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This is Scotland: a show about Scottish history and the places we made it.

This is Scotland: a show about Scottish history and the places we made it.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

This is Scotland: a show about Scottish history and the places we made it.

Language:

English

Contact:

07792270518


Episodes

Buffalo Bill's Wild Wild West

3/24/2020
It is 1891 and something new is coming to Scotland. A rootin' tootin', sharpshootin', Lakota lootin' show is coming to town, and they're going to leave behind a lasting, haunting legacy. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. Additional voices in this episode were provided by Chris Moriarty. The music for every episode of Scotland is by the human substitution cipher, Mitch Bain who is back from his break...

Duration:00:10:58

The Go Cart Murder (Wee Scotland)

3/10/2020
It is 1923 and if this wall could talk... -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The human rotor cipher Mitch Bain is taking a wee break at the moment so the music for this episode comes from Doug Maxwell and Huma-Huma.

Duration:00:05:25

Blue Death - The Spanish Flu

3/1/2020
It is 1918. As ships sail up the Clyde bringing soldiers home for leave in the final months of the First World War, soldiers step onto home soil for the first time in months. Something else steps off the ships with them the Blue Death... the Spanish Flu has arrived in Scotland. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. Additional voices in this episode were Jamie Mowat, Chris Moriarty and Mitch Bain. Mitch is...

Duration:00:13:40

The Greatest Conman

1/30/2020
It is 1822 and you are about to meet a man who will destroy everything you thought you knew about the world. You're about to meet Gregor MacGregor. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The score was written by the human Copiale cipher, Mitch Bain. Listen to Mitch's podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes if you're into horror movies that you maybe shouldn't like.

Duration:00:16:58

Tam o' Shanter (Rebroadcast)

1/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:13:25

The Secret Santa

12/22/2019
A little Christmas story to warm your soul on a cold winter's day. Sorry if you were expecting something darker. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The voice Edward Pearson is Chris Moriarty. The score was written by Santa's Chief Elf, Mitch Bain. Listen to Mitch's podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes if you're into horror movies that you maybe shouldn't like.

Duration:00:07:15

Riot Act (Redux)

12/1/2019
It is 1919. Troops are on the streets of Glasgow to quell a Communist uprising. What happened? The Riot Act happened. This episode is a retelling of our first episode to celebrate the fact that Scotland has been cluttering up your podcast feeds for a whole year. Thank you so much for listening - we really appreciate you all! -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The voice of the Riot Act is Paul Houlihan. The score was...

Duration:00:15:47

The Resurrectionists

10/21/2019
It is 1828 and medical science is advancing fast, but the best way to learn about anatomy is to see it in the flesh. That's where the Resurrectionists come in. Burke and Hare can get you a steady supply of bodies... as long as you never ask where they come from. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The voice of William Burke is Chris Moriarty. The score was written by the human Vigenere Cipher, Mitch Bain. Listen to...

Duration:00:14:59

The Darién Scheme

9/9/2019
It is 1698. Desperate times call for desperate measures: and to save themselves from a full union with England, the Scottish Government is willing to roll the dice one last time. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The score was written by the human Vigenere Cipher, Mitch Bain. The voice of Reverend Borland was Andy Stewart. Listen to Andy & Mitch's podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes if you're into movies.

Duration:00:20:58

Close to the Sun

7/15/2019
The story of two pioneers of flight. One an Italian who lived in Scotland, one a Scotsman who lived in Italy. That's about as similar as these stories get. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The score was written by the human human Dorabella Cypher, Mitch Bain.

Duration:00:16:48

The Madness of the Invisible Poet

6/10/2019
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. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS 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...

Duration:00:21:17

Taking Edinburgh Castle

5/12/2019
Edinburgh Castle has been at the heart of Scotland for centuries, but what do you do when someone takes it from you? Close your eyes and take a trip through the time vortex with us to find out... -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park. The score was written by the human sneak attack, Mitch Bain.

Duration:00:14:39

Mrs Barbour's Army

4/22/2019
Meet Mary Barbour, the woman who took on Glasgow's First World War slumlords and played an invaluable role in the history of modern Scotland. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park. The score was written by the human stealth bomber, Mitch Bain.

Duration:00:11:34

You Win Or You Die

4/1/2019
Whether you liked or loathed the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, you’ll love this trip back into Scottish history, telling the story of two horrifying events which inspired the most famous moment in George R.R. Martin's story: the Red Wedding. Learn about the Black Dinner and the Massacre of Glencoe in this episode of Scotland, a storytelling podcast about history and where we made it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park. The score...

Duration:00:22:26

Black Death (Part 2)

3/11/2019
A nightmare has descended upon Edinburgh. The great plague, the Black Death, has returned and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it... -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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...

Duration:00:19:58

Black Death (Part 1)

2/11/2019
The Bubonic Plague has arrived in Scotland. Not among the squalor of a medieval village, but on the streets of Victorian Glasgow. Where has it come from, and why is it spreading? -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The first part of our first two-parter. Part 2 will be out on 14th March. CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park. The score was written by the human cloaking device, Mitch Bain. Additional voices were provided by Adam Clery, Jamie Mowat, Doctor Fiona McCubbin, and...

Duration:00:18:13

Third Degree Burns

1/23/2019
Robert Burns was one of the great poets of his age, a Scottish hero, our national Bard and the toast of high society throughout his short career. This story isn't about him - not completely anyway. CREDITS Ae Fond Kiss is performed by Cairngorm - find them online at cairngormmusic.com. The voice of Nancy MacLehose is Leanne Milne. The score for this episode is by the human invisibility cloak Mitch Bain.

Duration:00:18:54

Tam o' Shanter

1/9/2019
Since Burns Night is coming up soon: meet Tam o' Shanter - one of Robert Burns' most famous creations - as he rides from Ayr through Alloway and meets some... suspicious characters. This is something a bit different for us, and we put a lot of time into making it so we hope you enjoy! 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.

Duration:00:12:04

We Eat People

12/18/2018
Scottish history is full of stories of bloodthirsty characters... but are they any more than just characters? Let's meet a couple and find out. CREDITS Additional voices by Mitch Bain.

Duration:00:17:16

Riot Act

11/29/2018
It is 1919. Troops are on the streets of Glasgow to quell a Communist uprising. What happened? The Riot Act happened. CREDITS 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...

Duration:00:13:49