Necessary Outrage

In this week’s London Calling, James and Toby discuss Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s unwillingness to thank the British government for securing her release at a cost of £400 million to the British taxpayer and how Boris’s comparison of the crisis in Ukraine to Brexit upset more than a few people.

In more cultural matters (not to be confused with Culture Corner) they talk about the absurd spectacle of Formula 1 drivers wearing masks while being interviewed at the Grand Prix and try to think of various ingenious ways of making the Oscars more popular (they could present a Best Non-Woke Film Award).

In Culture Corner, there’s disappointing news about season five of The Last Kingdom(Netflix), Toby is into Sharpe’s Fortress and recommends The Dropout (Hulu in the US, Disney+ Star channel in the UK.)

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    The best reading of anything I ever encountered is Patrick Tull reading Patrick O’Brian’s Napoleonic War novels about Captain Aubrey and Dr. Maturin.

    I would rate these books above even C.S. Forester’s Hornblower — but I’m not sure if that’s the books themselves, or Tull’s reading.  He can make walking down the stairs interesting.

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