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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.

Apr 5, 2009

Agnes is not your typical entrepreneur.  She's 84 and suffers from tendonitis.  When she couldn't find a trolley to help her with household tasks, she decided to invent one herself.  She's spent a small fortune on it but is still nowhere near getting it to market.  Lesley gets on the case and finds out why Agnes has...


Mar 29, 2009

 Andrew and Will are graduates from Abertay University's Games Technology course and they're desperate to come up with the next Grand Theft Auto. They're not short of ideas but they're short of cash.  To give them the leg up they need, Lesley introduces them to games supremo Chris Wright who shares some valuable...


Mar 22, 2009

What does Anthony, a 7th generation tanner, do to diversify and, hopefully, save his company?  He sets up a business making deerskin handbags, of course. But how does he brand them?  Lesley calls on the services of marketing guru Suzanne George to offer her pearls of wisdom.  Will Anthony take her advice?


Mar 15, 2009

Gary Burns is on a mission to save the world's carpets from burn marks with his docking station for hair straighteners.  But the business advice he's been given in the past has been contradictory. Should he find a manufacturer or license his product to a major company?  Lesley tracks down Old Hand Ron Hamilton who's...


Mar 8, 2009

Iain Gillespie runs the Sottish Graduate website and seems to have problems dealing with partners and staff. Lesley Campbell brings in Old Hand Heather Sims for some tough love advice in an extraordinary New Hands programme.