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The Make Meaning Podcast

Jan 13, 2023

What began as penance for speeding has become a beloved radio show-turned-podcast called Simply Scottish that allows writer Andrew McDiarmid to stay connected to his heritage and his homeland. “Being an immigrant has enriched my life,” says Andrew, who emigrated to the United States from Scotland at the age of 11 and straddles cultures and countries in his identity and his affiliations.


In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner interviews Andrew McDiarmid about the influence of the Scots on North America, what they both love about podcasting, building community around great ideas and ways to impact people through writing.


In this episode, Lynne and Andrew discuss: 

  • The Scottish diaspora
  • How travel enlarges your perspective
  • Relating to the underdog
  • Stepping back to understand perspective
  • Writing to inform and inspire
  • Understanding where ideas & issues come from
  • Lynne’s Scottish writing sabbatical


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