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  • Alistair Braidwood

Mark My Words: It’s The 11th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

The first podcast of 2012 sees Ali talking to Mark Buckland, the high heid yin of Cargo Publishing. It’s over an hour of friendly and informative banter, the mood only briefly taking a turn for the worse when Ali threatens to pump Mark for information, which for some reason sees him bolt for the door. In that time they talk all things Cargo, the past, present and future of publishing, and Mark takes us through this year’s Margins Book and Music Festival which promises to be one of the year’s cultural highlights.

I won’t give too much away here as it’s all on the pod. Suffice to say that if you like what we cover in Scots Whay Hae! then Margins will definitely be for you as it includes many who we have written about, interviewed, and spoken to, over the years. Tickets for Margins are out now so to peruse the line-up and decide what you fancy go to Margins Book & Music Festival 2012. There are certain events which are bound to sell out quickly so get in while you can.

But there is much more than mere promotion to tempt you. Have a listen to find out what links Tarkovsky, Tool and The Third Man, gasp as you discover that child labour was alive and well in the early days of the 21st Century, ponder if Mark really lived in Paris or just dreamt he was Toulouse Lautrec after a night on the absinthe, and consider what childhood trauma could explain Mark’s aversion to Tweed and those who sport it. All this and a tribute to James ‘the hardest working man in showbuisness’ Brown from Mark ‘the hardest working man in publishing’ Buckland. That’s entertainment.

You can subscribe and listen to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast at iTunes or on RSS. All feedback is gratefully received and any suggestions for future recordings considered.

The next podcast is going to be our first ‘Burnscast’ where special guests will chat about The Bard and all that attends his legend. We’ll raise a glass and, hopefully, have some readings. All being well this will be with you on Burns Night (Wed 25th Jan) so wherever you are you can celebrate the words and life of Rabbie B.


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