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

This week's podcast sees the retiral of the Alistair Carmichael megaphone of mirth. But will the big man follow? Opinions in the pod are divided. Other topics include more guidance for labour ( north and south), the Irish and referenda, some Eurovision and Land Reform.

Direct download: Ali_Out.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:18 PM

Jim Murphy resigned this week and now we have the spectacle of the UK and Scottish Labour parties looking for a leader. In this week's podcast we discuss the various names being offered as potential leaders. What role will the trade unions have? 

Direct download: Runners_and_Riders.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 4:35 PM

The 2015 General Election delivered some surprises, an exit poll out of the blue, a Tory majority and party leadership changes.

Lesley tells us what it was like to be on the STV couch for 4 hours and then what the rest of the election night was like for her.

 

She also outlines her thoughts on a Tory majority, a single party Scotland and the new community initiatives which are springing up.

 

Direct download: A_beginning_a_middle_and_more_midd.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 12:47 PM

In this final podcast before the votes are cast in the 2015 General Election, we talk about heckling in all its forms. We also talk about what we have liked about the campaigns and those things we have been less than keen about...there have been a lot.

Direct download: Taking_it_to_the_streets.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 12:31 PM

This week is slightly different. After all the acivity of the General Election so far, we pause to reflect on where we have got to. Ed Milliband seems to have suggested 'No Deals' with the SNP, but what does that mean? Are Scottish votes second class? How are things shaping up as we contemplate the post #GE2015 UK?

We recorded very late on Friday night/Saturday morning after Lesley had finished talking to the excellent ( as ever ) Stephen Nolan. We touch briefly on events, name drop and recommend a good TTIP education  resource ( thanks - Kenny )

We will be recording again on Tuesday night...before the last hectic day of the election campaign.

Direct download: The_Problem_With_Staying.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:56 PM

It's about "Holding the Microphone" this week on the @lesleyriddoch podcast. Whether it's 'Project Fear', SNP manifesto launches or Mediterranean migrants ; the key question seems to be who is holding the microphone.

 

We manage to talk about columns in the National, the Guardian and the Scotsman. There is another gratuitous wager, and we attempt to answer a listener's question.

Direct download: Holding_the_Microphone.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:01 PM

This week Lesley swears she's got laryngitis...it's hardly surprising with the packed week she's had. From a dawn demo at Faslane through to packed meetings at Haddington, North Berwick and Duns. She also commented on the BBC about the Leaders' Debate...and passes on news about the People's Council. And more.

Direct download: Lesley_Loses_Her_Voice.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:02 PM

This week's podcast picks up after the mid week 4 leaders debate...there was another one and then Lesley headed down to London and the Andrew Marr Show...so there is probably a tale or two to tell. And Lesley reveals what's on her crib sheets written out on cards...Trident, Cuba, Hilary, PR...and what did Lulu say?

Direct download: On_the_cards.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:47 PM

Tonight on STV, the four  leaders of the main Scottish political parties went head to head. Ruth, Nicola , Willie and Jim took on Bernard Ponsonby and an invited audience in Edinburgh. Fresh from our Berlin trip, we sat down to watch and recorded this podcast straight afterwards. We did not have a chance to be swayed by any other opinions. This was our verdict. And we are sticking to it.

Direct download: 4_Leaders.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:49 PM

This week's podcast is from Berlin. Lesley tackles the big news of the week which seems to be summed up in one name; Nicola. We talk through the 7 leaders' debate and the aftermath. There are some lessons and some warnings in recent events.

 

Naturally enough, we also share a some forthcoming publications from Stewart Bremner and Greg Moodie ...and also details of an unique walking tour of Cabaret Berlin from Brendan Nash.

Direct download: Berlin_Calling.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:28 PM