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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
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Thistle Do Nicely Rory, Chris, Jonny

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 41 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

    Annie Lennox Part 1: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Calzones)

    Annie Lennox Part 1: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Calzones)

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    This week we talk about the mighty voiced, ethereal beauty and global super-star Annie Lennox.

    In part 1 of our 2 part series on this uber-talented icon, we discuss where she came from, how she met her band mates and her career as one half of the 80's pop pioneers Eurythmics. 

    Come on the journey with us as we remember and appreciate just how many great songs Annie has to her name and just how influential she has been and continues to be. 

    Honestly, why are you even listening to this episode? Go and put on some of Annies bangers and dance the night away

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    P.S.
    Remember! If you want to win a very very limited edition t-shirt from the Thistle Do Nicely Clan then call in to 4844 TDN POD (484 483-6763) and leave us a voice mail or email in an audio recording of yourself. It can be any old nonsense about Scottishness, the show, or why Scotland is the way it is. Get you entries in by Christmas day this year and our favourite 3 will win a t-shirt!

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    SOURCES:


    https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/annie-lennox-737.php
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/13/dave-stewart-interview-annie-lennox-eurythmics-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2384626/How-pops-toxic-love-affair-cast-shadow-SIX-marriages-Have-Eurythmics-Annie-Lennox-Dave-Stewart-finally-got-systems.html
    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/past-times/2778321/eurythmics-in-dundee-rowdy-barracuda-gig-annie-lennox-will-never-forget/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Lennox#2010%E2%80%932013:_Island_Records_and_A_Christmas_Cornucopia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bare_(Annie_Lennox_album)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tourists
    https://www.eightieskids.com/20-sweet-facts-about-pop-icons-eurythmics6
    https://www.smoothradio.com/artists/david-bowie/annie-lennox-prank-call-request/

    • 57 min
    The Unicorn: Scotland's National Animal, and National Embarrassment?

    The Unicorn: Scotland's National Animal, and National Embarrassment?

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    America has the Bald Eagle, Brazil has the Jaguar, Russia has the Brown Bear and Scotland has the Unicorn.

    That's right, ever since the 1300s Scotland has been obsessed by the big horned horse and this week we tell you why it's not as bonkers as it first seems.

    Also, you can phone us and leave a voicemail for your favourite amateur nonsense talkers. Just call in to 4844 TDN POD (484 483-6763) and give us your thoughts (charges may apply).

    Pull on your favourite unicorn hoodie and get a cup of rainbows and sunshine, it's Thistle Do Nicely story time

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    CONTACT:

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    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thistledopod
    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
    website & sources: https://www.thistledonicelypod.com/
    Google Voicemail: 4844 TDN POD (484 483-6763)

    SOURCES:


    https://www.visitscotland.com/about/uniquely-scottish/national-animal-unicorn
    https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/national-unicorn-day-why-is-the-unicorn-scotlands-national-animal-3194179
    http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/BPF-EIF/Ships/UNICORN.htm#.YaV7_dDMI2w
    https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/the-unicorn-scotlands-national-animal
    https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20190408-what-unicorns-mean-to-scottish-identity
    https://www.rabbies.com/en/blog/unicorn-everything-you-need-know-about-scotlands-national-animal
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_animals

    • 49 min
    The Mystery of The Flannan Isles Disappearances: Ghosts, Big Birds or Just a Big Wave?

    The Mystery of The Flannan Isles Disappearances: Ghosts, Big Birds or Just a Big Wave?

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    This week we delve into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of James Ducat, Thomas Marshall, and William MacArthur in December 1900 from a lighthouse off the North East coast of Scotland.

    The three men vanished from the isle of Eilean Mòr with little no evidence of what happened to them.

    We breakdown the facts from the fiction and get into the theories of what really happened. Was it aliens, sea monsters, cannibals, ghosts, pirates or pirate ghosts??

    Also, Gerard Butler gets a mention again.....as always 

    Batten down the hatches, pull on your favourite woolen jumper and tune in!

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    CONTACT:

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    SOURCES:


    https://husheduphistory.com/post/157493944058/lights-out-the-enigma-at-eilean-mor
    https://explorersweb.com/2021/10/11/exploration-mysteries-eilean-mor-disappearances/
    https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/historical-strangeness/tag/James+Ducat+eilean+mor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Al3jl0KxqM
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4131496/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_4
    https://www.sundaypost.com/news/scottish-news/has-mystery-of-flannan-isles-finally-been-solved/
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70180/115-year-old-mystery-flannan-lighthouses-missing-keepers
    https://www.history.co.uk/articles/the-flannan-isle-mystery-the-three-lighthouse-keepers-who-vanished

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Thistle News Nicely: COP26, Old Men Fall Asleep & Fart, AOC Drinks Irn Bru and Other Hard Hitting Scottish News

    Thistle News Nicely: COP26, Old Men Fall Asleep & Fart, AOC Drinks Irn Bru and Other Hard Hitting Scottish News

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    This week we breakdown the most important news stories to have hit Scotland recently.

    Arguably one of the most important and unfortunately useless things to happen in Scotland this year is the gathering of world leaders to discuss climate changes at the COP26 in Glasgow. We discuss Joe Biden and Boris Johnson falling asleep during talks, activists fighting with projectionists, Nicola Sturgeon becoming a selfie fiend and Alexandia Orcazio-Cortez's heroic and epic struggle to hunt down the ever elusive can of Irn Bru.

    We also talk wee drunk men, the problems with Scottish accents in a professional setting, the joys of Scottish words and then Chris gives us all a "sexy" story.

    Also, this episodes marks the emergence of Malcolm the Climate Change Denying Manatee!

    The climate is buggered and our leaders have failed to do anything about it, so  why not let the Thistle Do Nicely lads talk nonsense in your ear holes before the apocalypse comes. 

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    CONTACT:

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


    SOURCES:


    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/drunk-scots-man-flew-rage-25423586
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/scots-actor-richard-madden-three-25429206
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/ten-beautiful-scottish-words-meaning-22558908
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scottish-mp-resorts-sign-language-13436854
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/woman-who-breastfeeds-boyfriend-before-25271970
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ufo-spotted-above-glasgow-couple-25386352
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/cop26-mascot-crowned-king-rats-25311039

    • 1 hr 9 min
    King James Part 2: Thistle Do Nightly

    King James Part 2: Thistle Do Nightly

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    This week we finish off our discussion on King James the VI of Scotland AKA King James I of Great Britain.

    We delve more into his involvement in the publishing of the King James Bible and we look at the more salacious side of his life and some of the reasons he may not have been that interested in Queen Anne. We also take a wee moment to discuss his representation in modern pop culture (spoiler alert, it's hardly anything).

    Why not run yourself a hot bath, pour yourself a glass of wine and get some alone time as you tune into the sexy Thistle Do Nightly....(not really, we're just morons).

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    Email: thistledonicelypod@gmail.com
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    SOURCES:

    https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/monarchs/jamesvi.html
    https://www.royal.uk/james-vi-and-i-r-1567-1625
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/James-I-king-of-England-and-Scotland
    https://thehistoryvault.co.uk/james-i-vi-and-his-male-favourites/
    http://rictornorton.co.uk/jamesi.htm

    • 51 min
    King James Part 1: Manatee Magic & Mummy Issues

    King James Part 1: Manatee Magic & Mummy Issues

    A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!

    This week it's a Chris researched show.....wait, where are you going? No, no, come back! This one is really good, I swear. This one is all about King James, the world renowned basketball player and the first monarch to unite Britain.

    King James the VI of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots (MQoS) and real bastard to witches and Catholics, made the trip Down South later in life and rebranded himself King James I of Great Britain only to almost be blown up by the pesky domestic terrorist Guy Fawkes.

    Chris takes us on the majestic journey of one of Scotland's most interesting monarchs; telling us all about the trials and tribulations of the "author of the Bible" who may or may not have been raised by manatees.

    Get comfy in your favourite throne and enjoy. 

    Sláinte

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    SOURCES:

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 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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