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Mark Steyn

The Party She Didn't Come Home From

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Programming note: If you missed today's audio episode of Steyn's Song of the Week on Serenade Radio, you can hear the re-run at either 5.30am Monday UK time (Monday afternoon in Oz) or 9pm Thursday UK time (Thursday afternoon in the Americas). Wherever you are on the planet, simply click the button at top right here. In Mark's September edition of The Hundred Years Ago Show, a movie star's party goes wrong and takes out a Hollywood celebrity; war rampages on between Russians and Romanians, Turks and Greeks, Spaniards and Berbers, but peace breaks out between the United States and Canada; a European army is humiliated by Islamic tribesmen; an Indian nationalist discards barristerial dress for a loincloth; and a fertilizer explosion levels a ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

A Greasepaint Medley

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This weekend would have been the ninetieth birthday of Anthony Newley. I regret that he is not around to celebrate it as his great writing partner Leslie Bricusse has done. Newley was a prodigious talent, admired by our friend Don Black, who speaks movingly about him here, and by the late David Bowie. Bricusse & Newley belonged to a London musical tradition that got more or less obliterated and forgotten in the unprecedented global phenomenon of Evita, Cats, Les Miz, Phantom and the other West End blockbusters of the Eighties. I myself have been prone to over look them, as my old confrère from the opening-night aisle seats, The Guardian's Michael Billington, has observed en passant: In his excellent 1997 book, Broadway Babies Say ...

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Ave atque vale

Beam Them Up

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Steyn remembers two men with stars in their eyes: a songwriter who was a one-hit wonder, but managed to get two songs out of his one hit; and an actor on the receiving end of a celestial catchphrase for decade after decade...

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The Bachman Beat

Tal Bachman: We Have Met the Enemy, part XXI

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Tal Bachman continues his series on scientific fraud and woke totalitarianism with a look at the David Reimer story's tragic end...

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Clubland Q&A

#MeTooing the G-Spotters

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An hour of Steyn's answers to your questions on everything from the dissolution of the American border to the public enthusiasm for masks - with a side trip up the Fallopian canal...

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Clubland Q&A

Live Around the Planet: Thursday September 23rd

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Mark answers questions from Steyn Club members around the world

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Politics & Current Affairs

Chimeras, Cleavage and Bounced Czechs

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The Covid cover-up continues...

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Laura's Links

Don't Scramble My Brain

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Laura Rosen Cohen on China's victory, vaccinating children, and why one shouldn't mess with Nicki Minaj...

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Politics & Current Affairs

The Long Term's Express Check-In

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Del Rio is America's future, and sooner than you think

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Politics & Current Affairs

Return of the Minority Mammy

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Justin Trudeau, black in the saddle again

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Rick's Flicks

Leave Them Wanting More: Douglas Sirk and Imitation of Life

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Rick McGinnis on Douglas Sirk's farewell to Hollywood

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The Mark Steyn Show

Hold Page 37, Foot of Column Six

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Mark presents the all-time spectacular Durham Report Watch Update Watch Report!!!

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Seasons of Steyn

The Years We Wasted

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On this twentieth anniversary the war is lost, at home and abroad

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Politics & Current Affairs

The Scale of Humiliation

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If you're Afghan, Afghanistan is about Afghanistan; if you're Russian or Chinese or Iranian or European, Afghanistan is about America...

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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, September 20-26

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

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Mark at the Movies

The Jolliest of Rogers

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Our Saturday movie essayist Rick McGinnis is out this week, so we hope you'll forgive my brief return to guest-hosting. The new Bond film is a year-and-a-half late, having been clobbered by Covid, Chairman Xi finding that you don't really need to waste time with shark tanks and piranhas or tying him to a table and cranking up the laser beam: The easiest way to dispatch 007 is just to get Boris et al to impose a worldwide shelter-in-place order. But Bond has now dodged all that, and busted out in time for next week's big opening, only to discover that the director, a man called Cary Fukunaga, is out there dismissing Sean Connery as a guy who basically "rapes" his women. One of the reasons 007 is the longest-running series in film history - ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Try a Little Tenderness

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Mark traces the history of a blockbuster song from Ray Noble and Ruth Etting to Otis Redding and Three Dog Night...

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Ave atque vale

Duality and Penitential Narcissism

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Welcome to Episode Thirty of our weekly audio adaptation of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade. In this weekend's episode, we feature two untypical victims of the post-9/11 world...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

God Bless America

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Mark tells the story of Irving Berlin's great American anthem

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

The Remnants of an Army

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Mark reads his own translation of Theodor Fontane's poem on an all too pertinent theme

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Ave atque vale

Recluses and Reality

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In this week's episode of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade, we feature two somewhat reclusive men - one of whom wound up just down the road from me in New Hampshire, the other of whom left Liverpool to become one of Australia's "ten-pound poms" and then drifted on to more exotic parts of empire...

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The Hundred Years Ago Show

A Great Voice Stilled

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The voice of the century is no more; peace breaks out between the United States and Germany; a European army is humiliated by Islamic tribesmen; an American governor is headed to the slammer...

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A Clubman's Notes

A Quiet Night in the Shovel

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Welcome along to the forty-ninth audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time: Jack London's sweeping story from 1910, Burning Daylight...

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A Clubman's Notes

More Equal Than Others

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Welcome to the forty-eighth audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time: We're starting June with some heavyweight political satire - Animal Farm by George Orwell...

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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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