Interview by Jon Ronson

I was recently interviewed by Jon Ronson, the writer, documentary maker, and author of The Men Who Stare at Goats. Jon is such a good interviewer, I didn't know notice when the general chitchat between us stopped and the interview began. The questions I expected, he never asked, resulting in an interview that covered new and unusual ground. Oddly enough, Jon went to the same club as me, The Thunderdome, when raving began in Manchester.

Click here to listen to the show on BBC Radio 4.

11 comments:

Ms Fit said...

Great. I've added a remider into my cell phone. Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

ambition. interesting topic. If you're chasing something for self image production it is usually going to be bad, and if you are chasing your own perfection down, it will hopefully be a good use of ambition that we are all born with.

Jolie Beth Michaels

syncopated eyeball said...

I'm looking forward to this. I hope I can access it from the internet cafe across the road; my phone is my only computer. :)

Andrew T. Austin said...

Excellent news, looking forward to it!

Ms Fit said...

I heard it. Thought it would be the longer though. Nice one.

syncopated eyeball said...

I just listened to the interview, Shaun.
I think that most people, when "success" is mentioned are actually thinking "financial/wordly success" and that ambition is usually directed at that kind of success. That's not my definition of success.
It looks to me as if you still have ambition but that you have changed your goals for the better.
More importantly it seems that you have changed the nature of your goals so that now you work from a position of compassion and desire for justice; not just from a desire for personal wealth/glory. Would you agree with that?
I'm also wondering if you think that your ambitious nature actually helped in your surviving that awful jail term?

Anonymous said...

I heard you on Jon Ronson's programme on Radio 4 - that was a good interview, well done!

Emma

Anonymous said...

I was listening to Radio 4, thought _ wow, this guy's had an interesting life, and of course, it was Shaun

Ms Fit said...

@syncopated eyeball: the nature of your goals so that now you work from a position of compassion and desire for justice; not just from a desire for personal wealth/glory.

I'm sure Shaun will agree when I say Prison is the big equalizer. It will humble you and make you see the world in a different light. You also learn to not take anything for granted...well at least that's what it did to me.

syncopated eyeball said...

Thanks for that Ms Fit.

Jon said...

So true, Ms Fit.