It’s the very first lockdown episode of the dugcast – the dugcast fae the dughoose 24 April edition. It’s taken a wee while to work out how to do it from home, and we’re still ironing out the bugs, but we’re getting the hang of it.
In this first lockdown episode I am joined via Skype by the playwright and author Alan Bissett. We chat about the lockdown and how it’s affecting the creative industries. We also discuss the British government’s (mis)handling of the Covid-19 crisis and what impact it will have on the independence campaign. And much more besides!
Hopefully this will be just the first of new weekly dugcasts during the lockdown period.
As a performer, Alan made his living performing and speaking – he’s unable to do that just now but has made a couple of his plays – The Moira Monologues, and his play about Pink Floyd available to view in return for a donation. The links you need are:
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My new book has just been published by Vagabond Voices. Containing the best articles from The National from 2016 to date. Weighing in at over 350 pages, this is the biggest and best anthology of Wee Gingerisms yet. This collection of pieces covers the increasingly demented Brexit years, and the continuing presence and strength of Scotland’s independence movement.
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