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 41m. Bisher sind 682 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 18 days 13 hours 3 minutes


episode 682: Shooglin things aboot

The murder of Sir David Amess. Controversy over constituency boundary changes. GP crisis.



episode 681: Rhetoric and reality

A joint report by the Health and Science select committees has been absolutely damning of the UK government's response to the Covid pandemic. The UK and the EU seem to be heading for a complete impasse over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Proto



episode 680: Conference calls

The recent Conservative party conference,in particular Boris Johnson's keynote speech,takes up the bulk of this week's podcast.In fact it's a Tory heavy episode with our thoughts on Alister Jack and Michael Gove's recent statements on Scottish independenc



episode 679: Speechless

Our thoughts on the aftermath of the conviction in the Sarah Everard case. Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party conference. First Minister's Questions. Another Tory donor parachuted into the Lords and the Scottish Office.



episode 678: Anger is an energy

Michelle Thomson grabbed all the headlines with her "No indyref in 2023" statement at the Big Indy Debate but there was a lot more to the event,and what she and the other panel members said,than that. We also look at the energy crisis and the failure of t



episode 677: Matters constitutional

The UK Cabinet reshuffle,Mike Russell's interim Scottish constitution, the Holyrood protest ban,the Nordic's go left,where is the SNP's visionary challenge,and Gordon Brown's latest save the Union plan.


 2021-09-16  1h10m

episode 676: Professor Mark Blyth-Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with Professor Mark Blyth


 2021-09-09  41m

episode 675: Headline News

Greta Thunberg's words on Scotland and climate change were definitely mangled by the BBC but should we patting ourselves on the back on our response to the emergency? Has Nicola Sturgeon outflanked progressive unionists with the Scottish Greens deal ?


 2021-09-02  50m

episode 674: The Real Deal?

What next for the people of Afghanistan and the international order? The SNP/Green deal- a game changer,"student politics",or poison for independence? Sharon Graham,a very new broom at Unite.


 2021-08-26  57m

episode 673: The I word

We cover the horrific events unfolding in Afghanistan,the rebranding by the SNP of indyref2 as the Recovery Referendum,Mike Russell's appearance on The National's online Roadshow,and the contrasting experiences of two communities in the move to a "just gr


 2021-08-19  1h1m