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.
What we did on our holidays
We're back after our wee break and Lesley is full of the amazing things happening on Eigg as she reflects on all that's happened there since the community buy out nearly 25 years ago.
As the UK government lurches more to the right with its policies on asylum seekers in particular, we look at how Scotland has done things differently and whether there's an inevitable conflict between Holyrood and Westminster looming.
Professor Mark Blyth Part 1
The first part of our conversation with Professor Mark Blyth of Brown University focusing on his perspectives on the politics and economics of Scottish independence.
Seven Days Too Long
Sometimes a week is a very long time in politics and this was one of them.We try and pick our way through the welter of Westminster controversies from accusations of racist dog whistling to the cuts in overseas aid and the controversial English health legislation.
Indyref2 in the first part of this parliamentary term was an SNP manifesto commitment. Will it be up to the activism of the SNP membership to ensure this promise is delivered?
1966 and aw that
Will England's win v Germany mean Labour losing Batley and Spen? That Gove "comedy" video returns to haunt him. Hancock's resignation,was he set up,and who was behind it?
Channel 4 privatisation.Why should we care? Scotland set for tourism boom this summer.A boon or a blight? Andy Burnham picking a fight with Nicola Surgeon.Just what was that really all about? One Nation,One Britain.Why a local campaign shot to national prominence.
The whole Talk Media stable is braw
Thank you Lesley for doing this. I am loving all its component parts
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.