Reviews
Wow
This podcast kept me hooked from start to finish I didn’t want it to end! Would definitely recommend
Urbanite2195 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
Fantastic job by Rukmini and her team. Wish she dove in more to understand points and probed further. Loved the mix of facts and history (and could have used even more of it) mixed with current examples. I guess my rating is one score less for those reasons. This group of people is just sick and...
atsummer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
Great
jheizmanphelps via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
This is so interesting and well told. Thank you for giving us insight to this extreme situation. WOW! I really like this podcast.
datsapainndabunz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
This is a fascinating podcast - so insightful and well researched. I wish all podcasts were this well made.
KARobbo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/11/18
Thank you Rukmini and Andy for risking and dedicating your own lives to the endeavour of giving those without a voice the means to be heard. Thank you to the whole production team for creating such an articulate, moving and insightful podcast.
LouisaCaraffi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/11/18
Anyone that aspires to become a journalist should follow Rukmini. She achieves such an impressive balance between common decency and reporting issues no one wishes to discuss. She is a true prize of our generation.
Broncosfan93 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/18
Wow. Beautifully done.
Mantonini via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/18
Incredibly engaging and thought provoking.
bc2125 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/10/18
One episode in and I’m hooked!
Stevebhkg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/18
Binged in under 36 hours. Incredible production. Fascinating content. Well done!
JescaDrink via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/18
I’m new to podcasts so I was hoping this would be good abs it was great! I felt as though I was listening to a movie. It was also very touching. Her voice is beautiful and kept me listening. Thanks!!
Colettie from the jettie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
Is it moral for a journalist to reveal the source in such a way? Including the person’s voice without disguise? The journalists behave as if they are action heroes. This may be entertaining but I will seriously question how they protect the sources.
question22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
I was sucked into this outstanding podcast. Great reporting and very informative. I’ll be in the lookout for more like this.
Chaz P. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
This was the best podcast I listened to all year. I first started listening to it this past August, but I am writing this review now as a testament to the team's reporting; it is exceptional and it has stayed with me for these past few months. In a time where the news seems so surface-level this...
K-tizzle! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
This podcast is both entertaining and very informative.
Chris-132 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Please do a season 2. Please.
Max G............ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
Owioo
Danikiu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
This is the best podcast I’ve ever heard, incredible journalism, production and content. I listened to the whole series on a 10 hour train journey and it was a pleasure.
kmb-podcat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/30/18
Great podcast! In-depth and full of info while staying accessible and interesting
Weecerrr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/18
This podcast is both very informative and entertaining.
Chris-132 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/18
This podcast is utterly gripping. I could barely put it down. The quality of the journalism and soundscapes are unsurpassed. In the annals of podcasts this is one of the best. Great work NYTimes! Let's see more like this!!
DFG80 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/26/18
Mind blowing
Bugeyenz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/18
Strongly recommend this insightful, boots-on-the-ground, personal journey into the complex realities faced by those who document acts of terror, those who take part in them, and those who ultimate suffer the consequences. Few stories have felt as relevant as this one in these times of unrest...
gjparada via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/18
Just listen.
PedersenOgPedersen via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 11/19/18
I have been following the whole IS story from the point where the majority of the mainstream media didn’t know how to differentiate between a group battling against Assad and one trying to establish a Caliphate. I thought I had a pretty good handle on this but I learned so much. Thanks for such...
frtggftgg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/18/18
Quite simply one of the most breathtaking pieces of journalism I have ever experienced.
happynoodleboycey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/18/18
A really enlightening series of interviews and exposes. Certainly a starting place for further work. I look forward to a deeper balanced discussion that provides a world view of the geopolitical shifting tides. Adding the direct voices of the “other side” and providing the balance so desparately...
Sean_Wong via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/18
Incredible podcast, thanks for making these testimonies possible. I have learnt so much. Great human lesson as well.
tom!!tom via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/15/18
Well, although some would say that the stories are all out there .. it’s always great to get an insight on the broader phenomenon from the perspective of a investigative story teller.
Amidada1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/15/18
I’ve ever listen too
dgollner via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 11/11/18
Thanks for making my commute this week educational and intriguing!
Saborhina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/18
This podcast left me speechless. Outstanding work by Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills.
AndrewEQuinn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/18
I absolutely loved this series. It’s horrifying, confronting, and superbly reported. The hosts have put their lives and themselves on the line, to report such in-depth. Traveling across countries in the middle east to gather documentary evidence. Highly recommended
Crystal5682 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/07/18
Rukmini did such a great job with these podcasts, the format and the content, both were very innovative and informative.
tahirmuh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/18
excellent podcast, enjoyed each episode
tmontanna via Apple Podcasts · Tanzania · 11/05/18
Masterful journalism
tjunior722 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/18
Thanks!
azshfq via Apple Podcasts · Malaysia · 11/03/18
Superb!
ma-wing is broken via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/01/18
In the spirit of brevity, this is simply the best podcast in the genre of investigative journalism. The host is absolutely captivating. A gifted journalist. I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in humanity. In my humble opinion, it’s even a notch above Serial and S-Town.
Anthony O' via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/18
This is basically a blow by blow account of how a reporter was duped by a guy lying about being a jihadist. It’s not enlightening because it’s all lies. The reporters knowledge from her history with the region and conflict is mildly interesting, but nothing you haven’t read from years of...
Kit, knight rider and alf via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/27/18
This series is almost necessary for an in depth understanding of ISIS. It records the origin of the group, it’s recruiting methods, gives individual stories of two people who were recruited, both from the western country and from the Middle East. It tells the stories of those who were...
Sale cat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/18
This here is my absolute favorite podcast there is. I am waiting for the day it comes back! Really hoping it does.
maz2991 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/18
Is it a good podcast? Yes. Absolutely, listen to it. Does it deserve the acclaim as one of the greatest? Well, no. It's exaggerated in parts, incorrect and overly emotive in others, and could probably be better done in half the time. How so little information could be portrayed in over 5hours,...
T.a.n.g. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/22/18
This podcast was absolutely excellent. I loved the way it was commentated and was both horrified and moved by the content. As a person who has studied Islam but does not know a great deal about ISIS this was incredibly educational and insightful. The professionalism and courage of the reporting...
Mem-Joy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/18
Well produced, great content, keeps you involved throughout the different threads in the podcasts. Recommended to many of my freinds.
CJllandyrnog via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/18
Great podcast. Listened to it all in one day. Really fascinating.
Brendan VA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/18
I was instantly mesmerized by the reporting and delivery by this journalist! I had not heard of it until yesterday; however, when I started listening I could not stop. Since I had to spend some time traveling, I listened to the entire series, one episode after another. I appreciate the...
Lettrice fedele via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/18
Loved it. wish there were more podcasts like this!!
rhanBo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/18
Wow
Wow. Intense and emotional reporting from the finest in the field. Rukmini is ethical, empathetic, and composed in this podcast that I would suggest to anyone who doesn’t know what ISIS really is all about. I am forever changed.
Jackie Zeis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/18
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