Feisty Productions

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

The Infamous Grouse

Feisty Productions 1h 1m 48s

Lesley and I were both enthralled by the US midterm elections. I followed them on CNN and she on C4. Still her go to news channel despite the Nicola Sturgeon Brexit debate debacle. The blue surge in the States ushered in a swathe of new, progressive Democrats to the House of Representatives,but ...
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Last night was Halloween but there's no trick or treating in this all genuine, all traditional, Scottish podcast. Lesley turns her gimlet gaze on Scotland's less than glorious witch hunting past and explodes some myths. I chip in with a wee bit on the roots of Samhain and memories of the 1950s. ...
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Equality and elites

Feisty Productions 1h 2m 23s

You'll be able to get a wheen o' ironing done this week chums as we offer up an extended, hour long, podcast. Westminster takes up the first section with thoughts on Sir Paul Beresford's " I can't understand your accent" nonsense; Ian Blackford's sterling performances at PMQs, and the unsinkable...
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Writer Gabriella Bennett has just published her new book, “The Art of Coorie", inviting her readers to "embrace all things Scottish". Lesley and I cast our sceptical, though not cynical eyes, on her interpretation of coorie and Caledonian cool. We stick with the land and the new twists in the fi...
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Senator Neale Richmond was elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2016 to the Labour Panel. He is the Fine Gael Spokesperson on European Affairs in the Seanad. Senator Richmond gave this short interview to Lesley after his recent appearance at the 2018 SNP conference.
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Respect yourself

Feisty Productions 53m 38s

It may come as a shock to you but we begin each podcast with a list of topics, all in my wee blue notebook. This week we break with tradition and open with a continuation of our off-mic conversation on the nature of being who we really are. How does the putting on and shedding the masks we wear ...
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We can't ignore the Tory party conference, try as hard as we might, and we kick off this week's podcast with our reflections on Theresa May's moves. Ruth Davidson has been on a PR offensive for her new book while ignoring requests for serious political interviews. Gordon Brewer of the BBC and ST...
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 We return, after some time, to the murky world of Trump and US politics as Christine Blasey Ford appears in front of the Senate Judiciary about the alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Lesley asks if Kavanaugh can survive Blasey Ford's compelling testimony and that o...
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The V&Tay

Feisty Productions 52m 14s

We're back after our three week break and unashamedly spend the first part of the podcast singing the praises, with a few caveats, of the brand-new V&A Dundee. Many thanks to Jenny, V&A Dundee press officer for her help in organising our visit. However, we get back to grim reality with t...
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Haud yir wheesht

Feisty Productions 46m 53s

If a week's a long time in politics the past two have seemed like an eternity and it should be no surprise to anyone that we begin and end this podcast focusing on the ongoing controversy surrounding Alex Salmond. The majority of our time is spent trying to unpick the story and reach our own con...
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