Reviews
The best political podcast out there. Light hearted, entertaining and insightful. I’ve tried others and apart from newscast I’ve given up on the rest, they are just boring completely serious politics
Pepsifarr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/24
Really enjoy listening to this even though I don’t live in the UK. The friendship and respect the presenters have for each other shines through and I look forward to the release of each episode. Love the honesty and freedom they have to say things as they are.
Mangopip via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/29/24
35 mins episodes are so much better than the ones that go on for hours. Our lives are busy enough we haven’t got time to listen for hours, just quick 35 mins episodes are just perfect 😁
BradleyN252 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/24
It was once a must listen but it’s now past its prime. A tired and formulaic yawnfest. Jacqui doing privileged boss-girl feminism and Iain plugging the latest pamphlet he’s knocked up over the weekend. So much time telling each other how funny and rude they are, but not actually being very...Read full review »
Iainleette via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/24
Listened to the podcast from the beginning, highlight of my week and keeps me updated with politics back home from Sydney. My heart sinks when I hear Grant Tucker in for Iain, I usually stop listening. That aside, I great podcast.
Kylelockhartoban12345 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/24
I’ve always enjoyed listening to Iain’s political opinions/thoughts via LBC and Daily Politics appearances over the last 10 years but, for some reason, only stumbled on For The Many last year. I’m hooked. It’s my favourite podcast and has become a fixture in my week. I always look forward to the...Read full review »
Luke Rigg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/24
Gets worse as the years go by. Presenters more concerned with how often they can get themselves on tv and their unfunny “smutty” jokes. It’s all rather desperate and embarrassing. Also the ads are crowbarred in often mid-sentence. Amateurish.
burly.BEAR via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/08/24
I don’t think you will listen to a better political podcast. The chemistry these two have is beautiful and it’s so clear they like and respect each other. I like how they can disagree but in a respectful way. The editing isn’t always great and sometimes the same part is repeated a few times but...Read full review »
DomDom1919 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/24
Please don’t call this ‘sloppy seconds’ - it’s rapey & turns my stomach
Sixsmithridesagain via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/26/24
I was worried I would not enjoy the new format as a long term listener …. I really am impressed its given it a new burst of energy really enjoyed todays very interesting. Well done guys
clarity-karen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/23/24
Thought I’d give the podcast another listen after a time away. It used to be enjoyable but, with regret, I have to say the newer political/current affairs podcast are much better. There is no depth or insight to their analysis, the ‘humour’ is juvenile and it’s all rather self-serving.
AnnieG417 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/24
Other political podcast duos owe so much to Iain and Jacqui - the originals and the best. I always hope for maximum length and girth, and they often oblige! (Also actually loved deputy Carolyn Quinn - funny and fiery! Absolutely loved their live ep with Pascal too - what a thoughtful,...Read full review »
Jenni S via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/24
I do not profess to be politically competent, but do enjoy listening and learning about current day politics from you both..I absolutely love listening and learning from you both in an informal but amusing production which is why I am beginning to ‘get it’ and understand the basics of today’s...Read full review »
Sue Crook via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/24
Listened for years and still love this podcast. Love their sense of humour but also in-depth knowledge. The fun, along with their friendship, makes for easy listening and they cover so many interesting topics. Also I like that they’re not tribal (which I find a bit irritating in TRIP podcast...Read full review »
hdgReviews via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/24
Persevered for 16 mins with Caroline Quinn, but it’s not the same without Jacqui.
jao21nicu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/03/24
Caroline was brilliant. Great sense of humour, articulate. Smut was funny too Let’s have her on again please when Jacqui is away.
Duetto67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/24
Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast Iain. Carolyn a well informed guest with lots of interesting things to say and a lovely sense of humour. Great to hear a BBC lifer when the ties are cut. Like Jacqui, she’s a perfect foil for you. Here’s hoping Carolyn become a permanent second seat for when...Read full review »
Lexie 77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/24/24
I used to love this pod. But when you’ve heard all the stories over and again, and the hosts trot out their ageing connections repeatedly, I think it’s had its day. The smug tone of ‘know it all - and don’t need any research/learning’ from Iain in particular has increased beyond toleration....Read full review »
J B** via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/24/24
Competition putting them to shame.
D7T7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/24
The political insights are good, but more and more time is spent on advertising their live venues and making their private arrangements. I fast forward through that. If I haven’t time to listen to it all while it’s current, there’s no point days later. The filth (not smut) is disgusting...Read full review »
Radiono1fan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/17/24
I used to really like this podcast, but it’s descending into being quite unlistenable at the moment. Iain Dale is increasingly nasty, negative and partisan, Jacqui Smith increasingly struggles to rein him in. What was once a friendly, funny chat between two friends with different opinions is...Read full review »
saintlymark via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/24
Over the past few years, For The Many has become a staple of my weekend. Iain and Jacqui offer a brilliant combination of informed political commentary (except when discussing the North Sea), smutty banter and in the case of last week’s episode, dietary advice that would rival that of Gillian...Read full review »
Simonf1305 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/08/24
I have listened since episode 5(i went back and caught up) initially i found it comforting while i was working away in Holland, it was a lifeline during covid (trapped in the red sea) and now it fills my time on long haul flights to and from Brazil sometimes passing time sitting on the copacabana...Read full review »
jamiejmurray via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/24
I’ve been listening to Iain and Jacqui since lockdown and they have been a great support during difficult times. I like the way they intersperse political discussion with snippets about their own lives, as well as a bit of humour (ok, childish smut!). There are too many political podcasts that...Read full review »
Miss Molesworthy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/24
Really enjoy this podcast - easy listening - don’t take themselves too seriously , but goodness sometimes they really do get their facts wrong! Particularly when they are talking about something outside England - they clearly haven’t got a clue about Scotland and Europe. Why they bothered to...Read full review »
Ducallum27 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/24
Simply brilliant, and well worth a listen. It’s informative, but light hearted as well. Very enjoyable and best podcast I listen too.
CHAIN88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/23
First time listener and, as I don’t listen to LBC, maybe I should have stayed away. Was interested to hear what had happened to Jacqui Smith. I was interested in her views but found Iain Dale a deeply unsympathetic human being. My advice to him is not to pontificate on subjects he clearly knows...Read full review »
Fennie56 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/23
Not a great time to have a blatant anti-Semite on the show - appalled by her rants - please fly back Jacqui asap and never let her go!
mcclode93 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/23
This is one of those podcasts that, in each episode, gives you a political education, an insight into the world of Westminster, without frying your brain and is topped off with a big dollop of smut and humour. Absolutely addictive, whatever your political persuasion.
Joxppp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/23
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GlynnPh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/23
Zoe Williams was horrendous. She disagreed with every opinion Iain expressed. It made for the worst podcast I’ve heard on For the Many. I can’t wait for Jacqui to return so normal service can be resumed.
Nanny Paulie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/23
Losing patience with this podcast. Have enjoyed it in the past but feel that recently the conversations are often quite superficial and (particularly in Iain’s case) poorly researched. An example today was the conversation about Peter Bone. Iain expressed concern about the investigation and the...Read full review »
hodgeym via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/23
It's got to be 5stars! I've come to love this shouldn't-work-but-bloody-well-does combination of sassy Smith and quick witted Dale political podcast. They'll make you laugh 'till you cry and that's in addition to their insightful political analysis. From wanting to hear...Read full review »
jacquiwales via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/11/23
Back in the game, from tiresome navel gazing you’ve turned it round to top notch smut and polished political analysis. Nice to see you both back on it, keep it up !
chris mackrell via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/11/23
Always such a great conversation around the week’s main political events. I love how “For The Many” manages to bring us an intellectual debate in all different forms. It’s got the kind of atmosphere where it often feels like you’re listening to two mates having a chat. And it’s the only podcast...Read full review »
Penguins!2002! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/11/23
Great male/female centre right/left political podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
DrDave21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/10/23
A brilliant podcast that examines the weeks events in a fun, engaging and educating manner. Unlike other podcasts which follow set perimeters and stick to the script, Iain and Jacqui go wherever the conversation takes them. It’s just like listening to two best friends who every week set the world...Read full review »
Will in Mid Devon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/09/23
What an amazing podcast so much better than some of the other ones out there filled up with middle aged white blokes. Seriously though been listening for over 4 years it’s a great mix of political commentary and insight mix with some humour and smut. Great way to spend a couple of hours of my...Read full review »
Kop Oddesy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/08/23
I like this podcast when Iain and Jacqui disagree in their discussion. Good strong and gossipy analysis of issues. Two very likeable presenters who you feel are your friends. I love them. Unique partnership
lesinbrenrford via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/07/23
Fun
I usually listen when walking and often get strange looks when laughing out loud along with Iain and Jacqui. It’s like having a political chat with friends.
George From Blackheath via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/07/23
I’m a big fan of this podcast. I like to think I’m a hardcore political nerd - but this shows manages to balance light hearted and serious very well. They cover all the issues, they actually disagree, but they genuinely have affection for each other. I love the fact they don’t bombard you with...Read full review »
joeg1993 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/23
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