The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 214

The Temperature of Punjab, Top Gear Magazine & MasterShouldn't

Show broadcast on 7 April 2018

The dream team are back together! John made it through his 'week of death' on tour, with a few grey hairs to prove it. He got straight into the massive backlog of your emails, with more wackaging and even a wackager! We joined Danny Wallace for the start of his Snowbombing road trip (even if it was only in spirit) where he went head to head with Elis in Potato Potato, and a brand, spanking new Made Up Game was played - Masterchef or Master... Shouldn't?

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, a man twice crowned Pontadawe's 'Most Elegant Sheep Herdswainsman'. In 2007, he swept the board in the dressage round, scoring perfect 10's for navigating two hoggets and a gimmer over the course while sporting limited edition Adidas Sambas. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis is looking younger and John is looking older. What could be the reasons for this?

A cross-channel game of 'Potato' with Danny Wallace who is in a BMW in France for some promotional reason.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Lulu's signature dish is the bagel. Dame Joan Collins wears gloves always wears gloves to avoid germs. The Daily Mail dishes out germ ratings. Daily Mirror's product of the week: the plastic tub. The Duke of Devonshire's A-Z of being English.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Forgetting Frank Bruno's name just as you're about to interview him for hospital radio.


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

A long-winded Twitter story to make sure everyone knows the tweeter is a musician.

Made-Up Games

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

MasterChef or MasterShouldn't: Guess whether a pretentious meal description is a genuine MasterChef one or made-up.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

A counterpoint to wackaging by a wackagist! (Someone who writes wackaging.)

Recommendations for a running playlist.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

'Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet' a composition by Gavin Bryars (John)

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