Feisty Productions (the lesley riddoch podcast)
Podcasts and programmes from Lesley Riddoch and the team at Feisty Productions

If a week's a long time in politics, is two weeks an eternity? Lesley returns after her sojourns at the Arctic Circle Assembly and the IdeaSpace fringe event at the SNP conference. I chip in with a defence of men in "locker rooms" and we both grapple with some interesting technical issues.

Direct download: Arctic_Circle.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm UTC

This week's episode shows what happens to two normally rational folk who only got through the Tory Party conference by consuming copious amounts of coffee. Lesley examines UKIP infighting, the return of the Nasty Party,British jobs for British workers, and Nordic Horizons by way of a failed rectorial campaign, and the importance of the number 87 to local government. We also have our first on air disagreement. 

We're away next week as I channel my inner Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride as my Jenni gets married.

Direct download: the_Power_of_Place.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:32pm UTC

This week Lesley reflects on , the Mither tongue, the potential for a Scot's 7, and whither goest newly autonomous Scottish Labour. While I , due to popular demand, sit  a wee bit further away from the mic and wonder if Hillary Clinton is a presidential candidate not to be sniffed at.

Direct download: 3.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:23pm UTC

Two  big themes today are the role of honours and what do we mean when we say 'local' ?

We also manage to include  David Cameron, the Saltire Society, marching in Leith and a warning about spam texts.

Direct download: Honours_and_Local.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:55pm UTC

This week Lesley talks foot operations, getting ready for the next referendum and the perils of 'Brexit Lite'. There is  a new wager, and lots of news of forthcoming events.

Direct download: Best_Foot_Forward.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:40pm UTC

This week saw the first meeting of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon. Whatever they talked about is the start of this week's speculation. We also manage to discuss the value of Cyprus to the Brexit debate, the terrible events in both Nice and Turkey and the leadership contests in Labour and the SNP.

Direct download: Stylish_Meetings.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:58pm UTC

This week , we arrive late to the leadership contests to find one all over and the next one , barely started. We talk Ireland, Berlin and everything in between.

Direct download: You_Have_Got_The_Country_Back.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm UTC

The week we talk about the various demonstrations which have been happening from gatherings to safety pins. We also touch on the various leadership contests and their contrasting styles from SNP to Labour via Tory.

Direct download: Demos_and_Leadership_Contests.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:09pm UTC

After the European referendum result on Thursday , there seems to be turmoil everywhere. Lesley tries to make sense of what is happening as a result.

Direct download: More_unintended_results.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm UTC

Towards the end of Europe

This week we reflect on two big topics; testing in Primary Schools and Europe. The Scottish Government is introducing 'assessment' in primary schools - is this a good idea?

After the tragic death of Jo Cox MP, we turn our attention to Europe.

Direct download: Towards_the_end_of_Europe.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 5:21pm UTC