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Episode 139

Prime Minister Robins, Bad Impressions & Heat To The Beat

Show broadcast on 15 October 2016

Elis & John were deep into their Elis James and John Robins Experience tour this week, but that certainly didn't stop the badinage - John let looses on some poor impressions, Elis extolled the virtues of Danny Baker and Jurgen Klopp, and both Elis & John imagined Producer Dave in a Ken Loach film. We found out which celebrities you would want to adopt you, as well as a truly fascinating, nay life-changing fact about MGMT. All this plus the usual Winner Plays On, Humble Brag Of The Week, Email Of The Species and the welcome return of Judge Robins!

Podcast intro

Two PCDs who are also Paralympic medallists are getting married. PCDs in Japan are teaching English language students how to respond to the question 'Are you on email?'

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is a man who in the last year has shot from 19th to first on the list of search results for the Google search for 'Welsh radio idiot'. "

Conversations and riffs

John could have been Prime Minister if he had made all his decisions in life differently.

John was made to feel uncomfortable in his nook while trying to read his book in a pub on a Friday night.

In his absence, more impressions of Dave and comparisons with the film 'Kes'.

John has four letters written by Philip Larkin to John's grandmother.

John has an anecdote about Brian Blessed.

Text-in topic

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

If it came to it, which famous person / people would you like to be adopted by?

Judge Robins

Order! Order! Judge Robins casts his verdict on listener disputes.

Will's flat mate leaves his clothes in the washing machine. James, a bald man, is being forced to wear a swimming cap at his local pool.


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

A doctor compares a child patient unfavourably to their own son who is advanced for his age.

Winner Plays On

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

Ian Botham (Elis) v German writer Hans Fallada (John). John wins 4-2.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Track Time Cooking (TTC): Music tracks that are the perfect length for cooking certain things.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Tim Buckley (John)

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