58 episodes

A Podcast About Scotland.
Rory "Haverin" Angus, Chris "Caber Crusher" Irvine & Jonny "The Highland Flinger" Naismith: We are three life long friends and displaced Scotsmen, who get together to talk about our homeland, the weird stuff that happens there and to remind us why we are the way we are.
Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
Website: www.thistledonicelypod.com
Twitter: @ThistleDoPod
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Thistle Do Nicely Rory, Chris, Jonny

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

A Podcast About Scotland.
Rory "Haverin" Angus, Chris "Caber Crusher" Irvine & Jonny "The Highland Flinger" Naismith: We are three life long friends and displaced Scotsmen, who get together to talk about our homeland, the weird stuff that happens there and to remind us why we are the way we are.
Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
Website: www.thistledonicelypod.com
Twitter: @ThistleDoPod
Instagram: ThistleDoPod
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod

    Spooky Scotland: Wee Weird Stories

    Spooky Scotland: Wee Weird Stories

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    It's spooky season and ahead of our upcoming annual Halloween crossover event with Owen from the Scottish History Podcast Jonny and Rory sit down to discuss some of the the creepier stories that are whispered over whisky glasses around scotland.

    We discuss the terrible tale of the Overtoun Bridge - AKA Dog Suicide Bridge, a place of true unexplained phenomenon.

    Also, Jonny and Rory become the Scottish Mulder and Scully when they investigate the multiple UFO sightings in the small village of Bonnybridge. Is there something in the skies at night, or is there just too much beer in their bellies? Either way, we want to believe. 

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    CONTACT:

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    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
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    SOURCES:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/world/europe/scotland-overtoun-bridge-dog-suicide.html

    https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/unexplained-phenomena/dog-suicide-bridge.htm

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/overtoun-bridge

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtoun_House

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12666222.father-who-threw-devil-baby-from-bridge-sent-to-carstairs/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Falkirk_Triangle&redirect=no

    http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2072479_2072478_2072500,00.html

    https://www.scotclans.com/scotland/scottish-myths/supernatural-scotland/bonnybridge-ufo/

    https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/five-creepiest-ufo-sightings-scotland-has-ever-seen-636824

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18562347.bonnybridge-roswell-ufo-hotspot-perhaps-falkirk-triangle-actually-window-another-dimension-/

    • 38 min
    Glasgow Part 2: Leaving Glas Vegas

    Glasgow Part 2: Leaving Glas Vegas

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    We return with part 2 of our exploration of the greatest city in Scotland and our hometown: Glasgow!

    We talk  about some of the famous and talented people who have lived there, where to go when you visit and give you all a brief education on the unique vernacular of the Weegies.

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    CONTACT:

    Instagram: thistledopod
    Twitter: @thistledopod
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod
    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
    website & sources: https://www.thistledonicelypod.com/


    SOURCES:

    https://www.discoverglasgow.org/glasgow-history/4594939018
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Glasgow#Founding_of_the_city
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mungo
    https://www.nls.uk/collections/topics/slavery/
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/23/glasgow-university-slave-trade-reparations
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/st-valentines-bones-glasgow
    https://www.traveldrafts.com/what-is-glasgow-famous-for/
    https://www.thenational.scot/news/19100211.glasgow-voted-worlds-friendliest-city-rough-guides-survey/
    https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18579610.remembering-glasgows-year-european-capital-culture-30-years/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow%27s_miles_better
    https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/history/looking-back-glasgows-year-european-17528905
    http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_flourish.htm
     https://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Berliner-Lautarchiv-British-and-Commonwealth-recordings/021M-C1315X0001XX-0444V0#_

    • 59 min
    Glasgow Part 1: It's Miles Better

    Glasgow Part 1: It's Miles Better

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    We are back babeeeeee!! Very exciting to be telling stories about our beloved homeland again.

    It has been a long and lonely hiatus between seasons but finally we have returned to fill your ear holes with delicious no nonsense Scottish waffles.

    For the season premier we are going back to our home town of Glasgow. We talk lovningly (mostly) about where Glasgow came from, it's pretty dumb motto, and it's rejuvenation to the 1990 European City of Culture. 

    Also - Jonny has a new theme song for us! Finally!

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    CONTACT:

    Instagram: thistledopod
    Twitter: @thistledopod
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod
    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
    website & sources: https://www.thistledonicelypod.com/


    SOURCES:

     https://www.discoverglasgow.org/glasgow-history/4594939018
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Glasgow#Founding_of_the_city
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mungo
    https://www.nls.uk/collections/topics/slavery/
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/23/glasgow-university-slave-trade-reparations
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/st-valentines-bones-glasgow
    https://www.traveldrafts.com/what-is-glasgow-famous-for/
    https://www.thenational.scot/news/19100211.glasgow-voted-worlds-friendliest-city-rough-guides-survey/
    https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18579610.remembering-glasgows-year-european-capital-culture-30-years/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow%27s_miles_better
    https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/history/looking-back-glasgows-year-european-17528905
    http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_flourish.htm
     

    • 59 min
    Scrum of the Earth - Bonus Pod Chat About British & Irish Lions Rugby

    Scrum of the Earth - Bonus Pod Chat About British & Irish Lions Rugby

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    Well, we've got a wee bonus ep for you all during the break.

    Chris and Rory join David Lawrence on his great rugby podcast Scrum of the Earth to talk about about the joys and heartache of the most recent British and Irish Lions rugby tour of South Africa.

    We discuss the performances of the Scotland players and how important this  tour was to us, but how weird it was as well.

    Check out Scrum of the Earth on all your usual podcasting apps to hear more about rugby around the world. 

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    CONTACT:

    Instagram: thistledopod
    Twitter: @thistledopod
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod
    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
    website & sources: https://www.thistledonicelypod.com/


    SOURCES:

    Our own noggins

    • 36 min
    Year 1 Birth Diversity Celebration Forum: Part 2

    Year 1 Birth Diversity Celebration Forum: Part 2

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    It's week 2 of the Birth Diversity Extravaganza!

    More chat with the mums, more music from Jonny and the first ever annual Nicelies Award Show.

    This is our season finale, after this we are taking a short hiatus, so try not to cry too much, we'll be back real soon.

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    CONTACT:

    Instagram: thistledopod
    Twitter: @thistledopod
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod
    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
    website & sources: https://www.thistledonicelypod.com/


    SOURCES:

    Our own noggins
    Also:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM1BXTgzo0A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxWwBEX9D6o&t=199s

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Year 1 Birth Diversity Celebration Forum: Part 1

    Year 1 Birth Diversity Celebration Forum: Part 1

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    Well, this week we are celebrating our one year birthday/anniversary with our Birth Diversity Extravaganza!

    We have interviews, speculation, predictions, chats with the mums and plenty of rummaging in the sporran.

    Tune in and get involved and don't forget to come back next week for even more nonsense! 

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    CONTACT:

    Instagram: thistledopod
    Twitter: @thistledopod
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod
    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
    website & sources: https://www.thistledonicelypod.com/


    SOURCES:

    Our own noggins

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Rebecca Geist ,

Came for the moderately accurate information, stayed for the genuine friendship!

I luckily stumbled upon this gem of a podcast in my journey to learn more about my mom’s homeland. I’ve gleaned a ton from their research, but these three hosts and the relationship they share is what makes this show worth every read! Massive thanks to them for making me nostalgic for Scotland, supplying me with at least one laugh every fifteen minutes, and all the while making me feel like ones of their good friends in the process.

Wolfeyez77 ,

Thumbs up

These guys crack me up :) Love hearing their banter, accents, take on current Scottish events, and learning a few new things. Thanks guys, you’re one of my favorite podcasts, I always look forward to it!

Rachelfromflorida ,

Not a GB Girl

I enjoy listening to you boys on my way to and from work. You have inspired me to listen to more than just “I’m Gonna Be” and read several books I never would’ve reached for. Thank you for creating such a fun podcast!

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