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James Delingpole and Toby Young discuss and explain British and European politics and culture for their American audience.

James Delingpole and Toby Young discuss and explain British and European politics and culture for their American audience.

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James Delingpole and Toby Young discuss and explain British and European politics and culture for their American audience.

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@Ricochet

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English


Episodes

Veni, Vidi, Venice

7/20/2020
This week on the UK’s Favorite Podcast (well, in the Top 100, anyway…) Toby calls in from Italy (complete with kids and traffic) where he tells James about his trip to Venice, which has been great because it’s been mostly tourist free. Back on the homefront, James takes great pains to walk us through yesterday’s […] Sponsored by Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/veni-vidi-venice/. Now become a Ricochet member...

Duration:00:52:00

New Royal Orders

7/13/2020
James is back from holiday and has some suggestions for the Royal family: First, we need a new Order of Knighthood. Second, Harry has sent us all a hostage video and it may be time for an extraction. Exactly what is Meghan’s hold over the Prince? Let’s put this way, we Googled the “Shanghai Grip” […] Sponsored by Bambee, CarShield Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/new-royal-orders/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:42:43

The Founders Lives Matter

7/6/2020
James was a bit jealous of Toby’s Covid-19 antibody test results last week, so he went to get his own – and that was after dropping more than a few quid on one just a couple months ago. But the results were so important James interrupted his holiday to share them with us. After those […] Sponsored by CarShield, Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/the-founders-lives-matter/. Now become a Ricochet member for only...

Duration:00:45:31

White Men Don’t Matter

6/29/2020
After a proper chastising for not being available until Wednesday of last week, Toby redeems himself through his work for the Free Speech Union – and the exoneration of an Isle of Man broadcaster. In the heart of this week’s discussion James and Toby tackle Cambridge’s hypocrisy on free speech. The academy is fine with […] Sponsored by Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/white-men-dont-matter/. Now become a...

Duration:00:49:48

Boris Derangement Syndrome

6/24/2020
James and Toby begin the show with the Free Speech Union‘s legal action yesterday against Ofcom (the UK equivalent of the FCC), and their decision to go after anyone that contradicts or questions the government on its Covid-19 policy. But the main discussion centers on the timidity of the Prime Minister – who still won’t […] Sponsored by Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/boris-derangement-syndrome/. Now become a...

Duration:00:49:48

Come the Revolution

6/16/2020
Back before the election in December James and Toby worried about their fate under a Corbyn Government. Now the Cultural Revolution is back with a vengeance and the worries return, particularly if more left-wing college graduates lose their jobs. Also, should we shut down The Guardian because of its links to the slave trade and […] Sponsored by Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/come-the-revolution/. Now become a...

Duration:00:31:32

Lawlessness with a Wink and a Smile

6/8/2020
Toby and James were appalled by what they witnessed this weekend: Journalists applauding the mob that tore down Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol and the police that let them do it and excused them afterwards. What’s next? Hadrian’s Wall? Also, they start to go over the list of people who have now been cancelled for […] Sponsored by Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/lawlessness-with-a-wink-and-a-smile/. Now...

Duration:00:28:34

Kim Jong-Nicola

6/1/2020
Is Scotland Becoming North Korea? James and Toby discuss the latest authoritarian announcements of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – or, as Toby prefers to call her, Nic Sturge-un. Also on the agenda: Is it now illegal to have sex in England? Who’s behind the riots tearing apart America’s cities? Why is Space Force no […] Sponsored by Bambee Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/kim-jong-nicola/. Now become a...

Duration:00:36:36

Cummings Not Going

5/25/2020
Not long after breaking lockdown forced Neil Ferguson, the Imperial College boffin behind the Covid-19 death model, to be bounced from advising Number 10, the PM’s closest advisor, Dominic Cummings, was found straying from London himself. Now, James and Toby don’t think Cummings should resign for breaking lockdown, but his head should probably roll for backing […] Sponsored by Shippo, Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:53:02

Show Me Your Papers

5/18/2020
This week the British bed-wetters are doubling down on the lockdown and Toby and James are thinking abut forming a new political party called the Dangerous Party for people who are pro-risk. Speaking of risk, the lads lead off with a recount of James’ near fine and/or arrest for committing an act of journalism as […] Sponsored by Bambee, Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/show-me-your-papers/. Now become a...

Duration:00:49:36

Low Hanging Fruit

5/11/2020
The American wit Will Rogers once said, “All I know is what I read in the papers.” And as far as James and Toby are concerned, ol’ Will wouldn’t have known anything about the state of the world today. Why is the mainstream media missing so much during this pandemic and why do you have […] Sponsored by Bambee, Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/low-hanging-fruit/. Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00...

Duration:00:39:46

Professor Lockdown: The Shagadelic Emergency Edition

5/6/2020
Right after we wrapped production on our last episode The Telegraph broke the story of the scandal that’s rocked the British Establishment: Professor Neil Ferguson, architect of the lockdown policy, resigned after being caught with his pants down with a married mother of two. So Toby and James are back in a Special Shagadelic Emergency […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:23:47

Place Your Bets

5/5/2020
As other countries and individual American States open up, Toby laments that his opposition to the lockdown, and his new website, LockdownSceptics.org, is gradually taking over his life. After a promising start with Brexit, James is starting to believe that this Government is the worst of his lifetime. And that’s mostly due to the PM’s […] Sponsored by Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:45:40

Georgia on My Mind

4/27/2020
The longer the lockdown, the higher the skepticism, especially here on the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast®. James and Toby kick off the week with another worldwide rundown of pandemic life – who’s opening up and who’s not – and the PM’s decision announced early Monday has produced a Delingfunk. James is looking for an […] Sponsored by Shippo, Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:47:34

BoJo Mojo Good To Go?

4/20/2020
We open this episode with Toby’s work on lockdownskeptics.org and whether or not the faith we’ve placed in our scientific experts is well founded or not. Will BoJo – that’s Boris Johnson to you and me – recover his Mojo and end the lockdown or will he go wobbly? Toby is optimistic, but James isn’t. […] Sponsored by Bambee, Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/bojo-mojo-good-to-go/. Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:00:49:57

Boris Has Risen; Glory to the NHS

4/13/2020
Toby and James celebrate the resurrection of their old chum Boris Johnson. But there are worries. Will his near-death experience make it harder for him to end the lockdown? And are there any hopes for NHS reform after this? Then there’s our usual cultural roundup including endorsements of Ozarks, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Thor: Ragnorock. […] Sponsored by Bambee, Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:41:57

Get Well Soon, Prime Minister

4/7/2020
James and Toby send their love to their old chum Boris, now in intensive care, and worry about the decisions the Government will take in his absence. Toby shares his new Twitter strategy and then it’s on to their usual culture reviews including The Tiger King, Unorthodox and the offerings at Disney Plus. Speaking of […] Sponsored by Spectator USA Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/get-well-soon-prime-minister/. Now...

Duration:00:38:50

How Long Have I Got, Doc?

3/30/2020
Toby reveals that he’s every man the PM is – he’s sick as a dog, too. He may not make it to next week but he still wants the lockdown to end, especially in light of the way the local constabularies have reacted to the government’s directives. What’s the direction out of this thing? In […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/how-long-have-i-got-doc/. Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what...

Duration:00:52:16

Peter Hitchens: Liberty in the Age of Covid-19

3/26/2020
On March 21st, in his Daily Mail column, Peter Hitchens asked the unaskable: Is shutting down Britain – with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties – REALLY the best answer? “This is our future,” he wrote, “and if I did not lift my voice to speak up for it now, even if I do it quite […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/peter-hitches-liberty-in-the-age-of-covid-19/. Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month!...

Duration:00:44:58

Two Metre Minimum

3/23/2020
We are being responsible and maintaining our distance this week as Toby and James say the unsayable and wonder if shutting down the global economy will be worth it in terms of lives saved. Also, the Stasi-like tendencies of the Twitter social isolation police, Boris’s handling of the crisis and whether the pandemic will mean […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/london-calling/two-metre-minimum/. Now become a Ricochet member for only...

Duration:00:46:22