Reviews
Dear John Jon and Charlotte. I enjoy your reporting really in depth. Incredible how you manage to give the total picture whilst staying neutral. Unbiassed. I live in france. Dutch national. You guys help me understand the US politics and way of live. Keep the personal items. I can see Charlotte...Read full review »
benjamin Haas via Apple Podcasts · France · 09/10/22
Good podcast, but Charlotte Howard uses it as a platform to push her own (dem) politics and generally bash republicans; an obvious bias that can be irritating. The others are more objective and I particularly enjoy Idris’ well-considered perspectives.
Ross.J.E. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/22
Always insightful, witty, and well crafted with historical analysis, this podcast consistently delivers. As much as I tune in for John’s delightful Britishisms, Charlotte keeps bringing me back. Her reporting is brilliant, questions sharp, and praise of others generous. I also rarely leave...Read full review »
JdiggidyG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/22
And, my Mom and I like Grapenuts too, so there’s theee of us….
KHjW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/22
I hope to see all hosts perform a TikTok dance explaining inflation.
P Kilian K via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/17/22
As a centrist the Economist podcasts have become my go to.
bluebill987 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/22
Long time listener, first time commenter… I’d like to see Charlotte do a TikTok dance explainer, I’d even join the app to do so.
nicholas addams jazzbar via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/02/22
Sad. Another left leaning, disconnected, elitist, dishonest and biased show. If there is any effort to be centrist or evenhanded it is very faint. This is like listening to a couple of professors in college who never actually ran a business or worked their way up in corporate America.What is...Read full review »
nonicknamesplease!!-! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/22
The interviews are illuminating and the commentary adds insight, and I always learn something
suburban voter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/22
Smart, thoughtful people discussing important stuff. And, characteristic of The Economist, well-researched. As with The Axe Files, I never miss an episode. (Review prompted by this week’s episode: I too want to see Charlotte doing that Tik-Tok dance.)
EnglishSubscriber via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/31/22
That’s all
James Tripoli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/22
The Economist continues to disappoint in its inability to leave the listener feeling helpfully informed about key political issues. This rambling 3 episode podcast is an example. It’s presenters talk in a folksy way about their experiences, few conclusions are arrived at, value laden language...Read full review »
Foot forward via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/27/22
Over the past decade, the Economist has moved radically to the left and away from their 100+ year history of traditional ‘liberalism’ at the newspaper. The bias is particularly evident in Checks & Balances. The most recent example: They recently handed over the show for a three-part series...Read full review »
scot phelps via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/22
There are not many things I stick to week over week but listening to this podcast is a must. Such great information, make complicated issues simple and talk about the things I want to hear about. If you listen to one podcast as a citizen of the US- make it this one!
kelseynicole19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/22
Mycket intressant podd med djupdykningar i USAs politik. Man får en otroligt bra förståelse i frågor som man annars inte förstår när de flashar förbi i nyhetsflödet
jävhy via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 07/16/22
The Critical Race trio of episodes is a great idea but the first one was spoiled by really annoying canned music in the background. The content is strong enough on its own without this annoying distraction.
Snape Curlew via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/22
This podcast is the best one stop shop for understanding the big questions facing America. The hosts are the best. John Prideaux’s voice is so mellifluous you’ll fall a bit in love. And between Charlotte Howard and John Fassman they know everything about everything.
___jordy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/22
Supreme Court coverage is very biased. Otherwise solid podcast.
Bubba Hotep 42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/22
I’m so grateful I found this podcast and appreciate their expertise and insights.
EvenSteve2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/22
I’ve come to love the fabulous balance (!!) of fun, entertainment, experience and intelligence. Well worth checking (!!) this one out !
seawall_1030 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/10/22
My can’t miss podcast. Well produced, always informative and entertaining. I am leaving the review however solely due to a promise of Charlotte’s TikTok dance.
Tim the T via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 07/10/22
Great program and great content as usual, but this is mainly for purposes of requesting the hosts to implore Charlotte to do TikTok dances explaining inflation expectations and other economic concepts.
Encasu via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 07/09/22
Well-researched, pleasantly argued and superbly hosted podcast. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the current and future state of the Union.
Stockholm8 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 07/08/22
Great in depth review of key issues in American politics. Helps to provide a considered view of events going that aims to look at the the real issues and stay away from the partisan soundbites. The Economist is something of a fiscally conservative, socially liberal magazine but it aims to bring...Read full review »
BrenSheehan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/22
Listened to every episode. Incredible base to build your knowledge of US politics
honer17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/22
The depth of the research on the content is matched by rich debate and questioning of each other’s assumptions. I am a huge fan of the balance of personalities, warmth, respect for each other and humour of the hosts - my absolute favorite podcast of the past two years, great job! Have you thought...Read full review »
Seasad via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 07/02/22
Please cut down or ideally remove all the intros and outros and advertisements. They’re excessive. Thanks
-Real-Reviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/22
So believe what you see on tv, no questions ? There goes the need for books, newspapers, and magazines- see the truth on TV? What a quote for an Economist podcast. I’ll just cancel my Economist subscription. Quote “Biden is actually handling Ukraine very well” - said on your program and in 20%...Read full review »
moving on-missu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/22
John and the team provide sharp, entertaining analysis each week of the Passion Play that is American politics.
G-lovey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
Very thoughtful, in-depth coverage & analysis of US politics. And your pronunciation & usage of yinz is spot on from this Western PA native speaker’s perspective
Kachel2918 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/22
Great show, insightful conversation of current events. I particularly love when they discuss their fave articles in the current Economist issue and occasionally drop the names of the authors. The way the Economist refuses to credit its excellent columnists with so much as a byline is...Read full review »
AL_5785224 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/22
Like Alistair Cookes Letter from America, this show has become an unmissable weekly habit for insight into our cousins over the Atlantic
iammyfather via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/22
Best Economist podcast. Amazing chemistry between the presenting crew. Really educational and insightful
alvalemp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/22
Female American journalists try to make themselves sound more important with this vocal fry but it’s just extremely annoying. I am myself a woman and can’t understand this silly trend among American young women. If what you say is interesting then you do NOT need to fake your voice. Be smart, be...Read full review »
but you are french? via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/22
If you want to get down & dirty with the topics these guys discuss, this podcast is for you! If you’re concerned about left or right leaning bias, don’t be! They call out all sides of the political spectrum. I especially recommend the episode about wokeism, I bet you it’s not what you think...Read full review »
yamigee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/22
In the episode reviewing the French election it was stated that France is the only European permanent member of the UN Security Council and the second largest economy in Europe. In fact the UK is also a member and hold that economic status. I’m surprised the Economist doesn’t know this unless...Read full review »
Captain Dilbert via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/16/22
The commentators all have a left leaning perspective ignoring any of the growing conservative concerns over identity politics. In the Florida episode they patted themselves on the back for their consensus that the Parental Rights (or as they insisted on calling it “don’t say gay” bill) was a...Read full review »
Bukitima via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/22
Best podcast the Economist produce each week by a mile
gazAFCW via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/22
Not the Russian one! Longtime listener — pods vary wildly in quality of analysis; not as good of late. Also, please bring Fasman back to this pod — where he makes a good co-host with Howard & Prideaux — and remove him from the Intelligence podcast. Also, Idrees Calhoun isn’t good in a host...Read full review »
CaityC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/22
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CancerBoA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
Not quite thrilled about changing the amazing chemistry of the panel in this podcast by reassigning John to the Intelligence podcast! FYI, I’m hooked on Jason’s voice, not just the podcast! 🦻🏻 The unique intellectual dynamic & context of this podcast has been diminished as a result of this...Read full review »
SAARKÉSH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/22
Thank you for covering the most important urgent topics as well as doing deep dives on critical “big picture” questions related to the US and global democracy. This was the only podcast I heard that cut the pre-music and chit chat in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and got directly...Read full review »
stanny_wonderland via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/22
I listen weekly and generally love this podcast but I was drawn to write this review because of the ‘Refund the Police’ episode. John Prideaux’s characterisation of the Defund the Police movement is uncharacteristically reductive and dumb. In the last few minutes he finally acknowledges that the...Read full review »
Jaydgr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/22
I look forward to a new Checks and Balance episode each week. Charlotte, John, and Jon are such voluble & engaging hosts. Their discussions are thoughtful & enlightening. The only way the show could improve is if the Chicken of Tomorrow mixtape and Charlotte’s impression were released to...Read full review »
cure for nothing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/22
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