The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 237

Lager Bolognese, Honesty Bar & One Step At A Time Martin

Show broadcast on 22 September 2018

John quotes Morgan Freeman and Elis makes Bolognese weirdly. It was an absolute hammer show today! Catch up on John's holiday, experience some explosive shame, reminisce about 1990's advertising, get heavily into a particularly intense gig diary and prepare for an overuse of the phonetic alphabet.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, the man behind the convenience food sensation that has taken west Wales by storm. Gyrru Cawl or, in English, Driving Soup, is Pembrokeshire's answer to the Pot Noodle. A hearty broth containing three meals in one and its most popular flavour is sausage, toast and trifle, all mixed together to sustain truckers, holiday makers and herdsmen alike. "

Conversations and riffs

For two weeks running John has seen a different Queen album on a desk in the design office at Radio X Towers coincidently matching the T-shirt John is wearing. He is worried that other people are having Queen fun without him.

Elis and John have both been away on quite different trips, John on a romantic getaway to a French chateau in a place twinned with Basingstoke, Elis on a lads football trip to Denmark sharing a toilet with 16 other people.

Text-in topic

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

As a student, Elis used to make Bolognese with lager stirred in instead of wine. Have you ever mixed lager and food?

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Google to add smart replies to their Gmail email accounts so you can reply without needing to type anything yourself. School chess clubs are making a comeback. Jeremy Clarkson hyperbole about homegrown fruit and veg versus supermarket ones.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Getting caught thoroughly exploring and dealing with a face pimple at a boring market research meeting, which you thought was going unnoticed.

John's Gig Diaries

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

John contemplates the nature of first dates.

Made-Up Games

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

Were You Going To Say I Was Nearly 50, Lynne?: Take it in turns to name a celebrity who is 50 years old. Whoever is closest gets a point and then play a new round using a new age.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Snakeskin fruit chips and turmeric herbal candies from Bali. Elis quotes a 90s advert for Bran Flakes: 'One step at a time, Martin'.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Ed Dowie (Elis)

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