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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.

Mar 30, 2017

On the day that Theresa May finally triggered article 50 we , inevitably, focus on this.

What is Nicola Sturgeon's "cunning plan"? Is Scotland merely Maidenhead, no offence to Maidenhead, in May's Brexit strategy?

Lesley recovers from her appearance on "Call Kaye" and reflects on what, if anything, the BBC has learned...


Mar 24, 2017

We return to home base this week and for Lesley it's all the B's.

Belfast, Brexit, borders, boring , and baltic as she runs through her recent travels. 

There are reflections on the life and legacy of Martin McGuinness. The futures post Brexit of Ireland, north and south, and the implications for Scotland. That Section...


Mar 14, 2017

Well chums, guess what this week's podcast is all( well nearly all) about.

Lesley takes a wee break from her round of national and international media appearances to go over yesterday's events.

It's a mad dash through Nicola Sturgeon's announcement of Indyref2( any ideas on names other Scoxit are most welcome)...


Mar 9, 2017

Thanks to the "kindness of strangers" and their driving skills we bring you this week's podcast.

Theresa May's appearance at the Tory Party conference in Perth kicks us off and Lesley's predictions about the reining in of the powers of the Scottish Parliament post Brexit seem to be coming true.

We touch briefly on the ,...


Mar 2, 2017

This week sees the return of the Fife twa after Lesley's op.

Lesley pays tribute to the larger than life, late Paddy Bort ,doyen of the Edinburgh folk scene and powerful advocate for local democracy.

You know when you ask someone a question and they actually give you the answer!

Well, stand by for Lesley's forensic...