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

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Episode 258

Romantic Robins, Hot-Take Elis & Terrible Luton Airport

Show broadcast on 16 February 2019

If you stand still with a shark, you'll die. That's just one of Elis' hot-takes from today. Meanwhile - Johnny JR Robins brings you some rather BIG NEWS! Plus more Hypothetical challenges, a naked Shame Well, some over-personal questions and a Middle of The Road Made Up Game!

Podcast intro

Elis and John have been sent an advanced copy of a forthcoming self-help book on mental health aimed at men: 'This Book Could Help: The Men's Headspace Manual', out on 26 February 2019, if of interest.

John's introduction of Elis

"Author of a new trilogy of mystery novels. Writing under the pseudonym Ang Harrod Thomas O'Jones, the three novels tell the story of a local baker, Alwyn Lewis who solves local mysteries involving thefts of farming machinery, cattle rustling and the sale of diluted sheep dip. The books, self-published, have been stocked by seven independent booksellers including one in Merthyr Tydfil and have received critical acclaim for their depiction of baking and tasteful sex scenes. "

Conversations and riffs

John Robins has got engaged to his full-time GF! Find out all the goss here!

Robins: "My mind is an assault course."

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Sharks like jazz. Brian May lent some of his classic Queen outfits to the filming of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Are you a laugh? If so, NASA might have a job for you.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Sending a naked selfie on a group text to your family.


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

When you only just realise that what you do... is write songs.

Made-Up Games

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

Middle of the Road: players take it in turns to name something that is middle of the road until someone says something that is judged to be not middle of the road and loses the round. This leads to a debate on whether Fleetwood Mac are a middle of the road band.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Russian mousse and jelly sweets.

The 'Keep It Session' Sessions

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

King Crimson (Elis). Plus, John lists his Frank Zappa free jazz compilation tracks.

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