The Weekly Sceptic

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Episodes

George: The Revenge

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 78!
This week:* George Galloway gives Keir Starmer a bloody nose in Rochdale, but can he do lasting damage to Labour’s electoral prospects?* Rishi Sunak tries to make a 'healing' speech celebrating Britain’s 'multi-faith democracy', but fails to revive his party's fortunes* On the even of the Budget, Jeremy Hunt burnishes his credentials as a 'wet' by saying he intends to emulate the 'prudent and responsible' Gordon Brown, who sold half of Britain's gold reserves at the bottom of the market* Plus everyone’s favourite section Peak Woke* Premium content in this week’s episode includes the two-year sentence received by Sam Melia for producing 'far Right' stickers and Trump's Supreme Court victory, which means the Democrats can't keep him off the ballot.* Sign up for all the extra content on our new platform, BASED, at www.basedmedia.org and, if you sign up as a silver or gold member, you can ask Nick and Toby anything you like in their first Zoom call with subscribers this Thursday* This week’s sponsors are Thor Holt! (contact him on www.LinkedIn/in/thorholt  or on WhatsApp: 07906 321593) and the Live-In Care Company www.theliveincarecompany.co.uk or 01189-145300).* To advertise to our large and discerning audience (1.3 million downloads and counting!) drop Toby a line on theweeklysceptic@gmail.com    * You can listen to or watch the podcast www.basedmedia.org   * Donate to the Daily Sceptic www.dailysceptic.org/donate/   * Join the Free Speech Union www.freespeechunion.org/join/   * Listen to Nick’s podcast – The Current Thing –  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-current-thing/id1671573905   * Subscribe to Nick’s Substack www.nickdixon.substack.com/   * Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon   * Produced by Podscapers www.podscapers.com  * Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info  

House of Wronguns

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 77!This week:* Keir Starmer comes under pressure after persuading Lindsay Hoyle to tear up the parliamentary rule book to enable his MPs to kowtow to an islamic mob* Rishi Sunak rescues Starmer by suspending Lee Anderson, enabling the Labour leader to change the subject to the Tory Party's problem with 'Islamophobia'* Meanwhile, the French show us how it's done by deporting a Muslim hate preacher tout suite* Plus everyone’s favourite section Peak Woke* Premium content in this week’s episode includes Charlotte Church claiming 'From the river to the sea' is the Palestinian version of 'Imagine', the self-immolation of an anti-Israel protestor (literally) and Trump saying African-Americans are now supporting him because he's being wrongfully prosecuted (implying that's  a very common experience for black people)* Sign up for all the extra content on our new platform, BASED, here www.basedmedia.org  * This week’s sponsors are Thor Holt! (contact him on LinkedIn/in/thorholt or on WhatsApp: 07906 321593) and the Live-In Care Company www.theliveincarecompany.co.uk or 01189-145300).* To advertise to our large and discerning audience (1.3 million downloads and counting!) drop Toby a line here weeklysceptic@gmail.com   * You can listen to or watch the podcast here www.basedmedia.org  * Donate to the Daily Sceptic here www.dailysceptic.org/donate/  * Join the Free Speech Union here www.freespeechunion.org/join/  * Listen to Nick’s podcast – The Current Thing –  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-current-thing/id1671573905  * Subscribe to Nick’s Substack here www.nickdixon.substack.com/  * Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon  * Produced by Podscapers www.podscapers.com * Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info  

The Wrath of Khan

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 76.
This week:
* Rishi Sunak reels from two by-election losses, prompting speculation about whether another leader would do better* Sadiq Khan politicises London’s Overground network, giving woke names to four of the six lines in the network* Alexei Navalny is murdered by Putin, rendering his attempt to come across as a seasoned elder statesman in his interview with Tucker Carlson rather pointless* Plus everyone’s favourite section Peak Woke* Premium content in this week’s episode includes Trump’s bizarre decision to start selling trainers, the row between a father and daughter on X and the Based Department, in which Toby and Nick manage to find a few nuggets of soundness in what remains of Great Britain * Sign up for all the extra content on our new platform, BASED, www.basedmedia.org * This week’s sponsors are Thor Holt! contact him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/thorholt/ or on WhatsApp: 07906 321593; The Live-In Care Company www.theliveincarecompany.co.uk  or 01189-145300; and Podscapers www.podscapers.com * To advertise to our large and discerning audience (1.3 million downloads and counting!) drop Toby a line weeklysceptic@gmail.com * You can listen to or watch the podcast www.basedmedia.org * Donate to the Daily Sceptic  www.dailysceptic.org/donate/ * Join the Free Speech Union www.freespeechunion.org/join/ * Listen to Nick’s podcast – The Current Thing – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-current-thing/id1671573905 * Subscribe to Nick’s Substack here [nickdixon.substack.com/]* Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon * Produced by Podscapers www.podscapers.com * Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info 

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic episode 75, live from The Hippodrome in London’s Leicester Square!
This week:-Joe Biden comes under heavy scrutiny for his dodgy memory-Trump reveals his radical approach to getting NATO to pay up  -Tucker Carlson gets a history lesson from Vladimir Putin-Keir Starmer accuses Rishi Sunak of playing politics over a tragedy -Labour candidate Azhar Ali is caught sharing a conspiracy theory about the October 7 attacks-The army introduce crazy woke policies (again)-Elon Musk considers buying Disney Plus Peak Woke, and an audience Q and A for our premium subscribers!
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Insane Asylum

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 74!
This week:
-Toby has all the gossip from Liz Truss’s ‘PopCon’ event -A criminal who gamed the asylum system commits a despicable chemical attack, yet Gillian Keegan and others claim this is “not really about asylum”-MP Mike Freer steps down due to death threats and an arson attack-Some Premier League clubs appear to be spying on fans for wrongthink, in a massive story broken by the Free Speech Union-Tucker Carlson visits Russia, seemingly to record an interview with Vladimir Putin
-Tony Blair issues his leadership manual, which many take to be a guide for Keir Starmer— Plus Peak Woke and extra content for our premium subscribers!
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Woke War 3

Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 73!
This week:
— As the world creeps ever closer to all-out war, Nick and Toby discuss whether they’d fight for their country— Laurence Fox loses his lawsuit, but why is it libellous to call someone a paedo but not a racist?— After distancing herself from the plot to replace Rishi Sunak, Kemi Badenoch turns out to be in a Tory WhatsApp group called ‘Evil Plotters’— What accounts for the ideological gender divide and is it possible to have a relationship with a political opponent?— The UN Secretary-General constantly warns us about the ‘global threat’ posed by online ‘hate speech’, but isn't the fact that the UN employs actual terrorists a bigger threat?— Is ‘Stand Off at Eagle Pass’ a genuine news story or a long-forgotten 1940s Western? — Should Trump really have to pay $83.3 million to EJ Carol?— Plus Peak Woke and, for premium subscribers only, Review the Reviews.
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Lords of Misrule

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 72!This week:
— The Illegal Immigration Bill hits choppy waters in House of Lords— From Gauleiter to Gaslighter: Keir Starmer claims Culture War is a figment of the Tory imagination— Can Britain’s strictest headmistress teach Britain how to manage multiculturalism? — DeSantis pulls up, leaving ‘brown’ Nikki Haley in two-horse race with Trump— Plus Peak Woke and, for premium subscribers only, Review of ReviewsSign up for all the extra content on our new platform, BASED, here: https://basedmedia.org/
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Starmer-geddon

Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 71!
This week:
- A new YouGov poll predicts an extinction-level event for the Conservatives at the next election unless the party does something radical- Rishi Sunak struggles to quell the growing rebellion over the Rwanda Bill, but would Kemi Badenoch be any better?- Trump wins big in Iowa, Vivek throws in the towel and speculation mounts as to who the Donald will choose as his running mate- Gary Lineker deletes his tweet calling for Israel to be banned from the Euros, claiming he thought he was just retweeting a news story (cue Jimmy Hill chin-rubbing)- James Cleverly bans Hizb al-Tahrir, but is it too little, too late?- Plus Peak Woke and Review of the Reviews
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Going Postal

Tuesday Jan 09, 2024

Tuesday Jan 09, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 70!
This week:
- Carl Borg-Neal wins a stunning victory against woke tyranny, with the help of the FSU - Paula Vennells agrees to return her CBE for her failure to address the post office scandal - Rishi Sunak says the General Election will be in the second half of the year
- Carol Vorderman gets into a spat with Shaun Bailey amidst accusations of misogyny - Mark Cuban claims DEI is a good thing, and is subsequently called ‘racist’ by Elon Musk- Further Epstein revelations emerge, including some concerning details about Stephen Hawking- Plus the Daily Sceptic’s top stories with Will, and of course Peak Woke!  
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Cummings and Goings

Tuesday Jan 02, 2024

Tuesday Jan 02, 2024

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 69!
This week:
-Rishi’s secret meeting with Dominic Cummings is leaked
-Kemi Badenoch tops polls to become the next leader of the Conservative Party
-Sadiq Khan receives criticism for his narcissist New Year’s Eve
-Donald Trump is removed from the primary ballot in Maine
-Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle take aim at the woke
-US Conservatives get into a Civil War over a calendar
-Plus the Daily Sceptic’s top stories with Will, and of course Peak Woke!  
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