Best of Today

Best of Today

Published by: BBC Radio 4
326 Episodes | First Released: Jan 22 | 🇬🇧
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
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mileslasvegas
Sep 4
Rating:   6
Where’s the news?

Surely there was something more to report than financial news after a government defeat in parliament on Sept 3?

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tomcoates
Aug 31
Rating:   6
Infuriating repetitive trailers

The content of the podcast is great. The decision to put a trailer for the same bloody programme after every single episode is infuriating and particular this repetitive and borderline offensive advert from Simon Muncie where they talk about fear as only reasonable when you’re in danger, completely ignoring the debilitating anxiety that many people feel about lack of income, losing their home, their children, their lives. It’s driving me insane. I’ve heard it dozens of times now. I want to smash my iPhone every time I hear it.

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Radical Linguist
Aug 9
Rating:   10
Market report

Great material. But if I hear that perky recorded announcement, “This PAWED-cahst is supported...” one more time...

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Happy birds1
Mar 9
Rating:   2
Why are we only getting business rather than the 0810 interview?

Poor

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Niky_Noodles
Jan 19
Rating:   6
Could do better

It’s good but with the greatest respect to JH, it’s time to move on, It’s like listening to your dad and having to compensate for being slightly behind and out of touch, which is fine, were it not for the huge amount of talent at the Beeb and the money involved.

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@RBW
Nov 16 '18
Rating:   10
Robinson Outstanding

@bbcnickrobinson excellent analysis and questioning of key characters. Steered us through and Extraordinary day of politics.

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GerryALee
Nov 3 '18
Rating:   2
No longer the programme it used to be

The Today programme was the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme and I listened to it religiously but no more. John Humphreys unbearable bias towards Brexit remainers and clear favouritism to the likes of Nigel Farage has let the programme down badly. Factual inaccuracies are commonplace with no effort to correct them- Nigel Lawson’s claims around climate change is an example (only corrected following investigation months later). A real shame that BBC bias now rules this programme.

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Phil Hampshire
Oct 12 '18
Rating:   6
Great Content Marred by Repetitive Trailers

This show has excellent content although I do wonder how the segments are selected as they do not always reflect the leading stories of the day. What detracts from the content is the endless repetition of trailers for other shows. It wouldn’t be too bad if the trailers were for a variety of shows, but they place the same trailer after each of the day’s segments for days on end - Grrrrr!

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Lingmell56
Jun 25 '18
Rating:   2
Daily Business Report

No longer being provided daily. What’s the problem or am I missing something?

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SH20161220
Jun 17 '18
Rating:   10
Great content. But podcasts stop playing about 3 seconds before end. iOS11.4

I really enjoy the podcasts but have recently encountered a problem whereby every podcast stops playing about 3 seconds before the end. Then have to press play at least 2 or 3 times to get the podcast to resume. This is an inconvenience as podcasts queued to follow do not play straight after. Using the Apple podcast app on iOS 11.4. Do not experience this problem with other podcast feeds eg. from Ted.

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Mrs S Long
Jun 1 '18
Rating:   6
A long one

Please can you just do one podcast per day say 1 hour long to cover all the best bits instead of individual ones which are between 5 and 15 minutes long

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KeatingCalling
Mar 9 '18
Rating:   8
Michael

Love the show but please stop the Radio 4 idents for every single individual item and the constant plugs for other BBC podcasts. We know that we’re listening to a Radio 4 podcasts so pls don’t remind listeners every few minutes. Would also like a full-show option.

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Euan Murray
Jan 30 '18
Rating:   10
Unmissable

For me this is unmissable after Desert Island Discs which says lots. It frustrates me that it unsubscribes all the time on my iPhone 7 which means I can easily miss content if I don’t resubscribe, pretty much daily. But the content makes the bother worth it!

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Nanjing Golfer
Jan 30 '18
Rating:   10
Snooze

Simply the best 5 star all the way

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Martin the Japan Tiger
Jan 13 '18
Rating:   10
Thanks

This is one of the ways I am able to keep up with world events while working in Nagoya Japan. Thanks BBC

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JJRROMI
Nov 8 '17
Rating:   4
Unpleasant

The material is interesting but MacGregor is a bit much! When has a guest ever finished a sentence? When has a guest ever had their point acknowledged? This one is too much work for too little return. Best of Today? Naaah!

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Afi S
Oct 7 '17
Rating:   10
Wonderfully informative

Typical excellent BBC coverage

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Shillstar
Aug 22 '17
Rating:   4
Stop these repeated advertorials

I used to love catching up with current afairs via this podcast but it is driving me crazy that towards the end of EVERY podcast you now get "Hi I am Louise Cooper......." Once fine, once day just about OK but after every podcast it is driving me made!!!

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Jambso
Aug 19 '16
Rating:   10
Great content

Always has new and insightful content. Great commentators as well. The only critique is the content often feels rushed. In panels of 2-4 it becomes difficult to squeeze good debate into 5-10 minutes.

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Jbay2411
Jun 8 '16
Rating:   10
No1 podcast out there

Impartial, informative and varied content - without doubt best out there. Only critique is more of 3h show is not added..

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