The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
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.
Coming Soon: The Last Days of August
Oct 23, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Bonus: Mike in Ohio
Jan 26, 2018 • 5 min
A trip to the Midwest, where one man’s childhood memories of a classic TV show resurface in the world of bespoke porn.
7: A Leap of Faith
Nov 3, 2017 • 23 min
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…
6: Anxiety
Nov 3, 2017 • 27 min
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…
5: The Yes Ladder
Nov 3, 2017 • 31 min
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…
4: Children
Nov 3, 2017 • 29 min
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…
3: Something Happened
Nov 3, 2017 • 31 min
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.
2: The Fallow Years Between Teen & Milf
Nov 3, 2017 • 35 min
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…
1: A Nondescript Building in Montreal
Nov 3, 2017 • 26 min
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…