The Vibe Guide

The unofficial episode guide for vibe tasters of the Elis James and John Robins Podcast

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Episode 193

Bowling, Bike Locks & Peppery Cress

Show broadcast on 11 November 2017

John's confidence is sky high following a heavy night on the lanes, and one listener's stuck in a bike lock, as part of a Shame Well that's sure to go down in history. It turns out neither Elis or John know Taylor Swift exists, although both agree her music would be good for selling a certain cleaning product. Of course, Humblebrags and The Light-Hearted Paper Review both make an appearance too!

Podcast intro

To my left, a man whose pamphlet Digital Wales: A Vision of Daffyd Powys in the 23rd Century has caused a stir among county counsellors. After giving a presentation where he claimed every house should have a wireless doorbell by 2028 he was pelted with quills and had his car defaced with tallow. Significant, because it is a fuel still used to light the majority of homes in mid-Wales.

Conversations and riffs

John is a bit worse for wear after a Radio X team-building evening including ten pin bowling that ended with Dancing with Dave. John is great at ten pin bowling. Elis once threw a ball across three lanes.

Guidance for donating to food banks.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

An interview with the world's smallest bus driver. Try camel's milk on your cornflakes. Daily Mail gadget of the week - the tape measure. The rise of young male shoppaholics.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Spending your first day with new work colleagues with a bike lock stuck around your waist.


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

Someone has been blacking out recently due to finding a new level of passion for their craft. They have even changed their relationship with time.

Made-Up Games

Listeners suggest made-up games that Elis and John can play.

A game inspired by 'West Country Sing-a-Long' (where you sing the lyrics to a well-known song in a different style) called 'Ignoraoke'. You each sing the lyrics to a song that you haven't heard before and whoever has the most accurate rendition wins.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Meic Stevens (Elis)

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