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Welcome to the LabourTALK Podcast. This podcast is produced by Glasgow Pollok Constituency Labour Party (CLP) member John Beattie. Subscribe for interviews from various Labour Party personnel discussing the current and relevant political issues from all levels of governance, including Local Authority, Scottish Parliament and Westminster. This is not an official Labour Party podcast. It is produced by Labour Party members to put forward progressive ideas and promote Labour Party policy, value ...
 
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Listen to First Minister's Questions from Thursday 16 September 2021. You can find out more about the Parliament at http://www.parliament.scot/, and transcripts of FMQs are available on our website: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/what-was-said-and-official-reports/what-was-said-in-parliament/…
 
KAMILLE is an award-winning songwriter who has written hits for artists including Little Mix, Stormzy and The Saturdays. She has now become an artist in her own right, with her single Sad Party, and is one of the stars of Channel 4's new docu-series, Highlife. KAMILLE speaks to Krishnan about leaving her finance career to write top 20s for some of …
 
It’s the week in which Nicola Sturgeon called in the Army to help the stretched ambulance service cope with demand. Boris Johnson rearranged his cabinet and the impact of the SNP’s deal with the Greens started to hit home. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourier.…
 
Fibre is often the forgotten part of our diet, but it has the opportunity to be a solution to many reformulation challenges. This podcast discusses what fibre is, our current intake levels and the role and functionality of fibres within food manufacturing. The podcast is hosted by FDF Scotland’s Reformulation for Health Programme. We have input fro…
 
It’s the week in which Holyrood heard the SNP-Green programme for government, and opposition parties were less than impressed. We take a look at the highs and lows, and get to grips with Scotland’s new covid passport scheme. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourie…
 
Carl Cox is one of the original superstar DJs of the 80s and 90s. He helped bring acid house from the warehouses of Chicago to British raves, the unregulated party scene, then festivals and clubs. And he's still going. His new book 'Oh Yes, oh yes!' chronicles his life from a scaffolder in the south London suburbs to one of the true pioneers of UK …
 
Listen to First Minister's Questions from Thursday 9 September 2021. Discussion topics include: Air traffic control in Inverness, Scottish Islands, COVID-19, Vaccine Passports, NHS waiting times. You can find out more about the Parliament at http://www.parliament.scot/, and transcripts of FMQs are available on our website: https://www.parliament.sc…
 
It’s the week in which we publish our 100th show, the Scottish Parliament got back down to business, and Courier editor David Clegg shares the best bits of his new book on just what went down between Salmond and Sturgeon. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourier.c…
 
Listen to First Minister's Questions from Thursday 2 September 2021. You can find out more about the Parliament at http://www.parliament.scot/, and transcripts of FMQs are available on our website: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/what-was-said-and-official-reports/what-was-said-in-parliament/…
 
It’s the week in which the fall-out over the SNP-Green deal at Holyrood started to show, while the country recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic started. Plus, we talk to the new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just g…
 
It’s the week in which the Greens and SNP came to a formal agreement for a “not-coalition” coming together in the Scottish Parliament. And special guest Impact Team journalist Stephen Stewart shares his work uncovering Scotland’s neo-Nazi network and his views as a veteran of the war in Afghanistan on the unfolding crisis. You can get a free month …
 
After a short break, we're re-releasing this first episode of the Pass the Mic takeover of On the Engender. Host Talat Yaqoob speaks with Helen Minnis, Viana Maya and Ketsuda Phoutinane about why the media needs to do more to properly represent women of colour in Scotland. Find out more about the Pass the Mic project here. Access a transcript of th…
 
It’s the week in which Scots found themselves locked out of the Louvre thanks to a paper vaccine passport, and the Greens and SNP wrestle over the country’s oil and gas industry ahead of forming a new coalition. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourier.co.uk/subsc…
 
It’s the week in which Scotland’s health secretary reported a nursery to the care inspectorate alleging racial discrimination, the country’s “national shame” was brought to attention following yet another rise in drugs deaths, and Boris Johnson left his Scottish Tory members once again with their head in their hands following another whirlwind visi…
 
The Stooshie remains in summer recess but we have another special episode for you, this time looking at Scotland's drug deaths crisis. As new annual figures are released, we are reminded that the people behind the numbers are far more than a statistic; they are our friends, neighbours and family. Is it time for a more compassionate approach? Our sp…
 
KSI, otherwise known as 'JJ', became famous on YouTube nearly a decade ago with millions now subscribing to his channel. Since then, he has become well-known as a signer, a rapper and even a boxer. Krishnan speaks to him about his career as a musician, how boxing has helped him and how he deals with racism in the industry. Producer: Rachel Evans…
 
Andy Burnham has held many senior cabinet positions and stood for the Labour leadership twice, before leaving Westminster and becoming Mayor of Greater Manchester in 2017. Now serving his second term as Mayor, his profile grew over the past year as he fought for his position and challenged the government on imposing the highest tier Covid restricti…
 
George Packer is a writer for The Atlantic and author of many books on American politics and foreign policy. His new book 'Last Best Hope' is an essay on the crisis and revival of modern America. George talks to Krishnan about the four distinct groups of people in American politics, his hopes and worries for the future of the US and the influence o…
 
The Stooshie is technically on holiday, but we wanted to bring you a special episode on our unmasking of two senior Conservative councillors as the puppet-masters behind anti-SNP troll accounts on social media. Who they are, what it means, what’s next. And don’t be fooled into thinking this is a local story for local people — this is a story as muc…
 
Levi Roots is a musician, chef and businessman who found success after securing a £50,000 investment for his Reggae Reggae Sauce on Dragon’s Den. 14 years on, he dedicates his time to sharing his story in schools and prisons to inspire young people. Roots speaks to Krishnan about his journey from growing up with his grandmother in Jamaica and movin…
 
In this episode, we speak with the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Alison Johnstone MSP, about her background and her ambitions for the Scottish Parliament in Session 6. You can follow the Presiding Officer on Twitter at www.twitter.com/POScotParlBy The Scottish Parliament
 
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland is celebrating our first anniversary of podcasting. As part of this in our latest episode the FDF Scotland team talk about how the Scottish food and drink manufacturing industry responded positively to the challenges over the past year and what lies ahead for food and drink. More information For more informa…
 
It’s the week in which security footage purports to show Health Secretary Matt Hancock in an embrace with a woman who isn’t his wife, and in which we unmask a Twitter troll as a senior Tory Councillor. But, far more divertingly, the Scottish Parliament is about the break for summer and so there’s an end of term vibe in the Stooshie virtual studio. …
 
Last month's local elections left much to be desired for many Labour Party members, particularly those in the West Midlands. From many Labour Councillors across the region losing their seats to Liam Byrne's unfortunate loss in the Mayoral race - it's hard to imagine much to feel hopeful about. However, over in Earlsdon, a leafy ward in the suburbs …
 
Andrea Leadsom in her fairly short parliamentary career has already been in two cabinets and ran to be leader of the Tory Party twice. Now she is on the backbenches and leading a review into early years and how to give children across the country the best start to life. She talks to Krishnan about her political passions including her experiences be…
 
Listen to First Minister's Questions from Thursday 24 June 2021. You can find out more about the Parliament at http://www.parliament.scot/, and transcripts of FMQs are available on our website: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/what-was-said-and-official-reports/what-was-said-in-parliament/…
 
Exciting times here at On the Engender as we prepare for a podcast takeover by the 'Pass the Mic' network of women of colour, who will be running the podcast for the next few episode. Hear Alys Mumford and Pass the Mic founder Talat Yaqoob discuss what's coming up in this advert. Access a transcript of this advert here. On the Engender is produced …
 
It's the week in which top jobs were appointed. Dorothy Bain QC is approved for the role of Lord Advocate and the role of Solicitor General is held by Ruth Charteris QC. This is the first time that both of these positions are held by women making it a significant moment in Scottish history. In addition, Ms Bain will be involved in legislation surro…
 
After a long hiatus... WE ARE BACK! This week's episode is an interview with Thom Brooks. Thom is an award-winning author, columnist, policy advisor, and political philosopher who is President of the Society of Legal Scholars and a member of the Fabian Society executive committee. He was joined by John Morgan, Chair of the Young Fabians Law Network…
 
Gillian Tett is editor-at-large at the Financial Times and an anthropologist. Her latest book 'Anthrovision: How Anthropology can Explain Business and Life' reveals how anthropology can make sense of people's behaviour, in business and beyond. Krishnan talks to Gillian about why need to pay more attention to 'social silences', how she predicted the…
 
Listen to First Minister's Questions from Thursday 17 June 2021. You can find out more about the Parliament at http://www.parliament.scot/, and transcripts of FMQs are available on our website: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/what-was-said-and-official-reports/what-was-said-in-parliament/…
 
It’s the week in which the delta variant (formerly known as the Indian variant) is growing in Scotland, sparking conversation about how this may impact the ‘coming out of lockdown’ plans. You’ll also find out about why the potential tariff free trade deal with Australia has caused concern among Scottish farmers. Plus, how will the Scottish governme…
 
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