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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.

May 30, 2008

Lesley is joined by Alison, Gregor, Alex and Sean who rattle through what happened on Riddoch Questions. Alison is visiting with young students from Blairgowrie High School and makes a shocking observation. Oh and Sean storms out.


May 30, 2008

The day after the Crewe and Nantwich by election, the studio is packed with Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm, Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser, agony aunt/journalist Joan Burnie and journalist/banker Alex Hastie. The result, the economy and  fags all make appearances as the panel sift through the news stories of the week.


May 23, 2008

George Foulkes, Alex Neil, Jim Spence and Philip Campbell join Lesley in the studio in a new format Riddoch Questions. The panel examine the news in a week where Rangers fans trash Manchester, Burma gets worse and the Prime Minister can't get a break.


May 16, 2008

In this week's Riddoch Questions, Duncan Simpson and MSP Mike Pringle are at opposite ends of the 'Plas Tax' debate. Should plastic bags be banned ? It was a fairly emotive debate where compromise seemed impossible.


May 16, 2008

After a frenetic Riddoch Questions with political heavy weights, there is a much more diverting conversation about  codec ( the importance of )  and accents  ( the  importance of ) .  The team, Pat, Alex, Sean and Lesley mull over what the new format programme is  like. As ever,  there are opinions and humour in equal ...