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

Lesley spent a few days in Belfast with academics and wrote about how a commentator said  “Whatever the result, Scotland has already won.” Here she explains a bit more detail behind the headlines.

We also manage to squeeze in references to Farr, Newtonmore, Mark Cousins and the forthcoming ‘Words from the Wild ‘ Book Festival on Knoydart. There is also a quick review of ‘A Dangerous Game’ , Anthony Baxter’s follow up to ‘You’ve Been Trumped’.

 

We also will be releasing a wee treat mid week; a short interview Chris did in Portsoy with some skiffers. Watch out for that.

Direct download: Belfast_and_Portsoy.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:19pm UTC

John Major comes north and seems to be the latest heavyweight to offer advice as an opinion. And who should be the next poster person to appear?  Lesley also reflects on what it takes to talk to farmers at the Royal Highland Show. Surprisingly, it’s not all subsidies.

And we had to talk about it. BBC Radio Scotland’s new programme; Crossfire.

There were a number of opinions expressed and Lesley explains her thinking about the shortcomings of the format and more problems in the MSM.

Direct download: Major_and_Crossfire.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am UTC

Lesley is back from the Geiteberg Folk Festival just outside Oslo. Whilst there, she managed to grab a few words with one of the Directors; Brian Ó hEadhra. Both share a love of all things Norwegian and Scottish for different reasons.

Arriving back home, as the row over JK Rowling seems to continue to rumble along; Lesley has a few thoughts.

Finally, this is a short 'start the week' podcast; we will be back at longer length later this week to catch up on more of the week's topics and issues.

Direct download: Geiteberg_and_Rowling.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm UTC

It’s ‘100 days until’ and we’ve had ‘hope to nope’ from Obama, glorious leader jibes and the inevitable countdown to 18 September .We discuss these topics along with ‘Devo More’ and how the Queen deals with fainting. 

Lesley is also frustrated by the media coverage and we learn which European country has the highest IT workers per capita.

Direct download: 100_Days.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:38pm UTC

Popular BBC Scotland presenter Gary Robertson  is about to leave  and ‘Scotland 2014’  arrives – Lesley has written about her concerns. In this podcast, she explains why she thinks things have been going wrong.

We also touch briefly on Blair and Bush and Tory tax proposals. And oddly enough, end on some good news …yes , you will have to listen to the very end.

Direct download: Ranty_at_Aunty.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm UTC