Tumbling overboard following a fit of food poisoning, Brett Archibald survived 28 hours alone in the Indian Ocean.
In this extraordinary interview with Olly, he re-lives his onslaught of hallucinations, his encounter with a shark, and how he contemplated certain death...
You can read more about Brett's amazing story at BrettArchibald.com, and in his book, Alone, which is out now.
Elsewhere in our season premiere, Ollie Peart returns with The Zeitgeist, and ponders the trend for 'marathon banditing', the return of Beck, and how to make Cheese Tea seem a delicious prospect.
And, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox - fresh from winning an award for her podcast series Close Encounters - returns to shed light on the enigmatic world of female ejaculation. If you have a question of sex for Alix, now is the time to submit it; you can remain anonymous if you wish - just visit modernmann.co.uk and click Feedback.
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Meanwhile, in this week's Lifehack, polyglot Lindsay Williams offers up her three top tips to master a new language in your spare time. You can see more from Lindsay at LindsayDoesLanguages.com
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Finally, our record of the week is the awesome Bodies by Wafia, out now on Future Classic records.
There are still nine episodes to run this season, so if you have a suggestion for a future interviewee, a trend for Ollie Peart to investigate, or you'd like to become a Mannbassador, just get in touch using our Feedback page at modernmann.co.uk.
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Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Brett Archibald, Lindsay Williams. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2017. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy