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Scottish Independence Podcast 150 – Pat Kane

6a00d83452241169e201b8d14e744f970cIt’s the 150th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast and the 250th podcast I have put together that is about Scottish Independence in some way, so it’s a double sort of anniversary. I hope you’ve been enjoying them.

This time we are back to the interviews and in this universal moment of “what the hell is going on?” I spoke to Pat Kane, who I’m sure doesn’t need any introduction other than to say he isn’t the ice-hockey player that comes up if you search Pat Kane on google (if you found the podcast when you were searching for that Pat Kane…I once went to a Fife Flyers match).

We spoke about the the events of this week regarding the new independence referendum, how we are going to need to campaign, what new allies might come along to the party, what is likely to be against us and how we can fight it.

Hope you enjoy.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 146 – Murray, Orr & Harvie

First of all, a huge thank you to all of you who donated in our little fundraiser. You’ve secured the podcast for another year and we’re very grateful.thank-you-post-it_xoombi

Episode 146 of the Scottish Independence Podcast continues the series of talks given at the recent Scottish Independence Convention and has a couple of little bonuses thrown in too.

There are another two talks featured. The first was given by Lesley Orr of Women For Indy, and the second by Patrick Harvie, and this was his speech to round off the conference.

Before we get to those however, there is a little excerpt of a talk given by Craig Murray, in which he explains we he thinks for Indyref 2 we need to get international observers.

Hope you enjoy.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 144 – Cat Boyd & Yes 2

16412799663_82464c3dc0_bEpisode 144 of the Scottish Independence Podcast continues the series of talks given at the recent Scottish Independence Convention.

This time round there are two talks. The first was given by  Cat Boyd and the second by the people from Yes 2  – Tony McCandless and John McHarg.

Hope you enjoy.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 142 – The Demographics of Indy

Episode 142 of the Scottish Independence Podcast is a talk given by Dr Craig Dalzell (interviewed in episode 134)  at the recent Scottish Independence Convention.

vidcap_3Craig’s talk was with regard to who did and didn’t vote for independence last time round, how the picture has changed since then and what sort of strategies we should be looking at to get us over the 50% line.

It’s a very important listen, and thanks to Craig and to the good people at Independence Live for letting me reproduce it here.

Hope you enjoy…

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 132 – Danny McGregor

3mR77ny8For the 132nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I got in touch with Danny McGregor.

Danny is a member of the Scottish Greens and is campaigning for Indyref 2. He also recently wrote an article for Bella Caledonia in which he talked about the various possibilities for the timing of the second independence referendum. There are those that think we have to seize the moment of uncertainty that exists now. Others suggest that we have to wait until the polls are steadily showing a large lead for yes.

These are difficult options to juggle, and they were the main focus of our discussion.

Also, if you remember episode 129 in which I interviewed lots of people at the March for Indy, I found some interviews that were accidentally not included in that special episode (they were in a different folder), and wanted to put them on one of the shows, so they are in this one. Those interviews include one Bob Duncan, who you may know from BBC Scotlandshire.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 131 – Sharon Dolan-Powers

For the 131st episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Sharon Dolan-Powers, who I suspect most of you will know by another namejpI97RIk, or indeed by one of her projects.

Sharon is not a native Scot, but came to the country and got involved in politics on the Yes side of the Indy debate.

We talked about those decisions and her reasons for them. We also discussed disability issues in the UK and Scotland as, due to family circumstances and her work, she has a good knowledge of the subject. Furthermore, as someone not from Scotland originally, she provides an interesting perspective on the Scottish cringe. Finally, and at the risk of giving away where she comes from, we had a wee natter about Trump.

It was good to learn something about the Isle of Seil too.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 128 – Paul Kavanagh aka Wee Ginger Dug

paul and dugFor the 128th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I went to Wee Ginger Dug Mansions to speak with the writer that also happens to live there, Paul Kavanagh.

Paul has been one of the most insightful, strident and funniest people writing about the Scottish Independence debate for a number of years. He started this at his blog but now writes for The National newspaper and in other places too.

We talked about why Paul thinks that even in this moment of general stramash, the time to start campaigning is now.

Paul lived in Spain for a number of years and has some knowledge of the political situation there and explained why Spain, contrary to the reports we hear, will not stop an Independent Scotland entering the EU, and is in fact making conciliatory noises about it.

We also got onto how and when Indyref 2 is going to arrive.

All that and more, hope you enjoy.

As a final aside, this episode also features a new quiet voice form introduction, given that at the moment of recording it (10 minutes ago), I am/was staying with a friend and I didn’t want to wake his kids up.

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