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Jlcod
Nov 23 '19
Rating:   10
Thanksgiving

Thank you for the Radio Atlantic Podcast. I really enjoy listening and learn so much! During this holiday season I wanted to take a moment to say thanks

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Mr MaJiK700
Nov 23 '19
Rating:   10
Hooray for Atlantic Radio

New subscriber here. Pleasantly surprised a calm, fresh and clear format with intelligent and objective viewpoints is available to refresh and invigorate our minds.

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JulianKen
Nov 8 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent podcast

Whether you agree or disagree with what is being said by guests of this podcast, you will come away from each episode with a better understanding of what is going on in America and in the world.

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SacAris
Nov 1 '19
Rating:   2
The current host is charisma-free, sniveling, and passive aggressive

The show seems to not be concerned about securing hosts with any expertise. I listened to the episode featuring Pete Buttiegeg and listened to the entire episode for that reason alone. I hope the folks at The Atlantic prioritize the quality and performance of its hosts.

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lacks insight
Oct 28 '19
Rating:   2
Repetitive, no original thought or analyses

This podcast offers no original insights on politics. Interviewees repeat views of others and cast them as true, without citing sources or even some logical bases. Unfortunately, I will unsubscribe. There are so many other good political sites. Don’t waste your time here.

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worst updates known to apps
Oct 21 '19
Rating:   2
I feel like an ignorant stance was taken

To assume one can change the entire system by herself especially in the times she was a prosecutor is absurd. Plus this man who claims to be a black prosecutor sounds like a weak man. If you yourself went in and lost yourself that’s on you ! That doesn’t mean others who try to take the same approach and change what they can from the inside are as weak as you. Some people stay true to themselves and to claim others would do the same because you yourself are weak is insane. Highly dislike this episode. Do a better job with your speakers

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JMacDtown
Oct 4 '19
Rating:   10
Great pod

It actually started replaying at one point after I had already finished the episode and I realized that I really enjoyed hearing what she said twice!

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TheYoungSwede
Sep 26 '19
Rating:   6
Taking it in a weird direction

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast week to week and you probably would to but I am disappointed in the direction they seem to be taking show in. Before they would have on qualified guests to discuss more profound questions of politics and culture but now they seem content on having on politicians every week. I, of course, understand that we are in the middle of a primary and it is important to understand where candidates are coming from but, in my opinion, I can get candidates jabbering about whatever they want *literally* anywhere else. What I cannot get anywhere else is the in-depth reporting, analysis, and thought provoking conversations that used to be common place on this show. Please, if someone on the producing staff sees this, return to where the show was strongest.

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aricasays
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   6
I miss the previous hosts

I enjoyed the conversation style format when Alex Wagner and other folks were co-hosts. I don’t know that the main host even matters so much (not true, I loved Matt Thompson) but having a mix of smart lively people generates good questions and thoughtful insights. I plan to keep tabs on any potential format changes. I used to listen regularly but I’ve gotten away the past six months or so because this current format is so bland. Last argument for the old format! It showcased different writers making it more engaging to read their work in print... like an appetizer sampler combo (bring back the Alex Wagner food comments!)

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Jayoque
Sep 19 '19
Rating:   10
Need new theme music

Great podcast, lousy theme music. Ditch the dirge!

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momonguam
Sep 7 '19
Rating:   10
Thank you, Isaac Dovere et al. Excellent interview with Beto.

Residents of Guam are not allowed to vote for POTUS so I don’t follow presidential politics except as general news. Tight on time I almost didn’t bother to listen. So glad I did! Mr. Dovere’s choice of venue and thoughtful interviewing skills deliver to us Beto the man, the father, the friend, the husband, the citizen, the elected official, the thinker, the deeply caring, passionate, self-reflective and honest politician. Quite an accomplishment in under an hour. Bravo!

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SmagsMcq
Aug 24 '19
Rating:   4
Missing Alex

There are plenty of straight up politicalPodcasts, as there are plenty of straight up political magazines. I read Atlantic for its wider range and perspective, and would want their podcast to mirror this but it has been falling short.

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Cestjini
Aug 17 '19
Rating:   10
A podcast worth subscribing to

Enjoyed the Andrew Yang episode.

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AKJAZZ
Aug 16 '19
Rating:   10
Andrew Yang - a sane voice in the sea of noise

Thanks to Radio Atlantic for the interesting podcast on Democratic candidate Andrew Yang. Although I would have never thought I'd be fascinated with someone advocating giving adults $1000 per month "without working" but I find his assessments of America logical and his proposals sound. This discussion was devoid of the political "rah rah" and came across as an in-depth interview with an intelligent, pragmatic, and insightful person who seems to be a sane voice in the sea of noise. Thank you Isaac for interviewing him.

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Validioxus
Aug 15 '19
Rating:   2
Awful

I listened through about fifteen minutes of the interview with Andrew Yang, I had to shut it off. A HS student could come up with more thoughtful and engaging questions. Truly terrible.

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Carol Harlow
Jul 15 '19
Rating:   10
Thomas Pickering’s Interview

Thomas Oickering’s interview was ostensibly focused on the situation that led to the recent departure of the UK’s Ambassador to the United States because of the leak of his report on the Trump Administration back to the Foreign Ministry in London. Pickering used the 50 minutes he had for this report to provide listeners with the best summary I have heard on diplomacy and its role in keeping both friends and foes in productive conversation with us. Pickering, a 6-time US Ambassador, provides the best summary I have ever heard on international relations and the need to approach it in an organized manner, the roles of Ambassadors and of the tradecraft of diplomacy in general. He also comments on the Cold War and how that evolved into a situation in which expectations and methods of dealing with both friends and adversaries were both generally known and productively used to keep the nuclear bomb capacity of the various friends and adversaries both known and under a defined boundary of control. He seems to rue the loss of those mores and notes that we are now in an era that in itself is now more unpredictable. Notable among matters that Pickering did not address is our post-Cold War loss of oublic diplomacy capacity, a field of endeavor deemed unnecessary in the waning years of the Clinton administration. Its loss has stripped us of the capacity to deal directly with influential individuals and organizations in every country with which we have diplomatic relations. Public diplomacy, as conducted by the cadre of specialists of the US Information Agency, once headed by Edward R. Murrow, worked to increase understanding of the United States and to vastly increase the channels of communication we had with important people in every country worldwide. The loss of that capacity has in many ways hobbled this country in its dealings worldwide. This includes both governmental and private sector realms. In some ways, Russia can be seen to be employing negative public diplomatic techniques against us and other democratically governed nations, weaponizing them. These taxtics are not new but what is new is that unchecked this battle has been allowed to penetrate our own society. Without our own public diplomatic corps to counter these tactics, we are entirely open to every possible misinformation about us being spread among both friends and former friends abroad, and we remain open to the divisive actions being employed to divide us as a nation and to despoil our elections, the very means we have to assure that our Constitutional government works as designed.

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yogidon
Jun 28 '19
Rating:   10
Bill Weld’s episode was inspiring

The most recent episode featuring Bill Weld inspires hope and shows me reason and decency has not left the Republican Party.

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Jdbdean
Jun 19 '19
Rating:   6
Stop interrupting the women on your show

Great topics and journalism. Too often the male speakers will talk over the women on the show. Very disappointing.

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dhauffe
Apr 26 '19
Rating:   10
Batiste’s whoop

Thanks for including the whoop by Jon Batiste at the beginning of Battle Hymn of the Republic! I missed hearing it.

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Old Nickel Creek fan
Apr 23 '19
Rating:   2
Trauma at the Border: Not an Interview, an Infomercial

I don't know what the future of Radio Atlantic is going to be. I enjoyed the varied hosts of the first season that made this my favorite political podcast. I have accepted Alex Wagner as the sole host now in the second season because she has a likable style and is generally informed about the issues she has presented. This show with Isaac Dovere (Alex on maternity leave) never got beyond a 41 minute emotional plea to treat immigrants humanely. Of course, who can argue with that? But I am interested in analysis, challenging questions, and coming away from a podcast having learned something that changed my mind. This is a far cry from what drew me to Radio Atlantic at the beginning.

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