The Vibe Guide

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

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Episode 79

Stereotypes, Race Horses & Avocados

Show broadcast on 15 August 2015

Once again John was broadcasting from Scotland, this week with stories of Tasting The Vibe, whilst Elis rated ales in London. Winner Plays On, Textual Healing, Email Of The Species, Humble Brag Of The Week all here as usual, plus the boys name a racehorse.

Podcast intro

Unusual places people listen to the podcast: while undergoing an operation.

John's introduction of Elis

"(Elis' intro of John) To my north, the only man to have successfully quit his job as North Sea oil worker to become a whimsical anecdotalist. "

Conversations and riffs

We find out Elis got just three minor faults on passing his driving test. John only got two - "Robins! Boom-bye-ay!".

Text-in topic

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

A listener asks for help naming a race horse. The guys make some great horse/band name puns.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Benedict is having a problem with the size of his avocado stones in the Pink Courgette (his restaurant).


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

Spurring on a "severely obese" jogger who was about to give up on the side of the road, with your motivating words shouted from your car.

Winner Plays On

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

John Robins at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005 - present day (John) v the NME (Elis). John wins 4-3.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

A listener has pointed the guys to a useful book with advice on using email and navigating the internet. Top tip: if you don't know the website address of a company, you can probably guess it by typing the company's name into the url field followed by '.com'.

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