The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 244

Bum Health, Dusty Ghost & Our Longest Link Ever

Show broadcast on 10 November 2018

Welcome to Episode 244, Hammer Legends! What an episode it is, if you normally listen on your Monday morning commute you're going to want to get this in your ears ASAP. For #Content reasons and a huge announcement relating to our 250th show!

Also on the show, you'll get 2 dollops of Clarkson, find out Elis' hot take on films and always and forever remember, 'Cool guys get it wrong'.

All this plus the Humblebrags, Tastes to tick off and the longest ever Made Up Game!

Podcast intro

Two PCDs who met through the show's Facebook page are moving in together!

Tips for setting pub quiz questions.

The Vibe Guide gets a mention!

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, owner-operator of the Denby Death Wire, the extreme sports attraction based in the heart of Denby town. A zip line runs from a pole outside HSBC to the clock tower, stretching 3.5 metres, and at a death-defying 9 metres off the ground, has been drawing crowds of over 50 as local thrill-seekers take their lives into their own hands for the ticket price of 25p. "

Conversations and riffs

John has "borrowed" a toilet roll from Radio X Towers due to an emergency shortage at home but it will be used for a good cause, to promote bum health.

A special announcement: to celebrate the 250th show, E & J will broadcast live in front of an audience at London's Comedy Store on 22 December, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to Radio X's 'Make Some Noise' charity cause.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

An odd take from Jeremy Clarkson on a story about a Jewish girl who called Hitler 'uncle'. The Daily Mirror's Hollywood quiz. Pensioner who fell and broke his arm was helped by his fitness tracker. There's so many films these days and aren't they varied?! The highlight of Jeremy Clarkson's day is seeing Liz Hurley in a bikini each morning.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Serving sicky (not sticky) donuts on a busy seaside pier.

John's Gig Diaries

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

John yearns for love but also wants to get really good at pool. John played a gig at The Hatchet where he made eight punters sound like 40. John sets out his comedy career to-do list for the rest of the year.


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

Hulk Hogan is worried he is too "jacked and swole".

Made-Up Games

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

A slightly different MUG this week: a version of 'Beat the Internet', the new quiz show hosted by John premiering on digital TV channel Dave this coming week. Two listeners join by phone and Elis and John compete to win a prize on their assigned listener's behalf. Producer Joe types into a popular Internet search engine the start of a search term and E and J take it in turns to guess exactly one of the common auto-complete suggestions the search engine lists. It turns into the longest radio link ever while they try to guess a correct answer. But the TV show will be great!

Tick Off a Taste

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

Seven Oceans survival bars (harking back to John's brief but passionate interest in bush craft). John: "It tastes like a dusty ghost."

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Belle and Sebastian (John) ("Can't believe you haven't done it before!")

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