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James Delingpole, voted Britain’s most dangerous podcaster, returns for another edition of Radio Free Delingpole. This week, fellow Daily Telegraph blogger and educator Toby Young joins for a rousing conversation covering James’ jelly wrestling critics; the Oklahoma tornadoes and global warming; the last best hope for Britain to leave the EU; the insider’s POV on UKIP; James’ new TV obsession; and, yes … zombies!

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There are 29 comments.

  1. Member

    You know James. If you are truly desperate for Game of Thrones Season 3. I can explain to you how you can obtain the latest episodes. All of them up to the one that aired this past Sunday. You would have to be willing to ignore copyright laws, but the way I see it if you are going to buy the season any way why should you have to wait for them to put it out when they feel like it rather then when you want it. 

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    • May 23, 2013 at 4:13 am
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    The word “Puritanical” is such a lazy word. 

    Does anyone even have any clue anymore what the Puritans taught or believed?

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    • May 23, 2013 at 5:44 am
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    You guys make me larf with your puritan conservative American theories. Y’all need to come over and see just have depraved and beyond help we are. The cliché in this country is all brits are overly polite and hung up on such, see John Cleese in “A Fish Called Wanda”. I’ll bet if Mr. James Delingpole were to come over and ride with Mr. Dave Carter for a week or two, Mr. Delingpole’s paradigm might shift just a bit.

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    • May 23, 2013 at 6:01 am
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  4. Member

    How come EJ didn’t do a picture for this one?

    • #4
    • May 23, 2013 at 6:40 am
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  5. Member

    He did, but it was deemed a bit disturbing (my fault, not his). You can view it here (with the usual caveats). 

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    • May 23, 2013 at 6:45 am
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    Yeti- thanks for removing that picture. I get enough unwilling exposure that zombie crud.

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    • May 23, 2013 at 7:23 am
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    Zombie films are just plain crud, save perhaps Peter Jackson’s early quasi comedy on the topic. As for “Jelly Wrestling”, about five minutes of that would be enough, it’s a taste thing –

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    • May 23, 2013 at 7:54 am
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    Benjamin Glaser: 

    Does anyone even have any clue anymore what the Puritans taught or believed? · 2 hours ago

    I believe it is that “Someone, somewhere is having fun and it needs to stop.”

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    • May 23, 2013 at 8:52 am
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  9. Member

    New and improved illustration just added, courtesy of EJHill. 

    • #9
    • May 23, 2013 at 8:59 am
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  10. Member

    James, whatever happened to “Coward in the Woods?”

    liked the other two.

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    • May 23, 2013 at 9:17 am
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    Hartmann von Aue: Yeti- thanks for removing that picture. I get enough unwilling exposure that zombie crud. · 13 hours ago

    Oh come on. The title of the episode had “zombie” in it. 

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    • May 23, 2013 at 10:01 am
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    Crow’s Nest: The French are nearly useless when it comes to practical things. See their tax rates or their military history (Monty Python’s “run away” barely does it justice).

    Nevertheless, it is entirely unsurprising that Le revenant dwarfs Walking Dead. For their many faults, the French do seem to have a more subtle and elegant touch with these things–the end of history has some benefits, after all.

    To take another example, we can see the provincial crassness of American popular culture on full display if we examine the phenomenon of teen idols.

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive. · 9 hours ago

    CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    But even though she manages to avoid the crassness of Britney Spears there, doesn’t seduction for profit amount to the same (ie a whore), elegance and superior appeal notwithstanding?

    And I just looked her up; she’s approached Britney-level crass by vandalizing herselfy with garish arm, back, and leg tattoos. Why does contemporary youthful rebellion need to be so permanently disfiguring?

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    • May 23, 2013 at 10:57 am
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    Funny that James Jelly’s are still hurt from the comments on that post.

    Funny that the there is a TV show about CIA agents, because in terms of espionage James Bond was actually Russian and it would make more sense to have a TV show about the adventures of Vladimir Putin in his KGB times.

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    • May 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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    The French are nearly useless when it comes to practical things. See their tax rates or their military history (Monty Python’s “run away” barely does it justice).

    Nevertheless, it is entirely unsurprising that Le revenant dwarfs Walking Dead. For their many faults, the French do seem to have a more subtle and elegant touch with these things–the end of history has some benefits, after all.

    To take another example, we can see the provincial crassness of American popular culture on full display if we examine the phenomenon of teen idols.

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive.

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    • May 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm
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    Ed G.: CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    But even though she manages to avoid the crassness of Britney Spears there, doesn’t seduction for profit amount to the same (ie a whore), elegance and superior appeal notwithstanding?

    And I just looked her up; she’s approached Britney-level crass by vandalizing herselfy with garish arm, back, and leg tattoos. Why does contemporary youthful rebellion need to be so permanently disfiguring? · 1 hour ago

    Ed: Well said. Of course, you’re right, and I’m not unaware of this–oh, Alizee, how you have fallen! 

    And see! Nearly to the level of rocking Girls tat-sleeves!: my darling dear, do you understand nothing of boys and girls? Have you learned nothing in your years on stage?

    I despair for her, as I do for most of Western Civ…..

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    • May 24, 2013 at 1:00 am
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    Some day, Toby needs to tell us the True Story of his past, with characters such as Julie Burchill, Cosmo Landesman, etc. We want all the dirt, now that he is older and mellow.

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    • May 24, 2013 at 1:48 am
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    I love the change from the zombie pic to the nice, pleasant knitting pic. It’s Delingpole’s version of the infamous Butcher Baby Yesterday and Today.

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    • May 24, 2013 at 3:54 am
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    Ed G.
    Crow’s Nest:

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive. · 9 hours ago

    CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    She’s prettier than Britney Spears ever was, and has a nice voice for pop.

    But as all I got out of her song is that she has soft skin, likes bubble baths, and is sick of zucchini (this is what happens when you take Spanish instead of French in high school), I can’t swear to the literate part. Maybe everything sounds more literate in French.

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    • May 24, 2013 at 7:04 am
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    Douglas
    Hartmann von Aue: Yeti- thanks for removing that picture. I get enough unwilling exposure that zombie crud. · 13 hours ago

    Oh come on. The title of the episode had “zombie” in it. · 9 hours ago

    And I’ve seen lots of posts with the word but without illustrations. Seriously, I just find the whole zombie fascination in current pop culture morbid, tasteless…just downright annoying. After “Dead Alive” no other zombie film should have been made. Jackson took it as far as it could and should go.

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    • May 24, 2013 at 7:44 am
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    But three cheers to Delingpole for calling out Ghouls like Barbara Boxer who jump on the coffins of children as soapboxes for their green or other totalitarian agendas. 

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    • May 24, 2013 at 7:46 am
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    Midget Faded Rattlesnake
    Ed G.
    Crow’s Nest:

    Here is America’s attempt: she’s a whore with some clothes on. 

    Here is France’s attempt: she’s delicate, literate, and seductive. · 9 hours ago

    CN, you are absolutely correct about Alizee. Wow.

    She’s prettier than Britney Spears ever was, and has a nice voice for pop.

    But as all I got out of her song is that she has soft skin, likes bubble baths, and is sick of zucchini (this is what happens when you take Spanish instead of French in high school), I can’t swear to the literate part. Maybe everything sounds more literate in French. · 12 hours ago

    I took four years of French in high school and I didn’t even glean that much. Though, if she had asked where the discotheque was then I’d have been able to pick that out easily, merci very much.

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    • May 24, 2013 at 9:01 am
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    Mr. Delingpole;

    Your standard opening with the reference to occupied Europe raises a question I have about European identity. I know many traditional Englishmen would reject outright the idea that England was at all a part of Europe except geologically. The Channel creates a cultural divide between the British Isles and “The Continent”, sometimes to the extreme of, “Wogs start as Calais”.

    I grew up in Ontario in the blissful 50’s when we started every day with God Save the Queen, the flag contained the Union Jack, and French Canada was a culture we were blissfully unaware of beyond the fact that our currency was mysteriously printed in French on the right side. I always regarded Britain as not being part of Europe. I know you are opposed to British membership in the political/cultural organization EU, but otherwise do you regard Britain as part of Europe?

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    • May 24, 2013 at 9:42 am
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    Enjoy Toby. You both are so brave and fun.

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    • May 25, 2013 at 5:40 am
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    Ed G.
    Midget Faded Rattlesnake

    She’s prettier than Britney Spears ever was, and has a nice voice for pop.

    But as all I got out of her song is that she has soft skin, likes bubble baths, and is sick of zucchini (this is what happens when you take Spanish instead of French in high school), I can’t swear to the literate part. Maybe everything sounds more literate in French.

    I took four years of French in high school and I didn’t even glean that much. Though, if she had asked where the discotheque was then I’d have been able to pick that out easily, merci very much.

    Ah, girls have a natural advantage when it comes to certain French phrases (“soft skin”, “bubble bath”) — we see them along with their English translations on beauty products all the time.

    That doesn’t explain the zucchini, though.

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    • May 25, 2013 at 5:51 am
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    I’m not sure if “puritanical” is the right term to call east and west coast liberals. I think their objection to jelly wrestling has little to do with puritan values. Are people who want to hand out condoms to grade schoolers, teenage late-term abortion without parental consent and Sex Week at many universities really puritanical?

    Also, does anyone else feel, like I do, that “Unite The Right” is a great slogan to be adopted in the U.S.?

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    • May 27, 2013 at 2:53 am
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    “Les Revenantes”? Hmm…sounds miles better than any zombie series. 

    @Peabody- yes, Unite the Right sounds like standard politics here in Texas. 

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    • May 27, 2013 at 8:13 am
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    For my money–My latte–this is the best podcast on Ricochet. Don’t apologize for the discussions of British politics or obscure Euro references, we’ll try to keep up. One major complaint though, it’s too short. Ramble on, please, I enjoy every minute.

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    • May 28, 2013 at 2:27 am
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    Severely Ltd.: For my money–My latte–this is the best podcast on Ricochet. Don’t apologize for the discussions of British politics or obscure Euro references, we’ll try to keep up. One major complaint though, it’s too short. Ramble on, please, I enjoy every minute. · May 27, 2013 at 11:27pm

    Second that.

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    • May 29, 2013 at 8:03 am
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    I agree with Severely Ltd (we apologize for his lack of attire, we keep telling him to put on his pants or trousers around company).

    I thought this post was labeled “Zambians, Liberals and Fundamentalists” and since that is my native land, I was going to object to being put into the same sentence as Liberals.

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    • May 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm
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