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Episode 76

Un-inventions, Pashmina Survivors & Then Liam Neeson For A While

Show broadcast on 25 July 2015

Welcome back legends. Following the successful first night of A Robins Amongst The Pigeons Live the boys have got some stories to tell (NOTE: involves Jägerbombs), plus John gives popular website Facebook both barrels, and Elis states the case for 1940s Welsh Trade Unionist Arthur Horner. All this plus Winner Plays On, Textual Healing, Email Of The Species and of course Humble Brag Of The Week.

Podcast intro

When John used to sit in the window of his shared house in Bristol drinking beer from a paper cup like at a baseball game. And when John played it super cool at comedy gigs, chewing gum (perhaps) and telling off (with his eyes) eager up-and-coming standups who approached him looking for advice and inspiration.

A listener's family has set up not one but two Morgan's rum appreciation societies.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is Llangollen's fourth most respected authority on Welsh rarebit recipes. "

Conversations and riffs

This week Elis shot a scene in a short film where he had to cry and be dry-humped on a desk. Meanwhile, John had a very slow car journey from London to Bristol and had to endure the vagaries of other road users. He called someone a "small-carred idiot". This leads to a tale of bicycle courier who had "F*** taxis" tattooed across his calves, which might make sense on the road but how would it be interpreted in other daily scenarios?

A clip is played from the live reading of A Robins Amongst The Pigeons that took place at the Phoenix club in London this week, at which Elis was very drunk: "Ales, ales, Jägerbomb, ales, regret."

Imagine an action movie starring Liam Neeson based around giant chocolate bars and their wrappers.

The guys are going out of this week's episode "in a blaze of fine".

Text-in topic

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

John would like to un-invent Facebook - what would you like to un-invent?

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Naomi has an accent crisis - to use her English or Irish?


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

When you can't donate enough blood because your arm muscles are too big and restricting the flow. John's girlfriend describes blokes lifting heavy weights at the gym as having '"big arms and sad eyes".

Thanking someone in a newspaper announcement for rescuing your pashmina, which gives you an opportunity to tell everyone that you wore it while volunteering in an orphanage.

Winner Plays On

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

Following last week's controversy over Elis' (too deep?) questions on Woody Allen, there's more heated debate about it.

The football manager Bob Paisley (Elis) v the Ashes 1981 to the present day (John). Elis goes easy on the questions for John but John has picked out obscure questions from Bob Paisley interviews from before Elis was born in an act of revenge for last week. John wins 4-0.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Unusual places people listen to the podcast: while on a military convoy in Nigeria.

Right Guard 96 Hours anti-perspirant protection is TOO MUCH protection!

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