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Scotland - A Scottish History Podcast

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

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

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

07792270518


Episodes

Death Ray

5/29/2022
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. Check out our social media and support us here. 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.

Duration:00:11:44

Land’s End To John O’Groats

3/28/2022
It is 1903 and the men of the Motorcar Syndicate of Paisley have just made a pretty major mistake... thankfully there's a young Orkney woman on hand to bail them out. Check out our social media and support us here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by David Allan. Music by Mitch Bain.

Duration:00:06:59

Until Proven Innocent

2/20/2022
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... Check out our social media and support us here. 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

Duration:00:17:20

Robert Burns’ Brain

1/23/2022
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... Check out our social media and support us here. 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

Duration:00:13:51

Stealing the Stone of Destiny (Rebroadcast)

12/19/2021
It is Christmas Eve 1950. You're about to break into Westminster Abbey to 'liberate' a symbol of Scottish pride. You're about to steal the Stone of Scone. This episode was first released in December 2020. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, produced and narrated by Michael Park, Music by Mitch Bain, Additional voices by Chris Moriarty. Illustrations by TIDLIN.

Duration:00:18:31

The Secret Santa (Rebroadcast)

12/6/2021
A little Christmas story from 2019 to warm your soul on a cold winter's day. Sorry if you were expecting something darker. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CREDITS Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Additional voices by Chris Moriarty. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:07:15

The Heel & The Shoe

11/21/2021
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? Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. 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

Duration:00:06:44

Monsters of Glasgow

10/24/2021
You are entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scotland Hallowe'en Special. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music & additional voices by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:10:40

The Medium

10/10/2021
It is 1941 and someone has just given away state secrets. The HMS Barham has been sunk off the coast of Egypt... and the person who leaked the secret? Well... he's been dead for weeks. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music and additional voices by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:14:53

Corned Beef

9/26/2021
It is 1964 and I'm about to put you off tinned meat products forever. Sorry about it. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:14:29

Gentleman Johnny

9/5/2021
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. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music and Additional Voices by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:13:49

We Eat People (Redux)

8/8/2021
We're back from our summer break! I thought it was about time we reworked a "classic" episode from days gone by. This was our second ever episode and is still one of our most popular, it's called We Eat People. The story's much the same but it's been rewritten and it's told in a different way. It might be a wee bit different to usual in delivery because I'd just had my second covid vaccine and was feeling a mite loopy... Enjoy! Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by...

Duration:00:17:59

Washington's Right Hand Man

7/4/2021
It is 1777 and an army surgeon from Pitsligo in Aberdeenshire is bleeding in an orchard. You're not Alexander Hamilton: you're Hugh Mercer, George Washington's right hand man. Happy Independence Day to our American pals! Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:12:43

Bigger On The Inside

6/20/2021
It is 1963 and somewhere in the darkest reaches of space an old man has stolen a big metal tube. The BBC's Dr Who is about to change the way people see phone boxes forever. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:10:29

One Day In Paris

6/6/2021
It is 10th June 1998. At the Stade de France in Paris, the FIFA World Cup is kicking off as the World Champions, Brazil, take on a wee country you might have never heard of... Scotland. Join us as we celebrate the last time the Scotland Men's National Team appeared at a major tournament ahead of our return at EURO 2020. After all... No Scotland, No Party. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park....

Duration:00:16:42

The Captain

5/23/2021
It is 1839. An incredible storm is raging on the Ayrshire coast and it's about to drive the first (registered) female sea captain to defy accepted logic and try to beat 'the carry'. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Fay Jardine. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:18:44

Lady's Rock

5/2/2021
It is 1523. Or maybe it isn't. Perhaps the year doesn't matter because Lachlan McLean, the eleventh Clan Chief of Clan MacLean has just resolved to murder his wife by letting her drown on a tiny skerry in the Sound of Mull. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:16:19

The Poisoned Isle

4/18/2021
It is 1942. On Gruinard Island, in a bay about halfway between Gairloch and Ullapool, a flock of sheep are dying for the war effort. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:17:20

The Final Duel

4/4/2021
It is 1826. You raise your pistol, level with your shoulder, take a deep breath and pull the trigger. You hear two shots, one from your gun, one from David Landale's. The final bullets ever fired in the ancient, if weird, act of duelling in Scotland. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Chris Moriarty & Mitch Bain. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:14:19

The Scientist & The CIA

3/21/2021
It is 1959. You're at the mercy of Dr Ewen Cameron, his Sleep Room at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, Canada, and Subproject 68 of something you'd never heard of called MKULTRA. CW: This episode contains references to and depictions of inhumane treatment which may be troubling for some listeners. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Additional voices by Chris...

Duration:00:19:50