There is an awesome new project by author Jon Ronson and producer Lina Misitzis that we are proud to be a part of. We are appearing in their Amazon Audible series on the porn industry called “The Butterfly Effect”, coming out July 27th. It’s like a documentary but much more than that. The basis of the series comes out of the idea that a single action can create an effect that ripples through history, changing they way it would have been.
We are featured in a few episodes of the 7 part series and are hopefully part of the “silver lining” aspects of the story. We certainly feel that way! You can check out the series for free here:
Listen To The Butterfly Effect
A Note from Jon:
Welcome to The Butterfly Effect. It’s sort of about porn, but it’s about a lot of other things. It’s sad, funny, moving and totally unlike some other nonfiction stories about porn – because it isn’t judgmental or salacious. It’s human and sweet and strange and lovely. It’s a mystery story, an adventure. It’s also, I think, a new way of telling a story. This season follows a single butterfly effect. The flap of the butterfly’s wings is a boy in Brussels having an idea. His idea is how to get rich from giving the world free online porn. Over seven episodes I trace the consequences of this idea, from consequence through to consequence. If you keep going in this way, where might you end up? It turns out you end up in the most surprising and unexpected places.
So if you’re thinking, why do I want to listen to a show about the tech takeover of the porn industry, I have two things to say:
1. Why wouldn’t you want to listen to a show about the tech takeover of the porn industry? That’s a great idea for a show.
2. Would you want to listen to a show about three women destroying a mysterious Norwegian man’s stamp collection? Well, that happens at the end of episode 2. At the end of Episode 3 a woman becomes convinced that she played a part in a murder committed by an Italian priest. At the end of Episode 4 a boy in Oklahoma is forced to move to a house on the very, very edge of his town.
I hope you like our show,
If you haven’t heard of Jon Ronson, check out his work, especially FRANK! It’s an awesome movie loosely based on his time playing keyboards in the Frank Sidebottom Band. Jon is a fascinating storyteller and author of The Psychopath Test, Men Who Stare at Goats, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, and more.