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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.

Aug 29, 2015

This week we are talking about the House of Lords, #ourland demonstrations in Arbroath, #beachbusk in Portobello, the BBC, welfare benefit sanctions. We also look forward to next week.


Aug 23, 2015

This week Adrian Sinclair of ChapelFM joins us in the pod. He is the director of a Leeds basedcommunity radio station, a recent returnee to the labour Party and a long time friend with opinions. It was Saturday night and we sat down around the kitchen table and started to talk about the Corbyn effect, the Labour Party...


Aug 16, 2015

Gordon Brown makes a major speech intended to influence the Labour Leader's election. The #ourland campaign kicks off this week and there is plenty to talk about there.. Lesley visits Islay and reports back.

And the big news this week; we recorded the podcast in a polytunnel.


Aug 9, 2015

We are back in the pod after Lesley's return from North Uist. There seems to be little going on and the silly season is upon us. However, we can still find interesting things to blether about. The topics this week include, John Rae, Bruce Fummey island life and the technology challenges of Scotland.


Aug 2, 2015

This week we tackle the HoL and explore what Andy Burnham is up to. The race for the UK Labour leadership is throwing up new proposals all the time...is it a case of the 'Corbyn' effect? Also we have to mention the opening of the Nordic House Exhibition.