Two for the price of one but with a warning

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  After this week's Scotsman podcast recording, a chance remark by Michael Fry prompted this energetic discussion about the Clearances.  If you are interested in Scottish history, land reform or robust debate; this recording is for you. Between Michael Fry, Andy Myles and Lesley Riddoch; this is a fairly heated and healthy discussion. Given the time to air opinion, rather than focus on sound bites; this is 25 minutes of energetic intelligent speech broadcasting.

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Later this week but well worth it....

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Michael Fry, historian, Andy Myles, pundit, and Lesley met Friday to turn over the week's events. Expressions that feature this week include ; "the negotiating hand", "old fogies in charge", "the Scottish civil war" and "don't reduce history to iconic moments". Your delight, dear listener, will be to match the expression to variously; the Budget, Vince Cable, Edinburgh trams and the world cup. 

 Although we have one more Scotsman podcast planned next week with the Education supremo Mike Russell; you can still listen to the complete Feisty Productions catalogue here. Or click below to listen to it using the player below.

Listen here to this week's Budget Word Bingo Podcast.


The "Runners and riders" fox coat podcast

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Joyce McMillan, Tiffany Jenkins join Lesley in the pod this week. All the big questions are paraded; who is the next Labour Leader, who wears a fox coat these days and who cares about football ? 

There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below.  Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks!

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This week's Scotsman podcast is here...an explanation

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 This week's podcast was recorded on Wednesday lunchtime as the tragic events in Cumbria were unfolding. Peter MacMahon, George Kerevan and Lesley were unaware of these events as they discussed the topics of the week. 
These included the rise of Danny Alexander, Calman, Israel and BP.

There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below.  Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

Listen to "The Danny Boy and austerity - no thanks" podcast


The "Pocket Money", public services and poverty podcast

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Christine Grahame MSP and James McCormick think tank guru join Lesley to unpick the Queen's Speech to surprising conclusions. As ever, it is not the obvious and orthodox analysis. All three are independent thinkers and it shows. There is a rant or two amongst the pithy comment.

Talking, as we were, about strong opinions; we would like your opinion. Please feel free to comment on any of the sites. Coming up to Lesley in public and saying how much you enjoy the podcasts is one thing and long may that continue. And the appreciative personal emails are fantastic...However, we would like some iTunes ratings and comments....There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below.  Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

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The 'Obviously intelligent' Podcast

Podpix1305 This week, Gerry Hassan and Kenny Farquharson join Lesley in the luxurious Scotsman Podcast studio to pick the LibDems over and cast an eye over the Labour Leadership runners and riders. There are some surprising names.

So naturally enough, the Feisty team is now loitering outside a betting shop with fiver to be put on the next Labour Leader. This podcast is a labour of love. So, it really means something when we say....There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below. ( Don't email me or Lesley - leave a comment or a rating . )  Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

The _Obviously intelligent_ Podcast


The "Beardless Quest for the soul of Labour and Knees" Podcast

Podpix050510Michael Kelly, Joyce McMillan and Lesley met in the Scotsman pod just before the General Election. They have a very insightful ( in the light of events ) discussion about the state of the Labour Party. It is both prophetic and thoughtful.


 As the Feisty team is sitting in a sunny MacDonalds sucking "Caution Hot Beverage " coffee after a night following the election, this podcast is a labour of love. So it really means something when we say....There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below. Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

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The 'Quality Mince' podcast

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Eric Milligan and Peter Jones join Lesley in the Scotsman pod this week. Eric is the former Provost of Edinburgh and does not mince his words. He is a Labour man with strong opinions. Together with Peter and Lesley, the trio pull apart the anomalies of PR, the 'Clegg Bounce', and the 'Murphy Effect'.

It's straight talking with a big smile on its face. 30 minutes of good natured, intelligent political discussions for grown ups.

As the Feisty team sitting in a hotel room somewhere in the dunes of Denmark are wont to say....There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below. Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

Click here to listen to the "Quality Mince" podcast.


The podcast with "constitutional snogging" and the fans of "weak government".


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Warning ! There are fireworks as Andy Myles joins the Scotsman podcast posse of Joyce McMillan, Peter MacMahon and Lesley Riddoch. Andy, as former Chief Exec of Scottish LibDems, is a man with opinions.  He is unhappy  with LibDem media coverage. He understands how coalition governments are negotiated; he's done it. He sees "weak government" as no bad thing. It's not the Andy Myles Show as the Scotsman regulars get wellied in.

There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below. Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

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Stone me ...it's Gene Hunt. Not really.

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 It's the Scotsman Podcast Number 9 from Lesley Riddoch and Feisty Productions. Just after the Tory manifesto launch and before the first Leaders' Debate, Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser joined George Kerevan, Scotsman columnist and aspirant SNP Westminster MP candidate in the pod. As you would expect; it was a fairly robust "discussion" and the topics range from "people power" to 'whatever happened to the Scottish General Election?'  File under "Big grown up political discussion with grown up contributors with some humour and straight talking".

There are a variety of ways you can listen to this podcast, you can listen and subscribe here or iTunes or even listen by clicking the player below. Feedback, as ever, is appreciated and we really do read every email and comment. It would be really great to get some iTunes ratings, so if you could do the needful; back at Feisty Central, we would be grateful - thanks.

Listen to Scotsman Podcast Number 9