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Shame, with Jon Ronson

Tom Sutcliffe discusses shame and betrayal with Jennifer Jacquet, Jon Ronson, Peter Stanford and Michael Buffong.

On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe discusses shame and betrayal. Jennifer Jacquet argues that modern-day shaming of corporations is a powerful tool to bring about change. However Jon Ronson believes too many lives have been devastated by public shaming and ridicule. Judas is a name synonymous with betrayal but Peter Stanford asks whether in the 21st century he has become the ultimate scapegoat? Arthur Miller's play All My Sons is a classic tale of family, loyalty, guilt, and betrayal and is brought to the stage by the artistic director of Talawa, Michael Buffong.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is published by Picador.

Jennifer Jacquet

Jennifer Jacquet is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University.

Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool is published by Allen Lane.

Michael Buffong

Michael Buffong is the Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company.

Talawa’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons will set out on a UK tour from February to April.

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford is a writer, journalist and broadcaster.

Judas: The Troubling History of the Renegade Apostle is published by Hodder & Stoughton.


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Jennifer Jacquet
Interviewed Guest Jon Ronson
Interviewed Guest Peter Stanford
Interviewed Guest Michael Buffong
Producer Katy Hickman