with Jon Guy Put simply, Think Straight is an owner's manual for the human brain. Drawing from the vast history of scientific and cognitive research, this book is a tour de force through the science and philosophy of the human mind, and what it means to think as a rational human being in the 2…
 
Mike Codella is a former NYPD detective sergeant, who worked as an undercover officer and was heavily involved with the missing persons squad, special frauds squad and west African task force. Mike Codella links: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Codella/e/B004GW46Q2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://twitter.com/codellaacademy https://www.amazon.…
 
Doug Kramer was forced into the cult of scientology at nine years old when his father decided it would be a good idea for the family. Today he talks to me about the way that scientology and other cults like it manipulate people into signing up. Doug Scott Kramer links: https://www.youtube.com/c/DazedbutNotConfuzed https://twitter.com/dougscottkrame…
 
Patrick Radden Keefe is an American writer and investigative journalist. His book Empire of Pain is a detailed history of the Sackler dynasty and their role in the American opioid epidemic. Known for their dedication to cultural philanthropy, the family built their wealth on pharmaceuticals, starting with tranquillisers like Librium and Valium, bef…
 
Matt Thornton is a prominent Jiu Jitsu trainer, and has trained such high profile names as Conor McGregor. Matt Thornton links: http://mattthornton.org https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Violence-Practical-Knowledge-Surviving/dp/1634312309 https://twitter.com/aliveness_ape Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold…
 
Hello! In the second of our summer episodes we're talking to environmental activist, author and journalist George Monbiot. Farming is the most environmentally damaging industry in the whole world, and great swathes of the Earth's surface are given over to the production of our food, particularly through grazing and feeding livestock. In his new boo…
 
Andrew Ramroop is a Savile Row tailor, whose international client list has included film stars and royalty.Andrew grew up in a remote village in Trinidad and sewed his first garment at the age of nine, creating a simple pair of trousers from a pillowcase. He left school at 13 and was apprenticed to a local tailor who told him tales about the pinnac…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Ben Radford America the Fearful National panics about crime, immigrants, police, and societal degradation have been pervasive in the United States of the 21st century. Many of these fears begin as mere phantom fears, but are systematically amplified by social media, news media, bad actors and even well-…
 
Benjamin Boyce is a youtuber known for his CalmVersations, where he has very calm dialogues with various speakers of renown. I’m even one of them, bringing the tone of his show right down, so do check that out on the Benjamin A Boyce youtube channel. Benjamin Boyce links: https://www.youtube.com/c/benjaminaboyce https://twitter.com/BenjaminABoyce A…
 
Bill Edgar is the Coffin Confessor. People with not long to live go to Bill to ask him to get up and say certain things at their funerals, or to get things done once they pass on. You can find our first chat on episode 19, so about 2 years ago, on this podcast. Bill Edgar links: https://www.billedgar.com.au https://twitter.com/coffinconfessor https…
 
"It is not a question of whether, but when and how Ireland will be united", is the provocative opening argument made by author and journalist Frank Connolly in his recent book United Nation: The Case for Integrating Ireland. But he concedes it won't be easy. The book explores the steps that would be necessary in advance of a border poll and the cha…
 
Hello! To kick off our season of Existential Cheerful Summer interviews we’re talking to Professor Brian Cox ahead of his UK tour ‘Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey’. Ed and Geoff chat to Brian about the big questions: black holes, how we came to be here, what it means to be human, and what we can become. What does the climate crisis mean if w…
 
Elgen Strait grew up in the Moonies cult, also known as the Unification Church. Elgen Strait links: https://www.fallingoutpod.com https://twitter.com/elgenstrait Falling Out Pod Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a…
 
Adele is a singer and songwriter who has achieved record-breaking sales and global recognition for her four albums which document her life from the age of 19 onwards. Her cache of awards includes 15 Grammys and nine BRITs. She also won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for the James Bond theme Skyfall which she co-wrote. She was born Adele Laurie…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:55 VALE Jim Wilshire A tribute to our late voice-over man and decades long friend of producer Richard Saunders. Video: Jim in action recording for The Skeptic Zone in 2011 https://youtu.be/nFByyeTIqEQ 0:14:08 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week? Re…
 
The Black Belt Barrister gives free legal advice on his very popular YouTube channel, and we will talk today mainly about big celebrity cases. Black Belt Barrister links: https://www.youtube.com/c/blackbeltbarrister https://twitter.com/dshensmith Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 85 Sam is joined by podcaster Rico Gagliano, head of audio at MUBI, and man behind the MUBI Podcast. Rico has chosen Groove (86 mins) from 2000. Directed by …
 
When Sarah Ferris’ sister became involved with a new man who seemed too good to be true, Sarah’s spidey senses were tickled. Sarah tells her story of how they turned the tables, and conned the con, in her excellent podcast Conning the Con. Sarah Ferris links: Conning the Con Klooghless Stop the Killing https://www.instagram.com/conmunitypodcast/ An…
 
Monica Villamizar is a Colombian-American investigative journalist. She won the One World Media Journalist of the Year award in 2015, and has made riveting, scary and thrilling documentaries form PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera, Vice News and many others about drug cartels, sex trafficking, civil wars and viruses like Ebola and Covid Monica Villamizar lin…
 
Hello! This week we're revisiting the issue of plastic pollution, something we explored for the first time in 2018. Plastic pollution affects everyone, but not equally. While progress is being made on the international stage with the recent agreement of a UN resolution to end plastic pollution, there's still a long way to go. We talk to Zaynab Sada…
 
Bono is a singer, songwriter and the frontman of U2, one of the most recognisable and successful bands in music history. They have sold over 170 million albums, won 22 Grammys – more than any other band – and two Golden Globe Awards. Bono is also known for his work as an activist, especially in Africa where he has played a prominent role in campaig…
 
The Skeptic Zone #720 - 24 July 2022 Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:54 Lessons in Science and Pseudoscience Science educator Melanie Trecek-King tells us about her recent report in 'The Skeptic' magazine (Australia) about the differences between science, pseudoscience and science denial. Melanie is a science educator at a com…
 
Colin Wright is an evolutionary biologist, writer and founding editor of Reality’s Last Stand substack that is dedicated to content about sex differences from a gender critical perspective. He is a contributing editor for the publication Quilette and the academic advisor for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine. Colin Wright links: https://www.youtube.co…
 
Jacob Dunne was a teenager who, without many prospects, and growing up being laden with expectations that he’d never amount to anything, got involved in gang warfare that was common between rival estates. Then one night, he did a stupid, but awful thing – he punched a man unprovoked…the man fell and, a week later, died from his injuries. Jacob Dunn…
 
The Government this week moved swiftly to tighten Ireland's immigration and asylum regime, when it revoked automatic permission to enter Ireland for people granted asylum in other European countries. It comes as the system struggles to deal with the number of refugees arriving each week from Ukraine. Will it make a difference to a system that is in…
 
Hello! For the first time in over two years, Ed and Geoff are back together for a live show! It's been a quiet few weeks in British politics, so we thought we'd take the chance to think nostalgically about what chaos with Ed Miliband might look like. To dissect the current political situation, what's next for the Conservatives and how progressives …
 
Today I’m talking to the guys at Crawlspace Podcast, Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pillieri. They talk twice a week in their podcast about all sorts of mad mysteries, oddities and true crime stories. They’re know for being extremely knowledgable on all these things, so I thought I’d put some questions to them. Crawlspace links: https://twitter.com/Craw…
 
Rita Tushingham first won international acclaim as a teenager, playing Jo in the film A Taste of Honey. Her performance in this 1961 kitchen sink drama earned her a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. She starting shooting the film on her 19th birthday. She went on to play roles in the Leather Boys, the Kna…
 
Dedicated to the memory of Jim Wilshire Show Notes 0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders Vale Jim Wilshire 0:04:06 Oh No! It's Ross Blocher We catch up with one one hardest working skeptical podcasters in the business, Ross Blocherfrom the popular "Oh No Ross and Carrie" show. https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/oh-no-ross-and-carrie 0:18:56 Australian…
 
Brett is a cyber criminal who grew up as a normal criminal before going to the internet to steal. He’s a real character perhaps worthy of his own movie or something, has a bit of Catch Me If You Can in him, especially in the way that, after serving time in prison, he teamed up with the FBI to stop basically the person that he used to be, stopping o…
 
Hello! Come to escape the oppressive heat, stay for chaos with Ed! This weekend we're convening a cabinet of chaos live from King's Place in London. We'll be joined by David Runciman, Faiza Shaheen, David Gauke and Rosie Carter to make sense of the insanity of the last few weeks, and to ask how we got here, and how it all affects the future. We als…
 
Peter Boghossian is an American philosopher who taught at Portland State University and has long focussed on atheism, critical thinking and scientific scepticism. He was part of the grievance studies project that made up fake academic papers with ridiculous topics to expose the way that peer review publications accepted anything providing it was wo…
 
Jennifer Bray and Cormac McQuinn join Pat Leahy to discuss the confidence debate and vote that the Government handily won yesterday. Plus, a look ahead to the autumn and beyond when Leo Vaaradkar's return to the Taoiseach's office will coincide with a winter of discontent over the cost of living. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 202…
 
Crucial midterm elections for the US Congress will take place in the autumn, with the Democratic Party predicted to lose one or both houses to a resurgent Republican Party. But the recent overturning of the Roe v Wade case by the US Supreme Court, ending the constitutional right to abortion, has angered Democratic pro-choice activists and spurred t…
 
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