January 11, 2013 | Culture | Rebroadcast
The Psychopath Test
It's estimated that 1 in every 100 people is a psychopath: manipulative, callous and lacking remorse. It's not just serial killers that fit the description though. Psychopaths are also CEOs, politicians and religious leaders. When journalist Jon Ronson learned to be a psychopath-spotter, he started seeing them everywhere. The problem he says, is that the psychology industry does too. Ronson joins Doug to explain why he says we should be defined by our sanity and not our madness. (Rebroadcast)
Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of two bestsellers: Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. His latest, now out in paperback, is The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry. He lives in London.