3/7 - Let's Go Brown-Signing

Pinball, Otters and Owls: Adventures on the Road Less Travelled

Amanda Hone has a 'hobby that got out of hand': traversing the UK, visiting the 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 her phone, take the road less travelled and discover the quirky attractions around her - and emplore others to do the same.


In the spirit of 'brown-signing', Olly then takes a trip of his own: to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, where curator Tim Arnold tells him why, 'when you grow up and become a man, you play a real man's game - you play pinball'.

Tim's pinball museum is well worth a visit, if ever you find yourself in Nevada, not only because all the machines are playable, but because all profits go to the Salvation Army.

Here is just a glimpse inside:

Elsewhere in the episode, Ollie Peart pores over the latest trends in The Zeitgeist, including crawling to keep fit, the Hollywood pocketwatch revival, and the death of the masked musician. If you have a trend you'd like to suggest for a future episode, do tweet us @themodernmann.

And, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox reveals the super-powers of 'magic wand massagers' such as the Lovehoney's tokidoki, the UK-made Doxey Wand, and Hitachi's blockbuster big-seller. Plus, she has some advice for a listener who says he's attracted to oral sex with 'she-males' - but is otherwise straight...

If you've got a question of sex for Alix, just submit it via our Feedback form - you can remain anonymous if you wish. The Foxhole is sponsored by our friends at mycondom.com, who are offering Modern Mann listeners an incredible 15% OFF when you use the code 'FOXHOLE' at Checkout. 

Finally, as ever, we have a cracking choon to end the show. This week, it's 'Radio', by Sylvan Esso, out now on Partisan Records:

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Posted on December 6, 2016 and filed under Season Three.