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Episode 248

Sportz Chat, Puberty Cake & A Book About Ships

Show broadcast on 8 December 2018

John's going to be shameful, Elis is going to be sexy. These are facts and they are constant. This week, the lads explored 'Sportz Chat' and compared puberty cakes. There was a toilet-related Shame Well, a well-funded Welsh Word of The Week and a return to the wonder that is the 'Rush Hour Crush'.

Podcast intro

Following up on last week's text-in topic about minor disagreements within relationships: What's the correct way to prepare your toilet paper before wiping? And a points system for arranging your wet washing on the clothes horse.

More OAP PCDs.

Elis' recommended Beatles documentaries and biographies.

A PCD has a balloon containing '90s air.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, the man spearheading a campaign to reduce the use of plastics in the Welsh agricultural industry. His first step is to create giant feed silos on every 25 miles of B road and every 50 miles of A road in Wales. Described as service stations for cattle, they allow farmers to collect feed in reusable buckets and containers instead of having them delivered in plastic packaging.

(This leads to a riff on John Craven's tough tactics to protect countryside ways.) "

Conversations and riffs

Elis has gum disease.

Elis tries improv spoken word on air.

Text-in topic

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

John has prepared a couple of great 'what if' questions for some 'sportz chat' with Elis and Producer Vin. If you go could travel back in time and change one sport result, what would it be?

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

One-year-old boy is an Instagram influencer. More 'Rush Hour Crush' excerpts. Man loses engagement ring down the drain after proposing to girlfriend in Central Park.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Accidentally karate-kicking a fellow child in the stomach in the playground, pooing yourself with guilt and then having to go back inside and face the consequences.


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

What does your watch say about you? Can't lower yourself to watch X-Factor because you have a play to write.

Welsh Word of the Week

Elis picks out a curious Welsh word.

'Ling di long' - lackadaisical.

Made-Up Games

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

A player starts reading from a piece of literature and then starts ad-libbing. The other player has to guess the point at which the ad-libbing started. After taking it in turns, the player who guessed the ad-libbing point most closely wins (measured by number of words after the ad-libbing started).

Tick Off a Taste

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

Goan Diwali sweets, chocolate-covered pineapple lumps and what looks like a jam jar of Japanese petrol. For Elis, the pineapple is "the nicest thing I've tasted since I started puberty"

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Loose Fur (John)

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