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Episode 251

Robins Unleashed: The Return of #LOLsInTheLull

Show broadcast on 29 December 2018

No Elis today, but John discussed the typical Christmas topics: mirrors, toilet breaks, political trees, and photos of gentlemen's agreements.

Podcast intro

An OAP PCD describes Elis and John in terms of what type of grandchildren they are like.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, a handsome mans looks wistfully across the room. He's wearing a Bonnie Prince Billy T-shirt and as he smooths his hair he winks. With a fashionable pair of Oakley sunglasses on his head - though a design classic, his girlfriend always makes him take them off because apparently they make him look like he works in paintball and has exotic pets. His skin has the flush of someone who last night drank a bottle of Riesling while watching Ronnie O'Sullivan videos on YouTube alone. But wait, it's not a guest or some philosopher but a mirror. That man, ladies and gentlemen, is me. I, Robins, alone in the lulls of Christmas. Elis James is away because he has a family. "

Conversations and riffs

John visited three different houses in 24 hours at Christmas and took his own booze, which he kept in the boot of his car.

The odd Christmas traditions of each member of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and other musical artists.

Text-in topic

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

Those strange habits or traditions your parents or grandparents have that are too old to change.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Rolling up your trouser leg to show your mother a cut on your knee before remembering that you had drawn a massive fake phallus on your leg going down to your calves.

John remembers an occasion when his mother found photographs of his "gentleman's agreement" in a cupboard drawer.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Smelly durian fruit sweets from Thailand.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

Jim O'Rourke (John)

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