On Thanksgiving Day 2002 SteynOnline slipped quietly onto the Internet, and, unlike many of the noisier online launches of the era, we're still here two decades later. So we're marking our twentieth birthday all weekend long with special editions of our Clubland Q&A, The Hundred Years Ago Show, and our Song of the Week. And we've announced our first post-Covid Mark Steyn Cruise, and are offering 20 per cent off store-wide over at the Steyn Store.
As part of the jubilations, here's a special edition of The Mark Steyn Show with an audio collage of the last twenty years, from jihad to Covid via Davos, the Deep State and Steyn's supposed Senate "campaign". There are highlights from Mark's stage and broadcast appearances around the world, from California to Copenhagen, including some memorable moments with Brian Lamb, Megyn Kelly, Jordan Peterson, Dana Perino, Conrad Black and more. We hope it's an agreeable mix of deep thoughts and throwaway gags. If you're new to these precincts, this is a great sampler from the treasure trove of the Steyn archive. If you've been here since the pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving 2002, there are sure to be some items you missed first time round - or are certainly worth hearing again, as they stand the test of time. Click above to listen.
Thank you for all your kind comments about our twentieth birthday. If you prefer to read your radio shows, Steyn Club members can peruse the transcripts here. For the full archive of our audio shows in a handy Netflix-style tile format, please see here.
The Mark Steyn Show is a production of The Mark Steyn Club. As Mark always says, Club membership isn't for everyone, but it if you're interested you can find more information here. If you've waited a while to see whether we're in it for the long haul, well, it's SteynOnline's twentieth birthday, so the long haul is what we do. And taking it to the next level with Club membership does come with benefits:
*Exclusive Steyn Store member pricing on over 40 books, CDs and other products;
*The opportunity to engage in Clubland Q&A sessions with yours truly (our anniversary edition aired Friday);
*Our monthly series of audio adventures Tales for Our Time. As mentioned above, we started with Mark's serialization of Conan Doyle's timelier than ever Tragedy of the Korosko, and moved on through Jane Austen, Jack London, Conrad, Kipling, Dickens, Gogol, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Thirty-Nine Steps, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You can either listen to an episode per night, as we aired them originally, or you can binge-listen to the lot on a long car journey;
*Audio versions of our video content, and transcript versions of our audio content: For those who find it less stressful not to have to look at Steyn, we've made The Mark Steyn Show available in non-visual form. If you go here, you'll find that we've already posted audio episodes of every single SteynPost all the way back to the very first one, plus some of our long-form shows, which we're also working our way through;
*Comment Club membership: you get to frolic and gambol through our comments section and take issue with Mark and his columns and radio shows and TV appearances. He weighs in there himself from time to time, but it's essentially your turf where you get to take the rhetorical baseball bat to any cut of his jib that happens to rankle. There's a lot of good stuff in there;
*His video series on classic poetry;
*Advance booking for his live appearances around the world, including the 2023 Mark Steyn Cruise;
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*and, most importantly, the opportunity to support all our content, from the Big Picture stuff on Islam and climate change and civilizational collapse to the small pleasures of good conversation, great movies and live music.
To become a member of The Mark Steyn Club, or to sign up a friend, please click here. Thank you for a terrific and spectacular twenty years. There will be many more anniversaries to come.