Radio Free Delingpole
Episode 35: Zombies, Liberals, and Fundamentalists

Guest: Toby Young
May 23, 2013
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James Delingpole, voted Britain’s most dangerous podcaster, returns for another edition of Radio Free Delingpole. This week, fellow Daily Telegraph blogger and educator Toby Young joins for a rousing conversation covering James’ jelly wrestling critics; the Oklahoma tornadoes and global warming; the last best hope for Britain to leave the EU; the insider’s POV on UKIP; James’ new TV obsession; and, yes … zombies!

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  1. Valiuth

    You know James. If you are truly desperate for Game of Thrones Season 3. I can explain to you how you can obtain the latest episodes. All of them up to the one that aired this past Sunday. You would have to be willing to ignore copyright laws, but the way I see it if you are going to buy the season any way why should you have to wait for them to put it out when they feel like it rather then when you want it. 

  2. Benjamin Glaser

    The word “Puritanical” is such a lazy word. 

    Does anyone even have any clue anymore what the Puritans taught or believed?

  3. Beowulf

    You guys make me larf with your puritan conservative American theories.  Y’all  need to come over and see just have depraved and beyond help we are.  The cliché in this country is all brits are overly polite and hung up on such, see John Cleese in “A Fish Called Wanda”.  I’ll bet if Mr. James Delingpole were to come over and ride with Mr. Dave Carter for a week or two, Mr. Delingpole’s paradigm might shift just a bit.

  4. Grendel

    How come EJ didn’t do a picture for this one?

  5. He did, but it was deemed a bit disturbing (my fault, not his). You can view it here (with the usual caveats). 

  6. Hartmann von Aue

    Yeti- thanks for removing that picture. I get enough unwilling exposure that zombie crud.

  7. wilber forge

    Zombie films are just plain crud, save perhaps Peter Jackson’s early quasi comedy on the topic. As for “Jelly Wrestling”, about five minutes of that would be enough, it’s a taste thing -

  8. Valiuth
    Benjamin Glaser: 

    Does anyone even have any clue anymore what the Puritans taught or believed? · 2 hours ago

    I believe it is that “Someone, somewhere is having fun and it needs to stop.”

  9. New and improved illustration just added, courtesy of EJHill. 

  10. Norm Hapke Jr.

    James, whatever happened to “Coward in the Woods?”

    liked the other two.

  11. Douglas
    Hartmann von Aue: Yeti- thanks for removing that picture. I get enough unwilling exposure that zombie crud. · 13 hours ago

    Oh come on. The title of the episode had “zombie” in it. 

  12. Ed G.
    Crow’s Nest: The French are nearly useless when it comes to practical things. See their tax rates or their military history (Monty Python’s “run away” barely does it justice).

    Nevertheless, it is entirely unsurprising that Le revenant dwarfs Walking Dead. For their many faults, the French do seem to have a more subtle and elegant touch with these things–the end of history has some benefits, after all.

    To take another example, we can see the provincial crassness of American popular culture on full display if we examine the phenomenon of teen idols.

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive. · 9 hours ago

    CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    But even though she manages to avoid the crassness of Britney Spears there, doesn’t seduction for profit amount to the same (ie a whore), elegance and superior appeal notwithstanding?

    And I just looked her up; she’s approached Britney-level crass by vandalizing herselfy with garish arm, back, and leg tattoos. Why does contemporary youthful rebellion need to be so permanently disfiguring?

  13. Mafuta Kizola

    Funny that James Jelly’s are still hurt from the comments on that post.

    Funny that the there is a TV show about CIA agents, because in terms of espionage James Bond was actually Russian and it would make more sense to have a TV show about the adventures of Vladimir Putin in his KGB times.

  14. Crow

    The French are nearly useless when it comes to practical things. See their tax rates or their military history (Monty Python’s “run away” barely does it justice).

    Nevertheless, it is entirely unsurprising that Le revenant dwarfs Walking Dead. For their many faults, the French do seem to have a more subtle and elegant touch with these things–the end of history has some benefits, after all.

    To take another example, we can see the provincial crassness of American popular culture on full display if we examine the phenomenon of teen idols.

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive.

  15. Crow
    Ed G.: CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    But even though she manages to avoid the crassness of Britney Spears there, doesn’t seduction for profit amount to the same (ie a whore), elegance and superior appeal notwithstanding?

    And I just looked her up; she’s approached Britney-level crass by vandalizing herselfy with garish arm, back, and leg tattoos. Why does contemporary youthful rebellion need to be so permanently disfiguring? · 1 hour ago

    Ed: Well said. Of course, you’re right, and I’m not unaware of this–oh, Alizee, how you have fallen! 

    And see! Nearly to the level of rocking Girls tat-sleeves!: my darling dear, do you understand nothing of boys and girls? Have you learned nothing in your years on stage?

    I despair for her, as I do for most of Western Civ…..

  16. Duane Oyen

    Some day, Toby needs to tell us the True Story of his past, with characters such as Julie Burchill, Cosmo Landesman, etc.  We want all the dirt, now that he is older and mellow.

  17. Frederick Key

    I love the change from the zombie pic to the nice, pleasant knitting pic. It’s Delingpole’s version of the infamous Butcher Baby Yesterday and Today.

  18. Midget Faded Rattlesnake
    Ed G.

    Crow’s Nest:

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive. · 9 hours ago

    CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    She’s prettier than Britney Spears ever was, and has a nice voice for pop.

    But as all I got out of her song is that she has soft skin, likes bubble baths, and is sick of zucchini (this is what happens when you take Spanish instead of French in high school), I can’t swear to the literate part. Maybe everything sounds more literate in French.

  19. Hartmann von Aue
    Douglas

    Hartmann von Aue: Yeti- thanks for removing that picture. I get enough unwilling exposure that zombie crud. · 13 hours ago

    Oh come on. The title of the episode had “zombie” in it.  · 9 hours ago

    And I’ve seen lots of posts with the word but without illustrations. Seriously, I just find the whole zombie fascination in current pop culture morbid, tasteless…just downright annoying. After “Dead Alive” no other zombie film should have been made. Jackson took it as far as it could and should go.

  20. Hartmann von Aue

    But three cheers to Delingpole for calling out Ghouls like Barbara Boxer who jump on the coffins of children as soapboxes for their green or other totalitarian agendas. 

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