I sort of want to give a 5 star review, but I feel kind of unable to do so, because I sort of cannot listen all the way through without sort of, you know, screaming! Please please please, try not to litter your conversations with verbal tics!
This is my favorite podcast by far! I learn so much and am rarely disappointed by the choice of topic. It also dovetails with the magazine to which I am also subscribed. Keep up the good work. I’m here listening.
There are many topics in this podcast that interest me but I am unable to listen to the full broadcast because of the 'urban fry' the commentator uses, that is, the rasp in her voice which makes me want to clear my throat often. This, added to the questioning style of speaking, means I only last about ten minutes before having to give up. A pity because I bet the content is very good.
The podcast is great for history lovers, really gets into the nitty gritty of things. My one frustration is that Rob Attar’s voice is not very apt for podcast listening. At 2x speed I often have to go back and slow down to understand what he is saying. His already thick English accent is mixed in with a nasal/lisp-esq sound (without an actual lisp)which makes it not very conducive to understanding at higher speeds, which is of course the only way to listen to podcasts. Maybe he can get the BBC to pay for voice lessons, because other than that he’s great!
The most approachable yet professional history podcast
This podcast sets a standard: interviews with historians but without time-wasting chattiness, overly-informal or flippant tone, or sensationalism. The selection of historians and selection of topics are commendably broad: military and political history are not over-emphasized; non-European history and historians aren’t completely ignored, though more of both would be an improvement. (If anything, interviewers are sometimes not probing enough in their questions and occasionally a bit too solicitous.) I highly recommend this podcast if you love history.
Largely informative with some tremendous interviewees; real experts in their field. Though, the main interviewer can be a little grating to listen... Frankly, because, some of the interviews sound like their being conducted by a wide-eyed 1st year undergraduate student.
I enjoy the podcasts that are free of Leftist bias....sadly too fee. My most recent listening of Paddy Ashdown and interview based in his book about plots to over-throw Hitler was i formative. But what sadly goes u challenged (I can infer due to interviewer agreement) are his errant and short sighted comments against Trump, claiming a faux narrative of “T vs Constitution.” Oh my god, man. Im not T apologist by any means, but the democrat party has been torturing and slow-death killing our Constitution since Woodrow Wilson.so if you have the knowledge and mental fortitude to withstand the frequent Leftist assault on common-sensical moderatism, then by all means cherry pick the good amongst the rubbish here. This does require effort, even in the best of a well rooted mind. But there is good fruit here amongst the thorns.
The presenter (which is also the BBC editor of the magazine) is so irritating because he sounds like he has a perpetual nasal congestion! I know it sounds rude but I cannot take it anymore (especially when he interviews people) Please can you seriously get a replacement?
I’m listening to the episode about the Favourite and I find if extremely annoying that the women keep interrupting each other. I understand you all want to make a point but it’s so annoying to hear the interruptions and not let the women make their points. A couple women are more aggressive than others. I want to hear everyone. Really interesting content though.
Inclusion and feminism are fantastic ideals to pursue. However, this podcast has become utterly dominated by feminist revisionist historical conjecture. Whilst dodging the pitfall of over obsession with WW2 it has slipped into the other equally tedious one.