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Scotland - A Scottish History Podcast

A unique storytelling podcast about Scottish history, the people and places who made it. Hosted by Michael Park....more
Be Quiet Media

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    5. Death Ray

    It is 1935. The Nazis have a death ray, and all the British have is some guy from Brechin with a little thing called RADAR.

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by David Allan & Stevie Whiteford. Music by Mitch Bain. Death ray sound effect by Beetlemuse on Freesound.

    May 29,2022 12:00
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    7. Until Proven Innocent

    It is 1909 and Oscar Slater has just been sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Marion Gilchrist. This isn't just a simple tale of Scottish true crime though...

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Mitch Bain & David Allan. Music by Mitch Bain. 

    SUPPORTERS: Fiona Brotherwood, Antony Harrison, Cian O'Brien, Erica Peaslee, Leanne Milne, Neal Morrison & Sheila Bain

    Feb 21,2022 17:20
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    8. Robert Burns’ Brain

    It is 1834. Can you learn how the human mind works by massaging the decomposing skull of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns? The Dumfries Burns Club certainly seem to think so...

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Mitch Bain, Siobhan Buchanan & David Allan. Music by Mitch Bain. 

    SUPPORTERS: Fiona Brotherwood, Antony Harrison, Cian O'Brien, Erica Peaslee, Leanne Milne, Neal Morrison & Sheila Bain

    Jan 24,2022 13:59
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    9. The Heel & The Shoe

    Petrosomatoglyphs are powerful symbols that come from the natural world, but what is it that makes us associate with them? And... y'know... what are they?

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music & additional voices by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

    SUPPORTERS: Fiona Brotherwood, Antony Harrison, Cian O'Brien, Erica Peaslee, Leanne Milne, Neal Morrison & Sheila Bain

    Nov 22,2021 06:49
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    12. Corned Beef

    Sep 27,2021 14:30
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    13. Gentleman Johnny

    It is 1944 and there is a burglar in Rome's German embassy. But that's not his whole deal... not by a long-shot.

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music and Additional Voices by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

    Sep 06,2021 13:49
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    22. The Scientist & The CIA

    Mar 22,2021 19:50
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    43. Will You Take A Walk With Me?

    It is 1889. You take a walk through the streets of Edinburgh with a mysterious individual who just might know some secrets about the tragic child murderer Jessie King. This episode is a collaboration between Scotland, Dr Morag Allan Campbell and the Dangerous Women Project. We hope you enjoy it! ---- CREDITS This episode of Scotland was written by Morag Allan Campbell and narrated by Leanne Milne. It was produced and sound designed by Michael Park. It is a production of Be Quiet Media. Will You Take A Walk with me is part of the Dangerous Women Project. You can read it again at http://dangerouswomenproject.org, and find over 350 more pieces that reflect on the dynamics, conflicts, identities and power relations with which women have always lived, and still live today. Fifty of those pieces, including essays by Nicola Sturgeon, Bidisha and Irenosen Okojie, have been gathered into a forthcoming book, published by Unbound. Dangerous Women: Fifty reflections on women, power and identity will come out in 2021, and you can still pledge for a copy at http://unbound.com/books/dangerous-women Jamie Mowat does stunning illustrations for us which you can see in our episode art. See more and buy prints at tidlin.com. Scotland is supported by Chris Lingwood and listeners like you on Patreon. Get involved and chuck us a couple of bucks at: patreon.com/scotlandhistorypodcast You can find out more about the show on our website, http://scotland.bequiet.media and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching Scotland - A Scottish History Podcast.
    Sep 28,2020 14:49
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    44. Scots of the Antarctic

    It is 1903 and you are surrounded by penguins and seals. A far cry from home in Troon.

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    Scotland is written and produced by Michael Park and is a production of Be Quiet Media.

    Additional voices in this episode were by Chris Moriarty.

    The music for every episode of Scotland is by Naval Cipher Number 3, Mitch Bain, you can check out more of his work at http://mitchbain.bequiet.media.

    Additional voices for this episode were by Jamie Mowat. Jamie does stunning illustrations for us which you can see in our episode art. See more and buy prints at tidlin.com.

    Scotland is supported by Chris Lingwood and listeners like you on Patreon. You can get loads more from us for as little as two dollars at: patreon.com/scotlandhistorypodcast 

    You can find out more about the show on our website, thisisscotland.co and on twitter, facebook and instagram by searching Scotland - Scottish History Podcast. 

    Sep 07,2020 07:52
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    50. This Is No Utopia

    It is 2020. Black Lives Matter.

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    Scotland is written and produced by me, Michael Park and is a production of Be Quiet Media.

    This episode draws significantly from the work of Zandra Yeaman and Lou Dear for the Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights. Support their work at http://crer.scot 

    The music for every episode of Scotland is by the human substitution cipher, Mitch Bain, you can check out more of his work by heading to mitchbain.bequiet.media 

    Jamie Mowat does stunning illustrations for us which you can see in our episode art. See more and buy prints at tidlin.com 

    Jun 22,2020 07:03
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    60. Tam o' Shanter (Rebroadcast)

    Support our new Patreon by clicking here! We'd really appreciate it - we think you're great.

    It's almost Burns Night so brush up on your Bard by getting this rebroadcast of our production of Tam o' Shanter into your lugholes. Oh... and support us on Patreon... did we mention that already?

    There will be a brand new episode of Scotland in a couple of weeks - keep your eyes on your feeds!

    CREDITS

    This episode was written and sound designed by Michael Park, and scored by the human perception filter Mitch Bain. Thanks also to Leanne Milne for her help in the production of this episode. 

    Jan 14,2020 13:25
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    68. The Madness of the Invisible Poet

    Come with us as we tell you the forgotten story of the Invisible Poet of Cremorne Gardens. This story might take place in London (mostly), but its subject is very Scottish indeed. 

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    This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The research for the episode is by Mila Daskalova who is writing her PhD thesis on printing in Victorian Asylums.

    The score was written by the human jump scare, Mitch Bain. The voice of John Reid Adam was Andy Stewart. Listen to Andy & Mitch's podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes if you're into movies.

    Additional voices were by Leanne Milne and Dan Todd.

    Mila studies at the University of Strathclyde, her research is supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

    Jun 10,2019 21:17
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    72. Black Death (Part 2)

    A nightmare has descended upon Edinburgh. The great plague, the Black Death, has returned and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it...

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    The second part of our two-parter on the Plague. If you've not listened to the first part yet, you can get it here.

    CREDITS

    This episode was written and produced by Michael Park. The score was written by the human dazzle ship, Mitch Bain. Additional voices were provided by Andy Stewart & Mitch Bain. They host the podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes - giving a second chance to movies which might not deserve them. Expert purring was provided by my cat, Milo.

    Mar 12,2019 19:58
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    77. Riot Act

    It is 1919. Troops are on the streets of Glasgow to quell a Communist uprising. What happened? The Riot Act happened.

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    The Voice of the Riot Act is Paul Houlihan

    The score was written by the human Fialka cipher, Mitch Bain. Listen to Mitch's podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes if you're into horror movies that you maybe shouldn't like.

    This episode wouldn't be possible without the work of Gordon Barclay whose article 'Duties in the Aid of Civil Power' formed the basis of this episode

    Thanks to Sarah Kelly for her help in producing this episode.

    Nov 30,2018 13:49
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    78. Riot Act (Rebroadcast)

    Today marks 104 years since the Battle of George Square took place in Glasgow.

    It is 1919. Troops are on the streets of Glasgow to quell a potential Communist uprising. What happened? The Riot Act happened.

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    The Voice of the Riot Act is Paul Houlihan

    The score was written by the human Fialka cipher, Mitch Bain

    This episode wouldn't be possible without the work of Gordon Barclay whose article 'Duties in the Aid of Civil Power' formed the basis of this episode

    Thanks to Sarah Kelly for her help in producing this episode.

    Jan 31,2023 15:47
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Scotland - A Scottish History Podcast

A unique storytelling podcast about Scottish history, the people and places who made it. Hosted by Michael Park.

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