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You may have seen him on the telly, or heard him on the wireless. But Brian Taylor is back on the airwaves - this time, delving into Scotland's politics with The Herald.
He'll be bringing fresh analysis and insight into the biggest stories across Scotland, drawing on years of experience in the media industry, and talking to the people who make and break the news.
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You may have seen him on the telly, or heard him on the wireless. But Brian Taylor is back on the airwaves - this time, delving into Scotland's politics with The Herald.
He'll be bringing fresh analysis and insight into the biggest stories across Scotland, drawing on years of experience in the media industry, and talking to the people who make and break the news.
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Produced by Elle Duffy & Ema Sabljak. Email: podcasts@heraldscotland.co.uk to get involved/give feedback.

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    #29 What’s next for Scotland’s economy?

    #29 What’s next for Scotland’s economy?

    Have you started your Christmas shopping? In this week’s episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, conversation is focused on the ongoing fuel crisis and shortages across the UK. 
    Brian and David Bol of The Herald’s political team are joined by Labour MSP Pauline McNeil, SNP MSP Paul McLennan and Conservative MSP Maurice Golden.
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    Produced by Elle Duffy and Ema Sabljak for The Herald.
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    #28 'Apocalyptic' fuel price hikes and stand up comedy from Boris Johnson

    #28 'Apocalyptic' fuel price hikes and stand up comedy from Boris Johnson

    It's been quite a week in Scottish politics.. Grim warnings for huge increases in energy prices, and stand up comedy from the Prime Minister among the very serious stuff in his Tory party conference speech - and somebody knicked Andy Murray's tennis shoes.
    This week, Brian and The Herald's Alistair Grant are joined by Stephen Flynn, SNP MP for Aberdeen South, Andrew Bowie, Conservative MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine & vice-chair of the Conservative Party, and Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West.
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    #27 Cost of living, Covid passports - and does Keir Starmer need to 'read the room' on independence?

    #27 Cost of living, Covid passports - and does Keir Starmer need to 'read the room' on independence?

    Monica Lennon, Jamie Greene and Rona Mackay appeared in this week's episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast.
    The MSPs from Scottish Labour, Scottish Conservatives and the SNP joined host Brian Taylor and David Bol from The Herald's political team.
    They discussed Keir Starmer's comments on Scotland, the end of the furlough scheme and Covid vaccine passports.
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    Produced by Elle Duffy and Ema Sabljak for The Herald.
    Contact the producers on podcasts@heraldscotland.co.uk
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    • 45 min
    #26 Independence special: Former first minister Henry McLeish with new ideas on the union

    #26 Independence special: Former first minister Henry McLeish with new ideas on the union

    It's been seven years since the 2014 independence referendum. In this special episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, former first minister Henry McLeish brings forth new ideas on the union and the panel debate Scotland's future.
    Brian and Henry were joined by Michael Russell, political director at the SNP's independence unit, and Donald Cameron, Scottish Conservative MSP and shadow cabinet secretary for the constitution, external affairs and culture.
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    Produced by Elle Duffy and Ema Sabljak for The Herald.
    Contact the producers on voiceslive@heraldscotland.co.uk
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    #25 Scottish ambulance backlogs, vaccine passports and Universal Credit cuts

    #25 Scottish ambulance backlogs, vaccine passports and Universal Credit cuts

    Calls for action on the Scottish ambulance delays and backlogs are a focal point of this week's episode. Meanwhile, the Covid vaccine passports provoke a debate weighing up the possibility for incentives rather than deterrents being used to drive vaccination. Brian and Alistair Grant of The Herald's political team are joined by SNP MSP Clare Adamson, Scottish Labour MSP Paul Sweeney and Scottish Conservative MSP Oliver Mundell.
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    • 46 min
    #24 SNP depute leader Keith Brown on indyref2, health spending and EU membership

    #24 SNP depute leader Keith Brown on indyref2, health spending and EU membership

    In this special episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, Brian is joined by depute leader of the SNP Keith Brown. Their conversation comes in the midst of this year's virtual SNP Conference, and they catch up on Scottish independence, spending on health and social care and the implications of re-joining the EU as an independent country.
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    • 24 min

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