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Before anything else, let me once again thank all those who've dialed up The Mark Steyn Show on recent nights. As we've done throughout July, we beat Piers Morgan every evening this last week, not least on his "exclusive" with Zelensky. Ukraine's pin-up president is boffo for Boris and Bono, Grammys and Emmys and any other rinky-dink awards show, but Piers' touch is so unerring it managed to turn poor old Zelensky into a total ratings flop.
Post-Zelensky, we beat him again last night. It is mystifying why Rupert Murdoch chose to lavish a fortune not only on the presenter but on his sixty-strong production team, but all he has to show for it is a flop on three continents - and the indignity of being clobbered by what The Guardian dismissed as a "niche Canadian", who's under investigation by Ofcom to boot. No wonder Rupert has decided that he can't afford both Piers and Jerry Hall, and that one of them has to go.
With that out of the way, it's Friday, and that means I'll be conducting another edition of our Clubland Q&A live around the planet. Due to travels, the action begins somewhat earlier at 4pm North American Eastern time/9pm British Summer Time. We'll try to pin down the rest of the time zones below, but do, as they say, check local listings.
On today's show I'm happy to take questions on pretty much anything. On telly, we've been preoccupied with various topics from vaccine victims to Oldham's Pakistani rape gangs, but feel free to raise anything else that's on your mind.
Whether or not you're a Club member you can listen to our Clubland Q&A live as it happens wherever you chance to be on this turbulent earth: membership is required only to ask a question. We love to hear from brand new members, so if you've joined this week, either for a full year or a see-how-it-goes experimental quarter, do shoot me a head-scratcher for today's show. But, if you're not interested in joining, no worries, as they say in Oz: We seek no unwilling members - and as always the show is free to listen to, so we hope you'll want to tune in.
As soon as we go live, members should log-in and submit their queries via our comment form below - and I'll answer them as-it-happens on the audio livestream that should magically appear above (or possibly below - I forget which). And, if you disagree with my response, then let rip in the comments, and I'll endeavour to address a couple of the objections as we go along.
Clubland Q&A is a special production for The Mark Steyn Club. We're not paywalling off SteynOnline or any of that nonsense - and in fact this site now offers more free content than ever before in our nineteen-year history. But Club membership does confer a few benefits, including not only participation in our Q&As but also access to Tales for Our Time, our Sunday Poems and much more.
So see you back here live this afternoon at 4pm North American Eastern Time. That's 5pm in the Canadian Maritimes, half-past-five in Newfoundland - and, beyond the Americas, 9pm in London and Dublin; 10pm in Paris and Berlin; 11pm in Kiev and Moscow, now in the same time zone if not the same country; half-past-midnight in Tehran, for all you Newfoundlanders who move to Iran for the half-hour time zone; 1.45am in Kathmandu, for all you Iranians who move to Nepal to check out the quarter-hour time zone; 4am in Singapore, Honkers and Perth (sorry about that); 6am in Sydney and Melbourne, and an even more convivial hour for the kippers and kedgeree in Auckland and beyond.