The Modern Mann is a multi-award winning podcast with myself, Olly Mann and Alix Fox. I am ‘The Zeitgeist’ and it is my job to put trends to the test. I’ve had a gong bath, ran naked in the sea, eaten insects and hunted out crime.
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- Living with narcolepsy – a rare condition that can cause you to fall asleep wherever you are, or whatever you’re doing – required Antonia Gentile to surrender her driving license, and step back from performing, cooking and even reading.As she explains to Olly in this insightful interview, narcolepsy and cataplexy […]
- Bedtime stories, ‘social stalking’ and sugar-rationing are on the menu as Olly reunites with comedy podcasters Tom Price and Stuart Goldsmith to compare notes on fatherhood.Their sons are now five years old, and in this episode our Dads ruminate on ‘world-building’, how to make friends at pick-up time, and the […]
- When Rosie Mitchell went canoeing on a dam in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, she thought she’d soak up the views, and soon be back on shore to toast the New Year.Instead, she endured a terrifying close encounter with a 3m-long crocodile, who chomped down on her arm and ripped open […]
- As chief executive of the British Fur Trade Association, Mike Moser was the face of the UK’s fur industry. He met with politicians in China and Russia, and advocated his ‘luxury product’ in the House of Lords and at an EFRA Select Committee.Then, after a decade promoting the right to […]
- It began as a threesome, arranged through dating app Feeld – but soon Maggie and Cody realised their connection to Janie was more than sexual. No longer just an adventurous couple in an open relationship, they had become a ‘thruple’ – whose relationship with Janie (their ‘third’) was as vital and […]
- Olivia hardly knew her father. Her parents divorced when she was two, and she was brought up by her Mum.Sent to boarding school at the age of eight, she was estranged from her Dad for a decade.Struggling financially, and weakened by bulimia, she got a call from out of the […]
- Sun, sea and €1 drinks lure thousands of backpackers to Andrew’s hostel in a typical year. But 2020 was not a typical year.Confronting a doomed Summer season and 45 empty bedrooms, Andrew’s family turned their accommodation over to a diverse group of refugees, drug addicts, career criminals and victims of […]
- Ho ho ho! In this bumper Christmas special, our three households unite (at an appropriate social distance, of course) for a festive mix of songs, reminiscences and parlour games – and, of course, the legendary XXXmas Foxhole Christmas Quiz.In the Zeitgeist, our one-man matchmaker Ollie Peart explores the unsettling uptick in loneliness wrought by the […]
- After a sudden and violent death, the Metropolitan Police will dispatch a member of their ‘Family Liaison' team to the deceased person’s relatives, to ensure their needs are met. But this wasn’t always the case…As retired officer Tom Simmons explains to Olly in this episode, the role of the ‘family liaison’ was […]
- Seeking a secure investment, newlyweds Sara and Ali sank their savings into a dependable, government-backed business – a branch of the Post Office.That decision led them to lose their income, their home – and even their liberty.In this intense interview with Olly, they explain how an unacknowledged software glitch put […]