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You may have seen him on the telly, or heard him on the wireless. But Brian Taylor is back on the airwaves - this time, delving into Scotland's politics with The Herald. Join him in the lead up to the Holyrood election where he'll be grilling the party leaders on their policies, and asking them the questions that really matter. He'll be bringing fresh analysis and insight into the biggest stories across Scotland, drawing on years of experience in the media industry, and talking to the people ...
 
Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).
 
A podcast from The Ferret Fact Service about truth and falsehoods on the internet. The Ferret Fact Service is a fact-checking project based in Scotland. We'll round-up our latest fact-checks and discuss the best ways to spot misinformation, wherever it crops up. Find out more at: https://theferret.scot/ferret-fact-service/ (https://theferret.scot/ferret-fact-service/)
 
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This week Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) talks about the latest polls, Tory plans to take us back in time and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for privac…
 
Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle in which Dominic Raab was demoted to Justice Secretary and Liz Truss became Foreign Secretary. Then, in You Ask Us, they answer listener questions about Stephen's extended interview with Keir Starmer. If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please ema…
 
Calls for action on the Scottish ambulance delays and backlogs are a focal point of this week's episode. Meanwhile, the Covid vaccine passports provoke a debate weighing up the possibility for incentives rather than deterrents being used to drive vaccination. Brian and Alistair Grant of The Herald's political team are joined by SNP MSP Clare Adamso…
 
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Mike Small, Editor of Bella Caledonia and Author of "Scotland's Local Food Revolution" about Scotland's food security and food sovereignty. 00:12 Scotland has such huge food resources so why are we not food sovereign? 00:58 Obstacles to food sovereignty in Scotland 02:02 How do we improve matters - and…
 
Ali and Sam are back and this week they are asking you: Can you name 3 artists on the music charts back in 1991? Right Said Fred got to number two in the charts back then, but 30 years later they get to number 1 when it comes to strange COVID misinformation being spread on Twitter. In this episode we explain what's wrong with their statement and gi…
 
Stephen Bush interviews writer and journalist Jonn Elledge about his new book, The Compendium of (Not Quite) Everything. They discuss the joy of facts, what Stephen keeps on his toilet bookshelf and the best sci-fi and dystopias. Jonn’s book if available from all good book stores from 16 September If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcas…
 
In this special episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, Brian is joined by depute leader of the SNP Keith Brown. Their conversation comes in the midst of this year's virtual SNP Conference, and they catch up on Scottish independence, spending on health and social care and the implications of re-joining the EU as an independent country. See acast.com/p…
 
This week, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) discusses work continuing on independence within the Scottish Government, the latest polls and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See a…
 
Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Boris Johnson’s National Insurance rise to fund the NHS and Social Care and why there was no significant rebellion from Conservative MPs. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on why Labour aren’t calling for a wealth tax. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.u…
 
It's a big week in Scottish politics, and in this latest episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, conversation focuses on the prospect of a second independence referendum in the wake of the Programme for Government released earlier this week, as well as Boris Johnson's new tax to fund health and social care.Brian is joined by Miles Briggs of the Scotti…
 
Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea speak to New Statesman special correspondent Harry Lambert about his cover story on the decline of the Labour party. They talk about the key moments over the last 20 years and whether there’s any sign of any optimism for the party’s future. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question about whether manifesto…
 
This week on State of the Union, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) speaks on the co-operation deal, Tory attempts to undermine devolution and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See…
 
Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea discuss their interview with Anneliese Dodds, what she said and didn’t say about her treatment by the party leadership and the strategy for the labour party. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on whether Labour needs to drop the trade union link. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@ne…
 
In this week's episode, Brian is be joined by the SNP MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Jim Fairlie, Labour's shadow cabinet secretary for social justice & social security Pam Duncan-Glancy, and the Scottish Conservatives' shadow cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, Liz Smith. The panel looked at the introduction of Covid passpor…
 
Ali and Sam are back for The FFS Show episode 14. This week we discuss some misleading headlines on guidance for trans young people in schools. Also Ali removes the joy from a classic viral claim about penguins falling over at Edinburgh Zoo, while Sam becomes the 'man of the people'. The music for this show is by Kevin Hartnell, under a CC BY-SA 4.…
 
Stephen Bush interviews Tom Black and Owen Kingston, the writer and director of the interactive political play Crisis What Crisis, which gives the audience the chance to see if they could have survived the winter of discontent better than the Callaghan government. They discuss the perils of making interactive theatre for a knowledgable audience, wh…
 
This week, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) talks about GERS, the SNP/Green co-operation deal and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
Parliament returns next week, and ahead of the big day, all five parties joined Brian in this special episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast.Brian and Alistair Grant of The Herald's political team are joined by Stephen Kerr, chief whip for the Scottish Conservatives in Holyrood, Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Patrick Harvie, co-leader of …
 
Ailbhe Rea speaks to journalist and author Marie Le Conte about the life of a diary columnist, the gossip that keeps westminster running, and how to write a book in a global pandemic. Marie's new book Honourable Misfits is out now. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
James E chats to Joy McNaughten, mother of Olympic Champion swimmer Duncan Scott about the making of a champion, the cost and the frustrations of the lack of media coverage for a sport in which Scotland excels. Scots are 8% of the Uk population yet make up 14% of the British Olympic Team, 21% of the Olympic swimming team and achieved 25% of the med…
 
Stephen Bush interviews economist, journalist, and author Duncan Weldon on his new book Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through. They talk through the lessons learned, and not learned from British political and economic history, whether the response to the pandemic will be a turning point in UK politics, and why writing a book is a bit like having a …
 
In the week collectively known across Scotland as "GERSmas", when the estimated accounts of Scotland as an administrative region of the UK are published, Dr Craig Dalzell urges us to think outwith the box. This week, Craig talks to SNP Policy Development Convenor Chris Hanlon and Agnes MacAuley from SNP Greenock & Inverclyde about the latest GERS f…
 
Continuing the theme of measuring Scotlands economy, a special episode from the Scotonomics team with special guest political economist, chartered accountant and academic Richard Murphy, taking questions from Kairin van Sweeden and the Independence Live audience. Richard's previous explanation of why GERS is C.R.A.P is on his Youtube channel here h…
 
This week, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) talk about GERS, the SNP/Green cooperation deal and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss the Afghanistan crisis and the governments refugee scheme, and why MPs from all sides of the house were giving the government a hard time. Then in You Ask Us, they answer listeners' quesitons on whether the situation could really have been handled differently, and how party supporters split on what should h…
 
This week's episode comes in the wake of this year's GERS figures. Brian and David Bol of The Herald's political team are joined by SNP Financial Secretary Richard Thomson and Shadow Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise Jamie Halcro Johnston. ________________________________________________ Produced by Elle Duffy and Ema Sabljak for…
 
How should we measure the success of an economy? What do GDP and GNP tell us anyway? And more importantly what doesn't it tell us about the economy? In this episode, we will look at how we measure the economy in the UK as a whole and in Scotland. We will also take a side look at GERS (Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland) as well. 0:00 GDP e…
 
The annual Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland report, known as GERS, has been released, and in this week's podcast we look at what the report can and can't tell you. You regular FFS Show host Ali Brian is joined this week by The Ferret's new Digital Engagement Editor Sam Goncalves to talk through some of the debate which surrounds the GERS…
 
Hi, welcome to the Indylive.radio team' audio newsletter for July and August! Find out what we've been up to as Covid restrictions start to ease and meet some new team members. Also, hear about our plans for the next few months Get in touch with us studio@indylive.radio if there is anything you would like us to cover in the next issue You can also …
 
David Pratt, Kevin McKenna and Lesley Riddoch join National editor Callum Baird to discuss "What next for independence?" ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/sun-shine-down License code: CPHVIWGTLIHJK0LU See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
The legendary writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci joins the New Statesman Podcast to co-host four special episodes. In these shows, Iannucci explores areas of British politics that he believes are broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside Westminster to discuss how politics could be better. In episode four, Iannucci and …
 
This week on State of the Union, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) talks about the latest poll on independence support, seven reasons why the Union is no longer working, and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using …
 
Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the pandemic affected A Level and GCSE results and why Labour have chosen now to call for Gavin Williamson's sacking. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listeners question on whether climate change will ever become a major issue at general elections. If you have a question for You Ask Us email podcasts@newstat…
 
While Brian enjoys a well-deserved break, we use this episode to take a look back on some of the key exchanges on the constitutional debate since we started this podcast. We hear excerpts from episodes 7, 13 and 17, and feature clips from Mike Russell, Rishi Sunak, and Pam-Duncan Glancey. We'll be back next week with our regular offerings. ________…
 
Our Guest Podcast this week welcomes first time podcaster Gem Donnelly as she shares the impact of Covid on her life as a student, as a mother and on her wedding day. Gem has just started her own podcast channel called Gem's Thoughts, so if you would like to hear more from her, give her a followBy YesCowal Podcasts
 
The legendary writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci joins the New Statesman Podcast to co-host four special episodes. In these shows, Iannucci explores areas of British politics that he believes are broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside the Westminster machine to discuss how politics could be better. In episode three, …
 
Our weekly Scottish sports podcast look back at this weeks European action and preview this weekend's football. There is also an update on the British Lions tour and the Olympics. You can follow and contact the Locker Room team on twitter @LockerRoomIndy The team desperately needs some women's voices to take part in the discussion, so get in touch …
 
This week on State of the Union, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) talks about how Boris Johnson has snubbed Scotland and set impossible goals for a second referendum. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code…
 
Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss David Liddington's three ways Brexit could have been stopped and why none of them were realistic. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener's question on whether not engaging with Scottish Independence will make it go away? If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcast@newstatesman.co.uk See acast.c…
 
In this education-special episode, Brian and his expert panel take a deep dive into Scotland’s schools, and tackle the question of what we need to do for our young people coming out of this crisis. We hear powerful testimonies from children across Scotland about their experiences of education during the pandemic, and what they hope will change in t…
 
James E interviews Scottish author , Scots language advocate and sociologist Colin Burnett about his first book "A Working Class State of Mind" . The central character Aldo has been described as "Begbie for the twitter generation" and the book is written in Scots. A Working Class State of Mind is published by Leamington Books and is available at al…
 
Dr Mark McNaught's guest for this episode of Building the Scottish State is Dr Tim Ridout who answers questions from the audience on the subjects of Scottish Currency, Modern Monetary Theory , the relative merit of EFTA vs EU membership and much more. This is the podcast version of a Youtube video which is also available to watch in the "Building t…
 
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