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Uploaded on April 17, 2024
Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 84 This week: -Nick and Toby talk to their culture war correspondents on the frontline in Brussels to get the lowdown on the NatCon siege -Iran launches a drone attack on Israel and suddenly all the pro-Palestinian peaceniks stop banging on about a ceasefire and become pro-Iranian warmongers -The Cass Review turns the tide against the trans nonsense and previous cult leaders, like Stonewall’s Ruth Hunt, pretend they never really believed in Gender Woo in the first place -Reform UK throws another prospective parliamentary candidate under the bus, only to discover that this one is already dead -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: -Trump faces his first criminal trial and Nick and Toby argue about whether this is another example of progressive lawfare or just holding a lawbreaker to account -And in the Based Department, Toby nominates Katharine Birbalsingh for seeing off a troublemaking Muslim student in the High Court Go to www.basedmedia.org to sign up as a premium subscriber for as little as £5 a month! This week’s sponsors: Thor Holt To connect with Thor Holt go to GrowthPresenter.com To advertise to our large and loyal audience, drop Toby a line on theweeklysceptic@gmail.com You can listen to or watch the podcast at: 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.net Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon Produced by Lambeth Walk Productions. Filmed at the Westminster Podcast Studio. Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info
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Uploaded on April 10, 2024
Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic episode 83 (recorded live at the Hippodrome) This week: -Will Wragg is praised for being 'brave' by Jeremy Hunt after sending intimate photos to a spear phisher and then, when blackmailed, handing over fellow MPs' phone numbers -The Tories issue a poster with the dubious claim that the UK is the second most powerful country in the world and prove this by including photos of an American jet and a Swiss ship -Angela Rayner is caught telling porkies to avoid capital gains tax and David Lammy's attempts to defend her make things exponentially worse -Toby is described in the Telegraph as a "Right-wing hate figure" in a surprisingly positive article -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: -The Rock announces he won't be endorsing either Presidential candidate because he's too famous and doesn't want to influence the result -No Labels folds its tent, thereby giving Biden a much-needed boost -And in the Based Department, Nick nominates Angela Rayner's cushion for proving she was lying about the house she sold being her primary residence. 
 Go to www.basedmedia.org to sign up as a premium subscriber for as little as £5 a month! This week’s sponsors: Thor Holy and Car26 To connect with Thor Holt go to GrowthPresenter.com To fight ULEZ and other Net Zero nonsense go to www.Car26.org To advertise to our large and loyal audience, drop Toby a line on theweeklysceptic@gmail.com You can listen to or watch the podcast at: 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.net Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon Produced by Lambeth Walk Productions. Filmed at the Westminster Podcast Studio. Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info
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Uploaded on April 3, 2024
Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 82! This week: -JK Rowling dares Humza Yousaf and his goons in Police Scotland to arrest her for the crime of 'misgendering'. -A devastating new poll has the Conservatives winning just 98 seats -- and Rishi's might not be one of them! -Team GB says to the Football Association: "You think you've desecrated a British flag? Hold my beer."  -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: -Just 38% of American voters think Biden will remain alive long enough to see out a second term. -Matthew Parris says the quiet part about euthanasia out loud. -And in the Based Department, Nick and Toby praise the President of Guyana for putting a sanctimonious BBC interviewer in his place on the subject of Net Zero. 
 Go to www.basedmedia.org to sign up as a premium subscriber for as little as £5 a month! Buy tickets to The Weekly Sceptic Live: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-weekly-sceptic-live-tickets-861636396657?aff=oddtdtcreator This week’s sponsor: Thor Holt Go to GrowthPresenter.com To advertise to our large and loyal audience, drop Toby a line on theweeklysceptic@gmail.com     You can listen to or watch the podcast at: 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.net Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon   Produced by Lambeth Walk Productions.  Filmed at the Westminster Podcast Studio.    Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info
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Uploaded on March 26, 2024
Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic, episode 81! This week: -Nike comes out with a wildly unpopular ‘playful update’ of the England flag -Beau Dade of Lotus Eaters is dropped by Reform UK, following a hit-piece from Hope Not Hate -The Khan Review is released, and Toby explains all -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke, and premium content on www.basedmedia.org, which this week includes: -Candace Owens getting fired from the Daily Wire -Owen Jones quitting the Labour Party Go to www.basedmedia.org to sign up as a premium subscriber for as little as £5 a month! Buy tickets to The Weekly Sceptic Live: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-we... This week’s sponsor: The Live-In Care Company www.theliveincarecompany.co.uk 01189-145300 To advertise to our large and loyal audience, drop Toby a line on theweeklysceptic@gmail.com You can listen to or watch the podcast at: 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... Subscribe to Nick’s Substack www.nickdixon.net Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying him a coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon Produced by Lambeth Walk Productions. Filmed at the Westminster Podcast Studio. Music by Tinderella www.tinderella.info
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Uploaded on March 20, 2024
Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic, episode 80! This week: -How much longer can Rishi Sunak survive after his worst week since becoming PM and with Penny Mordaunt on manoeuvres? -Vaughan Gething, the new Welsh First Minister, becomes the first black politician to lead a European country, but his record as Health Minister during the pandemic was appalling -Scotland rolls out its new Hate Crime law and whatever can go wrong, does go wrong, including locating a hate crime reporting centre in a Glaswegian sex shop, recruiting a dodgy Islamist to explain how awful 'Islamophobia' is and activating the new law on April Fool’s Day -GB News found guilty of breaking Ofcom’s broadcasting rules. Is the regulator gearing up to withdrawing the channel's broadcasting licence to please its new Labour overlords? -Hope Not Hate's new 'State of Hate' report identifies three GB News reporters as dangerous purveyors of far Right hate -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke! Premium content this week includes: -The latest sightings of the Princess of Wales and why she doesn't scotch all the rumours about her health and her marriage by posing for an official photo? -The Donald Trump 'bloodbath' hoax -Elon Musk's interview with Don Lemon -Our nominations for the most ‘Based’ acts of the week, in the ‘Based Department’
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Uploaded on March 12, 2024
Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic, episode 79! This week: -We give Toby the right of reply about a controversial piece published by the Daily Sceptic, which led to an X pile-on (formerly known as a Twitter pile-on) -Lee Anderson defects to Reform UK -Will Boris return via the so-called ‘Henley Plot’? -Does David ‘Lord’ Cameron fancy another crack at the Tory leadership? -The Princess of Wales releases a poorly edited family photo, and we explore the various explanations -Plus everyone’s favourite section, Peak Woke! Premium content this week includes: -The Met police’s arrest of a peaceful protestor with a factual sign, and their subsequent strange explanation -Joe Biden’s angry State of the Union speech -The crapness of the Oscars -Our nominations for the most ‘Based’ acts of the week, in the ‘Based Department’
 Go to www.basedmedia.org to sign up! This week’s sponsors: Thor Holt! www.LinkedIn/in/thorholt WhatsApp: 07906 321593 The Live-In Care Company www.theliveincarecompany.co.uk 01189-145300 To advertise to our large and loyal audience, drop Toby a line on theweeklysceptic@gmail.com     You can listen to or watch the podcast at: 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.net 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
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Uploaded on March 5, 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 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
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Uploaded on February 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  
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Uploaded on February 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 
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Uploaded on February 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! This week's sponsor is Thor Holt! 
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Uploaded on February 6, 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! This week's sponsor is Thor Holt! 
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Uploaded on January 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. Sign up for all the extra content on our new platform, BASED, here: https://basedmedia.org/ Donate to the Daily Sceptic here: https://dailysceptic.org/donate/ Join the Free Speech Union here: https://www.freespeechunion.org/join To advertise to our large and discerning audience (1.3 million downloads and counting!), drop Toby a line: weeklysceptic@gmail.com Listen to Nick’s other podcast The Current Thing here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-current-thing/id1671573905 Subscribe to Nick’s Substack here: https://nickdixon.substack.com Help Nick keep both podcasts going by buying a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon Music by Tinderella Produced by http://podscapers.com
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Uploaded on January 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 Reviews Donate to the Daily Sceptic here: https://dailysceptic.org/donate/ Join the Free Speech Union here: https://www.freespeechunion.org/join To advertise to our large and discerning audience (1.3 million downloads and counting!), drop Toby a line: weeklysceptic@gmail.com Listen to Nick’s other podcast The Current Thing here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-current-thing/id1671573905 Subscribe to Nick’s Substack here: https://nickdixon.substack.com Help Nick keep both podcasts going by buying a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon Music by Tinderella Produced by http://podscapers.com
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Uploaded on January 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 Buy a copy of The Very Good News About Wine by Tony Edwards here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Good-News-About-Wine-ebook/dp/B0CP9WP5ND Contact the Stack Assistant here: thestackassistant@pm.me Donate to the Daily Sceptic here: https://dailysceptic.org/donate Join the Free Speech Union here: https://www.freespeechunion.org/join To advertise to our large and discerning audience (1 million downloads and counting!), drop Toby a line: weeklysceptic@gmail.com Listen to Nicks podcast The Current Thing by going here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-current-thing/id1671573905 Subscribe to Nick's Substack here: https://nickdixon.substack.com Help Nick keep both of his podcasts going by buying a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon Music by Tinderella Produced by Jason Clift
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