The Modern Mann
After The Car Crash
Jim Finch’s life changed forever when his car flipped over in a devastating accident that left him with multiple neurological problems. He developed PTSD, suffered from seizures - and even became afflicted with Tourettes.
But the medication he was prescribed was almost as bad: triggering fits, impotence and bloody discharge. Then he discovered cannabis.
Now a registered, legal user of skunk, Jim campaigns for medical marijuana to be made available on the NHS.
As he explains in this intense, compelling conversation with Olly, for disabled people who can’t afford a private prescription, the current alternatives are to support the criminal black market, or risk arrest by growing weed themselves.
CONTENT WARNING: interview includes account of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempt, highly offensive language and on-mic drug use.In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart is gearing up for 2022 by road-testing some ‘New Year, New You’ health gadgets: the ketosis breathalyser Ketoscan Lite, and ‘microcurrent toner’, the Foreo Bear.
Can a facial be compared to a workout? How many carbohydrates do you need to cut out to reduce your fat stores? And what is the all-time best legume? Ollie has the answers.
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Elsewhere, in the Foxhole, Alix Fox explores if, and why, straight men are so ‘in to’ feet. Can this fetish be traced back to childhood? Is porn to blame? And what is the allure of a stinky sock?With the assistance of Dr Justin Lehmiller, Club Pedestal, and her foot-servicing pal, Sol Server, Alix endeavours to find out…
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Music this month comes from blues-rock foursome Palace, and their stunning new single, ‘Shame On You’. Their new album, Shoals, is out on 21st January.
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We’ll see you again on February 10th! Host: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Jim Finch, Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Palace. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. © Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2022.