2/10 - The Man Who Lives In The Woods

Hanging out with a 21st Century Hermit

Daniel Pike is, technically, homeless - but he does have 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 meeting, Olly travels to Daniel's hut to learn how he came to be living outdoors - and why he doesn't want to forage for mushrooms any more... 


Elsewhere this week, Ollie Peart investigates giant spider robots, new emoji symbols and SodaStream Beer in The Zeitgeist, and, in The Foxhole, Alix Fox previews the contenders for the Erotic Trade Only Awards, and offers advice to a listener who wants to cheat on his wife - in a tent at Glastonbury.

Finally, our song of the week is the Summeriest track we could find: Shine, by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, out now on Stax Records:

That's it for this season of The Modern Mann - be sure to catch up on our entire twenty-episode archive, and subscribe to receive season three when we return in the Autumn. In the meantime, please click Feedback to leave us a comment, submit a question of sex, or offer to sponsor the show; and click Beer Money to support the show with your, erm, liquidity.

There are plenty of our other shows online to keep your ears busy: Olly presents Answer Me This!, Chips With Everything and The Media Podcast; Ollie Peart has a vlog at youtube.com/mrollieep and Alix has a brand new sex podcast for The Guardian, Close Encounters, kicking off very soon. Producer Matt makes an insane amount of excellent podcasts, including his excellent motorsport comedy show, For F1's Sake. 

Thanks so much for listening this series. See you in the Autumn!


Posted on June 7, 2016 and filed under Season Two.