Episodes

EP 14: "Scottish Community - Everyone Welcome" with John Sawyer from the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto
February 20, 202400:34:4822.31 MB

EP 14: "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...

Five Fast Questions with Garry Stevenson from Being Scottish
January 30, 202400:08:516.12 MB

Five Fast Questions with Garry Stevenson from Being Scottish

We asked Garry Stevenson, the creative mind behind Being Scottish , five questions and challenged him to answer each in one minute or less. Here are the questions: Which portrayal of Scottish characters is most offensive - Groundskeeper Willie, Fat Bastard or Shrek? Which of Irn Bru, Haggis, Deep F...

EP 12: "Scottish In-Jokes, Stereotypes and Tropes" with Garry Stevenson
January 23, 202400:43:3529.98 MB

EP 12: "Scottish In-Jokes, Stereotypes and Tropes" with Garry Stevenson

How many words do the Scottish have for "drunk?" What exactly is a Kerbie Legend? What other cultural references or in-jokes should non-Scots know? We asked the man, the myth, the legend: Garry Stevenson.  Garry is the creator behind all of your favourite content on Being Scottish, the so...

Five Fast Questions with Rosalind Erskine: Part Two
January 16, 202400:07:054.9 MB

Five Fast Questions with Rosalind Erskine: Part Two

We asked Rosalind Erskine , the Food and Drink Editor at The Scotsman , five questions and challenged her to answer each in one minute or less. Here are the questions: How long ago did you last have a haggis? Do you have Robbie Burns' poem "Address to a Haggis" memorized? What drink ...

EP 11: "Burns Suppers and Haggis" with Rosalind Erskine from The Scotsman
January 09, 202400:18:2412.69 MB

EP 11: "Burns Suppers and Haggis" with Rosalind Erskine from The Scotsman

Do Scottish people actually like haggis? Or is it just another Deep Fried Mars Bar - a sort of tourism trick to get attention? We asked an expert, Rosalind Erskine. She's the Food and Drink Editor at the Scotsman, one of Scotland's national newspapers, and the host of Scran, a podcast all...

Five Fast Questions with Owen Innes: Part Two
December 19, 202300:08:315.63 MB

Five Fast Questions with Owen Innes: Part Two

We've already done a Five Fast Questions with Owen Innes so we had to get creative with our questions for round two. This time we cover:  What's one Scottish historical event or person that more people should know? We talked about highland culture on our episode our Culloden. Do you own a...

EP 10: "Culloden and its Aftermath" with Owen Innes from the Scottish History Podcast
December 12, 202300:28:5619.81 MB

EP 10: "Culloden and its Aftermath" with Owen Innes from the Scottish History Podcast

With characters like Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, key moments like Prestonpans and Culloden, and dire consequences for highland culture, it’s no mystery that people are still engrossed by the stories of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. We've asked Owen Innes from the Scottish History ...