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Episode 24

Petty Squabbles, A Controversial Sacred Cow and more Tony Blackburn

Show broadcast on 27 July 2014

As well as potentially the most controversial and heated Sacred Cow ever, this week's podcast has John and Elis' best opening link too. Plus the duo discuss class, real ale, The Goonies, and Producer Dave's upcoming holiday. There's tales of petty squabbles and grudges alongside Winner Plays On, Textual Healing and more from Tony Blackburn's autobiography Poptastic.

John's introduction of Elis

"Hello, Today my castaway is a man familiar to many, especially those who have seen web-based sitcom pilots made by his friends. He's an actor, writer and part time stand-up comedian. What some of you might not know is he is also an entrepreneur, part-owner of a second hand tyre dealer in Neith and a chain of Llandudno-based adult stores called 'Arouse'. He's the author of three novels: Wales Tales, Cambrian-Ya My Lord and My Family And Other Llanimals. "

Conversations and riffs

Dave hands John a message to read out on air, apparently praising Hitler, but John decides he can't read that out and instead tells the listeners about some exciting Xfm music news.

Elis a guest on Desert Island Discs.

Teenagers bigging up real ale.

Bridging the class divide in the studio.

Text-in topic

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

The trivial things that have caused massive arguments amongst friends, family or loved ones.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Henry has been given a Tupperware box by his partner containing 15 brownies that can only be described as 'harrowing'.

Sacred Cow

Should this celebrated band / artist go into the paddock of sacred cows or be doomed to the abattoir?

A controversial one - a band close to Producer Dave's heart, Oasis. (Paddock)

John Reads Aloud From Tony Blackburn's Autobiography

A young Tony visits Uncle Nick in London and admires his penchant for the ladies. An excerpt from the section where members of his family describe Tony and he responds.

Winner Plays On

Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.

Robert de Niro (Elis) v 'The Wasteland' by TS Eliot (John). John wins 3-1.

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