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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 29, 2013

This week, it's the turn of wind energy and cycling to feature in the @lesleyriddoch podcast. Concepts like 'wind crofters' and 'strict liability' will be explored in the light of the 'Land Reform Review Group' interim report and Emma Way and the #bloodycyclist affair.


May 21, 2013

This week’s @lesleyriddoch podcast starts with Lesley at Radio 4’s ‘Leader Conference’, takes in Nigel Farage and 70s direct action, Norman Tebbit and gay marriage, Gary Tank Commander and skiffs.


May 10, 2013

UKIP’s recent election results stirred things up down in England. Lesley was keen to point out the differences between UKIP and the SNP after parallels had been drawn in her Scotsman column.

After an event “Who Runs Culture in Scotland?” in the Tron with a packed panel, including Alasdair Gray, the answer is a bit...