Please Don't Eat Me, Mr Crocodile

When Rosie Mitchell went canoeing on a dam in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, she thought she’d soak up the views, and soon be back on shore to toast the New Year.


Instead, she endured a terrifying close encounter with a 3m-long crocodile, who chomped down on her arm and ripped open her chest.


In this vivid and intense conversation, she explains to Olly how her determination to prevail - borne of her experiences ultra-running - helped her survive a seemingly impossible ordeal. 


This episode of The Modern Mann is sponsored by Beer52, the world’s largest craft beer club. Get a completely FREE CASE at beer52.com/Modern.

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Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart pores over a menu of post-pandemic dining trends, from nutritionist-inspired gnocchi to pizza a la Gordon Ramsay. Are ‘dark kitchens’ and outdoor seating here to stay? And can you get a boozy buzz from non-alcoholic spirits?


The Zeitgeist is sponsored by below-the-waist grooming experts Manscaped. For 20% off and free shipping use the code MANN at Manscaped.com.

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Elsewhere, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Ann Summers’ iconic Rampant Rabbit, and responds to a listener whose wet dreams seem to coincide with her menstrual cycle. Is there a hormonal link to her mid-sleep orgasms? Or are nocturnal emissions just for the lads?


The Foxhole is sponsored by Handy - a WiFi-enabled sex toy for men, designed and developed in Norway. For free express shipping, use our code ‘Foxhole' at TheHandy.com.

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Our record of the month is ‘Creature of Mine’ from singer-songwriter Billie Marten, who’s back on tour across the UK in September.

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And please check out OLLY’S BRAND NEW DAILY SHOW, The Retrospectors. You can find that at podfollow.com/Retrospectors.

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See you next month!


Host: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Rosie Mitchell, Billie Marten. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021


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