Posts tagged #Bunting

7/1 - The Two Billion Dollar Man

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In his 20s, yet running a $50billion book, Kweku Adoboli had worked his way up the trading floor at the very point the market crashed.

His actions wiped £2.7bn from the UBS share price, prompted the resignation of their chief executive - and got him a seven-year jail sentence for fraud.


In this remarkable interview with Olly, he reveals a corporate culture of ‘wilful blindness’, explains how he fell foul of the UK’s hostile environment policy for migrants - and re-lives the moment he realised that, having taken responsibility for his actions, he would forever be known as Britain’s biggest ‘rogue trader’...


If you’d like to sign the petition to stop Kweku’s proposed deportation, you can do so here.

Elsewhere this week, Ollie Peart highlights ‘anonymous work talk’ app Blind, and the trend for ‘baby sculpting’ in gross-out cake baking. He also reports back on his attempts at ‘neuro-priming’. If you have a challenge for Ollie to try in The Zeitgeist, drop us a line.

Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox sheds light on British attitudes to sex in the dark, and advises an HIV-positive listener about alternatives to penetration when his viral load hits detectable levels. If you have a question for Alix to answer - you can remain completely anonymous if you wish - submit it here.

The Foxhole is proudly sponsored by our friends at, who provide a brilliant range of toys, contraceptives and lubes at great value prices. Use our code ‘FOXHOLE’ to get 15% off!

This week’s Lifehack comes courtesy of Kinfolk magazine’s Harriet Fitch Little, who offers up her three top tips on ‘How To Network’: stop thinking you’re sleazy, remember not to fist-pump around the room, and word your emails *very* carefully! You can hear more from Harriet on the podcast 'Friends Who Freelance', launching March 2018.

Finally, this week’s record of the week is the lovely ‘Strangest Of Ways’, by Lucy Rose. It’s out now on Communion Records:

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Additional incidental music in this episode by David Hilowitz, by kind permission under creative commons.

Posted on February 27, 2018 and filed under Season Seven.

3/4 - The Gentleman Bank Robber

Extreme highs, extreme lows, and a bungled bank robbery

Radcliffe Royds had it all - a private education; a job in the City; a wife and kids. So, how did he find himself robbing a bank with a banana, high on crack cocaine, whilst living in a skip in Soho?

In this incredible interview, he tells Olly his outrageous story. It's a tale of extreme highs and lows, brutal honesty and dark humour.

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Meanwhile, Ollie Peart has decamped to Lisbon for the 2016 Web Summit - an orgy of start-ups and self-promotion. In this week’s Zeitgeist, he ponders whether laundry services might be the next sector to fall foul of disruptive technology, why Silicon Valley buzzwords are so damn aggressive, and why on Earth anyone would name a new company ‘Two-Hats’.

And, in our weekly trip down the Foxhole, our love guru Alix Fox puts the Poundland vibrator to the test, and answers a listener’s question about sexual piercings in the only way she knows how - with, um, piercing honesty. YOU MAY WANT TO KEEP YOUR LEGS CROSSED FOR THIS ONE. The Foxhole is sponsored by - your one-stop shop for all your bedroom needs, except possibly light fittings and duvets. Use the code FOXHOLE at Checkout to get an incredible 15% off! And if you have a question of sex for Alix to answer in a future episode, just fill out our Feedback form - you can remain anonymous if you wish

Our song of the week is 'You Don't Get Me High Anymore' by Phantogram - out now on Republic Records:

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See You Next Tuesday.

‘Cruzin’ appears courtesy of Benedek on a Creative Commons licence.



Posted on November 15, 2016 and filed under Season Three.

1/10 - How To Survive Prison

"My neighbour was a serial killer, and my cell-mate was a Satanist"

Shaun Attwood survived a 9½ year sentence in America's deadliest prison. 

In this frank and terrifying interview he tells Olly his sensational story, from his time as a stockbroker making millions in the 90s dotcom bubble to his drugs-smuggling career in Phoenix, Arizona - flying in ecstasy in competition with Mafia mass-murderer Sammy the Bull Gravano.

Shaun has previously published a book about his experiences and now tours schools telling kids his story. This is the no-holds-barred version he tells adults...


Also this week: in The Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart looks forward to the trends of 2016 - from the release of Oculus Rift to how Facebook auto-play is heralding the return of silent film - and, in The Foxhole, Alix Fox helps a gay gent who seeks a more reliable hard-on. If you have a question of sex for a future episode, you can submit it here.

Music this week comes courtesy of Mystery Jets - it's their new single Telomere, from their album Curve of the Earth - out Jan 15th on Caroline International:

And... that's it for the current series of The Modern Mann.

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Posted on December 29, 2015 and filed under Season ONe, Season One.