In this brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to Canadian Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch. Dr Leitch has attracted controversy for her proposal for a "values test" for new immigrants, and before that for her stance on "barbaric cultural practices". But, in light of today's latest murderous terror attack at the Palace of Westminster, the question of whether free societies can take even modest steps to protect themselves against those who wish them ill is more relevant than ever. Kellie Leitch discusses these and other subjects with Mark. Click below to watch:
On Wednesday morning Mark started the day with Steve Doocy at Fox & Friends, discussing the appalling rape and sodomization of a 14-year old Maryland high school girl by two of her "classmates", at least one of them an illegal alien. Click below to watch:
On Monday night Mark joined Tucker Carlson on his new and highly successful show at Fox News to discuss a strangely fevered day in Washington, beginning with FBI director James Comey's testimony to Congress - and the Democrats' lurid response:
From The Mark Steyn Show, here's a SteynPost that starts with the west's enthusiasm for mass Muslim immigration post-9/11. From there, Mark moves on to consider increasing Democrat disdain for the codes and conventions of normal politics, the deathbed demography of Japan, and how the Aussies treated Obama the way Trump treats Mexico. Plus what Steyn calls the biggest story of our time - the great migrations:
From The Mark Steyn Show, a valentine to one of the great iconic love songs:
Singer/pianist Carol Welsman comes from a very musical family (her grandfather was a founder of the Toronto Symphony), but she has a style all her own. Mark has always liked her version of "As Time Goes By" (from Carol's marvelous Benny Goodman album) and invited her along to recreate the song live on the show, with Michel Berthiaume on drums and Mathieu McConnell-Enright on bass. Click to enjoy:
As for Mark's tease about Carol's second great love song...
From The Mark Steyn Show, we present a special edition of our Song of the Week with a brace of 007 guests: Bond lyricist Don Black (Diamonds Are Forever, The World Is Not Enough) and Bond villain Robert Davi (License To Kill) are on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first British song to win an Oscar.
Mark takes Don back to that Academy Awards night of 1967 when a young English songwriter stepped on stage to pick up his statuette from Dean Martin - and then actor and singer Robert Davi descends the Steyn staircase to perform his own version of a winning song on its demi-centennial:
Now that Punxsutawny Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, Mark is joined for a wintry love song by one of the most successful lyricists of our time, the multi-Oscar and -Tony winner Tim Rice, to talk about one of Tim's comparatively few hits not to come from a film or show score. The Top Five record didn't come out quite the way Tim intended, as he explains. So Mark invited Emma Kershaw along to sing "A Winter's Tale" with its correct rhymes, and previously unheard third verse:
Mark celebrates the 70th anniversary of one of the most beautiful of all French songs, performed by the great Patsy Gallant. Patsy had a monster disco hit around the world with "From New York To LA" and then an incredible eight-year run in Starmania, the blockbuster Paris musical hit. But she has always loved Édith Piaf, and Mark is thrilled to present not only her version of "La Vie en rose" but also another Piaf success - "Sous le ciel de Paris":