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 insightful interview with Olly, he takes on the bad science of the 'clean eating' movement, explains the reality of 'anti-oxidant' blueberries, and will make you think twice before you ever cook in coconut oil again.
Elsewhere in our season finale, Ollie Peart - the man who predicted we’d all be wearing flared velvet by now - predicts the year ahead in this week's Zeitgeist: from metallic hair to Bitmoji, taking in backwards-looking technology and the threat of increasing earthquakes along the way.
And, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox - dismayed yet galvanised by a recent set of STI statistics - is on hand to advise a listener who wants to explore whether her husband should find sexual salvation with a transexual woman. (The Foxhole is sponsored, as ever, by our friends at mycondom.com - head on down now to their JANUARY SALE - and get 15% OFF when you use our discount code, Foxhole.)
Meanwhile, our Lifehack this week comes courtesy of our very own Producer Matt, who offers up his top 3 tips to make a successful podcast. (Oh, and if you're inspired to create a podcast of your own, check out Lifehack sponsors Squarespace.com - they make it easy to create beautiful websites to support your show - and use our discount code 'MANN' to get 10% OFF your first website or domain.)
Finally, our record of the week is Shiva by new act Azusena, out now on Fiction Records.
Thanks to the sponsors of this week's show, Tenga. Their excellent new electronic toy for men, the Flip Zero EV, is out now. (If you'd like to sponsor a future episode of the show, get in touch via our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UK)
That's it for this season of The Modern Mann. We'll be back for a brand new series from Tuesday February 20th: if you have an idea for a future episode, let us know. We are only able to continue to make the show thanks to your generous support - so, if you can afford to, please please buy us a beer at MODERNMANN.CO.UK/BEER. Every penny goes back into making the show.
See you in the Spring!
Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Anthony Warner, Azusena, Matt Hill. 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