Tue, 31 October 2017
We unashamedly spend the vast majority of this week's podcast on the continuing crisis in Catalunya.
Lesley was a first hand witness to last week's momentous events and gives a fantastic insight into what it was like on the streets of Barcelona as the drama unfolded.
She also, tells tall Castilian tales, recounts her experiences with anarcho-syndicalists and , most importantly, lets the world into the dark secrets of Brian Taylor's dancing.
I pitch in here and there but inevitably finish up talking about the fitba. Dinnae let on tae the Wee Ginger Dug!
There's also a plug for the Build:Bridges to Indy event this weekend in Edinburgh.
Thu, 19 October 2017
Lesley returns after her bout of the lurgi and it's Riddoch in full righteous wrath mode as the injustices and human costs of Universal Credit are dissected mercilessly,and it's shown for the cruel shambles that it is.
I lurk on the wing and chip in on yesterday's debate in the House of Commons on Universal Credit and the lack of understanding of the plight of ordinary folk on the government benches.
Lesley reflects on last week's Arctic Circle Assembly ,Nicola Sturgeon's starring role, and exciting prospects for joint Icelandic Scottish cooperation on post fossil fuels energy supply.
Finally it's back to the SNP Conference, the mood of delegates , the fringe events, and are there signs that the party is slowly coming around to a more collegiate approach to its leadership allowing Nicola to "get on with the day job"?
Fri, 6 October 2017
In this week's extended podcast we delve into the ongoing crisis of democracy in Catalonia and the Tory Party conference in Manchester.
Lesley strips away the "playing for sympathy" card of the Conservative apologists and focuses on May's policies and the reaction to them amongst delegates.
I fling in my midgie magnet analogy and we both speculate on Boris and Ruth's ambitions.
By way of Nick Robinson's moan on the role of new media outlets undermining trust in the BBC we try and make sense of what's happening in Catalonia.
Lesley previews her upcoming trip to Iceland for the Arctic Circles conference.
I shamelessly plug Dundee Wanderers Hockey club.
And we both take credit for Scotland's last gasp win v Slovakia.