Decent concept for a series but the execution is off. Take the Rizuttos. We hear several minutes of dialogue and grainy phone calls to make a point that the Don was a respected fixer, and then glide over the fact that he was a key person in the resolution of the Quebec biker wars that claimed...Read full review »
jyazer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/31/20
The astronauts. Quite possibly the biggest waste of time. They regurgitate a headline, and provided zero insight or new information. Delete from library before you put it in.
the real wiz 2.0 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/28/20
Well researched stories, well presented, Canadian content. Excellent. Please tho.. your opening gives me a heart attack every time I hear it.
lainerbrainer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/09/20
I love the new format of Commons with deep dives into topics. It’s great to see investigative journalism in Canada. It astounds me that there isn’t more investigations of things like investment fraud and Canadian oligarchs. The stories told are important, well researched, and constructed with an...Read full review »
GeometricMean via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/19/20
I loved the DYNASTIES seasons so much I was sad when they ended. Informative, easy, fun listening. I always learn something new and enjoy the storytelling. As a Canadian living in the states, I love staying connected to home through this podcast.
Whyitsali via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/20
The production on Commons is top notch and the content is well researched and riveting without becoming sensational. I'm always a fan of the format, the topics and the learning about Canada's underside that I get to do with Commons. Bravo!Read full review »
Tervis Durkey via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/03/20
Great content, but the podcasts are released to sporadically. No consistency
Bhknoccout via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/03/20
Canada needs more independent podcasts devoted to politics. The (new) hosts do an excellent job of finding important topics and providing unique perspectives. EDIT: This show is constantly evolving and taking on a new scope. But it keeps getting better and better
Dl3141 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/02/20
Great stories, but the ongoing soundtrack through every spoken word makes it unlistenable.
ngoupdate via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/01/20
Well executed podcast.
KDNewmano via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/29/20
I’m loving the Canadian Dynasties series but in the Hart episode you mentioned that that was the last episode?!?! Please make more, this is my favourite Commons series!
Whatthheheckhappenedtoit via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/11/20
No episode on the Thompson’s?!? Seems strange
prefigurationplease via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/06/20
I’m loving the Dynasty series, happy that you included families from the east coast but was hoping it wouldn’t be the usual suspects like the Olands. Either way I’m loving it & hope it’s a long series!!
Mwoodreid via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/04/20
Sorry dummy, you have to listen to this if you want to be smart about your dumb country I don’t make the rules
Just a humble podcast listener via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/20
The Dynasties series is fantastic and plays like a whodunnit at times because these families are full of intrigue and human foibles amped up in intensity when millions are involved. Crude was a great series as well. Well written and produced. LOVE IT!
DdiamondR via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/18/19
I really like the last few season. I am learning some new stuff I didn’t know about Canada. Keep up the good work.
Beaulieu brian via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/11/19
I've really enjoyed Crude and Dynasties. Arshy Mann lays out stories and characters in a way that brings zest to issues like corporate power that might otherwise feel too heady for a podcast. Although storytelling is where the show really shines, it often offers a thoughtful...Read full review »
anelysemw via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/19
Love it!
lashki88 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/31/19
Super timely, informative, urgent content presented in an entertaining narrative. A little dramatic and repetitive at times but worth the listen. I’m glad the story shifts from Ontario to the maritimes to Alberta and BC. Be ready to skip the ads.
Asvini. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/22/19
I never knew how corrupt and devious Canada is. Very informative podcast about stuff you may not have been aware of in Canada and how that country works/ is controlled.
Tee tee jaz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/12/19
Arshy is always amazing, every season is something new and exciting, every week is an insightful look at Canada, every episode is educational and informative. Truly worth a listen for every curious Canadian.
Mazekwon via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/06/19
I love what Arshy Mann has done with Commons. The corruption season was enraging and engaging. The crude oil season was timely and worthwhile - I find it so hard to be interested in oil stuff usually, but this was compelling and I learned things and didn’t mind the Weibo Ludwig refresher, either....Read full review »
kerryp_ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/06/19
I have stopped listening to this podcast because it contains opinions from selective hearing. I don’t trust what is being said anymore. Just saying things that are popular amongst the status quo, to gain the most audience for the podcast, isn’t reputable.
howaboutcoffee via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/06/19
Takes 10 minutes to start then commercial interruptions throughout. Great content but not enjoyable to listen for. Bye.
Plower0192837465 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/24/19
o m g such a dynamite show
tom rad via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/15/19
The season on corruption had a super interesting premise that never really lived up to its potential and the season on crude promised to look at the entirety of the oil industry but ended up being just a litany of complaints about the industry. The corruption season didn’t dig very deep into the...Read full review »
cauchemar1 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/29/19
As the title suggests this is the kind of journalism the mainstream misses the mark on. I turn to Canadaland for informative news on the topics that make our country’s clock tick.
kyleamcphee via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/22/19
Not a great podcast. The content felt like Canada is to blame for the global climate crisis. There are many other nations that don’t even come close to the work we have put in to improve environmental performance, let alone our industry standards and treatment of workers.
hoyt1982 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/13/19
I was disappointed to hear episode after episode focused on negative outcomes of O&G, these are all real but I felt like the approach was single sided in their reporting to not talk about the conflicting benefits we get from this in Canada at all.
MattArrr via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/19
I found this podcast to be very informative and interesting. I'd love to hear one about the Wheat Board next.Read full review » via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/19
They mention that the Aamjiwnaang First Nation has had 2 girls born for every boy lately (implied to be from chemical exposure) but Aamjiwnaang is only 2400 people! Even leftist journalists know that you need a bigger sample size than that.
Tartrazine via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/02/19
Just binge listened to the season, crude in one day. Very informative and well researched.
Desynk via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/01/19
Canadaland crew nails it again with a relevant, well researched and entertaining series.
jokokate via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/15/19
As an ex-Albertan this content is all too familiar the regulations that went in currently helped a great deal but those might go away. Also good to hear about the story in other provinces. I believe Commons should tackle the agriculture business and how it has changed since the wheat board was...Read full review »
VeldtWalker via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/28/19
Fantastic! Well done Arshy Mann!
blakefrederick via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/26/19
Both the series on corruption and on oil in Canada are very enlightening. Well done.
Topsight via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/25/19
Arshy Mann offers a far cannier depiction of Canada’s sacred cows. Vital and dogged work. Bravo!
J. Oatmon via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/25/19
Oil in Canada sure has some interesting skeletons in the closet.
Sixelsixel via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/20/19
But still a great listen.
benrankel via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/15/19
This was a real pleasant surprise to stumble upon this podcast! Well done, well read, absolutely interesting subjects brought out and presented to listeners! I’m Brazilian and had few knowledge of this beautiful country’s history, much less of the ‘not so positive’ details of it! Congrats and...Read full review »
HannefromBrazil via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 06/12/19
Haha most of the bad reviews are from people that work in the oil industry. Listen to the stories, these companies are diabolical! The Alberta government put all their cash into one big oily ship, now that it’s sinking, they’re doubling down and trying to blame anyone else for their foolishness.
sthstjrj via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/17/19
Nothing more than a soap box for the populist (and misguided) oil lobby. Not representative of Canada, the second largest country in the world, with strong service (largest), hydroelectric, manufacturing, mining and fishing industries.
imaginit via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/13/19
Please remember that oil and gas has grown exponentially further than what is described in this podcast. I have spent my career working in oil and gas. I currently work in high concentration H2S gas in a field not too far from Ludwig territory. The safety laws and environmental laws that oil and...Read full review »
J-J-Snikkelfritzz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/26/19
Thanks for the podcast. The great content deserves better production. The differences in volume between incredibly quiet interviews and the narration make listening frustrating and futile. I cannot take it.
tunafinch via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/25/19
I enjoyed the content of the podcast, but I hated the production. Swinging between low-talking quiet voices and blaringly loud musical interludes had me jumping for the volume control. If you can’t get this figured out, I’ll look elsewhere for my journalism.
allisterbradley via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/16/19
Poor reporting and research
Ryan3321 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/11/19
We always get good Canadian unbiased reporting with Commons so 5 stars. But the dramatic music is too jarring. I know, a petty complaint. But that’s what I’m always left with at the end of each episode. Maybe you want us to be angry at the end? But for the wrong reason.
Pigdump via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/03/19
I’m very impressed with COMMONS. The research and production put behind it is great. I think it’s quite unique when it comes to Canadian podcasts and very informative. Can’t wait for the next season to begin!
Kourtneyal via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/28/19
I’m really impressed with the journalistic work that went into these stories and particularly the stories themselves. I think it’s shocking to learn these corruptions are happening. I really appreciate The Commons bringing these stories to the surface.
Lv2468 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/04/19
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