Reviews
Only came across Nihal’s podcast from his interview with Josh and Rob last week. The calming voice and understanding of each of his guests plus the ability to make you feel like you are in the room with them is truly incredible. Well done! Keep it up! Only 290 episodes to catch up.
martinmurray2017 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/05/22
Great interviewer who let’s the interviewee speak. Very honest by Merson. Comes across as a really nice bloke despite his problems.
RodPod123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/17/21
Interesting discussions on current topics with no sensationalism or polarising nonsense
aemmartell via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 02/09/21
Nihal is a truly incredible interviewer ... I don’t know quite how he puts his guests at ease so quickly, but they seem to understand that they can trust him not to be digging for gossip ... he asks extremely well thought out questions & gives them time to answer, without jumping in or...Read full review »
arpi12 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/20
Love him even more hearing his interest in American politics and the utter cluster that the current administration has brought on. Love this podcast!!!
MiaBia8825 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
Amo
Amei esse Podcast com a Chrissie Hynde dos Pretenders.
Ms. Gladia via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 08/03/20
I love the interview with Steve Perry. He is an amazing artist and singer. I can’t wait for his next album. He sounds like a really kind man.
sharonashere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/20
Great interviewer. Knowledgeable about his guests and their fields, finds a real connection and actually lets them speak and tell their own story.
ChickenRunCharlie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/14/20
repeat above
ooeeooarar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/13/19
Really enjoying Nihal’s latest interviews. The chat with Jonny Greenwood was terrific & I thought some of the questions were really unusual
Jfejrhfwadyudgdusdiwe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/04/19
Nihal’s stupidity and snowflake like nature are on full display in his interview with Jordan Peterson.
Bas Yisrael via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/19
This is a brilliant podcast - Nihal listens and lets the interviewee speak which is rare in an interview.
DPW72 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/24/18
Good stuff
Snedd via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/17
I miss the tv reviews. Not for me turn off for me .
steve wilky via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/17
I preferred the old podcast, especially for the TV reviews as others have mentioned, why take it out? Interviews are also good but now there is only 1 per week! I don't see the point of the change, it was fine before.Read full review »
tonypantalone via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/17
I enjoy the podcast but miss the TV reviews, would be good to have them back.
MarkSpark777 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/17
This was the only feature I listened to every week. Bring it back. Interviews are better since that football bloke has gone back to to.
darceysarto1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/22/17
Such a shame they've changed the Podcast as it featured their Daily Show a lot more. Where is the TV review section? I used to love listening to that every week! Can you have a separate podcast for that please?Read full review »
New Reviewer17 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/17/17
Really great start. This used to be a totally different podcast, and that's what the older reviews seem to be about. Relaunched as "Headliners" this week, and so far the interviews are brilliant. The Robert Webb episode is one of the best interviews I've heard in ages. Definitely...Read full review »
Insomniacz88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/04/17
BBC 5Live should have the best presenters in the world on air seeing as they can cherry pick from all of the BBC and commercial stations across the whole of the UK. Sarah Brett would be OK on a local station but Nihal Arthanayake is just terrible on every criteria.
Holmesey3 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/17
What a load of tosh. Asking actors questions like. "So what attracted you to the script?"?? It's called a paycheque you moron. Actors take any work they can so you assuming that they have the luxury to simply pick and choose shows to be in is stupid. Only a-list actors like Tom...Read full review »
Neilgodfreyy2k via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/14/17
Dan allows his religious views and personal interest in sport to come across too much in interviews. Bacon talked to the listener like he knew them and made you feel like you were part of the show. This is formulaic, safe, conservative, dry, middle-of-the-road, dad radio. Richard Bacon, all is...Read full review »
Standardpoodle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/15
I like Sarah and Dan as presenters but the guests are just second rate. The Christians and Steve Davis? Bacon always had much more interesting guests.
Hroc78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/11/15
I was a huge Bacon fan, and a huge Mayo fan before him, but every format outstays its welcome and needs to evolve. I shared the trepidation of pairing a sports presenter with a fellow journalist who I hadn’t heard of (sorry Sarah!). But I have found it a pleasant surprise in the extreme - it’s...Read full review »
SausageArms via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/20/15
Mr
Sorry,I have give it time but the guests and chemistry is not there. not as good as Bacon nor Mayo
JDow2 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 03/02/15
Gee .... I really can't believe I miss Richard Bacon. I won't have expected to like it as much for a while, but this doesn't even compete. Surely this is a good enough slot to attract ONE talented presenter and interviewer. There must be someone out there 5live - look harder, please!Read full review »
car-oh-line via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/15
The presenters are a lot less arrogant and are much more like Simon Mayo, a welcome step back!
CricketLove88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/15
I'm desperate for decent podcasts for my long commute and former shows by Richard Bacon and previously Simon Mayo were just the ticket. This, however, is awful. The two presenters are so amateurish. Indeed, it doesn't seem that having two presenters even works. They talk over each other,...Read full review »
vladimirimp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/15
As others have pointed out this new duo are not up to the standard of the previous occupants of the time slot. Simon Mayo was suprisingly peerless as an interviewer often getting completely original information from his subjects even if they were doing the rounds of all the outlets and whilst...Read full review »
bruce42 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/14
I was an avid R Bacon podcast hero but this pair take interviewing to a new low. Neither come across as insightful, intelligent or witty. Having given them time to settle in I've tried again but find myself trying to find other things to listen to rather than put up with this tosh in the car....Read full review »
bobwells999 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/16/14
The interviews are very bland and it sounds as if the presenters are just waiting for the guest to answer so they can get in the next question rather than explore the answer, Mr bacon used to end most interviews only asking a few questions and always wanted more time. I also think that Dan in...Read full review »
NoahLugeons via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/03/14
This is a really poor follow on from Richard Bacon and, before that, Simon Mayo. The show has a daft name (which means you can't read the podcast descriptions in iTunes easily) and is stilted to listen to. I think the two presenter format doesn't work at this time of the afternoon when a...Read full review »
Jalant via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/05/14
They have completely ruined this programme by bringing in two very lightweight presenters who have dummed down the tone of the programme with their idle chatter and who have very limited interview skills. Sarah Brett in particular will not stop interrupting and talking over the guests causing...Read full review »
Deliabattie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/31/14
Given what's gone before in this 'slot' this is disappointingly lightweight and too sycophantic towards the intervieweesRead full review »
dunners77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/28/14
Bring back Bacon!!
Conandsiansmum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/19/14
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