The Man Who Lives In The Woods (Season 2, Ep 10)

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 extraordinary interview, Olly Mann travels to Daniel's hut to learn how he came to be living outdoors - and why he doesn't want to forage for mushrooms any more... Elsewhere this week, Ollie Peart investigates giant spider robots, new emoji symbols and SodaStream Beer in The Zeitgeist, and, in The Foxhole, Alix Fox previews the contenders for the Erotic Trade Only Awards, and offers advice to a listener who wants to cheat on his wife - in a tent at Glastonbury. Our song of the week is the Summeriest track we could find: Shine, by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, out now on Stax Records. And... that's it for this season of The Modern Mann - we will be back with more in the Autumn. In the meantime, please visit to to leave us a comment, submit a question of sex, or offer to sponsor the show. Just click Beer Money to support the show with, erm, liquidity. There are plenty of our other shows online for you to keep busy over the Summer: Olly presents Answer Me This!, Chips With Everything and The Media Podcast; Ollie Peart has a vlog on YouTube at and Alix has a brand new show for The Guardian, Close Encounters, kicking off very soon. And motorsport fans should sample producer Matt's grand prix comedy show, For F1's Sake. Thanks so much for listening. See you in the Autumn! Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Robertshaw. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2016

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