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Episode 85

Surrealist Comedy & 0.0% Robins

Show broadcast on 3 October 2015

Elis and John take on health fads this week, and Producer Dave is back alongside the boys. Elis also gives us his take on both the decline of premiership footballer John Terry and how to write surrealist comedy, whilst John has continued to stay off the booze, resulting in further improvements in the condition of his skin. There's a welcome return for Textual Healing, and as always we've got Winner Plays On, Email Of The Species and Humble Brag Of The Week.

Podcast intro

As John is recording the podcast intro solo, he reveals some of Elis' darkest secrets.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my right is a man whose 'blue tick' verified status on Twitter entitles him to a 4% forecourt discount on any saloon from Keith Price of Monmouth. "

Conversations and riffs

John is still keeping it 0.0% session, but he has a tale from his uni days of a song him and the gang used to sing about the order of drinks they were going to drink.

Elis could have been a top flight footballer (except he doesn't have any of the qualities required) and had his Ferrari full of Doom Bar.

Text-in topic

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

Your short-lived health fads.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Clive (not his real name) is woken up in the morning by his new flat mate's perfume (she is a woman).


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

Watching a homeless man repeatedly give up his seat on the bus for others (although you didn't give up your seat) then 'buying' his £12.60 change off him for a £20 note (rather than just giving him £20) and being overly impressed with yourself.

Winner Plays On

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

The Welsh language (Elis) v the science of glass (John). Elis wins 4-3.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

The advantages of a sit-down wee (and the problem of splash-back from a men's urinal while wearing shorts).

A school teacher who has taken influence for his lessons from the show, including playing Winner Plays On among the pupils.

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