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Episode 17

Davids, Bend It Like Beckham and Visiting New York Alone

Show broadcast on 8 June 2014

Lots of great stuff this week, but mainly just a list of famous Davids. You'll see why. John and Elis explore what is and isn't acceptable to do alone, Elis feels his comedy career has been threatened by a hen party on a train in South Wales, and Xfm's Josh Widdicombe takes a verbal battering from The Golden Voice of John Robins. All this plus the usual Winner Plays On, Sacred Cow, and a Bend It Like Beckham-based Textual Healing. All before the boys prove they don't know how to say goodbye.

Podcast intro

E&J are the Lemonheads/Robin Cook/Supergrass of podcasts.

"If you could have been a roadie for any band, who would it be?"

"What territories does a UK Driving License allow you to travel on?"

John's introduction of Elis

"And to my left is the first man to successfully circumnavigate Wales in a Peugeot 206 - it's Mr Elis James."

Conversations and riffs

Elis' and John's girlfriends have a weekly club where they watch documentaries about serial killers.

Elis and John talk about going to gigs, football matches, restaurants, etc, on your own. Or when you've spent quite a lot of time on your own and then meet up with people and get a bit over-excited.

John went to see the Magic Band (Captain Beefheart's band).

Elis experienced an amusing hen party on the train.

Some American accents as the guys imagine how Freddie Mercury might have been received as an all-American working class hero.

How many famous Davids can they think of to name a rabbit after (other than Bowie)?

Dave's boy racer days.

An outing for John's Josh Widdicombe impression.

John's versatile sporting commentary technique.

The guys have to say goodbye twice because they initially end the show too early.

Text-in topic

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

If you have had an incestuous dream about someone, let us know! (Just kidding)

What things have you done on your own that normally you'd do with other people? (Don't be tawdry). Holidays, cinema, restaurants, skiing...

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

An anonymous listener lied about being a film actor to impress a girl and is now worried she will find out.

Sacred Cow

Should this celebrated band / artist go into the paddock of sacred cows or be doomed to the abattoir?

David Bowie (nominated by Elis) - paddock.

Winner Plays On

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

Harry Potter (John) v the Beatles (Elis). John wins.

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