The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 70

Best Days, Humblebrags & A Cracker Actor

Show broadcast on 13 June 2015

John and Elis had their best days ever this week, with John drinking ale and watching cricket, and Elis watching Wales beat Belgium 1-0. There's also news of John at the Southbank Awards, Elis' feeling sad, and a brand new feature, complete with bespoke jingle, in the form of Humble Brag Of The Week. Plus Winner Plays On, Textual Healing and Email Of The Species.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is... (John struggles to think of something)... someone whose clothes make him look like a Pizza Express chef. "

Conversations and riffs

John and Elis compare their best days ever in list format, which happened this week. Elis saw Wales beat Belgium to go to the top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group. John talks Elis out of being like a cool surfer dude. John went to the Southbank Awards with his more successful girlfriend, had a night of drinking and celeb-spotting, then chatted with the celebs including an actor who was in Cracker. Then the next day he awarded himself a day off and watched lots of sport on TV.

Text-in topic

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

Describe your best day ever in classic Robins list form.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

A caller needs advice on what music to put on at house parties that won't ruin the vibe. Turns out she and John have similar tastes in party music and John ends up telling her he loves her.


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

A new feature with a lovely jingle. Ironically, the first spotted humblebrag features Elis complaining about being recognised at football games.

That awkward moment when that advert with your boyfriend's song comes on.

Winner Plays On

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

The music of Bonnie Prince Billy (John) v the band Pavement (Elis). John wins 3-0.

Elis: "Chill out, mate, it's only radio." John: "Never ever let me hear you say that again."

Producer Dave reveals Elis' typically hugely overestimated answer given to the unrequired tiebreaker question that asked what the average number of tweets per second is.

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