The Modern Mann
By Olly Mann
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Sex, trends and amazing life stories with Olly Mann, Alix Fox and Ollie Peart. Podcast of the Year, Radio Academy Awards 2016 (Silver). See You Next Tuesday! Get in touch with the show or buy us a beer at modernmann.co.uk
||ExplicitI Was A Child Soldier (Season 4, Ep 7)||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.||28 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Man Who Stole My Year (Season 4, Ep 6)||What’s it like when the person you’re closest to in the world is not the person that you think they are?||21 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Quiet Ones (Season 4, Ep 5)||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 Royal F...||14 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeing Amy Winehouse (Season 4, Ep 4)||Amy Winehouse’s voice may have seemed unique - but you can sing just like her if you understand her influences.||7 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Impossible Cream (Season 4, Ep 3)||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 wh.||28 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 21st Century 'It-Boy' (Season 4, Ep 2)||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 Londo...||21 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCEO at 22 (Season 4, Ep 1)||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, beneat...||14 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Be A Dad, Part 3 (Season 3, Ep 10)||Comedians Tom Price and Stuart Goldsmith are facing up to daddy decisions: how to rescue their respective relationships from a world of 'guilt-tennis', how much TV to allow their sons to watch, and exactly how best to celebrate a one year-old...||3 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMr Panto (Season 3, Ep 9)||Pantomime: the most peculiarly British of festive entertainments. Each year, we Brits gather the family together to watch the same old stories. To cheer at the hero, hiss at the baddies, and watch a bloke in drag doing the same call-and-response routin...||20 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Queen's Stunt Double (Season 3, Ep 8)||Hollywood stunt-man Gary Connery has played them all: Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Indiana Jones. But it's for his role as Queen Elizabeth II, parachuting out of a helicopter in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, that he will...||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet's Go Brown-Signing (Season 3, Ep 7)||Amanda Hone has a 'hobby that got out of hand': traversing the UK, visiting myriad miscellaneous landmarks designated by brown signs. In this interview, she explains to Olly how an initial visit to an otter and owl sanctuary made her put down...||6 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Was An Islamic Extremist (Season 3, Ep 6)||What's it like to be radicalised? How do young British men set out to murder their fellow citizens in the name of 'jihad'? And, once committed to that course, can there ever be a route back?||29 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe World's Most Productive Man (Season 3, Ep 5)||Productivity guru Chris Bailey spent a year experimenting upon himself in a variety of productivity experiments. What can he teach us?||22 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Gentleman Bank Robber (Season 3, Ep 4)||Down on his luck, and under pressure to maintain his lifestyle, Radcliffe Royds decided to rob a bank.||15 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart Time Hero (Season 3, Ep 3)||The RNLI lifeboats don’t just save lives at sea - they also rescue people on rivers. London’s Thames is teeming with party-boats, where drunken misadventure can lead to injury. Meanwhile, troubled ‘jumpers’, suffering from poor mental health, all||8 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Cure Insomnia (Season 3, Ep 2)||Dr Guy Meadows, founder of The Sleep School, is a man on a mission. He wants you to sleep better.||31 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Last British Bullfighter (Season 3, Ep 1)||Frank Evans, the Mancunian Matador.||25 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Man Who Lives In The Woods (Season 2, Ep 10)||Daniel Pike is, technically, homeless - but he has a home, which he built himself, in woodland near Watford. He made it from clay and reclaimed wood, and it's amazing. Now, the landowners want to evict him. In this extraordinary interview, Olly M...||7 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Win at Shopping (Season 2, Ep 9)||What makes you buy a product? The look? The smell? The layout of the store? In today's cut-throat business world, none of that is left to coincidence: behavioural science is influencing the design of high street shops, supermarkets and online empo...||31 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTop Gear's Rory Reid (Season 2, Ep 8)||How did Rory Reid get his dream job, presenting one of the biggest TV shows on Earth? Despite many years as a motoring and tech journalist, he had only a few months to adjust to flying around the world driving supercars.||24 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStrip Club Etiquette (Season 2, Ep 7)||How should you behave in a 'gentleman's club'? Stripper Edie Licious should know - from grinding the stage at super-sized American strip bars to working the pole in humble East End pubs, she's played 'em all. In this frank an...||16 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGoing Incognito (Season 2, Ep 6)||Is your smartphone spying on you? Just how secure is the dark web? And is your 'Private Browsing' time actually, you know... private? Buzzfeed's James Ball was just 23 when Julian Assange thrust a USB stick with nearly 400,000 confident...||10 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Be A Dad, Part 2 (Season 2, Ep 5)||Comedians Stuart Goldsmith and Tom Price reunite with Olly Mann to compare notes, three months after all spawning sons. What has having a baby done to their time management, sleep routines and sense of self-worth? Which gadgets would they recommend to ...||3 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet's Build a Theme Park (Season 2, Ep 4)||Imagine designing rollercoasters for a living. That's what Bradley Wynne, lead creative artist at Merlin Magic Making, gets to do. A life-long adrenalin junkie, he's now heading up the team for Thorpe Park's biggest ever launch, Derren B...||25 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBritain's Best Barista (Season 2, Ep 3)||How DO you make the perfect cup of coffee? Do you grind? Do you press? Do you froth? One man who knows is 'Coffee Masters' champion Ben Morrow, of Melbourne-based coffee roasters St. Ali. In this episode, Olly meets him at Hackney Coffee Com...||19 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShooting A War Zone (Season 2, Ep 2)||Photojournalist Alison Baskerville was serving in Iraq when she began documenting the lives of her fellow soldiers. She now independently produces astonishing images from the front line across the world, including Afghanistan, Mali, Israel/Gaza and the...||12 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Be A Male Model (Season 2, Ep 1)||Charlie Gilmour dangled from the Cenotaph during the student protests of 2010, and became tabloid enemy #1. Now he's a writer and, since being scouted at a Xmas party, a male model.||5 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Survive Prison (Season 1, Ep 10)||Shaun Attwood survived a 9½ year sentence in the prison with the highest rate of death in America. Here he tells his Olly his sensational story, from Liverpool to Phoenix, taking in his initial career playing the stock market to his millions earned tra..||29 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeing Santa Claus (Season 1, Ep 9)||What's it like being Santa Claus? In our Christmas Spectacular episode, Olly meets actor Nigel Harvey, who makes a living playing Father Christmas all year round, and hears about the highs and lows of life in that iconic red-and-white outfit. Me...||22 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGambling Nearly Killed Me (Season 1, Ep 8)||What if your first bet kickstarted a cycle of addiction that saw you flutter away over £10,000 in the bookies before your 20th birthday? Olly Mann meets Matt Zarb-Cousins to find out.||15 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPicking Up A Partner (Season 1, Ep 7)||Dating guru Hayley Quinn reveals her 5 principles of approaching a partner, and her thoughts on the industry of 'pick-up artists'||8 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConfessions of a Film Extra (Season 1, Ep 6)||How do you get work as a film extra, how much do you get paid - and how do you kill time when you have to spend all day with Britney Spears?||1 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Be A Dad, Part 1 (Season 1, Ep 5)||Comedians Stuart Goldsmith and Tom Price join Olly Mann to discuss their impending fatherhood, from the impact it will have on their respective relationships, to the pitfalls of NCT classes and the lack of support society appears to offer men embarking...||24 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInvesting in Booze (Season 1, Ep 4)||Why put your money in a bank when you could buy a barrel of whisky?!||17 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Was a Teenage Rock Star (Season 1, Ep 3)||Imagine playing Brixton Academy when you're still a teenager... Conor McGloin was 10 years old when he decided he wanted to be an international rock superstar. It didn't quite turn out the way he'd expected, as he reveals in this intervi...||10 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmerica's Best Burgers (Season 1, Ep 2)||What makes THE perfect burger? Olly travels to San Francisco to meet Thrillist's Kevin Alexander, and sample two of the best burgers in California.||3 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Biggest Screens in the World (Season 1, Ep 1)||IMAX's Andrew Cripps and Brian Bonnick, creators of the world's largest movie screens, join Olly to explore whether bigger really is better, and what they can tech us about home entertainment.||27 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
The only Mann in my life
The Modern Mann is easily one of the best podcasts around. Since AMT started coming out fortnightly, I've had trouble satisfying my podcast needs for my weekly commute. Not any more! Cheers for the mention in the second episode too!
Roll on Series 2!
This has been a great start to a podcast. Olly's delivery is terrific and the subjects and guests are really interesting. Buy Olly a beer - he deserves it!
Like all his great output, Olly continues with another great podcast. Love the format, the content and the show and long may it continue.
My Basildon IMAX employees are gonna get a grilling when I go to see Spectre. :)
If you like Olly on Answer Me This and other shoes (radio, media and tv) this'll be right up you street.