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Welcome to Politically Speaking, Scotland’s flagship political podcast brought to you from the editorial team of the award-winning Holyrood magazine. Whether you are more interested in what politicians do to relax than what they actually do in the parliament, this is the podcast where you will get the full skinny on politics, policy, and pure nonsense.

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Welcome to Politically Speaking, Scotland’s flagship political podcast brought to you from the editorial team of the award-winning Holyrood magazine. Whether you are more interested in what politicians do to relax than what they actually do in the parliament, this is the podcast where you will get the full skinny on politics, policy, and pure nonsense.

©Holyrood Communications

    Breaking the Cycle

    Breaking the Cycle

    Holyrood's Chris Marshall talks to Sean Duffy, chief executive of the Wise Group, and SNP MSP Rona Mackay, a member of the Scottish Parliament's Criminal Justice Committee, about Scotland's stubbornly high prison population and the effectiveness of community-based alternatives to incarceration.

    This podcast is sponsored by the Wise Group.


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    • 50 min
    Keeping it human

    Keeping it human

    After a bruising week in which the statutory regulator, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, found itself in the eye of the Gender Recognition Act storm, Mandy Rhodes interviews its chair, Baroness Kishwer Falkner.

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    • 51 min
    Questioning the question

    Questioning the question

    After a paper written by the former SNP policy lead, Chris Hanlon, on ‘devo max’ sparked an almighty row about what question or questions should be asked in any future Independence Referendum, Mandy Rhodes speaks to SNP President, Mike Russell, former Labour MSP Neil Findlay, and academic, Professor James Mitchell, on why it mattered.

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    • 57 min
    Labour of Love

    Labour of Love

    Scottish Labour’s Richard Leonard talks to Louise Wilson about his political career and why he decided to step down as party leader earlier this year. Elsewhere, the Holyrood team discuss the coming Omicron wave and whether the controversy over Downing Street parties has made it less likely that people will follow guidelines this Christmas.

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    • 58 min
    COP26: Where are the Global South?

    COP26: Where are the Global South?

    In this special COP26 edition of the podcast, Louise Wilson hears from Alistair Dutton of SCIAF about who is feeling climate change first and worst, the missing $100bn climate finance, and the achievements of COP so far.

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    • 17 min
    COP26: Can we be cautiously optimistic?

    COP26: Can we be cautiously optimistic?

    In this special COP26 edition of the podcast, Louise Wilson speaks to WWF Scotland’s Fabrice Leveque about cautious optimism, how Scotland can prove it’s a climate leader and the work still to be done.

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    • 13 min

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