Team James v Team Toby

It’s a Battle of Team James v Team Toby as we open up this week’s episode with Toby’s participation in the The Battle of Ideas Festival in London this past weekend.

We cover Rotten Tomatoes disabling the ‘Audience Score’ button for the new Disney+/National Geographic documentary Fauci, Toby’s encounter with fellow journalist Lynn Barber, the introduction of vaccine passports in Wales following a botched vote in the Senedd, and the New York Times’ correction regarding the number of kids in the US who’ve been hospitalised with Covid. Oh, yeah, Toby’s been nominated for the 2021 Contrarian Prize.

In Culture Corner we debate actually seeing the new Bond film, James finally finishes Crime and Punishment, plus The Guilty and the series The Squid Game (both on Netflix.)

This week’s opening sound is of Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales on the new vaccine passports courtesy of ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

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  1. dukenaltum Coolidge
    dukenaltum
    @dukenaltum

    I am team James but I would let Toby in the Bomb shelter in a heartbeat for the unlimited entertainment value watching his interaction with the now vindicated James.  

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  2. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    James should definitely read The Possessed/The Devils next. Dostoyevsky saw totalitarianism clearly. I am in between on Team Toby and Team James but probably lean towards Team Toby.

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  3. dukenaltum Coolidge
    dukenaltum
    @dukenaltum

    colleenb (View Comment):

    James should definitely read The Possessed/The Devils next. Dostoyevsky saw totalitarianism clearly. I am in between on Team Toby and Team James but probably lean towards Team Toby.

    Excellent selection for James.  

     

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