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Welcome to this week's Hundred Years Ago Show. Regular listeners will be familiar with our sardonic deployments of Nora Bayes' bit of sentimental blarney, "Pull the Cork Out of Erin (Let the River Shannon Flow)". But, in today's edition, in County Cork itself the cork is well and truly out. Also from August 1922: George Bernard Shaw weighs in on the Irish civil war; the German mark hits new lows; and it's not a great month to be an American husband. If you want to know how that California murder mystery turns out, be sure to tune in for The Hundred Years Ago Show in April 2030.
Plus all the other headlines from Winnepesaukee to the Wasserkuppe - and the sounds of the era from Al Jolson to Irving Berlin. Click above to listen.
The Hundred Years Ago Show began in the first few weeks of lockdown as an occasional feature on The Mark Steyn Show. It proved so popular that it's now a stand-alone show every weekend - with plenty of lessons for our own time. 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.