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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.

Apr 28, 2010

Eric Milligan and Peter Jones join Lesley in the Scotsman pod. Eric is a former Provost of Edinburgh and a self confessed Labour man. This makes for an interesting half hour as they all pull apart 'the Clegg Bounce' and 'the Brown Effect'. Everyone in this podcast is known for their straight talking and you will be left...


Apr 23, 2010

Andy Myles joins Scotsman Podcast regulars; Joyce McMillan, Peter MacMahon and Lesley Riddoch. To say, it's a robust display of fireworks is an understatement. Andy Myles is the former Chief Executive of Scottish LibDems and has some issues about the current "Nick Clegg" bounce and the media treatment.


Apr 16, 2010

On the day after the Tories launched their election manifesto, Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser joined George Kerevan and Lesley in the pod. They started by looking at co-operatives, the emasculation of local government and the Scottish General Election. Detouring via the Leaders' Debate, they managed to pull apart the...


Apr 9, 2010

This week in the pod, Kenny Farquharson and Joyce McMillan join Lesley Riddoch talk through how the election announcement was actually handled, what Coalition Government really means and the role of SamCam. As ever, strong opinions are expressed and if you listen carefully Lesley makes an appeal at the end that you...


Apr 2, 2010

This is the recording, in its entirety, of the Caithness Debate or the Gaelic Debate. It is a continuation of the first part, without interruption, and plunges back into the discussion.