I think I should probably beg off picking a favourite Day 6 interview the way a parent refuses to identify the favoured kid: "I love you all the same!"
But that's baloney. For me, the best interviews are the ones for which you have no expectations that turn out to be compelling for reasons you'd never forsee. For that reason they're never celebrities, they usually involve ordinary people with something to say that's so engaging you're suddenly in their world.
Well, Jon Ronson isn't quite an ordinary person. And his book The Psychopath Test seems like it would deal with people who are the opposite of everyday, and in many cases it does. But the thing I love about the book is how Jon himself becomes convinced the people around him, no matter how normal they seem, may in fact be manipulative sociopaths. You learn from Jon how psychopathic behavior disguises its intents and compensates for the moral and empathetic vacuum at its core. Jon even begins to suspect he's a psychopath in a Woody Allen-esque fit of empathetic hypochondria.
Jon is delightful company which is one reason I loved this interview.
But the book stayed with me too. When Day 6 did a story about the fall of Gadhafi five months after I first spoke with Jon, I thought about how Gadhafi fit the definition Jon outlines in The Psychopath Test and wrote about it in this column.
It's hard to read this book and not do what Jon did, mentally measure the psychopathic tendencies of the people in your lives. Maybe you'll even wonder about yourself.
I asked Jon if he thought I was a psychopath. Listen to the interview to find out what he said.