Toucan Play This Game

In this week’s London Calling, Toby has to guess where James is on holiday – and he does – and James praises the British Airways staff for not once telling him to put on a mask during the 12-hour flight.

For the most part they cannot agree on anything this week, whether it’s about the war in Ukraine (James even takes issue with Toby’s claim that the invasion isn’t going according to Putin’s plan*) or the role of Covid and the vaccines on the death of legendary cricketer Shane Warne from a heart attack aged 52. James blames the ‘clot shot’ whereas Toby thinks it had more to do with his hard-partying lifestyle and his recent 14-day liquid diet. But they do agree that Warne was a great man.

In Culture Corner, James enthuses about C.S. Forrester and Toby says he’s loving Sharpe’s Triumph by Bernard Cornwell, but Toby gives the thumbs down to The Batman (Warner Bros.), The Sinner (Amazon in the UK, USA Network in the States) and Vikings Valhalla (Netflix).

Opening sound this week is US Vice-President Kamala Harris “explaining” the Russia-Ukraine conflict courtesy of The Morning Hustle.

 

*As a point of reference for our American listeners, during their discussions on the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war Toby mentions that petrol is running about £14/imperial gallon. That translates to $7.35 for a US gallon.

 

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  1. colleenb Member
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    Thanks for the explanation on the gasoline price.

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  2. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Did Toby learn how to pronounce the word nuclear from W. It’s not nu-ku-lar!

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  3. EJHill Podcaster
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    JustmeinAZDid Toby learn how to pronounce the word nuclear from W. 

    Oh, come on. It sounds better in that Oxford accent, doesn’t it?

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