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Amazing stories, emerging trends, and sex advice - with Olly Mann, Alix Fox and Ollie Peart. 'Best Interview Podcast', British Podcast Awards. New episodes monthly, on the 10th. Get in touch or buy us a beer at modernmann.co.uk.

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    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

Amazing stories, emerging trends, and sex advice - with Olly Mann, Alix Fox and Ollie Peart. 'Best Interview Podcast', British Podcast Awards. New episodes monthly, on the 10th. Get in touch or buy us a beer at modernmann.co.uk.

    The Countdown

    The Countdown

    Medically assisted dying is legal in Canada, where over 10,000 people end their lives through euthanasia each year, and over 80% of applications are approved.
    Robin Farr, from Calgary, watched as her Dad, Mike, developed a rare lung disease that limited his breathing, massively impacting his quality of life. Then he decided to make use of the MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) laws.
    In this honest, unsparing conversation with Olly, Robin explains how it felt to manage the last couple of days of her father’s life - and reveals the flaws in the system that left her and her family unsupported in a time of anticipatory grief..
    CONTENT WARNING: detailed discussion of assisted dying and euthanasia.
    Robin volunteers with Canadian support groups Bridge4You and Bridgec14, and recommends the resources at dyingwithdignity.ca and the Swiss organisations Pegasos and Dignitas.
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    Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart sees if he can be the one to break the socks-and-sandals taboo… and tries his hand at becoming a mystic.
    Is there any scientific basis to astrology? Has technology transformed horoscope delivery? And how did the Covid pandemic inspire millennials to turn to this ancient ‘entertainment’? 
    With the help of veteran astrologer Sally Kirkman, Ollie attempts to find out - and, based on Olly’s date, place and time of birth - delivers our host an unforgettable reading…
    The Zeitgeist is sponsored by Manscaped, who are now offering their Ultra Smooth Package for sale in Europe. Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code ‘Mann’ at Manscaped.com
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    Elsewhere, in the Foxhole, Alix Fox ascends Bear Mountain (not a euphemism), and assists a listener who thinks he might have contracted Strep B from giving his partner oral sex.
    Can this really be possible? What’s the difference between Strep A and Strep B? And how should he brave the conversation with his other half? Alix, as always has the answers…
    If YOU have a relationships question for Alix, or a trends challenge for Ollie, please submit it via the Feedback form on our website, modernmann.co.uk/feedback. You can remain anonymous if you wish.
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    Finally, our record of the month is the fist-pumping fun of ‘How Will I Know?’ from British four-piece The Amazons: the lead track from their new album, ‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me’, out now. 
    Discover our Spotify playlist - featuring every song we’ve ever selected for the podcast - at modernmann.co.uk/music
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    This episode is sponsored by:
    • Stitch Fix, the personal styling site that sends you great clothes to try on at home. Get started today and get 20% off when you keep all five items at at StitchFix.co.uk/mann
    • Beer52, the UK's No. 1 Craft Beer Club. For a FREE case of their delicious beer, visit beer52.com/modern and just pay for the postage - and they’ll chuck in TWO EXTRA BEERS just for you!
    • LISTENERS LIKE YOU. If you can afford to buy us a beer each month to say thank you for making you a free 1hr+ magazine show each month - please do. We rely on your support: modernmann.co.uk/beer
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    … And we’ll see you again on October 10th!
    Host: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Robin Farr, The Amazons. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    How To Be A Dad, Part 8

    How To Be A Dad, Part 8

    Videogames, testosterone and triage - it’s all in day’s work when you’ve got a six year old boy, as Olly explores with fellow Dads Tom Price and Stuart Goldsmith in this eighth instalment of our annual ‘How To Be A Dad’ series.
    Along the way, our trio consider ‘the joy’ of morning routines, how to play ‘child Carcassonne’, and the environmental ethics of party bags…
    To catch up on the story so far, visit modernmann.co.uk/dads.
    (Check out Tom and Stu’s podcasts, ‘My Mate Bought A Toaster’ and ‘The Comedian’s Comedian’, wherever you get your podcasts.)
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    Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart tries his hand at writing the ultimate Best Man’s Speech - with some help from professional comedy writer, Marc Blakewill.
    What are his top tips to win over the room? How should a great wedding speech be structured? And should you even mention the Stag Do? Ollie reveals all…
    If YOU would like to challenge Ollie to test out a trend on a future edition of the show, submit it via our feedback form.
    The Zeitgeist is sponsored by Manscaped, the only men’s brand dedicated to below the waist grooming. Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code ‘Mann’ at Manscaped.com
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    Elsewhere, in the Foxhole, Alix Fox considers the kinky uses for biodegradable tattoos, and investigates new female contraceptive Phexxi.
    Cleverly maintaining the pH level of the vagina during contact with sperm, could this product offer a life-line to women who don’t want to take hormone-changing pills and want to avoid pregnancy? Alix finds out…
    If YOU have a question of sex for Alix, submit it via our feedback form. You can remain anonymous if you wish.
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    Finally, our record of the month is an infectious slice of Summery pop from Lauv. It’s called ‘Stranger’, and it’s out NOW on his album All 4 Nothing. Go get it!
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    This episode of The Modern Mann is only possible thanks to the generosity of listeners LIKE YOU.
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    And do check out our amazing sponsors 
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    … and we’ll see you again on September 10th!
    Host: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Tom Price, Stuart Goldsmith, Lauv. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Out of the Fog

    Out of the Fog

    When adults adopted as children feel lost or incomplete - even if they had a happy childhood - they often describe themselves as ‘being in the fog’.
    For Vicky Sandison, who was told her mother’s birth mother’s name at the age of nine, it was the internet that spurred her on to investigate who she really was.
    First via Friends Reunited, then MySpace and now 23&Me, Vicky has been piecing together her birth family - and, as she explains to Olly in this month’s interview, coming out of the fog…
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    Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart takes an 18-hour military flight to the Falklands to uncover a world of dark tourism.
    Are sites like Goose Green, Pebble Island and Mount Tumbledown, where hundreds of people lost their lives, appropriate stop-offs on a tourist trip of the islands?
    Does holidaying at Anne Frank Huis, Auschwitz or the Cambodian Killing Fields diminish the terrors that happened there - or keep them alive in our collective memories?
    The Zeitgeist is sponsored by Manscaped, creators of the anti-chafing, silky-soft Boxer 2.0. Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code ‘Mann’ at Manscaped.com
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    Elsewhere, in the Foxhole, Alix Fox has been on the hunt for celebrity foreskins at the 40th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
    And, in our listener question of the month, Foxy assists a listener who wants to know how to recycle her rampant rabbit.
    Can old sex toys be accepted as small electrical devices by British recycling centres? Can they instead be re-sold? Or made into ART? Alix, as ever, has all the answers - and takes a look at a brand new eco-friendly toy.
    The Foxhole is sponsored by ExpressVPN, a great way to view adult material in hotels and other places where you don’t want to be tracked. Head to ExpressVPN.com/Mann to get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package!
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    Finally, our record of the month comes courtesy of Max Pope and the summery vibes of his new tune, Better Late Than Never.
    This episode is sponsored by:
    • Stitch Fix, the personal styling site that sends you great clothes to try on at home. Get started today and get 20% off when you keep all five items at at StitchFix.co.uk/mann
    • Tiege Hanley, who offer simple, effective skincare for men. Get 30% off your first box, plus a free gift, at tiege.com/MANN
    • Beer52, the UK's No. 1 Craft Beer Club. For a FREE case of their delicious beer, visit beer52.com/modern and just pay for the postage - and they’ll chuck in TWO EXTRA BEERS just for you!
    • Athletic Greens, the ultimate daily nutritional supplement. To get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D, and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, visit athleticgreens.com/mann
    • LISTENERS LIKE YOU. If you can afford to buy us a beer each month to say thank you for making you a free 1hr+ magazine show each month - please do. We rely on your support.
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    … And we’ll see you again, with our annual How To Be A Dad special, on August 10th!

    Presenter: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Vicky Sandison, Max Pope. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Blueprint

    The Blueprint

    Reggie Nelson grew up on an East London council estate to alcoholic parents. With drugs and violence all around him, he underperformed academically, and felt the only career options available to him were “music, football or crime”.

    Quintin Price grew up in India, with a cook, butler, and driver. His father was an international banker; his mother a committed philanthropist. After boarding school and University, he went into banking himself, and became an executive at BlackRock.

    Then, one afternoon in 2014, their lives crossed paths. In this eye-opening interview, they tell Olly what happened next.

    Reggie’s book, Opening Doors, is out now, and is also available as an audiobook.

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    Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart investigates self-publishing sensation Substack. Can he master the platform and become a blogging billionaire?

    With the help of music recommendation newsletter Flowstate.fm, he attempts to decode the ingredients to create the perfect Substack crowd-pleaser. But are his views ‘controversial’ enough?

    The Zeitgeist is sponsored by Manscaped, creators of the anti-chafing, silky-soft Boxer 2.0, engineered to be the most comfortable boxers in your underwear drawer. Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code ‘Mann’ at Manscaped.com

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    Elsewhere, in the Foxhole, Alix Fox has been unpicking the complex intersection of faith and sexuality with muslim comedian Sadia Azmat, whose memoir, Sex Bomb, is out now.

    Then, she answers our listener question of the month, courtesy of Mann-fan Craig in Baltimore, who is TTC* with his wife, and wants to know whether the underwear he is wearing could be affecting his fertility.
    (*’Trying To Conceive’. You can have that acronym on us.)

    With the help of Joshua Shoemake, founder of cooling underwear company Snowballs, Alix discovers how scrotal temperatures can make all the difference to procreation - and comes up with a novel suggestion to make the whole process a little more… romantic.

    The Foxhole is sponsored by Handy - the willy-thrilling sex toy that can be controlled by your lover from anywhere on the planet. For free express shipping, use our code ‘Foxhole' at TheHandy.com.
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    Finally, our record of the month is the anthemic ‘I’m Insecure’, from Lauran Hibberd’s debut album ‘Garageband Superstar’. Enjoy!


    This episode is sponsored by:
    • Wine52, the wine discovery club. For a FREE case of their delicious wine visit wine52.com/mann and just pay for the postage.
    • ExpressVPN, Business Insider’s #1 rated VPN. Head to ExpressVPN.com/Mann to get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. 
    • Tiege Hanley, who offer simple, effective skincare for men. Get 30% off your first box, plus a free gift, at tiege.com/MANN
    • Athletic Greens, the ultimate daily nutritional supplement. To get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D, and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, visit athleticgreens.com/mann. 
    • LISTENERS LIKE YOU. If you can afford to buy us a beer each month to say thank you for making you a free 1hr+ magazine show each month - please do. We rely on your support.
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    … And we’ll see you on July 10th!

    Presenter: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Reggie Nelson, Quintin Price, Tim Warwood, Lauran Hibberd. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    How To Run A Food Truck

    How To Run A Food Truck

    Pippa Till gave up her job as a TV edit assistant to follow her dream of selling food at festivals, in her very own food truck.

    But she had no food, no truck - and no business plan. 

    Armed with nothing more than derring-do spirit, a pile of debt and a sackful of scones, Pippa spent the next few years attempting to master her profit margin, ace her marketing, and bake the perfect cream tea. And then 2020 happened…

    Pippa’s business can be found at https://www.sconetomorrow.com



    Also catching up with Olly this episode is brewer-turned-author Tommy Barnes (star of our 2019 episode, ‘Let’s Build A Brewery’). 

    When we last spoke to Tommy, he too had abandoned a steady job in the media to try his hand at beer-making in the Loire valley. How have the last two years treated him? And what IS a ‘beer-neutral brewery’? 

    Tommy’s new book, ‘Trouble Brewing in the Loire’, is out now.



    Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart investigates the University of Salford’s project to develop a universal sound for e-scooters.  

    Can he create a noise that perfectly matches his scootering speed and thrust? Can he channel his inner Hans Zimmer and match the medium with melody? Olly finds out.

    The Zeitgeist is sponsored by Manscaped, the only men’s brand dedicated to below the waist grooming. Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code ‘Mann’ at Manscaped.com

    Elsewhere, in the Foxhole, Alix Fox celebrates the creation of the most accurate 3D model of female anatomy ever, and advises a listener whose partner gets frisky in his sleep.
    Is he suffering from sexsomnia? If so, does this excuse him from his actions? And just how common is this condition? Alix reveals all.
    CONTENT WARNING: rape, non-consensual sex.
    The Foxhole is sponsored by Handy - a WiFi-enabled sex toy for men, designed and developed in Norway. For free express shipping, use our code ‘Foxhole' at TheHandy.com.

    Finally, our record of the month comes from East London singer-songwriter Murkage Dave and his new track, ‘World I Want To Live In’, out now.

    This episode is sponsored by:
    • Wine52, the wine discovery club. For a FREE case of their delicious wine visit wine52.com/mann and just pay for the postage.
    • Stitch Fix, the personal styling site that sends you great clothes to try on at home. Get started today with 20% off when you keep all five items at at StitchFix.co.uk/mann
    • Tiege Hanley, who offer simple, effective skincare for men. Get 30% off your first box, plus a free gift, at tiege.com/MANN 
    • LISTENERS LIKE YOU. If you can afford to buy us a beer each month to say thank you for making you a free 1hr+ magazine show each month - please do. We rely on your support.
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    … And we’ll see you on June 10th!

    Presenter: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Pippa Till, Tommy Barnes, Murkage Dave. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Fatal Blow

    The Fatal Blow

    Charlotte Henry’s brother Alex was just 20 years old when he was charged with murder, attempted murder and GBH for a gang-related incident that lasted just 47 seconds.
    Even though he did not know the victim, and did not issue the fatal blow that killed him, Alex had run towards the scene of the crime with his friend Cameron Ferguson, who was armed with a knife.
    Alex was charged under ‘joint enterprise’ laws - since overturned by the Supreme Court in instances of murder. But he remains in prison to this day.
    In this interview with Olly, Charlotte - now a criminal defence lawyer - re-lives the moment she became aware her brother’s teenage truancy was escalating into something more troubling - and explains why, ten years on, she’s still campaigning to exonerate him.

    Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart tries his hand at making vegan milk. Can his soaked oats match brand leader Oatly for flavour? Is it really more environmentally friendly to drink rapeseed oil than cow’s milk? And is rice always nice? Olly finds out - in the taste test from Hell...
    The Zeitgeist is sponsored by Manscaped, the only men’s brand dedicated to below the waist grooming. Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code ‘Mann’ at Manscaped.com

    Elsewhere, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox weighs up the pros and cons of getting a ‘Prince Albert’. Is it worth the discomfort to achieve greater sexual pleasure? What’s in it for your sexual partners? And why ARE penis piercings named after Queen Victoria’s consort, anyway? Alix reveals all…
    The Foxhole is sponsored by Handy - a WiFi-enabled sex toy for men, designed and developed in Norway. For free express shipping, use our code ‘Foxhole' at TheHandy.com.

    Finally, our record of the month is the loud-and-proud ‘Dangerous’ from indie funsters The Mysterines. Go stream it!

    This episode of The Modern Mann is supported by:
    • Wine52, the wine discovery club. For a FREE case of their delicious wine visit https://www.beer52.com/wine/mann and just pay for the postage.
    • Stitch Fix, the personal styling site that sends you great clothes to try on at home. Get started today and get 20% off when you keep all five items
    • LISTENERS LIKE YOU. If you can afford to buy us a beer each month to say thank you for making you a free 1hr+ magazine show each month - please do. We rely on your support. https://www.modernmann.co.uk/beer
    … and we’ll see you again on May 10th!
    Presenter: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill: Contributors: Charlotte Henry, Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, The Mysterines. Thanks: Alexa Weissman. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. © Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022.

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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Sheba_Says ,

Olly Mann All Grown Up!

I’ve been a long time listener to Olly’s original podcast “Answer Me This” one he started fresh out of Uni. Now he’s a husband and father and a homeowner - it feels like I’ve listened to him “grow up” via podcast. Like AMT - The Modern Mann podcast has moments of silliness and irreverence. But it also tackles difficult and serious subjects. Olly treats all his interviews with such respect & empathy; no matter how harrowing or traumatic their stories. You’ll really get a bit of everything in this podcast! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry - and maybe even learn something new! Check it out !

Lk3356363 ,

I wanna look like Olly Mann

I wanna smell like Olly Mann
I wanna be like Olly Mann
I wanna podcast like Olly Mann

Scarletrook ,

I thought I would like this

Olly is too arrogant and never shuts up. Stop interrupting people for Christ’s sake.

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