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Politically Speaking: Scotland’s flagship political podcast

Politically Speaking: Scotland’s flagship political podcast

By Holyrood Communications
Welcome to Politically Speaking, Scotland’s flagship political podcast brought to you from the editorial team of the award-winning Holyrood magazine. Whether you are more interested in what politicians do to relax than what they actually do in the parliament, this is the podcast where you will get the full skinny on politics, policy, and pure nonsense.

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Taking Pride
Pride Month was always going to be a scaled down affair this year because of the pandemic but with the role of the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ charity, Stonewall, in shaping public policy under the spotlight, the debate around women’s rights and trans rights has captured the headlines. Mandy Rhodes interviews a founder of Stonewall, Simon Fanshawe. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
01:02:30
June 10, 2021
COVID-19 and clinical trials
Holyrood's Jenni Davidson talks to Scotland's chief scientist, Professor David Crossman, about Scotland's contribution to COVID research and the future of medical research in this country. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
43:27
June 3, 2021
Picking over a pandemic.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. As Dominic Cummings lays into the UK health secretary for how he dealt with the pandemic, Mandy Rhodes talks to Scotland's former health secretary Jean Freeman, about being in the eye of the pandemic storm. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
01:11:10
May 27, 2021
In the name of justice.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. The now former justice secretary, Humza Yousaf talks about a Scottish approach to immigration policy and the shame of sectarianism. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
57:25
May 19, 2021
Plus ça change
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. The election has produced a parliament that numbers wise looks pretty much like the one that came before it but beneath the numbers is a parliament that starts to look much more like the country it represent. The Holyrood team discuss. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
53:22
May 13, 2021
A vote for the future.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics.  As the country goes to the polls, the Holyrood magazine team discuss the election campaigns and the most likely outcomes. Note: we are not professional gamblers!  Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
46:08
May 6, 2021
Election 2021 Special: Health Hustings
In the run up to the election, Holyrood and BMA Scotland’s Scottish health hustings featured contributions from representatives working across Scotland’s political spectrum.  Candidates from each party discussed the future of health and care in Scotland.  Representatives from each party outlined the steps they believe need to be taken to ensure a recovery that works for staff and patients alike.  The event was hosted by Andrew Learmonth, journalist at Holyrood magazine, with an introduction from Dr Lewis Morrison, chair of BMA Scotland.
01:00:53
May 4, 2021
Election 2021 Special: Education Hustings
In the run up to the election, Holyrood’s Scottish education hustings featured contributions from representatives working across Scotland’s political spectrum.  The candidates discussed the poverty attainment gap, priorities for the education system as we move out of the pandemic and the funding of higher education.  The event was chaired by Chris Marshall, deputy editor of Holyrood magazine.
57:16
May 3, 2021
Election 2021 Special: Environment Hustings
In the run up to the election, Holyrood’s Scottish environment hustings featured contributions from representatives working across the Scottish political spectrum.  As well as exploring party priorities, candidates discussed how we can maximise our competitive advantages in clean energy and natural capital; implement a just transition and deliver the secure jobs which will be the backbone of a green economy.  The event was chaired by Jenni Davidson, journalist at Holyrood magazine.
59:56
May 1, 2021
Election 2021 Special: Finance Hustings
In the run up to the election, Holyrood and Scottish Financial Enterprise’s finance hustings featured contributions from representatives working across Scotland’s political spectrum. During the Scottish Finance Hustings, candidates from each party discussed the challenges and opportunities for the future, particularly climate change and opportunities for the sector to make a positive impact on society. The event was hosted by Mandy Rhodes, managing editor, Holyrood magazine. The hustings was introduced by Sandy Begbie, chief executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise.
01:02:57
April 30, 2021
Black Lives Matter
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. On the 28th anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence and the conviction in the US of the policeman that killed George Floyd, Scots lawyer, Aamer Anwar, tell Mandy Rhodes that institutional racism is alive and kicking in Scotland. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
59:14
April 29, 2021
The Business of Politics
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. In the latest of our End of the Era episodes, Coca Cola's head of public affairs, Jim Fox, and outgoing MSP Linda Fabiani discuss the importance of building relationships for the good of business, politics and the people. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
46:52
April 27, 2021
Scotland's drug shame.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. Following Nicola Sturgeon's admission that her government took its 'eye off the ball' over drug deaths, Mandy Rhodes interviews an ex-addict about his pioneering work with drug users and his attempts to get elected as an MSP. Peter Krykant is standing for election as a non-party independent candidate for Falkirk East.  Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
01:14:01
April 22, 2021
When rights collide
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. With political debate so polarised and people forced into either 'for' or 'against' positions, Mandy Rhodes interviews the former leader of Scottish Labour, Johann Lamont, in a long and emotional interview that explores how a politician with her pedigree for championing equality can end her 20+ year political career being branded a bigot. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
01:20:55
April 15, 2021
Up close and personal.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. With the emergence of a new pro independence party led by the former first minister and ex SNP leader, Alex Salmond, is the election about to get more about the personal than the politics? In this edition of Politically Speaking, Holyrood journalists, Chris Marshall and Andrew Learmonth review the week in politics and Mandy Rhodes interviews Professor James Mitchell about what the Alba Party means for the election and for Nicola Sturgeon. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
59:31
April 8, 2021
In the Eye of the Storm: Alex Cole-Hamilton on being part of the harassment committee
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton speaks to Holyrood editor Mandy Rhodes about being part of the Scottish Parliament’s harassment committee, while journalists Andrew Learmonth and Chris Marshall discuss the re-emergence of Alex Salmond as a political candidate. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
49:19
March 31, 2021
Hostile environment
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. With politics at ground zero, we take a moment to reflect on some of the big policy areas that have advanced during this 5th session of the parliament and for the environment, it's all been about Net Zero. Mandy Rhodes is joined by Roseanna Cunningham, Environment Secretary, Chris Stark, CEO of the Climate Change Committee and James Close, Head of Climate Change, NatWest Group. This episode is brought to you in partnership with The NatWest Group. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
58:36
March 24, 2021
Making a difference to people’s lives
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. Public Health Scotland launched last year amid a public health crisis, Mandy Rhodes interview Claire Sweeney, Director of Place and Wellbeing at PHS, about how the organisation responded and it's plans for the future.  This episode is brought to you in partnership with Public Health Scotland. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
42:21
March 17, 2021
Protect the future of nursing
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. Lockdown was all about protecting the NHS but a year on from the first lockdown, the superhuman efforts of the nurses in the NHS have been 'rewarded' with a risible 1% pay increase offer. The RCN Scotland's new Director, Susan Aitkenhead, joins Mandy Rhodes to discuss. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
38:04
March 11, 2021
Money Matters
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. To mark International Women's Day, we talk to two of our Holyrood Magazine's 50 women at 50, Angela Constance SNP MSP, minister for drugs policy, and Rachael Hamilton Scottish Conservative MSP, who both turned 50 in the last year, along with Jackie Leiper from Scottish Widows, about why women should plan for the unexpected. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
46:58
March 8, 2021
Counting on the Future
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. Counting on the future: Convenor of the finance committee, Bruce Crawford, MSP, Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, MSP, and Stephen Blackman, principal economist, NatWest Group, talk the business of politics. The Royal Bank of Scotland partnered with us to bring you the latest instalment of our End of an Era series. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
38:28
March 3, 2021
Kicking around the political football - End of an Era interview series.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. As so many MSPs prepare to stand down in May, Conservative MSP Adam Tomkins, tells Mandy Rhodes about what he thinks the parliament needs. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
51:48
February 17, 2021
Cherry picking: The SNP turns on itself.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics.  In her first interview since losing her front bench role at Westminster, the Edinburgh South West MP, Joanna Cherry, tells Mandy Rhodes about the horrific abuse she has suffered since. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
51:30
February 10, 2021
Tampon Lady, Monica Lennon, on keeping politics real.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. Keeping politics real. As the 20th opinion poll in a row shows majority support for Scottish independence, can the contenders in the Scottish Labour leadership contest find their place in the constitutional argument? Mandy interviewed Anas Sarwar in last weeks show and this week we can hear from Monica Lennon, who is she, and what is her vision for Scottish Labour. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
59:16
February 5, 2021
You’ll have had your greens
Mandy & Gemma look back at the year and discuss the good, and bad moments. Andy Wightman sits down with Mandy in an exclusive discussion surrounding his resignation from the Green Party.  The episode ends on our hopes for 2021, what we want to see and where we want to end up.. and to all of you wonderful listeners, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
52:26
February 4, 2021
Dis-United Kingdom
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics.  This Dis-United Kingdom As the 20th opinion poll in a row shows majority support for Scottish independence, can the contenders in the Scottish Labour leadership contest find their place in the constitutional argument? Mandy interviews Anas Sarwar and questions his outfit of choice at Christmas... Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
52:30
January 27, 2021
Tackling the big one.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, as she brings you insightful interviews with political players and key figures relevant to the latest goings on in the world of Scottish Politics. This week Mandy is joined by Professor Devi Sridhar as they talk about the pandemic, politics and finding peace in cake. Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, with artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2021.
46:55
January 20, 2021
Launch the gunboats, the French are reeling in our fish!
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Good week for Boris... got you there... of course it isn't! Bad week for swimmers on the English Channel as Naval vessels seek to block their paths This week's interview is with SNP MP Amy Callaghan. But this interview goes beyond the politics, as Mandy and Amy discuss what makes her who she is, and how did she get there. A recent not so controversial Bill with the aim to  ensure women are given the right to be examined by a female physician following a rape has caused an unlikely debate when the word 'gender' was replaced with 'sex' to ensure no legal hiccups later down the line... Mandy and Jenni discuss the issues behind this and much more in this weeks rant. **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
42:27
December 16, 2020
Flat-packs, fishing and furry animals
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Good week all around, especially for Mandy's dog who joins this weeks show to defend the Holyrood office against unwanted intruders Bad week for Brexit, but possibly a good week but probably bad... who knows anymore? IKEA's head of sustainability for the UK and Ireland, discusses what her organisation is doing to work with consumers on making the green revolution work for them. Bringing down costs, increasing buy-back recycling and ensuring that whilst the company goes green, it remains profitable. Quite the feat, but she explains why IKEA must be the ones to lead the charge. Liam puts up with one last rant from Mandy in today's show as she takes a JAB at anti-vexers (get it?). And this is Liam's final episode hosting Politically Speaking. So make sure you tune in... be nice.  Farewell Liam and good luck on your new journey (two doors away)! Thanks for helping to make the podcast a roaring success in its debut year! **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
51:02
December 9, 2020
Labour Pains...
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Mandy and Liam discuss the highs and lows of political messaging from the past week... the good weeks and bad weeks are one?! Jackie Baillie, Labours longest singing MSP, discusses the challenges Labour has faced, what they have achieved in opposition at Holyrood, and what they are aiming for come May's election. Liam manages to get a rant out of Mandy this week, and the SNP's internal workings are a talking point yet again, but, for a more interesting reason. Oh, and Mandy doesn't like certain types of geeks. Liam said... so it must be true? **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
01:02:39
December 2, 2020
Breaching Blackford's Border
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? GOOD WEEK: A very British vaccine has been ordered by First class mail!  BAD WEEK: Scotland has a new border patrol officer...  Any Maciver is this weeks guest. A former Tory spin doctor and now head of a lobbying and PR consultancy, Message Matters discusses the current constitutional conundrum  Mandy and Liam end the show discussing the nations Christmas plans **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
01:05:14
December 1, 2020
Polling, jabs and Johnson's jibes!
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Another new vaccine is on it's way and Boris blunders, busting trust north of the border. Mark Diffley, pollster and founder of the Diffley Partnership, discusses the challenges opposition parties face on the run up to May's election. Liam discloses a real handicap of his... he struggles to discern clocks from a compass'. We should all feel for him. **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
01:00:24
November 18, 2020
Trump is 'Spitting' mad!
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Despite 2020 throwing a global pandemic at us... WE HAVE A VERY GOOD WEEK! Awards, vaccines and a lot to look forward to, especially family hugs. Mandy and Liam discuss Trump's overwhelming support and his outstanding memory (the best memory). This weeks guest is the one and only Matt Forde. Former political advisor of Tony Blair turned comedian and the voice of Trump, Boris and many others on 'Spitting Image'. And Liam is left perplexed as Mandy suggests pedestrians should dress like cars after a few near misses in Holyrood Park... **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
55:26
November 11, 2020
Scotland: The Recovery, with Jason Leitch and Benny Higgins
In Politically Speaking's final special of the last two weeks, we explore Scotland's recovery in partnership with Leidos.  Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine as she is joined in conversation with Jim McNair of Leidos, Benny Higgins, and Jason Leitch. The conversation is centred around the economy, our way of working, and what really goes on behind closed doors when fighting a pandemic? **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
40:36
November 4, 2020
U.S. Election Special
Leave a voice message using our Anchor voice notes link. Follow the website link presented to you by the podcast player of your choice. We may use this in future episodes. Leave questions for our hosts, or feedback about the show. This episode of Politically Speaking takes a step towards understanding what this year's United States election means for Scotland, U.S. citizens living in Scotland and, of course, what it means for Scotland's relationship with the United States will look like regardless of who wins.  Timestamp: 0:00:49 - One of Holyrood's Magazine's journalists, Ailean Beaton, takes us on a journey to better understand what this election looks like for U.S. citizens living outside of their home country. He helps us to understand the rise of mail-in-ballots and the optics that President Trump has created surrounding this rise in absentee voting. He asked experts some of the questions that have surfaced during this highly contested campaign period on the run-up to November's polling day. Is this election rigged? Does Trump speak truths about mail-in votes? Will this election be decided by the Supreme Court, where the Republicans now hold a supermajority following the appointment of Justice Amy Coney-Barret?  Timestamp: 0:22.16 - Mandy interviews former First Minister of Scotland, Henry Mcliesh, and lets him discuss why he thinks a Democrat victory will allow America to heal following four years of division. He suggests that Scotland, and indeed, the U.K.'s relationship with America go back to the way it looked under eight years of President Obama. Most importantly, he lets us know what his drink of choice will be on election night... Mandy always asks the important questions for you, the listener.  Timestamp: 0:47.40 - Lastly, Liam makes a miraculous appearance at the end to recap his favourite (or most notable) moments of Trump's last four years in the White House with Mandy. But will this section of this very podcast be the reason why Trump wins in November? Did Liam jinx it? Politically Speaking is a podcast brought to you by Holyrood Communications. This show is hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, narration and scripting by Ailean Beaton. This episode was produced by Ailean Beaton and Steven Perrie-Clyde. The artwork was designed and produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde (Spotify & Anchor) and Aimee Watchel (all other services). Leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share this show on your social media channels. 
53:58
October 28, 2020
The SNP, a 'New Labour' tribute act?
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking?  Is Nicola Sturgeon is hurting her own reputation?  Was Liam the brains behind Jacinda Ardern's re-election?  James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at Edinburgh University discusses the current state of the Scottish Government It would appear that England has a new king... THE KING IN THE NORTH?! **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
57:00
October 21, 2020
Let the train take the COVID strain
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? What do you do if you are the President and Immune to COVID? This week's interview is Labour MP Dianne Abbot Mandy rants... and Liam chips in as well?! **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine here: Digital** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
43:40
October 15, 2020
COVIDiots abound
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? We know about the SNP's debacle with MP Magaret Ferrier. However, there are more controversies that Mandy and Liam wish to discuss. Labour. Down with the young vote? This week's guest is ScotlandIS CEO Jane Morrison-Ross. Jane talks about Scotland's technological recovery and digital revolution. How an industry must have broad shoulders in the coming months to come. Mandy's rant is positively positive this week... **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine here: Digital Special** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
48:31
October 7, 2020
Puppies, p*sh and politics
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Students are locked up... but who, or what, will they blame? Chris Stark is this weeks interview. Liam and Chris discuss Scotland's Green path forward and what COP means to Glasgow and the future Mandy rants about p*sh, but she isn't referencing what comes out of Liam's mouth! **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine here: Green Pages** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
48:23
September 30, 2020
The Tories fought the law and the law won
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? This week's episode is brought to you in partnership with Salix Finance. You can read more about them and their work here.  It is the first time Ed Miliband has had a good week as far as we can remember. It would seem that the party of law and order got a beat down from the law. This week's guest is Annie Shepperd, CEO of Salix Finance. She and Mandy discuss how the climate crisis needs to become 'sexy' in order for the masses to take full notice and much more. This week's rant? People who ignore public health messages... there was a super spreader that Mandy has it in for! **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine here: Green Pages** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
50:43
September 23, 2020
Boris Johnson turns outlaw
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? This week's episode is brought to you in partnership with The British Heart Foundation. You can read their latest article in Holyrood Magazine here as they discuss case prevention. You can also visit the BHF website here. We at Holyrood would like to thank the BHF for the work they do and for partnering us on this week's episode.  Mandy has had a good week it would seem?  Liam shares his early review of the new hit blockbuster LABOUR: Infinity War  This week's guest is British Heart Foundation's David McColgan (Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager) - He delves into the role that BHF plays during this crisis and the Prevention Agenda... Has it been sidelined by Government? "This week's rant is great because lasts weeks weren't very good... " That's right, it is all about 'whataboutery' **You can read the latest version of Holyrood Magazine here: Health of The Nation** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
50:27
September 16, 2020
Labour begins election bid against themselves
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award-winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this week's episode of Politically Speaking? Labour decides to go head to head with their arch-nemesis... Labour themselves Humza Yousaf and his wife Nadia, share their story so that others may learn from their heartbreaking experience The rant this week consists mainly of Laim licking rats... maybe? and Mandy gives us the umpire's decision on Novak Djokovic **Don't forget to read our Annual Review, our in-depth portfolios and exclusive interviews are not ones to be missed this fortnight: https://library.myebook.com/holyrood/holyrood-annual-review-2019-2020/2726/ ** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
48:28
September 9, 2020
Party Politics
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? We look over the last week in politics Henry McLeish is this weeks intervie and does a deep dive into the independence question This weeks rant: An interview and an article... reasonable or unjust? **Don't forget to read our Annual Review, our in depth portfolios and exclusive interviews are not ones to be missed this fortnight: https://library.myebook.com/holyrood/holyrood-annual-review-2019-2020/2726/ ** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
01:04:33
September 2, 2020
Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? It’s a great week for Liam! But not Boris Johnson? The Civil Service is not so Civil this week... Donald Macleod is this weeks guest as he discusses the current state of Scotland‘s live music venues And Mandy has a guest co-host for this weeks show who swims in the sea it would seem? But is she on to something? **Don't forget to read our Annual Review, our in depth portfolios and exclusive interviews are not ones to be missed this fortnight: https://library.myebook.com/holyrood/holyrood-annual-review-2019-2020/2726/ ** Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
49:22
August 26, 2020
Humza, hate crime and hullabaloo
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Mandy brings us a good good week... or is it just a reasonably mediocre week from inside of Holyrood...? Liam details the return of Holyrood Magazine with the 2019/20 Annual Review. Who do the cabinet secretaries wish they spent lockdown with? and much much more!  Humza Yousaf is this weeks interview. Mandy shares an exclusive interview with the justice secretary in leu of his pushing for GRA reform and a new hate crime legislation (excuse the background noise, Humza was kind enough to take this interview close to home).  Finally we get an insight into a younger Mandy Rhodes and details of how she gathered so many nicknames! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
42:48
August 19, 2020
Pupil power, polling... and penalties!
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Mandy discovers a footballer with a unique name... Tough times ahead for John Swinney and John Curtice features in this weeks interview Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
58:07
August 12, 2020
Back to business with Benny Higgins
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Liam and Mandy discuss some interesting twists in the last week of politics! Liam protests Spanish Lidl thieves... sort of    Benny Higgins is this weeks interview and details the ins and outs of the current economy in Scotland and Mandy delves deeper into Mr. Higgins’ personality! The rant has been hijacked, by Mandy? Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
50:02
August 5, 2020
Testing time for Trump
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Bad week for Trump but good week for crabs...? strange times we live in What will happen to the younger generation now that the job markets are in turmoil? Rachel Hamilton is this weeks interview, learn how she ventured into conservative politics. This weeks rant is all about........... better tune in to find out! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
57:59
July 29, 2020
Taking politics by the short and curlies...
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Liam and Mandy discuss a rigged election that was still lost and ended in a Tory backlash! Are we excited for a haircut? John McNally is in this weeks interview! He discusses his journey from barber to parliamentarIan... This weeks rant is all about........... better tune in to find out! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
42:41
July 22, 2020
Dishy Rishi, Mr Covid and all hail Mrs America...
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Rishi Sunak gives the UK a meal deal to long for! Boris Johnson slaps carers after he claps for them... Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government is this weeks guest Mandy goes from rant to TV recommendactions! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
51:24
July 15, 2020
Pubs, polls, and patriotic pints
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking?   Mandy has a good week lined up... maybe even two!  There seems to be a border crisis on the British Isles  Labour MSP Neil Findlay is this weeks interview... he looks back on his Time in parliament before he steps down Mandy’s rant leads to a workers sacking! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
56:04
July 8, 2020
Women in mid-life with a crisis
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking?  Liam and Mandy digest the news of Labour in Good week Bad week We take a deep dive into 50 women at 50 during this crisis MSP Angela Constance is this weeks interviewee talking all things that you would once you hit the big half century And Liam has a rant as well this week?! These are trying times... Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
47:56
July 1, 2020
School’s out for summer, School’s out forever?
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Dominic Raab causes controversy... like that hasn‘t happened before Football has a good and bad week this time around... Mandy interviews former First Minister Jack McConnell Mandy has had a calm week believe it or not... does she have a rant for us this time around?  Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
44:49
June 24, 2020
Dealing with our past, present and future.
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Liam has a greyfriars boaby statue conundrum  Mandy and Liam try to disseminate what our street statues really mean, does it represent our past? We have a deep dive into this weeks magazine edition, will we have the ‘wellbeing economy’ soon? Mandy interviews the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Fiona Hyslop This weeka rant!? .....isn‘t a rant..... Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
42:31
June 17, 2020
Calling Order, the Presiding Officer cancels summer
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Can a good week be found amongst all of this turmoil?! Mandy and Liam discuss the communication, or lack thereof, surrounding Coronavirus by the Governments of Westminster and Holyrood Mandy discusses the cancelation of Holyrood's summer break with the Presiding Officer and, will politics become less partisan? Mandy makes Liam prepare for a rant of his own! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
50:35
June 10, 2020
Cummings, Mental Health and...the MAN-opause?
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? We hear about a politicians hen that has a very special skill... Mandy questions whether or not Dominic Cummings knows how to tie a tie? or even iron a shirt...?  Scotland's Minister for Mental Health Clare Haughey talks mental health and resilience in this weeks interview .....AAAAAND do MEN suffer from the menopause?!?!?!??! Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
49:20
June 2, 2020
Tatties, Tantrums and Titles
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics... What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking? Liam kicks off a discussion of the good, and of-course, the bad news spilling out of the last week in politics Mandy heads for glory in an upcoming awards ceremony  Liam uncovers a mystery surrounding potatoes... More communications blunder by Government  Mandy interviews Mike Russell MSP & Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs... From Brexit and COVID to our ability to scrutinise Government decisions... But can Mike also solve Liams mysterious potatoe mystery? Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here. This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020.
46:09
May 27, 2020
Herd mentality and the cow factor in politics
Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, and Liam Kirkaldy, award winning political journalist, as they review the week that was in Scottish Politics...  What is on the menu for this weeks episode of Politically Speaking?  Liam kicks off a discussion of the good, and of-course, the bad news spilling out of the last week in politics Is Kirsty, the Holyrood baby, struggling with her education? and what does this mean for vulnerable children during isolation? Did the Scottish Government know about the real potential risks that Covid-19 posed to Scotland in February?  Mandy interviews MP for Moray Douglas Ross. Controversial comments, finding love from a poster and, do cows have personalities?  Politicians need to stop couples walking 3 abreast... I know right?  Remember to Follow and Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow our hosts, Mandy and Liam on Twitter, and you can keep up to date with the latest news from Holyrood online at Holyrood.com, or on our Twitter @HolyroodDaily. Lastly, remember to read the last issue of Holyrood Magazine online here.  This show was hosted by Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, produced by Steven Perrie-Clyde, and artwork designed by Aimee Wachtel. This show is brought to you by Holyrood Magazine, ©Holyrood Communications 2020. 
38:19
May 20, 2020
Welcome to Politically Speaking: Scotland's Flagship political Podcast.
Welcome to ‘Politically Speaking’, Scotland’s flagship political podcast brought to you from the editorial team of the award winning Holyrood magazine. Whether you are more interested in what politicians do to relax than what they actually do in the parliament, this is the podcast where you will get the full skinny on politics, policy and pure nonsense.  Join Mandy Rhodes, editor of Holyrood Magazine, along with Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood’s award winning sketch writer, and the odd politician, as they chew the political fat and spit out it out onto the pages of the forthcoming issue of Holyrood magazine.  Remember to rate, review & subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Also don't forget to check out the latest news & to read the latest issue of Holyrood Magazine, online, at www.Holyrood.com. 
05:24
May 19, 2020