Feisty Productions
Podcasts and programmes from Lesley Riddoch and the team at Feisty Productions
The Leader of the Scottish Labour Party joined Lesley in the studio for the last Riddoch Questions for 2008. There were some remarkable revelations.
Direct download: RQ_19-12-08.mp3
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Halla Tomasdottir is  the executive director and co-founder of Audur capital - the only financial company left in Iceland currently recruiting staff. They set up in 2007, recruiting women, and committed to invest only in products they could understand. As a result, their clients are almost the only people in Iceland with savings intact. This is the full interview part of which was played on Women’s Hour in November. Here is the Scotsman column that made me decide to head north and see for myself how Iceland was responding to economic meltdown and here is the column that followed this visit.
Direct download: Lesley_and_Halla_Tomasdottir.mp3
Category:Riddoch in Iceland -- posted at: 6:57pm UTC

This recording starts with angry punters at a demonstration outside the Icelandic parliament. Then I met up with Gudni Johannesson who  is a historian at Reykjavik University, Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir, a writer with Iceland Review and Alda Sigmundsdottir, the woman behind the cult website www.icelandweatherreport.com. And here are some photos as well.
Direct download: Lesley_and_the_Icelandic_Banks.mp3
Category:Riddoch in Iceland -- posted at: 6:47pm UTC

As part of this Snow Queen end of year extra I recorded this half hour programme from Skalanes in East Iceland in June. This is where activists opposed hydro electric dams and lost – but realized the enormous dam-building drill could also force a tunnel through the mountains and connect their isolated communities. In other words, inspiring conservationists and very quick thinkers! For some context before you listen check out Scotsman Column I emailed over from Skalanes.
Direct download: Lesley_at_Skalanes.mp3
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Lesley’s guests on Riddoch Questions this week are Anne McGuire, Labour MP for Stirling and former Minister for Disabled People; Christopher Harvie, SNP MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife and Honorary President of the Scottish Association for Public Transport; and Mike Dailly, principal solicitor at Govan Law Centre.

Direct download: RQ_12-12-08.mp3
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The crew meet after a Riddoch Questions much influenced by a German theme. So naturally enough, the posse meander from drug counselling to Christmas shopping with detours via Germany and the high street.
Direct download: Aftermath_12-12-08.mp3
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Joining Lesley on Riddoch Questions this week are Derek Mackay, leader of Renfrewshire Council, Stephen Curran, treasurer on Glasgow City Council and Geoff Mawdsley, Director of public services think-tank Reform Scotland. Council finances get a robust airing.
Direct download: RQ_05-12-08.mp3
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After a packed Riddoch Questions which concentrated on the Councils; the crew waxed lyrical about the good things their local councils did. And the conversation turned to pantos. Oh yes, it did. And will next week's Riddoch Questions reflect this? Listen and find out. Also you might not want to play this Aftermath in the car on the school run; some terms used are of an adult venacular nature.
Direct download: Aftermath_05-12-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 11:42pm UTC

This special edition of Riddoch Questions was recorded at Scotland’s Philanthropy Debate – a live event in Edinburgh, organised by the Scottish Community Foundation.
Direct download: RQ_28-11-08.mp3
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Laura guides the crew through the Philanthropy Outside Broadcast touching on Dame Steve, Bono and tazers.
Direct download: The_Dame_Steve_Skypecast_Aftermath.mp3
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This week’s Riddoch Questions is a special programme looking at banks, national confidence and the battered cause of independence in Iceland and Scotland.  The programme includes interviews recorded by Lesley in Iceland with ordinary people affected by the collapse of their economy.  And in the studio for a live discussion are SNP MSP and independent HBOS supporter Alex Neil and Labour MSP and former adviser to Donald Dewar, David Whitton.
Direct download: RQ-21-11-08.mp3
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Lesley and crew reflect on a bruising Riddoch Questions around Iceland and their banks. You can expects jokes, insights and the Information Diet explained.
Direct download: Aftermath_21-11-08-01.mp3
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Lesley’s guests on Riddoch Questions this week are Councillor Martin Ford - the man who said no to Donald Trump as former Head of Planning in Aberdeenshire; Zin Craig, American social commentator and staunch Republican; and Iain Macwhirter, the political journalist and broadcaster.
Direct download: RQ_07-11-08.mp3
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After the elections in both America and Glenrothes, the crew picked over the amount the press got it wrong. Donald Trump still sparked a good discussion over golf courses, economic troubles and sustainability. Pretty good, considering none of the team play golf
Direct download: Aftermath_07-11-08-01.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 10:04pm UTC

Lesley’s guests on Riddoch Questions this week were Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour deputy leader and Glasgow Pollok MSP, Pete Wishart, the SNP MP for Perth and North Perthshire, David McLetchie, the Conservative Edinburgh Pentlands MSP and Jeremy Purvis, Lib Dem MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale. The issues were HBOS, Brand and Ross and independence.
Direct download: RQ_31-10-08.mp3
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Lesley and the gang are back 'in studio' after a few weeks doing 'outside broadcasts'. To the evident relief of everyone, the discussion turns to the programme, chocolate cookies and other important matters. All this in a week when the Beeb finds itself in hot water with two of its more independent presenter/comedians; Brand and Ross. What does young Sean think ? You'll have to listen to this week's Aftermath to find out.
Direct download: Aftermath_31-10-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 6:00pm UTC

This 'Riddoch Questions' was recorded at Kirklands School Methil at an event organised by the Fife Gingerbread Group. All the political parties contesting this crucial by election were at this meeting on October 23. As you will hear, it was a very live audience !
Direct download: RQ_24_10_08.mp3
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Riddoch Questions travelled to Jedburgh for a live debate in front of a live audience. The panel included Cllr Martin Ford - the man who said 'no' to Donald Trump as former Head of Planning in Aberdeen, Professor Jane Bower - a leading wind- sceptic, Duncan McLaren - Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland, Patrick Harvie - Scottish Green MSP, Dr Sian McGrath - from Aqua Marine Energy, and Bob Graham - chairman of the Highlands Against Windfarms
Direct download: RQ_17_10_08.mp3
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Pennie Taylor’s sitting in for Lesley this week, and joining her on Riddoch Questions are Scottish Daily Mail columnist Katie Grant, Scotsman columnist George Kerevan and sociology expert Stuart Waiton. And making a very early morning ( for him ) appearance; American comedian Will Durst. The end of capitalism, strikes and the American election all feature in Riddoch Questions
Direct download: RQ_10_19_08.mp3
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The new Scottish Secretary, David Cameron's Conference Speech, under age drinking, and  free school meals were the topics. Michael White of the Guardian joined in to pummel the issues of the week in Riddoch Questions.
Direct download: RQ_03-10-09.mp3
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The Riddoch Questions of 3 October talked briefly about the proposed ban on under 21s buying drink. Needless to say, the young crew of Laura, Sean and Julianne took the opportunity, in Lesley's absence, to give this whole issue a good talking about.
Direct download: Aftermath_03-10-08.mp3
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Lesley is joined by Michael Connerty MP, Christine Grahame MSP, and Bill Jamieson of the Scotsman after the Labour Conference, HBOS takeover and nuclear power all figured in the week's news. As ever, three strong personalities and a Riddoch Questions that answers all of the questions.
Direct download: RQ_26-09-08.mp3
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After a fairly spiky Riddoch Questions, the crew discuss politicians having a go at each other, car lights and Lesley makes a plea to anyone holding a 'Question Time' type event. We can come and record you and you get Lesley Riddoch.
Direct download: Aftermath_26-09-08.mp3
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In front of a live audience at the Edinburgh University Students' Association, the panel of 4 MSPs and an ex-MSP tacked some big issues. HBOS, the credit crunch, under age drinking were discussed. Fiona Hyslop announced that the banning off sales to under 21s ( - it made the news!) And the audience were an articulate vocal bunch - we will be hearing more from these young people in the future !
Direct download: riddoch_ob_tx_19-09-08.mp3
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In the first Riddoch Questions after the summer break, the panel took on Gordon Brown's demise, chain gangs, a Scottish Channel together with the runners and riders for new Scottish Labour leader. It was action packed and full on.
Direct download: RQ_12-09-08.mp3
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For the first Riddoch Questions, the talk starts with tans and meanders through prisoner builders, ID cards, the Tory bounce and cycling into the hood. Welcome back crew, we missed you.
Direct download: Aftermath_12-09-09.mp3
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In this investigation for Radio Scotland, Lesley looks at the role of Historic Scotland in preserving or conserving the 47 thousand listed buildings in Scotland. This portion of the broadcast lays out a series of 'challenging' stories; starting with two sisters and their windows.
Direct download: Historic_Scotland_Investigation.mp3
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The big topic for the Riddoch Question panelists was the Labour Leadership; norht and south. There were differing views as to whether Gordon Brown should remain in his present situation. Equally, the runners and riders in the Scottish Labour Leadership race were appraised.
Riddoch Questions and the team are taking a short break and will be back live on September 12th and here in cyberspace, a week later.
Direct download: RQ_01-08-08.mp3
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The Riddoch Questions crew were allowed to bring in videos and games for this Aftermath before the summer break. So the discussion turned, naturally,  to those leaving, holiday plans and child birth.
Direct download: Aftermath_01-08-08.mp3
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These three journalists join Lesley in this week's Riddoch Questions and dissect the Glasgow East bye election result.
Direct download: RQ_25-07-08.mp3
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Lesley’s guests on Riddoch Questions this week are the Scotland Office Minister and Inverclyde MP David Cairns, Shadow Scottish Secretary and MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, David Mundell , Robert Brown MSP  and Scotland’s Deputy First Minister and MSP for Glasgow Govan, Nicola Sturgeon.
Direct download: RQ_18-07-08.mp3
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Scott is mum for the day as Julianne and Sean discuss elections, hot signals and the role of doughnuts in broadcasting.
Direct download: Aftermath_25-07-08.mp3
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The Channel 4 documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle" has been in the news again. Ofcom has published its adjudication of its investigation of complaints. Martin Durkin, the documentary's director and producer, was interviewed for Riddoch Questions, broadcast on 30 May 2007. Here you can hear the extended interview with Martin as Lesley probes the issues.
Direct download: Martin_Durkin_Interview_May_2007.mp3
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Lesley’s guests on Riddoch Questions this week are SNP MP for Moray, Angus Robertson, Green MSP for Glasgow, Patrick Harvie and London-based Political Editor for the Scotsman, Ross Lydall.
Direct download: RQ_11-07-08.mp3
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In this week's Aftermath Sean has been watching TV again and brings up an old 9/11 story. There is a spooky intervention that allows Jules, Scott and Lesley to get back to multiple jobs for our leaders and the other staple fare of Riddoch Questions.
Direct download: Aftermath_11-07-08.mp3
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In a week of resignations and Scottish tennis triumph, ex Labour MSP Christine May, Scotsman writer Joyce McMillan and development guru, Robert Crawford joined Lesley to unpick the week's news.
Direct download: RQ_04-07-08.mp3
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Sean talks trains, Richard loves the colour of mints, Greg explains what he will be doing on Fridays and Lesley reveals her holiday plans. It's the Murray Mint Aftermath.
Direct download: Aftermath_04-07-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 9:49pm UTC

Riddoch Questions went on the road to the Outer Hebrides. Panelists included David MacLennan of SNH, Lionacleit S6 student Kevin Donkers, Jane Farmer of UHI, Gaelic columnist Angus Peter Campbell, Storas Uibhist Chairman Angus MacMillan, and Lochboisdale Community Council chairman Ronald MacKinnon. The subject; "do the islands have an economically viable future ?"
Direct download: RQ_27-06-08.mp3
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It's starting to be a regular feature here; but this week's Aftermath is a bit of a departure. Riddoch Questions on June 27 was the broadcast of an island debate recorded earlier that week in Benbecula. After the 'BBC' programme was recorded, the microphone stayed on as the audience and panel relaxed to continue the "not for broadcast" discussion. The topics were education, gaelic and depopulation.
Direct download: Islands_Debate_Aftermath.mp3
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Pennie Taylor will be sitting in for Lesley on this week’s Riddoch Questions and she’ll be joined by Minister for Public Health Shona Robison, Conservative Highlands and Islands MSP Mary Scanlon and Scottish Editor of the Daily Telegraph, Alan Cochrane. Health is on the agenda big time.
Direct download: RQ_20-06-08.mp3
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The Iceland Aftermath This is a departure from the usual format of 'Riddoch Questions Aftermath" Over at Riddoch Questions, Pennie Taylor stood in for Lesley as Ms Riddoch tramped around Iceland. However, Lesley took her trusty recorder and in this podcast; Elfa Hlin Petursdottir, Sharon Webb, of Kilmartin Museum in Argyll, Mia Scott of the Highland Buildings and Preservation Trust and Annie MacSween of Lews Castle College in Stornoway all join in a round table discussion. The theme is tourists and the wild.
Direct download: Iceland_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 10:57am UTC

David Davis, underage sex, drugs, and Europe all featured in this "robust" conversation/discussion about the week's big topics.
Direct download: RQ_13-06-08.mp3
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David, Sean, Scottie and Lesley sit down and discuss whether Riddoch Questions is too tough on participants. The regional wrangle about the BBC and the 'Holyrood versus Westminster' relevance discussion get a good airing.
Direct download: Aftermath_13-06-08.mp3
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Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Henry McLeish former First Minister, and Fraser Nelson of the Spectator join Iain McWhirter in dissecting the week's news which ranges from the US Election, the PM's troubles analyzed by Paddy Power the bookmaker, Scotland's oil through to BBC remuneration for its stars.
Direct download: Aftermath_6-06-08.mp3
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Oil Funds, Paddy Power, codec, Ian, Jules Sean and Richard are all here. Lesley wasn't and does she listen to the Aftermath anyway ?

Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 9:58pm UTC

With a robust panel of an ex Labour Energy Minister, a seasoned Scotsman Executive Editor and a Chief Constable, the programme flew. Topics like oil, energy, and knifes all got a good airing.
Direct download: RQ_30-05-08.mp3
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Lesley is joined by Alison, Gregor, Alex and Sean who rattle through what happened on Riddoch Questions. Alison is visiting with young students from Blairgowrie High School and makes a shocking observation. Oh and Sean storms out.
Direct download: Aftermath_30-05-09.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 7:20pm UTC

The day after the Crewe and Nantwich by election, the studio is packed with Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm, Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser, agony aunt/journalist Joan Burnie and journalist/banker Alex Hastie. The result, the economy and  fags all make appearances as the panel sift through the news stories of the week.
Direct download: RQ_23-05-08.mp3
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George Foulkes, Alex Neil, Jim Spence and Philip Campbell join Lesley in the studio in a new format Riddoch Questions. The panel examine the news in a week where Rangers fans trash Manchester, Burma gets worse and the Prime Minister can't get a break.
Direct download: RQ_16-05-08.mp3
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In this week's Riddoch Questions, Duncan Simpson and MSP Mike Pringle are at opposite ends of the 'Plas Tax' debate. Should plastic bags be banned ? It was a fairly emotive debate where compromise seemed impossible.
Direct download: 9_May_2008_Plastic_Bags.mp3
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After a frenetic Riddoch Questions with political heavy weights, there is a much more diverting conversation about  codec ( the importance of )  and accents  ( the  importance of ) .  The team, Pat, Alex, Sean and Lesley mull over what the new format programme is  like. As ever,  there are opinions and humour in equal  measure.
Direct download: Aftermath_16-05-09.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 3:18pm UTC

Cllr Willie Young of Labour and Neil Fletcher of the Lib Dems on Aberdeen City Council are divided over the current budget deficit which threatens services in the city. In a packed Riddoch Questions, there are plenty of callers and some  'spirited' questioning as to how  it got so bad.
Direct download: RQ_02-05-08.mp3
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Martin joins Lesley, Scott and Jules in the pod for a rummage around plastic bags. After a Riddoch Questions that visited some of the 'Plas Tax' issues, this Aftermath was a more scathing discussion about bags, junk and " what are we like ?".
Direct download: The_Plastic_Aftermath_May_9_2008.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 8:37pm UTC

The Riddoch Questions struggle with recounting the detail of the Aberdeen programme. Jules gets a critique for her first production outing and there is an explanation for Germaine Greer when you least expect it.
Direct download: Riddoch_Aftermath_02-05-09.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 9:24am UTC

The subject of dual language provoked a huge storm when it was proposed in Caithness.This week's Riddoch Questions reflected the debate with heated discussion and everyone had a 'square go'.
Direct download: April_25_2008_Gaelic_Roadsigns.mp3
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The team had to handle red hot phone lines with lots of people wanting to express their support for dual language road signs. In an Aftermath that detours through language, Latin and 'false friends'; Lesley will make a startling revelation...who is the funniest person on radio....
Direct download: The_Gaelic_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 9:09pm UTC

With the Food Standards Agency questioning 'the organic label' as the only natural choice, Mike Small of Fife Diet fame had a lot of explaining in this Riddoch Questions. Iain Mcwhirter was in the chair as farmers, conventional or otherwise, got wellied in.
Direct download: The_Organic_Debate.mp3
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Riddoch Questions on 18 April was a serious treat for foodies everywhere. Iain, Jules and Pat sat down in the pod to reflect on the guilt of food.
Direct download: The_Organic_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 3:36pm UTC

George Monbiot and Nicola Sturgeon lock horns in a debate that had the telephone switchboard glowing red hot with callers. Would it make sense for GP surgeries to be open in the evenings or at weekends ? Everyone had an opinion and lots were expressed in this heated Riddoch Questions.
Direct download: RQ_11-04-08.mp3
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Tom Brown asked for the Labour Party to come back. This week's Riddoch Questions started by examining the state of the Labour Party in Scotland.
Direct download: RQ_28-03-08.mp3
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Riddoch Questions examines the continuing fascination with Scotland and Tartan as the annual Tartan Week gets under way in the New York.
Direct download: RQ_04-04-08.mp3
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The programme was about GPs and the conversation got very heated. What did the Riddoch Questions crew make of this ? Listen and find out.
Direct download: riddoch_aftermath_11-04-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 9:29pm UTC

As the strains of 'It's my party" fade away, the crew sit down to discuss Tartan week related issues; clans, the Irish, prisons and presenters.
Direct download: riddoch_aftermath_04-04-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 6:46pm UTC

Linda Fabiani...extra Due to technical difficulties, it was not possible to get the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture, Linda Fabiani on today's Riddoch Questions programme about 'Tartan Week'. However, Lesley was able to catch up with Ms Fabiani and put some of the questions and issues raised in the programme.
Direct download: Linda_Fabiani.mp3
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Jim was a drug addict and is now a successful painter/decorator. He would like to expand his business. But is he hard edged enough ? Lesley Campbell takes him to meet the Old Hand who is the 'hairdresser to the stars'; Charlie Taylor. Charlie's advice is not what you would expect. Coupled with Lesley's unique style of inspiration, will Jim go for it ? Listen again to find out. This is the last in the current series which will return in early 2009.
Direct download: new_hands_6_podcast.mp3
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The Labour Party conference in Aviemore was the starting point for this week's Aftermath. Truth, answering questions and a disappointing lap dance all figure in the minds of the Riddoch Questions crew.
Direct download: riddoch_aftermath_28-03-08.mp3
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After the previous week's discussion about the demise of the pub, this week it is the turn of the Post Office. There are government plans to close more and feelings are running high.
Direct download: RQ_21-03-08.mp3
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Alastair Knox and the Contact Lenses Alastair Knox got on a flight without a spare contact lenses container. He had a great product idea and now Lesley Campbell is on his case. She wants to know how he is going to get to market. This is tough love.
Direct download: new_hands_5_podcast.mp3
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Alistair Don claims the Scottish pub is done for. The smoking ban and the new Licensing Act have put it on its knees. There is a lively debate as Lesley jumps into the middle !
Direct download: RQ_14-03-08.mp3
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The week after discussing the demise of the boozer, it's the turn of the Post Office. The Riddoch Questions posse manage to talk about nearly everything except queues, stamps or postal orders. Which is a blessing for us all because, it leaves more time for kicking politicians, 'capers' and more gossip. As ever, Richard is inclined to use adult terms in descriptions and hence the cherished 'Clean' designation can not be used this week. Caution is urged if you are playing this in the 4x4 on the school run.
Direct download: riddoch_aftermath_21-03-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 7:19pm UTC

Amanda and the 'bump bling' Lesley meets Amanda Ishaq who thinks pregnant doesn't mean fashion deprivation. Her great idea is 'bump bling' and Rachel Jones helps her make some key decisions.
Direct download: new_hands_4_podcast.mp3
Category:New Hands -- posted at: 1:22pm UTC

The discussion on Riddoch Questions was all about the death of the Scottish pub. So the crew took this as the springboard for a discourse about dates, coffee shops and strange tea places.
Direct download: riddoch_aftermath_14-03-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 8:42pm UTC

7 March 2008  Is Fairtrade really fair ? Marc Sidwell and Linda Fabiani, the SNP Government's External Affairs Minister lock horns over Fairtrade. Has the concept delivered or deceived? Listen again as Lesley turns up the heat on a fast'n'furious Riddoch Questions.
Direct download: RQ_07-03-08.mp3
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Abdullah and the Games Idea In this episode of New Hands, Abdullah Khan has had an idea that will take computer games into the next generation - but he’s hit a brick wall and needs a cool two million pounds to get over it.
New Hands features owners of new businesses who’ve hit problems they can’t solve. Each week Lesley Campbell diagnoses the real challenge facing each “new hand? and introduces then to an experienced entrepreneur or “old hand?.
This week does Ian Ritchie have the spare dosh or a better idea ?
Direct download: New_Hands_3_Abdullah.mp3
Category:New Hands -- posted at: 11:40am UTC

Fair Trade Aftermath The Fair Trade Riddoch Questions flew along. Scott, Jules, Sean and Lesley reveal the secret of speed in a radio programme and there are the usual revelations about train fares, hot dates and ID cards.
Direct download: riddoch_aftermath_07-03-08.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 4:58pm UTC

29 Feb 2008 Nick Clegg and Tavish Scott - the Lib Dems Tavish Scott joins Lesley in the studio at the start of the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Aviemore. Lesley starts by interviewing Nick Clegg, the temperature rises as referenda are clearly on the agenda.
Direct download: 29_Feb_2008_Nick_Clegg_Tavish_Scott.mp3
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Helen McPhee has a great idea and lots of experience. When Lesley Campbell meets her, Helen has a business plan, a cash flow and the support of her family. But she still hasn't pitched to anyone. With the help of Bill Fleming, this week's Old Hand, Helen starts to feel the pressure. There is a surprise for Helen that jolts her into action.
Direct download: New_Hands__Helen_McPhee.mp3
Category:New Hands -- posted at: 3:57pm UTC

The Lib Dems' Aftermath The eve of the Scottish Lib Dems' conference in Aviemore and what better time to talk about Harris Tweed and Liberal backgrounds. Scott, Pat, Lesley and Sean make startling revelations. There are approximately 120,000 podcasts available according to Steve Jobs and this is the only place you will find the word 'Janus' defined. Another first for Feisty.
Direct download: The_Lib_Dems_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 4:41pm UTC

Iain Mcwhirter, standing in for Lesley, meets Alec Spencer an ex prison governor  and the subject is prisons. The news lately, has not been good for the Prison Service with a series of high profile abscondees. Many are questioning the purpose of prison.
Direct download: 22_Feb_2008_Prisons.mp3
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Iain Macwhirter stood in for Lesley and hosted an interesting Riddoch Questions. Rather than the expected 'hang'em and flog'em' brigade; there seems to have been a more considered audience and this is reflected in this thoughtful Aftermath. As the subject is prisons, there are mature themes...be warned.
Direct download: The_Prisons_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 1:03pm UTC

The ex models who are Cava Coila and Karen are Cava, a face to face promotions business that comes face to face with Lesley Campbell. Lesley is a world wise global risk manager and business guru. What the New Hands need is some advice from someone who has been there and they get it from Anna St Clair, founder of the Ceramic Experience.
Direct download: New_Hands_1_Cava.mp3
Category:New Hands -- posted at: 11:45am UTC

15 Feb 2008 The Green Tolls Stewart Stevenson and Alison Johnstone locked horns over the tolls and traffic congestion. Lesley had to jump in from time to time as a lively debate ensued.
Direct download: 15_Feb_2008_Green_Tolls.mp3
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The Tolls Aftermath The week after the tolls came off, Lesley saw a film about peak oil and Richard pondered free sugar at Starbucks; the stage was set for a 'robust' aftermath. The Transport Minister, Stewart Stevenson is mentioned in dispatches and seems to have some fans in the studio. The Greens do less well as Pat observes. But make your own mind up as the Riddoch Questions crew sit down and debrief tolls.
Direct download: Tolls_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 3:32pm UTC

Feb 8 2008 Howard Stapleton and the Ultrasonic Teen Terror Howard Stapleton joins Lesley to explain his novel way of handling teenagers; ultrasonically. Within days of the topic appearing on Riddoch Questions, the English Children's Commissioner is calling for a ban on the audio device that targets children. Co-incidence; may be but the discussion gets heated as the generations have their say.
Direct download: Feb_8_2008_The_Mosquito_Teen_Repellent.mp3
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Lesley's gone to Riga Aftermath After the Teen Repellent, Sean, Jules, and Richard have the studio to themselves. Lesley has bolted off to Riga leaving the crew to discuss the niceness of neds, house prices and body piercings. There is a reference to drugs which is intended as a joke.
Direct download: Lesleys_Gone_to_Riga_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 11:22am UTC

February 1 2008 - Clinton vs Obama In a packed and heated Riddoch Questions, Lesley tried to get to the bottom of the Democratic party's dilemma  about  Hilary Clinton with a number of American guests; campaigners Karin Robinson and Margot Miller, political editor Justin Shrager with Canadian author and Washington based journalist Suzanne Goldenberg adding to a crowded but fascinating programme.
Direct download: 1_February_2008_Clinton_vs_Obama.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm UTC

American Election Aftermath There was a fairly coded Riddoch Questions that prompted Richard to muse about the nature of Americans, Lesley to discuss 'Branded' and Sean to reflect on East vs West side hip-hop. Oh, and mosquitoes for teenagers make an appearance.
Direct download: American_Election_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 4:44pm UTC

January 25 2008 - Cycling After the tragic death of Jason McIntyre, the Scottish Champion Cyclist, it was an appropriate time to discuss cyclists and motorists. With Anthony Robson, cyclist,  in one corner and Baroness Sharples aka 'Baroness Basher' in the other, the stage was set for a great Riddoch Questions.
Direct download: 25_January_2008_Cycling.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm UTC

James Ferguson came into the studio to take on the big issue of remote medicine. All of the emotive topics around broadband, A+E closures and health related concerns were raised in a lively Riddoch Questions
Direct download: January_18__2008_Teleheath.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm UTC

Cycling bells .... the Cycling Aftermath The crew sit down to discuss bells, folding bikes and the impossibility of cycle paths in Glasgow. Naturally enough, parkies get a mention as do baristas as Sean, David, Lesley and Richard lock this Aftermath to a secure railing outside the studio.
Direct download: Cycling_Bells_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 6:55pm UTC

Telehealth was the topic but, actually a studio full of parents meant everyone had a story to tell about the NHS and their child's health care. Be aware. There are adult themes and grown up medical terms are used.
Direct download: Your_child_is_ok_Aftermath__18_January.mp3
Category:Riddoch Questions After Words -- posted at: 4:27pm UTC

Jim Mather, the Enterprise czar explained mind mapping, broadband speeds and his strategy for taking Scotland forward. Lesley gets stuck in and the subsequent discussion reveals some of the underlying challenges facing the Enterprise minister.
Direct download: January_11_2008_Jim_Mather.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm UTC

Richard, Sean and Lesley relax in the studio after the Riddoch Questions of January 11th. The mood is irreverent and light hearted; some might say ill informed as they range across; unions, Christmas hits and surprisingly enough - lurex.
Direct download: Riddoch_Questions_Aftermath_in_lurex.mp3
Category:Riddoch Questions After Words -- posted at: 5:27pm UTC