Queen Day, John Robins & The Fritas Empire
Show broadcast on 8 September 2018
A very silly show this week! All fuelled by Elis having 3 hours sleep and John eating too many sweets. Find out why John is dishonest, what fried egg crisps taste like and why Elis' name is Elis, not Mark. All this plus a Shamewell (very close to home this week), a stonking Made Up Game & even more Queen chat than usual!
A listener has written into the show addressing it to 'John and Mark' and asking when the third series of 'Josh' is due (it's already aired).
John's introduction of Elis
"To my left, the Treasurer of the Bridgend Freddie Mercury Appreciation Society. Brought in following a scandal in which VAT was claimed on cold snacks (zero rated) for the 2016 Great Pretender Ball, he has now balanced the books and pledged at the recent AGM to give every member a free stick-on moustache from this year's profits. "
Conversations and riffs
John tells a story about the time he was in an Uber and thought it was going to be car-jacked.
Today's show is a Queen (the band) special with everything themed around John's favourite band.
This week, Elis and John have been recording the audiobook version of upcoming book 'The Holy Vible'.
Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.
A Twitter poll: what Queen song do you want to hear played at the end of the show?
Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review
Elis' selection of humorous stories from this week's newspapers.
John is challenged to think of a Queen link to each story. A pub is offering discounts to patrons who turn off their phones and chat to people face-to-face instead. Elton John doesn't answer his emails. Tiffs that Elton has had with other celebrities.
John's Shame Well
John frees another listener of their shame.
John is worried that he accidentally stole a meal from a restaurant. Elis considers the knock-on effects of this for the restaurant staff. Then John gets bogged down in the admin of making a charitable donation online to make amends and spells his name wrong.
Listeners suggest made-up games that Elis and John can play.
Play Your Charts Right: Get as far as possible down a list of singles by a band / artist guessing whether the single charted higher or lower than the previous one. A point for each one you get right. John does Queen singles, Elis does Blur.
Tick Off a Taste
The gang try a new taste sensation sent in by a listener.
Magic Jaws (vegan crisps that taste like wee) versus fried egg flavour crisps
The 'Keep It Session' Sessions
A special section at the end of the podcast for music recommendations.
Freddie Mercury's debut solo album 'Mr Bad Guy' (John)