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Episode 37

A National Debate, An Astonishing Sacred Cow and Some Diwali Gifts

Show broadcast on 25 October 2014

Brace yourself - Elis hits to the very heart of the nation with a debate on domesticity that is sure to make the leap to Newsnight soon. Elsewhere John deals with a self-appointed "legend" in Textual Healing, there's the regular battle of Winner Plays On, Tony Blackburn reveals his take on Celebrity, and Sacred Cow hits new levels of controversy. All this plus the boys wish you a Happy Diwali.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is the father of Wales' most politically active two-week-old. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis saw Ken Livingstone in the Global Radio building but couldn't think of what to say to him, plus David Mellor was following and it probably would have been awkward.?

Text-in topic

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

Anecdote and a Punchline: Elis' girlfriend wants a waste paper bin in the living room - can you imagine?!

What household disagreements have you had?

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Sam is worried he is adopting too many of Robins' mannerisms.

Sacred Cow

Should this celebrated band / artist go into the paddock of sacred cows or be doomed to the abattoir?

Pulp (nominated by a listener) - paddock.

John Reads Aloud From Tony Blackburn's Autobiography

Tony's thoughts on jogging, appearing in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and his daughter's verdict on how he handles his celebrity status.

Winner Plays On

Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.

The politician Dennis Skinner (Elis) v Freddie Mercury (John). John wins 4.5 - 2.

Tick Off a Taste

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

Before it became an official feature, the first instance of the guys ticking off a taste- Intern Vin has brought in traditional Indian sweets to celebrate Diwali.

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