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Witch Hunts

Jon Ronson On, Series 6 Episode 4 of 5

Jon Ronson considers the moment when we follow the herd and make accusations. Jon talks to Meredith Maran who at one time believed she was abused by her father. Her beliefs wrecked her family's relationships. Years later she was to question her memory, and ask whether she had been caught up in a wave of accusations that swept America at the same time which was based on false memory syndrome. But what were the consequences of her doubts on her family and her father?

Music writer David Quantick brings a lighter note to the programme with his stories of his time as entertainment officer at the student union where he took part in an evening of humiliation towards the rock society. He is still left with feelings of guilt around his actions.

Producers: Laura Parfitt and Simon Jacobs
An Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

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Sun 21 Jun 2015 23:30