Posts tagged #Bricker

9/3 - The Only Way Is Up

‘Humans were born in an age when we had to run away from tigers. People have a need to rely on their instincts.’

Suspended from 100 helium balloons, Tom Morgan flew 15.5 miles across South Africa, seated in a collapsible camping chair.

And now he wants YOU to do it, too…


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Could this hare-brained scheme really be the future of adventure travel? Or is there more hope for his other concept - getting travellers to build their own biplanes out of plywood, to fly over the Pacific?

In this chat with Olly, Tom explains how his serendipitous, risk-taking approach to travel begat the Mongol Rally - an event now entered by 400 teams each year - and his company The Adventurists.

Ollie’s trusty Peugeot after a visit to Wraptastic

Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart heads off to Poole in his trusty Peugeot 206 to investigate the trend for car-wrapping, and recruits a top-class Aussie music producer in his quest to reach Christmas Number One.

And, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox enjoys an entertaining evening pondering vaginismus, and advises a listener who’s concerned she climaxes too quickly during penetrative sex.

Our record of the week is the perky, synthy ‘U Got Me’ from East London foursome Free Money, out now on Communion Records.

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Posted on November 6, 2018 and filed under Season Nine.

8/4 - I Am A Gazelle

"I’d love to know why you keep winning. If I can work that out, I’ll share it with you."

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill

What does it take to be an Olympic champion?

Performance Scientist Dr Steve Ingham knows: he’s supported over 1000 athletes, including Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Steve Ingham and Olly Mann at the Cheltenham Science Festival, 2018

Steve Ingham and Olly Mann at the Cheltenham Science Festival, 2018

In this insightful interview with Olly, he reveals how the tiniest details of an athlete’s training programme, the words and music used to motivate them, and even the occasional exposure to injury and failure can combine to create a world-class performance.


Steve also hosts a podcast, Supporting Champions, which you can download here.

Meanwhile, in The Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart considers the phenomenal growth of ‘robocalls’ in the USA - and wonders whether this trend will soon infiltrate the UK too.

In this week’s Foxhole, Alix Fox advises a listener who wants to bring sensory deprivation into the bedroom. How should one go about introducing cuffs, blindfolds, and pinwheels to a less enthusiastic partner?

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Elsewhere, for this week’s Lifehack, Amanda Keetley from offers up her Top 3 tips on how to eliminate single-use plastic from your life.

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Finally, our record of the week is ‘Wrestling’ by Self Esteem, available to stream now:

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Posted on July 17, 2018 and filed under Season Eight.

6/5 - Into the Deep

"Freediving is 99% mental. And the rest is in your head"

Diving up to 700ft with no oxygen tank may seem like an extreme sport, but instructor Emma Farrell says freediving is more like a meditative state...

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Training Olly to hold his breath like an underwater explorer, she explains why she's never more relaxed than when she's 'one breath away from potential death': 


Emma Farrell and Olly Mann

Ollie tries his hand at aerial pilates

Ollie tries his hand at aerial pilates

Meanwhile, Ollie Peart - fresh from testing out 'Carrotea' on an unsuspecting culinary professional - considers the benefits of crowdfunded wearable air conditioning in this week's Zeitgeist; and reflects on the curious case of nature photographer David Slater. He also reports back on his challenge to try out aerial pilates - could now be the moment to bring it to Dorchester?

Elsewhere, Alix Fox tries out binaural dinner dating and Liquid Silk lubricant in this week's Foxhole, and sets about myth-busting hymen-busting: is losing your virginity always painful? And, if both people in a couple are still virgins, is it necessary or relevant to get STI-tested before doing the deed? 

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For this week's Lifehack, Alan Mahon of Brewgooder and Social Bite divulges his Top 3 tips to raise money for good causes through business. The Lifehack is sponsored by - if you want to build a beautiful website from one of their award-winning templates, use our offer code 'MANN' to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

Finally, our song of the week comes courtesy of new band Artificial Pleasure. It's called 'Wound Up Tight', and it's out now:

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Posted on November 21, 2017 and filed under Season Six.