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Episode 246

The House That Blunders Built, Dan Kitson & lovelyjohntheman

Show broadcast on 24 November 2018

Welcome legends, packed show today, Prod Vin is back from his trip to Sri Lanka, but who did he go with?! We learn what 2 reasons Clarkson would bring back the death penalty for and what gift John got a past love interest.

All this plus the Humblebrags, a made up game and a Shamewell to rival the SatNav shame!

Podcast intro

What's more dangerous, flying between gigs or driving between gigs?

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, 40% stakeholder in Broth & Bandage, Gwent's first ever pharmacy. With a large stock of laudanum, smelling salts and cod liver oil, Broth & Bandage has put itself at the cutting edge of home remedies in Wales. It has its own leach farm and resident healer Gwen Evans claims, "From corns to boils, chilblains to hysteria, we've got it covered.""

Conversations and riffs

Producer Vin has just returned from a trip to Sri Lanka to watch the test match cricket and generally travel around. Apparently, Leeds is very popular with Sri Lankans. Then he is off to Brighton with a mystery person.

Elis has been recording more voiceover work for his movie and television blunders TV show. They run through a couple of the featured blunders. He now lives in "the house that blunders built".

Text-in topic

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

Have you any 'Rush Hour Crush' success stories?

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Clarkson's Hyperbole: people who drop litter and drivers who stop on yellow cross-hatch boxes at junctions should be given the death penalty. Man pretending to read falls in love with Japanese woman eating an apricot Danish pastry on the tube, and other 'Rush Hour Crushes' from the Metro newspaper.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

A highly awkward exchange with your German teacher and her son at the swimming baths.

John's Gig Diaries

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

John gets a profile shot looking edgy with an eyebrow piercing. He is absolutely bowled over after seeing the comedian Dan Kitson, who "tore laughter from my soul".


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

Walking through a university campus and suddenly remembering you did a Masters degree there. Life is so depressing until you pop into the cinema to watch your own movie. Isn't it tiresome when you keep having great ideas for books and the publisher keeps wanting you to write them?

Welsh Word of the Week

Elis picks out a curious Welsh word.

'Clecs' - gossip.

Made-Up Games

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

Elliot Gould: When typing the name of a film into a browser search bar, guess the number of characters required before the full film name appears.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Dire Straits (John) Vin: "It's very 'Leave', isn't it?"

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