The Plot Thickens

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show. If you're watching us in real time, immediately after today's show, I'll be back with my old EIB comrade on Bo Snerdley's Rush Hour, live at 4pm US Eastern on New York's legendary radio powerhouse, 77 WABC.

Today's Steyn Show begins with some disturbing revelations re the late Jeffrey Epstein's proximity to American power. Conrad Black, an old friend of Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, joins me to ponder what's really going on. And then Samantha Smith returns to the show to look at the establishment's protection of well-connected paedophiles from the point of view of a survivor of Telford.

Our Stats Man Jamie Jenkins is next up to mull inflation, and a disturbing trend in excess deaths. We have another entry to the pantheon of Brit Wanker Coppers, and a musical finale inspired by my new book, The Prisoner of Windsor.

All that plus pre-Coronation coronet banter!

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~As mentioned above, I have a new book out. Veronica, a New Zealand member of The Mark Steyn Club from Auckland, writes:

Mark, my very handsome copy of The Prisoner of Windsor arrived yesterday safe and sound...

I am a couple of chapters in and already I note that you've made a few changes here and there since the Tales for Our Time recording... the Lindsey Graham and Kamala references are a nice touch, as is the defibrillator phone booth and the Rainbow Dance Unit, but where do you get the time to do all this extra work? Amazing.

Also, your knowledge of real tennis is seriously impressive :)

The "real tennis" scene was fun to do, Veronica. I always liked those 007 scenes where Bond plays a round of golf with Goldfinger, etc, and, once you start thinking about what would be the Royal equivalent, it doesn't take you long to stumble on real tennis. As for the Lindsey Graham gag, well, I'm just fleshing out contemporary Ruritania a little. Which is also fun to do.

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