Posh-off: Boris vs Dave

Prompted by the upcoming release of David Cameron’s memoir, For the Record, this week’s edition of the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast® finds James and Toby wondering which of Britain’s Eton-and-Oxford-educated Prime Ministers is posher.

They review Cameron’s premiership and ask if The Guardian could possibly sink any lower than its “privileged pain” editorial. And speaking of embarrassing, the PM of Luxembourg takes a swipe at Boris Johnson in Brussels.

Finally our gents cover your best bets for watching the telly.

(As a bonus there are special cameos by the Delingpole family!)

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There are 8 comments.

  1. rdowhower Coolidge

    Dave and Nick was like Brokeback Mountain…classic! James is awesome.

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    • September 17, 2019, at 12:51 PM PDT
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  2. milkchaser Member

    I think the point of Mindhunter is not that they are brilliant sleuths, rather that they are struggling to figure it all out.

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    • September 17, 2019, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  3. Snirtler Member

    James should catch up to season 2 of Succession fast and do an episode review each week with Toby. The show’s so watchable because the characters are despicable.

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    • September 17, 2019, at 6:04 PM PDT
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    Dave and Nick was like Brokeback Mountain…classic! James is awesome.

     Occasionally; but much of the time he’s kind of asinine.

    I wonder how long the podcast will last before Toby loses patience with him. 

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    • September 18, 2019, at 10:43 AM PDT
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    Snirtler (View Comment):

    James should catch up to season 2 of Succession fast and do an episode review each week with Toby. The show’s so watchable because the characters are despicable.

     After watching several episodes of The Boys, I treat their recommendations as warnings.

     In the case of Succession, the recommendation seems to demonstrate a kind of self-hating conservatism. 

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    • September 18, 2019, at 10:48 AM PDT
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  6. Blue Yeti Admin

    Taras (View Comment):

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    Dave and Nick was like Brokeback Mountain…classic! James is awesome.

    Occasionally; but much of the time he’s kind of asinine.

    I wonder how long the podcast will last before Toby loses patience with him.

    They’ve been close friends for several decades and this is exactly how they talk to each other when there are no mics. Which is one of the many things I love about this show. 

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    • September 18, 2019, at 8:05 PM PDT
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    Dave and Nick was like Brokeback Mountain…classic! James is awesome.

    Occasionally; but much of the time he’s kind of asinine.

    I wonder how long the podcast will last before Toby loses patience with him.

    They’ve been close friends for several decades and this is exactly how they talk to each other when there are no mics. Which is one of the many things I love about this show.

    I get it: Toby is Stan Laurel, and James is Oliver Hardy!

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    • September 19, 2019, at 10:03 AM PDT
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  8. Snirtler Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Snirtler (View Comment):

    James should catch up to season 2 of Succession fast and do an episode review each week with Toby. The show’s so watchable because the characters are despicable.

    After watching several episodes of The Boys, I treat their recommendations as warnings.

    In the case of Succession, the recommendation seems to demonstrate a kind of self-hating conservatism.

    De gustibus and all that. I find that I like some of the same shows they recommend. Of those that come to mind, they have in an common earthy humor that pricks pretensions.

    Not sure what you mean, but that sounds like a potential tv review post–Succession (or recommending Succession) as self-hating conservatism. I’d read it.

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    • September 21, 2019, at 12:50 PM PDT
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