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

Will they go ...or will they stay? Lesley is on holiday in Crete and talks to local Cretans as to what they think about the Greek Euro Crisis. We also manage to have an interesting discussion about local wild life before plunging back into our own, in the form of 'clypegate'. And we finish on Obama and Castle Toward.

Direct download: Will_They_Go.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 7:56 PM

This week Lesley travelled down to Huddersfield to speak at the #NorthernCitizens Convention to talk devolution. We also briefly touch on that Daily Record story again and wonder aloud about the  focus - Holyrood or Westminster, as bits of Scotland get sold off. Are we following Holyrood 'blow by blow'?

 

On a lighter note, we talk West Fife SNP lupins, lost property at weekends, food on trains, the success of Uffie Elbæck and the challenges of securing the rights  to display Icelandic art.

Direct download: What_Northern_Citizens_Think.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:26 PM

This week we manage to respond to the cyclical David Starkey on the SNP, David Cameron and Kristina Lemon of the Swedish Election Authority on elections,Norwegian councillors on childcare costs, the Daily Record on chairing poverty conferences, and the latest news from our favourite Scottish council. Lesley also reveals details about a new Nordic House Exhibition which opens in July in Edinburgh

Direct download: Starkey_Elections_and_An_Exhibition.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:38 PM

This weekend, we were in Oban for the People's Council event. In this podcast we try and relate all the issues which were covered in this gathering of activists. From the way it was organised through to the speakers and the insights, there is a lot to share about the moves afoot in local democracy. As usual, we also try and catch up on the week and bring in other detours.

Direct download: Just_the_Peoples_Council.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:49 PM

It's all TV appearances, football, Paisley, Porty and PR this week.  It's time to talk about the unasked questions of 'Question Time'  and Michael White's moustache. We also talk about the possibility of Scots boycotting the forthcoming football friendly with Qatar. There are also some startling revelations about PR from the Electoral Reform Society.

 

Direct download: Qatar_and_PR.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 10:26 PM

This week's podcast sees the retiral of the Alistair Carmichael megaphone of mirth. But will the big man follow? Opinions in the pod are divided. Other topics include more guidance for labour ( north and south), the Irish and referenda, some Eurovision and Land Reform.

Direct download: Ali_Out.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:18 PM

Jim Murphy resigned this week and now we have the spectacle of the UK and Scottish Labour parties looking for a leader. In this week's podcast we discuss the various names being offered as potential leaders. What role will the trade unions have? 

Direct download: Runners_and_Riders.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 4:35 PM

The 2015 General Election delivered some surprises, an exit poll out of the blue, a Tory majority and party leadership changes.

Lesley tells us what it was like to be on the STV couch for 4 hours and then what the rest of the election night was like for her.

 

She also outlines her thoughts on a Tory majority, a single party Scotland and the new community initiatives which are springing up.

 

Direct download: A_beginning_a_middle_and_more_midd.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 12:47 PM

In this final podcast before the votes are cast in the 2015 General Election, we talk about heckling in all its forms. We also talk about what we have liked about the campaigns and those things we have been less than keen about...there have been a lot.

Direct download: Taking_it_to_the_streets.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 12:31 PM

This week is slightly different. After all the acivity of the General Election so far, we pause to reflect on where we have got to. Ed Milliband seems to have suggested 'No Deals' with the SNP, but what does that mean? Are Scottish votes second class? How are things shaping up as we contemplate the post #GE2015 UK?

We recorded very late on Friday night/Saturday morning after Lesley had finished talking to the excellent ( as ever ) Stephen Nolan. We touch briefly on events, name drop and recommend a good TTIP education  resource ( thanks - Kenny )

We will be recording again on Tuesday night...before the last hectic day of the election campaign.

Direct download: The_Problem_With_Staying.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 9:56 PM