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Series 2 Episode 1: Living in the Past
Jon recalls an incident in the past when he was thrown into a lake by school friends.
Journalist Jon Ronson confronts his bullies at his school reunion. With Dan Tetsell and Robert Popper. From January 2006.
Journalist and broadcaster Jon Ronson looks at the human condition with the help of interviewees and reporters from the world of writing and performance.
Jon investigates why often it is so difficult to leave a particular incident in the past. He he looks back to the time when he was thrown into a lake by his school friends, and confronts his bullies at his school reunion. Father Ted writer Graham Linehan remembers his own bully, and comedians Dan Tetsell and Robert Popper discover that they have parallel stories: one has a Nazi grandfather, the other a Jewish evacuee grandmother.
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.
Series 2 Episode 2: Irrational Thoughts
Series 2 Episode 3: Lying
Series 2 Episode 4: Friendship
Series 2 Episode 5: Waiting
Series 2 Episode 6: Building Bridges
Journalist Jon Ronson finds out about political networking and resolving conflict.
Journalist Jon Ronson finds out about political networking and resolving conflict. With Tom Hart Dyke. From February 2006.
Journalist and broadcaster Jon Ronson asks why and how we learn to metaphorically build bridges.
He talks to Tom Hart Dyke, who was kidnapped by Colombian rebels when out orchid hunting and spent nine months trying to build bridges with his captors. He hears how writer Jesse Armstrong remembers failing to build bridges while working in politics.
Jon also takes his producer to a workplace mediator to find out if he really is a difficult person to work with.
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