In the latest podcast, Ian and Ali are joined by journalist Peter Ross to talk about his life as a writer, and the publication of his collection of articles Daunderlust: Dispatches From Unreported Scotland.
The chat touches upon musical chippies, the importance of pub-life, the people behind the shows, Bowery Bums, Dashing White Sergeants, the strange traditions of some Scottish towns and the suspicious nature of the ‘Doo Men’.
It all adds up to one of the most enjoyable hours we have had in some time, as Ross takes us on an alternative tour of Scotland which stretches from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands, and from Aberdeen Harbour to Glasgow’s East End.
Peter also talks about how he got into the business, those who have inspired him, why he grew tired of celebrity interviews, the reason for writing these articles, the importance of honesty when interviewing, and his thoughts on the future of the printed word.
You can read the Scots Whay Hae! review of Daunderlust here, but if you have neither the time or inclination, I would suggest you get your hands on a copy as soon as possible, you won’t regret it.
You can listen to Peter and Ali’s conversation on the Scots Whay Hae! podcast at iTunesor by RSS, and if you’re new round these parts you will find all our previous recordings waiting for you. Subscribe and you’ll never miss it.
The next podcast will be with you shortly, and we are very excited as it is with one of Scotland’s most iconic figures. Can you guess who it is yet? Probably, and if you have I’m sure you’re excited too…