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

The Clearances are a subject for discussion when Scots gather. When Michael Fry, Andy Myles and Lesley Riddoch met to discuss the week's current affairs; the Clearances came up but didn't get an airing. This subsequent recording is of the discussion that happened after the red light went off in the studio.

Direct download: Clearances_-_Copy.mp3
Category:Aftermath -- posted at: 9:40am UTC

Michael Fry and Andy Myles join Lesley in the pod to dissect the budget. They go on to discuss the state of the parties, the trams and the role of history in current affairs. And then they stay on for a very special discussion - see the next podcast for details.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_250610tx_mixdown.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am UTC

Gerry Hassan and John McTernan join Lesley to dissect the Labour Party Leadership contest as evidenced by hustings. As a former special adviser, John has strong opinions and insights. In a lively discussion, Labour's record gets examined. The Bloody Sunday report is commented on and there is no talk of the World Cup.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_160610tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am UTC

This week, Joyce McMillan, Tiffany Jenkins and Lesley dissect the Labour Party Leadership race, the public sector cuts, foxes and the footie ( obviously ) .

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_090610tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 9:36am UTC

Peter MacMahon, George Kerevan and Lesley met and recorded this podcast on Wednesday lunchtime as the tragic events in Cumbria were unfolding. They concentrated on the rise of Danny Alexander, Calman, the tallest MP and the troubles of Israel and BP.

Direct download: The__Danny_Boy_and_austerity_-_no_thanks__podcast.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm UTC

In this week's podcast, Christine Grahame MSP and James McCormick think tank adviser joins Lesley to unpick the Queen's Speech. Full of pithy comment, insight and unorthodox analysis...we await your comments.

Direct download: The_Pocket_Money_public_service_and_poverty_podcast.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm UTC

Apologies ...but the gremlins were in the Feisty works...this podcast with Gerry Hassan and Kenny Farquharson entitled the "obviously intelligent" podcast seems to have disappeared. So here it is back with all its talk of 'policy wonks' and others in the Scottish political life.

Direct download: The__Obviously_intelligent__Podcast.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 12:01pm UTC

In the pod this week, Michael Fry and Andy Myles join Lesley to pick over an exciting week in Scottish politics. Naturally, enough, with a former Tory historian and a former LibDem CEO, topics included the perilous state of Scottish Conservatives, coalitions and leadership. And the F word - federalism appears fleetingly.

Direct download: The__brain_dead__the__deal_makers___and_the__F__word.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 11:21am UTC

In this Scotsman podcast, Michael Kelly joins Joyce McMillan and Lesley in the pod. The subjects for discussion include; beards, knees and the heart of the Labour Party. Recorded on the eve of the General Election 2010; it is surprisingly prophetic.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_050510tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm UTC

Eric Milligan and Peter Jones join Lesley in the Scotsman pod. Eric is a former Provost of Edinburgh and a self confessed Labour man. This makes for an interesting half hour as they all pull apart 'the Clegg Bounce' and 'the Brown Effect'. Everyone in this podcast is known for their straight talking and you will be left in doubt as to the state of the nation after this one.

Direct download: The__Quality_Mince__episode.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 9:03am UTC

Andy Myles joins Scotsman Podcast regulars; Joyce McMillan, Peter MacMahon and Lesley Riddoch. To say, it's a robust display of fireworks is an understatement. Andy Myles is the former Chief Executive of Scottish LibDems and has some issues about the current "Nick Clegg" bounce and the media treatment.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_21042010tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 1:06pm UTC

On the day after the Tories launched their election manifesto, Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser joined George Kerevan and Lesley in the pod. They started by looking at co-operatives, the emasculation of local government and the Scottish General Election. Detouring via the Leaders' Debate, they managed to pull apart the current campaign without a reference to Gene Hunt. Remarkable.

Direct download: Scotsman_Podcast_Number_9.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm UTC

This week in the pod, Kenny Farquharson and Joyce McMillan join Lesley Riddoch talk through how the election announcement was actually handled, what Coalition Government really means and the role of SamCam. As ever, strong opinions are expressed and if you listen carefully Lesley makes an appeal at the end that you could help with.

Direct download: Scotsman_Podcast_Number_8.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 11:39am UTC

This is the recording, in its entirety, of the Caithness Debate or the Gaelic Debate. It is a continuation of the first part, without interruption, and plunges back into the discussion.

Direct download: _Caithness_Debate_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm UTC

This is the recording, in its entirety, of the first half of the Caithness Debate or the Gaelic debate. This was a public meeting held at Mackay's Hotel in Wick in March 2010.

Direct download: Caithness_Debate_Part1_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm UTC

This week, Peter MacMahon, Joyce McMillan and Tiffany Jenkins join Lesley Riddoch in the pod. It all starts with 3 billion pounds cut from the Scottish Government, goes on to Tony Blair signing off, Tommy Sheridan stepping up and Alex Salmond standing down. As ever, good craic, some unusual opinions and more from Scotsman columnists.

Direct download: Scotsman_Podcast_Number_7.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 10:10am UTC

Northern Horizons is an informal campaign group which aims to rejuvenate Scotland by examining the more rational, balanced and equal thinking and practice that’s contributed to the success of our Nordic neighbours. Our first “sell-out” event at the Scottish parliament on March 16th was a great success. Here NH co-founder, journalist and broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch discusses kindergarten, human capital, active citizens and truly local councils with two of the meetings feistiest contributors Dr Ingela Naumann and Eberhard (Paddy) Bort.

 

Direct download: Northern_Horizons_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:Northern Horizons -- posted at: 4:56pm UTC

Lesley is joined by George Kerevan in the pod to discuss the budget. At the time of the recording, the Budget had just been delivered and the discussion centers on the political implications rather than the price of cider. 

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_2432010tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 9:32am UTC

Lesley is joined by two new voices in the pod; Lee Randall and Kenny Farquharson. Topics include; the Pope, trams, marine energy and drug du jour, mephedrone. How do they manage to connect these up ? You will have to listen to find out.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_17032010tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 12:05pm UTC

In this week's podcast; Tiffany Jenkins and Peter MacMahon join Lesley to to dissect subjects as diverse as; immigration, banks harassment, exports, voting and the Commonwealth Games logo.

Here at Feisty, we trust you are enjoying this series of podcasts and any feedback would be appreciated.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_1032010tx.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 9:15am UTC

In this week's podcast, recorded on 3 March 2010, Joyce McMillan, Bill Jamieson and George Kerevan join Lesley in the pod. Topics for consideration are canvassing, the latest polls and resignations and the usual revelations aplenty.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_332010.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 2:03pm UTC

Recorded at the Scotsman, the subjects of bullying, fat czars and literacy are all subjects that the panel of Peter McMahon, Joyce McMillan and Bill Jamieson pick over with Lesley this week.

Direct download: Scotsman_podcast_240210.mp3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm UTC

Get opinionated writers in a room and get'em talking about the week's issues. This is the simple mission of the Scotsman podcast. This week, as the series kicks off, Lesley Riddoch is joined in the pod by 5 Scotsman columnists. Peter MacMahon, George Kerevan, Joyce McMillan, Bill Jamieson and Tiffany Jenkins.  There are some very interesting revelations.

Direct download: The_Scotsman_Podcast_Number_1.MP3
Category:Scotsman Podcast -- posted at: 11:10am UTC

Lesley took herself off to Sweden to write a book and think.However, we did tempt her to come up to the microphone via Skype to record some thoughts about Steig Larsson, Corton Vale, equality and some other issues. Keep coming back there will be more.

Direct download: Lesley_from_the_Nordics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14pm UTC