London Calling #1

Welcome to the first edition of a new podcast featuring James Delingpole and Toby Young. We’ll be producing this show on a monthly basis (more frequently if it catches on). In this premiere episode, James and Toby discuss Spectre, the new James Bond movie and the series’ evolution in general, kick around a few of their other favorite action movies in the British spy genre, meditate on The Walking Dead, James introduces heterosexual audiences to The House of DVFand wrap up with a distinctively British view of the Kardashians and what they mean for the culture at large.

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  1. Metalheaddoc Member
    MetalheaddocJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Sounds awesome. Is this going to replace RFD?

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    • November 6, 2015, at 3:44 PM PST
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  2. Mate De Inactive

    James has been busy, I heard him on Louder with Crowder earlier today

    • #2
    • November 6, 2015, at 4:52 PM PST
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  3. LC Member
    LCJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I’m surprised Bond hasn’t yet turned gay.

    • #3
    • November 6, 2015, at 8:31 PM PST
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  4. Hammer, The Member

    Lidens Cheng:I’m surprised Bond hasn’t yet turned gay.

    yet …

    • #4
    • November 7, 2015, at 12:03 AM PST
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  5. Max Ledoux Admin

    Ryan M:

    Lidens Cheng:I’m surprised Bond hasn’t yet turned gay.

    yet …

    You guys obviously didn’t see Skyfall…

    • #5
    • November 7, 2015, at 7:33 AM PST
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  6. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane OyenJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The highlight of RFD has always been Toby Young. I would listen to Toby all by himself, and he would be the perfect alternate weeks podcast host. Glad to see this.

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    • November 7, 2015, at 7:33 AM PST
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  7. Nick Stuart Inactive

    Dellingmania?

    • #7
    • November 7, 2015, at 8:38 AM PST
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  8. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    Max Ledoux:

    Ryan M:

    Lidens Cheng:I’m surprised Bond hasn’t yet turned gay.

    yet …

    You guys obviously didn’t see Skyfall…

    That’s not how I saw that scene. He was tied up and being sexually humiliated by a villain. In the Daniel Craig movies, that has happened before, only much worse, in Casino Royale. It’s mockery of the pretentious villain.

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    • November 7, 2015, at 1:49 PM PST
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  9. LC Member
    LCJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    OmegaPaladin:

    Max Ledoux:

    Ryan M:

    Lidens Cheng:I’m surprised Bond hasn’t yet turned gay.

    yet …

    You guys obviously didn’t see Skyfall…

    That’s not how I saw that scene. He was tied up and being sexually humiliated by a villain. In the Daniel Craig movies, that has happened before, only much worse, in Casino Royale. It’s mockery of the pretentious villain.

    Yup

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    • November 7, 2015, at 5:41 PM PST
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  10. Grosseteste Member

    I started worrying about Spectre when I saw the trailer with Bond wearing a four-in-hand rather than a bowtie.

    • #10
    • November 7, 2015, at 9:35 PM PST
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  11. rod Inactive

    this podcast is a waste of time

    • #11
    • November 8, 2015, at 4:14 AM PST
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  12. Hugh Member

    OmegaPaladin:

    Max Ledoux:

    Ryan M:

    Lidens Cheng:I’m surprised Bond hasn’t yet turned gay.

    yet …

    You guys obviously didn’t see Skyfall…

    That’s not how I saw that scene. He was tied up and being sexually humiliated by a villain. In the Daniel Craig movies, that has happened before, only much worse, in Casino Royale. It’s mockery of the pretentious villain.

    Pretty sure they would start him off by being bi-sexual. I wonder if they have analysed this with a focus group yet.

    James, Toby; enjoyed the podcast. Miss the RFD theme music though…

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    • November 8, 2015, at 7:31 AM PST
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  13. ctlaw Coolidge

    I agree that Live and Let Die was a great Bond film.

    I disagree about Skyfall. The plot was absurd even by Bond standards. The callbacks to the older films were heavy handed. How did Bond end up with Connery’s Aston instead of the one he won in Casino Royale?

    Spectre doubles down on Skyfall’s nonsense.

    • #13
    • November 8, 2015, at 11:20 AM PST
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  14. Dr. Strangelove Thatcher
    Dr. StrangeloveJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I enjoyed it. Keep them coming!

    • #14
    • November 8, 2015, at 7:04 PM PST
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  15. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I just noticed last night they have 16 Bond films on Hulu. Think I will catch up on some I haven’t seen. Not much interested in Spectre.

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    • November 8, 2015, at 11:46 PM PST
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  16. Stad Thatcher

    Love the podcast! Off-topic question: What is the name of the song at the end of the podcast, and who sings it?

    • #16
    • November 10, 2015, at 2:05 PM PST
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  17. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti

    Stad:Love the podcast! Off-topic question: What is the name of the song at the end of the podcast, and who sings it?

    It’s Celebrity Skin by Hole (aka Courtney Love).

    • #17
    • November 10, 2015, at 4:04 PM PST
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  18. Stad Thatcher

    Blue Yeti:

    Stad:Love the podcast! Off-topic question: What is the name of the song at the end of the podcast, and who sings it?

    It’s Celebrity Skin by Hole (aka Courtney Love).

    What?!? I like a song sung by (gulp) Courtney Love? EEEEEEEWWWWWW!!!!

    Yeah, I’ll probably download it from iTunes . . . thanks!

    • #18
    • November 11, 2015, at 11:37 AM PST
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  19. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It was 180 degrees from their earlier rage filled stuff.

    • #19
    • November 11, 2015, at 3:08 PM PST
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