This week we chat to one of our journalistic heroes, Jon Ronson, about: conspiracy theorists, 9/11 truthers, MI5 agents becoming the son of God and just why people believe silly things. We also witness Jon attempting to train his dog Wolfie (or is it Woofy…i’m worried I have his name wrong now), which only furthers my belief that people really don’t realise how much of a pain in the ass dogs actually are!…i’m a cat person.
(Editor: DAMN! It is ‘Woofy’)
Joining me this week to grill our guest is our re-occuring charecter, Raymond Wiley! For those studious listeners out there (no pun intended), Raymond appeared as our guest on episodes 1 and 6, and like me, is a big jon Ronson fan!
Jon Ronson Biog:
Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary film maker. His books, Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare At Goats were international bestsellers. He’s also the author of two collections, Out Of The Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. For Channel 4, Jon has made a number of films including the acclaimed five part series the Secret Rulers of the World and the multi award-winning Tottenham Ayatollah. His most recent documentaries are Reverend Death (Channel 4) and Robbie Williams and Jon Ronson Journey to the Other Side (Radio 4).