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

Lesley returns refreshed from her holiday on Uist and is (almost) unbearably smug about how sunny it was.

We kick off with her reflections on the break and then slide into that complex set of relations between the SNP , the broader Yes movement, and the SIC .However, dinnae fash yirsels chums we tap into that 1967 summer of love vibe and explore the importance of fun ,community, culture and disco in rediscovering and reinventing not only ourselves but Scotland.

All that plus inflated hedgehogs, bear attacks in the Italian Alps,Bjork's dad, and, wait for it, a wee mention of cricket.

Direct download: A_Long_Chain_of_Goodwill.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:51pm UTC

This week we focus entirely on the BBC's plans to restructure Radio Scotland creating two new stations.One dedicated to speech and the other, on DAB, to music.

However us being us we manage to introduce thoughts on the male and female brain; why young women give up sport; a Ray McKinnon impression( by Lesley); revelations on Lesley's football career and the extremely healthy state of the  Scottish traditional music scene.

All this at the second time of asking.I did press that record button.....Honest guv!

Direct download: Broadcast_News.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm UTC

In this week's extravaganza I set in motion a series of appalling puns before we settle down to discuss rail nationalisation and how the Scottish government could be genuinely transformative even within the union.

Lesley looks at two pieces of "SNP good" news on the economy and the NHS and how they might just have caught out the commentariat.

Almost inevitably we return to Grenfell Tower and the amazing fortitude of that local community in not giving up or in to establishment pressure.

All this with some wee references to the DUP's financial deal, the Catalonian independence referendum and the Scot's language.And not forgetting a bout of coughing , or two, frae the bold Riddoch!

Direct download: To_boldly_go.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:52pm UTC