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A Se'nnight of Steyn, March 30-April 5

Happy Palm Sunday, such as it is, to quarantined Christians around the world. Tomorrow Mark will be starting the week back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show. Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven socially distant self-isolated sheltered-in-place days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with the end of the world as we know it, and continued in much the same vein.

~Monday's edition of The Mark Steyn Show offered a Coronacopia of news and comment, plus advice on your private parts from a bigshot imam and an elegaic jukebox from Sweden to Pakistan. You can hear the full show here.

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~On Tuesday Mark's Corona Notebook looked at preparedness in the 24/7 surveillance state: it was our most read piece of the week. Later Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from WuFlu to #MeToo.

~Wednesday's Coronacentric Mark Steyn Show rounded up British bobbies, Japanese comedians and Congolese strongmen, and harkened back to Eurovision's heyday with Dana (and Sinéad).

~Thursday brought news of a desperate gambit by vanity plaintiff and global warm-monger Michael E Mann in his eight-year defamation suit against Steyn.

~Friday's Mark Steyn Show was a mellifluous medley of pandemics, poems, panderers and policemen. You can listen to the full show here.

~On Saturday Mark remembered a seven-string smiler struck down by the coronavirus -the great Bucky Pizzarelli.

For our weekend movie date Kathy Shaidle swapped the WHO for The Who.

~Our marquee presentation this week was Steyn's latest Tale for Our Time. This tale is, alas, all too timely - from the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe: A Journal of the Plague Year. Click to hear Mark read Episode Nine, Episode Ten, Episode Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, and Episode Fifteen - or, for a good old binge-listen, go here.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with our Song of the Week and Tales for Our Time - and continues tomorrow with three hours of substitute-host-level Excellence in Broadcasting starting live at 12 noon Eastern.

April 5, 2020 at 9:07 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, March 23-29

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with death and devastation stalking the planet, but Steyn sitting pretty, all things considered, at Number Twenty-Five on the Moldovan Hit Parade. Thank you, Moldova. In non-Moldovan music news, he marked the passing of Kenny Rogers with the tale of an enduring hit, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town".

~Mark's Monday Notebook surveyed the Corona scene from the celebrity stricken and hockey hotties to Pelosi's porkapalooza and Madrid macho men.

~On Tuesday Steyn's Corona Notebook pitched the Wuhan from Mama Yang to Joe "Bird" Biden: it was our most read piece of the week. Later Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from socially intimate wet markets to a socially distant whale.

~On Wednesday Mark relaunched The Mark Steyn Show as an audio Coronacopia, with a few detours via Truman Capote, Kathy Bates, and oldies night on the Isle of Wight.

~On Thursday Steyn's Topical Take revisited the false front of the new China.

~Friday's edition of The Mark Steyn Show provided Mark's up-to-the-minute Politburo Pandemicpalooza but also found time for the all-time biggest Cameroonian hit and the all-time flop Ceaușescu hit job. You can listen to the full show here.

The Mark Steyn Show is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Steyn Club, see here.

~For our Saturday picture date a self-isolated Mark presented a movie medley of ever shrinking crowd scenes.

~Our marquee presentation this week was Steyn's latest Tale for Our Time. This tale is, alas, all too timely - from the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe: A Journal of the Plague Year. Click to hear Mark read Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Episode Eight - or, for a good old binge-listen, go here.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with our Song of the Week.

March 29, 2020 at 7:55 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, March 16-22

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~With the rampaging coronavirus rapidly draining all the jollity out of the world, Steyn decided to start the week with special guests Carol Welsman and Russell Malone, the Steyn Show band and a crackerjack song by way of Al Jolson and Puccini:

A live audience and a bunch of great musicians crowded onto a small stage: Make the most of it because who knows when such an event will be possible again. The video performance edition of Steyn's Song of the Week is made through the support of The Mark Steyn Club.

~On Monday Mark did double duty on the airwaves. He started the day behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show, where the Chinese virus predominated. Afterwards, he joined Tucker Carlson to marvel at the Democrat presidential primary's increasing irrelevance to the challenges facing America. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Steyn returned to the Golden EIB Microphone for another coronapocalyptic cavalcade. Later Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from the "Murderous Barbarian Chinese Communist Wuhan Coronavirus" to the not unrelated question of whether diversity is our strength.

~On Wednesday Mark's Midweek Notebook explored the necessity of decoupling from China: it was our most read piece of a fast-moving news week.

~On Thursday Steyn's Corona Notebook surveyed who's been stricken by the virus, from the Deerfield Testicle Festival to the Holy Roman Emperor.

~On Friday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet on a range of Chinese virus topics. You can listen to the full show here.

Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Steyn Club, see here.

~For a Covid-19 getaway break, Kathy Shaidle's weekend movie date revisited The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

~Our marquee presentation this week was the launch on Saturday of Mark's latest Tale for Our Time, and this tale is, alas, all too timely - from the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe: A Journal of the Plague Year. Episode Two airs tonight.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with our Song of the Week.

March 22, 2020 at 8:17 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, March 9-15

Coronavirus cancellations have clobbered everything from Broadway to basketball, Disneyland to 007. So, with little left to leave the house for, we'll try to compensate with a full slate of digital delights right here at SteynOnline. Join Mark later today for another live-performance video edition of our Song of the Week. Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began, musically, with the very apotheosis of the one-hit wonder, and, lyrically, with the latest entry in Mark's anthology of video poetry - his reading of an unsettling poem by Browning, My Last Duchess.

Steyn's Sunday Poem is a special bonus feature of The Mark Steyn Club.

~Mark's Monday Notebook rounded up Covid-19 developments around the globe: it was our most read piece of a fast-moving news week.

Later Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to marvel at the instant conversion of Democrat presidential candidates to a man they'd hitherto damned as a mentally enfeebled racist. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from Rosie the Riveter to Bernie the Bolshevik - and whether a moustachioed mother is really a father with five o'clock shadow.

~On the Wednesday morning after the Super Tuesday Redux the night before, Mark confronted the grim reality of Bernie's Bernout.

Afterwards he joined John Oakley on Global News Radio 640 in Toronto to discuss Covid-19's infectiousness in Italy - and Bernie Sanders' non-infectiousness in Michigan. Click below to listen:

~Coronavirus may be new, but the left's reaction is the same old same old: You're a racist! On Thursday, Mark and Tucker pondered political correctness unto death:

~On Friday's brand new edition of Mark's Mailbox, the eponymous host answered questions from Steyn Club members on everything from the Democrat primary to the state of Britishness:

Mark's Mailbox is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Steyn Club, see here. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

~Kathy Shaidle's Saturday movie date took a peep at Peeping Tom.

Much of what we do here at SteynOnline - including Steyn's Sunday Poem and Song of the Week - we also do live and on water on our annual Mark Steyn Cruise. What's that you say? "Cruises? Are you nuts?"

Well, we feel reasonably confident that, whatever's happening this month, conditions will be different by the autumn, when we'll be cruising the Med with Conrad Black, Michele Bachmann and other special guests for ten days of sun, sea and societal collapse. For more information on our cruise, see here - but don't leave it too late to book: notwithstanding Covid-19, certain cabin categories are fast disappearing.

A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with that special live-performance video edition of our Song of the Week and continues on Monday with three hours of Mark live on America's Number One radio show.

March 15, 2020 at 7:50 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, March 2-8

We wish our Tennessee readers all the best as they recover from the devastation of the week's tornadoes. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with coronavirus advancing around the map: Steyn offered some thoughts on what happens when the medical system itself spreads disease and, on a cheerier note, some musical balm for troubled waters.

~Mark's Monday Notebook looked at Sharia chic in Sweden, a non-warm-mongering scientist, and "This Land Is Your Land" ...but this song is my song and mine alone: it was our most read piece of the week.

Joe Biden celebrated his spectacular victory in South Carolina by calling Chris "Chuck" and urging supporters to make sure they vote on Super Thursday. Tucker and Mark did their best to analyze the Comeback Coot. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from airborne Saudis over the fruited plain to Clifford the Big Red Dog's lesbian neighbors.

~On the Wednesday morning after the Super Tuesday before, Steyn analyzed all the results while guest-hosting for Rush. He also interviewed RNC chair Ronna McDaniel after Donna Brazile demanded that she go to hell.

Later Mark joined John Oakley on Global News Radio 640 in Toronto to ponder who's got fewer marbles - Joe or Justin? Click below to listen:

~On Thursday, Steyn returned for another guest-hosting stint at the Golden EIB Microphone. Later he and Tucker bade Pow Wow Ciao to Elizabeth Warren:

~On Friday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet on a range of topics from Chinese pharmaceuticals and Australian honor enforcers to MSNBC's demand that Mike Bloomberg put a million dollars in every pot. You can listen to the full show here.

Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Steyn Club, see here.

~Kathy Shaidle's Saturday movie date celebrated Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment.

Our marquee presentation was the conclusion of Mark's latest Tale for Our Time - a John Buchan thriller about a globalist conspiracy. Click for the penultimate installment here and the final episode here - or have yourself a good old binge-listen.

Tales for Our Time is a special bonus feature of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

Much of what we do here at SteynOnline - including Tales for Our Time and Steyn's Sunday Poem - we also do live and on water on our annual Mark Steyn Cruise. This year we'll be cruising the Med with Douglas Murray, Conrad Black and other special guests for ten days of sun, sea and civilizational collapse. For more information on our cruise, see here - but don't leave it too late to book: certain cabin categories are fast disappearing.

A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with the latest entry in Mark's anthology of video poetry, followed by our Song of the Week.

March 8, 2020 at 7:45 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, February 24-March 1

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with a song for Michael Bloomberg.

~On Monday Steyn bade farewell to Rajendra Pachauri, Big Climate honcho and warmographic novelist.

Later he joined Tucker Carlson to marvel at Joe Biden's arrest in South Africa.

~On Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from Nanny State eye candy to the Arabization of Sweden.

~On the Wednesday morning after the debate night before, Mark was impressed by the way everybody lost.

~On Thursday, with coronavirus rampaging around the planet, Steyn looked back at SARS: it was our most read piece of the week.

Afterwards Mark checked in at Winnipeg's CJOB to discuss the human right to be a criminal. Later he returned to "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to acknowledge that every worthwhile aspect of human existence we owe to Joe Biden. Click below to watch:

~The weekend edition of Mark's Mailbox found Steyn considering everything from Democrat debate debacles to cancel culture at the NHS - and concluding with a footnote of dust:

Mark's Mailbox is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Steyn Club, see here.

~Kathy Shaidle's Saturday movie date explored a hippie-dystopian cult classic.

Our marquee presentation all week long was the continuation of Mark's latest Tale for Our Time - a John Buchan thriller about a globalist conspiracy. Click for Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight - or have yourself a good old binge-listen.

Tales for Our Time is a special bonus feature of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

Much of what we do here at SteynOnline - including Tales for Our Time - we also do live and on water on our annual Mark Steyn Cruise. This year we'll be cruising the Med with Michele Bachmann, Douglas Murray and other special guests for ten days of sun, sea and civilizational collapse. For more information on our cruise, see here - but don't leave it too late to book: certain cabin categories are fast disappearing.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week and the penultimate episode of The Power-House.

March 1, 2020 at 7:47 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, February 17-23

Happy Post-Nevada Caucus Day to all our American readers. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn's return to The Greg Gutfeld Show - and in full recline mode.

~For Presidents Day Mark presented a two-part cavalcade of presidential songs, from Washington to Trump. Meanwhile, the President-in-Waiting, Michael Bloomberg, is already picking out veeps.

Also on Monday, Steyn remembered a fearless colleague, the great Christie Blatchford: His farewell to Blatch was our most read piece of the week.

~On Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from the gropemeisters of the TSA to a deaf puppy learning to sign.

~On Wednesday Mark checked in with John Oakley at Toronto's Global News Radio 640 to discuss the derailment of the rule of law up north - and whether down south Bernie is getting schlonged all over again. Click below to listen:

~On Thursday Steyn returned to "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to consider the spectacular Democrat disaster that was this week's presidential debate. Click below to watch:

~On Friday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet on a range of topics from the state of the Democrat primary to fleeing Swedes and sodden Aussies. You can listen to the full show here.

Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Club, see here.

~Kathy Shaidle's Saturday movie date celebrated the first foreign-language film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Our marquee presentation for the weekend was the launch of Mark's latest Tale for Our Time - a John Buchan premonition of a globalist conspiracy, The Power-House.

Tales for Our Time is a special bonus feature of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

Much of what we do here at SteynOnline - including Tales for Our Time - we also do live and on water on our annual Mark Steyn Cruise. This year we'll be cruising the Med with Michele Bachmann, Conrad Black and other special guests for ten days of sun, sea and civilizational collapse. For more information on our cruise, see here - but don't leave it too late to book: certain cabin categories are fast disappearing.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

February 23, 2020 at 7:54 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, February 10-16

Happy Presidents Day weekend to all our American readers. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with an Oscar loser.

~On Monday Steyn analyzed the weekend elections in Ireland: it was our most read piece of the week.

Later he swung by "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to look at what happens when a flailing candidate plays the dog-faced pony-soldier card. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from the new French blasphemy laws to Super Bowl newborns.

~On the Wednesday morning after the first-in-the-nation primary, Mark was in Bedford, New Hampshire for "Fox & Friends":

Next he joined Brian Kilmeade on the radio for further analysis of the Democrat field. You can listen to the full interview with Brian here.

~On Thursday Steyn returned to the Golden EIB Microphone to guest-host for Rush. Next he checked in with Tucker to mull some pre-Valentine's dating advice for wokesters - but only after a white-knuckle clash of titans with Lou Dobbs on America's most watched news quiz, Final Exam.

~On Valentine's Day Mark started the morning with Steve, Ainsley, Brian, a live studio audience, and the search for the elusive Democrat "moderate":

Afterwards he returned to America's Number One radio show for Open Line Friday, and then to Tucker for late-breaking news of the criminal conviction of the Creepy Porn Lawyer-cum-Top Presidential Contender.

~Steyn's Saturday column marked the fifth anniversary of Valentine carnage in Copenhagen. His weekend movie date celebrated a Scotsman among the stars, James Doohan. And he rounded out the day with Kat, Tyrus and the man who shot Osama bin Laden for a full hour on The Greg Gutfeld Show.

If all the above is insufficient there's always ten days aboard the third annual Mark Steyn Cruise.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

February 16, 2020 at 8:26 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, February 3-9

It was a rollercoaster of a week, starting and ending with very sad news close to home at SteynOnline. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with a song for Brexit.

~On Monday guest columnist Kate Smyth addressed the west's determination to go gently into that Arabian night: it was our most read piece of the week.

A few hours later Rush announced on the radio that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Steyn tipped his hat to the master later that night with Tucker:

~On Tuesday Mark guest-hosted for Rush on America's Number One radio show. The complete and utter fiasco of the Iowa caucus occupied much of the discussion.

Later, after Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from an AC/DC cover to trans-friendly emojis, Rush was honored by the President at the State of the Union address.

~Steyn was again in for Rush on Wednesday's show. Nancy Pelosi's turn as the Grim Ripper figured prominently. Click below to listen:

~On Thursday Mark and Tucker addressed the media's new-found admiration for impeachment juror Mitt Romney:

~On Friday Steyn hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet on a range of topics from Iowa and impeachment to bombing in Yemen and in Buffalo via Waugh, Wodehouse and wind turbines. You can listen to the full show here.

Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and we also offer a special gift membership.

Later Mark made a rare Friday appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to ponder Mayor Pete's preoccupation with "the shape of our democracy":

A few hours later actor, comedian and peerless raconteur Orson Bean was crossing the street in Venice, California, when he was struck by a car and killed. Steyn remembered his seven-decade career, and one of his last appearances, just a few weeks ago on The Mark Steyn Christmas Show:

~On Saturday Kathy Shaidle's weekly movie date celebrated a pioneer pop producer, Joe Meek.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

February 9, 2020 at 8:51 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, January 27-February 2

Happy Superhog Sunday/Groundbowl Day, according to taste. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with a song for Australia Day from Australia's newest dame.

~On Monday Steyn marked the fourth anniversary of National Review's "Against Trump" issue. It has not aged well. Mark's thoughts on the subject were our most read piece of the week.

~Mark's Tuesday Notebook considered a related example of elite condescension. He and Tucker Carlson returned to the subject to welcome CNN's new Committee to Re-Elect the President. Click below to watch:

Also on Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from pronoun training to David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Trump.

~On Wednesday Mark checked in with John Oakley on Toronto's Global News Radio 640 for a brisk tour of the headlines from the march of the coronavirus to Canada's pitiful catch-up conservatives. Click below to listen:

~On Thurday Steyn marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with some reflections on remembrance and appropriation.

In Washington, the zombie impeachment staggered on. Mark returned to "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to bemoan the pathetic state of the case:

~On Brexit Day Steyn rejoiced.

Brexit notwithstanding, we hope to see many of our UK and European readers on this year's Third Mark Steyn Cruise, with Douglas Murray, bestselling author of The Strange Death of Europe, former Telegraph proprietor Conrad Black, Thatcher speechwriter John O'Sullivan, and more. But, if you're thinking about it, please don't leave it too late: a couple of stateroom categories have already sold out. For more information, call +1 (770) 952-1959 if you're dialing from Britain or the Continent - and, if you're calling from North America, it's 1-800-707-1634. Or you can email your query here.

~On Saturday Kathy Shaidle's weekly movie date was Adam Carolla in The Hammer.

If you enjoy the panoply of riches at SteynOnline, do give a thought to The Mark Steyn Club. It's not for everyone, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week of print, audio and video delights at SteynOnline begins tonight with a Brexit-themed Song of the Week.

February 2, 2020 at 7:37 am  |  Permalink

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