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Writer and journalist Jon Ronson relates his startling journey into the lives of the shamed - people ruined by a badly worded tweet or a work faux pas – in 6 episodes.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson BBC

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    • 4.7, 140 Ratings

Writer and journalist Jon Ronson relates his startling journey into the lives of the shamed - people ruined by a badly worded tweet or a work faux pas – in 6 episodes.

    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    In this last Episode 6 of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson tries to evaluate whether social media now gives rise to more social ills than social benefits and asks how we can harness the power of online shaming for the public good, not public harm.

    Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

    Abridged by Richard Hamilton
    Produced by Karen Holden

    • 18 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    In this episode of So You've Been Publicly Shamed Jon is introduced to the shadowy arts of Reputation Management and witnesses how they can transform someone’s life for the better both online and In Real Life.

    Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

    Abridged by Richard Hamilton
    Produced by Karen Holden

    • 16 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    In this episode of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Ronson explores misogyny in the world of online shaming, and asks whether shaming the shamers can ever be the answer.

    Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

    Abridged by Richard Hamilton
    Produced by Karen Holden

    • 16 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Jon Ronson continues his exploration of the re-emergence of public shaming in modern society. In Episode 3 of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed hear how a single ill-advised tweet destroys one woman’s whole life.

    Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

    Abridged by Richard Hamilton
    Produced by Karen Holden

    • 17 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    In this episode of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson meets former New Yorker writer Jonas Lehrer, someone who has been through a very painful and public shaming for plagiarism and falsification and watch how things only get worse when he tries to publicly apologise.

    Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

    Abridged by Richard Hamilton
    Produced by Karen Holden

    • 16 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    In this abridged version of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed writer Jon Ronson examines the re-emergence of public shaming, online and off, in the 21st century both online and elsewhere. He starts off thinking this phenomenon is a good thing, but gradually changes his mind. It all began when he happened upon a fake Twitter account which was posting as one Jon Ronson.

    Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

    Abridged by Richard Hamilton
    Produced by Karen Holden

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

clarity-karen ,

Thought provoking

I think all secondary school kids should listen to this

NatsPoddie ,

Excellent journalism

Everything Jon Ronson does is thoughtful, intelligent and worth listening to. Brilliantly told, a difficult subject well explored by Ronson and worth reflecting on as we hit our keys with such ease and thoughtlessness. Thank you.

Kattykinson ,

Compelling

Very compelling, listened to it all in a day. Interesting ethical questions for a fast-changing online culture

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