The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 78

England Wins The Ashes & A Man Celebrates Alone In Glasgow Business Park

Show broadcast on 8 August 2015

John was in Scotland this week as he embarked on his run at the Edinburgh Festival. Elis meanwhile was in London, doing fitness workouts in his living room and hiding from David Mellor. But don't worry, the duo still delivered as normal - Winner Plays On, Humble Brag Of The Week and Email Of The Species returned as usual.

John's introduction of Elis

"(Elis' intro of John) To my north, the only man in the South West brave enough to tell Avonmouth's Masonic Lodge where to shove it. "

Conversations and riffs

John is at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival so he is broadcasting from a Glasgow business park.

This morning, Producer Vin saw David Mellor get angry with some workmen in the Global Radio building and punch a door.

John has started a beer tasters guild among his fellow comedians at the Edinburgh Festival.

John comes up with a code phrase PCDs can use if nervous about saying hello to him after one of his standup gigs: "Hey John, can I just get a taste of the vibe?".

It's discovered on air that Elis is mentioned on the Wikipedia page for Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. John's page says the he is a surfer.

Text-in topic

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

Elis missed the first session of this year's Ashes because he was in the supermarket buying baby food. What major sports or world events have you missed and why?


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

Mixed emotions as you watch a Hiroshima documentary and open an email inviting you to appear on Masterchef.

Winner Plays On

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

Arthur Horner, the communist trade unionist (Elis) v John Robins at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005 - present day (John). John wins 4-2.

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