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

This week Lesley wrote about the Scottish Government’s “backing a quota to enforce 40 per cent representation of women on all public and company boards – after a Yes vote.  She also talks through the background to this article which includes the exchanges on twitter of Nicola Sturgeon, Shona Robison, Kezia Dugdale and Jenny Marra as they worked through the policy or not on a wet Sunday afternoon.

And could you get the Scots to change their mind for £500 ? Apparently so, if you believe the latest polls.

In the week where humour raises its head in the referendum debate; we worry about the panto stars, Jim Murphy and cybernats.

And Lesley has been swimming. Rant alert. Was it Michael Jamieson, the Olympic Silver Medallist, who was her source of annoyance or inspiration in the crowded lanes? You will need to listen to find out.

Direct download: Board_Women_and_500_Pounds.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:12pm UTC

This week, Lesley reveals how she has bought shares for the first time. Naturally, it’s in a community energy scheme ; Garmony Hydro on Mull. She explains some of the reasons and muses about wood, community energy and even, scavenger licences from the Forestry Commission.

We manage to bring Bain and Co, Newburgh coffee mornings and building societies into the equation. And we almost finish on marine energy; Lesley explains the difference between wave and tidal.

However, this week, you must listen to the end, because there is a wee clarification.

Direct download: Energy_Shares_Wood.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm UTC

After Fat Cat Wednesday and Groundhog Day, it was obvious we needed to talk about days.

But soon we were on to the plight of Premiership Football managers, Commonwealth Games sponsors, #indyrefski, why Lesley is saying no to ‘Yes’, whether ‘facts is facts’ and the excellent Ruter.

Direct download: Pick_a_day.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:19pm UTC

Scotland is the midst of a constitutional debate and our near neighbours seem to have no opinions, according to Lesley in Newsnet Scotland. We discuss some of the reasons.

One of the ideas to enliven the debate was a TV Debate. If David Cameron won’t face Alex Salmond for a variety of reasons, are there better choices? How about lining up celebrities? Eddi Reader, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Bridges, Jim Davidson, Brian Cox and George Galloway are the names in the frame.

We also touch on a great piece by Pat Kane  in the excellent Bella Caledonia ( as ever ) and discover a new leftish movement out there; Mair nor a rock wind

Direct download: Are_we_invisible.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:02pm UTC