In Praise of Gervais

This week on the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast®, James and Toby talk about their new hero Ricky Gervais and his latest turn as the host of the Golden Globes, as well as Qasem Soleimani, Harvey Weinstein, the Australian bushfires and why Gwyneth Paltrow should be the next leader of the Labour Party (because no one can sell snake oil like her).

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Barry Jones Thatcher

    Hoo RAH – moar Bonnie Tyler!

    :)

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    • January 7, 2020, at 2:24 PM PST
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  2. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I never heard of Goop before. I wasn’t sure what they were talking about till I looked it up.

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    • January 8, 2020, at 9:59 AM PST
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  3. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Wonderful podcast as usual lads. Isn’t Australia slowly drifting or something which will affect their climate over the long term? Also are many of the same problems causing more damage from wildfires in California (people living in areas that they didn’t before, brush not being cleared, etc) causing the same in Australia? I am worried that ‘climate change’ is such a crutch that scientists will no longer look for responses to our problems. And I’m sure all those Australians will just stay in Australia and no longer travel by air or sea anymore. 

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    • January 8, 2020, at 11:41 AM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Wonderful podcast as usual lads. Isn’t Australia slowly drifting or something which will affect their climate over the long term? Also are many of the same problems causing more damage from wildfires in California (people living in areas that they didn’t before, brush not being cleared, etc) causing the same in Australia? I am worried that ‘climate change’ is such a crutch that scientists will no longer look for responses to our problems. And I’m sure all those Australians will just stay in Australia and no longer travel by air or sea anymore.

    Continental drift (if that’s what you’re referring to) operates at the rate of a couple of inches a year. Geologists jokingly refer to India as a “speed demon” because its drive north into Eurasia (raising the Himalayas) is a little under 6 inches a year.

    That journalists and scientists are too quick to blame weather phenomena on anthropogenic global warming is undoubtedly true.

    A progressive journalist is a progressive first, and a journalist second.

    A progressive scientist is a progressive first, and a scientist second.

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    • January 8, 2020, at 12:34 PM PST
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  5. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I am already organizing the Rule Britannia party at my house.

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    • January 8, 2020, at 1:16 PM PST
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  6. Chris Gregerson Member
    Chris Gregerson Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I think the Iranian off road mines are platter charges vice shaped charges. I was wondering for years why we didn’t bomb the factory producing the mines in Iran.

     

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    • January 8, 2020, at 2:04 PM PST
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