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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.

Aug 27, 2019

After an opening salvo on the perils and dubious pleasures of digital technology and assembling hose systems (trust me it's more interesting than it sounds) we move on to discuss the modern phenomenon of so-called dirty camping. A symptom of our disposable culture or something more?

As Corbyn gets ready to meet the leaders of the other opposition parties I reckon this is all just positioning for a snap General Election. Lesley disagrees.

It's the Shetland by election on Thursday. Are the Lib Dems running scared of the SNP's Tom Wills and is there an upset on the cards?

Nicola Sturgeon seems to think so, and she and other SNP big guns have been campaigning hard up there.

The FM ran into criticism for being "away from the mainland" when the GERS figures were announced. We question the obsession, on all sides of the independence divide, with this annual event.

As per usual there's lots of other stuff plus, with Lesley's approval, I get to talk about cricket.