Reviews
Since I discovered this podcast about a year ago, it has been the first listen of the day, along with ‘Newscast’ : along with my starting to understand more about some of the decisions made in the US, it has been consistently entertaining and informative. But now Maitless and Sopes have decided...Read full review »
Roziejo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/20/22
Great podcast and the presenter's friendship and knowledge make for enjoyable listening. They're all impressive journalists and make keeping up with US Politics really accessible and fun. Thank you to everyone involved in this podcast and please keep the content coming.Read full review »
hkilloran via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/22
I’ve listened to every episode, it is good at giving you a far left (democratic party) perspective. If your looking for a impartial perspective then keep looking. The narrative with this podcast is republicans are racist. Basically anyone who doesn’t bow down to the left and this podcast...Read full review »
mick Q198 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/16/22
If you’re looking for balanced reporting about US politics give this a miss. They selectively report their take on news in the most condescending and self-congratulatory way. It’s a show called “Americast”, as in a podcast supposedly about American politics…but it’s no such thing. It’s a...Read full review »
saperlo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/22
I love the New York lawyer my cousin Vinny
Fitbit lady brown eyes via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/13/22
Lighthearted yet highly informative. Best news podcast by far (well, ties for first place with Newscast). No adverts!
bu36xxf via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/21
Amusing, informative, required listening. Love it.
Floriston via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/21
Saying Kyle Rittenhouse was carrying an illegal weapon is incorrect. The charges were dropped after the prosecution and judge acknowledged it was legal (they can carry at 17 in that state as long as they are not short barrel). It just shows you haven’t followed the trial in any real depth and...Read full review »
Danny K 83 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/17/21
So good to have the three of them back for the most informed programme on what’s happening in the USA. Such an great listen too. That they obviously enjoy making it comes through every time! Just wish they could do an ‘Englicast’ as well!
phil2hoots! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/21
Thank goodness this podcast is back. I looked forward to it every week and missed it these past few months. It’s so informative, really well produced and just plain funny too
Emzee66 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/21
Good to have you guys back but you’re either on helium or someone in your production team has speeded up the tape!
Mark Beersbridge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/05/21
Please do not do that again. It’s been way too long since I have had the mix of entertainment (your chemistry) and a proper update on what is going on. No other pods or news is worth it after the three wise Americast presenters have their say. To say your are gold would be an understatement....Read full review »
salmonwill via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/21
Miss you so much.
Druidselkie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/21
Please. !!
Quellets via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/24/21
Sopel and Maitliss (along with the Zurch!) provide an informative and entertaining look at the American political landscape.
PiGuy314 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/27/21
Excellent information in an interesting format that is easy to digest
Em1271 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/21
I love the mixture of being genuinely informed and informative, as well as sometimes making me giggle.
TJ from Durham via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/21
• Episode: “Hot Takes”, in which the female panellist tries to tell us about faithless electors but the Englishman shouts over the top of her, thus preventing her from doing so. 🖐 "Mr Vice-President, I'm speaking. I’m speaking. ” • Episode: “It’s been a blast, Americast”, in which the...Read full review »
(Gibberer) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/06/21
Love the insight you give to events in the States and look forward to more in the future. The presentation by all of you is second to none. Enjoy the break!
Fran from Eastriding via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/21
I normally spit blood at the woke nonsense and acceptance of nationalism in bbc journalism. But, this, this is a gem. You’ve found gold. You entertained us, tickled our funny bone and provided interesting and illuminating info. Don’t change whatever you do!! We wait in baited breath for your...Read full review »
nicwg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/04/21
Can’t wait for your return, roll on the mid-terms! Lockdown would not have been the Same without you :)
Shambarber via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/02/21
It takes a full day to be able to listen to your podcast. Never have issues with other podcasts. Always get an error message. About ready to delete for good.
BaileyOSF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Stop going on about Trump
Niky_Noodles via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/07/21
Whilst it was good to listen to Ben’s reasons on why we are here I think the two reasons below in my view are the key. Normalization of institutional lies from the invasion of Iraq by the USA and UK. 98% of the UK electorate was against this move. This breaking of fundamental trust has...Read full review »
pjessup via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/04/21
Still making stories about Trump when he is gone and irrelevant
palm azure beach via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/03/21
Pity the BBC simply parrot the views of the New York Times and CNN etc. Was hoping for more balance. I privately dislike Trump but would not, like the so called professionals , project this to the listeners. Emily’s hatred for Trump is astounding and ruins what could be an very informative,...Read full review »
Mcmood via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/03/21
I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts covering USA politics over the years and this is definitely one of the absolute best.Excellent hosts who really know how to get to the heart of current issues and always give gtrat insight. Great to hear things from the perspective of the 2 British hosts Soaps...Read full review »
K3YTAR_H3R0 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/29/21
Why are u still taking about Trump and trying to bash the Republicans. Can u please provide opinion on what is happening to the US economy, the President’s reaction to the Israel/ Palestine conflict, the gas pipe sabotage and whether the border is in crisis.
MWR29 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/21
Good, but it almost feels like a monthly summation of the brilliant 'pod save America'.Read full review »
hassey78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/21
Americast is a great example how sharp insight combined with a wonderful prep school sense of fun combines to educate and reveal the issues facing the USA and provide a balanced discussion. Brilliant!
dobden via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/21
I don’t get this thing where republicans get to come on show and lie unchallenged every week? If they’re coming on, debunk the lies
northernsole via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/21
Very informative and entertaining. Look forward to each new episode.
B.Ferry via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/02/21
Brilliant podcast. Keeps me up to date with important topics. Only complain is the introduction containing the now completely redundant Trump comments!
Novice 20 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/01/21
I’m middle aged, non political and would never normally write a review but I just have to say I LOVE your podcast. You guys are great together and as we already know, well educated, well spoken and well informed I wish all podcasts were as professional as yours. I recommend it to anyone that...Read full review »
Doodle jump is AWSOME via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/27/21
Absolutely love this podcast..would happily listen to it everyday..really entertaining 👏👏
laurenpowis-20 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/24/21
Great breakdown each week of what’s happening stateside .. politics people culture .. how it all collided and what it means for the Yanks and everyone else on the planet .. fun and informative .. not stuffy like you might think more politics from the Beeb might be ;)
Willhombre via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/21
If I were to be a pub-goer which I know nobody has been this last year. But say I was or maybe I wasn’t, but I knew these three showed up at my local on a Wednesday evening to get the craic ( a Scottish term for catching up with people) and to talk about American politics, I would make sure I...Read full review »
maggiehenhouse via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/21
Entertaining. Informative across the pond. Humour and serious in apt proportions; Love Derby and Joan too lol
infourtime via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/08/21
Even by the standards of the BBC this podcast makes no pretence at fairness or balance.
Ulsterman01 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/03/21
Absolutely superb podcast. The interactions between ‘Maitlis’, ‘Sopes’ and ‘the Zurch’ has the privileged feel of dropping in on three professionals in the news field speaking freely on the American stories of the day.
Drfizzy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/21
This March madness episode guest is an unabashed right wing shill who goes unchallenged this ep was just crazy whiplash
Pod Save the whales via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/21
I just love this show - there is a great balance of fun and intelligent insight. They are a delight to listen to, especially Emily.
Soph Win via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/21
Great most of the time but BBC wokeness personified at others. No challenge against LaTosha Brown on any of her arguments and when she complained that European royalty is too white my belief was beggared. I guess I missed the history lesson about when Europe stopped being a predominantly white...Read full review »
RWorth62 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/21
More created than written, Maitlis and Sopel dip deep behind the eyeballs of America. Hugely insightful and imaginative. Just occasionally a Podcast comes along that draws you in, compelling you to listen, wherever you are, whatever the time of day. This is one.
128tp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/21
Great podcast. Love the humor and lighthearted banter at the same time informative and fact driven. Keep it up.
On-y-vas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/21
As a Brit living in Southern California I love listening to the British take on politics in America. In 2020 during the election, Americast was the sane and hilarious take on the election that could only come from a British sensibility. I continue to listen every week, all 3 presenters are...Read full review »
Emma111288 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/21
Subject says it all. Without doubt the best podcast around. Keep it up! I check in daily to see if a new one has been added. Please make more
Vivts via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/21
Update 04.03.21- The latest podcast continued to focus more on former President Trump than the actual policies and activities of the current President. Very little scrutiny of the bills being voted on in The House or the many executive orders signed by President Biden. The hosts have continued...Read full review »
SB 84 UK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/21
I did not enjoy the CPAC episode. I do not think the BBC should continue to give airtime to Trump’s blatant lies. By all means report and comment on the event but do not transmit verbatim his continued falsehoods. He is relying on that to perpetuate his myths. I particularly did appreciate the...Read full review »
PES389 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/21
These two do my head in. You do not speak for the UK so don’t tell others what we think. This is why people want to defund the bbc
borisrules via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/21
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