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.
Bonus: Mike in Ohio
A trip to the Midwest, where one man’s childhood memories of a classic TV show resurface in the world of bespoke porn.
Ep. 7: A Leap of Faith
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.
Ep. 6: Anxiety
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.
Ep. 5: The Yes Ladder
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.