Great concept, great stories, great interviews but the whole experience is devalued by the interruption of the childish humour which only distracts from the real story. Replace the presenters or reign them in to just telling the real story extremely well.
Skidrider via Apple Podcasts · Malaysia · 06/05/23
I find it annoying that it’s edited to sound like Alice and Matt are actually sitting across from one another doing this Podcast and they ARE NOT. It’s obvious, it’s distracting, annoying and frankly insulting. I’ve actually stopped listening because of this.
MaverickAbundance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/23
Good podcast and interest g stuff. Only to be let down by the increasing silly jokes interrupted by the non narrator. Ok the odd one is fine but to keep interrupting the sorry is just far too much. I’m gripped one minute then rolling my eyes the next looking to fast forward his crap humour. Sure...Read full review »
fozric via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/23
Could do without the woke lectures thanks. Just stick to the day job.
Planetnormalnormie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
Matt and Alice are such hilarious, comedic and extremely talented storytellers. Their choice of material to cover is fabulous. The witty, self deprecating and tongue in cheek jibes to each other make the show. Masterclass. Total mic drop I run to my phone every Wednesday. Great job guys.
Phina Oruche- Mariani via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
I really enjoy the stories and detail they go into but they ‘jokes’ and interjections from the hosts make it a hard listen.
DannyS1985 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
every episode is just a great listen.. you can take your pots and pans…. and subscribe to this instead 👍
Vavavoom123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
Alice and Matt bring this show to life; while many of the topics aren’t stories I’m normally drawn to, the way they’re written and produced really captures my attention and interest. Just finished the Boris series and again, I would normally not click on a podcast about him but Matt did such a...Read full review »
KarlaRuth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/23
These Hosts are superb together, I love the little jokes that pop up especially in the crazy canoe one, anyone that thinks that it takes away from the story needs to grow a sense of humour! Keep up the good work. Oh and Alice is hot. Sorry.
andy1872blue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/23
I love the topics and also the telling of the topics, humour in every episode but also sensitive when needed. Favourite to date is ‘the man, the wife and a canoe’ (or similar title) just brill!
N6543567 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/23
Like the storytelling and information, but hate the jokes, sounds scripted and too try hard, just very unfunny. Especially when Alice tried to be jokey...ughh.
Fergie V. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/23
Really enjoy the content but I also enjoy the commentary from the hosts they make me laugh I think they are great together
mazey07 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/23
Fantastic can’t wait till you next pod cast because I feel in the room well done to all that do this brilliant pod cast ..x
wilsUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/23
Gave up half way through the first episode of the Profumo affair.. had the potential for a well narrated story I felt was ruined by the constant silly jokes and over talking breaking up the story.
dunny99 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/10/23
This is an entertaining and educating podcast that covers a broad range of topics. I particularly enjoyed Murdoch and Darwin. But please, stop the accents. None of us reflects well with them.
Lazmad via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/08/23
I'm currently listening to the excellent series about Paul Gascoigne. Gazza can only be described as a thoroughly useless and pathetic individual. He's clearly never considered anybody but himself. It baffles me how Matt clearly idolises the guy.Read full review »
Graeme Taylor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/07/23
Gleichzeitig spannen, informativ und sehr humorvoll. Perfektes Autorenteam! Danke, gerne mehr davon!!!
ADP-2109 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/06/23
The fickle non sensical and scripted one liners from the non narrating host completely ruins this podcast, which if researched and presented properly could be brilliant .
Astley Le Jaspar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/23
Informative and extremely entertaining
FreddyGK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/23
Love this podcast! Alice and Matt do an excellent job at keeping your attention, the writers and producers also get 5 stars! Thanks for filling my head with such interesting stories.
Kate.Monica via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/04/23
Levine and Forde have evolved the “X tells Y a story about history” format. The series are well-researched: even the stories I’m familiar with I’ve learned new things. And the banter between the two is on point: they’re sharply witty but without taking themselves seriously.
Lemonitus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/23
Matt and Alice do a great double act on the faked death of the canoe man. Their banter has me in hysterics - especially when telling of John’s inability to stay hidden or even worse - his ever more desperate ‘great ideas’. The Barings Bank series was fascinating insight to a memorable scandal -...Read full review »
Mac21yt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/01/23
Informative & well researched with good banter between Alice & Matt. Alice can do no wrong in my eyes, could listen to her all day. Keep them coming!
icecreamwithsprinkles via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/23
Funny smart and interesting
dinom guildford via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/23
Best story telling ever. As an American I haven’t heard most of these stories before so it keeps me on edge. But honestly, I’m just here for Matt’s giggle.
Cptkatastic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/23
Brilliant. Amazing. Original. Well done all. Matt - is a comic/impressionist genius and Alice, well, words fail :) Yes, keep them coming.
kez-m via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/26/23
I LOVE this podcast! I am American so I have not even heard of many of the scandals discussed but they are very Informative! And the interaction between the two hosta is humorous and heartwarming to listen to to! I love all the witty comments and interactions. I've been through all the...Read full review »
Barb across the sea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/23
As Brit now living in Australia I love listening to British Scandal. I worked in a bank at the time of the train robbery and some of our money was on board. It was shock and horror at work. Just finished listening to Philby, Burgess and Maclean. As a small girl I remember my parents talking...Read full review »
Rara I via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/23/23
The hosts are funny and the stories are so interesting and well researched.
DinaForHill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/23
Such a good listen ….just keep them coming as we’re hooked Fantastic topics well done
Jinks0 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/20/23
In the “The Third Man” episode, just as Philby found himself in the bowls of the smelly ship that is helping him to escape to the Soviet Union, and as he feels the loneliness and desperation of his new life, wondering if his spying was all worth it, happily the ad that breaks in is for online...Read full review »
Danny Boy100 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/23
The writing of this Cambridge Spies series seems rather under-researched. For example, the account of Burgess’ part in the defection of himself and Maclean. The several references to him expecting and needing to return to Washington, and finding himself in Moscow totally by surprise, are just...Read full review »
Marky Mark 696969 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/18/23
I emigrated to Melbourne many years ago , many of the podcasts you do are events I remember when younger living in uk but didn’t know the full stories ,Thankyou Matt and Alice and I love your banter it helps break up some of the serious and at times sad parts of the events .
Wotton girl via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/09/23
EXCELLENT! I can’t tell you how much I love this podcast. The hosts are hilarious! I love their lil witty asides throughout the crime stories. I try to listen to other true crime podcasts but inevitably always comes back to this podcast. It’s so good. The riveting stories are intriguing &...Read full review »
SabrinaWench via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/23
Really interesting and funny and so much content thank you 😊
One-Guy 73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/23
I loved the first few seasons, 5 stars, my fave podcast ever. What made it unique was the lighthearted improv interjections from the presenter who isn’t narrating, and the humour that follows. Makes some serious topics more entertaining. But now the seasons are being churned out relentlessly it...Read full review »
h8*** via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/23
Certainly one of my favorites, I love the writing and sense of humor.
Suzannekmoses via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/23
I’m new to the podcast. It’s got a lot of information but funny, well paced and informative. Great job!
guytiggbb via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/23
And we know who done it! The only odd thing about this podcast is how the hosts seem to be having such a great time joking around. It is an odd note to somethings so terrifyingly awful. And it’s not as if the story really needed comic entertainment since the story is a riveting real life...Read full review »
Puff and scruff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/23
This podcast is by far my favorite. It is historical and funny and intelligent and very entertaining. Alice and Matt are a terrific pair and they seem to work so well as they weave through the stories together. I listen to one episode every day while I am walking my dog for an hour. The time goes...Read full review »
AntBerg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/23
I think the hosts are disrespectful, and they don’t come across as professional journalists they are constantly joking and making light of a plot to murder a British citizen this is the worst wonders podcast I have listened to, I am very disappointed with the tone of this podcast
bigdan86 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
Just finished listening to the Litvinenko Affair and loved it! Actually listened via Amazon Prime but I don’t think you can leave reviews on that platform so decided to review it here on Apple. Just the right amount of humour - laugh out loud stuff - combined with well researched doco style...Read full review »
Reggae 98854 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/29/23
Could listen to these two for hours. Great storytelling. Interesting and funny. Always disappointed when the episode ends.
Old Normal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/23
Hi! American here but a total Anglophile! This is my new favorite podcast! Great job guys!
lulu harmon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/23
You’re the best at these stories . How about Jeremy Thorpe ? Great podcast about the above. Really outstanding. How about Shamima Begun ?
Flamingo allnighter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/23
Such a great series. Maybe the 30 year sentences reflect the fact Driver Mills was so badly injured by these thugs he never worked again. Feels this unpleasant aspect was glossed over in this particular storytelling.
Huw Dolphin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
I only discovered this podcast recently and can’t stop listening! This peep into British history is fascinating, with well researched stories and thoughtful observations about human behaviour. I LOVE Alice and Matt - their rapport ensures the ever witty banter, which is tasty icing on an already...Read full review »
janecat100 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/26/23
I think this is on the best podcasts out there. Unfortunately the newest season is not as good as the rest.
jess 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/25/23
I started listening to British Scandals when I came across Season 15: Hitler Diaries which through me off. It threw me off because I have done extensive research on Hitler, the Third Reich and World War II as well as Life in Germany from 1919 up until 1948. I have NEVER heard of Hitler being a...Read full review »
ScareCrowA7X via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/23
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