God Save the King

Of course the lead story this week is the death of Her Majesty the Queen. James is showing a bit of a republican streak at the beginning of the reign of Charles III and he’s not the only one. Toby and the Free Speech Union are defending quite a few as tolerance of opposing views slowly fades away across the land.

Looking elsewhere they celebrate the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and, speaking of things fading, hope that Toby will be on Boris’s resignation honours list seems to on the downside as well.

In Culture Corner, James talks enthusiastically about the book of The Godfather, while Toby praises the final episode of season six of Better Call Saul.

Opening sound this week is the BBC breaking into programming to announce the death of the Queen and part of the PM’s statement.

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  1. Boethius1261972 Coolidge
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    Most normal people get one vacation a year, if they’re lucky, and it’s almost never “abroad”.  James lives a charmed life.

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  2. EJHill+ Podcaster
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    Boethius1261972Most normal people get one vacation a year, if they’re lucky, and it’s almost never “abroad”. James lives a charmed life.

    I think we have a different definition of “abroad.” The distance from London to Athens is roughly the same as going from Harrisburg, PA to Las Vegas. 

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  3. Bishop Wash Member
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    EJHill+ (View Comment):

    Boethius1261972: Most normal people get one vacation a year, if they’re lucky, and it’s almost never “abroad”. James lives a charmed life.

    I think we have a different definition of “abroad.” The distance from London to Athens is roughly the same as going from Harrisburg, PA to Las Vegas.

    I’ve seen defenders of Americans only speaking one language while Europeans speak many use that example too. Imagine if Nevadans spoke a different language than Pennsylvanians. Americans would have an incentive to learn another language too.

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