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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

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 35 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

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Jack_McCoy ,

Quick and Interesting

A nice, short spoken word version of the book of the same name, narrated by the author. His take is well worth listening to, even if you don’t agree with everything he says.

Jen's_Atari2600 ,

Well-written & produced.

From a listener in California: I appreciate this writer’s thoughts (I heard all except Episode 1, due to self-imposed content restriction on my phone). Beneficial -- as well as very sad — to listen to. Sounds like I am not missing much out there on Facebook & Twitter. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

Danielle.Morgan ,

A much needed dialogue we need to have

Prior to Monica Lewinsky’s TedTalk about bullying, I hadn’t given much thought on how someone’s actions could go so global and how we (people not involved in the day to day) could be so harsh and cruel. Her TedTalk opened my eyes in that things aren’t always as they seem and even though accountability should exist, we should truly think about how we go about that. This podcast furthers this and challenges me as well to not just hop on the band wagon of jeering and throwing cyber shade. Admittedly I’m guilty of this, am I cruel? No, but that’s besides the point. I think this podcast is great to learn about how people’s lives can change in the blink of an eye (even if it seems well deserved) and how we can try to approach our online thoughts and opinions with a little compassion, empathy and understanding because God Forbid, we’re all complex individuals who at any point can slip up and have everything ripped from us. I recommend this podcast and hope it creates a chain reaction to help us be kinder on social media and the web.

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