UPDATE! Thanks to everyone who tuned in. You can find a few moments from the show here. See you with Tucker tonight at 8pm Eastern.
Today, Monday, I'll be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone for three hours of substitute-host-level Excellence In Broadcasting on America's Number One radio show starting at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. I 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.
Among the topics on the rundown: Impeachment. Supposedly, the Trial of Trump could begin in the United States Senate as early as Wednesday. On Friday night, I discussed the suddenly on-again impeachment trial with Trump 2020 senior legal advisor Jenna Ellis:
~We had a busy weekend at SteynOnline, starting with my guest-hosting stint on America's Number Two cable show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight", covering everything from Deep State Pete to killer popcorn. Kathy Shaidle's Saturday movie column was all about All About Eve, and our Sunday song selection celebrated the first Number One hit of the Seventies. Our marquee presentation was the latest in my anthology of video poetry - one of my personal favorites from the Bard of the Yukon: The Low-Down White by Robert W Service. If you were too busy getting low-down with a hoochie-koochie dancer in a Whitehorse saloon this weekend, I hope you'll want to catch up with one or three of the foregoing as a new year begins.
~2020 is here and that means, aside from minor things like Brexit and presidential elections, the third annual Mark Steyn Cruise. This year's is a biggie:
After a special Steyn Club reception in Rome on October 5th, we sail out into the Mediterranean aboard the MS Nieuw Statendam. Holland America's beautiful and brand new flagship will be hitting all the high spots - Cartagena, Gibraltar, Seville, Barcelona, Marseilles, Monte Carlo, Pisa and more - before returning to Rome on October 15th. I'll be doing double-duty, hosting the cruise, and also hosting live seaboard editions of many favorite features along the way - Tales for Our Time, Song of the Week, Steyn's Sunday Poem, and The Mark Steyn Show. I don't have to carry the load single-handed, of course. I'll be assisted by various special guests and old friends from round these parts - including Michele Bachmann, one of my very favorite presidential candidates of recent years and a stellar comedienne opposite me in our Lisa Page/Peter Strzok re-enactment last year. We'll also welcome my old boss Conrad Black, recently pardoned by President Trump; Douglas Murray, author of the bestselling books The Strange Death of Europe and The Madness of Crowds; John O'Sullivan, Mrs Thatcher's speechwriter and a doughty Brexiteer; and more. We'll address all the heavy geopolitical stuff but we'll also kick loose in the evening with dinner, convivial receptions, some late-night laughs and a little live music.
There'll be plenty of time for relaxation and revelry and getting to know your fellow Steyn cruisers and our guests. And every day we'll enjoy world class service from Holland America, and the spectacular beauty of the Mediterranean and some of its great cities before Douglas' strange death of Europe kicks in.
We've reserved the best cabins throughout the ship - and in all of the various categories so that you can make accommodation arrangements that suit you best. We're excited to welcome you aboard for the third Steyn at Sea cruise - but tempus fugit, so don't leave it too long! (As with most travel bookings, the price is better the earlier you book.)
So picture yourself on Holland America's lovely MS Nieuw Statendam, along with your fellow Steyn Club members and me and my guests, enjoying ten full days and nights of shipboard fun as we ponder the collapse of western civilization. There'll be:
*Live editions of The Mark Steyn Show, and other favorite SteynOnline features;
*Plenty of chances to meet, schmooze and hector me and my guests;
*Exclusive cocktail receptions and dining with yours truly, our guest speakers, and your fellow Steyn cruisers;
*Accommodations and all meals included;
*Port charges, taxes, fuel surcharges, and government fees all included;
*Most shipboard activities included;
*A fully escorted cruise by Steyn Club staff and the best cruise organizers in the business;
*And a few surprises along the way...
If you're one of those people who have always wanted to come on a cruise but have yet to take the, er, plunge, well, there's never been a better time to stop procrastinating. You don't have to be married, or even going steady: Nearly thirty per cent of our cruisers are single, so, if you fancy your chances with a Steyn Club member as the moon hangs over the Côte d'Azur and the sound of me singing "Cat Scratch Fever" wafts up from below deck, give it a go.
Any questions? Cindy, our cruise manager, can help with most of them, including flight and hotel bookings: If you're calling from beyond North America, she's on +1 (770) 952-1959; if you're calling from this side of the Atlantic, it's toll-free on 1-800-707-1634. Or you can email your query here.
TO RESERVE YOUR CABIN OR STATEROOM, CLICK HERE.
See you on the telly tonight, and on the radio at noon Eastern - and do give me a call.