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Elis James and John Robins on Radio X

Radio X (UK)

Radio X is the ONLY station that can put up with their weirdness. Elis: Welsh, Swansea City fan. John: Bristolian, Queen fan. Who will triumph in this battle of wits? Place your bets and tune in to Radio X at 1pm on Saturdays to hear the outcome. Radio X is available across the UK on digital radio, 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester, on your mobile or via www.radiox.co.uk.

Radio X is the ONLY station that can put up with their weirdness. Elis: Welsh, Swansea City fan. John: Bristolian, Queen fan. Who will triumph in this battle of wits? Place your bets and tune in to Radio X at 1pm on Saturdays to hear the outcome. Radio X is available across the UK on digital radio, 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester, on your mobile or via www.radiox.co.uk.
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Radio X (UK)

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Radio X is the ONLY station that can put up with their weirdness. Elis: Welsh, Swansea City fan. John: Bristolian, Queen fan. Who will triumph in this battle of wits? Place your bets and tune in to Radio X at 1pm on Saturdays to hear the outcome. Radio X is available across the UK on digital radio, 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester, on your mobile or via www.radiox.co.uk.

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Episodes

Episode 207 – Scatty John The Reprise, Have You Ever Wondered & This Is Why It Doesn’t Work

2/17/2018
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Well what a palaver. We all remember Tick Tock Robins don’t we? It was so fraught that we didn’t even have time for Humblebrags! Imagine that!? John arrived eventually and it all came together nicely in the end. A brilliant show that gave Elis a chance to beat his commercial-indie-digital-radio wings on his own for a bit. There was a lovely paper review, a quallo set of E-mails and an update of Robins’ continuing tour! Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on...

Duration:01:02:53

Episode 206 – Braingasm, Dog Lick & Tired Of Twits

2/10/2018
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Guys… Before you dive into this week’s podcast, please do be aware that it features a vape-less John Robins. Don’t worry – he’s got patches. There’s a bumper edition of Elis’ light-hearted paper review, E-mails, scarves, some chocolate brownie shame and a legally required disclaimer about vaping not being cool. All this plus the Humblebrags, a Made Up Game and do be aware; “it’s just a body. It’s just a dog’s body. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on...

Duration:01:01:58

Episode 205 – Nascent Riffing, British Animals, and Duct Tape

2/3/2018
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Elis finally got his own back on his old teachers this week, and John revisited his education too – but, arguably, in a more sad way. The boys discovered a historical Humble Brag, John’s driving knowledge was put to the test, and we took another journey into the Shame Well. All this plus the usual – a Made Up Game, your emails, and Elis’ Light-Hearted Paper Review. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be on e-mail), and you can tune in...

Duration:01:26:04

Episode 204 – Wis-duh, Infinite Christian Fish & Chips and What Would Robins Do?

1/27/2018
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Poor, poor little Robins. He could hardly talk, bless him! Still dragged himself in thought didn’t he? John had tonsillitis this week so Elis did the lion’s share of the talking. There was still plenty to laugh about though; not least how Elis is getting on with his daughter’s potty training (spoiler: It’s not going well). There was also a smashing Made Up Game from listener Matt and it was right up the lads’ street. All this plus the usual Humblebrags, a Shame Well read by Elis and a...

Duration:00:53:07

Episode 203 – Sad Mechanics, Double Beans & WC Shame

1/20/2018
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This week, you’ll find out why dentists are basically like vets and why John felt like a thousand billion dollars! Lucky you! How bad is spitting? More to the point; how bad is graffiti? There’s a paper review, Prod V learns that a Tesco breakfast is a thing and John wins the ashes by switch-hitting Elis. All that plus an Anthemic Made Up Game, Humblebrags and a thorough Ronnie O’Sullivan update. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be...

Duration:01:12:12

Episode 202 – Robins Returns, MANTASTIC! & 3p Tip

1/13/2018
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Robins is back from New York but is Robins the lovely Robin? As in…. Is he actually him?! That’s one of the listener theories this week. Also, find out why John wants to marry New York barmaids. There’s some lovely Ronnie updates, a tricky Made Up Game & a smasher of a paper review from Elis. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be on e-mail), and you can tune in across the UK every Saturday from 1pm til 4pm! Keep it session. Keep it...

Duration:01:26:31

Episode 201 – Stranded Robins, Josh Widdicombe & Little Chef Lollies

1/6/2018
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You can’t have escaped that tirade of press coverage… It’s the least that can be expected when a man like Robins is stranded stateside and unable to broadcast. Elis soldiered boldly on though; with a stiff upper lip and a determined look in his eye. That was not before enlisting the help of esteemed friend of the show, Josh Widdicombe! Robins still managed to put his two cents in though and (once he was out of bed) joined in the fun from across the pond. A brilliant show with all the...

Duration:01:16:34

BONUS PODCAST - New Year's Day Special!

1/2/2018
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Join Elis & John as they look forward to 2018 - by looking back at 2017, and making some BOLD predictions...

Duration:00:55:47

Episode 200 - The 200th Podcast!

12/31/2017
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Hello team! Elis & John hit the 200 mark this week (excluding Bonus Podcasts and no doubt with some counting errors) so they looked back at the past double century of GREAT RIFFING and picked out the best bits.

Duration:00:45:48

BONUS PODCAST – LOLs in the Lull

12/29/2017
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Fear not if you’re lost in the bizarre twilight zone that is the festive lull – it doesn’t feel like a Thursday does it? - Robins was once more unleashed to see you through. John and Producer Vin Ticked Off Tastes, cast more Shame into the Well, learnt more about Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan, and chatted passive aggressive notes and Christmas disasters. And, of course, the Travel was Googled. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be...

Duration:02:03:41

Episode 199 – John’s Party, Devvers Presents and Potato Disqualification

12/23/2017
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199 Episodes you say?! This was a lovely seasonal edition with presents, cheer, togetherness and shame all in abundance. Will you be going to the John Robins Christmas Party? No of course you won’t – because only John is going. Producer Devvers, once (and only the once) of this parish joined to bring gifts and japes in his new role as boss of everything. Plus, a Made Up Game, the ever-present Humblebrags, some lovely E-mails and a post-match analysis of comedians football. Merry Christmas...

Duration:00:56:55

Episode 198 – Emotionally Allergic, Fundies & PubPlanet

12/16/2017
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How quickly did John win Elis over? Find out in the 198th show. It was a stonking show with plenty of what we love most. Bags of shame, plenty of self reproach and a good deal of badinage. Did the lads enjoy the snow? What happens at the John Robins Christmas party? All this plus Humblebrags, John’s own made up game and some hilarious emails. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be on e-mail), and you can tune in across the UK every...

Duration:01:22:54

Episode 197 – Bumblebrag, Out Of The Gutter and Into The Church

12/9/2017
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John is good with old men. It makes sense. Despite providing a 2 hour closing set for the final Dancing with Dave in London, Elis and John (John less so) were well up for the Saturday afternoon vibe. Is it about the people, or is it about Counting Crows? There’s a very strong Paper Review, a new branch of Humblebrag, some lovely emails and another Ronnie O’Sullivan update. No one else is doing them. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to...

Duration:01:05:52

Episode 196 – Ronnie’s Feet, John’s Table Of Things And Cosy Catastrophes

12/2/2017
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Robins discovers he’s got something in common with UK Snooker Champion and former pig farmer, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Elis lets his daughter decorate the Christmas tree and please remember, nothing good ever happens after 2am. In amongst all the usual goodness, Elis recommends an incredibly quiet train station as part of this week’s Light-hearted Paper Review and Humblebrag of The Week features a “forgetful” homeowner. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on...

Duration:01:16:11

Episode 195 - We Live in a God-less Chaos, Quint-essentially British and Who Taught You How to Walk?

11/25/2017
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Welcome to this Quint-essentially British podcast where nobody, and we mean nobody out-pounds Robins. A hum-dinger of a show this week, we’ve got a great made up game, Elis peruses the papers, light heatedly of course and we ask the eternal question “Fancy a Curry?” Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be on e-mail), and you can tune in across the UK every Saturday from 1pm til 4pm! Keep it session. Keep it Radio X....

Duration:01:19:13

Episode 194 – The Thing I Like, Menstrual Synchrony & John Parrott’s Birthday BBQ

11/18/2017
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You shouldn’t keep nostalgic memories in a bin bag. Elis James is full of these wisdoms. Considering the long stint on drive this week, the lads put in a quallo shift – leaving nothing unsaid: Including “I love you.” Twice. There was a brilliant Made Up Game, a lovely couple of emails and an unfortunate festival-based shame. There was a paper review too, but John was right to question whether or not it was strictly light-hearted. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if...

Duration:01:07:28

BONUS PODCAST – Pizza not Booze

11/17/2017
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Elis & John were reunited once more and debriefed John’s Mastermind appearance, whilst Elis revealed exactly where Johnny Vaughan has been, and how to interact with football fans from Panama. There’s was the usual Light-Hearted Paper Review, Humble Brag Of The Day, Shame Wells and Made Up Games, plus John Googled The Travel – LIVE! – and the boys witnessed some phenomenal Queen-based lyrical knowledge. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got...

Duration:01:19:12

BONUS PODCAST – 100mg Of Pure Liquid Chat

11/15/2017
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Your favourite Drive Time substitutes belted up, checked their respective blind spots and unleashed TOP CHAT once again this week. Elis was off after gracing the studio with top drawer anecdotes on Monday, but the vibe continued as Robins was Unleashed, ably assisted by newshound Dr Sunta Templeton. Expect the Light-Hearted Paper Review, Humble Brags, Made Up Games and a return of John Googling The Travel – LIVE! Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail....

Duration:01:17:31

Episode 193 - Bowling, Bike Locks & Peppery Cress

11/11/2017
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John’s confidence is sky high following a heavy night on the lanes, and one listener’s stuck in a bike lock, as part of a Shame Well that’s sure to go down in history. It turns out neither Elis or John know Taylor Swift exists, although both agree her music would be good for selling a certain cleaning product. Of course, Humblebrags and The Light-Hearted Paper Review both make an appearance too! Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on e-mail. You’ve got to be...

Duration:01:12:27

Episode 192 – The Statistical Middle Point, Band Summariser & Total Turgidity

11/4/2017
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Do you know somebody who doesn’t like beans? Poor wretches. A lovely time was had on this weeks show with a serious stack of emails. In traditional Elis James style, he let his birthday pass with almost no fuss whatsoever, but Robins was on hand with a BIG gift to mark the occasion. As well as all this there were the customary Humblebrags, a top shelf Shame Well, a lovely light-hearted paper review and a made up game. Remember, you can get in touch on Saturday@radiox.co.uk (if you’re on...

Duration:01:09:36

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