Feisty Productions (The Lesley Riddoch Podcast)
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In a quick follow up to the ‘Stories’ podcast this week, Lesley runs through the other stories that happened below the radar.  If you were worried that other countries are not interested in this referendum; then listen to whom Lesley has been talking to. Hint – it’s Australian TV and radio and 20 plus Norwegian students 

 

We also talk to retired Lt Colonel Andrew Parrott who explains all the defence issues; simply and without panic.

 

And finally, we have tales from the front line to relate about broadcasters and balance. We also try to name check all the stars of the week.

 

 

Direct download: Stories_2.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:49 AM

Here we are 3 days away from the referendum Vote and the pace has picked up. Lesley has been on the road constantly; Helmsdale, Portgower, Strathpeffer, Ardrishaig, Shawlands and the Glad Café. She was on the Radio 4 World Tonight Debate and watched the Big Big Debate. We talk about the lost purse, signs, the hunt for tshirts , flash mobs and ‘love’ in the campaign. There are lots of stories to tell.

Direct download: Stories.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:49 PM

This week’s @lesleyriddoch podcast comes from Orkney. Lesley has been talking about housing at the Orkney Science Fair and opening the Yes Shop in Kirkwall.  Ed Miliband has been in the news as well…but probably not in a good way. And there has been a YouGov poll which puts ‘Yes’ at 51% for the first time.

Direct download: 51_Breakthrough.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:27 PM

Just back from a visit to Sweden, Lesley explains Radio Sweden, immigration and their upcoming general election. Turning to matters at home, pensions have been an issue raised in this phase of the Referendum Debate and Lesley expands on her thinking in her Scotsman column. Finally, she rounds up her experience on more meetings and watching the Big Debate alone abroad.

Direct download: Sweden_and_Pensions.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:17 AM

This week sees the last episode of Referendum TV and Lesley reflects on some of the highlights and unexpected aspects of working with fellow journalists and presenters. We also manage to squeeze in Scotland’s visibility, Leith Says Aye, Sarah Beattie Smith of the Green Party on ‘Citizen’s Income’, George Foulkes on Lords Reform, Otters For Yes, the West Midlands Police Commissioner  by-election and more besides. Finally, before the next  big ‘Salmond versus Darling’ debate; we tell you what the result is- this is a spoiler alert.

Direct download: Ref_TV__Visibilty.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:14 PM

In this week’s @lesleyriddoch Podcast, we sweep up some of the big issues which have been mentioned in the newspapers. Lesley starts with her Sunday Post article “Let’s Do The World A Favour And Ditch Trident” – which has proved popular on Twitter.  We also touch on the current NHS role in the debate; “health is more than hospitals”.

Finally we round up the vibe from various meetings and Referendum TV.

Direct download: More_Big_Issues.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:39 AM

In this week’s @lesleyriddoch Podcast,  Lesley expands on the reasoning in her recent Scotsman column “Let’s Concentrate on the Real Debate”. The whole referendum seems to have got snagged on the consequences of a vote rather than examining the rationale for independence. We also recorded the views of a number of tourists and visitors to Edinburgh who share their insights.

Direct download: Consequences_Before_Everything.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 6:03 PM

This week’s @lesleyriddoch Podcast talks about the STV Debate.  The debate itself kicked off more debate, analysis and polls. Referendum TV had its first transmission and we get a view from behind the scenes. We also review “The Pure, The Dead, and The Brilliant”. And finally, Alyn Smith MEP explains how Europe works and the missing issue in the campaign MSM debate.   

Direct download: The_debate_about_the_debate.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:30 AM

This week we are talking the unexpected bonuses of the Commonwealth Games and the return of football. We also heard from Bruce Fummey with his unique take on the referendum. Lesley reveals a new media outlet; “Referendum TV’.

Direct download: Games_and_Voices.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 6:51 PM

This week’s @lesleyriddoch Podcast is an outside broadcast from the Western Isles, recorded in the ‘Mediterranean’ swelter of Luskentyre. Lesley has touring the Western Isles with Angus Brendan MacNeil MP as part of the “Blossom and Bu Choir’ tour.

Together they cover the topics of remote communications on islands, including an interesting insight into how UK telecoms works and what 4G could do. Both are learning Nordic languages and are taking different things away from that experience.

With 8 weeks to go; what’s the temperature of Westminster about the #indyref ? Will the Commonwealth Games have an effect ?

And finally, the role of boiler suits in politics?  This podcast is full of the craic.

Direct download: Heb_Med.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:14 AM