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

This week's podcast is like a meeting trying to cram in reports from Keith, Elgin, Dunoon, Strathaven, Perth and Carnoustie. The topics include the Peoples' University, 'Join the Dots', allotments, women only short lists and  the monkey in the sidecar. As we touch on the subject on the subject of the eclipse; listeners are advised to don sunglasses whilst enjoying this week's pod.

Direct download: Matters_Arising.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:39 PM

It's Saturday night and the pod beckons. More tales of Oslo and social enterprises, a personal story from the Western Isles, the numbers behind immigration, and today's happenings at an eventful Women for Independence meeting in Perth and Radical Independence Campaign in Dundee.

 

Direct download: Sad_On_Saturday_Night.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:53 PM

This week we are in Oslo and recording in a Norwegian kitchen. After a walking tour of Oslo, Sarah Prosser joins us to explain some of the realities of the city. The talk is of social entrepreneurial skills, and what Norway and Scotland can share. We also touch on issues closer to home about equality and what Labour does next.

Direct download: The_Oslo_Pod.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:42 PM

It has been quite a week for people, including politicians, to say incredible things. Whatever it's the stars of "Meet the UKippers", through to Jack Straw, Malcolm Rifkind, Natalie Bennett; everyone had something to say.

 

Lesley also thinks Scotland needs to become a participatory community focussed democracy and explains why.

Direct download: Things_People_Say.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:13 PM

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