PODCAST: SHOULD MORE MEN BE TAKING SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE?

 

In an EN4News Podcast Special, Iain Leggat explores the topic of shared parental leave.

After being introduced to the UK in 2015, shared parental leave allows couples the option to split up to 52 weeks between themselves, with 37 weeks of the weeks being paid. However, a recent study found that only 1-2% of new couples were taking up the shared option. The special explores the topic, comparing the UK’s figures to the rest of the world and looks into the benefits of sharing parental leave.

Iain explores the topic with EN4News reporters Ony McFadden and John Gillespie as they talk through whether the stigma of the traditional roles of the mother and father still rings true and whether people know enough about the option.

Spurs bounce back and Chelsea win late in Amsterdam – Champions League Review podcast

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from a terrible run of form with a big win over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, while Chelsea left it late to seal a big win in Amsterdam and take control of their group.

Gregor Kerr and Kris Gourlay discussed this and more big talking points from the week’s Champions League action.

 

Liverpool triumph in Salzburg thriller, Spurs humiliated – Champions League Podcast

Liverpool came out on top in a Champions League classic at home to Red Bull Salzburg, after blowing a 3-0 lead at Anfield, then going back in front in a 4-3 win.

Tottenham Hotspur had vastly different luck, losing seven goals at home for the first time in their history to lose 7-2 at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Gregor Kerr, Adam Mackintosh and Grant Barnes picked the bones from the midweek action.

 

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Ross County’s Mullin excited by season so far – Podcast

 

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Flying high at the top of the Scottish Championship, Ross County have turned their fortunes around this season after last year’s relegation from the Premiership.

One of the team’s shining players this season, Josh Mullin speaks exclusively to EN4 News ahead of three matches in the next week for the title chasers.

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Podcast: Rodgers out, Lennon in at Celtic

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Rodgers made a shock move to Leicester this week (Credit: Leicester City)

On Tuesday, Brendan Rodgers left Celtic to join Premier League side Leicester City, sparking anger and anguish amongst the Celtic supporters.

Neil Lennon has since returned to manage the side for a second time, on a deal until the end of the season.

Fraser Munro, Bryce Donaldson and Luke Barry join John Menzies to discuss the situation that has dominated Scottish football this week.

 

 

 

Six Nations Podcast: Can Scotland defeat Ireland?

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Scotland play Ireland tomorrow in the Six Nations (Credit: Scottish Rugby / Facebook)

Scotland host Ireland tomorrow in the Six Nations, looking to record back-to-back wins in the tournament following last week’s victory over Italy.

David Ronney and Bryce Donaldson join Luke Barry to assess Scotland’s chances.

 

To read assistant coach Mike Blair’s thoughts on tomorrow’s match click here, while for Jamie Ritchie’s thoughts click here.

Podcast: Interview with Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn

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Raith are underdogs in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup clash with Hibs (Credit: Raith Rovers / Facebook)

Ahead of Raith Rovers’ Scottish Cup tie away to Hibernian tomorrow, John Menzies speaks to the manager John McGlynn about the club’s prospects.

He also joins Luke Barry to analyse the match and give a prediction about the outcome.

 

 

Podcast: Edinburgh’s own Super Bowl

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American football comes to Edinburgh as well as Georgia (Photo credit: Amanda McDonald)

 

This Sunday marks the 53rd ever Super Bowl, with the Los Angeles Rams taking on the New England Patriots in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

However there is another match being held that same day here in Edinburgh between the Edinburgh Napier Knights and the Glasgow University Tigers.

Dubbed the Varsity match, this contest is the biggest in both team’s seasons and is a fantastic pre-cursor to the main event in the USA.

Listen to our podcast below to learn more about American football and hear the thoughts of Napier Knights Head Coach Peter Laird ahead of this weekend’s games.

 

VAR in Scottish football? – Podcast

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SPFL managers have called for VAR technology to be added to the Scottish game. (Photo credit: SounderBruce via Wikipedia)

Following a meeting between the Scottish Premiership’s managers with the league’s match officials last week, there has been calls for Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) to be added to the referee’s list of technology they have at their disposal.

However, with the cost of the equipment casting judgement to when we are likely to see it implemented in Scotland, can the top flight afford to wait any longer?

David Ronney, Luke Barry and Graham Miller sit down and discuss.

Gregor Townsend announces Scotland squad for Six Nations – Podcast

Following the release of Gregor Townsend’s Scotland squad for the Six Nations in February, Bryce Donaldson and Fraser Munro discussed the players included and their thoughts ahead the competition.

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