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

This week Adrian Sinclair of ChapelFM joins us in the pod. He is the director of a Leeds basedcommunity radio station, a recent returnee to the labour Party and a long time friend with opinions. It was Saturday night and we sat down around the kitchen table and started to talk about the Corbyn effect, the Labour Party and devolution of power amongst a number of things.

Direct download: Adrian_joins_in.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:59 AM

Gordon Brown makes a major speech intended to influence the Labour Leader's election. The #ourland campaign kicks off this week and there is plenty to talk about there.. Lesley visits Islay and reports back.

And the big news this week; we recorded the podcast in a polytunnel.

Direct download: Gordons_Back.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:31 PM

We are back in the pod after Lesley's return from North Uist. There seems to be little going on and the silly season is upon us. However, we can still find interesting things to blether about. The topics this week include, John Rae, Bruce Fummey island life and the technology challenges of Scotland.

Direct download: Deep_in_the_silly_season.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:16 PM

This week we tackle the HoL and explore what Andy Burnham is up to. The race for the UK Labour leadership is throwing up new proposals all the time...is it a case of the 'Corbyn' effect? Also we have to mention the opening of the Nordic House Exhibition. 

 

Direct download: Whats_with_Andy.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:22 PM

The question is , when do we get back to domestic politics and stop this Westminster firework display?

 

However, we start this week's podcast with the celebration of Evelyn Gillan which Lesley was part of and the remarkable legacy. We also touch on Chapel FM, what English students are saying, the Labour Party, the Flying Pigs, Ally Bally, and what's happening in the Nordic House this week.

Direct download: Back_to_domestic.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:31 PM

This week we talk about the row about the handling of Mhairi Black MP's maiden speech by the BBC. We also examine Jeremy Corbyn as the potential next leader of the Labour Party. Lesley also pays a heartfelt tribute to Evelyn  Gillan who sadly passed away this week. We also manage to fit in a trip to Kirkcaldy and the paintings arriving for Nordic House exhibition.

Direct download: Mhairi_Jeremy_and_Evelyn.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:00 PM

After this week's terrible news from Stirling M9 accident, it's difficult to talk about anything else. Clearly, Police Scotland are going to be under scrutiny but before we rush to judgment , are their other factors to take into account?

 

We also touch on holidays, the budget and EVEL. It's our first week back in the home pod.

Direct download: Mainly_Police_Scotland.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:40 PM

On Sunday, we sat down and did our usual weekly podcast. However, Lesley felt she had more to say following the astonishing ‘No’ vote in Greece. Recorded outdoors on a balmy Cretan evening, this extra @lesleyriddoch podcast tries to tell the story of meeting some extraordinary people in unusual  circumstances as Greece decided it’s path. We also talk about the Cretan wildlife. And if you are wondering; the sound of ‘plastic bags flapping in the background? They are palm trees buffeted by the brisk evening breeze.

Direct download: A_Tribute_To_An_Island.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:51 AM

Still on holiday in Crete on the day of the big referendum and the results start to come in...they said 'no'. As you will hear, this was not the result we had been anticipating from talking to people and watching the media.

This week's podcast is slightly shorter thn usual - we are on holiday , after all. Next week normal service resumes.

Direct download: They_said_no.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:07 PM

Will they go ...or will they stay? Lesley is on holiday in Crete and talks to local Cretans as to what they think about the Greek Euro Crisis. We also manage to have an interesting discussion about local wild life before plunging back into our own, in the form of 'clypegate'. And we finish on Obama and Castle Toward.

Direct download: Will_They_Go.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:56 PM