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Episode 124

Elis Returns, Nazgul Newsnight & Leaky John

Show broadcast on 2 July 2016

Elis returns from yet another big day for Welsh Football and gets a bit emotional. It's a big week for John too as he prepares to appear on TVs Mock the Week. All this plus Humble Brag Of The Week, Winner Plays On and Tick Off a Taste.

Podcast intro

A listener has submitted their own piece of Pub Porn, following on from a short-lived feature John did when covering Ricky Wilson's Sunday show a few weeks ago.

A listener has come up with a design for a PCD pin badge that would help fellow PCDs identify each other in public. (The design - a pint glass with headphones on and 'PCD' written vertically down it - is eventually sold on the official merch website, with proceeds going to charity MIND.)

John's introduction of Elis

"From the valleys they came - from coal fields, from farms and towns - a scarlet army by rail and air, by sea and road. Hearts kind and voices proud. How they wept on the terrace, how they laughed in the bar. Children who dared to dream. Men and women who never lost hope. And first among them, the man they call 'the dragon sans chemise'. To my left, ladies and gentlemen, Mr Elis James. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis is back from Euro 2016. Since he was last in the studio with John, Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the Prime Minister has resigned and Wales have qualified for the semi-finals of the European Championships. At last night's quarter-final, Elis was captured on live television three times, standing in the crowd. He ate a hot dog during the Welsh national anthem and took his shirt off at the end of the game. John tries to make Elis cry by playing emotional clips from last night's game and of famous Welsh historical references. Elis rarely cries at stuff like this, unlike "leaky John". Now Elis is hungover and has to go to a wedding later.

The guys talk aftershave.

Do you know who has just discovered hashtags? ex-footballer Chris Waddle.

This week John will be making his debut on TV's Mock The Week. But what will he wear? The lads talk the current trend for mean T-shirts with snarky comments on there. And John worries about the spacing of his nipples.


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

This week someone is awarded Humblebragger of the week as their Facebook feed is full of the stuff.

Winner Plays On

Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.

The TV show 'Going Live' (Elis) v The Lord of the Rings (John). John wins 5-2.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Turkish hot and sour sweets.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

A PCD, Richard, has created a website (it's like a moving newspaper) at where listeners can sign up for their own email address in anticipation of this emerging medium going mainstream.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

A special section at the end of the podcast for music recommendations.

NEU! (Elis)

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