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Episode 165

Nish Kumar, Hangover Mitigation & The Beatles didn't exist

Show broadcast on 15 April 2017

The bee-keepers of Pembrokeshire won't just interview themselves. Consequently, a capable Elis James has been dispatched to help them out. In his place sits friend of the show and former voice of these very airwaves - Nish Kumar! Try telling John that... There's all the usual nonsense though: Humble Brags, quite a morbid set of Shame-Wells, a possibly ill-advised impromptu quiz about Indian Indie fans from Croydon and a special feature (from long ago) - 'Nishipedia!'

Podcast intro

A listener who forgets her own name sometimes.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is zero, zilch, nada. Elis is in Cwybran spearheading a movement to protect Welsh hedgerows. He has been asked to perform a show live from a hedge.

John is broadcasting solo today until guest Nish Kumar joins him. It emerges later that Elis is interviewing a beekeeper."

Conversations and riffs

Is Snow Patrol's 'Final Straw' the greatest album ever? Is Nicholas Cage getting out of the car and his coat blowing around in the wind in Face-Off the greatest moment in cinema history?

It emerges there are many similarities between Producer Vin and Nish Kumar: they attended the Same school at the same time, they took the same bus to school, they both have beards and are both wearing headphones, and, of course, they are both Indian. So much so that John keeps getting their names mixed up. They agree to take part in a slightly awkward quiz to decide who is the best Indian indie fan from Croydon. Vin wins.

Nishipedia: Today Nish unearths the conspiracy that the Beatles never existed

Text-in topic

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

The gang are hungover today. What are your tips for hangover mitigation hacks? (what do you do during the night out to prevent a bad hangover the next day?)

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Nish Kumar's LHPR: man drunk on Prosecco broke into his old house a day after selling it. Burger King blamed the poor taste of a customer's burger on him having cleaned his tee too recently - only thing is, the man has no teeth due to losing them in an accident. A nightmare newspaper interview for David Cameron's ex-Director of Strategy, Steve Hilton.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Complaining about the strange BBQ smell at a crematorium. A seven-year-old cracks a bad taste joke at a funeral.


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

BBC TV sitcoms. Nish wins 3-1.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Nish picks 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes?' by Sandy Denny.

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