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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 21, 2019

The astonishing twists and turns of the events of the past couple of days over Brexit fill this week's entire episode .

Rather than my usual set of meanderings here I'll let you listen to the podcast as we don't half cover a whole lot of ground.

Our conclusions? Well, our final duet statement, is genuinely where we're...


Mar 11, 2019

As is so often in our podcasts Lesley has just returned from one of the Nordics. This time it's Iceland where she was attending a three-day (well it was three days for most delegates Ms Riddoch) conference on how they solved the substance abuse and anti-social behaviour epidemic among its young people.

Lesley discovered...


Mar 4, 2019

After I begin by giving far too detailed an explanation of why we're now podcasting on Mondays, Lesley gets stuck into what looks like a bidding war between the EU and EFTA for a post-independence Scotland.

She also considers, what appears to be, growing indications of the launch of Indyref2 and asks will any Tory PM...