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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    • 5.0 • 8 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.

    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
    Polls Apart

    Polls Apart

    We begin with the ongoing controversy over the Cambo oilfield and the accusation in certain quarters that Nicola Sturgeon is a latter day Margaret Thatcher overseeing the destruction of an industry and communities in the NE of Scotland. And in the week where a poll showed support for Scottish independence at 55%, and dissatisfaction with Boris Johnson among Scottish voters at 80% the Tories held Old Bexley and Sidcup in a by election.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Resolutions and reshuffles

    Resolutions and reshuffles

    The SNP Annual Conference saw two significant motions passed on the setting up of a Scottish Reserve Bank and a Scottish Civil Service. Dr Tim Rideout spearheaded both of these and he spoke to us about their importance and chances of becoming SNP policy. We also examine the recent Labour Party reshuffle, Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech, potential runners and riders in a Tory Party leadership contest, and Pat vanishes down a holiday of obligation rabbit hole.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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The whole Talk Media stable is braw

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

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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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