Elis James and John Robins

BBC Radio 5 Live

Join the UK's youngest and most relevant broadcasters Elis James and John Robins for your twice-weekly dose of big laughs and top quality #content. Hilarious, welcoming and unashamedly ashamed, let these two best friends keep you company every Tuesday and Friday. Email: [email protected] WhatsApp: 07974293022 #elisandjohn

  • 1 hour 19 minutes
    #344 - Generation Bodge Job, The Thinking Drinker’s Degree, and A Wazzaaa of Crosbys

    If podcasts were countries, and episodes were drivers, then this iteration of Elis and John would be covering a hell of a lot of ground. One minute it’s loco coco dads, the next it’s a deep dive into the Gibraltar national football team. And between them you’ve got shy builders, biro yachts, and a cappella jingles.

    Solving your dilemmas has become one of our main priorities, and this week is no different. Matthew Crosby is on hand to help a band member in need, where for some reason the question ‘do you want to be a slimy juggler’ is part of the solution.

    Keen to share something with the BBC’s youngest broadcasters? Send us an email today on [email protected], or WhatsApp the show on 07974 293 022.

    21 June 2024, 5:28 pm
  • 1 hour 16 minutes
    #343 - Baff, Mooch Ma Mooch and Higs Higs Higs Higs Higs

    Elis is hoisted by his own genetic petard today. For he and Isy have combined to create the perfect journalistic lampooner. And he has nowhere to hide.

    Amidst such blindsiding, the idea of John at a music festival paints a vivid picture and we hear of 2kg of coffee bean consumption to prove a point.

    Get involved with the show via email on [email protected]. Whether it’s your Shames, Mad Dads or Made Up Games. You can also reach the boys on WhatsApp on 07974 293 022. Just save the number in your phone contacts and it should then show on the app.

    18 June 2024, 2:55 pm
  • 57 minutes 44 seconds
    #342 - Great Articles Going Unwritten, The Scottish Experience and Good & Long

    The Euros are kicking off but Elis is sad. Because due to penalties, rather than being on the lash with the lads and girls of Swansea, Rhyl and Pontypridd, he’s in a studio in London. But that’s not to say he can’t have a ruddy good time with his less Welsh pals.

    And they get down to some right old fun. Producer Dave doesn’t have faith in a temporary sporting feature resurrection due to ‘topicality in a pre-recorded landscape’ and one third of the greatest beans on Earth (excluding Sean Bean) joins to solve a dilemma.

    What’s the means of contacting us with your great and good correspondence, chat and musings? Well it’s mailto:[email protected] of course. Or it’s WhatsApp on 07974 293 022 or whack it in a St Bernard’s barrel and send them on their way.

    14 June 2024, 4:31 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    #341 - Calippolitical, Italia ’90 Games and Eating Bao Buns in Complete Silence

    We’re heading towards quite frankly Australian levels of being rattled on today’s Made Up Game as another game format comes under the microscope of two players who simply want to be given the win.

    Elis is also distracted by the past - shock - and Producer Dave actually wants the boys to get *more* political?! A bold move given the ‘Secretary of State for Getting Ready For The Weekend’s’ role as de-politiciser in chief.

    Throw your stories and feature contributions our way at [email protected]. Or 07974 293 022 on WhatsApp if you’re living in the 23rd century.

    11 June 2024, 2:55 pm
  • 59 minutes 52 seconds
    #340 - Bog Body Ready, Long Haul Phaal and Nish Kumar

    Today’s show is a titanic showdown between two arch-nemeses. It’s Disraeli against Gladstone, it’s David versus Goliath, it’s The Rumble in the Jungle; it’s Elis James facing up to his footballing rival Nish Kumar. Sparks fly, scores are settled, and a listener’s dilemma is answered (sort of) in the process.

    It’s also an episode that seeks to teach as well as entertain. And if learning that we should be writing big messages on big melons isn’t enough education for you, we’re not sure what is. Plus, Britain’s youngest broadcasters lament the clothing choices of their fellow young people.

    Keep your scintillating messages of mad daddery, eating challenge crazies, and everything in between coming in to [email protected] or on WhatsApp on 07974 293 022

    7 June 2024, 4:30 pm
  • 1 hour 14 minutes
    #339 - Crisp 147s, The Dave Farce and Miss Havisham's Warzone

    If you've ever seen the film Stepbrothers then the behaviour exhibited by man-children Ferrell and C. Reilly isn't so far removed from today's Made Up Game. A very simple premise is put through the wringer, testing Producer Dave to his limits.

    There's also accusations of inter-show ideas transfer, a goat chop half marathon and Elis is slap bang in his wheelhouse for these week's global Dave.

    If there's anything you want to contribute to the show then your options are as follows: [email protected] on email or 07974 293 022 on Whatsapp.

    4 June 2024, 2:55 pm
  • 55 minutes 43 seconds
    #338 - Task Masters, Blue Moon Peter and Beginner’s Luck: The Adrian Chiles Story

    One of the great comedy gameshow performers is in the house as Taskmaster concludes. Whether that’s Robins, or one of his other competitors who came out on top, we’re not willing to spoil via an episode description.

    Dig deep and you’ll also hear some fascinating stats that really illuminate the psyche of Robins, what not to say to a horse person, and there’s an extraordinary exclusive about the Blue Peter garden.

    If you want to send anything to the boys then it’s [email protected]. We’re thoroughly replete with excellent LGC (Listener Generated Content) right now.

    31 May 2024, 5:30 pm
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    #337 - Project Balance, The State of Pitta Breads and Non-Sexual Condensation Writing

    Elis and John embark on their 1,000 hours of political podcasting over the next 5 weeks, much to Producer Dave’s dismay. Which is quite an incredible aim given the short timescales at play here.

    But today’s show is of the unclothed variety as the boys chat being naked whilst John’s seen a film with more willies than the average cinema fare. Plus there are some bold assertions thrown around in the current operating house of this nation, the Petty Parliament.

    If you want to get in touch with the show with everything from your Mad Dads to general entertaining musings then fire it across to [email protected]. You can also WhatsApp on 07974 293 022. Save the number in your contacts and then message the show straight from the app.

    28 May 2024, 2:55 pm
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    #336 - Tuffers’ Glow, Buffet Behaviour and Babes In The Mauve Interior

    Dave’s back not with a vengeance, but for an absolute bumper buffet of an episode. For there’s not one, but TWO new features. Oh we do spoil you, but that's all we're telling you. A little tease. But no more.

    And by our reckoning this edition features the most car brands crowbarred in out of any episode we’ve ever done, which is quite some achievement.

    Everything from your weird fathers to your mammoth eating achievements, it’s [email protected]. We simply cannot stress enough that we want to be wading through correspondence until we’re practically drowning in electronic mail.

    24 May 2024, 5:42 pm
  • 59 minutes 30 seconds
    #335 - Cursed FC, The Peter Clause and The Tide On Your Nethers

    Well, well, well. Every so often the old gal which is Made Up Games throws a grenade into the mix. And does it lead to drama? You bet ya it does as sparks fly.

    We’re still operating in a Daveless Zone as he launches his online whiskey company / goes walking in the Lake District - delete as to what’s believable. With the Masterman away there's a googly received at the 80 Daves crease and elsewhere Elis is humiliated on the football field.

    The quality of correspondence is *superb* at the moment. So whether it’s your Mad Dads or a dilemma to be solved by the boys then get it in to [email protected] or WhatsApp us on 07974 293 022

    21 May 2024, 2:55 pm
  • 51 minutes 35 seconds
    #334 - Fish Finger Frenzy, Piña Colada Eggs and a Daveless Space

    It’s a podcast-first first as Elis and John enter the unknown: Cheadle Hulme’s most handsome producer is absent, leaving the unproduceables unproduced. It’s Elis and John unleashed. But digital Dave is on hand to provide some podcasting tips, should the boys completely forget how to broadcast.

    Fish fingers are another main course, as a listener answers the age old question of how many of the breaded delights can be eaten in one sitting. Dads are of course up to their mad tricks, and a comedian friend drops by to answer a listener's dilemma.

    Also you can watch ‘So Many Reasons’, the Taylor Swift John Robins breakup song by Charlene Kaye, in full right here: www.bbc.co.uk/elisandjohn or on the BBC Sounds YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@BBCSounds

    If you want to get in touch with the show then email [email protected] or WhatsApp on 07974 293 022

    17 May 2024, 5:12 pm
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