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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Taki Theodoracopulos has written The Spectator's High Life column since 1977.
I knew Halston, he was a friend of my then sister-in-law, but we had zero in common
Its beautiful Hispanic architectural marvels are gradually being torn down
Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)
Back in the good old days, rock stars enjoyed the mortality of mayflies
Groton is the American Eton, and then some
The specter of promotion or relegation does not exist in the US
Poor young Americans are now expected to uphold woke standards on their way to becoming total simpletons
We need the Delphic Oracle, but Pythia is out having a joint
The Bagel has 80,000 homeless, some of them parked outside glitzy Park Avenue abodes like mine
People ached to have a good time — to splurge, to let go
Up until 150 years ago, she was left alone in the Alps to organize her flora and fauna
Oprah is a mini-tyrant on and off the set, who expects total subservience
‘I have a plane taking me and some friends to Rome early tomorrow. Would you accept a ride?’
It is said that island living tends to dull one’s senses
One more of the good guys is now gone
The mob mentality of the elite
My advice to Johnny Depp
My return to New York is a mixed blessing
I was Oprah Winfrey’s hero
The school that made an American century
We need Voltaire more than ever
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