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A podcast dedicated to the Queen of Country Music Dolly Parton for her wonderful fans from around the world. Fans tell their stories and experiences of The Country Legend and what Dolly means to them. The show is presented by Performer, Actor, TV presenter, and Dolly Parton Imagination Library affiliate Andy Crust.
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The Scottish Football Citizen

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The Scottish Football Citizen is a new weekly podcast that delves into the long and illustrious past of Scottish football. We cover every level from internationals to the juniors, discussing players, managers, teams, big games and even the fans and how they earned a crust in order to pay for their match tickets. Sign up to our mailing list at https://the-scottish-football-citizen.mailchimpsites.com/ to make sure you never miss an episode or an update from us!
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Earthlings is a 2018 novel by Japanese author Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, and published in English in 2020. The audiobook is narrated by Nancy Wu. Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? You might be an alien! Content warnings galore! The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love…
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1943 semi-autobiographical novel by American author Betty Smith. In the heart of Brooklyn's struggles, a delicate tree grows, mirroring the tenacity of young Francie Nolan. In the face of poverty, she discovers the pain and beauty of life. Betty Smith's tale is a lyrical ode to resilience The Apartment Library is a boo…
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Stoner is a 1965 novel by American author John Williams. The quiet, tragic, and simple life of William Stoner is easily the most beautiful thing we’ve ever read. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love for literature. Join us as we embark on a literary journey to read together, discover new writers a…
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Moon of the Crusted Snow is a 2018 post-apocalyptic novel by Anishinaabe author Waubgeshig Rice. First, the power goes out, and rumors begin to spread through a remote Anishinaabe community in Northern Ontario: a looming catastrophe is making its way up North. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love …
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The Emperor’s Soul is a 2012 fantasy novella by American author Brandon Sanderson. Captured and sentenced to death, a thief and forger faces her greatest challenge, for it’s not just her life that hangs in the balance. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love for literature. Join us as we embark on a …
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Tabineko Ripouto) is an absolutely adorable 2012 novella by Japanese author Hiro Arikawa, translated into English by Philip Gabriel. The quaint and charming journey of Nana—a proud and opinionated stray cat—packs a surprising emotional punch; make sure to stock up on tissues. This is the height of cat literature. The …
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Tender is the Flesh (Cadáver Exquisito) is a 2017 dystopian fiction novel by Argentinian author Agustina Bazterrica, translated into English by Sarah Moses. In a world where cannibalism has become the legalized, sanctioned diet, a man responsible for the processing of human livestock faces the few remaining moral boundaries. The Apartment Library i…
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Project Hail Mary is a 2021 science fiction novel by American author Andy Weir. Earth faces its greatest threat when scientists discover that the sun is beginning to dim, catapulting humanity into a race against time to avoid extinction. And that’s just the beginning. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwaveri…
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The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330 is a 2003 biography by Ian Mortimer, a British historian and author. An almost unbelievable historical account of a lesser known figure of medieval history. Mortimer writes an in-depth analysis into the life of a powerful and cunning man who seized control of England b…
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When Breath Becomes Air is a 2016 memoir by Paul Kalanithi, an American neurosurgeon and author. An introspective, heartbreaking and beautifully written account of the author’s journey through illness, colored by his love for medicine, literature and his family. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering lov…
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Flowers for Algernon is a 1966 novel by American author Daniel Keyes. An experimental treatment enhances Charlie Gordon’s intelligence to unprecedented levels, but is intelligence the only thing we need to be happier? The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love for literature. Join us as we embark on a l…
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Dark Matter is a 2016 novel by American author Blake Crouch. Our reality is the outcome of every decision we make, but what if every decision we didn't make fractured our world into infinite realities, one for every possible outcome? The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love for literature. Join us as …
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Convenience Store Woman is a 2016 novel by Japanese author Sayaka Murata, translated into English by Ginny Tapley Takemori. A peculiar yet ultimately heartwarming exploration of the pressures that society heartlessly measures us by. A unique and quaint journey of self-discovery in the most mundane of places. The Apartment Library is a book club pod…
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In the last episode of the Citizen for a while, Andy unearths an interview with Kilmarnock FC's greatest-ever player, Frank Beattie. Born in Stirling in 1933, Frank grew up playing football for juvenile teams before joining Bonnybridge Juniors in 1953. He didn't stay in the juniors long as after only six weeks, Frank was signed by Kilmarnock FC and…
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With former Scotland hero Denis Law having yet another statue being unveiled in his home city of Aberdeen last week, we look back at Law's life in this episode. Law came from humble beginnings, the son of a fisherman in the granite city and began his professional career when Huddersfield Town signed him at a young age. Law's performances with the T…
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In this episode we look back on the life and times of Bertie Auld who sadly passed away on Sunday 14th November at the age of 83. One of the famous Lisbon Lions, Bertie was born in Maryhill in 1938 and joined Celtic from Maryhill Harp in 1955. After a season on loan at Dumbarton to prepare him for first team football, he fitted into Jimmy McGrory's…
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In this week's episode Andy speaks to Ross Mathie about his life and career in football. Born and brought up in Motherwell, Ross grew up watching the Ancell Babes team that contained the likes of Ian St. John who went on to be a star at Bill Shankly's Liverpool. Ross had a brief stint at Aberdeen before joining junior side Cambuslang Rangers with w…
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In this episode we delve into the Scottish Football Museum archive to bring you an interview with Dougie Donnelly. In terms of British sports broadcasting, Dougie is someone who needs no introduction. Dougie grew up supporting Clyde thanks to the influence of his grandfather who worked at Shawfield, and still follows the Bully Wee to this day. Doug…
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Never Let Me Go is a 2005 novel by British author Kazuo Ishiguro. A coming of age story, a love triangle, and a harrowing dystopia rolled into one. We discuss our different opinions on the meaning and questions this novel poses. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love for literature. Join your hosts,…
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In this episode Andy takes a look back at the life of Walter Smith following his passing after an illness at the age of 73. Brought up as a Rangers fan in the Carmyle district of Glasgow, Smith started his playing career at Drumchapel Amateurs before going junior with Ashfield and then making the step up to professional football with Dundee United.…
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In this episode Andy speaks to Lorna Morton, a Dunfermline Athletic fan and John Litster, a Raith Rovers fan about Tuesday's upcoming derby game at East End Park between the two sides. With the Rovers and the Pars at opposite ends of the table at the time of writing will the Rovers extend their lead over their rivals, or will the Pars finally get t…
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In this episode we bring you the best bits from the recent Q&A at the launch of Scotland hero Jim McCalliog's autobiography, Wembley Wins Wembley Woes. Born in Glasgow in 1946, Jim was highly sought-after by clubs north and south of the border and joined Leeds United at the age of 15. In his playing career Jim turned out for the likes of Chelsea, S…
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This week we delve into the Scottish Football Museum archive to bring you an interview with David Francey. Known as "the voice of Scottish football", David cut his teeth as a reporter at BBC Scotland before graduating into commentary in 1964. His last high-profile commentary assignment was in 1987 when Scotland took on Brazil. The Scottish Football…
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In this episode Andy and Jim mark the 40th anniversary of Bill Shankly's death by taking a look at his roots back in Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, and how his harsh upbringing helped to shape him into one of Britain's best-ever football managers. Andy then speaks to Douglas Kenney, one of our brilliant Football Memories Scotland volunteers who undertook…
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DUNE is a 1965 novel by American author Frank Herbert. A science fiction epic of scale and depth, enduring in its place amongst the most famous and remembered sci-fi novels of all time, Dune needs no introduction. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our unwavering love for literature. Join your hosts, the Nameless C…
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In this episode Andy prepares for the upcoming derby match at Tannadice between Dundee United and Dundee by speaking to fans from both clubs. Lawrence Lindsay is a Dundee United fan and runs Celebrating Memories which looks to use the power of memories to entertain and assist people in care environments; and Patrick Barclay is a Dundee fan and a fo…
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In this episode Andy speaks to journalist and author Michael McEwan about his latest book "The Ghosts of Cathkin Park" which takes a look at the history and sad demise of one of Scotland's oldest professional clubs. Listeners of the podcast can take advantage of 20% off the book when buying directly from Birlinn by entering the discount code "CATHK…
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Gone, Baby, Gone is a 1998 novel by American author Dennis Lehane. A child disappears and her distraught family seeks the services of private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The reluctant investigators delve into a web of confusion and deceit to unravel the mystery of Amanda’s abduction. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast cre…
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In this week's episode Andy and Jim take a look back at the Scotland national team in the 1960s and early 1970s. While Scotland did have success in the Home International Championships of 1962 and 1963 with two memorable wins over England at Hampden and Wembley, qualifying for World Cups and European Championships was much harder. Andy and Jim star…
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In this week's episode Andy speaks with John Smith and Lindsay Hamilton ahead of Sunday's massive clash between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox. John is a Rangers fan and works as a tour guide at both Ibrox Stadium and the Scottish Football Museum and Hampden Park; and Lindsay is a regular contributor to this podcast and the founder of the excellent Gl…
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In this week's episode Andy and Jim put a German slant on things by looking back at a memorable night at Muirton Park in 1971 as St. Johnstone took on the mighty Hamburger S.V. and also pay tribute to Gerd Muller by examining his Scottish connections. The Scottish Football Citizen is brought to you by Football Memories Scotland and Alzheimer Scotla…
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In this episode Andy and Lindsay travel to Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh to interview members of the cast and crew of the This Is My Story production Sweet F.A. - a show that forms part of 2021’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Set between 1915-1921, the show tells the story of a group of women who form a works team at a factory and soon find themselves pl…
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In this episode we delve into the archives of the Scottish Football Museum to bring you an interview with Gordon Wallace from 1999. In this Gordon talks about his upbringing, being rejected by Dundee as a youth player and going on to work his way up through the leagues with Montrose and Raith Rovers. Dundee then welcomed Gordon back where he scored…
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With the Scottish leagues kicking off this weekend there are some mouth-watering ties to get football fans across the country excited - but the biggest fixture of matchday one comes on Monday night as Ayr United travel to Rugby Park to face their old rivals Kilmarnock under the floodlights. With the teams meeting in the league for the first time in…
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In this episode Andy takes a look back at his memories of Scotland and Hampden's involvement in Euro 2020, from qualifying against Serbia on penalties in the Nations League Playoffs to Scotland's three games in the tournament and Hampden's round of 16 game between Sweden and Ukraine. Regardless of how Scotland performed, Euro 2020 is unlikely to be…
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Fifteen Dogs is a 2015 novel by Canadian author André Alexis. A couple of careless gods decide to give fifteen Torontonian dogs the gift of human consciousness and language. A tremendously human story, with very few human characters, to melt our hearts and question our faith, or lack thereof. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and…
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The Wasp Factory is a 1984 novel by Scottish author Iain Banks. Frank doesn’t care for much in the world aside from his Scottish island home and his shamanistic rituals which involve torturing and killing animals, and blowing stuff up. A novel of surprising depth of meaning and literary poignancy, especially after that terrifying synopsis. The Apar…
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The Days of Abandonment is a 2002 novel by Italian author Elena Ferrante. One April afternoon, right after lunch, Olga’s husband announces that he’s leaving her. Olga is left alone to care for her kids and pick up the pieces of her shattered marriage and her sense of self. And that’s just the first page. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast…
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 novel by English author Mark Haddon. A story of a teenager whose determination and keen perception guide his detective efforts to uncover the truth behind a curious case involving a dog and a disturbing revelation. The Apartment Library is a book club podcast created and nurtured by our un…
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Where the Crawdads Sing is a 2018 novel by American zoologist and author, Delia Owens. A coming-of-age story of an abandoned child who faces the worst curveballs that life could throw her way. At times a love story, a naturalist novel, and a murder mystery, Owens' first novel is undeniably gripping and compelling. The Apartment Library is a book cl…
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In terms of derbies within Scottish football, the "north-south" Lanarkshire derby is one of the fiercest rivalries in the country. When Airdrieonians and Motherwell have met in the past, the clashes have been memorable - but since the turn of the century the two clubs have rarely crossed each other's path. Now with both teams set to meet in the Sco…
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In this episode we delve into the Scottish Football Museum's archive to bring you an interview with former Scotland player Rhonda Jones. Rhonda started off her career at Motherwell Rovers before moving on to Ayr United before going to the USA to play for Florida Atlantic Owls. She then went on to play for Hibernian, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Celtic,…
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In this week's episode Andy sits down with former Scotland manager Craig Brown to discuss his experiences managing the country as Scotland prepare to travel to Wembley for a huge game against England. Craig knows all about this particular fixture, having led Scotland out twice in the three lions' den, and as always his stories are well worth a list…
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In this week's episode Andy, Jim and Lindsay revisit the Scotland's time at the 1996 European Championship tournament as the Tartan Army went south to clash with the Netherlands, England and Switzerland. Would Scotland break the curse of never having got out of a group stage of a tournament before, or would it be another case study in glorious fail…
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In this episode we delve into the Scottish Football Museum's archive to bring you an interview that our curator Richard McBrearty did with former Montrose FC chairman and president Willie Johnston. Willie talked with Richard about his involvement with the club, his favourite memories supporting the Mighty Mo and how he managed to juggle his newsage…
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Ahead of the release of the film "Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In" we conclude our four-part series on the greatest manager of all time by looking at his time at Aberdeen FC. Andy, Lindsay, Jim and Dons fan Alan Johnstone take a look back at Fergie's time in the Granite City that turned him from a promising young manager into the man who took on t…
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In part two of a special two-part episode ahead of the 2021 Scottish Cup Final Andy speaks to Gary West, a St. Johnstone fan, about his memories of the 2014 cup final; and to Kerry Ann Dougan, a Hibernian fan, about her memories of the 2016 cup final. The Scottish Football Citizen is brought to you by Football Memories Scotland and Alzheimer Scotla…
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In part one of a special two-part episode ahead of the 2021 Scottish Cup Final Andy, Jim and Lindsay take a look back at the 2014 final where St. Johnstone beat local rivals Dundee United to win their first ever major honour in the game, and then the 2016 final where Hibernian overcame a 114-year hoodoo by beating Rangers. The Scottish Football Cit…
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This week's podcast continues our four-part series about the career of Sir Alex Ferguson in Scotland before he made the move south to Manchester United. Having arrived at St. Mirren after only a few short months at East Stirlingshire, the young manager finds himself inheriting a stadium needing more than the odd lick of paint and a playing squad th…
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Ahead of Euro 2020 in the summer, this week sees Andy, Lindsay and Jim revisit Scotland's debut Euros tournament where the Tartan Army descended on Sweden for our games against the Netherlands, Germany and the Commonwealth of Independent States (aka Russia). Just how would Andy Roxburgh and Craig Brown's men fare against some of the best sides in t…
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