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Episode 234

Bloody Mary Addiction, Elis' Hot Sauce Dystopia & Reverse Caravan

Show broadcast on 1 September 2018

Well, it's been about 3 weeks since all the gang have been back together on the Saturday show, they certainly made up for their absence with a belter today.

John's blood runs red with tomato juice, Elis struggles with words and nobody can believe that Rory Delap stat!

All that, PLUS usual favourites, Humblebrag of the Week, Shame Well and Tick off a Taste!

Podcast intro

After a week off, the podcast is back.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is the tallest man in Wales. At a whopping 5'6 and a quarter, he wowed crowds at the Pembrokeshire County Show and took home the ceremonial straw wreath and pitchfork. Known on the fete and fairgrounds circuit as the 'Giant of Gwynedd', he saw off competition from Alan Davies (5'5 and a quarter), Long Len (5'5 and a half) and Towering Taff (5'6 on the dot), it's Mr Elis James. "

Conversations and riffs

John has become obsessed with Bloody Marys. It's great for his vitamin C levels but leading to a very quick digestion process. He lists the other slightly odd drinks phases he has gone through.

John met his comedy hero Steve Coogan at the Edinburgh comedy awards ceremony. It went well.

John: 'For those born before 1995, a letter is an email made of wood.'

John: 'I am as tired as a new dad through being a father to my own brilliance.'

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Jeremy Clarkson made a wry comment about how a football team might wrack up a score line of 2000-nil. Daily gambling is one person's tip to a long life. An astronaut thinks flying around the moon was 'boring'. An 'Allo! Allo!' cast reunion was mistaken for a far-right parade.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Burying your teacher's keys under the school football pitch.


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

A long overblown story about buying a homeless person a Big Mac meal - large, mind - and having a good think in their head about how great they were to do that.

Made-Up Games

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

Reverse Caravan (John: 'Sounds like a dreary English sex position'): Player 1 picks out something from their environment and says the word out loud. The other players have a minute to come up with the longest word they can that begins with the last letter of the name of the thing and ends with the first letter of that thing.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Melbourne hot sauce. Elis: 'I was worried my bum would come off.'

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Elis and John give some great tips for enjoying solo gigging.

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