Favorite Fourths

July 3, 2023

Audio Recording

Welcome to the Independence Day edition of The Mark Steyn Show. In compensation for the assaults elsewhere on patriotic spirit, here is an encore presentation of Mark's 2022 show celebrating the best of the Glorious Fourth. There is a special installment of The Hundred Years Ago Show with a snapshot of the national holiday a century ago, including a president returning home and the faraway house where America was named. That's followed by some favorite Fourths through the years, as seen through Steyn's Poem of the Week, Song of the Week and Last Call - from Adams and Jefferson to Stephen Foster and the Andrews Sisters, signers and no-signers, cannons and carousing, and the highs and lows of Independence Day in small-town New Hampshire.

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Mark will be back on the airwaves later on the Fourth for a brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show at 8pm BST/3pm North American Eastern.

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