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Podcasts and programmes from Lesley Riddoch and the team at Feisty Productions

This week, we tackle the energy companies and customer loyalty. Greener Kirkcaldy also hosted an interesting presentation by Prof Stuart Haszeldine who talked through the potential of underground coal gasification. With the current background of 'fracking', could gas ever be green? And Lesley spent her birthday with the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association - how did she get on? You'll have to listen to find out.

Direct download: Is_Gas_Green.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:47 PM

This week's podcast covers why there is no buzz in the general election campaign so far. We also consider the various tactics people are considering about how to biff the established order and generate the buzz. Naturally enough, this includes an update on the 'community bank' ...and Portobello. Booze and the latest welcome statistics on tee totallers prompt a limp down memory lane.

Direct download: Buzz_Biffing_and_Boozing.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:30 PM

This week we delve into Lord Ashcroft's latest polls and also talk about a variety of 'community' projects ( some good- some problematic ) including 'Castle Toward' which seems to exemplify something that needs to change.

Direct download: Polls_and_Castles.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:05 PM

We are back from our brief hiatus and we have a lot to catch up with...Jim Murphy on Women's Prisons and fracking , the Greek election result, the Daily Express and how the SNP are doing as they select candidates and some entertainment recommendations. It also means this is a big podcast ...or should that be a long listen.

Direct download: Back_and_Big.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:05 PM

This week's podcast was delayed for some personal reasons . We try and get some perspective on the delay of the Chilcot Report, how Scottish Labour is picking up issues and running with them and the impartiality of the Civil Service. Naturally enough, as Lesley launches her latest edition of 'Blossom' in the Empire Bingo hall, we talk bingo.

Direct download: Chilcot_and_Bingo.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 12:08 PM

In the light of the terrible events last week in Paris, we have a few words about the Charlie Hebdo attack. Difficult to say anything new but we try.

Jim Murphy has also been explaining at length his strategy for the Scottish Labour Party. Lesley has some views on the details as they arise.

As promised, we also broadened our reading this week and dipped into the 'What Doctors Don't Tell You' publication. 

As mentioned on 'Question Time', TV Leaders' Debates - Lesley Wrote about it in the Sunday Post and explains a little bit more

Finally, we finish a windy podcast with a review of 'From Scotland With Love'.

Direct download: Nous_Sommes_Charlie.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:52 PM

Happy New Year to everyone.

In the first podcast of 2015, we talk Michael Marra tribute nights , @AMWWFmusic , hogmanay travels, the lore of Australia for young Scots, honours, and our plans for the 2015 podcasts.

 

Chris talks to the Director of the Glasgow School of Sport.  And Lesley explains the appeal of 'Frozen'.

Direct download: Frozen.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:29 PM

In the final part of our podcast review of 2014, we tackle 'T to Z'. From tourism through to the crowd sourced 'Z',  we also salute our listeners, 'Yes' shops ( various )  and the joys of Wiston Lodge and much more besides.

 

Although, this has been a four part series, there have been many people, places, events and topics which we could have mentioned but sadly, there wasn't enough time. However, the archive material is there for everyone to enjoy - please listen to what interests you.

 

And on the subject of 2015 - we will be back in the swing of things by Monday 12th January.

Direct download: 2014_Review_T-Z.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 1:00 PM

In the third of the series of 2014 Reviews, we travel from M to S. We start with an example of 'M' and touch on politicians, newspapers, 'Question Times', boat festivals , TV stations and programmes as we finally land on 'S'.  As you can imagine, there is a fair bit of referendum but more happened. It is also worth pointing out that all the Lesley Riddoch podcasts are still there in the archive for you to download and listen to. So, if there is a topic you want to hear more about from 2014, please search the archive, it's bound to be there.

 

The final part of the 2014 Review will be posted on New Year's Day 2015, when we surface. So have a a happy Hogmanay and all the best for 2015 from us to you.

Direct download: 2014_Review_M-S.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:30 AM

In the second 2014 Review podcast, we tackle G to L. From Gordon to Land Reform via Norway, huts and 'everything is awesome'. We discover why musicians vote the way they do and the problems with brothers.

Direct download: 2014_Review_G-L.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:06 PM