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Episode 143

Dancing With Dave, The #PCDPilgrimage & A Brand New Feature

Show broadcast on 12 November 2016

The return of club night 'Dancing with Dave' last night saw Elis and John perform a mesmerising setlist. Which approach worked better? The 100% Bangers or the Intrigue, inform or entertain method? 'PCD Pilgrimage' guest Scott quite literally flies into the studio for a chat with the chaps. A new feature has landed Ladies and Gentlemen - something to do with clouds - I say no more. All that with Email Of The Species and Humble Brags is ready for your listen - Enjoy!

Podcast intro

John has some advice for those dismayed by the current state of things in the world: "Keep your chin up in spite of factors."

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is the heir apparent to the Welsh DJ 'Soundhog' aka 'The Freelance Hairdresser'. "

Conversations and riffs

Last night Elis and John DJed at Producer Dave's 'All My Friends' club night aka 'Dancing With Dave'. Elis, on John's set list: "In the last 12 hours your inability to read a room has become legendary."

John had a run-in with some members of rival radio stations at their early Christmas party.

PCD Scott Long has made the #PCDPilgrimage from Brisbane, Australia to the UK including appearing on today's radio show.

Text-in topic

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

In a short-lived new feature called Every Cloud (aka Silver Linings aka Good News About The Chocolate Oranges), listeners are encouraged to text in their reasons to be cheerful in what has been a difficult and turbulent year for many for various reasons. This gives Elis and John a chance to do their smug satirical voices.

Elis' young daughter is coming up with some gems including asking sheep what they're doing and saying 'Alright mate' every time Elis coughs.


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

Dismayed at America's choice of Donald Trump as President because your second home is there.

Winner Plays On

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

Moses (John) v The Libertines (Elis). John wins 4-1. Elis accidentally says Pete Doherty was "born all over the place". John is confused by a new version of Queen's 'I Want To Break Free' he hasn't heard before.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Winning a competition to rename Selby Leisure Centre. How much would you pay to meet your favourite music artist? John tells an anecdote about Van Morrison resolutely not playing anything from the album Astral Weeks despite it being the Astral Weeks tour.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Mogwai (John)

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