Mark Steyn

Ali met Frazier, Reagan met Gorbachev, the Coyote met the Road Runner. In that great tradition, we present this historic conversation between the two great wags of global warming skepticism, Mark Steyn and James Delingpole. They discuss Mark’s court case, freedom of speech, and, of course, the weather. It’s a cool conversation from a couple of very bright dudes. 

Yes, we had a spot of trouble with Mark’s Skype connection about 30 minutes in (ah, New Hampshire broadband). P.S. To purchase the Steyn swag mentioned in this podcast to and contribute to Mark’s legal defense, visit SteynOnline.com.

Stick it to them, EJHill.

RFD #51

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There are 32 comments.

  1. Misthiocracy secretly Member

    What, Mark doesn’t mention recently getting to meet the great Misthiocracy in person?!?!

    Truly, an egregious oversight.

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    • March 25, 2014, at 10:43 AM PDT
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  2. FreeWifiDuringSermon Inactive

    Mark Steyn is king of wedding the hilarious with the deeply depressing.

    • #2
    • March 25, 2014, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  3. Dr. Strangelove Thatcher

    EJHILL! My Man! You’ve out-done yourself!

    • #3
    • March 25, 2014, at 12:52 PM PDT
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  4. Hartmann von Aue Member

    This was the best episode of RFD in many a moon. Thanks!

    • #4
    • March 25, 2014, at 12:54 PM PDT
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  5. James Gawron Thatcher

    Mark & James,

    Michael Mann IS A SCHM*CK, WAS A SCHM*CK, AND ALWAYS WILL BE A SCHM*CK. (May COC judge this comment any way they like.) He is responsible for the destruction of millions of jobs, trillions of dollars of GNP, and beggaring billions of lives worldwide. He is the injured party??!! What a travesty.

    Further I would like to say to Mann personally “See you, don’t want to be you!”

    If I can think of anything else to say pertinent to this situation I will keep you apprised.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • March 25, 2014, at 1:28 PM PDT
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  6. laserguy Inactive

    When did Mark Steyn become British?

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    • March 25, 2014, at 2:52 PM PDT
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  7. Barkha Herman Member

    Great podcast! Mr. Steyn – we missed you when you cancelled your FL tour. Will buy your Christmas tunes for everyone this Christmas to fund your non-lawyer fund.

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    • March 25, 2014, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  8. Kim K. Member

    Excellent, just excellent!

    (And this showed up on my Stitcher feed, which has been giving me heartburn since the 2.0 transition.)

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    • March 25, 2014, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  9. Aaron Miller Member

    Nothing to add. But this is a pairing I love to hear more often. If y’all could squeeze Daniel Hannan in for a trio, even better!

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    • March 25, 2014, at 4:47 PM PDT
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  10. Proud Skeptic Inactive

    Bravo…Steyn is right about the cost of a legal defense forcing people to cave in and settle. Keep up the good fight, Mark!

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    • March 25, 2014, at 6:46 PM PDT
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  11. Sean Inactive

    I may have missed it, but has anyone actually commented on the estrangement between Steyn & NR? His column has been missing from the last two issues. I know there were comments on the HWX podcast a month or two back that he was not participating on the Corner anymore due to some disagreements, and he mentions on his site about a strain over legal strategy, but has there been any word beyond that?

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    • March 25, 2014, at 8:12 PM PDT
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  12. Mollie Hemingway Contributor

    laserguy:
    When did Mark Steyn become British?

     
    I think they’re being generous on account of Canada not being a real country?

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    • March 25, 2014, at 10:18 PM PDT
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  13. Profile Photo Member

    I’d also like to know why Mark Steyn hasn’t been on Ricochet Podcasts more often. No offense intended to Rob, Peter or James, but Mark was the main reason I joined Ricochet. For once upon a time he was a regular RP participant. I’m sorry to bring this up again (I do so periodically and never get an answer) but I still haven’t got over the bait and switch :(

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    • March 26, 2014, at 2:46 AM PDT
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  14. Profile Photo Member

    The edit mode isn’t posting for me and I’d like to correct my last sentence- …but I still haven’t gotten over the bait and switch (my OCD at work again).

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    • March 26, 2014, at 2:58 AM PDT
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  15. GKC Inactive
    GKC

    Excellent back-and-forth, Delingsteyn Abbey is a hit. Bring it. More Steyn.

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    • March 26, 2014, at 5:08 AM PDT
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  16. Look Away Inactive

    Ditto on the BRAVO!

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    • March 26, 2014, at 5:58 AM PDT
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  17. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    Beach Baby:

    I’d also like to know why Mark Steyn hasn’t been on Ricochet Podcasts more often. No offense intended to Rob, Peter or James, but Mark was the main reason I joined Ricochet. For once upon a time he was a regular RP participant. I’m sorry to bring this up again (I do so periodically and never get an answer) but I still haven’t got over the bait and switch :(

    The reason is simple: Most of the time he says no when we ask him to be on our shows. Don’t know why.

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    • March 26, 2014, at 6:08 AM PDT
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  18. GirlWithAPearl Inactive

    Wonderful podcast, and this time I finally went to SteynOnline to order some stuff and thereby contribute to the cause. I’m a sucker for all the same music Mark Steyn loves, so that’s where I invested.

    Get this, he has an MP3 download of a duet with Elisabeth von Trapp – yes, she’s the granddaughter of Baron von Trapp & Sister Maria of Sound of Music fame! And get this, it’s a straight and delightful rendering of two songs arranged together, with New Hampshire calling and Vermont answering. Totally sweet and charming. Try it for $1.25 and then get all of his music. Now I’m onto Heart and Soul, and next up: the Marshmallow World Christmas CD.

    SteynVonTrapp

    http://www.steynstore.com/product79.html

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    • March 26, 2014, at 6:26 AM PDT
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  19. Penfold Member

    James should sing more……in space. :)

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    • March 26, 2014, at 7:49 AM PDT
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  20. Misthiocracy secretly Member

    Blue Yeti:

    Beach Baby:
    I’d also like to know why Mark Steyn hasn’t been on Ricochet Podcasts more often. No offense intended to Rob, Peter or James, but Mark was the main reason I joined Ricochet. For once upon a time he was a regular RP participant. I’m sorry to bring this up again (I do so periodically and never get an answer) but I still haven’t got over the bait and switch :(

    The reason is simple: he says no most of the time we ask him to be on a show. Don’t know why.

     He’s intimidated by my raw masculinity.

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    • March 26, 2014, at 8:38 AM PDT
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  21. Mollie Hemingway Contributor

    Blue Yeti:

    Beach Baby:
    I’d also like to know why Mark Steyn hasn’t been on Ricochet Podcasts more often. No offense intended to Rob, Peter or James, but Mark was the main reason I joined Ricochet. For once upon a time he was a regular RP participant. I’m sorry to bring this up again (I do so periodically and never get an answer) but I still haven’t got over the bait and switch :(

    The reason is simple: he says no most of the time we ask him to be on a show. Don’t know why.

     Just thinking outside the box here. Have you thought of kidnapping him and forcing him to podcast for food?

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    • March 26, 2014, at 9:17 AM PDT
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  22. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    Mollie Hemingway:

    Blue Yeti:

    Beach Baby: I’d also like to know why Mark Steyn hasn’t been on Ricochet Podcasts more often. No offense intended to Rob, Peter or James, but Mark was the main reason I joined Ricochet. For once upon a time he was a regular RP participant. I’m sorry to bring this up again (I do so periodically and never get an answer) but I still haven’t got over the bait and switch :(

    The reason is simple: he says no most of the time we ask him to be on a show. Don’t know why.

    Just thinking outside the box here. Have you thought of kidnapping him and forcing him to podcast for food?

     That would require us to go to New Hampshire in the winter. A non-starter. 

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    • March 26, 2014, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  23. Misthiocracy secretly Member

    Blue Yeti:

    That would require us to go to New Hampshire in the winter. A non-starter.

    I’ve been skiing in New Hampshire in the winter. It’s lovely.

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    • March 26, 2014, at 9:33 AM PDT
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  24. Z in MT Inactive

    Blue Yeti:

    Mollie Hemingway:

    Blue Yeti:

    Beach Baby: I’d also like to know why Mark Steyn hasn’t been on Ricochet Podcasts more often. No offense intended to Rob, Peter or James, but Mark was the main reason I joined Ricochet. For once upon a time he was a regular RP participant. I’m sorry to bring this up again (I do so periodically and never get an answer) but I still haven’t got over the bait and switch :(

    The reason is simple: he says no most of the time we ask him to be on a show. Don’t know why.

    Just thinking outside the box here. Have you thought of kidnapping him and forcing him to podcast for food?

    That would require us to go to New Hampshire in the winter. A non-starter.

     I thought Yeti’s were all in to snow and cold.

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    • March 26, 2014, at 8:51 PM PDT
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  25. Z in MT Inactive

    Honestly, I think that Mark Steyn should have his own variety TV show. Kind of like The Dean Martin Show, but maybe with a little more politics.

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    • March 26, 2014, at 8:54 PM PDT
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  26. Podkayne of Israel Member

    Now that’s an idea! He would be just wonderful at it, wouldn’t he? Get Fox channel on the line!

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    • March 28, 2014, at 2:03 AM PDT
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  27. Podkayne of Israel Member

    This was one of the most delightful Ricochet podcasts I’ve heard in many a moon.

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    • March 28, 2014, at 2:04 AM PDT
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  28. Stan Hjerleid Inactive

    Mark Steyn is the reason I was one of the first members on Ricochet. Too bad we don’t hear more from him.

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    • March 28, 2014, at 10:38 AM PDT
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  29. Profile Photo Member

    Just listened and Mark (James, too) was great as usual. His situation not only highlights freedom of speech but our lawyer and legal system problem. One of my solutions has always been a Constitutional amendment stating that no lawyers can be elected to Congress because of conflict of interest. Something the Founders left out and, even though some were lawyers, I am sure they had the same reputation (in general) then as now.

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    • March 30, 2014, at 3:44 PM PDT
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