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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.

Dec 22, 2015

Chris is back with a voice and Lesley has a good news story, a few opinions about the #FRB , David Mundell and localism and the SNP Budget.


Dec 13, 2015

In this week's podcast we talk about the Paris Summit on Climate Change, the result of the Carmichael court case, the 'Donald' and then the passing of two great writers; William McIlvanney and Ian Bell. We also touch on the campaign to put Dr Elsie Inglis on the  new bank notes.


Dec 6, 2015

This week there is a theme of bridges in the podcast. Whether it is the land owners offering land to communities, Jeremy Corbyn needing to build some, the Forth Road and that Nordic TV series; bridges seem to be the idea of the week.


Nov 29, 2015

This week we manage to talk about the proposed bombing in Syria, more Labour problems, tax credits , the Scottish Climate Chaos march, Mary Barbour, Andrew Stoddart and Shooglenifty.


Nov 22, 2015

This week we follow up on Lesley's National column on the BBC and the pool of talent; including Nick Robinson. We stray in Alex Bell's comments about the White Paper.

There is a lot of good news from Applecross and the success of the fund raising for their hydro scheme.