20 episodes

Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

The Lesley Riddoch Podcast Lesley Riddoch and Pat Joyce

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    • 4.7 • 209 Ratings

Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

    Days Like This

    Days Like This

    New No 10 party revelations, what difference would a new PM make? Tories in meltdown but when will the SNP finally say," Now's the day and now's the hour"? Russian troops mass on the border with Ukraine. Belfast-the movie.

    • 56 min
    Disconnects

    Disconnects

    Will the Scottish Tories break away from the UK party? Would the Scottish electorate buy into it? Can Boris Johnson survive Partygate? Why have these revelations cut through so deeply with the voters? Threats to the BBC. Should we care?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Party Fears 2

    Party Fears 2

    Can Boris Johnson survive the latest Partygate revelations? What to make of Sir Keir Starmer's vision,or lack of, for Labour. Is Devo Max a third way or a blind alley? No statues toppled in Scotland. Why?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Preston Model

    The Preston Model

    We speak with Sarah Longlands Chief Executive of CLES(The Centre for Local Economic Strategies), and Councillor Matthew Brown,Leader of Preston City Council,about all things Community Wealth Building and in particular what's come to be known as the Preston Model.

    • 36 min
    The Shortest Day

    The Shortest Day

    Lesley in conversation with Andi Holmes and his partner Sue Livingstone

    • 41 min
    Those by-election blues

    Those by-election blues

    That stunning defeat for the Tories in the North Shropshire by-election and can Boris Johnson survive this latest disaster is the primary focus of this week's episode. We also look at what might lie behind the result, the splits in the Tory ranks, what, if anything Starmer's Labour is doing to position itself as a potential government, and the political impact of the Omicron variant.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Furby_Pig ,

Wonderful

Simply a wonderful podcast, mostly covering Scottish Politics, but with some cultural issues discussed. Could not recommend more.

Nannie Susan ,

Have a listen

I love this podcast. It’s Intelligent thought provoking informed discussion on the issues of the day with a Scottish perspective.

chuffinpuffin ,

Excellent Political Chat

Look forward to this every week. Great reasoned chat which favours independence over specific political parties.

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