The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 233

#AskAcaster, The Japanese Fork Incident and Potato Potato... again

Show broadcast on 18 August 2018

Comedian and author James Acaster joined John this week as Elis was away. James was grilled in #AskAcaster about tooth-brushing, Korn, Asian cuisine and Greg Rusedski's shirts. James also brought us another Classic Scrape - and no, he won't DJ your wedding. There were also two new Tastes to be Ticked Off, an extra special Keep It Session Session (featuring the lovely Robin), and bear wit

Podcast intro

James Acaster stood in for Elis who is still on holiday.

John's introduction of Elis

"Elis can't be here today as he's hosting the first ever Premier League Years Cruise. Joining him for the four-week trio are Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, Matty Taylor and Andrei Kanchelskis. Tickets start at £749.99 for the journey that goes from Newcastle to Rotterdam and back again eight times. Tickets include a seat at the Q&A, a twin room and 12 bottles of blue Wicked. Joining me in his place is a comedian and author described as the most important name in Paisley since Bob and Ian, it's Mr. James Acaster. "

Conversations and riffs

James Acaster talks about some of the niche music he researched for his new book, including the sounds of tapes spooling and a metal band themed around Ned Flanders of Simpsons fame.

Listeners contact the show with their #AskAcaster questions.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Borrowing a fork when staying in someone's house then getting into a situation that looks like you were stealing it.

Made-Up Games

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

Bear In Mind: One person thinks of a famous bear and says 'Bear in mind.' Then the other person has 10 questions with which to guess the bear. The winner is the person who solves their assigned mystery bear in fewest questions.

Tick Off a Taste

The gang try a new taste sensation sent in by a listener.

No-sugar apple drink described in the health food shop as tasting 'like ass'. And turmeric latte.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

James Acaster's favourite five albums of 2016, his favourite year in music. Aided by Lovely Robin, friend of the show.

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