Posts tagged #seb

2/9 - How to Win at Shopping

The men who make you buy stuff. 

What makes you buy a product? The look? The smell? The layout of the shop? In today's cut-throat business world, none of that is left to coincidence: behavioural science is influencing the design of high street stores, supermarkets and online emporiums alike. 

In this episode, Olly meets consumer psychologists Reece Akhtar and Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos from University College, London to uncover how we consumers are manipulated into buying stuff we don't want or need via retailers cleverly appealing to our fear of scarcity, desire to belong or our basest instincts. So, next time you go shopping, you'll know what to look out for - you'll never walk the floor tiles in Tesco the same way again!

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Elsewhere, Ollie Peart considers 'ice cream van wars' and KFC-flavoured nail polish in The Zeitgeist, and Alix Fox discusses animal role-play and sex toy cleaning regimes in The Foxhole

Music is provided by The Anchoress and their track 'Doesn't Kill You', out now on Kscope Records:

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See You Next Tuesday...

Posted on May 31, 2016 and filed under Season Two.

2/7 - Strip Club Etiquette

Lap-dancing, extortion - and solidarity.

How should you behave in a 'gentleman's club'? From grinding the stage at super-sized American strip bars to working the pole in humble East End pubs, stripper Edie Licious has played 'em all. 

In this frank and funny interview, she tells Olly how nightclubs milk money from hapless drunk punters who pay 'VIP', explains why erotic dancing can still sometimes be erotic, and considers her future in the industry now that she's fallen in love. You'll never not tip a stripper again!

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To find out more about Edie's work with the East London Stripper Collective, visit their Facebook page

Also this episode: Ollie Peart previews the music, fashion and grub on offer at this year's biggest music festivals in The Zeitgeist. Is festival food overpriced? Is monochrome the acceptable face of tie-dye? And will he ever get tickets for Glastonbury?

Meanwhile, over in The Foxhole, Alix Fox promotes her campaign to introduce a condom emoji, and considers a question of BDSM: should a reluctant dom hit and choke his submissive girlfriend when she's specifically requested him to, but he feels uncomfortable so doing? If you have a question of sex for a future episode, just fill in our Feedback form - you can remain completely anonymous if you wish.

Music this week comes courtesy of Matthew and the Atlas, in the form of their new single, Temple, from their album of the same name:

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Posted on May 17, 2016 and filed under Season Two.

1/7 - Picking Up A Partner

'Attraction is Reaction'.

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 to be with, what do you say to them once you meet them, and where do you take them for a drink?

Dating guru Hayley Quin, of podcast series Attraction HQ, joins Olly to share her five principles of approaching a partner, and her thoughts on the industry of 'pick-up artists' she joined as a ghostwriter for Wayne EliseRoss Jeffries and others.

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To find out more about Hayley, visit HayleyQuinn.com

To find out more about Hayley, visit HayleyQuinn.com

Also this week, Ollie Peart delves into The Zeitgeist to consider Mark Zuckerberg's financial planning, Bill Murray's Netflix special, and whether you'd buy your granddad a PornHub giftcard for Christmas. And, down The Foxhole, Alix Fox brings us news of a testicular beauty pageant (really), and has advice for a listener who gets a kick out of looking at ladies' feet - especially in nylon stockings. If you've got a question of sex for Alix, just fill out our Feedback form - you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish.

Finally, a reminder that The Modern Mann Christmas Spectacular is only a fortnight away! If you run a cafe, bar, restaurant, pub or hotel and think you could accomodate the four of us for Christmas lunch on Wednesday 16th December whilst we record our Xmas special in your gaff, drop us a line and tell us why we should come to you. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has been supporting the show with your beer money - we couldn't make the show without you.

Our musical pick this week is this fine track, 'Sneakers' by Franky Flowers, out now on Turnstile Records. See You Next Tuesday!

Posted on December 8, 2015 and filed under Season One.