Special Friend Badges

How do I get one? This is the question everyone is asking and I totally don’t blame them. Special Friend badges really are special. They are handmade by elves using the finest materials including red enamel and what could easily be mistaken for gold. They come in a limited edition of 1000 and when you buy one your name is entered into a ledger, like blockchain, only using traditional ink and vellum. Probably. One day your badge will be very valuable. Perhaps it is already.

Also, it is something you can wear proudly at James Delingpole events to show that you are his ONLY special friend. It’s also a talking point at parties. “What’s that interesting red-pill-shaped badge you’re wearing? How do I get one?”

There are three ways to get a Special Friend badge.

One is to appear on the Delingpod podcast. (Or to have appeared on its predecessor Delingpole)

One is to accost me in the street and say: “I’m your Special Friend and I’d like to buy a badge, if you have any on you, please!”

One is to send £25 by PayPal using the form below. Or you can pay in Bitcoin. Or, if you’re really desperate, contact me via Twitter and I’ll see what other arrangements we can come up with. Thanks for your interest. And thanks for supporting the Delingpod. Though it has many listeners, it is currently a labour of love – run by me and my team of loyal, generous, heroic, unpaid volunteers. Your donation makes it slightly less likely that I’ll throw in the towel, which I’m sure everyone from my wife to my accountant would love me to do, because as Doctor Johnson famously said: “Any man who podcasted except for money is a blockhead.”

You can order a badge (and register as a Special Friend) using the form below:

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Kathleen Wilmot
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Kathleen Wilmot

Hello, James,
My husband and I listen to you everyday if possible. We live in Texas, retired and will be visiting England this October. We would love to meet you if possible.
Please advise,
Kathleen Wilmot

MLH
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MLH

Would your husband be Scott, of Ricochet?

Peter Shoobridge
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Peter Shoobridge

I just want to register that I am another Texan “Special Friend.” My excuse is that I’m English, but I’m so glad that I’m not alone in the great Republic of Texas in following James and being one of his super refined chums.

MLH
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MLH

“One is to send £25 by PayPal to the address below.” Below where?

Tony Allwrlight
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On your SF Certificate, what does the word “themself” mean? I’ve never heard it before.

Mike Lanigan
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Mike Lanigan

Hello James and Dick,

My wife’s Special Friend badge has just arrived. She is absolutely thrilled. I ordered it with out her knowledge. What a wonderful surprise!

We are both both enthusiastic listeners to both the Delingpod and London Calling and are now looking forward to discounted tickets to Delingstock!

Also looking forward to listening to Greta and Meghan on the Delingpod.

Best,

Mike Lanigan

Guy
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Guy

Hello Special Friend, so I’ve tipped you £25 via PayPal, when will my badge of honour arrive please as I’ve had zero feedback beyond a PayPal receipt?

Peter Shoobridge
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Peter Shoobridge

Becoming a Special Friend is a leap of faith. Hold fast to your profession. All good things will indeed come to you. Our fearless prophet of good sense and clear thinking cannot be expected to function like Amazon. He performs his feats of alchemy in transmuting base metal to gold Special Friend jewelry only slowly. James works to the production schedule of an Anglo Saxon artisan.

Daniel Kotez
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Daniel Kotez

I am a patron. Don’t I deserve a SF Badge?

Alan Tucker
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Alan Tucker

Hello James….I have been binge-podding you over the summer here in Australia, what’s left of it that is, after our evil PM “Scomo” has burned half of it through his inaction on the climate emergency…lol. Love your frank and witty interview style and the calibre of your guests…such a refreshing change to the crap dished out by the woke ABC here not to mention the commercial TV stations! Have just ordered my Significantly Frustrated badge and look forward to proudly wearing it. Keep fighting the good fight!
Cheers
Special Friend Alan.

Dan D Briggs
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Dan D Briggs

Hello James,

I sent 25, but paypal made it dollars instead of pounds so I’m a fiver short. Do I need to send the balance? I k ow it’s been a busy time but not heard anything.

Ta

Alan Tucker
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Alan Tucker

Oy James….I’ve sent a number of emails to admin, but haven’t yet had confirmation from Customer Care that my S/F badge is on its way down under, and it’s been nearly three weeks now. Last response was from “ramspacek”, who said he’d (they’d?) forwarded my message to Oliver. I’m not desperate to receive it but would just like reassurance that I haven’t been forgotten.
Btw…enjoyed your latest podcast with Douglas Murray!
Cheers
Alan