Thu, 16 February 2017
First a shameless plug. Lesley's terrific series on the links between Ulster and Scotland ends this Sunday and if you want to see the final episode or catch up on previous ones, follow this link
We return to the podcast after a week on the sick and Lesley reflects on her off again , now on again upcoming op and the state of the NHS.
I continue the medical theme , with a sporting twist. The recent revelations over dementia and heading footballs lead me to the Frank's Law campaign.
We wonder what the Scottish Government could/should do in the light of the UK's seeming roll back from the Dubs plan to rescue refugee children.
No week is complete these days without mentioning the Donald and we don't disappoint as 45 meets Netanyahu and complains about leaks.
Closer to home Lesley looks at the report on reform of the 1989 Official Secrets Act and what the resounding silence in most of the media over this says about the state of our surveillance society.
Lesley rants, justifiably, about the £21million pound nuclear industry archive to be created in Wick.
All this in addition to radio ventriloquism,"T2",spoiler alerts for "Lion" and my mum phoning mid podcast.
Thu, 2 February 2017
The meat in this week's podcast is the plan to pilot the Universal Basic Income in Glasgow and Fife and Lesley's appearance on BBC's The Big Questions .
We also partake in the full English, Brexit that is, sink our teeth into the planned Trump state visit and ruminate on the dog's dinner that's Labour response to them both.
There are also startling revelations on both our parts which lead to recollections of school ,university, wide boys and Hooray Henries.