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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 26, 2019

It was "Hold the front page" time this afternoon as Theresa May made her much trailed statement to the Commons after a fractious Cabinet meeting.

We give our initial reactions to her last-minute Brexit manoeuvring.

Lesley returned to her alma mater at the end of last week to attend a conference organised by the Bonavero...


Feb 19, 2019

There's only one place to begin this week and it's the, less than, surprise resignation of seven Labour MPs to form TIG-The Independent Group.

Lesley and I try to get our heads round why now, what for, and what next for this disparate group.

This speculation, inevitably for us, leads us down several highways and bye...


Feb 12, 2019

Lesley's just back from a wee tour of the Western Isles and looks back on the perils, and pleasures, of travel around the Outer Hebrides.

The pleasure mainly being her discovery of the joys of the electric bike.

She also reflects on the crofting and housing crisis facing the islanders and the enduring legacy of Canon...


Feb 5, 2019

Back in the days of Riddoch Questions we used to sit around post show and record our thoughts about the topics and podcast them as Aftermath.

Well...after today's podcast we suddenly found ourselves chatting about the meaning of identities ,specifically our own, and we decided to go back to the future and create our...


Feb 5, 2019

It's a podcast of two halves today.The news that Celtic Connections has been awarded £100,000 from the Scottish Government's Expo Fund to commission eight new pieces of work for the Grit Orchestra sparks off part one.

Part the second moves from music to history  examining the wartime nationalist narrative of Brexiters...