The Vibe Guide

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

Episode 264


Show broadcast on 30 March 2019

There you have it. 5 years, 264 shows (proper), many laughs, some tears and an almost unacceptable quantity of shame. The lads bid farewell to Radio X in fine fashion. Expect montages, familiar voices and the cynical inclusion of emotional heft. Thank you to all PCD's, casual listeners and contributors great and small. Live your best life, keep it Radio X and most importantly of all: Keep it session. Lovely stuff.

Podcast intro

As it's the final show, indulge the lads as John reads out some emails from PCDs celebrating what the podcast has meant to them.

The PCD who won the competition for tickets to the live 250th show at the Comedy Store ended up conceiving a baby later that night.

John's been looking into sound-proofing his toilet, plus find out what he would like to do to the architect that came up with the idea of glass toilet doors in hotels.

John's introduction of Elis

"(After a slight mix-up with the intro script) To my left, the owner of the heaviest goose in the Rhondda. The Dewlap Toulouse named Carl weighed in at 21 pounds 6 ounces and won its breeder freedom of Tonypandy for five years or until the death of the goose, whichever is the longest. "

Conversations and riffs

Sadly, it's Elis and John's last show on Radio X, being triple produced by Prods Vin, Joe and Travis. There's a flashback to their first ever show in February 2014.

Elis was mistook for Geraint Thomas the Tour de France winning Welsh cyclist - although he is doing a lot of cycling himself.

It's the annual Radio X 'Best of British' listener poll. John points out that listeners' voting of Bohemian Rhapsody number one in 2017 changed Radio X's policy of not playing Queen.

The producers have got Elis and John some farewell gifts, and vice versa. There's an emotional final link led by a tribute from Vin, including a collection of clips from the show's history, then the 'good radio bell' signs off the final show.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

One of the first features of the show returns one more time.

Pedro from Moss Side, Manchester, needs help with a Mother's Day present.

Elis James' Light-Hearted Paper Review

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

Britain's oldest cabbie retires at 85. Daily Mirror's product of the week: paint. Advice for literature criticism and essay writing that reminds Elis of John.

John's Shame Well

John frees another listener of their shame.

Accidentally sending your young niece an adult sex toy for her birthday. Elis, cringing: "Oh... ball pool at a burger joint!"

Made-Up Games

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

In honour of the final show, resident statistician Ross Middleton has prepared questions related to the history of the show.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

John reads out some of the many emails they received from PCDs - and one from Vin's housemate - in the lead-up to their final show on Radio X.