Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist and documentary filmmaker whose works include The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) and The Psychopath Test (2011). He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming a faux-naïf character in his stories.
In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. Louis speaks to writer and documentary-maker Jon Ronson, who is grounded in upstate New York. They discuss their professional rivalry, inhabiting similar worlds and how Jon is handling the lockdown. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
John Robb meets up with long time friend, journalist and author, Jon Ronson, where they talk about music, his brand new book, and mental health.Originally filmed at Lush Studio Soho, you can check out the interview in full here. Swears.
My guest today is an internationally renowned journalist, screenwriter, BBC documentary film maker and award winning radio broadcaster. He is also the author of nine books including ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’ which was made in to a Hollywood movie where he was portrayed by Ewan McGregor. I am talking today with Jon Ronson….
Jon Ronson is a brilliant, award winning journalist, author and documentary maker. He has many accolades to his name, but most recently he's done two serial podcasts on the adult industry: The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August. In this interview he reveals how his research on the porn industry radically changed his perspective, and how his story on the tragic death of August Ames affected him on a personal level. This is poignant and deeply intimate episode, where both Holly and Jon face confront some very serious topics about cyber bullying, mental health, suicide, and how to draw the line between ethical journalism and exploitation.  Support our show by supporting our sponsors! This episode is brought to you by the Calm app. In an increasingly hectic world, the Calm app helps you relax with soothing music, meditations, and so much more. Visit to get 25% off your first month! Want more from this podcast? Get access to tons of perks by joining my Patreon! We have exclusive bonus content with stars such as Honey Gold, Alex Grey, Scarlett Sage and Molly Stewart, and Holly has her own behind-the-scenes podcast with her hilarious PA Eva, you gotta listen! Also watch the show live and get cool gifts like signed prints. Join our community now at Don't forget you can always email us at or leave a voicemail at (424) 216-6967 and we just might play it on the air (keep it short and sweet please). 
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May 10th, 1967
Manhattan, NY, USA
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