Reviews
It’s HOME in. Not HONE in. I‘ve never heard of honing pigeons. Professional communicators need to use the right words in they’re, (kidding,) finished product. Very good otherwise.
devil zilla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/23
Good show, overall well researched. I just got tired of 1) hearing things I knew about already (a me problem) and 2) the show straining to reveal a twist or gotcha, like they’re exposing “what really happened”; at times the show strains under that pressure.
DarlingRicky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/23
One of the great podcasts!
AryehCW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/23
Really enjoying this podcast, listened to two recent episodes and am now diving into the back catalog. Have enjoyed every one and learned and laughed a lot.
sallison1985 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/22
I love This show and hearing all the odd and interesting facts about stuff from the past
lauraitaliana via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/22
So glad this show is back up and running. Really loving the content
Haleytttw1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/22
Hey, Willa. I love this show, and I love you. BUT….I love Yanni more. Thanks for the show.
Bastardsack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/22
Great content but too many ads to make it worth the listen.
lovelipgloss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/22
Such a great show. Have been listening for years and honestly ashamed I haven’t reviewed before. Listen now and go back through the episodes as far as you can. It’s one of the only shows I play as soon as they come out.
GregAbelDesign via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/22
I love the choice of content and the execution. Really, this is 60 Minutes meets The Atlantic Monthly but updated for today’s world. It never fails to tell us why this thing was a thing and why it matters now. MORE!
ATL Non Native via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/22
I love this show. It feels like a gift every time an episode drops.
Websavvywoman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/22
Always a fun ride!
ReddEye81 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/22
It should be really interesting, but it’s lacking somehow and becomes boring.
giornaliero_urbano via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/21/22
Show used to be good but now the episodes are few and far between. They put a lot of the new content behind a paywall. It’s really expensive for what it is and I won’t be paying.
ahsu57akso899 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
Love this show—— it’s a perfect short length and always entertaining. Justin Bateman 🙄🙄🙄. Sounded like such a ‘princess’——- other people discuss their life experience toward the point of an interview. Duh. Really missed an opportunity to promote her book. Also she hasn’t been famous for a...Read full review »
SergioCathy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/22
I loved the Rod McKuen episode. I had completely forgotten about him. My older sister had a book of his poems in the sixties. So interesting to hear his story. There was a lot of stuff we thought was profound then but were embarrassed by later (like The Prophet), but this episode helped me see...Read full review »
josie729 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/22
best podcast ever.
AustinMays via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/22
This show brings me joy
BenitaButrell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/22
The economic insights into the boom/bust of certain varietals being “correlated” to the movie’s commentary was most interesting. Most nauseating was the glorification of the wine connoisseur, one who obsesses over grape skin thickness, climatic variations, soil richness and the such….where I...Read full review »
Hector thr Booty Inspector via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/22
Some of the topics covered are pretty interesting and the host is easy to listen to, but every 40 minute episode has about 15 minutes of ads.
KBMC2013 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/22
Ms. Paskin graces your presence with the dulcet tones of nostalgia and popania with an easy on the ears voice that’ll leave you hooked after the first episode. Weaving lore and legend through a riveting interpretation of some of pop culture’s most memorable moments and products, this show...Read full review »
x3webcrawl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/22
I agree with the other reviewers who observed that the episodes were better and more fun in earlier seasons. I enjoy having this show on during chores as it’s easy to tune in and out of. But…..the ads breaks are constant. Seems like we get another ad every 2 minutes. Considering unsubscribing.
ElizaPark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/22
I like this.
Maidag via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 04/30/22
Some great easy lightly educational / occasionally profound content 👍🏻👍🏻
christeeeny via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/22
Are you looking for real journalism? Sorry, move along, none of that here. Are you looking for a show that mocks interview subjects the host disagrees with (behind their backs of course) and pushes ideas that support its beliefs whether the facts support them or not? Step right up, step...Read full review »
Ricky R Richard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/22
I really enjoy 70% of these podcasts. Most topics are well researched, have great interview excerpts, and lead the listen on a series of twists and turns. The pod is well produced. The podcasts I don’t enjoy I find either too heavy, disorganized, or Willa’s personal views and assertions seek...Read full review »
SparklePC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/22
Incredible insight and humanity, thoroughly researched and beautifully presented.
Chris B in Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/06/22
Just finished binge listening to every episode… this has become my new favourite podcast :)
Flicka1991 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/22
I really enjoy Willa and Benjamin! The episodes are well researched, fun, fascinating, and well presented. And I appreciate the balance between voiceover and interviews. It’s a delight to listen to. My only hesitation is around the takeaways that usually happen near the ends of the episodes. They...Read full review »
lia.hero via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/02/22
Came here to see who YWA was holding hands with...and it didn’t disappoint! This show is marvelous.
11Leonora1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/22
I love this podcast. It helps make me a better person.
doctorsnack via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/26/22
I love Decoder Ring. It's entertaining and informative, and I always learn something, whether about something I knew nothing about before, or new insights into things I had some familiarity with. It's engaging and very accessible.Read full review »
Miss Magpie 1985 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/23/22
One of my absolute favorites. Paskin synthesizes her themes beautifully, approaches her interviews with an admirable level of directness and humility and never fails to pick fascinating subjects. Each episode seems to be researched so thoroughly that I’m always surprised at how quickly they come...Read full review »
PodcastPickme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/22
Do yourself a favor and download it immediately. You’ll spend most episodes grinning from ear-to-ear because the stories are so fun (and often ridiculous).
incostantemoto via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/21
This could be a very good show if it weren’t for the host. She brings her politics into it too heavily for my taste. If she could tone it down a little bit more people would listen
Maekar_I via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
If you like lectures from an earnest, slightly dim worry wort...
Indolge via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/21/21
This show is occasionally good, but often veers into the host trying to prove how woke she is. Take for instance the latest episode on. Joke book. A joke book. A joke book she basically wants burned and spent half the episode harassing the author about. Guess what? Jokes are funny! Learning to...Read full review »
ChicagoKevin81 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
Worth your time. Give it a try
Sarabean1313 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/21
Well-researched, engaging and fun to listen to, but four or five multi-ad breaks in a forty-minute episode, including the same ad multiple times, is way overdoing it.
J-3PO via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/30/21
The post WWll era wasn’t about grown up children starry eyed about technology they didn’t understand. Instead it was the government corruption Eisenhower warned about in his fair well speech. Through campaign finance, official policy was shaped in the image of extreme profits for the companies...Read full review »
netherland again via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/21
The Portlandia of podcasts… and it doesn’t know it. An irony within an irony. What happens when schools replace US History with “Hurt Feelings of the Last 300 Years”. Life is apparently absolutely brimming with surprises for this smug, unhappy generation. Listening to the over-“intelligent” and...Read full review »
qaisnt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/21
finally a podcast with clear English storytelling ....gets right to the point ...,no swearing ...no hideous hyena laughter ..keeps the listener glued!! GREAT JOB
Cedararbutus via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/18/21
Awesome!!!!
leesalr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/21
Yes
Listening to this podcast on my walks is a joy. Informative, inspiring, and easy on the ears (unlike so many horribly produced podcasts out there).
amberjmclalex via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
How could it take me so long to discover this great podcast? Original topics. Terrific host.
berliner1000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/21
The abrupt ad breaks are really effecting my enjoyment of this smart interesting show. I know y’all can do better. Please. Listening is disjointed when one is engrossed in this production which I want to love.
I was unimpressed via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/22/21
This podcast is fun and fascinating. I really like Willa as the host. It is meticulously researched and I love how they get back to the patient 0 of all of these trends. Each episode feels like a time capsule of a particular time in pop culture. I haven’t enjoyed the current season as much, just...Read full review »
Rebecca mac via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/08/21
The host is great and the topics are interesting. Overall the production level is very high. Unfortunately there are so many commercials I am losing my mind.
Rosenlover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/21
Introduced me to the strange world of Johnlock fandom. Changed the way i thought about the term 'selling out.' Explained the history of Chuck E. Cheese in way greater detail than i ever wanted to know but now im glad i doRead full review »
Mors Invicta via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/21
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