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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.

Nov 26, 2018

We're back!

Yup after a two-week break, during which time nothing politically significant at all has happened, the podcast has returned. Please read that last sentence with a note of irony, of course.

As you might be aware our absence was down to my better half's close encounters with the NHS and that's where we...


Nov 8, 2018

Lesley and I were both enthralled by the US midterm elections. I followed them on CNN and she on C4. Still her go to news channel despite the Nicola Sturgeon Brexit debate debacle.

The blue surge in the States ushered in a swathe of new, progressive Democrats to the House of Representatives,but has Donald Trump managed,...


Nov 1, 2018

Last night was Halloween but there's no trick or treating in this all genuine, all traditional, Scottish podcast.

Lesley turns her gimlet gaze on Scotland's less than glorious witch hunting past and explodes some myths.

I chip in with a wee bit on the roots of Samhain and memories of the 1950s.

We both reflect on what...