Online Safety Edition

This week, James and Toby talk about the Delingpoles recent holiday in Costa Rica (he loved the wildlife, but not the masks) and then it’s on to the events of the week:

The £400m release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori from Iran, Elon Musk’s proposal to wrestle Vladimir Putin for Ukrainewhether or not James is suffering from ‘oikophobia’ (Roger Scruton’s word for people who loathe and detest their own country), the ongoing war in Ukraine and whether it really is going as badly for Putin as the mainstream media and Western politicians maintain, and finally, the horror that is the Online Safety Bill.

In Culture Corner, Horatio Hornblower, Somerset Maugham and The Ipcress File.

Opening sound this week, Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on the Online Safety Bill courtesy of This Morning on ITV.

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  1. Ausonius Member
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    Whoa, this is a little disorientating because James is in stereo but Toby is mono.  I’m guessing that was a problem on their end and nothing can be done with the upload.

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  2. colleenb Member
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    Tell the lads they should read Forrester’s The Good Shepherd. I never watched the movie but the book was fantastic. I remember reading the Hornblowers but probably did not appreciate how well-written they were.

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