The Modern Mann

Series produced by Matt Hill

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Olly Mann is trying to be a better person. Through interviews with interesting people and tips from regular guests, he may just do it.

Electric cars, hi-fidelity streaming, boutique hotels, ‘summer footwear’ … it’s all just so sodding exhausting, isn’t it? As if navigating the waters of third-wave feminism and constantly-available pornography weren’t choppy enough, the glossy men’s mags demand the modern man must be stylish, savvy, sensitive - and yet also prepared to be mocked and manipulated into buying a £50 bottle of ‘mineral mask’.

The Modern Mann is different. We know you like to stay on top of trends, but that in reality you fall woefully short of them. We know you want to be informed about tech, food and fashion - but that you’ll inevitably continue to wash your face with, um, soap.

Created by Answer Me This! overlord Olly Mann and producer Matt Hill, The Modern Mann is like all the best men’s magazines; you needn’t be a man to enjoy it.

7 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Charlie Gilmour, with Olly Mann
Ex-con Charlie Gilmour reveals to Olly what it takes to be at Paris Fashion Week for the first time, how to work on your 'walk', and where models h...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 16:41
Caption: Chay Allen, acting with Britney Spears
Dr Chay Allen is an art historian who paid his way through his phD by working as an extra on shows including 24 and Downton Abbey.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 12:54
Caption: Stuart Goldsmith, Olly Mann & Tom Price
Comedians Stuart Goldsmith and Tom Price join Olly Mann to discuss their impending fatherhood. Do we need to know about the mucus plug?

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 21:04
Caption: Hayley Quinn, with Olly Mann
Dating. In this age of Tinder, Grindr, no-strings sex and fourth-wave feminism, it's all got rather complicated. How do you find someone you want ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 18:26
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What was your first bet? Matt Zarb-Cousin remembers his - because it led to a cycle of addiction that saw him flutter away over £10,000 in the book...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 23:27
Caption: Conor McGloin, with Olly Mann
Conor McGloin was 10 years old when he decided he wanted to be an international rock superstar. But it didn't quite turn out the way he'd expected...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 20:56
Caption: Olly Mann with Shaun Attwood
Shaun Attwood survived a 9½ year sentence in America's deadliest prison.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 23:49