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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.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast – The Glasgow Takeover

IMG_2365For this episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I did the first of a few outside broadcast shows that are coming up.

Yesterday’s big event in Glasgow was Radical Indy’s Glasgow Takeover.

100s of Indy activists from many different groups were all over the city centre and turned it into a large independence event for the day.

I managed to catch up with some of the organisers, some of the speakers and some of the activists to ask what they were up to.

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For A’ That 41 – Shout!

Bhk8BJBIYAAXPzsFor the 41st episode of the For A’ That podcast Andrew and I were joined by broadcaster and blogger Derek Bateman, former Socialist MSP and member of Women For Indy, Carolyn Leckie and writer and blogger William Duguid.

First we talked about the Sturgeon/Lamont stramash. At the risk of going against one of the things we thought was bad about it, was the real knockout blow actually delivered to the political process itself? Is it too simple just to say it was awful and move on? Were they both equally guilty? Do we (or well, the media) need to start using alternative formats?

Secondly we talked about the recent activities of the Tory government who seem to have been going round businesses begging them to say something negative about independence. Should we just be a bit stronger and tell them where to go?

Another topic was the Women for Indy project and the report it is going to publish shortly. Carolyn let us know what the main problems and outcomes were, and how much work there still is to do in this crucial area.

We also got on to the crowdfunding stories in the last week. Amazing, certainly, but why has this phenomenon started to gather pace and can we be sure the money is going where it’s needed most?

There is all that and more in the new episode.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast – Almost Entirely Positive Christmas Episode

BcZLE8EIgAAaci1After the pain of the content in the MadVent(ing) calendar, it is time to return to the good stuff.

This episode of the podcast features some little bits in the indyref debate that might have escaped your attention but are well worth the listen.

I would have had it out yesterday but was having some connection issues so here it is for you today.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 22 – Nighet Nasim Riaz

1-nighetFor episode 22 of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Nighet Nasim Riaz who is a PhD student, SNP activist, member of Women for Indy and avid people-watcher.

We spoke about her PhD and about what convinced her, as someone who had lived in England prior to coming to Scotland, of the case for Indy.

We also spoke about the work that Women For Indy have been doing around the country and what effects we hope it might have. The recent SNP conference, which she attended, was another topic of discussion as was what attracted her to join that party.

The debate going on in the Asian community was a small topic. Is it any different from the debate among other people in the country, and if so, why should it be?

Finally, the effect of having mostly male panels on political talk shows came up.

A couple of more general announcements, the April Fools episode seemed to go down rather well with almost 1400 of you having a listen to that so thanks again to all the contrBGtxHWzCYAA3C0Z.jpg largeibutors and we hope everyone that heard it enjoyed it.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast Episode 9 – Women For Indy With Carolyn Leckie

Podcast 9 is up.

This time I speak with former Scottish Socialist Party MSP and founder member of Women For Indy, Carolyn Leckie.

We talked about the Women For Indy group and what its origins and aims are and how people can get involved. We also talked about her time as a Member of the Scottish Parliament and the opportunities provided and frustrations caused by being involved in the political process on that side of things.

Thanks also to Karine Polwart for allowing us to use her song What Are You Waiting For.

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Hope you enjoy it.

Relevant links…

http://www.womenforindependence.org/

http://www.karinepolwart.com/