The Vibe Guide

The unofficial episode guide for vibe tasters of the Elis James and John Robins Podcast

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Episode 257

Sonic Explorer, RS-John & LashLads dot com

Show broadcast on 9 February 2019

Elis loves his children. John shouts "revealeth" at pubs. What a pair of legends. For those of you concerned that The Light-Hearted Paper Review has never featured a "central heating special" - consider your prayers answered. There's also some classic Humblebrags, a sexy Shame Well, a return of John's Gig Diaries and some FREE #CONTENT!

Podcast intro

Im what probably needs to be the final instalment of the Great Wipe Debate: pre-padding the toilet bowl with toilet roll before "ploppage" to avoid splash-back and loud sounds, giving yourself a "manual bidet" to not only be fresh but save trees by reducing toilet paper usage, and how about an "A-spray"?.

Discussion of football tribalism.

Elis wants to "have a nice long nap in language".

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left, third oboe in Llangollen free jazz outfit, Libido. The group are in demand across North Wales following the release of their debut LP 'Sax Appeal', with stand-out improvisational tracks 'Exotic Masseuse', 'Love On Top' and 'Nude Lady'. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis has become a 'jazzer': "I don't like music, I'm a sonic explorer."

John had some sweets before doing a gig and his filling fell out. Then "" happened (John went for a drink with some friends), culminating in a lock-in. We learn that John likes it when pubs "reveal themselves".

Elis does a live watch and commentary of an advert John is in for the Blu-Ray and digital release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Want free content? Check out John and Alex Horne's 'Bad Golf' YouTube channel and accompanying social media.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Daily Mail product of the week: ladders. Couple save £15,000 by not using central heating. Turning on a neighbour's heating by asking Alexa to do it through their letterbox. Clarkson's Hyperbole: stop making TV shows for young people - they don't watch it anyway.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Changing your bedding with your mum and a used condom reveals (revealeth) itself.


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

When you think you're rubbish at things but it turns out you're one of the best at things.

Made-Up Games

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

Billy Know It All: Guess what years Billy Joel is talking about based on groupings of events listed in his song 'We Didn't Start The Fire'.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

A Belorussian pop song about Potato Potato.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

'King Kong', a free jazz track by Frank Zappa (John)

And correspondence following up Elis' free jazz pick last week.

Podcast outro

An added bonus: Radio X's Gordon Smart interviews John Robins about his forthcoming standup show 'Hot Shame'.

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