Feisty Productions (The Lesley Riddoch Podcast)
Podcasts and programmes from Lesley Riddoch and the team at Feisty Productions

This week Lesley swears she's got laryngitis...it's hardly surprising with the packed week she's had. From a dawn demo at Faslane through to packed meetings at Haddington, North Berwick and Duns. She also commented on the BBC about the Leaders' Debate...and passes on news about the People's Council. And more.

Direct download: Lesley_Loses_Her_Voice.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:02 PM

This week's podcast picks up after the mid week 4 leaders debate...there was another one and then Lesley headed down to London and the Andrew Marr Show...so there is probably a tale or two to tell. And Lesley reveals what's on her crib sheets written out on cards...Trident, Cuba, Hilary, PR...and what did Lulu say?

Direct download: On_the_cards.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:47 PM

Tonight on STV, the four  leaders of the main Scottish political parties went head to head. Ruth, Nicola , Willie and Jim took on Bernard Ponsonby and an invited audience in Edinburgh. Fresh from our Berlin trip, we sat down to watch and recorded this podcast straight afterwards. We did not have a chance to be swayed by any other opinions. This was our verdict. And we are sticking to it.

Direct download: 4_Leaders.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:49 PM

This week's podcast is from Berlin. Lesley tackles the big news of the week which seems to be summed up in one name; Nicola. We talk through the 7 leaders' debate and the aftermath. There are some lessons and some warnings in recent events.

 

Naturally enough, we also share a some forthcoming publications from Stewart Bremner and Greg Moodie ...and also details of an unique walking tour of Cabaret Berlin from Brendan Nash.

Direct download: Berlin_Calling.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:28 PM

Lesley is on a mini tour of the Highlands and Sunday saw her sitting in the Sligachan Hotel and reflecting on discussions in Strathpeffer, Farr, Cannich and Skye. Using the available technology, we discussed these topics and Milliband/Cameron, the bogey man and Mrs Sturgeon.

Direct download: Skype_from_Skye.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 6:44 PM

This week's podcast is like a meeting trying to cram in reports from Keith, Elgin, Dunoon, Strathaven, Perth and Carnoustie. The topics include the Peoples' University, 'Join the Dots', allotments, women only short lists and  the monkey in the sidecar. As we touch on the subject on the subject of the eclipse; listeners are advised to don sunglasses whilst enjoying this week's pod.

Direct download: Matters_Arising.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:39 PM

It's Saturday night and the pod beckons. More tales of Oslo and social enterprises, a personal story from the Western Isles, the numbers behind immigration, and today's happenings at an eventful Women for Independence meeting in Perth and Radical Independence Campaign in Dundee.

 

Direct download: Sad_On_Saturday_Night.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:53 PM

This week we are in Oslo and recording in a Norwegian kitchen. After a walking tour of Oslo, Sarah Prosser joins us to explain some of the realities of the city. The talk is of social entrepreneurial skills, and what Norway and Scotland can share. We also touch on issues closer to home about equality and what Labour does next.

Direct download: The_Oslo_Pod.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:42 PM

It has been quite a week for people, including politicians, to say incredible things. Whatever it's the stars of "Meet the UKippers", through to Jack Straw, Malcolm Rifkind, Natalie Bennett; everyone had something to say.

 

Lesley also thinks Scotland needs to become a participatory community focussed democracy and explains why.

Direct download: Things_People_Say.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:13 PM

This week, we tackle the energy companies and customer loyalty. Greener Kirkcaldy also hosted an interesting presentation by Prof Stuart Haszeldine who talked through the potential of underground coal gasification. With the current background of 'fracking', could gas ever be green? And Lesley spent her birthday with the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association - how did she get on? You'll have to listen to find out.

Direct download: Is_Gas_Green.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:47 PM