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Ricky's hand-picked tunes and a look at a Scottish written constitution, women statues and our fascination with blood and horror.

Ease into your Sunday with Ricky’s handpicked tracklist and some fascinating company.

Joining Ricky around the table are writers Sara Sheridan and Jemma Neville and journalist Dani Garavelli, who writes for Scotland on Sunday, to discuss the dearth of women statues, what a written constitution for Scotland might look like and why our sense of smell can be so evocative. He also takes a look at our fascination with blood and gore, with screenwriter Sergio Casci and playwright Zinnie Harris, and Booker Prize shortlist author Elif Shafak surprises us all with the music she listens to when writing.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Joni Mitchell

    You Turn Me on, I’m a Radio

  • The National


  • Beyoncé

    If I was a boy

  • Lesley Duncan

    Sing Children Sing

  • Anderson .Paak

    King James

  • Kacey Musgraves


  • Van Morrison

    Real Real Gone

  • Laura Mvula


  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    American Girl

  • Kathryn Joseph

    The want

  • Jackson Browne, Leslie Mendelson

    A Human Touch

  • Bob & Marcia

    Young Gifted and Black

Journalist Dani Garavelli on meeting Alasdair Gray

Journalist Dani Garavelli on meeting Alasdair Gray
Journalist Dani Garavelli recalls interviewing Alasdair Gray, as a 17 year old journalism student, her career highlight to date.