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Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death.
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Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
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 deemed homophobic.   A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, asked writer Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.   In The Last Days of August, Ronson unravels the never-before-told story of what caused this beloved 23-year-old actress’ untimely death. Coming to Audible January 4, 2019.
A trip to the Midwest, where one man’s childhood memories of a classic TV show resurface in the world of bespoke porn.
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 video they’ve ever been asked to make.
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 gangbang. 
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 some users. Jon visits Louisiana, where he meets a community profoundly impacted by one outed user – their pastor. 
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 Oklahoma, where one young man’s relationship to PornHub lands him in a veritable purgatory with few options for moving ahead. 
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.
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 within the porn world fighting back by embarking on a very strange enterprise – pornography written, filmed, and performed for an audience of one.
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 reach into areas of life no one could have expected. In this series’ first episode, meet Fabian Thylmann – that teen from Brussels.
Coming This Fall

Coming This Fall

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A butterfly effect traces the unexpected consequences of a singular action. In the new Audible series, The Butterfly Effect, Jon Ronson discovers one such effect in a chance glance across a hotel lobby and follows consequence after consequence. Where you end up after seven episodes is surprising, delightful and very unexpected. Releasing as a podcast in November. For more information visit audible.com/butterflyeffect
Comments (52)

Maximiliano Vazquez

maaaan, this Fabian sound like an asshole. So litle concern, so litle empathy.

Aug 16th
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Lestyloo

anyone else find Lisa Ann dodgy as f#ck. every sentence she uttered was minutes long EXCEPT when asked about the conversation between herself and Kevin about the hotel on the night August died. ? . .

Jun 16th
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Alice S-S

Damn Lisa Ann is annoying AF and transparently manipulative. Sounds like she probably contributes to the problems in the industry.

Jun 12th
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Sean Stark

Whoa, calm down, Lisa Ann! Jesus, take a chill pill. Annoyance level: 10/10. The patience it must've took to interview this woman...

May 21st
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Sheldon Green

So very well put together. Loved every minute.

May 19th
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Nancy W

The irony of this guy Jaxton complaining about himself and his family being bullied is off the charts. This should be a lesson in karma, it is straight up cause and effect. You get what you give. I hope August is at peace 💗

May 9th
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Adam f

gripped from the start, just as good as the butterfly effect!

Apr 22nd
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Alan

Was it just me or was the audio for this show not great?

Apr 20th
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Jo Zoggs

Jon Ronson is way over qualified to be making podcasts. This should be on Radio 4.

Apr 19th
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Mike Nieves

absolutely beautiful work. I've been waiting since Butterfly Effect ended and finally this is on CastBox :D

Apr 17th
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Lady Woo

All available episodes boshed in one day...that says it all. There's something in Kevin's delivery that stinks, despite some claims are proven to be true, there's something odd.

Apr 11th
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Michael Macdonald

I have Feb 4 foggy f egg 9cu

Mar 19th
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Michael Macdonald

I have Feb 4 foggy f egg

Mar 19th
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Rick Wagner

where is this? It's been a month and nothing?

Mar 9th
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ali shariaty

Amazing series. Thanks audible ❤️

Jan 23rd
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Charles J Mango

Jon Ronson

Jan 20th
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all sorted

pursuing the stamps guy seems unnecessary

Jan 17th
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Jordan Kocevski

An excelwnt podcast. Great reasearch and an amazing insight in the efects of frè porn

Dec 6th
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Jess Cole

Another great story from Jon Ronson - intriguing, interesting and sad all at the same time. Thank you!

Nov 29th
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sarragh mc cabe

wow wasn't expecting that bit of was so good. so informative and really changed my opinion. thanks for hrs of good stories

Nov 15th
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