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Credit The Con

1:14:21 | Jun 30th

Private Investigator Bob Nygaard specialises in bringing psychics to justice. Fortune-tellers, who offer palm-reading for as little as ten dollars, are a common sight in New York City. But when they swindle their clients out of six-figure sums, it’s ...Show More
Air Born

1:12:24 | May 31st

Jen Bricker was abandoned at birth by her biological parents. Due to a genetic defect, she had been born without legs. Her adoptive family showered her with love and self-belief. Inspired by her idol, Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Moceanu, she pu...Show More
'Pupil A'

1:13:53 | May 1st

Ben used to be a secondary school teacher. He isn’t anymore. In a brutally honest feature interview, he tells Olly his compelling story. Trigger warnings: see end of show notes Meanwhile, in this month's Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart takes Olly - and Milo...Show More
How To Be A Dad, Part 5 (Season 9, Ep 10)

1:02:36 | Jan 8th

Tom Price and Stuart Goldsmith join Olly Mann once again to discuss the dilemmas faced by the modern Dad. How can you control a toddler who has no concept of time? Why aren’t Dads as good as Mums at making friends? When does your role as educator i...Show More
Christmas in the Vicarage (Season 9, Ep 9)

53:15 | Dec 18th, 2018

It’s Christmasssss!... well, nearly: so time is running out for our charity single, ‘The Sounds of Christmas’, to crack the UK festive Top 40. In this week’s Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart reveals the surprise celebrity friends who’ve added their weight to...Show More
The Case Against Snow White (Season 9, Ep 8)

58:41 | Dec 11th, 2018

Actors with dwarfism rarely get cast in title roles, but in panto season there’s an obvious exception: the many major productions of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ staged across Britain. But what does the prevalence of this pantomime do to affe...Show More
The Empty Seat (Season 9, Ep 7)

1:08:06 | Dec 4th, 2018

Samuel was nine years old when he first asked his Dad, Martin, to raise some money for the other children on his ward to have some nicer meals. Samuel’s Charity is now registered, and has raised over £200,000 for under-funded children’s wards. In t...Show More
The Face Detectives (Season 9, Ep 6)

53:05 | Nov 27th, 2018

Don’t you hate it when you forget a face? Spare a thought for the 1.5 million people in the UK suffering from developmental prosopagnosia - facial blindness. In its most acute form, they’re unable to recognise their friends, their family… even their ...Show More
Fastest Fingers First (Season 9, Ep 5)

1:07:19 | Nov 20th, 2018

How do you win a game-show? Olly’s assembled a dream-team to find out: Fifteen To One grand finalist Will Howells, Chase question-setter Julia Hobbs and serial quizzer Jason Hill, who’s appeared on 14 shows including Pointless, Eggheads and Countdown...Show More
What Nobody Tells You About Rape (Season 9, Ep 4)

1:04:35 | Nov 13th, 2018

Martha Adam was raped. For a week afterwards, she couldn’t even say the word. Couldn’t tell her parents what had happened to her. But she did report the assault - and faced hours of courtroom questioning that both embellished and undermined her traum...Show More
The Only Way Is Up (Season 9, Ep 3)

54:04 | Nov 6th, 2018

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. Could this hare-brained scheme really be the future of adventure travel? Or is there more...Show More
The Downing Street Heckler (Season 9, Ep 2)

1:03:59 | Oct 30th, 2018

Shouting at Prime Ministers was off-limits at BBC Westminster before Paul ‘Gobby’ Lambert. He was the Producer who cried, ‘ANY MONEY IN THE BOX, CHANCELLOR?’ at George Osborne on Budget day and got Bill Clinton to talk to the News Channel by shouting...Show More
My Head Is Killing Me (Season 9, Ep 1)

1:07:56 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Dr Stuart Farrimond was a disillusioned Junior Doctor. Night-shifts, the grim reality of hospital life and emotional exhaustion were all taking their toll - but he was in denial about what might be killing him. In this extraordinary interview with ...Show More
The Inseminator (Season 8, Ep 10)

1:11:22 | Aug 28th, 2018

Sperm donors are anonymised in British clinics. Recipients don’t even get to see a photo of the man who will father their child. Donor-conceived kids can only discover the identity of their biological father upon reaching adulthood themselves. But ...Show More
Hannah Witton: Stomasexual (Season 8, Ep 9)

52:21 | Aug 21st, 2018

At 25, YouTube star Hannah Witton suffered acute abdominal pain. She’d had a decade in remission from ulcerative colitis, but the episode was so severe she opted to have surgery to remove her colon. Now, she’s readjusting to life with an ileostomy ...Show More
Cruising With Mickey (Season 8, Ep 8)

56:09 | Aug 14th, 2018

Working aboard Disney’s cruise ships requires a commitment to customer service, a never-fading smile, and a mastery of ‘the Disney point’. But for Andy Young - a twentysomething bartender on Disney Wonder in 2002 - it also served as an introduction...Show More
Diving to Adventure! (Season 8, Ep 7)

1:10:07 | Aug 7th, 2018

Smuggling marijuana from Thailand to Alaska; trading illicit fuel in Nigeria; evading the law in France - Robert Stone did it all. From one small fishing boat in the Bahamas he built up a veritable fleet of vessels - including a 6000-tonne oil tank...Show More
The Cop Who Went To Prison (Season 8, Ep 6)

1:04:57 | Jul 31st, 2018

Michael Bunting always wanted to be a police officer. He qualified aged 19, with his Dad’s old Constabulary collar number. Then, one Summer Sunday evening, his life changed forever. Whilst attempting to detain a violent suspect, he was severely bea...Show More
Inside RT's Newsroom (Season 8, Ep 5)

48:35 | Jul 24th, 2018

Russia Today is one of Britain’s most controversial TV networks. Backed by the Kremlin and based in Moscow, its London newsroom portrays Russia more positively than the mainstream media, and broadcasts an alternative take on current events generally....Show More
I Am A Gazelle (Season 8, Ep 4)

1:01:51 | Jul 17th, 2018

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. In this insightful interview with Olly, he reveals how ...Show More
The Unlucky Ones (Season 8, Ep 3)

56:21 | Jul 10th, 2018

Miscarriages are the most common form of pregnancy loss - yet are rarely talked about in public. Jo and Steve Peck suffered not one, not two, but recurrent miscarriages over the course of four years, before seeking private treatment. In this sear...Show More
So, You Have A Fear of Flying (Season 8, Ep2)

55:02 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Claustrophobia, panic attacks, and hyperventilation can feel even more acute at 35,000 feet. Perhaps that’s why some aviophobics never get as far as buying plane tickets, and spend a lifetime making awkward train journeys instead. Anna P - Team Le...Show More
A Restaurant Ruined My Life (Season 8, Ep 1)

54:59 | Jun 26th, 2018

With zero experience running a professional kitchen, home cook Robert Maxwell poured his life savings into his passion project: a gastropub-inspired Toronto restaurant. It became a crash-course in coping with stress, managing his cashflow, and curbin...Show More
Hands-on Dad (Season 7, Ep 10)

1:09:12 | May 3rd, 2018

Ben Ryan’s two year-old son, Sol, was born with a blood clot in his arm. Following amputation, the medical advice was to wait until Sol’s third birthday before fitting a prosthetic that grabs. But former psychology teacher Ben saw the developmental b...Show More
The Declutterer (Season 7, Ep 9)

56:17 | Apr 24th, 2018

Former investment banker Nicola Lewis likes to organise. Which is just as well, because the demand for decluttering has never been higher. Her clients might be coping with a bereavement, and the resultant truckload of unwanted furniture; or just mo...Show More
Cloudspotting (Season 7, Ep 8)

1:11:04 | Apr 17th, 2018

Professional dancer Raquel Meseguer had back surgery at the age of thirty, to treat chronic neuropathic pain. But it didn’t alleviate her symptoms. In this insightful interview with Olly, she explains how this bombshell has impacted upon the daily ...Show More
The Ten Commandments of Touring (Season 7, Ep 7)

48:15 | Apr 10th, 2018

Being in a band - on a world tour - is the stuff rock n roll dreams are made of. But the modern reality is a corporate concern, involving hundreds of people, all separated from their families. Surviving is an art in itself. Tom Meadows is a freelan...Show More
Inside Amazon's Warehouse (Season 7, Ep 6)

53:55 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Demeaning, poorly paid and tedious: life as an Order Picker in Amazon’s ‘fulfilment centre’ in Rugeley, Staffordshire was a draining, revelatory ordeal for writer James Bloodworth, who worked there undercover in 2016. In this enlightening interview...Show More
Closure and Disclosure: Surviving Abuse (Season 7, Ep 5)

1:13:51 | Mar 27th, 2018

Manny Waks was 11 years old when he was first sexually abused. Raised in the ultra-Orthdaox sect of Judaism known as Chabad, he lacked the education or vocabulary to understand what was going on. By the time he was studying for his bar mitzvah, he wa...Show More
Anatomy of a Movie Trailer (Season 7, Ep 4)

52:18 | Mar 20th, 2018

Why are movie trailers more beloved and enduring than other forms of advertising? How has the medium changed, to keep the video-game generation engaged? And what tricks do editors use to keep us watching, and returning to the flicks, week in week out...Show More
Nature, Nurture (Season 7, Ep 3)

1:06:46 | Mar 13th, 2018

Ex-soldier Craig Jones escaped a brutal father and found solace in the natural world. Now a distinguished wildlife photographer and conservationist, the aftermath of his traumatic childhood and military training informs his approach. In this cand...Show More
The Headhunter (Season 7, Ep 2)

57:54 | Mar 6th, 2018

On a bad day, what are you like to work for? When was the last time you felt professionally vulnerable? You’ve probably never been asked these questions in a job interview - but they’re bread-and-butter to executive headhunter Kathleen Saxton. In t...Show More
The Two Billion Dollar Man (Season 7, Ep 1)

1:12:21 | Feb 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More
The Truth About Clean Eating (Season 6, Ep 10)

53:04 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Are you doing 'Dry January'? Experimenting with gluten-free snacks? Or stocking up on 'superfoods'? If so, Anthony Warner warns, you are, in fact, building up a damaging relationship with food, and should probably stop it, now... In this insightf...Show More
How To Be A Dad, Part 4 (Season 6, Ep 9)

1:03:25 | Dec 20th, 2017

Tom Price and Stuart Goldsmith once again join Olly to compare notes on the perils of parenthood. Their sons are now coming up to two years old - but does that mean toddler tantrums ('the terrible twos') are about to become a way of life? And what do...Show More
The Trouble With Tall Buildings (Season 6, Ep 8)

53:14 | Dec 12th, 2017

Wind speeds, planning restrictions, financial crisis... a lot can go wrong when designing a super-tall building. Yet, each year, more skyscrapers are springing up around us. Architect Fred Pilbrow, of Pilbrow and Partners, has designed a number of th...Show More
The Confidence Trick (Season 6, Ep 7)

1:18:45 | Dec 5th, 2017

Best mates with Eminem, signed by Sony, and on the verge of international superstardom, Californian rap group Silibil 'n' Brains were the music industry's Next Big Thing. There was just one problem: they'd never been to California. They were from Dun...Show More
Suits You Sir (Season 6, Ep 6)

53:48 | Nov 28th, 2017

Andrew Ramroop OBE made his first pair of trousers whilst he was still in school shorts. At 17, he headed away from his home nation of Trinidad, gravitating towards London’s world-famous Savile Row. In this interview with Olly, he recalls how the r...Show More
Into The Deep (Season 6, Ep5)

52:52 | Nov 21st, 2017

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. Coaching Olly to hold his breath like an underwater explorer, she explains why she's never more relaxe...Show More
There's Something About Gavin (Season 6, Ep 4)

58:21 | Nov 14th, 2017

Gavin Hay was a high-flying TV exec with a string of hits under his belt when he and his partner sold their production company for millions of pounds. Still only 42, he could have taken up golf, or skydiving. Instead, Gavin tried his hand at becoming...Show More
Do Focus Groups Work? (Season 6, Ep 3)

54:28 | Nov 7th, 2017

The pollsters failed to predict Brexit, Trump and Theresa May's lost majority. But, in political circles, faith remains in one particular research technique: the focus group... Edelman's James Morris was an advisor at the Number 10 strategy unit un...Show More
Cabin Crew Confessions (Season 6, Ep 2)

55:38 | Oct 31st, 2017

Tricky customers, fixed smiles and terrible turbulence: it's all in a day's work for a flight attendant. But how to keep your cool at 30,000 feet? How to cope with unpredictable emergencies? And how to let off steam afterwards? Daisy White is a woma...Show More
Lost At Sea (Season 6, Ep 1)

1:09:05 | Oct 24th, 2017

Tumbling overboard following a fit of food poisoning, Brett Archibald survived 28 hours alone in the Indian Ocean. In this extraordinary interview with Olly, he re-lives his onslaught of hallucinations, his encounter with a shark, and how he contem...Show More
Let's Live Adventurously (Season 5, Ep 10)

56:21 | Aug 8th, 2017

From the desert to the jungle, Belinda Kirk has lead expeditions through some of the world’s most inhospitable places. She’s been kidnapped, suffered extremes of heat and cold, and nearly drowned - yet believes such adventures help keep her sane in a...Show More
Life In Westminster (Season 5, Ep 9)

48:54 | Aug 1st, 2017

Would you be an MP, at a time when public trust in politicians has fallen to the lowest level in living memory? Could you dedicate yourself to your constituents, yet also make time for your family, fighting fires on social media and keeping the media...Show More
Hacker For Hire (Season 5, Ep 8)

56:58 | Jul 25th, 2017

Using the same techniques as criminal hackers, ethical ‘white hat’ hackers help governments and companies test their own security. FC (hacker name: ‘Freakyclown’) has been a white-hat hacker ever since being approached by some ‘men in suits’, having ...Show More
How Are We For Time? (Season 5, Ep 7)

41:14 | Jul 18th, 2017

Being a TV warm-up is one of the hardest jobs in showbiz. How can you capture the interest and affection of an audience who don’t know who you are, have spent hours sitting around, and may simply want to go home? Andy Collins is a man who knows. Ofte...Show More
The Accidental Pimp (Season 5, Ep 6)

46:03 | Jul 11th, 2017

Life as a landlord means trusting strangers to live in your house. Try as you might, you can't know everything about them. Sometimes, you just have to rely on an instinct that your tenants are good people. Until, that is, you get a knock on the door ...Show More
Subliminal Criminal (Season 5, Ep 5)

51:15 | Jul 4th, 2017

Does the mind of a murderer look any different to yours? Can brain-scanning technology help explain criminal activity? And if could - should that evidence be admitted into court? Dr Lisa Claydon, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Open University, has spe...Show More
Anatomy of a Music Festival (Season 5, Ep 4)

44:19 | Jun 27th, 2017

From Glastonbury to The End Of The Road, Summer festivals continue to colonise the countryside. But how do people pull together such enormous events year after year? In our 2017 Summer Festivals Special, Olly meets Pete Lawrence, co-founder of The Bi...Show More
I See Dead People (Season 5, Ep 3)

52:13 | Jun 20th, 2017

Pathology technician Carla Valentine always knew she wanted to work with corpses. In childhood, she conducted funerals for roadkill. These days, she is curator of the St Bart’s Museum of Pathology, and a passionate advocate for more discussion about ...Show More
Micronesia's Got Talent (Season 5, Ep 2)

57:20 | Jun 13th, 2017

Paul Watson realised he would never play football for England - so attempted, instead, to be recruited by the worst international team in the world. His quest lead him to Pohnpei, Micronesia; and, although he never realised his dream of becoming an i...Show More
Serving the Super-Rich (Season 5, Ep 1)

52:22 | Jun 6th, 2017

There are more billionaires than ever. Rockstars. Oil tycoons. Internet entrepreneurs. And all of them - all of them - employ private staff. The age of Jeeves and Wooster may be over, but the demand for a dependable butler remains. Lawrence McKenna h...Show More
Yours Sincerely (Season 4, Ep 10)

48:04 | Apr 18th, 2017

Is there still a place for the pen-and-paper posted letter? Alison Hitchcock thinks so: when she discovered her friend Brian Greenley had cancer, she decided to write him regular letters throughout his treatment - initially as an attempt to cheer him...Show More
The Woman Who Talks To Paedophiles (Season 4, Ep 9)

59:27 | Apr 11th, 2017

Dr Sarah Goode spent six years talking to, and writing about, self-defined paedophiles - grown men sexually attracted to children. She believes, if our society were more accepting of this ‘involuntary’ sexual predilection, then more children might be...Show More
Having The Last Word (Season 4, Ep 8)

44:12 | Apr 4th, 2017

From David Bowie to George Michael, celebrity deaths are becoming increasingly common, as the rock generation reaches retirement age. How does a paper of record go about documenting their lives? Simon Pearson is Obituaries Editor of The Times, and in...Show More
I Was A Child Soldier (Season 4, Ep 7)

56:29 | Mar 28th, 2017

When he was just 14, Wayne Sharrocks realised he wanted to join the Army - within a year, he’d begun the process of signing up to serve his country. At 18, he had his regimental cap badge tattooed on to his chest. In this searingly honest interview w...Show More
The Man Who Stole My Year (Season 4, Ep 6)

1:01:10 | Mar 21st, 2017

What’s it like when the person you’re closest to in the world is not the person that you think they are? ‘Elizabeth’ spent a year dating a man who provided only sketchy details about his life, but ingratiated himself into her friendship circle, her f...Show More
The Quiet Ones (Season 4, Ep 5)

43:39 | Mar 14th, 2017

From Morrissey to Laurence Olivier, public figures through history have channelled shyness and stage-fright into their work. But is shyness a useful tool, or is uninhibited confidence a better way to navigate the modern world? Backstage at the Southb...Show More
Being Amy Winehouse (Season 4, Ep 4)

34:47 | Mar 7th, 2017

Amy Winehouse’s voice may have seemed unique - but you can sing just like her if you understand her influences. So says Emma Wright, whose musical journey began with an X Factor audition that sounded like Christina Aguilera, morphed into a Stars In T...Show More
The Impossible Cream (Season 4, Ep 3)

40:01 | Feb 28th, 2017

The story behind Baileys, the blockbuster booze brand, is unexpectedly lo-fi. It was invented not in Ireland but in London’s Soho, with ingredients purchased on impulse from a corner shop. David Gluckman was one of the creative team who, by mixing wh...Show More
The 21st Century 'It-Boy' (Season 4, Ep 2)

43:44 | Feb 21st, 2017

Artist, muse, socialite: when Daniel Lismore visits a nightclub, he charges THEM to host him. How did this quiet man from the Midlands become a fashion insider with countless celebrity contacts and an outrageous style that has strongly influenced Lon...Show More
CEO at 22 (Season 4, Ep 1)

51:11 | Feb 14th, 2017

Raising $1m in venture capital whilst still at Uni; starting a business seemed like child's play for James Routledge. His start-up attracted 50m page views per month, and his investors believed he could be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Except, beneath th...Show More
How To Be A Dad, Part 3 (Season 3, Ep 10)

42:57 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Comedians Tom Price and Stuart Goldsmith are facing up to daddy decisions: how to rescue their respective relationships from a world of 'guilt-tennis', how much TV to allow their sons to watch, and exactly how best to celebrate a one year-old's birth...Show More
Mr Panto (Season 3, Ep 9)

51:18 | Dec 20th, 2016

Pantomime: the most peculiarly British of festive entertainments. Each year, we Brits gather the family together to watch the same old stories. To cheer at the hero, hiss at the baddies, and watch a bloke in drag doing the same call-and-response rout...Show More
The Queen's Stunt Double (Season 3, Ep 8)

49:31 | Dec 13th, 2016

Gary Connery is a Hollywood stunt-man. He's played them all: Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Indiana Jones. But it's for his role as Queen Elizabeth II, parachuting out of a helicopter in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, that he ...Show More
Let's Go Brown-Signing (Season 3, Ep 7)

49:14 | Dec 6th, 2016

Amanda Hone has a 'hobby that got out of hand': traversing the UK, visiting 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 pho...Show More
I Was An Islamic Extremist (Season 3, Ep 6)

53:12 | Nov 29th, 2016

What's it like to be radicalised? How do young British men set out to murder their fellow citizens in the name of 'jihad'? And, once committed to that course, can there ever be a route back? Former extremist Adam Deen spent much of his youth as a mem...Show More
The World's Most Productive Man (Season 3, Ep 5)

36:11 | Nov 22nd, 2016

‘Productivity’ is a term that gets tossed around a lot: you should be more productive at work; the nation needs to be more productive in general... But what does it actually mean? There are only so many hours in the day - are there really life hacks ...Show More
The Gentleman Bank Robber (Season 3, Ep 4)

44:41 | Nov 15th, 2016

Down on his luck, and under pressure to maintain his lifestyle, Radcliffe Royds decided to rob a bank. In this incredible interview, he tells Olly his story. It’s a tale of extreme highs and lows, brutal honesty and dark humour. Meanwhile, Ollie Pear...Show More
Part Time Hero (Season 3, Ep 3)

38:15 | Nov 8th, 2016

The RNLI lifeboats don’t just save lives at sea - they also rescue people on rivers. London’s Thames is teeming with party-boats, where drunken misadventure can lead to injury. Meanwhile, troubled ‘jumpers’, suffering from poor mental health, all too...Show More
How To Cure Insomnia (Season 3, Ep 2)

40:13 | Nov 1st, 2016

Dr Guy Meadows, founder of The Sleep School, is a man on a mission. He wants you to sleep better. Not just if you're one of the 30% of Brits who will, at some point, experience insomnia - but also if you're one of the remaining 70%, who will, inevita...Show More
The Last British Bullfighter (Season 3, Ep 1)

42:08 | Oct 25th, 2016

Frank Evans, 74, is a working bull-fighter who lives in Marbella. In this extraordinary interview, he tells Olly how he discovered the controversial sport on holiday in Spain; how a copy of To Be A Matador by Henry Higgins inspired him to 'give it a ...Show More
The Man Who Lives In The Woods (Season 2, Ep 10)

48:56 | Jun 7th, 2016

Modern-day 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 extraordina...Show More
How to Win at Shopping (Season 2, Ep 9)

46:01 | May 31st, 2016

What makes you buy a product? The look? The smell? The layout of the store? In today's cut-throat business world, none of that is left to coincidence: behavioural science is influencing the design of high street shops, supermarkets and online emporiu...Show More
Top Gear's Rory Reid (Season 2, Ep 8)

44:04 | May 24th, 2016

How did Rory Reid get his dream job, presenting one of the biggest TV shows on Earth? Despite many years as a motoring and tech journalist, he had only a few months to adjust to flying around the world driving supercars. In this world exclusive inter...Show More
Strip Club Etiquette (Season 2, Ep 7)

48:19 | May 17th, 2016

How should you behave in a 'gentleman's club'? Stripper Edie Licious should know - from grinding the stage at super-sized American strip bars to working the pole in humble East End pubs, she's played 'em all. In this frank and funny interview, she te...Show More
Going Incognito (Season 2, Ep 6)

38:56 | May 10th, 2016

Is your smartphone spying on you? Just how secure is the dark web? And is your 'Private Browsing' time actually, you know... private? Buzzfeed's James Ball was just 23 when Julian Assange thrust a USB stick with nearly 400,000 confidential Iraqi war ...Show More
How To Be A Dad, Part 2 (Season 2, Ep 5)

46:07 | May 3rd, 2016

Comedians Stuart Goldsmith and Tom Price reunite with Olly Mann to compare notes, three months after all spawning sons. What has having a baby done to their time management, sleep routines and sense of self-worth? Which gadgets would they recommend t...Show More
Let's Build a Theme Park (Season 2, Ep 4)

41:36 | Apr 25th, 2016

Imagine designing rollercoasters for a living. That's what Bradley Wynne, lead creative artist at Merlin Magic Making, gets to do. A life-long adrenalin junkie, he's now heading up the team for Thorpe Park's biggest ever launch, Derren Brown's Ghost ...Show More
Britain's Best Barista (Season 2, Ep 3)

38:54 | Apr 19th, 2016

How DO you make the perfect cup of coffee? Do you grind? Do you press? Do you froth? One man who knows is 'Coffee Masters' champion Ben Morrow, of Melbourne-based coffee roasters St. Ali. In this episode, Olly meets him at Hackney Coffee Company to d...Show More
Shooting A War Zone (Season 2, Ep 2)

41:47 | Apr 12th, 2016

Photojournalist Alison Baskerville was serving in Iraq when she began documenting the lives of her fellow soldiers. She now independently produces astonishing images from the front line across the world, including Afghanistan, Mali, Israel/Gaza and t...Show More
How To Be A Male Model (Season 2, Ep 1)

46:57 | Apr 5th, 2016

Charlie Gilmour dangled from the Cenotaph during the student protests of 2010, and became tabloid enemy #1. Now he's a writer and, since being scouted at a Xmas party, a male model. In this episode, he reveals to Olly what it takes to make Paris Fash...Show More
How to Survive Prison

48:30 | Dec 29th, 2015

Shaun Attwood survived a 9½ year sentence in America's deadliest prison. He tells Olly Mann his sensational story, from Liverpool to Phoenix, from his initial career playing the stock market to the millions he earned trading ecstasy for the fledgling...Show More
Being Santa Claus

34:08 | Dec 22nd, 2015

What's it like being Santa Claus? In our Christmas Spectacular episode, Olly meets actor Nigel Harvey, who makes a living playing Father Christmas all year round, and hears about the highs and lows of life in that iconic red-and-white outfit. Meanwhi...Show More
Gambling Nearly Killed Me

47:15 | Dec 15th, 2015

What if your first bet kickstarted a cycle of addiction that saw you flutter away over £10,000 in the bookies before your 20th birthday? Olly Mann meets Matt Zarb-Cousins to find out. Matt frankly confronts the nature of addiction, the changing face ...Show More
Picking Up A Partner

39:02 | Dec 8th, 2015

Dating guru Hayley Quinn reveals her 5 principles of approaching a partner, and her thoughts on the industry of 'pick-up artists'. Olly Mann asks: in this age of Tinder, Grindr, no-strings sex and fourth-wave feminism... How do you find someone you w...Show More
Confessions of a Film Extra

35:00 | Dec 1st, 2015

How do you get work as a film extra, how much do you get paid - and how do you kill time when you have to spend all day with Britney Spears? Olly Mann meets Dr Chay Allen - an art historian who paid his way through his phD by working as an extra on s...Show More
How To Be A Dad, Part 1

46:51 | Nov 24th, 2015

Comedians Stuart Goldsmith and Tom Price join Olly Mann to discuss their impending fatherhood, from the impact it will have on their respective relationships, to the pitfalls of NCT classes and the lack of support society appears to offer men embarki...Show More
Investing in Booze

35:30 | Nov 17th, 2015

Why put your money in a bank when you could buy a barrel of whisky?! Olly Mann meets Leo Scott-Francis, who offers private investors the opportunity to buy first-fill sherry casks. Leo gives Olly a crash-course in the market, and a taste of his own-b...Show More
I Was a Teenage Rock Star

42:51 | Nov 10th, 2015

Imagine playing Brixton Academy when you're still a teenager... Conor McGloin was 10 years old when he decided he wanted to be an international rock superstar. It didn't quite turn out the way he'd expected, as he reveals in this interview with Olly ...Show More
America's Best Burgers

33:11 | Nov 3rd, 2015

What makes THE perfect burger? Olly travels to San Francisco to meet Thrillist's Kevin Alexander, and sample two of the best burgers in California. Along the way, he learns how a combination of shredded lettuce, a careful choice of condiments and a f...Show More
The Biggest Screens in the World

30:38 | Oct 27th, 2015

IMAX's Andrew Cripps and Brian Bonnick, creators of the world's largest movie screens, join Olly to explore whether bigger really is better, and what they can tech us about home entertainment. In The Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart talks hoverboards, autonomo...Show More