Our Special Relationship

We have a full, full plate this week. We talk about Trump’s speech in Alabama, how the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan has also deteriorated the “special relationship,” the non-stop death spiral of freedom in Australia in the name of zero-Covid (They shoot dogs, don’t they?) and the new rainbow “anti-hate” cop cars in the UK.

In Culture Corner, Toby returns to the cinema by taking his family to see Free Guy (20th Century Studios) with Ryan Reynolds and then goes really old school with a Preston Sturges flick from 1941, Sullivan’s Travels with Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.

This week’s opening sound is of Met Police Deputy chief constable Julie Cooke courtesy of The Daily Mail.

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  1. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    At the top of the show James thought the ideal length of the show was 45 minutes. So I asked:

    The 11% scare me.

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  2. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte
    @Charlotte

    30-40 minutes. They’ve got a lot of competition these days. There are only so many podcast-listening hours in the day.

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  3. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    30-40 minutes. They’ve got a lot of competition these days. There are only so many podcast-listening hours in the day.

    People with long commutes or vision problems skew the results.

    I’d go for 15-20 minutes.

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