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 this conversation with Olly, she reveals the tricks she uses to ‘see through the professional mask’ to catch the eye of high-flying CEOs, ponders the future of workplace culture in an always-connected environment, and explains why employing a borderline psychopath isn’t *necessarily* a bad thing…
Elsewhere, in this week’s Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart - fresh from experiencing an ‘earthquake’ in Dorset - explores the deeply-felt nostalgia that surfaced on #PokemonDay, considers the benefits of living in the office, and updates us on his mission to live plastic free for a week. If you have a challenge for Ollie to attempt on a future edition, reach out at modernmann.co.uk/feedback.
Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox has a jolly story about bacterial vaginosis, and much to say on the topic of ‘watersports’: is it pleasurable and/or safe to bring piss into the bedroom? If you have a question of sex for Alix to address on a future edition, get in touch at modernmann.co.uk/feedback - you can remain anonymous if you wish. The Foxhole is proudly sponsored by our sexy friends at mycondom.com - remember to use our discount code ‘FOXHOLE’ to get a titillating 15% off!
For this week’s Lifehack, Camilla from waste food distribution charity Foodcycle offers her three top tips for using up your food: plan ahead, don’t confuse Best Before dates with Use Bys, and freeze your herbs. Find out more at foodcycle.org.uk.
Finally, our record of the week is the wondrously chilled out ‘Forget Yourself’ from new band Another Sky - it’s superior night-time listening, out now on Fiction Records.
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Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Kathleen Saxton, Another Sky. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2018.
Sex, trends and amazing life stories with Olly Mann, Alix Fox and Ollie Peart. Shortlisted for Podcast of the Year, UK Radio Academy Awards 2017. See You Next Tuesday! Get in touch with the show or buy us a beer at modernmann.co.uk