The Weekly Sceptic

The Weekly Sceptic

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic, the Daily Sceptic podcast. Host Nick Dixon discusses the events of the past week with founder Toby Young and editor Will Jones, interviews special guests, and more. Don’t forget to subscribe. Produced by Jason Clift. Music by Tinderella (


June 6, 2023 138 mins

Welcome to episode 40 of the Weekly Sceptic! And it's an epic one, as Nick and Toby discuss: -Holly Willoughby's bizarre monologue about Phillip Schofield -Andrew Tate's confrontation with the BBC -Mizzy's appearance on Newsnight -Prince Harry's appearance in court -The revelations about a dystopian Lockdown 'Counter-Disinformation Unit' -The literal and metaphorical fall of Joe Biden -Robert Kennedy Jr's presidential campaign -Elo...

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Welcome to episode 39 of the Weekly Sceptic!

This week Nick and Toby discuss: -Phillip Schofield’s very well publicised exit from This Morning -The strange phenomenon of Mizzy  -Prince Harry’s lack of security (in every sense) -The catastrophic immigration figures, and the future of the Conservative Party -BBC’s new ‘Verify’ service, and their apparent fondness for Satanists -The boycott of Target by U.S. conservatives  -DeSantis’s...

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May 23, 2023 115 mins

Welcome to episode 38 of the Weekly Sceptic – live from the Emmanuel Centre in London!

The first ever Weekly Sceptic Live was a huge success. The event was sold out, and the feedback was amazing. Massive thanks to everyone who came along. Nick opens the show with five minutes of comedic genius, then Nick and Toby discuss: -Meghan and Harry’s alleged car chase -The continued fallout from NatCon -Insane i...

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May 16, 2023 107 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 37!

Nick and Toby discuss the National Conservatism conference, having both attended the gala dinner at the Natural History Museum on Monday night. Why has the liberal left convinced itself that it’s some kind of neo-Nazi convention, when the driving force behind National Conservatism is the Israeli intellectual Yarom Hazony? They also defend Douglas Murray, who has been attac...

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May 9, 2023 108 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 36!

Nick and Toby discuss the coronation, the arrested protesters and the selective outrage of the ‘free speech’ supporters (who were notably silent during the lockdown protests). Nick admires Penny Mordaunt’s big sword and predicts a Meghan/Xena-esque response. They debate whether an absolute monarchy would be preferable to a constitutional one. 

Nick and Toby discuss whether...

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May 2, 2023 135 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 35!

Nick and Toby discuss their hilarious new insults from their deranged Twitter hate followers.

Nick comes face to face with the North London blob — no, that’s not a euphemism for the Jews — and he and Toby wonder what kind of person goes to Alistair Campbell’s podcast live?

Toby and Nick discuss whether the cartoon of Richard Sharp in The Guardian was antisemitic or not. An...

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April 26, 2023 145 mins

Welcome to this week’s (slightly late) Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 34!

Nick and Toby discuss Tucker Carlson's departure from Fox and what may be the real story behind it.

The boys consider BuzzFeed’s demise and whether the ‘listicle’ will be missed or not.

Anheuser-Busch puts Alissa Heinerscheid ‘on leave’, prompting Toby to extol the advantages of being honest when you’ve been fired, whilst recalling how his impressive hackin...

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April 18, 2023 108 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 33!

Nick and Toby revisit Bud Light’s disastrous decision to pay Dylan Mulvany to endorse its product. They discuss whether this is a turning point in the pushback against woke corporations and wonder if the Right should embrace the same tactics as the Left, i.e., encourage people to boycott companies they disapprove of.

In our regular section ‘Birdwatch’, the boys discuss Elo...

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April 11, 2023 96 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 32! 

Nike Women’s wear and Bud Light chose to commit financial suicide this week by hiring Dylan Mulvaney to be the face of both brands; Nick and Toby discuss how the Corporate Equality Index may be behind these decisions and how it’s becoming increasingly hard to distinguish between the latest woke nonsense and satirical memes. 

Trans rights activists have assaulted another p...

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April 4, 2023 111 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 31!

Donald Trump has been indicted by the New York District Attorney – Toby and Nick discuss what might be behind it. Andrew Tate (Top G) has been released, is under house arrest and is back on Twitter! Nick and Toby debate Tate’s meteoric, mythological (and unlikely) path to fame and notoriety. And whether Tate is a useful ally or not… And whether or not Toby might have becom...

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March 28, 2023 101 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 30!

Toby and Nick discuss the attack on Kellie-Jay Keen by trans rights activists in New Zealand and Nick’s resulting journey from mens’ rights activist to radical feminist. In other trans related news, transwomen are no longer allowed to compete in international athletics. In the third trans story this week, the boys discuss the trans shooter, Audrey Hale, and the slightly de...

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March 21, 2023 91 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 29!

Toby and Nick discuss Trump’s arrest and how Ron DeSantis may react. They then talk about the infamous Suella Braverman picture and the thousands of subsequent Auschwitz memes shared on Twitter by people who were only a month ago railing against Andrew Bridgen’s Holocaust quote. Nick and Toby go on to discuss the distinction between ‘disinformation’, ‘misinformation’ and ‘...

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March 14, 2023 104 mins

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic podcast – episode 28!

This week, Nick and Toby discuss Gary Lineker’s heroic stand against the BBC as well as how scared the Government is of footballers. They discuss Fiona Bruce being criticised for adding a legal disclaimer (at the behest of a producer) to a reference to Stanley Johnson’s alleged domestic abuse.

Toby discusses the recent victory against the Orwellian ‘non crime hate incidents’ and N...

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March 7, 2023 92 mins

In this week’s episode, Toby and Nick discuss who emerges as the most loathsome character in the Lockdown Files, Matt Hancock, Simon Case or the duo of Slackie and Lee? They also discuss why so many senior journalists and broadcasters appear to be more outraged by the fact that Isabel Oakeshott gave Hancock’s WhatsApp messages to the Telegraph, apparently breaking a non-disclosure agreement, than they are by the scandalous revelati...

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February 28, 2023 86 mins

Welcome to The Weekly Sceptic - episode 26… The boys discuss Jacob Rees-Mogg’s GB News debut, Rishi’s Northern Ireland deal and the prominent brexiteers’ reaction to it. Nick and Toby discuss the ‘desecration’ of the Quran by pupils at a Wakefield school and whether, because of multiculturalism, Britain now has unofficial blasphemy laws.

Shamima Begum makes a return to the news and Nick and Toby discuss people’s varying reactions ...

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February 21, 2023 94 mins

Welcome to the Weekly Sceptic - episode 25!

Toby and Nick discuss the ruination of Roald Dahl and Rudyard Kipling’s writings – much to the fury of Nick, Rishi Sunak and Salman Rushdie! Nicola Sturgeon has gone – but Toby and Nick wonder whether she might be replaced by someone even worse? Nick and Toby then reflect that people who subscribe to orthodox beliefs seem to suffer compared to those with other beliefs. Toby then unexpecte...

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February 14, 2023 89 mins

This week, Toby and Nick discuss the attacks against GB News and the ongoing smears against Neil Oliver, Ian Dunt’s double standards, the failing attempts to weaponise Ofcom and Mark Steyn’s departure from GB News.

This week's first sponsor is Thor Holt and you can find him here: or or on his Telegram channel at @thor_holt (visit https:...

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February 7, 2023 90 mins

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Sceptic – where Toby and Nick discuss how Liz Truss’s downfall was more to do with the Bank of England, Pension Funds and LDIs, rather than her ‘Low Tax/High Growth’ policies. They talk about Rishi’s reshuffle – with Kemi Badenoch having been given the larger role of International Trade and Business. Toby recalls an uncharacteristically funny story by Stewart Lee about Grant Shapps – who was also reshu...

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January 31, 2023 89 mins

In this week’s episode Toby and Nick discuss Toby’s appearance on the shadowy 77th Brigade’s watch list (along with Julia Hartley-Brewer, David Davies MP and Peter Hitchens) and the explosive Project Veritas story regarding Pfizer’s gain of function research (and the subsequent and impressive scrubbing of stories on the internet by Big Pharma and Big Tech).

They chat about Nadhim Zahawi’s tax woes, his early departure from the Cabi...

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January 24, 2023 63 mins

Welcome back to this week’s episode where Toby and Nick discuss how the global elite, after a hard day’s work saving the planet, like to pick up prostitutes in Davos. They consider Clarkson’s recent column in the Sunday Times (and Toby’s summary of it in the Daily Sceptic, which went viral) where Jeremy and his son discuss the war on free speech and Nick and Toby develop their idea for a reality show for cancelled celebrities.


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