The Modern Mann
In this easy-listening program, presenter Olly Mann covers subjects of interest to the discerning gentleman, and to everyone - in fact, for several episodes, we didn't realise we were listening to a sort of audio men's magazine. Hear us out, now, because we're talking Esquire, not Zoo. Episodes are structured around revealing interviews with people of unique experience: a problem gambler; an ex-con; a professional film extra. These encounters are served up between other regular segments, in which comedian Ollie Peart flags frankly dubious 'trends' and sex educator Alix Fox counsels fellas on their secret sex questions. The overall effect is that of thoroughly British chat show and it's actually quite educational among the lolz.
Supplementary listening: Mann has co-hosted comedy podcast Answer Me This! with Helen Zaltzman, beloved host of The Allusionist, since 2007.
Gateway episodes: 3 I Was a Teenage Rock Star (11 Nov 2015) / 7 Picking Up a Partner (8 Dec 2015) / 10 How to Survive Prison (29 Dec 2015)