Programming note: Today I'll be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone to round out the week with three hours of substitute-host-level Open Line Friday on America's Number One radio show. The fun starts at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. Hope you'll dial us up either via the iHeart Radio app or on one of over 600 stations across the fruited plain, such as our old friends at WNTK New Hampshire, where you can listen to the full show from anywhere on the planet right here.
On Thursday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", I joined Tucker to consider my old friends at The Atlantic Monthly's call to impeach Trump now. Click below to watch:
Programming note: Tomorrow I'll be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone for three hours of substitute-host-level Open Line Friday on America's Number One radio show. The fun starts at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. Hope you'll dial us up either via the iHeart Radio app or on one of over 600 stations across the fruited plain, such as our old friends at WNTK New Hampshire, where you can listen to the full show from anywhere on the planet right here.
On Wednesday afternoon, I kept my midweek date with John Oakley on Toronto's Global News Radio 640. Among the topics were the Gillette #MeToo ad, Justin's showdown with the Chinese Politburo, and Brexit with bonus music-hall gags and Vera Lynn lunch orders. Click below to listen:
On our Twelfth Night special, I mentioned one of my very favorite lines of lyric, from "These Foolish Things": The waiters whistling as the last bar closes... A century ago in America, the bars were closing but the waiters weren't whistling. One hundred years ago today - January 16th 1919 - Nebraska, Missouri and Wyoming voted to go dry, and put the Eighteenth Amendment over the top: Prohibition was ratified nationwide...
A couple of hours ago, Theresa May's faux Brexit went down to the biggest defeat any government has ever suffered in the Commons. It was something I touched on earlier in the day with Danielle Smith, former Wildrose Party leader in Alberta and now top-rated morning host at 770 CHQR in Calgary. Danielle and I started with China and its deathbed demography, but moved by process of the latter to Europe and the enfeebled state of United Kingdom sovereignty:
Exactly sixty years ago - in January 1959 - the Platters had the Number One record in America. And exactly 85 years ago - Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra had the Number One record in America. And oddly enough they both did it with the same song: They asked me how I knew My true love was true... Or as the Platters sang it: The-e-e-ey asked me how I knew... But never mind how many syllables encrust to a one-syllable word over the decades. In more than one hundred years of American pop charts, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is the only song ever to be Number One in the same week in different quarter-centuries. Who knows? If only Lionel Richie or Deniece Williams had thought to cover it in 1984, we might have had a hat trick. As to which of those ...
with Mark and his guests Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Everything But The Girl, the Georgian Voices, Stubby Kaye, Emma Kershaw with Tim Rice, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Russell Nype, Paul Sorvino, Carol Welsman and Koko Yamamoto & Tal Bachman
To ring in the New Year, we're wringing out our old shows to bring you some of the best live music from Mark's broadcasts over the years - plus a few surprises.
In this audio special for the final weekend of Christmastide, Mark presents an hour of musical performances in a wide range of styles from Broadway to barrack room ballads, jazz to Georgian folk, from various Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy winners and Top Ten hitmakers from around the world. Among the highlights...
We're honored to present another live-performance edition of Mark's Song of the Week. Bobby Troup was born one hundred years ago and, by way of celebration, here's his biggest hit - sung and played by Tal Bachman live on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise: