Blades and Boxers

May 15, 2022

Audio Recording

Programming note: Today's audio episode of Steyn's Song of the Week airs on Serenade Radio at 5.30pm British Summer Time, which is 12.30pm North American Eastern or 9.30am for a West Coast Sunday brunch listen. Wherever you are on the planet, simply click the button at top right here.

Details of all Mark's regularly scheduled TV and radio shows each week can be found on this page in the right-hand sidebar.

ImageWe're celebrating the fifth birthday of The Mark Steyn Club, and we thank especially those First Week Founding Members from May of 2017 who've decided to re-up for a sixth year. Among the changes we're making as we begin our second half-decade is an expansion of one of our more recent attractions. The Hundred Years Ago Show began in the first few weeks of lockdown as an occasional feature on the audio edition of The Mark Steyn Show. It proved so popular that we introduced a monthly anthology edition. We're now making it a full stand-alone show every Sunday at around this time. We hope you'll make a date.

May 1922 continues with a rare example of a politician who doesn't need a security detail. Plus: The days when child labor couldn't be outsourced to China and could land you in court in the US; deadly days in Chicago; and manifest destiny underwater. Plus: boxers and barristers, boozers and bigamists, and the sounds of the era from Al Jolson to Aussie sopranos. Click above to listen.

Thank you for all your kind comments on our Steyn Club fifth anniversary. Kenny Michelle, a First Weekend Founding Member from Arizona, says:

Thank you so much for all you do!!

No, Kenny. Thank you so much for all you and our other members do - and we certainly hope those First Fortnight Founding Members from May of 2017 will want to re-up for a sixth year. Click below for some special anniversary observances:

Revisiting some pertinent questions and answers from 2017
with Tal Bachman, Greg Ham, Douglas Murray and Lindsay Shepherd
The first anniversary of Rick's Flicks
The first of our stand-alone weekly editions

As with our audio adventures, video poetry and musical specials, we've created a special Hundred Years Ago home page in handy Netflix-style tile format to enable you to set your time machine for the precise week or month you're in the mood for. We also have a tile-format page for The Mark Steyn Show, lest you should miss it on your telly every Monday to Thursday in primetime.

The Hundred Years Ago Show is a special production of The Mark Steyn Club. As we always say, Club membership isn't for everyone, but, on this fifth anniversary, if you're interested you can find more information here.