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Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

Nov 24, 2020

In a world seemingly mired in pessimism there were several chinks of optimistic light this week. Donald Trump, finally, appears to have accepted he lost the Presidential election, paving the way for a peaceful transition of power to Biden amd Harris with all that means not just for America but the world. 

And the latest...


Nov 17, 2020

With his incendiary statements on devolution north of the border being a disaster has Boris Johnson, despite today's spin from Tory Central Office, revealed the real intentions of his government and put the nail in the coffin of the Union as well as Gordon Brown's Devo Max? We take a look at this ,and the rather odd...


Nov 10, 2020

Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the US Presidential race but the majority of the Republican Party, led by Donald Trump, seem hell bent on overturning the result. There are also rumblings from the left that a Biden Presidency wont be the victory for progressive values that it seemed at face value.

How gloomy or...


Nov 4, 2020

It's very definitely the morning after the night before as we try to get out heads round the US Presidential election results and the arcane Electoral College system.

As we recorded it was all still to play for with Trump and Biden running neck and neck and the outcome depending on the last few congressional districts...


Oct 27, 2020

It's been a week of mounting  Christmas panic across the media and Lesley, bravely, takes on the role of The Grinch in asking for just a wee bit of perspective, not just for this year, but on an unhealthy obsession with Yuletide.

I ,in keeping with the pantomime theme, am Grumpy when looking at the state of child...