Reviews
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
Listening to Wicked Game, I got really interested in Edwin Stanton. Even the character in the movie Lincoln, is an interesting one. A serious man who has no time for Lincoln’s stories. A guy who could yell at Lincoln, but developed a plan with Lincoln that would have been a better way forward...Read full review »
Aggiejamz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/20
Nothing better to listen and learn about our own history! Love the play-like feel and then the in-depth discussion following to tell us what was real and what was embellished and crediting where their info came from. Thank you for all your hard work on this. By the way, I loved it so much and...Read full review »
vbaxter57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/20
I loved this series except for one thing. I had always assumed since Gideon Welles was in Lincoln’s cabinet that he was one of the good guys. It was sad to find out he wasn’t because he was a distant cousin of my husband’s. Our younger daughter is a huge fan of Abraham Lincoln and we always...Read full review »
TerryBNJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/20
So well written. So easy to follow for a non American who knows nothing about this. Fascinating. You have to add this to your listen list.
jtmacc8 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/16/20
I love this podcast, but I gave it four stars because I think that you should talk more about what happened. I love the fact that it somewhat feels like a movie or a play, but maybe pausing to explain or give additional info would be helpful. Over all, great podcast.
CAR 4 LIFE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/20
I’ve always liked this series so I’ve been slow-walking the episodes. Today, I got to the telegraphs episode. Well done!
Sherryist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/20
This is a podcast not a stage play. Why are so many actors faint in voice??? It would better if there were more microphones and less echo. WE CANNOT HEAR EVERYONE. My husband says same. The facts are interesting, but rather someone just talk about what happened. The best podcast about...Read full review »
Weatfyh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/20
Best podcast I have ever listened to. Story telling and writing is what puts the podcast better than others. The “inside the episodes” were very helpful also. I hope this crew does another podcast.
JDBailey1976 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/20
This is one of the first podcasts that I have listened to that was like watching a play or a movie. It was engrossing...enough so that I was in my work’s parking lot way after I had parked. The coughing was awful but necessary to convey the depth of illness. I plan on listening to this podcast...Read full review »
TracyK2203 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/20
The story is fascinating and the actors are great! The story really requires a complex and commanding Stanton as it’s heart and the actor does a brilliant job.
McRiblet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
Don’t get me wrong, the story, production and acting are top notch. Call me jaded but I found it hard to stay engaged as a repetitive pattern spiraled down; people doing whatever they had to do in service to The Ends Justify the Means and the related For God and Country. Politics always has been...Read full review »
daveihde via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/20
Only five episodes in and I can’t stop. The acting is amazing and everything has been researched and presents real events. Bravo!
valcichk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/20
Love listening to the story of Lincoln. Love history so it was great to know this story great podcast guys keep up the good work
karibell2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/20
I enjoyed this podcast about a period of time that was incredibly turbulent and defining for our country. It’s well done and entertaining. I was really excited about the behind the scenes stuff to learn what was fact and what was embellished for the story. I’m disappointed that the producers...Read full review »
Lindsaylsu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
I stumbled across this 1865 podcast just recently. I was immediately hooked! The intrigue following Lincoln’s death is simply fascinating. Great work folks!
GeoffInCarlsbad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/20
Three episodes in. This podcast is a step up from what other podcasts are doing. Truly a movie for your ears — perfect for runs. I hope they do other historical events.
Ledi51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/20
Omg! This podcast is amazing! I haven’t been able to stop listening!
amelia7282007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/20
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