Watch our interview with Braveheart writer Randall Wallace!
Our interview with Braveheart writer Randall WallaceGo to link
Step back into the glory days of Scotland's capital city on this second installment of Off The Shelf.Go to link
Learn the basics of tracing your Scottish ancestry in Part 1 of a new series. Plus, how to unlock bonus episodes and articles, mouthwatering shortbread, and more!Go to link
We pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by exploring her connections to Scotland and its people.Go to link
Andrew shares more memories of his childhood in Edinburgh.Go to link
Profiles of two courageous Scots - medical pioneer Elsie Inglis and performing legend Sir Harry Lauder. You'll also hear Andrew's dad share a funny story from his tour of the Scottish Highlands back in 1978.Go to link
Music, music, and more music! This episode is all about the music! Enjoy songs from Deacon Blue, Capercaillie, Eddi Reader, Salsa Celtica, Iain Fraser, Simon Thoumire, and David McGuinness.Go to link
Learn how famed Scottish naturalist and conservationist John Muir almost lost his eye sight! And we share his beautiful description of the Grand Canyon!Go to link
Learn the Scottish and spiritual roots of basketball as we profile minister and athlete James Naismith. And we'll look at fellow Scottish-Canadian Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the popular children's novel Anne of Green Gables.Go to link
Scotland's bard Robert Burns has been dead for over 200 years. But we need his work now more than ever!Go to link
Highlights from Radio Archive #129: Andrew Sr. on the Scottish Merchant Navy, Andrew Jr. on radar technology pioneer Robert Watson-Watt. Jump back in time with us!Go to link
A look at the Scottish influence on America's Declaration of Independence. We can even claim Thomas Jefferson himself!Go to link
A rare unscripted edition of Simply Scottish discussing Sean Connery, Father's Day without Dad, and Scotland's short-lived EURO 2020 campaign.Go to link
An interview with battlefield operations manager Raoul Curtis Machin about protecting the site from developers and obscurity.Go to link
Learn more about the Scottish roots of your favorite Scottish podcast, including a rare archive interview with Andrew Jr. and Sr. on Scottish radio station Central FM.Go to link
In the latest of our Six Degrees series, enjoy great Gaelic music and profiles of three more prominent American Scots!Go to link
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us dramatically. Here's a sampling of Scottish music and inspiration to encourage you!Go to link
In the first of an informal chat series, we discuss a visit to the homeland.Go to link
WHERE TO LISTEN
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WHAT WE DO
Simply Scottish is a podcast and blog hosted by Edinburgh-born, Seattle-based writer and media specialist Andrew McDiarmid. Formerly a weekly live radio show founded in 1999, the podcast combines the best Scottish music with culture, history, interviews, and more. The show has been profiled in the Daily Record's Scotland Now portal, STV's Scotland Today newscast, Celtic Life Magazine, Scottish Times, Caledonian Mercury, and other venues.
In addition to the podcast, Andrew has written about Scottish history and culture in The Scots Magazine, Scotland Magazine, History Scotland, Scottish Memories, The Herald (Glasgow), and more.