The Vibe Guide

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

< Next    Previous >

Episode 238

The Groin Of Satire, Monetising The Bum & A Kind Bear

Show broadcast on 29 September 2018

John was transfixed by the Ryder Cup this week, but that didn't stop him and Elis from delivering some truly narcissistic radio. Expect Clarkson news, sexy Led Zeppelin, a Bridget Jones-esque Shame Well, and plenty more.

Podcast intro

A home fire safety check leads to a meeting of PCDs.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, the leading points scorer in the Tredegar Cup, a bi-annual match-play golf tournament that takes place between Wales and the Faroe Islands. Drawing crowds well into double figures, his record of 16.5 points in four outings has given him the nickname of the 'Fostrathel (?) Faldo'."

Conversations and riffs

Elis and John are releasing their own beer! Via Dark Star Brewery, it's called Holy Vible and proceeds go to charity (C.A.L.M.).

Just as Kim Kardashian has done, John has looked into monetising his bum, including going on Dragon's Den to ask for investment in return for a share of his bum.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

All Paul McCartney wanted was praise from John Lennon. Clarkson Hyperbole: reality TV shows and airports. Daily Mirror Top 10 modern acts of kindness on social media.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Attending a Skype work conference call from home then realising it's a video call and everyone else on the call can see you sat in your dishevelled bedroom in your pants.

John's Gig Diaries

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

John is at a time of his life where he seems to have a lot of time to think and worry. He goes on a date with girl from last week's instalment. He has a depressing birthday.


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

That time you posted a bikini picture and loads of bikini companies got in touch to ask you to model their bikinis. "Please just let me post bikini pictures in peace!"

Welsh Word of the Week

Elis picks out a curious Welsh word.

'Siop Siafins', slang for 'a shambles'.

Made-Up Games

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

What Have You Done 21?: Each player thinks of three things in the other person's life where the answer is a number, with the aim of them adding up to 21, e.g. number of times you have been in love + number of Queen T-shirts you own + number of ISAs you have. You could even introduce multiplication, subtraction, etc! Whoever gets closest to 21 wins.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

The Magnolia Electric Company album by Somgs Ohio (John) - They feature a second time because John went to their gig this week in tribute to ex-band member Jason Molina who passed away.

< Next    Previous >