Bonus episode list
Here's the best #content from the bonus podcast episodes, those times that Elis and John sat in for other presenters to cover their shows on Xfm / Radio X. A few of the bonus episodes were simply compilations of highlights from the regular show, so haven't been included here as the individual episodes are all covered in the main episode list. The bonus episodes weren't numbered, but have been given a 'B' (for bonus!) number here.
- Broadcast date
- 1 Jan 2019
- New Year's Nuggets
It's that time of year again! The festive period means a Best Of show - but don't worry, there's plenty of new riffs too, plus a very giddy intro, and John's ULTIMATE TUBE QUESTION. Get this all up in your ears.
Happy New Year to all you legends!
- 17 Aug 2018
- Milk Cubed
John has been the sole captain of Drive this week, Elis has been climbing mountains in Wales and the like BUT even though it's half the team that doesn't mean it's been half the fun! Expect tales of Rucksacks, John lets us in on some of his patented wisdom and we ask the question, "what's the weirdest thing you've seen someone drink, in the wild?" All that plus regular favourites, Humble Brag, Shame Well and Tick off a Taste!
- 10 Aug 2018
- Emotionally Distant Juggling Elis
PLUS we have all your favourite regular features, Humblebrag of the Day, John's Shame Well and Elis' Light Hearted Paper Review.
- 13 Jul 2018
- Phfphatttttttttttttttt Riffs
- 29 Jun 2018
- Elis & John ChatNav 3000
On today's show, Elis catches a nasty case of 'Riff Disease', John has his pulse on new music and the boys discuss the issues with "lending out your bum". I can't really explain that one, best you hear it for yourself!
- 29 Dec 2017
- LOLs In The Lull
Fear not if you're lost in the bizarre twilight zone that is the festive lull - it doesn't feel like a Thursday does it? - Robins was once more unleashed to see you through. John and Producer Vin Ticked Off Tastes, cast more Shame into the Well, learnt more about Ronnie 'The Rocket' O'Sullivan, and chatted passive aggressive notes and Christmas disasters. And, of course, the Travel was Googled.
- 17 Nov 2017
- Pizza Not Booze
Elis & John were reunited once more and debriefed John's Mastermind appearance, whilst Elis revealed exactly where Johnny Vaughan has been, and how to interact with football fans from Panama. There's was the usual Light-Hearted Paper Review, Humble Brag Of The Day, Shame Wells and Made Up Games, plus John Googled The Travel - LIVE! - and the boys witnessed some phenomenal Queen-based lyrical knowledge.
- 15 Nov 2017
- 100mg of Pure Liquid Chat
Your favourite Drive Time substitutes belted up, checked their respective blind spots and unleashed TOP CHAT once again this week. Elis was off after gracing the studio with top drawer anecdotes on Monday, but the vibe continued as Robins was Unleashed, ably assisted by newshound Dr Sunta Templeton. Expect the Light-Hearted Paper Review, Humble Brags, Made Up Games and a return of John Googling The Travel - LIVE!
- 9 Jun 2017
- The Return of Polichips
The boys had ELECTION FEVER today, which meant only one thing - it's time for sauce chat. On top of that, the stars of Bat Out Of Hell - the Meatloaf musical - joined Elis & John in the studio, and we learnt that quizzing can't be late.
- 8 Jun 2017
- Fashion For Twerps
How does Steven Tyler look so sexy? How do you pronounce 'secondment' in English? What are the effects of pizza on Welsh speech? All these questions answered in today's show - plus Humble Brag Of The Day, John Googles The Travel (well worth hearing today), the Light-Hearted Paper Review, John's Shame Well and a little bit of fun with Arcade Fire. You're all legends.
- 7 Jun 2017
- Heals The Sick & Heals The Lame
Van Morrison news today, lessons on how to shout, and Elis has yet another celebrity encounter - though it didn't go to plan. All this plus Humble Brag Of The Day, the Light-Hearted Paper Review, John Googles The Travel and a magnificent Shame Well.
- 6 Jun 2017
- It's All Rivers
Elis was on top form today, showing John some of his technological know-how and suggesting how to improve his fitness - and John hit back with some advice for Alien Ant Farm, before being distracted on the A1. Plus all the regular stuff - Humble Brag Of The Day, the Light-Hearted Paper Review and John Googles The Travel.
- 5 Jun 2017
- Twenty Pounds Quid
Hot celeb gossip! Cagoules! Swearing! Gareth Bale! Failed punchlines! You know the drill. Loads of stuff today plus the usual - Humble Brag Of The Day and John Googles The Travel.
- 2 Jun 2017
- im Westwoo
Plenty of hot topics covered today: the War on Drugs, The War On Drugs, miniature cigars, tequila, the M5, Tim Westwood and much more. There's loads of other stuff too - Tick Off A Taste, John's Shame Well, the Paper Review and What We've Learnt.
- 1 Jun 2017
- World's Richest Drummers
If you want thorough political analysis, you've come to the right podcast. If you don't, you'll probably be fine here too. Elis & John compiled the Radio X Manifesto today, discovered what it is to be Manc, and Elis even tried his hand at street performing. All this plus the usual stuff - Humble Brag Of The Day, John's Shame Well, and a little bit of Googling the Travel!
- 31 May 2017
- Perfect Bum For Squash
After Elis' weekend gallivanting around Wales (which John is absolutely fine with, honestly) he has come to the realisation that he has lived a somewhat unfulfilling life. Join the boys as they investigate Elis' existential crisis, ponder gigging inside an organ and ALSO who is on the walls at Abbey Road.
PLUS Humble Brag Of The Day, John Googles The Travel, the Light-Hearted Paper Review and a brilliant Shame Well entry!
- 30 May 2017
- Mr Biggggggggg
Elis returned to rejoin radio's dream duo, and he brought some mountaineering expertise with him. John spent the long weekend conquering his demons, returning to the scene of a past trauma. Vin likes the Jackson 5. All this plus Humble Brag Of The Day, John Googles The Travel, the Light-Hearted Paper Reviews, a hilarious Shame Well and loads more.
- 26 May 2017
- Corgi On The Cob
It's Friday, it's a Bank Holiday and Captain John Robins is flying solo, straight into the weekend. Welcome aboard this Boeing 568, destination... Great Radio. Although Robins is missing his favourite Welsh co-Pilot, fear not, crewmembers Producer Vin and Intern Trav are here to serve snacks and make sure your complimentary session ale is never empty.
On today's show we have very exciting booze news, Intern Trav has some interesting Tourism advice and we sample a taste that is just wrong in the mouth.
PLUS we have all your favourite regular features, Humblebrag of the Day, John's Shame Well and he'll also be Googling the Travel......... LIVE!
- 25 May 2017
- Giddy Robins
After ingesting too much sugar in a short amount time, we have something rarely seen, the enigma that is Giddy Robins! When will John hit his nap prison, who knows?
Celeb spotting, flossing and ideas symposiums are the main talking points today, along with all your favourite features!
- 24 May 2017
- May Day: The Big Interview
Folks, the day is finally here, it's MAY DAY. The man himself Dr. Brian May, one quarter of the brothers Rock, joins the boys in the studio for the BIG INTERVIEW to chat about his new book, Queen in 3-D.
The boys also discuss goths, the good radio bell makes an appearance and we have all the regular features!