To Catch a Thief

We start off the week with pure thievery – Toby goes to Central London and gets his phone pinched, which meant that he missed Saturday’s march. Not that it really mattered since James had such a good time he doesn’t remember too much of it himself.

Then it’s off to the news of the week dominated, of course, by the resignation of Matt Hancock as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Hancock was caught snogging an aide inside the Ministry, was forgiven by the PM and then quit anyway. Was the whole thing a pantomime or a car crash?

In Culture Corner we take a look at Loki (from Disney+), Clarkson’s Farm starring Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear/Grand Tour fame (Amazon Prime) and an unbelievably bad RomCom called Good on Paper (Netflix).

After James leaves for Pilates, Toby has a brief monologue on the Euros.

Opening sound this week is Matt Hancock’s resignation announcement.

 

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  1. colleenb Member
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    @colleenb

    Enjoyed Toby soloing for part of the podcast. Still trying to wrap my mind around James doing Pilates. He’s so thin I’m afraid he might do the wrong move the get trapped in the machine or break something. Anyway, thought Toby was very fair to James in the solo part. That is what I enjoy about the lads – this discuss, disagree, agree, and remain mates. Is it the tea or the ale? Cheers.

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  2. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    colleenb: Still trying to wrap my mind around James doing Pilates.

    A couple of years ago James took a fall from a horse, cracked a rib and had a pulmonary embolism. That, combined with Lyme Disease, left him in some pain. The stretching of Pilates has done wonders for him. He swears by it.

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  3. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    EJHill (View Comment):

    colleenb: Still trying to wrap my mind around James doing Pilates.

    A couple of years ago James took a fall from a horse, cracked a rib and had a pulmonary embolism. That, combined with Lyme Disease, left him in some pain. The stretching of Pilates has done wonders for him. He swears by it.

    The machines still look scary. James is one of the few people who really needs to put a little more meat on his bones.

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  4. T.C. Member
    T.C.
    @TCNYMEX

    Am I the only one that hears “lard-ass support”  when Toby Young espouses enthusiastically about his sponsor the X-Chair’s “lumbar support”.

     

    Or is this another case of the Brits and the Americans being separated by a common language?

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