Today, Wednesday, Her Britannic Majesty's Government triggered "Article 50" and began the process of leaving the European Union. Mark joined both Neil Cavuto on Fox News and John Oakley on AM640 in Toronto to discuss Brexit, and the United Kingdom's recovery of its sovereignty. Click below to watch his conversation with Neil:
We've been deluged by requests to post favorite episodes of The Mark Steyn Show here at SteynOnline. So here's another, featuring Mark's interview with Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer about their new book on infanticidal serial killer Kermit Gosnell. Also on this edition: Another delivery from Mark's Mailbox, including a round of "Know Your Ensigns".
Steyn was one of the few columnists to shine a light on the Gosnell story at the time, and he was heartened to hear that Ann and Phelim are making a feature film on the subject. "Enjoy" isn't quite the word for this full-length interview about a human monster, but we think you'll find it compelling and insightful:
To order a copy of Ann and Phelim's shocking and riveting book, see here...
From The Mark Steyn Show, here's a SteynPost that starts with Mark's famous observation on the left's standard slur - that, when everybody's Hitler, nobody's Hitler. By way of illustration, he examines a particularly feeble charge against a Trump counselor:
Minutes after Mark came off the air yesterday, Canada's House of Commons voted to pass resolution M-103 on "Islamophobia". He will have more to say about this in a brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show next week.
Meanwhile, continuing our series of interviews with Conservative Party leadership candidates, in this latest episode Steyn talks to Lisa Raitt, Minister for Transport and Labour in Stephen Harper's cabinet, and before that the first female harbourmaster - or harbourmistress - of a Canadian port. For Tory members nervous about taking a chance on Maxime Bernier or Kevin O'Leary, Ms Raitt is said to be the safe pair of hands they're looking for. She talks to Mark about the family secrets of her Nova Scotia childhood, economic issues versus social issues, and a memorable moment with a friend across the political divide:
In this brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to Canadian Conservative Party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier. M Bernier was the country's Foreign Minister under Stephen Harper until his rising star somewhat spectacularly self-detonated. But, after biding his time, he returned as a hero of the libertarian right - Mad Max, as he became known. Steyn and Bernier talk about what it means to be a conservative francophone in rural Quebec, the role of a medium-rank power in a turbulent world, and Canadian-US relations:
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":
For our musical offering this weekend, we present a SteynOnline audio special, in which Mark makes a rare excursion into rock'n'roll to remember Chuck Berry. The legendary rock pioneer died last Saturday at the age of 90. In this podcast, Mark focuses on Chuck's songwriting, especially his very vivid lyrics, and presents a few moments from his own meeting with the great man many years ago. Along the way, we'll hear "Johnny B Goode", "No Particular Place To Go", "Promised Land", "You Never Can ...
The SteynOnline Request of the Week was a regular midweek feature at this site for 11 years until the beginning of 2012, since when it's been on hiatus. However, we do still get requests. For example...
On Friday, Mark returned to one of his favorite TV shows, Varney & Company on Fox Business. But this time Steyn and Stuart Varney found themselves on opposite sides of the Obamacare "replacement" debate...
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:
A special edition of our Song of the Week with a brace of 007 guests: Bond lyricist Don Black (Diamonds Are Forever) and Bond villain Robert Davi (License To Kill) are on hand to celebrate 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:
One of the most successful lyricists of our time, the multi-Oscar and -Tony winner Tim Rice, joins Mark 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: