The Statistical Middle Point, Band Summariser & Total Turgidity
Show broadcast on 4 November 2017
Do you know somebody who doesn't like beans? Poor wretches. A lovely time was had on this weeks show with a serious stack of emails. In traditional Elis James style, he let his birthday pass with almost no fuss whatsoever, but Robins was on hand with a BIG gift to mark the occasion. As well as all this there were the customary Humblebrags, a top shelf Shame Well, a lovely light-hearted paper review and a made up game.
John describes walking an hour through fields in the dark to get to someone's house with a head torch on to light the way. Elis: "What century are you from, John?" John: "The John-teenth century."
John's introduction of Elis
"To my left, a man who this week statistically passed the halfway point in his life. In an effort to turn back the clock he grew the sort of beard that wouldn't look out of place on a university lecturer from 1976."
Conversations and riffs
Elis turned 37 two days ago and is now changing up his look.
John is excited about several upcoming night drinks nights this week plus a mattress protector arriving ("It can't some soon enough").
Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review
Elis' selection of humorous stories from this week's newspapers.
Knitting warm clothes for a stone stallion. 54% of Brits are planning a foreign holiday in the next 12 months. African Scrabble tournaments
John's Shame Well
John frees another listener of their shame.
Being caught in the bed of your lady friend by her mum with the covers off revealing your nudity (and "substantiality"), being told to leave then being caught hiding in a neighbour's bush.
Listeners suggest made-up games that Elis and John can play.
You're A Yoghurt: alphabetical insult trading.
The 'Keep It Session' Sessions
A special section at the end of the podcast for music recommendations.
Richard Dawson - 'The Vile Stuff' (John)