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

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Episode 228

John's Stylist, Lever Arch File and MSSG (Music Service Streaming Game)

Show broadcast on 14 July 2018

John is a project. Due to his new digital television quiz hosting duties, he is being styled by his own personal stylist Suzie. It's basically Queer Eye for the commercial digital indie radio guy. Elsewhere, Elis riles John with some automobile upkeep news in the Light-Hearted Paper Review, and John talks us through his Scrabble strategies.

Podcast intro

What a coincidence! A listener's son has the forenames Elis James and his birthday is 4 May, the same as John's!

Toothache chat.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, a man who in 2015 was found guilty of murder. There's no need to worry, he was found guilty in the Pembrokeshire village of Narberth where driving cattle through the high street without a licence Is classed as murder. Hoping to take a shortcut unnoticed, he was caught by one of the seven watchtowers and a series of beacons was set alight to alert the judge who resides in a cave in nearby Fishguard. If he returns to Narberth he will face six days in the stocks. "

Conversations and riffs

Irresponsible cyclist, Elis James. John believes he is surrounded by incompetence wherever he goes and that's why sitting indoors staring at the wall is the safest bet. John is going to be hosting a digital quiz show on a digital TV channel and now he has a stylist to address his wardrobe.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

The Bayeux Tapestry has 93 willies in it. Britain's oldest power lifters. Police stopped a man who was driving a car without a steering wheel and using a bucket for a seat.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Accidentally leaving a voicemail on your boyfriend's phone that records your conversation with a friend criticising your bf's genitals.

John's Gig Diaries

John reads aloud from diaries he kept during his early stand-up days.

How John distracted him myself from cravings after giving up booze and cigarettes.


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

Instructions to friends and colleagues to not expect a reply to their messages until the end of the summer (or maybe never at all) because of how incredibly busy you are (unless it's an offer of paid work, in which case do get in touch).

Made-Up Games

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

Music Streaming Service Game: Pick a band and a music sharing service and guess what their top-rated track is on the service.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Pinback (a band) (John)

Podcast outro

A listener has created a whole biography for 'Carol', Elis' 1960s schoolgirl alter-ego.

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