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Mark Steyn

"All the World Is Wandering in the Wood"

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Programming note: If you missed today's audio episode of Steyn's Seasonal Song of the Week on Serenade Radio, you can catch the re-run at 5.30am Monday GMT, which is 9.30pm Sunday on the North American West Coast and a pleasant Monday afternoon listen in Australia. Wherever you are on the planet, simply click the button at top right here. Welcome to our annual season of Christmas Tales for Our Time. By popular demand, we're featuring a Canadian writer who a century ago was as famous as any author on the planet: Stephen Leacock. As my correspondents quite properly argue, Leacock was a very funny writer - and he was admired, as I note in my introduction, by some of the funniest A-list celebrities of the last hundred years. However, my ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

A Winter's Tale

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Programming note: If you missed today's audio episode of Steyn's Seasonal Song of the Week on Serenade Radio, you can catch the re-run at 5.30am Monday GMT, which is 9.30pm Sunday on the North American West Coast and a pleasant Monday afternoon listen in Australia. Wherever you are on the planet, simply click the button at top right here. Last week on telly I talked to Mike Batt, the prodigious multi-talent - composer, lyricist, singer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, novelist, poet, artist... We chewed over his big Christmas hit for The Wombles, "We Wish You a Wombling Merry Christmas" (not to be confused with Cary Katz and Blaze TV's "We Wish You a Cockwombling Merry Christmas"). But we didn't get to discuss his other great seasonal ...

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Rick's Flicks

Not All Right: The Ice Storm and the Seventies

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Rick McGinnis on Generation X, Cheap Trick and key parties in Ang Lee's cringe-filled 70s period piece The Ice Storm...

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The Mark Steyn Show

"Wrongful Conception" Is a Wrongful Concept

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The Mark Steyn Show can now be seen every Friday on GB News...

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Steyn on TV

Return of the Pre-Rudy New York

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Mark sits in for Nigel Farage, while Nige returns from his Mar-a-Lago extravaganza with Donald J Trump. On tonight's show, Rudy Guiliani joined him, and Mike Batt of The Wombles (not Cary Katz of The Cockwombles) rounds out the show talking pints...

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Laura's Links

Lighting Candles and Banishing Darkness

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Laura Rosen Cohen brings a Chanukah blessing and stories of reemerging lockdowns, wrongthink, and the "conspiracy theorists" who got it right...

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Clubland Q&A

Courting Controversy

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Mark answers questions from Steyn Club members around the planet on up-to-the-minute news - the abortion hearing at the Supreme Court - and old Steynian themes, such as heroic national narratives...

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Clubland Q&A

Live Around the Planet: Wednesday December 1st

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Mark answers questions from Steyn Club members around the world

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Steyn on TV

From Lockdown to Lock-Up

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Mark does his best to cower before the Omicron variant as CovidWorld heads for the start of its third year, with Greece announcing plans to fine the unvaccinated and Austria plans to gaol them. Also on the agenda: the Great Migrations, M Zemmour's entry into the French presidential race, Jussie Smollet's fake hate crime, and a conversation with Steyn's old BBC comrade, Paul Gambaccini, about Cressida Dick's corrupt Metropolitan Police - and his campaign to ensure that what happened to him and Leon Brittan and Fieldmarshal Lord Bramall and many others never happens again...

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Steyn on TV

Where Justice Goes to Die

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Mark on the start of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial and the woeful state of US justice: Julian Assange's brother joins him to expand on the topic. Plus: the Omicron variant and the desecration of Notre-Dame...

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Politics & Current Affairs

Steyn in for Farage Today!

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Empire is always with us, from Uganda to Barbados...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Send in the Clowns

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Mark on the late Stephen Sondheim, and his biggest hit as a composer/lyricist...

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The Hundred Years Ago Show

The Coming Men

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The messy aftermath of the Great War continues, with important advances for some up-and-coming fellows...

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Steyn on TV

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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Laura Perrins joins Mark to analyze the Great Migrations. Plus the geopolitical significance of a dancing cactus and the current ructions in the Solomon Islands. John O'Sullivan discerns the happy ending in all of this, and Neil Oliver has some thoughts on the citizenry trapped in an abusive relationship with their governments...

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Politics & Current Affairs

Christmas Carnage

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Steyn on a mass shooting that doesn't fit the media narrative

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Just a Gigolo

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Mark traces the history of a very distinctive song from the twilight of the Habsburg Empire to the twilight of disco via an especially pitiful act of rock karaoke and the loss of the word "gigolette"...

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Beware the Jabber-Woke?

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Mark celebrates the 150th anniversary of The Jabberwocky - a nonsense poem that is perhaps not quite so nonsensical...

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The War on Free Speech

You're Once, Twice, Three Times a Loser...

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A third strike for vanity litigant Michael E Mann

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

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The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, November 29-December 5

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In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark

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A Clubman's Notes

A Transparent Countenance

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Just ahead of the final instalment of our latest Tale for Our Time, a reminder that it's SteynOnline's nineteenth birthday and we're celebrating it with nineteen per cent off all my books, CDs and everything else at the Steyn Store. Just shop till you drop as you normally would, and the discount will be applied to your basket as you check out. But only through Monday! Oh, and, if you're a Mark Steyn Club member, the nineteen per cent discount is in addition to the usual Steyn Club special member pricing on over forty of our products. But remember: it's only until midnight Eastern on Monday. And with that we come to tonight's concluding episode of The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Poirot and Hastings are back at Styles ...

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A Clubman's Notes

A Mix-Up in the Mixing Up

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In tonight's penultimate episode of our tale, Poirot disposes of one of the case's remaining difficulties - how the poison was administered...

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A Clubman's Notes

Family Gathering

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In Part Nineteen of The Mysterious Affair at Styles Poirot returns in great agitation...

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A Clubman's Notes

Heavy Weather and Bullying Manner

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In tonight's episode of The Mysterious Affair at Styles the Crown's witnesses are about to face a fearsome defence barrister...

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A Clubman's Notes

Court Is in Session

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In tonight's episode of Agatha Christie's first novel, one aspect of the Styles case continues to puzzle Hercule Poirot...

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A Clubman's Notes

From the Theatrical Costumiers

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Part Sixteen of our autumnal diversion by Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles...

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A Clubman's Notes

Spies on the Coast

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Part Fifteen of Agatha Christie's first completed novel, and one with an unusually strong sense of time and place: In tonight's episode we confront what was, in 1916, a topic of the moment...

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A Clubman's Notes

What's in a Name?

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In Part Fourteen of The Mysterious Affair at Styles there is an aside that answers those who accuse Dame Agatha of "racist stereotypes"...

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A Clubman's Notes

Poiret for Poirot

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The thirteenth episode of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie's first published novel, and the book that introduced the world to Hercule Poirot...

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A Clubman's Notes

Waiting by the Baize Door

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Agatha Christie's first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles is our autumnal diversion - the book that introduced the world to a diminutive Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. In Part Twelve Poirot has a task for Hastings...

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A Clubman's Notes

A Difficult Situation

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Welcome along to our fifty-first audio adventure and to our first proper detective mystery: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by the world's bestselling author, Agatha Christie...

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Jane Austen's Playlist

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Steyn plays selections from the songs and piano pieces of Jane Austen's collection of sheet music

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A Clubman's Notes

Dread, Bath and Beyond

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Welcome along to the fiftieth audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time. When we ballyhooed it yesterday, South Carolina Steyn Clubber Larry Durham could barely contain himself: 'A new Tale for Our Time! It's like an early Christmas present!' We certainly hope so, Larry...

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A Clubman's Notes

The Elphbergs - with a Word on the Rassendylls

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Mark's contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's classic The Prisoner of Zenda: The Prisoner of Windsor...

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