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Episode 156

Phil Schofield, R.Kelly & London's saddest DJ

Show broadcast on 11 February 2017

We present to you... "London's Saddest DJ" - After playing a killer set at Dave's Disco the night before, John hauled himself in to sit opposite shirtless Eastern European health fanatic, Elis James. In this week's podcast, Elis tells us why only a cold shower will do and is unsure whether his co-host is John Robins or Phillip (Phil) Schofield. There's also a trip down the Shame-Well, a strong round of Beta Bet and a paper review that you might find interesting (or not).

Podcast intro

Music that helps you deal with home sickness. A listener's grandfather had a letter from T.S. Eliot, that she emailed a copy of to the show.

John lives in "Grief mansions" and a listener lived in "Shame chateau" and spent a year on "the struggle bus" sorting out his career. John is working on 'The first steps towards Robins-aggedon'.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is the most recent edition to 'Carmarthen Ltd.' a reality show in which Welsh celebrities set up limited companies and compete to generate the largest quarterly profits. "

Conversations and riffs

John is "London's saddest DJ, providing upbeat tunes for downbeat people."

Elis can't stop talking about Eastern European athletes' training techniques and expresses the virtues of cold showers and running in the snow. John: "You're obsessed with doing Olympic events under a communist regime."

Elis has been googling Philip Scofield, wondering if he was a vegan, and accidentally calls John 'Phil' on air.

John talks about Cambridge v Oxford Uni rivalry: "The 'tabs' v the 'greats'."

John guest-DJ'ed at Dancing With Dave last night and over indulged on the alcohol side so is suffering.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

Elis' selection of humorous stories from this week's newspapers.

Magic should be taught in schools. Crippling business rates for pubs: Elis: "Leave our pubs alone!"

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

John's nail gaff at the dinner table with an ex-girlfriend's family, then getting his hand stuck in the letter box when trying to deliver a thank you letter to them after the relationship ended. A listener's shame at lying that he'd seen the film 'The Producers' to impress a teacher and then being asked to describe the plot to the whole class.


Elis and John compete to name as many things as possible on a theme in alphabetical order in 30 seconds.

London Underground and DLR station names. John wins 6-5.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Death Drops - extreme heat sweets.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Nico (Elis)

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