God Is A Gas, Celebrity Busting And Elis' Third Anecdote
Show broadcast on 2 February 2019
The Band is back together. Elis has returned with news of what he's been up to, mainly being a father (again). John's had an issue with his iPhone. We all must bear our own cross. 2 exciting competitions, one to win tech prizes and one to name Elis' son. We also ask the question, what do you do with a surfeit of breastmilk? All this PLUS a Shamewell that will make you walk to Lancaster.
Yet more correspondence on bum wiping: how a nasty injury required some adjustment to a young man's bum wiping technique, how the topic of bum wiping contributed to the end of a relationship, and is toxic masculinity preventing men from wiping their bums properly?
Ex-Producer Dave is heading back to Manchester so the guys are all off to his leaving do.
John's introduction of Elis
"To my left, the author of ground-breaking memoir 'How to Build a Boyo'. Set in 1980s West Wales, it tells of his early struggles to manage life in a rural farming community with his burgeoning love of haberdashery. "
Conversations and riffs
Elis tells of his early broadcasting career in the early 2000s with TV's Alex Jones on the short-lived S4C Digital channel.
Elis and Isy have had a second baby, a son. Elis asks John to guess where he was when Isy's waters broke and then tells the tale of a dramatic (but ultimately successful) birth.
John had a stressful experience of his own getting his faulty iPhone replaced in the mobile phone shop, which also involved an embarrassing moment related to a wifi password.
Is God a gas? Is he a Bristol Rovers fan? Is he a midfielder?
Elis tried breast milk very very recently.
Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.
Suggest a Welsh name for Elis' new son. Isy calls in to pick from the shortlist.
Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review
Elis' selection of humorous stories from this week's newspapers.
A town called Hell has frozen over. Quite a lot of men in their 30s or 40s still think they could become a professional footballer or a rock star. (However, John is now a sponsored golfer.) Rush Hour Crush: Man attracted to woman on the tube who "looked bored and tired".
John's Shame Well
John frees another listener of their shame.
Making a new friend with a famous mum from the '90s then confusing her husband (the friend's dad) with the man she famously had an affair with, while introducing said friend to one of your other friends.
The 'Keep It Session' Sessions
A special section at the end of the podcast for music recommendations.
'Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation' by Ornette Coleman (Elis). A chat about different types of jazz.