The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 38m. Bisher sind 624 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Proxy Wars?

Sometimes there's absolutely no doubt what will be the first item in the podcast. And this week we had to begin with the SNP NEC decision which resulted in Joanna Cherry withdrawing her candidacy for the Edinburgh Central constituency at next year's...



Gut instincts

Boris Johnson in Orkney,the English media puts the boot in. Where to now for unionism? Tackling obesity, poverty the missing link. Saving Alexander Dennis



Wakey Wakey!

In this edition of the podcast we welcome Les Huckfield as our special guest.Les, a former Labour MP, government minister,and MEP is now a supporter of Scottish independence. As well as finding out why he made that political journey we use his...



Party Fears.Too many?

Tories, trust and trade deals. D'Hondt debates. Devolution under threat? Is the grab of state aid the last straw? The Scottish Land Fund.Is reform required? Priti Patel and the points based immigration system.



Trust matters

National Trust Scotland controversies. Redundancies and Neil Oliver's resignation. David Starkey's racist interview. Westminster power grabs. Culture wars and Border "warfare"


 2020-07-07  57m

Why not

Boris Johnson's Speed Deal. Nicola Sturgeon and border controls. Why won't Scots wear face coverings? The Green New Deal and post Covid economic recovery Langholm Moor community buy out update


 2020-06-30  1h5m

The Outsiders

This week's look at politics from a left/indy perspective has a definite outsiders theme. The Scottish Advisory Group on Economic Recovery published its report with an official fanfare yesterday. But, although it uses all the buzzwords like resilience...


 2020-06-23  47m

Twa radiators

Johnson's controversial Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. David Lammy and Anas Sarwar. Free school meals in England and Marcus Rashford. Burns and slavery. Common Weal's Resilient Scotland report. James Joyce and Bloomsday


 2020-06-16  1h8m

Set in stone

In this week's look at politics from a left/indy perspective Toppling Colston's statue Scotland's legacy of slavery The SNP soar in the polls but where's the strategy for indyref2? Labour vows federalism.Again The Church of England and Irish epitaphs


 2020-06-09  56m

Hard evidence

In this week's look at politics from a Scottish perspective the Dominic Cummings affair rumbles on and its impact socially and politically can't be underestimated. What it also brought into sharp perspective was the limited grasp on factual evidence...


 2020-06-02  1h6m