An Anecdote and Punchline, Vandalism Stories and Queen Karaoke
Show broadcast on 3 August 2014
It's the 25th podcast! They've made it! An incredible anecdote from Elis this week, plus your tales of vandalism and graffitti since John's at the Edinburgh festival and his posters have fallen victim to some youth crime. There's the usual Sacred Cow, an amazing Textual Healing concerning ninja flatmates, Winner Plays On and more from Tony Blackburn - this week his sexual awakening.
John's introduction of Elis
"(Elis' intro of John) To my north, it's the second-youngest ever chief executive of Thornberry Concrete Products."
Conversations and riffs
John is broadcasting from an industrial park on the outskirts of Edinburgh. He is doing a show at the Edinburgh Festival. The guys compare challenging gigs.
Elis went on holiday to Devon and it rained, and he couldn't do the cryptic crossword.
John recalls his poor treatment as a kitchen porter.
The first occurrence of an Elis James 'Anecdote and a Punchline', where John builds up the expectation and Elis worries he won't be able to match that expectation. This week: an anecdote about an old folk club in Crosshands, where Elis' dad is from.
John previews his karaoke version of Queen's 'Somebody to Love'.
Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.
When have you experienced annoying or amusing vandalism?
A listener calls the show with a problem.
A listener whose flat mates are too quiet - he never sees or hears from them.
Should this celebrated band / artist go into the paddock of sacred cows or be doomed to the abattoir?
The Cure, nominated by Elis. John "You're the one who needs a cure, mate, for your 'wrong opinion' disease." (paddock)
John Reads Aloud From Tony Blackburn's Autobiography
Tony's plan for how he might temporarily disrupt a war. Poster vandalism that changed the name of his early act to something rude. Tony visit a naughty 'girlie show. How Tony lost his virginity.
Winner Plays On
Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.
The Wasteland' by TS Eliot (John) V Wales in the 1958 World Cup (Elis): Elis wins 5-2.
Email of the Species
Listeners' emails into the show.
The guys got email wrong! Apparently, listener emails have not been getting through to E & J so they have a backlog to get through during the show.