A Se’nnight of Steyn, May 2-8

Happy Mother’s Day to our readers in many parts of the world, and Happy Fifth Birthday to Mark Steyn Club members in almost all parts of the world. For the former we have our annual musical salute to mothers everywhere. For the latter we have a special edition of the Steyn audio show looking back at our first year.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here’s how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The se’nnight started with a song that, unlike US judges, UK politicians and Australian civil servants, has no doubt what a woman is.

~On Monday a new week of The Mark Steyn Show began with Mark and Maxime Bernier, a former Canadian foreign minister and thus the man who, on behalf of the Queen, issued Canadians with the passports. As he has now discovered, if you’re unvaccinated, a Canadian passport is now entirely worthless. Click below to watch:

Also on Monday’s show were Eva Vlaardingerbroek, talking “disinformation”; statistician Jamie Jenkins on vaccine efficacy; and former Kabul cabinet minister Nargis Nehan on Afghanistan after the west. You can watch the full hour here.

~On Tuesday America was agog at an unprecedented leak of a pending judicial decision from the US Supreme Court, and on the most fiercely partisan of issues – abortion. Steyn chewed it over with two women on different sides of the issue, Naomi Wolf and Ann McElhinney. Later on the show, Jasmine Birtles talked about the causes of the cost of living and Gordon Chang tried to figure out what’s going on in Shanghai:

Later on Tuesday there was more on abortion and the Supreme Court from Snerdley & Steyn on New York’s 77 WABC.

~On Wednesday The Mark Steyn Show began with Mark’s take on the economic crisis:


Later, he was joined by Sir Christopher Chope, lone Parliamentary campaigner for the rights of vaccine victims, followed by Kathy Gyngell uncensored, Alexandra Marshall on touchy totalitarians, and Thane Gustafson on oil and gas. You can watch the full show here.

~Thursday’s Steyn Show was a powerful edition beginning with two young widows abandoned by the British state after losing their husbands to the Covid vaccine. Later Natalie Winters joined Mark to look at the disgraceful Washington-Wuhan relationship continuing as if nothing had happened. We rounded out the hour with rock colossus Ted Nugent on the American campfire and much more:

Also on Thursday Laura’s Links rounded up the Internet from the Ministry of Truth to crimes against humanity.

~Friday marked the fifth birthday of The Mark Steyn Club. We thank especially all those First Weekend Founding Members who’ve re-upped for a sixth year. Mark hosted a special edition of his Clubland Q&A revisiting members’ questions from the first months of the Club. You can listen to the full show here.

~This weekend also marks the first anniversary of Rick’s Flicks: We are honoured to publish one of the best movie essayists on the planet. This Saturday Rick McGinnis picked Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in Strategic Air Command.

The Mark Steyn Show and Clubland Q&A are special productions for The Mark Steyn Club, now beginning its sixth year. First Week Founding Member John Frey writes:

I dilly-dallied for a few days, and I asked my Minister of Social Affairs if it was OK to re-enlist with The Mark Steyn Club. ‘Oh, absolutely,’ she said. Even though I cannot possibly consume all the Global Content Provider’s output, the MSC is still the best deal on earth. We’ve been informed by the news, entertained and taught by the Tales, and Laura’s Links are always a treasure. We salute and support Mark and team – and all the commenters are essential elements of the team. Go Team!

If you’d like to join John in our ranks, we’d love to have you. And, if you have a chum who’s partial to classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins later this morning with a brand new edition of The Hundred Years Ago Show.

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