Scots Whay Hae! is the place to discuss modern Scottish Culture whatever and wherever that may be.
Dave Hook - Stanley Odd
For the latest SWH! Podcast Ali spoke to rapper. poet, songwriter, and producer, Dave Hook (better known to many as Solareye). The two discuss the history of Stanley Odd and the band's new album 'STAY ODD: The Magic of Everyday Things', why they decided to publish a book of lyrics to go with it, some of the individual tracks and themes, the collaborative, supportive, and enduring nature of the Scottish Hip Hop community, and a whole lot more.
Aidan Martin - Euphoric Recall Podcast
For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to writer Aidan Martin about 'Euphoric Recall', a memoir which deals with his recovery from extreme trauma and addiction. The two discuss why he wrote the book - and why he chose memoir over fiction, how it felt to return to these traumatic events, how writing helped his recovery, the inspiration for the book's structure, the reaction from friends and family, his involvement with recovery support, the kindness of strangers, his love for his home town of Ladywell, and so much more.
For the latest podcast Ali spoke folksinger Iona Fyfe about her exceptional musical career, as well as her work in support of Scots language. They talk about her unconventional time at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the inspirational lecturers she encountered, her deep roots in traditional music, the recent changes she has seen in Folk, as well as her work with 'Oor Vyce - the campaign for the legal recognition of the Scots language', translating songs into Scots, the importance of representation, and a whole lot more. It's an insightful conversation with someone who is at the heart of many of the current cultural discussions and debates.
John D. Burns - Wild Winter Podcast
For the latest SWH! podcast we welcome back writer John D. Burns to talk about his latest book, 'Wild Winter - In Search of Nature in Scotland's Mountain Landscape'. Originally proposed as an account of Winter in the wilds of Scotland, the arrival of the COVID 19 pandemic threw those plans into disarray and the result is a very different book to the one John intended, but it's one which captures the relationship between man and the natural world in a manner which is entirely relatable, and in many ways comforting.
Martin Metcalfe - Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
For the latest podcast Ali spoke to Martin Metcalfe who has been in a variety of bands over the years, but who is best known to many as the frontman of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie - one of Scotland's finest bands. Martin talks about the early days of the band, the music scene in Edinburgh in the '80s, the bands who influenced them and those they admired, their reformation and sell-out tour of 2019, the new live album, the forthcoming DVD documentary about the band, and a whole lot more. It's a fascinating chat with one of Scottish music's most intriguing characters.
Craig Lamont - The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow
For the latest SWH! Podcast Ali spoke to Dr Craig Lamont about his fascinating book The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow which gives new insight into Scotland's largest city during what was known as the long 18th century, merging historical, literary, and memory studies. The two discuss the Scottish Enlightenment, the emerging print culture, the transatlantic slave trade, and how the philosophy, science, art, and religion, all helped to shape the city as it moved into its better know Industrial period.
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Intelligent and entertaining.
This is a great podcast and you don't have to be Scottish to appreciate it. If you have an interest in modern Scottish culture, then give this a listen. Donna from Gallus Girls and Wayward Women.
Interesting and entertaining with lively coverage of arts, books, music and film. Definitely worth a listen for anyone who appreciates Scottish culture.