I was away in Wales last weekend and Lesley decided that she had to do something equally spectacular. In her case it was attending the Sunday session of the Labour Party Conference in Dundee.
Stand by for some pretty trenchant thoughts from her on that experience in terms of the UK Labour leadership, its relationship with the party in Scotland, and John McDonnell's speech.
Corbyn's remarks on immigration and low wages sparked me to do some research on the reality of what links there are, if any, between the two.
I also discovered some surprising facts on Keir Hardie (note the spelling chums) in the course of the digging.
The Salisbury poisoning, who's to blame, and the political fall outs over it occupies the next part of our hour.
Lesley’s National article on the latest STV Ipsos Mori poll was an absolute necessity to discuss, if only to provide me with this week’s show title.
Finally, I have some thoughts on the deaths of Stephen Hawking and the uillean piper Liam O'Flynn