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Episode 51

John's Camp Noises, Wrong Numbers and Elis' Louise Wener Obsession

Show broadcast on 31 January 2015

This week Elis and John asked for your tales of sending texts and emails to the wrong people, and you did not disappoint. Elis also reveled in his love for Lousie Wener and the 90s, whilst John explained Radio Wales. There's Textual Healing, Winner Plays On and more A Robins Amongst The Pigeons too.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left... agh, it's a blinding light!... I can't see who it is... it's a blue light... my vision is becoming accustomed to it... it's a huge tick! It's the VERIFIED Mr Elis James of the Twitter-verse. At last, confirmation that the man who has sat to my left for the past 50 weeks is the real Elis James. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis got a 'verified' blue tick on Twitter before John, but John is fine with it because it means Elis has kowtowed to the man whereas John is still free to say 'bum' on air.

John goes through his repertoire of camp noises.

Elis really likes Louise Wener's book about the 90s.

Want to hear more gentle mocking of Elis' sitcom 'Crims' (not 'Crimes')? Here it is! Plus get hold of Elis' Welsh radio play series on tape from May.

Text-in topic

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

Have you ever accidentally sent an email, text, etc, to the wrong person in embarrassing circumstances?

Producer Dave gets caught out by a meta joke on this from a listener.

Not for the first time, Elis and John talk about wishing it was possible to suck back messages after you have sent them.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Frank is worried he is becoming addicted to tinned food. This taps straight into John's fascination with prepping for the apocalypse.

A Robins Amongst the Pigeons

John reads aloud from his autobiography.

Chapter 12: Standing Up To My Rock Bottom. John is working at Borders bookshop (now defunct) and jaded with the comedy world. He hits rock bottom following whisky-related sickness and doesn't drink again for two years. Given the absence of an actual reviewer, John writes his own review of his debut standup comedy slot.

Winner Plays On

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

Jimi Hendrix (Elis) v The U.S. Office (show) (John). John wins 2-1.

Podcast outro

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