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  • Let's Live Adventurously (Season 5, Ep 10)

    · The Modern Mann

    From the desert to the jungle, Belinda Kirk has lead expeditions through some of the world’s most inhospitable places. She’s been kidnapped, suffered extremes of heat and cold, and nearly drowned - yet believes such adventures help keep her sane in a modern world that can seem increasingly sedentary and predictable.In this inspiring interview with Olly, Belinda explains the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ stress; defines ‘type 1’ versus ‘type 2’ fun; and recommends some micro-adventures all around Britain, from wild swimming in the Serpentine to sleeping in a Scottish snow-hole.To find out more about Belinda, visit belindakirk.com - and check out her non-profit organisation connecting people to adventures, explorersconnect.com Elsewhere, vegan-at-home Ollie Peart uncovers the publishing trend for ‘Up Lit’ books, reports on a bright future for male make-up counters, and finally completes (most) of the tasks in his quest to become a true trends insider. (This includes smearing snail slime over Olly Mann’s face, which, after what he’s put him through this season, seems fair enough.)Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, it’s our 50th episode feedback special, as Alix Fox revisits some memorable sex advice from our first 49 editions. There are follow-on stories from those who’ve benefited from her advice on smoking fetishes, differing sex drives, non-consensual violence, polyamorous relationships and cartoon pornography. Alix recommends a couple of books for further reading, explains how to uncover the friendly side of ‘tentacle rape’ porn, and discovers inter-gluteal penetration. Of course.If you have a question of sex for our next 50 episodes, don’t hesitate to fill in the Feedback form on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UK. The Foxhole is proudly sponsored by our sexy friends at MyCondom.com, who stock a frankly incredible range of toys, lube and prophylactics. Remember, just for being a Mann-fan, you can use the code ‘FOXHOLE’ at Checkout and secure an astonishing 15% OFF - even when we’re off-air for the next few months.Finally, our Song of the Week is 'Hung Empty' by Los Campesinos! - a band Olly first heard on the Best Of MySpace podcast back in 2008, and still loves. It’s off their new album Sick Scenes, which is out now on Wichita Records.Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us for these first fifty episodes. If you enjoy the show, please support our independent podcast by chucking us some change - visit MODERNMANN.CO.UK and click Beer Money to pledge £3.47 - the average cost of one pint of beer - or make a one-off donation via PayPal. And be sure to leave us a review on iTunes - itunes.com/Mann - and tell all your friends about the show on social media. We’re at twitter.com/themodernmann.We’ll be back on October 24th. Until then, Mann-fans, make the most of your Tuesdays!Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017.

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  • Life In Westminster (Season 5, Ep 9)

    · The Modern Mann

    Would you be an MP, at a time when public trust in politicians has fallen to the lowest level in living memory? Could you dedicate yourself to your constituents, yet also make time for your family, fighting fires on social media and keeping the media on-side? Wes Streeting, Labour MP for Ilford North since 2015, entered the fray in time to experience the Brexit vote, the murder of his colleague Jo Cox, and the Palace of Westminster coming under terrorist attack. In this candid interview with Olly, he lifts the lid on day-to-day life as a young MP in the House of Commons, from his experiences adapting to the weird traditions of voting and speaking in the House, to the perils of navigating Westminster’s gossipy backstairs bars and their modern-day digital equivalents on WhatsApp.Also this week, Ollie Peart completes even more of his challenges - experiencing a home-cooked Indian meal from Hersha Patel, securing VIP access to a festival, trying out the latest frankincense face-cream, and, er, pissing off the PR lady from the UK transfer of ‘Hamilton’. He even finds time to discuss a couple of actual trends for this week's Zeitgeist, namely the boom in crypto-currency Ethereum, and the teenage girl who loved K-Pop so much she put a hammer in her mouth.Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox, fresh from a launch party in ‘a posh strip club’, reassures a listener who feels that having herpes may prevent her from ever having sex again. Turns out, there’s even a dating app to meet other herpes-positive people! #ShoutYourStatusIf you have a question of sex for a future edition of the show, or some feedback about how Alix's advice has helped you previously, please do reach out using the Feedback form on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UKThe Foxhole is sponsored by our arousing and delightfully lubricated friends at MyCondom.Com - remember, as a Mann-fan, you can get an astonishing 15% OFF by using our code ‘FOXHOLE’ at Checkout.Finally, our record of the week is ‘Was It Love?’, by Isabella ‘Machine’ Summers, out now on Island Records.* We’re a completely independent podcast. That means we raise the funds for the show ourselves. If you enjoy what we do, please support us. You can buy us a beer, donate via PayPal, leave us an iTunes review, or offer to sponsor an episode - all links are on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UKSee You Next Tuesday!Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017.

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  • Hacker For Hire (Season 5, Ep 8)

    · The Modern Mann

    Using the same techniques as criminal hackers, ethical ‘white hat’ hackers help governments and companies test their own security. FC (hacker name: ‘Freakyclown’) has been a white-hat hacker ever since being approached by some ‘men in suits’, having found himself in a spot of legal bother. He’s since been employed to rob dozens of high street banks - all with the consent of the owners.In this honest and fast-moving interview with Olly, he recalls how he stepped away from a childhood defined by poverty and bullying to find sanctuary in the world of coding, ‘war dialling’, and accessing other people’s data...(You can find out more about FC by searching ‘Freakyclown’ on Twitter. The security consultancy he co-founded is redactedfirm.com)Meanwhile, in this week’s Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart considers whether the current re-shoots on ‘Justice League’ - and digitally-created puppy poo in ‘John Wick’ - mean the film industry has finally reached Peak CGI. He also endeavours to explain why sandals are back back back in men’s foot fashion. And, in his quest to become a true trends insider, he makes progress at joining the Freemasons, and finally gets to ride a parliamentary ghost train… sort of.Elsewhere, in this week’s Foxhole, Alix Fox assists a man with an under-developed penis, suffering from hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. What can he do in the bedroom when penetrative sex seems an impossibility? And what is the dating etiquette - is he obliged to warn future partners about his tiny package?If you have a question of sex for a future edition of the show, just send it on in using the Feedback form on our website, ModernMann.co.uk.The Foxhole is sponsored by our friends at MyCondom.com, where you can nab yourself a tremendous range of condoms, lube and toys - AND get a magnificent 15% OFF just for being a Mann-fan: just use the code ‘MANN’ at Checkout.Finally, our song of the week is ‘Living On The 110’ by Rage Against The Machine super-group The Prophets of Rage, ‘an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of political bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing.’ It’s out on their debut album in September. Enjoy.Remember, if you enjoy our show, please support the show, by buying us a beer, sponsoring an episode, or leaving us a review on iTunes. All links are on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UKSee You Next Tuesday!Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017.

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  • How Are We For Time? (Season 5, Ep 7)

    · The Modern Mann

    Being a TV warm-up is one of the hardest jobs in showbiz. How can you capture the interest and affection of an audience who don’t know who you are, have spent hours sitting around, and may simply want to go home?Andy Collins is a man who knows. Often cited as the best in the business, he’s honed his skills over decades, warming-up audiences for shows as diverse as Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother, Celebrity Juice and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.In this candid and riotously funny interview with Olly, he explains how to whip a crowd of old women into a frenzy, why he never wants to disappoint Ant and Dec, and reveals why Russell Brand, Bruce Forsyth and Michael McIntyre are all off his Christmas card list... (If you’d like to hear more from Andy, do check out his Breakfast show on BBC Three Counties Radio, weekdays 6-9am.)Elsewhere this week, Ollie Peart, fresh from a speed awareness course in Yeovil, assesses the trends for body mists, Love Island and luxury watch subscription services. Plus, in his quest to become a true trends insider, progress is * finally * made in his mission to touch a Nando’s Black Card, and get a place at a chef’s table.Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox checks out ‘cyborgasms’ at the Blue Dot Festival in Cheshire, and grabs a listener’s question of pubes by the short and curlies: When it comes to manscaping, how low should you go, and what equipment should you use along the way?… If you have a question of sex for a future edition of the show, do reach out via the Feedback form on our website - you can remain totally anonymous if you so desire. The Foxhole is brought to you by our erotic associates at MyCondom.com - just head over there for a sensational range of condoms, lube and toys, and use our code, ‘FOXHOLE’, for an incredible 15% OFF.Finally, our record of the week, is by Flyte - it’s called Cathy Come Home, and it’s off their debut album out in August. Remember, if you want to support the show, you can buy us a beer, enquire about sponsorship or review the show on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UKSee You Next Tuesday!Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017.

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  • The Accidental Pimp (Season 5, Ep 6)

    · The Modern Mann

    Life as a landlord means trusting strangers to live in your house. Try as you might, you can't know everything about them. Sometimes, you just have to rely on an instinct that your tenants are good people. Until, that is, you get a knock on the door from the Police...That's what happened to listener Ian from Dublin. In this interview with Olly, he re-lives the moment he became involved in an armed Police sting - and began to regret renting out his property.Also this week, Ollie and Olly head off to Wimbledon and investigate 'tennis-heckling', the rise of Aperol Spritz and the IBM data bunker. Plus, Ollie continues in his quest to become a true trends insider, forsaking Raya for Inner Circle, and preparing to venture to High Wycombe in the name of journalism.Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox ponders the possibilities of cervical orgasms, and answers a listener question of sexual reciprocity - how should a high-functioning autistic woman get off in the sack, when she can't bear physical contact?If you have a question of sex for Alix, just fill in our Feedback form on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UK - you can remain anonymous if you wish. The Foxhole is sponsored by the love-Gods who run mycondom.com - head over there to fill your boots with condoms, sex toys and lube, all at great-value prices, with an additional 15% OFF when you use our code, 'FOXHOLE'.Finally, our record of the week - which, like all our favourite 'choons, is featured in our Spotify playlist at MODERNMANN.CO.UK/MUSIC - is the new one from St Vincent. It’s called New York, and it’s available to download right now.That's it for this week's show: if you enjoy what we do, please support us by buying us a beer or reviewing us on iTunes. Details on our website.See You Next Tuesday!Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017.

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  • Subliminal Criminal (Season 5, Ep 5)

    · The Modern Mann

    Does the mind of a murderer look any different to yours? Can brain-scanning technology help explain criminal activity? And if could - should that evidence be admitted into court? Dr Lisa Claydon, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Open University, has spent decades considering these questions. In this fascinating interview with Olly, recorded at Cheltenham Science Festival, she explains the issues around neuroscience in the courtroom, from the problems of malingering and false memory syndrome to the sometimes dubious defence of ‘automatism’ used by murdering sleep-walkers. Elsewhere this week, Ollie Peart explains why he’s getting emotional about a giant pig, how to get your favourite film back on the big screen, and the latest way to bring your Pornhub experience to life. And, in his quest to become a true trends insider, he attempts to enrol on to an elite dating app, and hitch a ride on a ‘parliamentary ghost-train’ with some real experts. Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox reveals why an exfoliating sponge could become your bedroom essential, and answers a listener question about polyamory, with plenty of pointers for those seeking plenty of partners. Along the way, she translates much seemingly inpenetrable poly-lingo, explaining away ‘cowgirl’, ‘mono’, ‘frubbly feelings’, ‘metamores’ and ‘NRE’. If you have a question of sex for next week’s show, just click the Feedback form on our website, modernmann.co.uk. The Foxhole is sponsored by our superb sexual companions at MYCONDOM.COM. They stock an incredible range of toys, lube and protection, including the On)Clinic non-lubricated condoms Alix highlights in this week’s show. Remember to use our special discount code ‘FOXHOLE’ to get 15% off. Finally our song of the week is Albin Lee Meldau’s track ‘Persistence’, off his debut EP ‘Bloodshot’, released on the 21st July. We like it a lot. If you’d like to support our show, buy us a beer, sponsor an episode, send us some feedback, subscribe to our podcast feed or dig around our archive - just head to our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UK See You Next Tuesday!Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017.

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  • SUMMER FESTIVALS SPECIAL (Season 5, Ep 4)

    · The Modern Mann

    From Glastonbury to The End Of The Road, Summer festivals continue to colonise the countryside. But how do people pull together such enormous events year after year?In our 2017 Summer Festivals Special, Olly meets Pete Lawrence, co-founder of The Big Chill, which went from being a low-key ‘festival in a club’ for 150 people in Islington to an massive outdoor happening, taking over huge venues across Britain, with acts including Lily Allen, The Proclaimers, Basement Jaxx, and Leonard Cohen.How do you choose the perfect location for your booming event? How can you maintain counter-culture ethics whilst wooing corporate sponsors? And how can you keep the Police on-side when so many attendees are doing drugs? Pete - now founder of campfireconvention.uk - reveals all...Meanwhile, in this week’s Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart - fresh from sitting near Kate Adie at a train station - previews the Summer festivals you’ve never heard of, but should get tickets for NOW. In his top three are G!, in the Faroe Islands;...

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  • I See Dead People (Season 5, Ep 3)

    · The Modern Mann

    Pathology technician Carla Valentine always knew she wanted to work with corpses. In childhood, she conducted funerals for roadkill. These days, she is curator of the St Bart’s Museum of Pathology, and a passionate advocate for more discussion about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut.In this interview with Olly, she reveals how to prepare for an autopsy, how to get a sense of how a person lived from examining their remains, and how to create that ‘look of gentle repose’ so important to grieving families. You’ll discover when rigor mortis starts, how identify the difference between primary and secondary flaccidity, and you'll learn about alkaline hydrolysis (‘the new cremation’) and the American trend for being embalmed sitting up.For this week’s Lifehack, Sasha Morgan from Peckham-based arts educational charity Bold Everywhere reveals her top tips to run a successful meeting: know your objectives, invite the right people, and assemble your allies before the meeting even commences. The...

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  • Micronesia's Got Talent (Season 5, Ep 2)

    · The Modern Mann

    Paul Watson realised he would never play football for England - so attempted, instead, to be recruited by the worst international team in the world. His quest lead him to Pohnpei, Micronesia; and, although he never realised his dream of becoming an international soccer star, he ended up coaching them instead...What's it like training a team 9000 miles away from home, in a country with no football culture? What is the beautiful game's secret at bringing communities together? And how can one recover after a defeat against the Guam Crushers?Paul's book, Up Pohnpei, is out now. Big thanks hanks to Mannfan Tom Cotton for suggesting Paul as a guest - if you have an idea for a future edition of the show, just get in touch using the Feedback form on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UKMeanwhile, in this week's Lifehack, Rosie Slosek of themoneyhaven.com offers up her three top tips to women about 'how to liberate your man from his job'. (Heads up, chaps: it involves actually talking to your girlfriend once in a...

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  • Serving the Super-Rich (Season 5, Ep 1)

    · The Modern Mann

    There are more billionaires than ever. Rockstars. Oil tycoons. Internet entrepreneurs. And all of them - all of them - employ private staff. The age of Jeeves and Wooster may be over, but the demand for a dependable butler remains. Lawrence McKenna has been serving the super-rich for three decades, including stints in private suites in London's poshest hotels and the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. In this interview with Olly, he reveals how to remain invisible yet available; poised to deliver whatever a ‘principal’ desires, from obscure coffee beans to a mid-coital cuppa. He explains how to carry a plate, when to say ‘yes’ and when to simply say ‘it can be done’, and how to prepare *just chilled* mineral water to the taste of a Saudi trillionaire. Meanwhile, in this week’s Lifehack, meet Rudy Budhdeo: a man who knows how to wear jeans. As CEO of world-leading store Son Of A Stag, he tells us his top three life-hacks for buying, washing and manipulating raw denim. The Lifehack is sponsored by our friends at...

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  • Yours Sincerely (Season 4, Ep 10)

    · The Modern Mann

    Is there still a place for the pen-and-paper posted letter? Alison Hitchcock thinks so: when she discovered her friend Brian Greenley had cancer, she decided to write him regular letters throughout his treatment - initially as an attempt to cheer him up, then as companionship through some of his darkest hours.In this interview with Olly, she recalls how writing over a hundred letters to Brian helped get them both through a difficult chapter, and deepened their friendship immeasurably. You can find out more about them, and get tips on how to write to a friend with cancer, at frommetoyouletters.co.ukIn this week’s Lifehack, Ariele Rovati from Brewdog shares his top three tips on how to start your own microbrewery, courtesy of Squarespace. If you want to build yourself a beautiful website, simply visit Squarespace.com and use the code to 'MANN' to get...

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  • The Woman Who Talks To Paedophiles (Season 4, Ep 9)

    · The Modern Mann

    Dr Sarah Goode spent six years talking to, and writing about, self-defined paedophiles - grown men sexually attracted to children.She believes, if our society were more accepting of this ‘involuntary’ sexual predilection, then more children might be protected from abuse - if the men concerned were prevented from acting out their fantasies.In this compelling interview with Olly, Dr Goode outlines her contentious view and why she believes hysteria around predatory paedophilia ironically fails to protect Britain’s children.She also explains why she believes the internet can be a force for good in combatting child abuse - despite the presence of online grooming, and the wide availability of child sexual abuse imagery.Sarah has written two academic books based on her research, 'Understanding and Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction to Children: A Study of Paedophiles in Contemporary Society' and 'Paedophiles in Society: Reflecting on Sexuality, Abuse and Hope'. Both are available to buy via Amazon.If...

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  • Having The Last Word (Season 4, Ep 8)

    · The Modern Mann

    From David Bowie to George Michael, celebrity deaths are becoming increasingly common, as the rock generation reaches retirement age. How does a paper of record go about documenting their lives?Simon Pearson is Obituaries Editor of The Times, and in this interview with Olly he explains how profiles of the great and the good are created - ready to be published the moment a notable name pops their clogs - and how lesser-known figures also find their way on to the paper’s illustrious pages.Elsewhere this episode, Ollie Peart brings us news of meme warfare, holographic phones and animated April Fools pranks in this week’s Zeitgeist. And, in new feature The Lifehack, British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber (theboywhobakes.co.uk) reveals his baking tips, courtesy of Squarespace.Meanwhile, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox is angry about ‘the world’s first smart condom’, and tackles one of the most popular questions to grace our mailbag: what do you do when your sex drive vastly exceeds that of your partner? Got a...

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  • I Was A Child Soldier (Season 4, Ep 7)

    · The Modern Mann

    When he was just 14, Wayne Sharrocks realised he wanted to join the Army - within a year, he’d begun the process of signing up to serve his country. At 18, he had his regimental cap badge tattooed on to his chest.In this searingly honest interview with Olly, he describes how the Army broke him down and built him back up again; training him to follow orders without question and desensitising him to violence. In postings to Afghanistan he saw courage, commitment - and life-changing injuries.Britain is the only European country to recruit child soldiers. Wayne now campaigns for the enlistment age to be raised: you can find out more about that at veteransforpeace.org. And you can discover more about him, and the documentary film he’s crowdfunding, on his website waynesharrocks.com. Meanwhile, in The Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart explains the purpose of a ‘high performance chicken’, undergoes a significant life-change, and reveals the Pervert Capital of Britain. Down the Foxhole this week, Alix Fox rejoices at...

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  • The Man Who Stole My Year (Season 4, Ep 6)

    · The Modern Mann

    What’s it like when the person you’re closest to in the world is not the person that you think they are? ‘Elizabeth’ spent a year dating a man who provided only sketchy details about his life, but ingratiated himself into her friendship circle, her family and her home. In this interview with Olly, she reveals how it felt to discover he was living a double-life, and how it’s affected her trust ever since.Also this week, Ollie Peart considers whether the return of The Matrix heralds a new type of film franchise, whether Drake’s new ‘playlist’ heralds the end of the album, and whether his new favourite game heralds a return to text adventures.And, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox enjoys a trip to the theatre and advises a listener who's unhappy that her vibrator might be 'spying' on her… The Foxhole is supported by our friends at mycondom.com. Want to stock up on condoms, lube or toys? Just use the code ‘Foxhole’ at Checkout to get 15% off.Finally, our Song Of The Week is ‘Cease Fire’, by former Sonic...

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  • The Quiet Ones (Season 4, Ep 5)

    · The Modern Mann

    From Morrissey to Laurence Olivier, public figures through history have channelled shyness and stage-fright into their work. But is shyness a useful tool, or is uninhibited confidence a better way to navigate the modern world?Backstage at the Southbank Centre’s ‘Being A Man’ festival, social and cultural historian Joe Moran talks to Olly about the implicit difficulty of silence, the internal monologues that plague him in social situations, and how shy people can weaponise irony, distance and aloofness to their advantage. His book, ‘Shrinking Violets: A Field Guide to Shyness’, is out now.Meanwhile, over in The Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart explains how your car can interact with your ‘environmental happenings’, previews a forthcoming political bout, and reveals where you can buy a ‘Breaking Bad’ lego set.And, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox ponders why she is having some difficulty finding the perfect partner, and offers some advice for a listener whose partner suffers from vaginismus. If you have a question...

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  • Being Amy Winehouse (Season 4, Ep 4)

    · The Modern Mann

    Amy Winehouse’s voice may have seemed unique - but you can sing just like her if you understand her influences.So says Emma Wright, whose musical journey began with an X Factor audition that sounded like Christina Aguilera, morphed into a Stars In Their Eyes contest in which she played Lady Gaga - and culminated in a fully-fledged career impersonating one of the most troubled and celebrated musical icons of recent times.Elsewhere this episode, in The Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart - whose Mum once called him a scrotum - considers biometric face masks, Pinterest parties and the Nintendo Switch; and, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox 'spices up' Superdrug’s social media presence and advises a listener who wonders if they should bring up their chequered sexual history with a new partner.The Foxhole is proudly sponsored by our friends at MyCondom.Com - use the code FOXHOLE at Checkout to receive an incredible 15% Off.Music this week comes courtesy of British Sea Power and their new one, Keep On Trying, out at the end...

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  • The Impossible Cream (Season 4, Ep 3)

    · The Modern Mann

    The story behind Baileys, the blockbuster booze brand, is unexpectedly lo-fi. It was invented not in Ireland but in London’s Soho, with ingredients purchased on impulse from a corner shop. David Gluckman was one of the creative team who, by mixing whiskey and cream, unwittingly spawned a new sub-category of drinks - Irish chocolate cream liqueurs - which went on to sell billions of bottles. In this interview, he tells Olly Mann how a disparaging focus group, some drinking policemen and a Jewish restaurant all played their surprising part in alcohol history.David’s book, 'That Shit Will Never Sell', is available now at thatshitwillneversell.com, and includes the stories behind countless other drinks brands he's had a hand in, including Smirnoff Black Label, Tanqueray 10, Sheridans, and Purdeys.The booze theme continues in this week’s Zeitgeist, recorded at the Craft Beer Rising festival in London’s East End. Therein, Ollie Peart predicts the hipster trends about to go global: barrel-aged beer such as...

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  • The 21st Century 'It-Boy' (Season 4, Ep 2)

    · The Modern Mann

    Artist, muse, socialite: when Daniel Lismore visits a nightclub, he charges THEM to host him. How did this quiet man from the Midlands become a fashion insider with countless celebrity contacts and an outrageous style that has strongly influenced London clubland?In this interview with Olly, he discusses how his battle with bulimia, his love of Star Trek and savvy use of social media has propelled him from his mum's dressing-up box to become a 21st Century 'It-Boy'. Daniel's book of extraordinary self-portraits, 'Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken', is out now, and you can follow him on Instagram @DanielLismore.Meanwhile, in The Zeitgeist this week, Ollie Peart considers the Scandinavian approach to social media, the sound production of BBC costume dramas, and the luxury fast food for people with more money than sense. And, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox has advice for 'Dry Delila' - a listener whose medication might be drying up her ladybits.The Foxhole is sponsored by our friends at...

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  • CEO at 22 (Season 4, Ep 1)

    · The Modern Mann

    Raising $1m in venture capital whilst still at Uni; starting a business seemed like child's play for James Routledge. His start-up attracted 50m page views per month, and his investors believed he could be the next Mark Zuckerberg.Except, beneath the surface, he felt stressed, isolated and alone - and his business was burning £30,000 per month. In this honest and compelling interview with Olly, he explains what happened next.James is now co-founder of mental health start-up Sanctus. You can find out more about them at Sanctus.ioIn The Zeitgeist this week, Ollie Peart attempts to explain why teenagers appear to be ever more stylish, reveals how to prevent pregnancy using an app, and highlights the sad retirement of America's top fortune cookie writer, Donald Lau. Meanwhile, Alix Fox clarifies exactly how one goes about moving house when you've got a home full of sex-toys, and advises a 43 year-old virgin who is desperate to lose his virginity, but worries he has missed the boat.Massive thanks to...

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