Feisty Productions
Podcasts and programmes from Lesley Riddoch and the team at Feisty Productions

This week, a new Scottish Labour leader is elected, Lesley speaks in an Alloa charity shop and a shed project in Easterhouse closes. Elsewhere Nigel Farage and Russell Brand trade verbal blows and the Amazon review crowd deflate some hot air.

Direct download: Jim_Shops_and_Sheds.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:55 PM

This week's @lesleyriddoch podcast muses on women's quotas  following a Nordic Horizons event and ponders the return of Alex Salmond.We also manage to cover Aye shops , Stirling Women for Independence, more Land Reform, and describe the arrival of 'Wee White Blossom'.

Direct download: Womens_Quotas_and_Alex_Returns.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:09 PM

This week's @lesleyriddoch podcast looks at the latest Scottish Government proposals on 'Land Reform' and the immediate reactions to the Smith Commission Report. We also  talk about East Coast railways.

Direct download: Land_and_Smith.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:19 PM

In this week's @lesleyriddoch podcast we discuss the new 'National' newspaper, fracking, marine energy, Radical Independence, 50:50 cabinets and round up the week's speaking engagements.

Direct download: The_National.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:28 PM

Lesley reports back from the SNP Conference which said farewell to Alex Salmond and welcomed its new leader; Nicola Sturgeon. What was the vibe? There was also a lot of talk about who might stand "under the SNP banner" in the 2015 UK General Election - Lesley's name is mentioned - what does she think? And finally, after numerous requests, more details of the community banks are revealed.

Direct download: Goodbye_Hello_Rock_Star_.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:01 PM

This week we tackle TTIP and try to wrap our brains around it. Is it as bad as everyone seems to think it is? And is there any rationale for it?

 

Lesley spoke at the Rural Parliament and found a raft of issues to address. Also, there are updates on Restaurant Day, Nordic Horizons, Women's Quotas and 'White Blossom'' 

Direct download: TTIP.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 12:23 AM

This week's podcast tries to keep up with the various leadership contests. Scottish Labour seems to be having the media attention and if it is to be believed; it's a foregone conclusion. Is Jim Murphy the answer? Really? Lesley thinks not. She explains her reasoning. Also a quick round up of the week's events and more news about 'Blossom'.

 

Direct download: Leadership.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:07 PM

This week we recap the book festivals at Lismore and the Radical Book Fair. It is also saw the shock resignation of Johann Lamont the leader of the Scottish Labour Party and a fair few folk had something to say about that. Lesley had a slightly different take on the various commentators. Nordic Horizons also hosted Timo Santala , the co founder of 'Restaurant Day' and there is plenty to share about this event. We also construct an interesting new radio programme which is modelled on unlikely combinations. 

Direct download: Johann_and_Timo.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:57 PM

This week's podcast takes its title from something Lesley saw in Denmark, which she reveals at the tail end of the podcast. We also manage to talk around gender, equality, the nature of devo whatever and infrastructure. It also includes a number of meanders and shout outs.

Direct download: Good_Enough.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:41 PM

Just back from Swansea for the first time in 30 plus years, Lesley finds Wales ‘different’. This week’s topics in the pod include; Gordon Brown, the Smith Commission, the Devo Max slate, the best kept secret about alcohol sales and the books we are supposed to read.

Direct download: Brown_Booze_Books.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:50 PM