James and Toby discuss the Hillary/Trump debate and are mildly surprised to find themselves in agreement with one another. At least briefly. Trump, says his closet admirer James, was like a punch-drunk boxer, while Hillary was sharp, well-briefed, apparently likeable. Toby agrees – then delights James with some criticisms of Hillary. But then the buts begin…”Who would you rather have as the entertainer as your children’s party?” Toby asks. Naturally, the two London Calling boys reach very different conclusions.

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  1. Penfold Member

    Gentlemen, gentlemen please. Language (19:34) Oh, and 12 minutes of silence.

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    • September 27, 2016, at 11:37 AM PDT
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  2. Brent Cochrane Member

    The editors might want to listen to the last minute or so for some non-COC content.

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    • September 27, 2016, at 11:48 AM PDT
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  3. Johnnie Alum 13 Coolidge

    They forgot to turn off the mics once they were done recording the show.

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    • September 27, 2016, at 2:26 PM PDT
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  4. Merrijane Inactive

    I think is the second podcast I’ve listened to here that dropped f-bombs. Wasn’t the other a book review? I can put up with the badly edited episode or two, but if I get a vote with my subscription fee, I’d really prefer to be able to listen with my children in the room.

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    • September 27, 2016, at 2:30 PM PDT
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  5. Max Ledoux Admin

    We have edited the file. I am sorry for the inappropriate language used by Toby and James. All I can say is that they’re British, and don’t know how to make friends and influence people. I mean, don’t know how to edit audio files.

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    • September 27, 2016, at 3:59 PM PDT
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  6. Johnnie Alum 13 Coolidge

    I thought that it was funny, I know not COC compliant. What made it funny was that earlier in the show James had said “Watch your language Toby.”

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    • September 28, 2016, at 1:23 PM PDT
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  7. profdlp Inactive

    Max Ledoux:We have edited the file. I am sorry for the inappropriate language used by Toby and James. All I can say is that they’re British, and don’t know how to make friends and influence people. I mean, don’t know how to edit audio files.

    So now I suppose there will be bootleg uncut versions floating around Pirate Bay or wherever. Is this the podcast equivalent of goosing your career a la “accidentally leaked” celebrity sex tapes?

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    • September 28, 2016, at 3:33 PM PDT
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  8. JCQC Member

    The Delingpole programmes (to use a neutral term for the three iterations of this podcast) have changed in many respects over the years but have been very consistent in others. They have been consistently outspoken, iconoclastic and “quirky” in their approach to whatever is under discussion. They have taken on a number of issues both in Britain and the US and given a very personal (and English) take on them. The price of that approach is that the quality of the discussion can vary substantially. This was not one of the better programmes (although to judge from some of the other comments it has been re-edited since first broadcast).

    I am glad that the podcast is now more frequent. But I don’t think that the current iteration based on James D and Toby Y is working. I preferred it when there were other guests. The variety worked better even if the discussion was less free-flowing. It was still outspoken, but it was not simply bickering between two old and good friends.

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    • September 28, 2016, at 10:15 PM PDT
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  9. Max Ledoux Admin

    JCQC:The Delingpole programmes (to use a neutral term for the three iterations of this podcast) have changed in many respects over the years but have been very consistent in others. They have been consistently outspoken, iconoclastic and “quirky” in their approach to whatever is under discussion. They have taken on a number of issues both in Britain and the US and given a very personal (and English) take on them. The price of that approach is that the quality of the discussion can vary substantially. This was not one of the better programmes (although to judge from some of the other comments it has been re-edited since first broadcast).

    I am glad that the podcast is now more frequent. But I don’t think that the current iteration based on James D and Toby Y is working. I preferred it when there were other guests. The variety worked better even if the discussion was less free-flowing. It was still outspoken, but it was not simply bickering between two old and good friends.

    Appreciate your thoughts. My personal opinion is that I like James and Toby together. I always liked the episodes of Radio Free Delingpole that had Toby on. Maybe London Calling would benefit from the addition of occasional guests.

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    • September 29, 2016, at 5:20 AM PDT
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  10. Anamcara Member

    In broad terms, Hillary is Brussels; Trump is Brexit. Some British referred to that vote as a “peasant uprising”. Such sneering disdain! I think many in England viewed the American Revolution in the same way.

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    • September 29, 2016, at 7:22 AM PDT
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  11. Nicholas Cartwright Thatcher

    Max Ledoux:

    JCQC:The Delingpole programmes (to use a neutral term for the three iterations of this podcast) have changed in many respects over the years but have been very consistent in others. They have been consistently outspoken, iconoclastic and “quirky” in their approach to whatever is under discussion. They have taken on a number of issues both in Britain and the US and given a very personal (and English) take on them. The price of that approach is that the quality of the discussion can vary substantially. This was not one of the better programmes (although to judge from some of the other comments it has been re-edited since first broadcast).

    I am glad that the podcast is now more frequent. But I don’t think that the current iteration based on James D and Toby Y is working. I preferred it when there were other guests. The variety worked better even if the discussion was less free-flowing. It was still outspoken, but it was not simply bickering between two old and good friends.

    Appreciate your thoughts. My personal opinion is that I like James and Toby together. I always liked the episodes of Radio Free Delingpole that had Toby on. Maybe London Calling would benefit from the addition of occasional guests.

    I miss Douglas Murray

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    • October 2, 2016, at 11:34 AM PDT
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