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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.

Feb 24, 2014

The lore of the Lego Movie, peripatetic Cabinets and their meetings, Sovereign Funds, the ‘Top Islands’ ,curling and what Jackie Bird did when she visited . As ever, Lesley manages to weave a narrative in between this varied range of topics. ( She wrote about the Trip Advisor awards for Lewis and Harris in the...


Feb 18, 2014

In the #indyref ping pong match, does the way you deliver your messages count? Lesley thinks there may be something to it. And does it matter how you treat Bernard Posonby? And is the EU membership question new?

It’s the week where Donald Trump stopped loving Scotland and its’ wind turbines. Are we going to miss...


Feb 12, 2014

The Guardian, late last night, led with a story about George Osborne coming north later this week to dash the chances of a currency union. It’s a topic we’ve not really covered in the podcasts over the recent past. So George, Ed and Danny prompted Lesley to clear the pod studio and assemble a few thoughts in...


Feb 10, 2014

This week Lesley talks about the ‘Wooing the undecided voter’ which she wrote about for Newsnet Scotland. At the same time, David Cameron was urging the English, Welsh and Northern Irish to woo the Scots to ‘No’ by showing and sharing the love.

At the weekend, Lesley also crossed swords with David Aaronovitch...


Feb 3, 2014

This week Lesley has been prompted to think about the role supermarkets have in educating our youngsters. If you follow Lesley on Twitter, you will know this is a hot topic. But are all corporate bodies bad?

The interventions of Alistair Carmichael, Tom Hunter and Mr Bean all get woven into the latest state of...