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A series of podcasts, mostly about Scottish politics, from the team at The National newspaper.

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A series of podcasts, mostly about Scottish politics, from the team at The National newspaper.

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: The two types of nationalism

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: The two types of nationalism

    It's Paul Kavanagh and Stewart Ward in this week's Dugcast. We're contrasting Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson on the coronavirus crisis – and looking at the difference between Scottish and British nationalism. Plus, Paul comes up with an innovative solution that may just make Alister Jack's plan for a tunnel to Ireland viable!

    • 27 min
    Wee Ginger Dugcast: SNP can't afford to play the game at Westminster

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: SNP can't afford to play the game at Westminster

    Paul Kavanagh and Stewart Ward examine the barricades erected by the UK Government blocking Scotland's progress – and look at how the SNP should respond. Plus, why extending the voting franchise will boost independence in more ways than one. And plenty more!

    • 35 min
    Wee Ginger Dugcast: Who's the saviour of the Union?

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: Who's the saviour of the Union?

    As Brexit and changes to immigration policy further damn the Union, columnist Paul Kavanagh (aka the Wee Ginger Dug) and journalist Stewart Ward are talking saviours of the Union. Will it be Jackson Carlaw? Gordon Brown? A new group of Marvel superheroes?

    • 28 min
    Lisa Nandy defends comments on Catalonia

    Lisa Nandy defends comments on Catalonia

    Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy spoke to Good Morning Scotland about her comments about Catalan "nationalism".

    • 1 min
    Q&A with Kate Wimpress, Convener of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland

    Q&A with Kate Wimpress, Convener of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland

    Kate Wimpress, Convener of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland, answers your questions on how the Assembly process has worked so far.

    • 29 min
    Wee Ginger Dugcast: AUOB turnout and Boris refuses Section 30

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: AUOB turnout and Boris refuses Section 30

    Paul Kavanagh is joined by The National's editor Callum Baird to discuss the turnout – despite the conditions – at last week's AUOB march as well as Nicola Sturgeon's attempt to secure a Section 30 order.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Lmacc25 ,

Review

How about new guests? Maybe branch out with topics too. Stick to politics if you wish, but maybe explore new areas I.e. powers of councils, state of Scottish media, Scottish devolution, land reform.
Common space podcast does this quite well.

Alxbear ,

A LibDem view

Dear Paul
Even as a LibDem, I enjoy your podcast

bruno2468 ,

Breath of fresh air.....

Great to hear local views on a wide range of topics, Scottish and International. Keep u the great work....

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