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The Scottish Independence Podcast 102 – Kathleen Caskie

10369610_10152830551223025_2097852633117731428_nFor the 102nd episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Kathleen Caskie who is the co-coordinator of the Women For Independence Group.

We started off on the worldwide political gamechanger that is/was Labour’s pink bus. However, after that we got down to more serious matters such as the work that Women for Independence have been doing since their inception and what the future holds for them.

We then spoke about more general matters including the surge, the upcoming general election and if the parliament should be 50/50 in terms of gender balance.

In the middle of all that we got into the Cash for Access scandal and some of the other things going on at Westminster.

We also had a look back at the Yes campaign and what its legacy will be.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 101 – Robin McAlpine

1221367_origFor the 101st episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation, The Common Weal and much more besides.

We spoke about some of the ways in which the Common Weal project has moved forward since the referendum, and there is much of note in that.

We also talked about why Robin feels some of these new directions are necessary.

Then we moved onto a more general discussion about what has changed post indyref, and, possibly more importantly, what hasn’t changed.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 100 – Independence Live

8Kkmwmsm_400x400For the 100th (sort of) episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Kevin and Gerry from Independence Live.

Before and after the referendum they have been doing a wonderful job of documenting the political discourse in Scotland in recent times, and they do it live, and it is free!

We talked about their work and their motivation and we also got on to most memorable (good or bad) pre-referendum moments and opined on where we are all going from here.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 98 – Blair Jenkins

jenkFor the third Scottish Independence Podcast interview after the referendum, I spoke with Chief Executive of the Yes Scotland campaign, Blair Jenkins.

We talked about the things he felt went well in the campaign and those that didn’t go so well on the Yes side.

The role of the media in the referendum process was, and still is, a major talking point and I asked Blair how he felt they had behaved.

I also asked him how he felt about the No campaign and some of their more debatable methods.

Finally, I asked him where he thinks the Yes movement is going to now.

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For A’ That 46 – From Bottom To Top

House Of Lords QuoteAfter a break the For A’ That podcast is back.

Andrew and I were joined for the first post-referendum episode by Gillian Martin and Doug Daniel.

Up for discussion were what is becoming known as “The Surge”, the prospects of the often mentioned Yes Alliance, new leaders and deputy leaders for the SNP and Scottish Labour, how much we all love Jim Murphy, the umpteenth promise of House of Lords reform and what (possibly) someone else buys when they go to the shops for Ed Miliband.

I also had a couple of choice words about Dick Cheney.

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The Gallery Of Rogues – With Greg Moodie

Another excellent video from the Phantom Power channel on Youtube.

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THE GALLERY OF ROGUES – The Art of Satire in the Scottish Independence Referendum with Greg Moodie

Greg explains the thinking behind the cartoons he has been making, both pre and post referendum…