Reviews
Did I hear right and Emma Wells mentioned Lourdes as a medieval pilgrimage site? It is a great shame that this podcast has not spoken to Catholic people who still go on pilgrimage today, especially as we still believe what they believed in medieval times, and the negative attitudes all through...Read full review »
dianayhi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/15/24
I just loved this podcast, in particular the explainer programmes by Matt Lewis. Thank you!
Jerseyblakeace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/15/24
Really enjoying the series on the Kingdoms. Thanks!!
sarah ogunsina via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/11/24
This podcast has good topics and guests.
Smashing Apples via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/03/24
Matt is great but brining Eleanor to cohost was the best decision …. Just took this podcast to the next level! If Medieval history is your favourite topics this podcast brings a great perspective and good stories ! I will like to learn more about other cultures (beside Normand’s - Vikings and...Read full review »
YoMilu via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/24
Great show love both Eleanor and Matt and the way they bring history to life in their wonderful podcasts.
Sharpeshooter62 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/29/24
I completely agree with the previous reviews. This is a fantastic show and a highlight as a subscriber. I love Matt, he’s a fantastic and generous host. Eleanor is constantly interrupting her guests and veering them off course. As a consequence, I’ve reverted to listening to Matt’s episodes...Read full review »
Aimz17_ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/28/24
I listened to this episode with interest, but as an epidemiologist, there was one glaring omission: STDs and their consequences (particularly gonorrhea and syphilis), including neonatal transmission. There was no effective treatment or antibiotics back in those days. Given the potential for very...Read full review »
Epi guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/24
I love this pod. i always learn and I’m always entertained. One criticism: Dr Eleanor Janega, PLEASE —you’re 🦅 AMERICAN 🇺🇸 for gods sake. When we Americans try to use “shag” and “fancy” as verbs, it just…doesn’t work. The A in “rather” is short A, as is the one in the word “France.” Please...Read full review »
hectoroonie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/24
Decent content most of the time. But wildly overproduced. And hosts randomly talking about video games without mentioning sponsorship? Yeah, no.
rafegoldberg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
Host is but when he’s left on his own he just reads stuff as if he’s just reading stuff. I find the comedian lady a bit off-putting. This podcast used to be one of my faves.
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/24
Just started listening - love the topics. However, the Black Death one had some odd sound issues. There was a bird cawing in background that was super distracting - I think it was on purpose - very odd. And do they edit or speed up all the normal gaps in conversation? It almost sounded like they...Read full review »
Chagall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
Eleanor please… it’s HANGED not hung -pictures are hung people are HANGED thank you I couldn’t listen to to entire episode for this very reason
DeedleChulaShella via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/24
Used to love this podcast, but it’s unlistenable now because of the new host, who is so unlikeable and irritating to listen to. I was a listener for years, but I’m deleting and unfollowing, which is a shame, but there are many better (similarly-themed) podcasts out there to listen to instead.
LizKitty2468 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/14/24
I look forward to every podcast episode and new documentary on the app! The hosts are incredible, the guests are wonderful, and I always leave learning something new and end up sharing what I’ve learned with friends or family - or go down to the library and get a book on a topic covered in an...Read full review »
Cbperks919 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/24
This is my favorite history podcast — it is academic with cutting edge research but presented in a way that is not pretentious. Okay now I’m going to comment on accents because I’m fascinated by the wide variety of global English accents and dialects and how they affect the listening experience....Read full review »
suzd62 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/24
This is really just regarding the recent Eleanor of Aquitaine episode, but it signifies a larger problem: I don’t know in what world Henry II of England was a “bad king” and Eleanor somehow eclipses his ability and cleverness, but it’s certainly not the real one. I suppose it’s the world where we...Read full review »
Dane1940 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/24
Often they yap a LOT without telling you anything at all and when the info comes it isn’t anything you haven’t heard many times before on other podcasts or the history channel - not very well researched - just not very interesting.
angrylf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/24
Super interesting topics and guests that are rendered unlistenable by the eps hosted by Eleanor Janega . What IS that Valley Girl/ anglophile accent? Reminds of Madonna when she was living in the England in the early aughts. Cringe. And she doesn’t let the guests speak. I have to turn it off.
Clairescollectibles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/24
Matt is from Wolverhampton as am I : how can he do any wrong ? His Podcast has some quality guests ; he must be careful not to paraphrase their replies before asking another question Cat is also very good, not interrupting and intelligent Janega tries to make it like children Tv. Quite awful
Mallorca One via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/24
Worst podcast of Gone Medieval. Unfunny presenters, bad language, overall very poor and not of the standard I’d come to expect. Eleanor is not as good as her predecessor and Kate Lewis just isn’t funny.
2745631 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/29/24
I have enjoyed this podcast for nearly two years, and am validated and challenged in history I feel confident in. I will admit, I miss Dr. Cat Jarman as the cohost, so my preferred episodes are early. Dr. Eleanor Janaga is knowledgeable but talks over/more than the guests she’s supposed to be...Read full review »
Cynnane via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/29/24
Sorry do not like the voice or style of new host.
Izzy at via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/28/24
Please Eleanor stop pretending to be a comedian on this podcast - your quips are not funny. A brilliant example this week about Braveheart ended with her quipping about what happened to his “junk” during his execution. Not clever, not funny. Two stars remaining because Matt Lewis is still serious...Read full review »
Imonierw via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/24
I haven’t even finished the episode and I ordered the book . I can’t wait to read these recipies . This may be my favorite episode yet. Thank you !
8976A15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/24
So sorry Cat left, even sorrier that they brought Eleanor Janega in as her replacement. I just can’t take her seriously, so woke she makes the BBC look revolutionary, grating American voice and doesn’t seem to take the subjects seriously, she’s always laughing and joking. I’ve now stopped...Read full review »
bigsnitch via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/24
• Host Catchphrase: “… Right?” ~ • EPISODE: No.270 St Nicholas, in which the guest is barely (and rarely) permitted to get a word in edgewise. ~ •EPISODE No.292 Sweyn Forkbeard: Unlistenable due to guest’s constant giggling. Annoying guest catchphrases: “… yeah …”; “kind of”; “sort of”. ~
(Gibberer) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/25/24
I have just listened to “Sweyn Forkbeard the First Viking King. I am sorry to say that it was a very disappointing experience. The host and the guest kept giggling all throughout the entire episode so much that it was hard to make sense of much of what was said. There were endless jokes and...Read full review »
Fr. ET via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 02/19/24
I was catching up on past episodes and had to stop. Permanently. For Janega to suggest or imply that the medieval world cooled because of the Black Plague would be laughable except for the fact that too many people will believe a sparse, widely-dispersed, non-industrialized species could so...Read full review »
Kitty_Blue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/24
I love this podcast but I don't like how you are mocking the Bible in the recent episode. It's fine to have an opinion but there are Christian's that listen to this. Just a thoughtRead full review »
Lindz smith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/24
This is a wonderful show and I appreciate both hosts’ knowledge and passion on the subject. While I agree with some reviewers that I wish Eleanor would let her guests take the lead more (she gets excited about the topics and I get it), a lot of what has come out since she came on is straight up...Read full review »
Jeabyrd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
The new presenter is so woke it’s jarring.
opgordon1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/11/24
Does anyone else get the feeling that Dr. Janega might well have modelled her History presentation and interviewing style, so far minus guitar, on that of the eponymous heroes of 1989’s, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure? She adds also to my feeling that many , even academic, US folks don’t ...Read full review »
flat back four via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/08/24
Matt Lewis is terrific. He provides limited editorial back ground, has real experts as guests, asks great questions….and then gets out of the way of the guest in showing their expertise. Could Eleanor start following this model or I’ll have to stop listening to her episodes.
GWRankine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/24
I have never been a fan of medieval history as it was often presented in a boring kind of way and did not seem relevant...Gone Medieval successfully illuminates the fascinating details of that ancient past and makes them relevant to the modern listener. I like all the hosts: there have been...Read full review »
WesternWilson via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/02/24
Love the Matt Lewis episodes but can’t listen to the Eleanor Janega ones. She barely lets the guests get a word in. Would love if Matt Lewis hosted every episode!
bb2995 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/01/24
Really disappointed with your choice of American female to co host this show. Foul language and dumb jokes in every episode, shallow delivery, poor vocabulary - is that really what we, loyal followers, are left with? Shame as it used to be my favourite podcast. Eleanor is a disgrace and deluded
Katerina_02_08 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/24
The lead up to Hastings series has been terrific thus far. Both hosts deliver strong examinations of their subject and adroitly illuminate their guests.
scheißgeyser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/24
This podcast is a very enjoyable, thoroughly well-researched and engagingly presented listen every time. Great guests and topics. I‘m always looking forward to the next episode.
mghaugeklifhsb via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/19/24
I’ve been listening for a while and always enjoy these episodes. Great for serious and armchair historians alike!
Stat_Nerd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/24
It really is a shame that they decided to bring in Eleanor Janega to co-host this pod. She is awful to listen to, her accent grates, she is always cracking jokes instead of presenting in a predominantly serious style, which I prefer, and she is also trying to be 'down with the kids' with...Read full review »
Friar Nip and Tuc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/24
Broadly speaking an engaging and entertaining pod, but I’d caution against necessarily taking everything Matt Lewis says as gospel, especially when it relates to Richard III. As he is chair of the Richard III society, the view of most historians is that their work goes beyond scrutinising Tudor...Read full review »
mhooton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/24
I really enjoy this show! All the hosts are wonderful at making history an approachable and enjoyable topic for an average person. So many historians fail at this. This is especially true for Dr. Eleanor Janega, who has been a joy to listen to since she joined the show.
KSD2124 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/24
So many good topics presented in an interesting way but I keep stopping the episodes because the sound quality is so poor and distracting. Background noise, rattling, echoing, etc Also not a fan of the vocal fry of the presenter and so many of the guests. Ugh
chiefofawesomeGF via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/03/24
I like the variety of topics, but the sound/recording of the current episode is so awful that I feel like I’m listening to a recorded phone call from the 1950s, covered by a pillow. It’s absolutely terrible, and couldn’t stand more then 5 minutes of it.
user789!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/24
Absolutely love this podcast, I’m tearing through the full back catalog and I really appreciate how geographically varied the topics are.
cee1188 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/23
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