The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 243

Let's Give It Feet, Sexy Tailor & Final Resting Place

Show broadcast on 3 November 2018

One thing should be noted about Elis James and John Robins, they don't forget where they came from. After an incredible show at the Hammersmith Apollo the night before, the boys return to the comfort of the Radio X Studio and it's a very special day indeed, its sexy and relevant, Elis' birthday!

This podcast is essentially his party, so strap on your party hat, grab yourself a nice ale and don't forget to pick up your party bag on your way out. Entertainment at the party includes John's gift to Elis, a brilliant Shamewell and Intern Trav getting up close to a certain welshman's thigh.

All this plus the Humblebrags, your Welsh Word of the Week and a couple of tastes to tick off!

Podcast intro

It's Elis' birthday today and some presents have been sent in by listeners.

A PCD's playful response to their doctor asking them if they were on email was met with the follow-up "You need a colonoscopy." Could this become the new response if the 'Are you on email?' refrains become too much?

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, poet in residence at Cardiff Gate services. Inheriting the post from Geraint Wyn Evans, the new bard of the M4 West must publish one volume of poetry every two years, loosely based on his experiences of the junction 30 stop. In return he has the penthouse suite at the Ibis, 20% off at Burger King and Costa Express, and £4000 a year. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis was quite drunk while not keeping it session at last night's Hammersmith Apollo 'Holy Vible' show, in a bid to show he is "Still sexy. Still relevant." despite reaching his 38th birthday (today). But he did surprisingly well during today's radio show. (He did have two showers, though, because he forgot the first one.)

John has bought Elis a Victorian family bible in Welsh for his birthday with a personal inscription in it from John in Welsh, and Elis is quite touched by it.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Lectures held by holograms. Britain's fittest pensioner. Jeremy Clarkson hates Halloween parties and the HS2 high-speed rail link.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Being caught by a dog walker while you are having an emergency toilet in the dark in an old World War II bunker in a graveyard while listening to 'Blackbird' by the Beatles.


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

Sharing the 'Facebook memory' from five years ago when you said you were tired of being so nice to people, with the added weary commentary that you are "still being kind and patient".

Welsh Word of the Week

Elis picks out a curious Welsh word.

Rhoi traed iddi', meaning 'let's go / let's move' (literally, 'let's give it feet')

Made-Up Games

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

It's Just A Body: You need a minimum of two players plus an adjudicator. Take it in turns to nominate a part of the body and bet whether it is bigger than the equivalent body part on the other player. The adjudicator measures and proclaims who won the bet - the winner gets a point for that round.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Finnish chocolate with reindeer in it and Finnish vegetarian dry chips.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

My Bloody Valentine - 'Loveless' album (Elis)

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