Introducing "Special Effects"

June 5, 2022

Audio Recording

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Welcome to the first Hundred Years Ago Show of a new month. June 1922 begins with a royal wedding in Belgrade, and buildings getting reduced to rubble in what's now Ukraine but was then newly Polish and previously Austrian. Bolshevik Russia holds the first of what we now call "show trials", a custom which has since spread far beyond Moscow and all the way to Washington. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduces his audience to the CGI superhero special effects of the day. An oyster takes out a prime minister, and we bid farewell to a stage sensation turned immigration emissary. Plus all the other headlines from botanists to bigamists - and the sounds of the age from balladeers to bandleaders. Click above to listen.

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.

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, if you're interested, you can find more information here.