The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 40

Bad News for Mellor, Elis Naked, and Brand New Email of the Species

Show broadcast on 15 November 2014

Yet another new feature for you this week with the arrival of the ingeniously-titled Email of the Species. John's Autobiography is back too, alongside a Band Name-based Teenage Fanclub, and the regulars Textual Healing and Winner Plays On. Plus this week the boys discussed family embarrassments, with some quite incredible stories coming in from (mainly naked) listeners.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is a man who, according to local legend, will one day return to rid Pontardawe of the Irish."

Conversations and riffs

Raquel has left Pret.

John sings along to his WPO song without realising they are on air.


Text-in topic

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

Elis is naked in a room with his mother. "Awkward family moments."

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Anonymous - "I've told my Godson that I'm the boss of London..."

Teenage Fanclub

Listeners' teenage obsessions around bands, films, crushes at school, etc, and their creative endeavours related to expressing this.

"Evan Smith" writes in about his band whose name changed for every gig.

A Robins Amongst the Pigeons

John reads aloud from his autobiography.

Chapter 2: Setting the Vibes

Features John's discovery of Queen, and talk of school bullies.

Winner Plays On

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

1984-85 Miners' Strike (Elis) v Liverpool Football Club in the Wilderness 1991-2005 (John). John wins.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Listener "Harry" does an impression of John .

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