63 Percent Scottish: A Scotland Appreciation Podcast

63 Percent Scottish: A Scotland Appreciation Podcast

A podcast about Scotland for people of Scottish heritage in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and everywhere else we've ended up.

We speak with top-notch journalists, best-selling authors, podcasters and distinguished academics about everything from Wallace and whisky to Irn-Bru and independence. 

Join us as we discover Scotland's past, present and future.

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EP 13: "Scottish Community - Everyone Welcome" with John Sawyer from the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto
February 20, 202400:34:4822.31 MB

EP 13: "Scottish Community - Everyone Welcome" with John Sawyer from the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto

If you're a listener of 63 Percent Scottish then I have to imagine you have *some* interest in Scotland, Scottish things or the like. If you don't live in Scotland - and most people with Scottish heritage don't! - and even if you don't have Scottish genetic heritage, you may be ...

Five Fast Questions with Océane Lopez
February 13, 202400:09:116.34 MB

Five Fast Questions with Océane Lopez

We asked educator, researcher and Instagrammer Océane Lopez five questions and challenged her to answer each in one minute or less. Here are the questions: What is the greatest similarity between Scotland and France? What is the greatest difference between Scotland and France? If you had to have co...

EP 13: "Mary Queen of Scots" with Océane Lopez
February 06, 202400:35:4523.61 MB

EP 13: "Mary Queen of Scots" with Océane Lopez

The simple story of Mary, Queen of Scots, is that she was born royal, killed her husband, was driven from Scotland and died after spending half her life in prison. But, if that story was the whole story, we wouldn't be talking about her - or making glitzy Holywood movies about her - 400+ years...

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Who am I?

My name is Eamon O'Flynn and for 35 years I thought I was as Irish as they come. But then I did a DNA test and found out I was actually 63 Percent Scottish. This was an eye-opener!

I love talking to people and learning new things, and I am especially fascinated with history, heritage and ancestry. While it seems ludicrous that I'd be so ignorant of my Scottish heritage for so long, I'm not a total dummy - I have a degree in history (and another in political science!). 

Put this all together and it's pretty obvious why I created the 63 Percent Scottish podcast.

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