Thu, 23 November 2017
We return after a two week break due to my "man flu" to a joint reaction to the last two week's events of "Ye whit!".
The overthrow of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe kicks us off and Lesley focuses on the diaspora of Zimbabwe's talented women.Will they return and what will their country be like post Mugabe?
I prove I'm no George Kerevan, as if that needed doing, as I get to grips with Hammond's Budget and its impact not just on the UK but Scotland.
Lesley picks up on the Chancellor's "new technology" mantra and reflects on last week's Arctic Circle Forum in Edinburgh.
We cannot resist the siren call of the jungle and we get stuck into Kezia Dugdale's I'm a Celebrity adventures.
All of this plus, politicians "jokes", Harris Academy alumni,the glories of Dundee by night and the great Rodney Bewes.
Thu, 9 November 2017
In this week's extended podcast we kick off with the resignation of Priti Patel as Secretary of State for International Development.
Lesley speculates on the potential implications for beleaguered Theresa May and asks has she actually been lucky despite all her recent setbacks ?
We discuss the shadowy role of Lord Polack of the Conservative Friends of Israel in Patel's fall from grace and could this be the moment for Penny Mordaunt to stake her claim for the Tory leadership?
Boris Johnson is next in Lesley's gimlet gaze as the full impact of his ill thought and poorly prepared statements give spurious legitimacy to the imprisonment of UK journalist Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by the Iranian government.
We go into extra time for Lesley's reflections on last Saturday's Build Conference.
All this plus The Gruffalo in Scots , baby boxes,and feral cats.