Reviews
The hosts constantly plug businesses and products throughout the podcast. It’s annoying cos you need to keep skipping sections when they go on long plug speeches. Apart from that I really enjoy it. I’d just prefer they cut out the promotions or get all the promotions over with at the beginning.
mmjm90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/16/22
I never do reviews but this is my favourite podcast, valuable knowledge of how big things started rolling plus you get to laugh with these guys.
Don Andres Iniesta via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 08/03/22
If you’re looking for compelling storytelling at its finest, Acquired is the perfect podcast for you. Ben and David guide you through company histories as if the founders are protagonists in a world where odds are perpetually stacked against them. Just when you though there’s no escaping the new...Read full review »
Jakobihaskell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/22
Best podcast of all time hands down
4566hali via Apple Podcasts · Saudi Arabia · 05/15/22
If you have any interest in tech, business or entrepreneurship – this podcast is THE BEST! You, Ben and David, provide the most insightful perspectives on businesses and the latest tech trends that I’ve yet come across – and I love how you do it with humour too! It’s such a pleasure to listen to...Read full review »
Henrik Angelstig via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 05/09/22
Wonderful stories
ParamPamPam123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/22
This is one of the best business podcasts out there. The hosts really dig in and present the tale of growth and acquisitions (and IPOs and fundraising) in both an entertaining and insightful way.
qbartholowmue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/22
One of the most interesting podcasts out there. An MBA in every episode
NZEasy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/22
I’ve loved this podcast since their very first episodes and It’s the only series I ever go back and re-listen to past episodes. Thoroughly well researched data on each company they feature, wrapped in great story telling by Ben and David who have such a great rapport together. Download this. ...Read full review »
PhilipWilkinson.co via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/22
If you are into: history, business, business strategy, hero journeys, nerdy hosts that unapologetically LOVE their topic then you won’t be disappointed. I’ve been listening to this podcast since Season 1 and told many people about it - hundreds of hours in and these guys keep producing quality...Read full review »
Brianfreeman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/22
Acquired's combination of history, story telling, and business analysis hit an incredibly sweet spot that make it my favorite podcast. Ben and David have been continuously improving the show since its inception, and the episodes are consistently incredible. Thanks, guys, and keep up the...Read full review »
Lafayette Nate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/22
Ben and David consistently produce excellent content that is comprehensive yet witty, engaging listeners and making multi-hour episodes fly by. Acquired is hands down my favorite podcast and I recommend it to many folks in my industry (investment management).
El Hombre Jefe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/22
If it didn’t take such a massive time to research, I would ask for these daily. Acquired is the first podcast I’ve listened to where the hosts just assume you’re smart - they go in depth into the complexities of various aspects of the tech industry and adjacent industries. Plus the [slack]...Read full review »
Steph Seattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/22
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americanext via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/22
Here are some words/phrases to avoid using the word “totally” 100 million times per episode: “Yes”, “I agree”, “Definitely”, “Great point”, “So true”, “Exactly”, “Couldn’t agree more”. Hope this helps!
Miles-SF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
Love their ability to break down the history of the company while not always looking at simply the good, but also understanding the stumbles along the way. The way these 2 tell stories is incredible and clearly a testament to the research and due diligence. REALLY hope they eventually include...Read full review »
Tbp2135 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/22
So awesome I love season nine it’s also really cool it sends me to sleep but I also listen to it just when I’m doing practical house work
froggy5560 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/21/22
I started listening to these guys during lockdown and they are exceptional. Working in finance, you get used to hearing a lot of really boring people talk about stuff which should be interesting, but they ruin. These guys are the complete opposite: taking lots of business stuff which could be...Read full review »
The Duke. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/22
Great in depth coverage of the best companies in the world. Great discussions and lenses of how to looking at growth and analysing companies and their strategies. Go the extra mile and review the episodes’ resources.
Maklad A via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 01/27/22
Ben & David, hosts of the Acquired Podcast, highlights all companies and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
roweereyes via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 12/26/21
I came for the SBF, and I’m staying for the deep strategic insights about everything else business, told through historical summaries.
docbach.eth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/21
I typically listen to every episode wire to wire the day it comes out. They’ve had a few misses this year but overall the show is at the top of its game. The TSMC, Standard Oil, Berkshire and Semi Deep Dives we’re incredible. But when is the multi- episode series coming on Jensen Huang/Nvidia???
valueinvest84 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/21
Sometimes I wish the episodes were a bit longer
Alistairspanish via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/09/21
The Best business podcast. Hey Guys, we’d love to hear a deep dive into Nvidia!
jjjwb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
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xamadomama via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/27/21
Super in depth and thoughtful - love to listen to this whilst working away on my own startup
B4517 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/15/21
Love this show. Keep up the good work guys. Mbongeni from South Africa 🇿🇦
Mboshh via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 10/26/21
I like the show and the info but hard to endure the constant barrage of the superfluous “like” and “totally”. Three “it’s like” in one sentence is very lazy communication. Perhaps they can learn to tighten up the script by simply dropping the “likes” habit and occasionally substitute “I...Read full review »
Ive like had it via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/21
David and Ben, hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of successful companies and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
malfoxley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
Worth every second. Ben and David do incredible work in all their podcast, I can only recommend you to listen to all of them.
PodReviewer2021 via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 09/27/21
The best source for global technology behind the scene analysis. The episodes are a bit long (over an hour and half, sometimes longer), but worth your time.
itzikwo via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 09/27/21
Thank you for the great effort and research that you put into each episode. I came across ACQUIRED from your guest appearance on TechMeme Ride Home’s entrepreneur showdown episode. Really enjoying the deep dives!
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/26/21
I stumbled upon Acquired in an airport on my way to Amsterdam. Needless to say, I haven’t stopped listening. This podcast is easy to listen to on a morning walk, while you’re grinding on excel, or even at the gym.
SpurTaculus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/21
My brother introduced me to the SpaceX episode and I’ve listened to (almost) every episode since. Ben and David do such a great job telling very complex and interesting stories and pulling out insights I would have never noticed if tasked with replicating them. I work in management consulting...Read full review »
Nickdaman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
I never thought I’d reach the point of my life where I yearn for three part three hour episodes, but here I am. Seriously my favorite thing to listen to. Thanks David and Ben.
jeff-judge via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
Great podcast. Especially love how balanced and thoughtful David R.’s points are.
Adarsh Alphons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/21
This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across - I recently found it and have been binging ever since! Ben and David do such a great job of sharing their wisdom and I love how they lead meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table....Read full review »
ASobering via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/21
Really appreciate how the hosts dig into the details of how businesses are born, grow, and mature. I always learn something new each episode.
HappyUser17292 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/21
I absolutely love this podcast. I’ve just discovered it in June 2020 and I’ve been binging the way earlier ones too. The Berkshire story was unbelievable. Im hoping you guys do a chipotle episode!
WindyCity88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/21
Smart guys with interesting POVs and awesome guests. Loved the solana podcast it opened my eyes to the future.
ChristianW2017 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/21
Interesting topics and analysis Bit geeky :)
Barak#S via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/21
Great work and good insights and assessments but too too long.
FFFred1960 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/13/21
Interesting discussions, but why can’t they say this word correctly?
son_of_ploppy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/21
Highly recommend if you’re interested in in-depth backgrounds on big-name founders Andy be companys they build
mauryfootball via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
Great podcast! Really appreciate the well researched, approachable, and pragmatic discussion around these companies. Thanks for putting these together!
MGoBlue20 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/21
I’ve been a long time listener (I started somewhere in season 3 or 4) and the quality increased almost proportionally to the length of the episodes. While in the past, episodes’ history coverage was dense and to the point without any detours (sadly I must say), the evaluation section back then,...Read full review »
Christian S - 19500 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/15/21
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Danosx via Apple Podcasts · Vietnam · 05/11/21
Ben and David are simply masterful at telling stories, organizing ideas, and effectively communicating their thoughts. The hosts create a captivating experience by stuffing every episode with insightful observations, thrilling stories, and fantastic chemistry.
Steven 213123123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
This has turned into one of my favorite podcasts. I like how the hosts do a lot of deep research on the topics/companies they are covering and also make the show interesting with their VC view.
Kurt from Seattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
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