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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Taki Theodoracopulos has written The Spectator's High Life column since 1977.
It is said that island living tends to dull one’s senses
One more of the good guys is now gone
Following the moral demands of Christianity is not for wimps
Has anyone on the left heard of ‘magnanimity’?
Keep reading and throw away the machines
Shutters banged and lights were turned on as her screams echoed around the cavernous courtyard
Feminine women can be feisty, indomitable and tomboys, the last adding to, not detracting from, their allure
We were all so drunk by the time it was over, some of us were cheering the fact that Eisenhower had beaten Stevenson
Much about the city I once loved now just plain stinks
All my guests except one are Trump-haters
Conrad Black is a terrific writer-historian, as is Barbara Black
A fierce dedication to family and country is now considered anathema, like having good manners or wearing a suit
Nobody ever wins when dealing with the Saudis, and Juan Carlos was no exception
The one-sided reporting of undeniable goings-on in America is a real eye-opener
Much of this city is now one long cement block after another
The mob mentality of the elite
My advice to Johnny Depp
I was Oprah Winfrey’s hero
My return to New York is a mixed blessing
Let the barbarians cancel whoever they like
New York resembles a war zone
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