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True Scotsman Podcast
58 minutes | May 8, 2021
Scots: Language or Dialect?
In this episode the gang embark on a quest to get to the route of the Scottish language from its history and literature. Presented by Fraser Medvedik-Horn Co-Hosted by Roisin Caird and Johnney Rhodes Music by Adam Logan
36 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
Christmas in Scotland
In this episode, the gang discuss Christmas in Scotland, from early celebrations through to banning and the comeback. Featuring Johnney Rhodes Roisin Caird and Fraser Medvedik-Horn Music by Adam Logan
49 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
Ryan Hume, the silky voiced Canadian, joins Fraser Medvedik-Horn and Johnney Rhodes in an episode about the Black Death Music by Adam Logan Edited by Fraser Medvedik-Horn
38 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Haggis: Scotland's National Dish?
In this episode 'the boys' discuss haggis and whether or not it is a Scottish icon. Presented by Fraser Medvedik-Horn and Johnney Rhodes Music by Adam Logan
25 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
The Bovril Episode
A one-man adventure into the wonderful world of Bovril. Presented by Fraser Medvedik-Horn Additional Noises by B. Medvedik-Horn Music by Adam Logan
66 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Irn Bru Gets You Through
In this episode the gang talk about Scotland's other national drink Cast Rosin Caird Johnney Rhodes Fraser Medvedik-Horn Music by Adam Logan
31 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
The Edinburgh 7
Roisin tells us all about the Edinburgh 7, the first group of matriculated undergraduate female students at ANY British university. Surely all the male staff, teachers and students at the university would respond to this with dignity and respect? (Narrator: they did not) Listen for more!!
38 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Master and Commander: The Thomas Cochrane Story
This week the gang delves into the fascinating life of Thomas Cochrane, sea captain, adventurer, politician and terrible father, who helped found the Chilean navy and went on to inspire the Russel Crowe film Master and Commander.
57 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Mary Barbour's Army and the Govan Rent Strikes
In our first episode since shifting to our fortnightly schedule, we've got a fascinating episode on Mary Barbour, Scottish political activist, local councillor, bailie and magistrate, perhaps most well known for her role in leading the Glasgow Rent Strikes during WW1. With special guest Trish Caird (Roisin's mum) and featuring the music of Alistair Hullet, "Mrs Barbour's Army. Cast: Fraser Horn, Patricia Caird, Johnny Rhodes, Roisin Caird. Music: Alistair Hullet, Adam Logan.
69 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Rest in Power: the Stuart Christie Story
In this episode the gang talks about Stuart Christie, the Partick-born anarchist who tried to blow up Franco. Cast Roisin Caird Johnney Rhodes Fraser Medvedik-Horn Music by Adam Logan
46 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
Alexander Graham Bell's Achievements and Flaws
This week Johnney Rhodes and Fraser Medvedik-Horn look into the complicated life and legacy of Scot, Alexander Graham Bell. Presented by Johnney Rhodes Edited by Fraser Medvedik-Horn Outro by Roisin Caird Music by Adam Logan
42 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
Tartan: A Brief History
In this episode, the boys discuss the history of tartan and kilts in Scotland. Cast Fraser Medvedik-Horn Johnney Rhodes Music by Adam Logan
47 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
The Adam Smith Deep Dive
In this episode the gang tackles a brief biography of Adam Smith, inventor/discoverer of capitalism, and evaluates his place in Scotland's history. Presented by Johnney Rhodes Roisin Caird Fraser Medvedik-Horn Music by Adam Logan
68 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Past and Future
In this episode the gang tackles the history of Edinburgh's Festival Fringe and discusses ways to fix it. Cast Fraser Medvedik-Horn Johnney Rhodes Roisin Caird Music by Adam Logan
82 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Bonus Material - Gaelic Interviews
Full interviews for the episode Gealic in Modern Scotland.
66 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
The Story of Gaelic in Modern Scotland
NOTE: There is an editing error in the audio here where the interviews are introduced, but an extra bit of what was inserted before them by accident, so for a moment it sounds as though they have been skipped. Apologies for that. This week the gang take on the pretty hefty topic of Scots Gaelic, it's history, rise and fall, and its place today in modern Scotland with testimony from Gaelic speakers from across the country. With special thanks to Kenneth MacKenzie, Liam Crouse, Anne Macauley, James Sinclair and Àdhamh Ó Broin. Music by Adam Logan.
55 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
The Abolition of Slavery
In this episode, the gang talk about the Abolition of Slavery, the motives behind it and some of the key people involved. Cast Johnney Rhodes Fraser Medvedik-Horn Roisin Caird Music by Adam Logan
3 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Bonus Episode: Seann William Scott (Mild Swearing)
During a three minute break whilst Roisin uses the bathroom, Johnny and Fraser make some surprising discoveries about actor and comedian Seann William Scott
60 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Glasgow and the Slave Trade
This week the Gang investigates Glasgow's connections to the Slave Trade, the leftover relics within the city today, and what modern day attempts their are to reckon with an uncomfortable truth.
75 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Scots Abroad: Canada
This week the topic is the connection between Scotland and Canada. Guest host: Ryan Hume The regulars: Fraser Medvedik-Horn Roisin Caird Johnney Rhodes Music by Adam Logan
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