Scots Whay Hae! is the place to discuss modern Scottish Culture whatever and wherever that may be.
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.
Heather Croall - Yer Old Faither
For the latest of our Glasgow Film Festival Podcasts Ali spoke to Australian filmmaker Heather Croall about her documentary 'Yer Old Faither' which, as the title suggests, is about her Glaswegian born Dad who took the family to settle in the infamous industrial city of Whyalla, Australia. It's a deeply personal film which will be nevertheless be relatable to all, and which uses home movies, family pictures, animation, and Heather's own footage, to tell a tale about one man's apparently ordinary life yet one which touched the lives of a whole community in extraordinary ways. It's a fascinating conversation about a fantastic film, one which we hope will persuade you to see the film for yourself.
Anthony Baxter - Eye of the Storm
For the latest of our Glasgow Film Festival Podcasts Ali spoke to a previous guest, Anthony Baxter, this time around to talk about 'Eye of the Storm', his documentary about the landscape artist James Morrison. Anthony discusses why he chose James as his subject, the use of mixed media - especially Catriona Black's animation, the soundtrack and what it brings to the film, the importance of storytelling, how the art influenced his own work, and a whole lot more.
Maya/Nightwave - Underplayed
For the second in our series of Glasgow Film Festival 2021 podcasts Ali spoke to Maya Medvesek, better known as internationally renowned DJ Nightwave, to talk about the music documentary 'Underplayed'. The film shines a light on gender inequality in the electronic dance music scene, and Maya, who features in the film, talks all about her experiences as a DJ, the challenges and discrimination she has faced, the women who were early pioneers for electronic music, the Producer Girls project, her hopes for the future, and so much more.
Alastair Cole - Iorram
For the latest in out series of Glasgow Film Festival podcasts Ali spoke to director, producer, and cinematographer Alastair Cole to talk about his film 'Iorram (Boat Song)', which is the first cinema documentary entirely in Scots Gaelic. Alastair talks about the unusual structure of the film, the vital importance of audio archive, the different types of cinematography used, the problems with filming at sea, connecting stories across time, and so much more.
Sorcha Dallas - Gray Day Podcast
For the latest SWH! podcast, Ali caught up with Sorcha Dallas, the custodian of the Alasdair Gray Archive, to talk about the plans for Gray Day, which is the 25th February 2021 - the 40th anniversary of the publication of Alasdair's debut novel 'Lanark', a book which had a profound impact on Scotland's literature and culture. They talk about the day itself and what's happening to mark it, the wide-range of people involved, the 'Lanark' readings which have been posted in the run up to the 25th, the 'Gray Matters' podcasts which will be available on the day and beyond, the Alasdair Gray Archive itself, and a whole lot more. They also share some personal memories of Alasdair, and discuss why his work is so iconic. If you want to know more go to - thealasdairgrayarchive.org