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Episode 75

Silly Fears, The Rum Arena & I Like To Large It Large It

Show broadcast on 18 July 2015

After Elis was scared by a TV witch from the past the boys heard about your silly fears. John revealed a guilty moment of not keeping it session, Elis composed a new song, and all the usual stuff is here too - Textual Healing, Winner Plays On, Humble Brag Of The Week and Email Of The Species. Listen, enjoy, and don't be an idiot.

Podcast intro

Following on from last week, more listeners' tales of being told off by celebrities.

How old is too old to still be skateboarding?

Elis did a workout video last night using tins of beans as weights.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my right is the man affectionately known as 'The Butcher of Bridgend'."

Conversations and riffs

Elis was widely criticised during comedians football this week but it's fine, it's like water off a duck's back. John: "A duck who goes home and cries to his duck wife about it and tells his mallard friend, then swims down stream for some quiet time."

John did not keep it session one night this week, trying a 41% beer in a Brew Dog pub.

Elis makes up a new song: "I like to large it, large it".

Producer Dave was referred to Elis and John's "sidekick" in an article this week.

Text-in topic

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

After Elis was frightened by a TV witch, the guys discuss things they are scared of, both rational, irrational and profoundly dark. What silly things are you scared of? (keep it light)

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Liam's parents are stealing his rum.

A riff on what it would sound like if Elis and John were still living at home with their parents and came home drunk and told it like it really is.


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

Since you lost that weight from your fingers, they are too for the brand of rings you like. Being a Robbie Williams impersonator is so tough sometimes, especially when you're booked for a gig all the way in Kuala Lumpur. Disgusted by the amount of inheritance tax your family will have to pay when you die.

Winner Plays On

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

The football manager Bob Paisley (Elis) v the films of Woody Allen (John) ("I can't believe you haven't done it before!"). Elis wins 3-1 and John is not happy because he thought Elis went too deep on questions too early. John: "Your judgement on everything is awful."

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Referring back to last week's text-in topic about being told off by a celebrity, a listener describes a great slam delivered by cricketing legend Viv Richards.

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