Just discovered this and it is one of my new favorites. It is a master class in how to speak with people whom you disagree, even when that person may be a complete jerk. I find myself wishing the talented host would just scream at some of his subjects, but alas, he is a better human than I am....Read full review »
YodaHermione via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/22
A really great show uncovering often peculiar beliefs. The level of patience and lack of mockery from the presenter is beyond commendable. Sometimes I have to have a lie down after listening.
Musobri via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/02/21
I think it is fantastic that you can come on and talk to people with the most grandiose if not just blatantly ridiculous ideas and yet speak to them in a calm manner with clear concise questions. No one else is doing what you’re doing, keep up the good work.
SculleyMuldune via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/21
This is a very well put together program. There are two episodes I will not watch. My brain would melt. And thank you for releasing the miracle solution interview. I can see why it's affected the interviewer. I look forward to more.Read full review »
It's All Gooey and Sticky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/21
Yeah? Right? Okay?y’know…..what a load of boland bollocks.
Deep Burrito via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
In a world full of us, we should all strive to be more like Marsh. I never feel like he’s condescending towards his guests or trying to trick them into saying something ridiculous. He just gives them space to express themselves and their ideas, asks appropriate questions, and trusts the listener...Read full review »
Blaseking via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/21
I love this show but this quack was infuriating with both his gish gallop interruptions and his toxic belief that the pandemic doesn’t exist. Infuriating! I have soooo much respect for Marsh’s patience. Also I listened to the whole thing.
sick of updating passwords via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/21
For the first 10 minutes, the interviewer seemed so credulous that steam was coming out of my ears and I was about to unsubscribe. But as the interview continued, he raised a few points to which the quack responded with completely absurd and self-contradictory statements. In the end I would have...Read full review »
Graeme McRae via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/20
This podcast is a great different way to learn about conspiracies and other fringe beliefs. Hearing from believers is insightful while the host does a great job of respectfully challenging them. I have learned so much! But honestly knowing more about some of these views just leaves me more baffled.
ashlynwaq via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/19
Always enjoy the space people with rather singular views are given. Being courteous is something of a lost art, nice to find a corner of the internet that still values a polite walk through the marketplace of ideas Recommended
Andyemt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/19
Saint Marsh should win some award for dealing with these people. Absolutely amazing he can do what he does. I wouldn’t last 30 seconds without yelling at them and I am a patient person.
gospelofjon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/19
While a wonderful podcast presenting interesting topics and people, truly this podcast is a lesson in patience. If I were the presenter I would have been jailed already for trying to choke the stupid out of a guest. Marsh is a role model for patience.
1dmarkiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/18
Great show, I always wanted to know where you found these wack jobs to interview, then with the election of Trump I realize that we have 40 million people in America who are equally as insane as every hollow earther or moon landing conspiracy nut. Keep up the good work!
UHitMeInTheEar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/18
Hilarious and informative. Newsquizz meets Viz... not very frequent so I envy new comers bcause you can enjoy the back catalogue
woodsbr via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 05/21/18
Informative, Amusing, and highly Enjoyable. The host, Michael Marshall demonstrates grace and a seemingly unlimited supply of patience and kindness to his guests who often present some of the most incredibly unbelievable ideas. He allows them to unpack sometimes outlandish notions without...Read full review »
Ro0b5ta via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/18
The host strikes the right balance between being respectful and open minded while also challenging bizarre beliefs. Highly recommended.
DellingDog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/18
It’s always fascinating to listen to how Marsh deals with people and manages to keep the conversation civil.
Jaxxt3r via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/18/17
While sometimes hard to listen to due to what each guest has to say, this podcast represents an honest interaction with those pushing "woo" or conspiracy of some sort. So very often, it can become easy to completely shut out the exact words of those outside the Skeptics community, and...Read full review »
Ooshkii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/17
This is an excellent show for both exposing yourself to fringe beliefs as well as learning how to interact with the people who hold those beliefs. So far, I've been impressed with Marsh, Hayley, and their guests in terms of staying respectful and open to conversation. The hosts do a great job...Read full review »
Ensifolium via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/17
I really love this show. I feel it provides fascinating insight into how seemingly rational people fool themselves into believing fantastical things. My favorite part of most interviews is when the claimants answer the question: "What would it take for you to give up your...Read full review »
RealLiveSim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/17
I don't know how he does it. Listening, questioning with respect, engaging in a non-condescending way - all while talking with people whose ideas are beyond crazy.Read full review »
@ReasonBroker RR Podcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/17
Right, so this is my new favourite podcast. The topics are interesting and the host is always respectful. The subjects are unpacked in a way that the listener cannot confuse what point the guest is trying to make. The podcasts give an insightful look into the minds of the guests and why they...Read full review »
Keegan223 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/22/17
This podcast is excellent. However you will want to pull your hair out listening to it.
Stoff 111 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/17
Yaaay!! Be Reasonable is back! Love the investigative chatting and can't wait for more.
jedipencil via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/19/17
This is the hardest thing to listen to, truely painful, but I'm so glad it exists. It's a master class in discussion techniques, politely lowering them onto their own swords.
JustsomeKIWI via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/11/16
I don't know how he does it, but hen I listen to some of the nutters on here I *headdesk hard enough to get a concussion.Read full review »
TheThrapture via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/16
Marshall has the composure of a buddhist able to make Buddha himself jealous. It's a great podcast where people that usually are shunned by traditional media get a platform to explain their reasons for not being reasonable or strait out insane. Guests varies from harmless UFO freaks to dangerous...Read full review »
Afghanernas prinsessa via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 03/05/16
I really like the topics covered, and the interview style with which it is done. My only complaint is that it is sometimes let down by the sound quality.
WillThePeople via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/08/16
There's something beautiful about this podcast. like a painter gentle manipulating a brush, the presenter allows the interviewee to begin to paint a picture of their own ludicrous ideas . Eventually , the painting is complete , and everyone can see the absurdity of the imagine that the...Read full review »
北 Matt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/16
I simply cannot listen to this podcast. Marsh has my respect on a level that I cannot imagine. Why 2 stars? If you are anything like me, you cannot listen to this podcast and sleep that night.I simply don't understand how the presenter can do the interviews and not reach out and strangle...Read full review »
Catcher50 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/15
I first discovered the work done by Marsh and the MSS after seeing him at the Aus Skep Con 2014 - hosting a panel on consumer protection. When confronted by a chiro with an axe to grind, Marsh politely but firmly challenged the points raised and in a short exchange exposed the weaknesses in his...Read full review »
Bj85oz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/02/15
This is a unique and gratifying approach to skepticism in this day and age, when internet-based arguments on these subjects tend to run very hot. Marsh challenges each guest and fringe belief with polite inquiry, and certainly keeps a much cooler demeanor than I could manage. It's important...Read full review »
bad_move via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/15
I don't know how Mr. Marshall is so patient and civil with the subjects of his interviews, but he is so calm and cool while interviewing people whose views are..... Unique. Two really informative ones are Dr Leo Ribello and Jim Humble. They are both endlessly frustrating, but Marsh does an...Read full review »
Ewinner W via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/15
Really nicely done. Great idea for a podcast and very well executed.
vote4jellodk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/15
By taking a back seat and allowing the guests to waffle on and on, Michael Marshall really exposes the inadequacies of their arguments. It may at an ear-glance appear that Marsh isn't contributing much, but this is far from the case. Just being capable of remaining quiet in the face of such...Read full review »
Zimmyis via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/30/15
I was introduced to this podcast when I saw Michael Marshall speak at the Australian Skeptics Convention. Michael does such a wonderful job of asking the tough questions while still being polite and respectful to people. He is the exact antidote the skeptics movement needs to Richard Dawkins'...Read full review »
BoobsMcCoy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/09/15
Be Reasonable is temendously entertaining and enlightening. It just ... works. 'Dull' it is not
G Edge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/14
The hosts are great and doesn’t pull their punches too much and I have to commend them for seemingly unlimited patience with guests. I’d like to think I like to hear all sides of an argument, but too many of the guests don’t have anything to argue with. I can still recommend this podcast highly...Read full review »
Vincent-louis via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/16/14
Love this podcast and how it is conducted. Ignore the guy who gave it 2 stars they missed the point of this podcast totally. I actually want to hear someone dribble on about their beliefs in a respectable format. Thank you to Marsh and Hayley and MSS for providing a forum in a welcoming...Read full review »
Irondan 2099 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/15/14
I like this format, they let a crank or quack tell his story while they ask questions here and there. They don’t berate the person, but sort of let them talk themselves into their own corner.
Miss Elaine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/14
Always fascinating interviews with fringe theory proponents!
Raelian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/14
Short (up to one hour) interviews with proponents of a wide range of pseudosciences. If you consider yourself a skeptic and want to get up to date on what - and how - the other side thinks, listen to this. You may occasionally find yourself shouting in frustration at your listening device when...Read full review »
Sockel via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/06/14
I love listening to these interviews. As a skeptic, listening to the thought processes of the *incredibly-un-skeptical* guests they interview is like a form of anthropology. It's really important to understand the "other side", and WOW... the guests are so far on the "other...Read full review »
rossc719 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/14
It is interesting to hear the somewhat crazy point of view of these people. I like how the interviewers are not mean or confrontational yet they don’t pretend to be on their side.
speedwalker5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/14
Sometimes the coversations that are hard to listen to are the ones you need to listen to the most. This show is illumnating as to the thoughts and feelings of believers.
wkaardal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/13
This is my favorite podcast. Be Reasonable gives the best interviews with people who don't come across as crooks, but seem intensely genuine about their topic. To me, this podcast teaches me not how to win arguments, but how to constructively listen and appropriately challenge someone with...Read full review »
Misterviau via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/13
Still don't know how to change oil in a car. Well thought out and you guys don kid gloves with class. Thanks for your work.Read full review »
Gargoyle Man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/13
The presenters give the other side a chance to put their point of view forward in a reasonable way. They use appropriate questions to dig deeper and determine the source of the belief and use logic in a empathetic way to determine the truth value of each claim.
Paradimn via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/25/13
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