Reviews
The podcast is well-written and acted but overproduced. The acting is awesome but the producers felt a mind boggling need to punctuate perfectly good scenes with overbearing musical interludes more suited to low-rent soap opera than historical fiction. Skip the “behind the scenes.” The...Read full review »
Doc_4_2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/21
I thought I had a bad belt while driving when listening to episodes.
K8L via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
This podcast is extremely well done. You get a feel that you are actually right there in the room where things are happening.
Bigtone28 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
This is the best podcast I’ve ever had the privilege to listen to. The voice actors were first rate, and the dialogue was exceptional. I loved it! I hope there is more to come. Maybe 1866??
Mike Ramona via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/20
I’m so glad I stumbled across this podcast. It was so well written, produced and performed. The voices and music were also oddly soothing, so thank you for a calming, yet incredibly entertaining, bedtime story. I was so excited when I thought I heard William Jackson Harper and then checked the...Read full review »
AngelyneRA via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/20
This is a MUST for any history nerds. It is a great, engaging dramatization. It strikes just the right note of history exposition and character development.
Kanye__West via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/20
This podcast was enjoyable until they started trying to change history by telling lies to make the Democrats look like the good guys. If you know your history, that’s far from the truth.
Tapout1076 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/20
Bravo Wondery!
Crystalofboston via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/20
This podcast is an immersive experience unlike any other. Every episode takes you back to 1865 and all the fascinating things that were happening in America. It is great for those who are not familiar with the events of this time period as well those who are. Most Amateur history buffs will very...Read full review »
Ahdtec via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/20
A first rate show with great production values. A fine historical tale with a superb cast.
Perfect_spy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/11/20
Seriously interesting, well produced, educational, amazing, ugggh! I guess I have to listen to it all over again.
nicknamehere.com.au via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/07/20
First Kamala Harris is NOT BLACK, she is Hindu Indian (mother) and raised as such, Father is Jamaican, and they are not Black, just ask one and they’ll set you straight, they are West Indies. Stop lying Wondery!!!!
(Walter55) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/20
Started off really enjoying this drama, but I immediately noticed the bias with the modern day democratic spin deliberately put into the story! And would also really love fact checks, unbiased, of course on these stories! I gave it the benefit of the doubt and continued to listen because I do...Read full review »
kwb101213 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/20
This is unequivocally, the best podcast available for listeners that seek historical fiction, audio dramas, and anything in between. Lindsay Graham and crew do a masterful job. The production value is amazing. This is the type of show that you binge, and then save to listen to again and again. I...Read full review »
tbracken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/20
I really want more of this.
Anna gk Söderström via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/25/20
This was an amazingly well done podcast. Already sent it to my dad and will definitely send to others.
Bab P via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/20
Masterpiece
Dearth grub via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/20
This is a nicely done podcast but unfortunately they leave things out and paint the south as the only bad people but truthfully both sides had slaves and there was simply more the the history that people refuse to wanna except
Rocktruck82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/20
I have never gotten into history at school but ohhhh!!!! How I wished it was this fascinating then as it is in this podcast! I loved it! And wanting more! I can’t believe I love history told this way. I have shared this podcast with my friend and family to gather more audiences for it.
axj0134 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/20
The entire series is tremendously compelling, every detail and character do a great job of drawing the listener in.
JJM3354 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/20
The acting, music, sound design, producing, story telling, editing, is so spot on, it’s incredibly entertaining and educational, I would give this 10 stars if I could.
Events United via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
This is one of the best history lessons I’ve ever had. As a history nerd, I knew almost nothing about the details and scandal of this period and I’m now obsessed.
Allison_Pons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/20
If you like history, Lincoln, the civil war, then you have to try this. I found out lots of stuff that I didn't know about the post assassination time. Bonus--the good place fans will hear a familiar voice.Read full review »
3nails4holes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
This is a good podcast. I don’t love it, but it’s pretty good. Makes me laugh at the fact that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are running for office. Lol TRUMP 2020 KEEP AMERICA GREAT!!!!!!
MiniHavoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/20
Please turn this into a TV miniseries!
BilboMoat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/20
Very well done on all levels!
Billings88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/20
Well done, but lost me when President Johnson uttered the words ‘bogus news’. Yeah we get it - he’s Trump. Please stick with real history. It’s so much more interesting. People just want an escape from the daily political bickering.
Whitskiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/20
Can’t remember another podcast that completely enraptured me from the first 5 min. of the first episode through to the end. Amazing. This NEEDS to be a TV show.
Th12987 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/20
This is probably the best podcast I’ve ever listened to.
VitaRiv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/20
This podcast is well-written and even better with its voice actors. When I close my eyes, I feel like I'm in the throes of a great movie with some of the most important players on the world stage in 1865. There are many "civil war buffs," but not many who understand how the healing of...Read full review »
genuinejake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/20
This show is great but the writers interpretation of history is so wrong and doesn’t state the truth of the Democrats. They turn it around to state that the Republicans were responsible for slavery totally wrong
CIA 1068 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/20
Make this a tv series
Donnyboy16000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/20
I have really enjoyed this podcast. It is well written and the voice acting is outstanding. I am in my car often with a long commute and this podcast has been a must listen. I really hope the team behind this does more history-based podcasts.
John in OH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/20
During the pandemic, I WFH. This podcast kept me captivated. The story has you hooked. Couldn’t stop listening. No other podcast can capture my attention like this one did. Everyone I have recommended it to, has loved it!!
Cyn181 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/20
This is another masterpiece from Wondery in the podcast series 1865. I first experienced the podcast Blood Ties and was blown away by the good storytelling, voice acting, and sound production. I have to say I feel the same for 1865 , I honestly feel spoiled as I listen to each episode and...Read full review »
Shae and the podcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
This podcast is amazing! The voice over acting is outstanding, and the music is superior. It’s only a podcast, but listening makes me feel like I’m watching tv. Truly captivating. Keep them coming!!!!
Heard131 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/20
I have listen to this podcast so many times. I love the story and the way it’s been done, all the sounds makes you feel as if you’ve been brought back to this time.
Jessi Rhea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/20
Amazing podcast that is at the same level with the incredible John Le Carre English spy novel adaptations. Supremely well written, acted, and produced. I was actually sad when it ended. THAT is the sign of a great Dramatic Podcast. A must listen!
Stealeye13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/20
Truly phenomenal nouveau radio-drama. I could not stop listening. Now that I’ve listened to all the episodes, it feels like I’ve had a film experience. I know I’ll listen again and recommend it to my favorite history professor. History teachers often look for ways to get students excited about...Read full review »
DeeCapp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/20
The best audio drama I have ever listened to. Phenomenal voice acting and creation of an atmosphere that feels real and captivating.
Katemarcie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/20
Just wonderful! As a student of Lincoln and the civil war , this is just what we crave. Bring on the next episode!
cassandra chestnut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/20
I love an audio drama or a story but this just took it to the next level. I learned so much but was also so hooked I had to keep listening to the next episodes.
jxjusbaghdjjd via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/23/20
If there’s more of these awesome pods I want to support it. Please provide updates as these awe so awesome!!
Kramer in San Antonio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/20
Please do more! So so good!
BarnaP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/20
Radio drama podcasts can be tricky and are usually poorly done. But 1865 does a fantastic job at creating the depth of character and locale. The story is wonderfully told and engaging. The historical context is captivating, and the behind-the-scenes with the creators is just as interesting as the...Read full review »
Sylvezine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/20
Brilliantly done. The “acting”, the technical production, the sound effects - all of it! And the history is I believe so relevant at this point of America’s history - the current scandal re Mr Floyd’s killing. Here you are reminded of where the structural and systemic discrimination in America...Read full review »
Aartjie via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/02/20
When I first saw there was as much “inside the episode” footage as there was narrative, I was hesitant. I expected producers who liked to hear themselves talk. What a pleasant surprise! Like most Americans, I really struggled with learning this era in school because it was such a huge...Read full review »
grouch20 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
Can we take a moment to appreciate this podcast? Audio, music, the writing, the accuracy. Thank you to all for making this
nh483703 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/20
Seriously folks if you are American, know an American, have heard of President Lincoln or his assassination LISTEN to this! The voice actors are superb and the podcast is amazingly well produced. It brings the events surrounding Lincoln’s assassination to life but also shows how governments are...Read full review »
ravenclawmom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/20
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