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

This week we follow up on Lesley's National column on the BBC and the pool of talent; including Nick Robinson. We stray in Alex Bell's comments about the White Paper.

There is a lot of good news from Applecross and the success of the fund raising for their hydro scheme.

Direct download: Robinson_and_Energy_News.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

This week, it is difficult to see beyond the events in Paris. But we try to make sense of it all.

To change the mood, we also report on the news from the LibDems and then update the Andrew Stoddart campaign.

Direct download: Toujours_Paris_1.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:12pm UTC

This week Lesley talks about the sale of Channel 4, the Swedish Union of Tenants and updates everyone on the status of the current campaign about the eviction of East Lothian tenant farmer Andrew Stoddart and family.

Direct download: For_Sale_and_Rent.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:09pm UTC

This week in a chilly kitchen , Lesley talks about her visit to the Scottish Labour Conference fringe where Land Reform was on the agenda as the main conference counted votes about Trident and TTIP. She has a few comments about that video and the House of Lords. Belfast and Nesca Robb also featured in her thoughts this week as she was filming 'over by'.

Direct download: Talking_about.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

Lesley is back from the mining town of Kiruna and has been musing about steel and ore extraction. She also had some things to say about Tony Blair and his recent comments about Iraq. 

And she reveals why she is rushing off to Belfast again...it's a very busy week. 

Direct download: Steel_and_Get_Your_Retaliation_In_First.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm UTC

Lesley spent a few days at the SNP Conference and hosted a fringe meeting on 'Land reform'. But here was a lot more action that happened in the main conference, as she relates.

She also wrote about child poverty in the National and explains her frustration with the inertia in action to combat this growing issue.

Direct download: SNP_Conference_and_Land_Reform.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:21pm UTC

Lesley spoke at the Scottish Greens conference today and heard two amazing speakers ( and doctors) ; Harry Burns and Jack Monroe. She also wrote about the Tories and immigration. Is it a case of bad cop, badder cop? Lesley takes a cab and gets introduced to Uber. In a sporting weekend, we also manage to include Jim Spence's analysis of why Scotland's footballers aren't so great anymore. And finally, we talk about Northern Ireland for the craic.  

Direct download: Greens_bad_and_badder.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:02pm UTC

Whilst Lesley was down at the Ardfern at a Blossom event, she met Mandy Hampton. They had a long and interesting conversation about Mandy's planning, building and green energy experience in rural Scotland. It's an insight into the challenges of living in a remote rural community and the real world challenges.

Direct download: Mandy_talks_rural_housing.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 5:29pm UTC

This week's podcast reflects on the 'Corbyn' Labour Party Conference. It looks like it is going to be 'interesting' with more debate and dissent than usual. Will others emulate this ? Lesley has also been roaming around Scotland and has tales from Arran, Rothesay and Oban to relate. We also touch on a new 'City Link Festival and it's not about transport.

Direct download: Corbyn_Conferences_and_Touring_Scotland.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:02pm UTC

 In front of a live audience at the "Leith Said Aye - Pilton Said It Mair" event on Friday 18 September 2015. Organised by Yes Edinburgh North and Leith, this was a great way to spend the anniversary...stories, questions and contributions. 

Direct download: One_Year_On_Live.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:41am UTC