Politically Speaking

Politically Speaking

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.

Join Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, as they are joined by commentators, politicians and experts as they chew the political fat and spit it out on to the pages of the forthcoming edition of Holyrood Magazine.

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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.
56:03
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.
42:30
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.
50:34
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.
49:19
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.
46:08
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. 
38:18
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. 
05:23
May 19, 2020