The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 23

Google HQ, A Revealing Kimono and Empty Dancefloors

Show broadcast on 20 July 2014

Elis and John are oh so hip this week after John took a trip to Google HQ and saw the office ping pong, Mind Exchanges and Thought Symposia. As well as hearing about your fun work situations, Elis defended the not-so-stupid Super Furry Animals after a controversial Sacred Cow, John took a look at an incredible celebrity autobiography, and Producer Dave gave a cautionary tale set in Benicassim. All this plus Textual Healing and a close-fought Winner Plays On.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is the presenter of BBC Wales' Pobl y Llechi. "

Conversations and riffs

Riff: going slightly mad on long solo car journeys.

John talks about his trip to Google/YouTube offices. Elis' phone chimes and it sounds like he's had an idea.

Elis tells anecdote about his two friends having a pizza and ice cream eating competition at uni.

Text-in topic

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

What things has your workplace done to try to make it a cool and hip environment to work in?

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Anon. whose wife's uncle is staying with them and wears an inappropriately short kimono.

Sacred Cow

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

Pearl Jam (abattoir)

John Reads Aloud From Tony Blackburn's Autobiography

John reads aloud from Tony Blackburn's autobiography Poptastic, for the first time. This week, Tony invents the persistent time check.

Winner Plays On

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

TS Eliot's poem The Wasteland (John) v Football grounds of England & Wales (Elis). 3-3. John wins tiebreaker.

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