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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.

Mar 10, 2020

Lesley,currently freed from her two columns a week,visited Low Moss Prison and was wowed by the experience.

We can't escape from Covid-19 and we look at the coverage it's receiving.I'm less than complimentary about Newsnight but far more impressed by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Not only does Lesley, surprisingly spring to Newsnight's defence, but also, as per usual, brings another perspective to the crisis.

Monday saw the opening of the Alex Salmond trial but before it got underway The Herald published a controversial Neil MacKay article. I couldn't let this pass without comment but luckily you're saved from a full scale lecture on the law of contempt by a timely Lesley intervention.

Ruth Davidson's appearance, for free this time, on GMS commenting on work/life balance for politicians turned out to be a bit of a puff piece with her laughing off two pertinent questions on her own behaviour. However it provides another opportunity for Lesley to examine working practices across UK and Scottish politics and contrast them with Sweden.

As well as all this there's the continuing scandal of broadband( lack of) coverage, Scottish rugby success, handwashing in gents lavatories, and WB Yeats.