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A Broken World

71 EpisodesProduced by Grant ParkerWebsite

My first attempt into the podcasting world where I am looking to talk to as many different people about the issues of today and educate myself as well as others. We will be talking politics, current events, the big issues of today and anything else i find interesting Contact Me Twitter - @ABrokenWo… read more

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#71 Jason Call - Running for Congress

March 7th, 2021

1:12:35

For this weeks episode of the podcast i was joined by Jason Call who is currently in the middle of his 2nd Campaign to run for congress in Washington State. We sat down to chat about his campaign, possible new green …

#70 Annemarie Ward - Faces and Voices of Recovery

February 28th, 2021

1:18:57

For this weeks episode, I was joined by Activist for people suffering from addiction and recovering from addiction and CEO of Faces and Voices of Recovery UK.

We sat down to discuss her work with the charity, her own …

#69 Dr Yvonne Ridley - The Caledonians

February 21st, 2021

1:00:50

This week I was joined by author and journalist, Dr Yvonne Ridley. We sat down to discuss Yvonnes very interesting career as a journalist where she was captured in Afghanistan by the Taliban and when she came back …

#68 Josh Aaron-Mennie - Drug Reform & LGBT Rights

February 14th, 2021

1:04:26

This week I was joined by Josh who is seeking candidacy for the SNP North East regional list at the next Scottish election. He is also s campaigner on Social Care, Drug Reform and LGBTQ+ Rights. We sat down to discuss …

#67 Colyn Burbank - Heading Back Home

February 7th, 2021

1:01:50

For this weeks episode, I was joined by my good friend, Colyn Burbank to discuss the election, the difference between the UK and American politics …

#66 Mark Hirst - Scandal In The SNP?

January 31st, 2021

1:07:58

This week I was joined by journalist, producer, filmmaker and life long independence activist, Mark Hirst. Mark has recently been involved in a …

#65 Darren McGarvey - Class Wars

January 24th, 2021

1:06:11

This week I was joined by author, activist and TV presenter, Darren McGarvey to talk lockdown, class and music. You can check out Darren's new TV show, Class Wars, coming up very soon on the BBC

#64 Leon Kage - Music In lockdown

January 17th, 2021

1:08:04

For the first episode of the new year, I was joined by my good friend and musician, Leon Kage, to talk about music, lockdowns, LGBT issues and more. 

#63 Valera Kushnir - Is It Time For Some Calm?

November 22nd, 2020

1:47:09

This weeks episode I was joined by my good friend Valera Kushnir who currently lives in Florida after migrating from Ukraine when he was a teenage. We sat down to discuss his first experience voting in the US since …

#62 Casey larkins - Was Biden The Right Choice?

November 15th, 2020

1:01:30

This week I was joined by my friend Casey Larkins from Maryland USA, Casey came on to discuss the current situation with the election results, the …

#61 Chuck Vincent - Election Season

November 6th, 2020

1:41:04

Welcome back to A Broken World!! This week I was joined for a second time by my good friend Chuck Vincent to talk all about the US election. Chuck …

#60 Drunkcast 2 - Jordan Fox & Callum McHoul

September 27th, 2020

2:05:53

This week is the long-awaited return of the drunk cast with my good friends, Jordan Fox & Callum McHoul. They are the musicians behind my intro …

#59 James McEnaney - How to Fix Education

September 20th, 2020

1:21:10

This week I was joined by Educator, journalist, commentator & author, James McEnaney to talk about all things education in Scotland and the UK …

#58 Tommy Sheridan - Did You Waste Your Vote?

September 13th, 2020

1:03:20

This week I was joined by Public figure, politician and activist, Tommy Sheridan to talk about everything from Politics in Scotland to Celebrity Big …

#57 Roger Mullin - Momentous Change

September 6th, 2020

1:09:19

This week I was joined by Roger Mullin,  a former MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath and has recently thrown his hat in the ring to become MSP at the …

#56 Rosie Holt - Comedy and Politics

August 30th, 2020

58:56

This week I was joined by actor and comedian, Rosie Holt. You may have seen some of her videos on social media where she plays a character mocking …

#55 Irfan Ali - The Bearded Pilgram

August 23rd, 2020

1:13:34

This week I was joined by my good friend Irfan Ali. We sat down to discuss his Muslim faith, some of the misconceptions and negative attitude towards it as well as the positives that he gets from his faith. We also …

#54 Jim Gellatly - Amazing Radio

August 16th, 2020

1:01:19

Jim Gellatly is a Scottish radio presenter and DJ. He presented Drivetime on XFM Scotland until its closure. Currently, he hosts Breakfast on BFBS Radio in Scotland and does a weekly New Music showcase on online/DAB …

#53 Billy Kay - The Mither Tongue

August 9th, 2020

53:10

This week I was joined by Billy Kay who is Writer and broadcast who has written all sorts of books and produced documentaries about Scotlands language and influence on the world. 

We Sat down to discuss a but about the …

#52 Peter A Bell - Did You Lock the Back Door

August 2nd, 2020

1:30:14

This week I was joined by Scottish Independence Blogger, Peter A Bell. We sat down to discuss a lot of the issues surrounding Scottish independence and what's next for the country. You can read more of Peters thoughts …

#51 Kate Miechowski - The Rogue Social Worker

July 26th, 2020

1:05:58

This week I was joined by Kate Miechowski, a social worker from the states who has a youtube channel and website dedicated to changing social work and tackling the problem of homelessness. We sat down to discuss her …

#50 Bradley Neil - Scotlands Next Top Golfer

July 19th, 2020

1:23:41

For my 50th episode!! I was joined by a professional golfer from my home town of Blairgowrie, Bradley Neil. We sat down to discuss his career, …

#49 Cllr John Alexander - Leader of Dundee Council

July 12th, 2020

1:03:46

This week I was joined by SNP council for Strathmartine and leader of the Dundee Council, John Alexander. We sat down to discuss everything from the current and future state of Dundee and Scotland to how the city has …

#48 Be Charlotte - Dreaming With The Lights Off

July 5th, 2020

53:57

This week I was joined by Dundee singer/songwriter, Be Charlotte, whose most recent EP, Dreaming with The Lights Off,  can be found on all the major platforms. 

We sat down to discuss her music career, how she's been …

#47 James Kelly - Scot Goes Pop!

June 28th, 2020

1:08:18

This week I was joined by James Kelly who runs a Scottish Independence blog called Scot Goes Pop! Where he discusses his thought on all things …

#46 Dean Dunbar - Extreme Dreams

June 21st, 2020

48:39

Dean Dunbar is a registered blind person who spends his life doing extreme sports and challenges. Through his website https://extremedreams.co.uk/ and his youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/deanod69/featured

#45 Steven Grey 2 - Fair City Jujitsu

June 17th, 2020

55:47

This week I was joined for the second day by my Jujitsu coach and owner of Fair City Jujitsu, Steven Grey. 

We sat down to discuss how we have been coping being away from jujitsu, future plans for the gym and just a bit …

#44 Sue Gray - Peaceful protests & Riots

June 14th, 2020

1:01:23

This week I was joined by Sue Gray from across in Maryland in the States. She has recently attended some of the protests following the killing of …

#43 Cameron Nicol - Grip House Glasgow

June 10th, 2020

54:43

This week I was joined by Cameron Nicol who is the wrestling coach at the Grip House in Glasgow. Cameron competes in both Jujitsu and Amerture …

#42 Tory Councillor - Caroline Shiers

June 7th, 2020

1:02:45

This week I was joined by Local councillor for Blairgowrie and the Glens, Caroline Shiers. We talked about everything from how the local council is …

#41 Dominic Mullins - George Floyd Protests

June 2nd, 2020

1:01:01

This week I was joined by my good friend, Dominic Mullins, from Tampa Florida. We sat down to discuss the situation in America right now with the …

#40 Nicki Weisensee Egan - Chasing Cosby

May 31st, 2020

1:00:09

Nicki is the host of the podcast Chasing Cosby and author of the book by the same name where she investigated the crimes of Bill Cosby for over 15 years we sat down to discuss the story around this incredible book and …

#39 Chuck Vincent - Trump, Guns and Freedom of Speach

May 24th, 2020

1:29:45

This week I was joined by my good friend all the way Florida, Chuck Vincent. Chuck and I are from very different ends of the political scale so we …

#38 Andy Clark - How To Be An Actor

May 17th, 2020

52:34

This week I was joined by Actor, Andy Clark. Andy is from my hometown in Blairgowrie. You may have seen him in Rivercity where he played Dr. Michael Brodie.

We sat down to discuss what it takes to become an actor and …

#37 Bob Stewart - Spilled Drinks and Broken Glasses

May 10th, 2020

52:03

This week I was joined by local musician, Bob Stewart. Anyone who sees much live music in pubs around Scotland may be familiar with Bob and his …

#1 Drunkcast - Jordan Fox and Callum McHoul

May 6th, 2020

1:43:55

This week we are trying something a bit different which we may do semi-regularly if people like it. This is the first episode of the drunkcast!

I was …

#35 Michael Scott Moore - The Desert and The Sea

May 3rd, 2020

56:38

This week I was joined by Michael Scott Moore, author of The Desert and The Sea - 977 Days Captive On The Somali Pirate Coast. Michael has an incredible story to tell. He was held hostage by Somali pirates for almost 3 …

#34 Dr Saskia Popescu - COVID19 Special

April 30th, 2020

24:38

This week I was joined by Dr Saskia Popescu, who has a PHD in biodefence and is an epidemiologist and infectious disease preventionist. She joined me …

#33 Paul Beckford - No 3rd Runway Coalition

April 26th, 2020

53:38

This week I was joined by Paul Beckford from the No 3rd Runway Coalition who campaign to stop the 3rd runway at Heathrow being built for a whole host …

#32 Russel McLean - The Good Son

April 19th, 2020

1:15:30

For this episode, I was joined by Russel McLean. Author of several books including the McNee series. the first of which is The Good Son, which you can find along with the others on Amazon or other book retailers.

We …

#31 Loki Doki - Football Manager & Youtube

April 12th, 2020

47:17

This week I was joined by one of my favourite YouTubers, Loki Doki, who mostly creates content through football manager. He also has a Patreon and steams on twitch. 

We sat down to discuss Youtube, Football Manager and …

#30 Amanda Veader - Self Isolation and Contacting the Dead

April 5th, 2020

1:01:11

This week I was joined by my friend from the States, Amanda Veader.  We discussed how self-isolation is going, how the virus is affecting our two …

#29 Chris Duke - Lucys Blue Day

March 29th, 2020

52:27

For this weeks episode, I was joined by Chris Duke, author of the children's mental health book, Lucy's Blue Day.  We sat down to discuss his book, his experience with mental health in his own life and how the book has …

#28 Marjorie Clark.- Food Banks

March 22nd, 2020

47:13

For this weeks episode, I was joined by Marjorie Clark, a volunteer and founder at Perth And Kinross Food Bank. We sat down to discuss what the food …

#27 Andy Anderson - A Clean Currency For a Prosperous Scotlan

March 15th, 2020

1:18:05

For this weeks episode, I was joined by Andy Anderson who has written several books on the issue of a new currency for a future independent Scotland. We sat down to discuss his newest book, A Clean Currency For …

#26 David Low 2 - Dealing With Mental Health

March 8th, 2020

1:17:29

For this week's episode, I was joined once again by David Low to pick up the story from where we left off in our first podcast together where he picked up an injury and it completely changed his life forever. This was a …

#25 Zoe Cooper - Crime Writing

March 2nd, 2020

48:45

This week i was joined by Zoe Cooper who was one of the first group of students to complete the forensics crime writing course at Dundee University. We sat down to discuss the course and Zoe's writing aswell as her …

#24 Colyn Burbank - Iowa to Glasgow

February 23rd, 2020

1:04:14

For this episode I was joined by Colyn who had recently gained some attention in the press for hosting the only satellite caucus in the UK for the …

#23 Clare Cooper - Cateran Trail Ecomuseum

February 16th, 2020

51:17

This week i was joined by Clare Cooper who is currently involved with setting up the Ecomuseum for The Cateran Trail. Clare has lived an interesting …

#22 Tory Councillor Bob Brawn

February 9th, 2020

1:25:45

This week i was joined by Tory Councillor or Blairgowrie and the Glens, Bob Brawn, to have a discussion about local politics and the importance of …

#21 David Low - Bravehart from SWE

February 3rd, 2020

1:12:32

This week i was joined by the founder and long term wrestler at SWE, David Low. We sat down to discuss all things wrestling including starting the company and his experience with meeting a lot of his hero's and much …

#20 Adam Stewart - Pro Boxer

January 26th, 2020

36:21

This week i was joined by 1-0 boxer Adam Stewart to discuss keeping a full time job and pursuing a pro career and everything that comes with it

Adam …

#19 Megan Sinclair - Close to the Heart

January 19th, 2020

59:33

For this weeks episode I was joined by Megan Sinclair who has recently released a comic book centring around the unexpected death of her father which has recently got quite a bit of attention in the media having been …

#18 Tom McEwan - SNP Councillor for Blairgowrie and the Glens

January 12th, 2020

58:47

This week i was joined by local councillor for Blairgowrie and the Glens, Tom McEwan to learn a bit more about how local government works and discuss …

#17 William Duguid - The Commonweal

January 5th, 2020

55:10

This weeks podcast I sat down with William from the Commonweal Perth and Kinross which is a think and do tank discussing a lot of Scotlands issues of …

#16 Callum McHoul - What's going on?

December 29th, 2019

59:36

I was joined by my old friend Callum Mchoul for a rather chaotic and hilarious podcast where we tried to work out whats going in the world as well as …

#15 Derrick Young - Hammer God Tattoo

December 22nd, 2019

48:26

Derrick is the owner and tattooist at Hammer God Tattoo in Perth. We sat down to discuss tattoos, scary movies and the differences between Derricks original home in Ohio and his current one in Scotland. 

You can check …

#14 Dave Paton - Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club

December 15th, 2019

44:59

Dave Paton is the founder of Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club, which is a charitable organisation designed to get young people off the streets where they are getting into trouble, into doing something productive. We sat …

#13 Iain Lawson - Should Scotland Follow Estonias Lead?

December 11th, 2019

1:10:24

Iain lawson is a former conservative who know campaigns strongly for the SNP and has stood several times as an MP. He has also just retired as an envoy for the Scottish Government too Estonia .

We sat down to discuss …

#12 Ruth Watson - Keep Scotland The Brand

December 8th, 2019

59:05

For this episode i was joined by founder of the campaign "Keep Scotland the Brand" All about protecting Scottish food, drink and produce and out local community. We discuss the campaign and the threat that current …

#11 Perth Autism Support

December 1st, 2019

43:35

This week I was joined by Anna Gordillo Ramos and Kayleigh Scott from local charity, Perth Autism Support, or PAS. 

We discuss the ins and outs of Autism. The daily struggles and the hurdles that people deal with and …

#10 Callum Tosh - Sectarianism

November 24th, 2019

54:34

This week i was joined by host of football podcast, The High Press, to discuss the issue of sectarianism within football and with in society.  You can find his podcast on all the main podcast apps. 

Facebook - …

#9 Darren McDonald - SWE Champion

November 20th, 2019

1:00:56

For this episode i was joined by the brand new SWE Heavyweight champion of the world, Darren McDonald, also known by his ring name Darren Blair. We discuss the highs and lows of his career and the journey to his first …

#8 Stephen Fyffe - Parkinson's, Police and Writing

November 17th, 2019

1:00:16

This weeks podcast i was joined by new Author Stephen Fyffe. Stephen started writing as a therapeutic exercise when he was forced to retire from the …

#7 Chris Sesar - Being European

November 10th, 2019

1:01:01

This weeks podcast i am joined by Chris Sesar to discuss some of his experience of being from main land Europe and emigrating to the UK and how Brexit has changed things for him. 

Facebook - @abrokenworld1

Twitter - …

#6 Steven Grey - Fair City Jujitsu

November 6th, 2019

53:08

This episode of the podcast is a bit different. i sat down with the coach and owner Fair City Jujitsu who are also the podcasts first ever sponsors.

We talked Jujitsu, his gym and business and how it changed our lives.

#5 Andrew Scott - Scotched Nation

November 3rd, 2019

55:28

This weeks podcast i sat down with Author Andrew Scott after the release of his most recent series of books, Deadly Secrecy and Scotched Nation. A …

#4 Bill Fyfe - Explaining Brexit

October 30th, 2019

50:37

A broken world is my new podcast where I talk to ordinary people about extraordinary people. We talk politics, news and the important issues of today.

#3 - David Durie, LGBT & Political Correctness

October 13th, 2019

1:01:13

A broken world is my new podcast where I talk to ordinary people about extraordinary people. We talk politics, news and the important issues of today.

#2 - Reona Fletcher - Mental Health

October 6th, 2019

41:55

A broken world is my new podcast where I talk to ordinary people about extraordinary people. We talk politics, news and the important issues of today.

#1 - Grant Thoms - 1st ever episode!

September 29th, 2019

59:55

My first attempt into the podcasting world where I am looking to talk to as many different people about the issues of today and educate myself as …

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