620: To Be Real

620: To Be Real

Jul 14, 2017
Most of the time, we show the world a pretty superficial version of ourselves. "How about that weather?" But this week—people who try to go deeper, to get to something real, in some unexpected places: war, magic and porn.
The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.
  • Jon Ronson has been working on a podcast for over a year that traces how one man changed the porn business, when he applied modern internet technology — keywords, search-term optimization — to porn. One big obvious consequence of this is that so much pornography is given away for free, people who make porn videos have a much harder time making a living. One way lots of them now supplement their income is by creating custom videos. (10 minutes)

    Jon Ronson’s new Audible Original Series The Butterfly Effect will premiere at the end of July. You can pre-order it now. Internet
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    • "Got To Be Real", Cheryl Lynn

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