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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 Patrick Joyce

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 5 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.

    Proxy Wars?

    Proxy Wars?

    The Edinburgh Central decision.Did the SNP NEC follow the rules? Is it a really a "proxy war?"
    Will Douglas Ross and his Boris backing, Brexit positive, anti nat message revive the Scottish Tories?
    What's with Ruth Davidson taking the ermine?
    Sealed buildings and Covid.
    The legacy and lessons of John Hume.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gut instincts

    Gut instincts

    Boris Johnson in Orkney,the English media puts the boot in.
    Where to now for unionism?
    Tackling obesity, poverty the missing link.
    Saving Alexander Dennis

    • 54 min
    Wakey Wakey!

    Wakey Wakey!

    In this week's look at politics from a left/indy perspective we have a special guest ex Labour MP and MEP Les Huckfield.
    We give our initial thoughts on the newly released Russia Report.
    Les gives his insights into the Tory power grab . It's genuinely worse than we think.
    And we pay tribute to Jack Charlton.

    • 1 hr
    Party Fears.Too many?

    Party Fears.Too many?

    Tories, trust and trade deals. D'Hondt debates. Devolution under threat? Is the grab of state aid the last straw? The Scottish Land Fund.Is reform required? Priti Patel and the points based immigration system.

    • 51 min
    Trust matters

    Trust matters

    National Trust Scotland controversies. Redundancies and Neil Oliver's resignation.
    David Starkey's racist interview.
    Westminster power grabs.
    Culture wars and Border "warfare"

    • 57 min
    Why not

    Why not

    Boris Johnson's Speed Deal.
    Nicola Sturgeon and border controls.
    Why won't Scots wear face coverings?
    The Green New Deal and post Covid economic recovery
    Langholm Moor community buy out update

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

singcello ,

The whole Talk Media stable is braw

Thank you Lesley for doing this. I am loving all its component parts

Whit the...? ,

Lesley Riddoch show

Zero ratings? I stumbled upon this from my U.S. west coast home and thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. Nae doubt, as I listen more and learn more about Lesley Riddoch and her co-presenter, there will be some I like and some not so much. I do remember seeing a copy of Harpies & Quines way back in the 90s and maybe that was where I first heard her name.

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