THE Michael Greenwell “Scottish Independence podcast” is a wee cracker. Michael chats indy with guests from all parties and none and looks at the big issues of the week. This week the title is An ode to our adversaries, a wee podcast full of laughs at the funny (and downright daft) the britnats have said over the years. There is a new podcast uploaded every week. To listen please head over to

2 IF you’re a female living in scotland chances are you’ve been told to “cheer up, luv”. The “Cheer up luv” podcast is an extension of a campaign launched on Instagram, where host Eliza talks with artists, activists and creatives about stories from listeners of their own experiences with sexual harassment.Challenging stigmas and myths that have been in place for years, this podcast is a must for anyone who’s over the normalisation of cat calling or those simply looking for an insight into the daily struggles women face. Head to

3 ON the Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy podcast, produced by Engender and featuring the voices of experts from across Scotland’s women’s sector. The podcast explores issues relating to women’s equality in Scotland, from local democracy to reproductive rights, and from the criminal justice system to care reform. This week the discussion focuses on women at risk in the workplace and tele medical abortion services and a feminist view on Covid-19 responses. Access through iTunes or via

4 CODE Switch is a podcast bringing upfront and open conversations about race to the front of the agenda. Through consistently informative and engaging episodes, Code Switch unearths the intricacies of experiences within marginalised communities, examining a host of different issues ranging from Islamophobia to anti-immigration. Exploring the ways in which race affects society from politics and history to media and sports, this insightful podcast invites listeners to educate themselves and join the conversation. Listen via

5 PENSIONERS for indy. The grey matter of the indy movement regularly produce their own podcast with the help of indylive radio. During lockdown the 12 or so pensioners for indy groups haven’t allowed themselves to slow down and are instead producing podcasts with great content and top tunes. This week the chat focuses on “Our generation – why it is, and also isn’t, important”. Tune in via

6 MANY an hour can be whiled away listening to “A Scottish podcast”. A Scottish serialised modern audio drama, it chronicles the story of Lee, a washed up former radio DJ who launches a paranormal investigation podcast aided and abetted by his jaded musician pal Dougie. The pair travel the length and breadth of the country in search of Medieval Demon Kings and Lovecraftian Gods of the Sea.Visit dingy pubs, run-down industrial estates, and obscure non-league football grounds. Listen via

7 THE greatest of all podcasts in Scotland in my humble opinion is that of our very own Lesley Riddoch. Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, Lesley chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. Head to