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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

Politically Speaking: Scotland’s flagship political podcast Holyrood Communications

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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

    Taking Pride

    Taking Pride

    Pride Month was always going to be a scaled down affair this year because of the pandemic but with the role of the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ charity, Stonewall, in shaping public policy under the spotlight, the debate around women’s rights and trans rights has captured the headlines. Mandy Rhodes interviews a founder of Stonewall, Simon Fanshawe.

    Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    COVID-19 and clinical trials

    COVID-19 and clinical trials

    Holyrood's Jenni Davidson talks to Scotland's chief scientist, Professor David Crossman, about Scotland's contribution to COVID research and the future of medical research in this country.

    Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.


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    • 43 min
    Picking over a pandemic.

    Picking over a pandemic.

    Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics.

    As Dominic Cummings lays into the UK health secretary for how he dealt with the pandemic, Mandy Rhodes talks to Scotland's former health secretary Jean Freeman, about being in the eye of the pandemic storm.

    Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    In the name of justice.

    In the name of justice.

    Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics.

    The now former justice secretary, Humza Yousaf talks about a Scottish approach to immigration policy and the shame of sectarianism.

    Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.


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    • 57 min
    Plus ça change

    Plus ça change

    Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics.

    The election has produced a parliament that numbers wise looks pretty much like the one that came before it but beneath the numbers is a parliament that starts to look much more like the country it represent. The Holyrood team discuss.

    Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.


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    • 53 min
    A vote for the future.

    A vote for the future.

    Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. 

    As the country goes to the polls, the Holyrood magazine team discuss the election campaigns and the most likely outcomes. Note: we are not professional gamblers! 

    Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.


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    • 46 min

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