Alastair StewartJul 31, 2023
Which Scottish Future? | Politics Galore! Ep.183
This week we welcome back Alastair Stewart and talk about Our Scottish Future and where we're at with visions for Scotland, whose visions they are and what information we all need to be able to make up our minds about what they should be.
More SNP leadership fun with Alastair Stewart | Politics Galore! Ep. 175
More SNP leadership fun with Alastair Stewart | Politics Galore! Ep. 175
Radio Centre-Ville (RCV) in Montréal (102,3 FM) - 27.12-23
Discussion focussing on new UK PM Rishi Sunak, and what he means for the Scottish independence debate.
Radio Centre-Ville (RCV) in Montréal (102,3 FM)
Discussing Scottish independence and Brexit.
Alastair Stewart, Orbit Comms. | Politics Galore Ep.162
Trussed up like a Prime Minister: will our new PM stick to the Tories' mandated menu or serve up something less palatable and, either way, how do we ease Scotland's constitutional constipation?
Alastair Stewart & SCGA | Politics Galore! Ep.151
Alastair Stewart, Orbit Comms. | Politics Galore Ep.127
"This week we welcome Alastair Stewart of Orbit Communications back to the podcast to talk about the SNP/Green deal and Scotland’s approach to international affairs. Enjoy!"
Politics Galore! Ep93. 25 Sept 2020
In this episode we talk with Alastair Stewart of Orbit Communications about the position of the Scottish Tories and about innovation in community engagement & consultation. Enjoy!
Politics Galore! Ep80. 3 April 2020
Coronavirus straight up with a twist of Scottish politics. Made remotely whilst working from home. Not a baked potato but hey, still a treat! With returning guest, Alastair Stewart of Orbit Communications. "From a social distance there is harmony."
Politics Galore! Ep71. 9 Jan 20
Happy New Year! We're back, talking about independence. No not that one, we mean for Scottish Labour and the Scottish Tories! We're joined by Alastair Stewart of Orbit & The Scotsman, who raises the intellectual level of the podcast to unheard of highs! Enjoy!
BBC Radio Scotland with John Beattie - Is Churchill a war criminal?
Alastair Stewart defends Sir Winston Churchill against charges of war criminality and white supremacy on BBC Radio Scotland with John Beattie and guests Ross Greer MSP and Professor Lucy Robinson. (January 2019)
Review | On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Best places to chill during Edinburgh Festival season
A few thoughts on some of the best places in the city that you can sit, relax and enjoy the Festival atmosphere.
Review | El Tonel, Almerimar - Spain
Retrospective | Gotham
What a missed opportunity Gotham was, and how frustrating we only got to see the Dark Knight for a moments in its final scene. When are we going to get the Batman series we deserve?
Review | The Dhabba, Glasgow
Fantastic North Indian cuisine in Glasgow. Worth visiting if you're through from Edinburgh and a little lost with what to choose for dinner!
Review | Apple Music or Spotify?
Can Apple Music come out on top? Can Apple continue to defend its circular economy and high prices?
Retrospective | The Inbetweeners
Retrospective | Mr Holmes
Retrospective | Superman Returns
The film we didn't need at the time, but filled with the optimism we desperately deserve now.
Retrospective | The Man Who Would Be King
A very serious contender for the best film ever made.
Retrospective | Cruel Intentions
Does this classic pass the test of time?
Retrospective | Brothers of War
A disappointing and deeply flawed film that could have, and should have had, the making of a masterpiece character study of the realities of war.
Review | The Digital Inferno by Paul Levy
Retrospect | The Ghost
Remember the paranoia of the 2000s with Blair and George W.Bush? The Ghost is a refreshing hark back to almost simpler days; brilliantly playful and highly enjoyable. Both a must-watch and a must-read.
Review | Wings, Edinburgh
One of the best hidden treats in the city.
Review | Why you should be reading Ian Gardiner's books
A wonderful series of books from author and ex-military man Ian Gardiner published by Pen & Sword books.
Review | Dishoom, Edinburgh
Maybe just the best Indian food in Edinburgh.
Restrospective: Devil’s Pass
One of the better horror movie's of the last 10 years; Devil's Pass is a good, nice play on the found-footage horror drama.
Retrospective | The Grudge
Can you salvage Western adaptations of Japanese horror movies? Possibly, but you need to understand what made them terrifying in the first place.
Restrospective | Predestination
Perhaps, maybe just, the best time-travel movie ever made?
Review | Maison de Moggy, Edinburgh
If you love cats, you'll love here. A bit expensive to be sure, but a lovely way to spend an hour with family or friends.
Retrospective | The Last Samurai
Review | 'The Broken Journey: A Life of Scotland 1976-99' by Kenneth Roy
A wonderful book, well worth a read to understand contemporary Scotland to find out the real, social story of the country.
Retrospective | Why we miss Peter Capaldi as The Doctor
Doctor Who really should have taken a well deserved break after Peter Capaldi's departure from the show. Why? Because he really showed us what the character was capable of.
Better Call Saul - Time to call last orders after season 5?
I''m worried that Better Call Saul is in danger of harming Breaking Bad with going on past season 5. A finite story is what made Breaking Bad great and now would be a terrible time for its prequel and sequel show to break that tradition.
Review | 'The Rivals' by Murdo Fraser
Review | Sikunder Burnes: Master of the Great Game by Craig Murray
Why Marvel films are the sugar rush and DC movies are the meat on the bone
Retrospective | The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Was the O.J Simpson trial the beginning of reality television as we know it? Alastair discusses.
Retrospective | The Iron Lady
Why film marketing departments should have their budgets slashed
Restrospective | Logan
Why it's time for The Grand Tour to end
Sadly it was never Top Gear, but even Clarkson's-era had run it's course. Isn't it time to wind up shop?
Why it's time to kill James Bond
With Bond 25 on the way, it's time to kill the character. Just in this film. Let's give him a damn good send off because while Daniel Craig may be leaving we all know...Bond will return, anyway.
Why Superman eating breakfast could save DC on TV
One of the problems DC faces is it's failing at the box office and the TV shows are avoiding their central heroes - Batman and Superman. Isn't it time to give the public what they want and launch brand new Batman and Superman TV shows to rival the success of Marvel?
Review | Churchill: The Lost Interviews
The dangers and the warnings of Huxley, Bradbury and Burgess
Dystopian TV adaptations are on the rage these days but how are these systems held in place? What technology operates to make sure the people are kept compliant? 1984 and Big Brother has passed into the political lexicon, but also cliche. A Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451 and A Clockwork Orange offer a more explicit, more specific, explanation.
Why Inception is the greatest film ever made
A mildly hyperbolic title, but Alastair makes the case for why Christopher Nolan's 2010 film Inception is not only his defining work, but why the film is one of the best films ever made.
How Aristotle got Star Trek right
Why has Star Trek: Discovery failed to live up to expectations? Why have the reboot movies not had the same emotional resonance? The answer comes from a curious source, Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' and his 'modes of persuasion'. Alastair discusses.