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Things Fell Apart
Things Fell Apart
BBC Radio 4

A series of strange, unexpected human stories from the history of the culture wars.

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How Things Fell Apart, with Jon Ronson and Louis Theroux

In this bonus episode of Things Fell Apart, Jon Ronson's friend and fellow documentary maker Louis Theroux asks him all... more

30 Mar 2022 · 43 minutes
8. A Mock Slave Auction

An incident of racist bullying on Snapchat is currently tearing apart a small town on a lake in Michigan. As... more

25 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
7. A Secret Room Behind a Fake Wall

It’s 2017. Late one night after a party a Hollywood actor plays a prank on a friend. But the prank... more

25 Jan 2022 · 32 minutes
6. Many Different Lives

This story is about how the unique experiences of a little girl growing up unconventionally in America in the 1970s... more

25 Jan 2022 · 35 minutes
5. A Scottish Jewish joke

This is the story of the very first person to be publicly shamed because of something they did online. It’s... more

25 Jan 2022 · 33 minutes
4. Believe the Children

In the mid 1980s a new conspiracy theory proliferates across America - that cabals of Satanists are secretly preying on... more

25 Jan 2022 · 32 minutes
3. A Miracle

It’s the early 1980s and a hugely popular television evangelist is having a crisis of conscience. She wants Christian evangelism... more

25 Jan 2022 · 33 minutes
2. Dirty Books

1974. A church minister's wife in West Virginia learns of a brand new curriculum being introduced into her children's school.... more

25 Jan 2022 · 31 minutes
1. 1000 Dolls

It's the early 1970s. Frank Schaeffer is an American kid living in the Swiss Alps – the son of an... more

25 Jan 2022 · 31 minutes
Introducing Things Fell Apart

If you've ever yelled at someone on social media about, say, cancel culture or mask-wearing, then you are a soldier... more

05 Jan 2022 · 3 minutes
Things Fell Apart
How Things Fell Apart, with Jon Ronson and Louis Theroux
Things Fell Apart