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Top of the pods: this month’s comedy podcast pick to make your ears laugh

Ben Williams

Elis James and John Robins on XFM Podcast

That’s a long title. Yep. Accurate, though. These two stand-up pals host XFM’s Saturday morning show, in the same slot that helped launch podcast chart-toppers Adam & Joe.

But this is a podcast, not a radio show? Correct again. Well, this is the radio show, as a podcast, with all that pesky indie music removed.

Isn’t the music the best bit? Not here. James and Robins’s cheeky chat, silly catchphrases and running jokes will make you snort on your commute.

What kind of running jokes? John reading aloud from ‘A Robins Amongst the Pigeons’, his autobiography written in the style of Tony Blackburn’s ‘Poptastic!’, is well worth catching up on. He’s doing a live reading soon, but just for podcast listeners.

Where can I listen? Head to

Looking for more comedy podcast picks? See our favourite downloadable funnies at our ‘best comedy podcasts​’ page.

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