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

The question is , when do we get back to domestic politics and stop this Westminster firework display?

 

However, we start this week's podcast with the celebration of Evelyn Gillan which Lesley was part of and the remarkable legacy. We also touch on Chapel FM, what English students are saying, the Labour Party, the Flying Pigs, Ally Bally, and what's happening in the Nordic House this week.

Direct download: Back_to_domestic.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:31 PM

This week we talk about the row about the handling of Mhairi Black MP's maiden speech by the BBC. We also examine Jeremy Corbyn as the potential next leader of the Labour Party. Lesley also pays a heartfelt tribute to Evelyn  Gillan who sadly passed away this week. We also manage to fit in a trip to Kirkcaldy and the paintings arriving for Nordic House exhibition.

Direct download: Mhairi_Jeremy_and_Evelyn.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:00 PM

After this week's terrible news from Stirling M9 accident, it's difficult to talk about anything else. Clearly, Police Scotland are going to be under scrutiny but before we rush to judgment , are their other factors to take into account?

 

We also touch on holidays, the budget and EVEL. It's our first week back in the home pod.

Direct download: Mainly_Police_Scotland.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:40 PM

On Sunday, we sat down and did our usual weekly podcast. However, Lesley felt she had more to say following the astonishing ‘No’ vote in Greece. Recorded outdoors on a balmy Cretan evening, this extra @lesleyriddoch podcast tries to tell the story of meeting some extraordinary people in unusual  circumstances as Greece decided it’s path. We also talk about the Cretan wildlife. And if you are wondering; the sound of ‘plastic bags flapping in the background? They are palm trees buffeted by the brisk evening breeze.

Direct download: A_Tribute_To_An_Island.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:51 AM

Still on holiday in Crete on the day of the big referendum and the results start to come in...they said 'no'. As you will hear, this was not the result we had been anticipating from talking to people and watching the media.

This week's podcast is slightly shorter thn usual - we are on holiday , after all. Next week normal service resumes.

Direct download: They_said_no.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 8:07 PM

Will they go ...or will they stay? Lesley is on holiday in Crete and talks to local Cretans as to what they think about the Greek Euro Crisis. We also manage to have an interesting discussion about local wild life before plunging back into our own, in the form of 'clypegate'. And we finish on Obama and Castle Toward.

Direct download: Will_They_Go.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:56 PM

This week Lesley travelled down to Huddersfield to speak at the #NorthernCitizens Convention to talk devolution. We also briefly touch on that Daily Record story again and wonder aloud about the  focus - Holyrood or Westminster, as bits of Scotland get sold off. Are we following Holyrood 'blow by blow'?

 

On a lighter note, we talk West Fife SNP lupins, lost property at weekends, food on trains, the success of Uffie Elbæck and the challenges of securing the rights  to display Icelandic art.

Direct download: What_Northern_Citizens_Think.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:26 PM

This week we manage to respond to the cyclical David Starkey on the SNP, David Cameron and Kristina Lemon of the Swedish Election Authority on elections,Norwegian councillors on childcare costs, the Daily Record on chairing poverty conferences, and the latest news from our favourite Scottish council. Lesley also reveals details about a new Nordic House Exhibition which opens in July in Edinburgh

Direct download: Starkey_Elections_and_An_Exhibition.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:38 PM

This weekend, we were in Oban for the People's Council event. In this podcast we try and relate all the issues which were covered in this gathering of activists. From the way it was organised through to the speakers and the insights, there is a lot to share about the moves afoot in local democracy. As usual, we also try and catch up on the week and bring in other detours.

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

It's all TV appearances, football, Paisley, Porty and PR this week.  It's time to talk about the unasked questions of 'Question Time'  and Michael White's moustache. We also talk about the possibility of Scots boycotting the forthcoming football friendly with Qatar. There are also some startling revelations about PR from the Electoral Reform Society.

 

Direct download: Qatar_and_PR.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:26 PM