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Episode B43

LOLs In The Lull

Show broadcast on 29 December 2017

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.

Conversations and riffs

John broadcasts during the odd lull between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve where no-one knows quite what day it is, accompanied by Producer Vin.

John took advantage of the HMRC allowance for a Christmas party and held the first annual John Tech company party for one.

More listener tales of meeting Ronnie O'Sullivan, including almost selling a narrow boat to him.

John is preparing for a New Year's trip to New York with some fellow comedians.

John responds to a listener's request for advice regarding a vegetarian roast dinner.

Text-in topic

Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.

Your tales of (amusing) Christmas disasters.

A student has sent in an over-the-top angry letter they received from a neighbour complaining about them getting the bins wrong. Send in the passive aggressive - or simply aggressive - notes you've received!

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

In a job interview, listing one of your top three skills as "having fun". Someone has a heart attack while you're going on about Brexit to them.

Arguing with a member of train station staff then making an embarrassing pig's ear of getting on the train, in front of them.

Unknowingly running over your mother-in-law's cat.


More examples of that scourge of social media, the humblebrag.

You can't go to your son's nativity play because you have meetings (it's what makes you so successful) plus you're an atheist.

Made-Up Games

Listeners suggest made-up games that Elis and John can play.

Through The Imaginary Keyhole: You describe your imagination of a famous person's home, dropping clues for them to try to guess who it is. The only rule is that the home must contain a discarded bag of Wotsits and a fishing rod.

Tick Off a Taste

The gang try a new taste sensation sent in by a listener.

Indian tangy mango sweet 'Pulse'.

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