Reviews
If you have ever been to a Mountain Goats concert you have probably experienced the very enjoyable moments when John Darnielle starts talking about a song for a couple of minutes. If you ever listened to the Goats afterwards, back at home or on the drive back, and started to miss his...Read full review »
Very distant relative via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/20/20
The Mountain Goats songs contain some literary masterpieces, this podcast is a deep dive into the MGs with John Darnielle and Night Vale’s Joseph Fink. This show is awesome and I can’t wait to hear the backstory of some of my favorite songs, fingers crossed that season 3 will be dedicated to...Read full review »
Lucha Kaiju via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/20
I’ve been listening The Mountain Goats since I was a kid. This podcast has suddenly added so much depth and dimension to the songs I’ve loved for so long, and it’s such a gift. Please consider doing a season on The Sunset Tree (it’s one of my all time most important albums).
pineolliepple via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/20
I love The Mountain Goats. I loved season 1, that album is significant to my growth into adulthood and I loved a deeper understanding and the covers. Oh, the covers! I was wary of Season 2 but I was getting bored with my usual podcasts of entrepreneurial tips and tools and Waylon Jennings caught...Read full review »
HanaKyle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
They got em and I like to listen to em.
EthanCDavenport via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/19
There is simply no better podcast to get inside the creative mind, and understand how everything the do and have done influences everything they write and have written. It’s spellbinding.
nicked2101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/28/19
I came into this as a fan of the Mountain Goats. I can’t say that I am anymore. It will be hard for me to separate JD’s ego from his work now. Never meet your heroes—and in this case the hero wouldn’t give you the time of day. 2 stars for good hosting and a great concept.
branjo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
It is very valuable to hear good artists talking about art to near-excess, stretching out, finding different angles on the same subject. I really like how they let these conversations go basically anywhere. That freedom lets them get down to some truly interesting and unexpected stuff. And the...Read full review »
E the Obscure via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
The most musically inspirational podcast I’ve ever had the privilege to find. Lifelong fan!!
Jazz Kitten via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/23/19
I can’t believe this is a thing. I am so happy I just found out. So much content. Please keep it up so I never catch up.
NamasteNate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/19
Great bright spot in my Thursday. John and Joseph both have interesting thoughts. Love both the discussing and maybe the tangents even more. The tension of John always trying to divert it from his work. It's a an excellent time and I really just want to say than you so much. I listened to...Read full review »
THE_EARTH_MAN via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/22/19
I’ve been a fan of Joseph Fink’s work for years now (and of The Mountain Goats for almost as long), and he continues to produce podcasts and books that bring me joy. I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is no exception to that. It’s thought-provoking and insightful, but it still has moments of...Read full review »
alymari via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/19
This show is literally one of the few talk shows I listen to and really is empowering and affirming. There is some of the best writing (just creative work) advice I’ve ever heard! John and Joseph has such an interesting relationship full of disagreements but they also agree on a lot of things. I...Read full review »
Whoopiefool via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
I love everything about this show.
jdginstagramz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
My title is a bit misleading, because I listen to A LOT of podcasts. There are few I enjoy as much as I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. Joseph and John have wonderfully tangential and circuitous conversations about music and the song writing, perfecting, and recording process, of course, but...Read full review »
Daveiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/19
Through this podcast, I have learned to appreciate the graciousness of John Darnielle. He may have the handle on Twitter, but the Mountain Goats is more than him. He loves Jon, Matt, & Peter so much & extols how their input elevates them all to a better whole. This is a lovely &...Read full review »
Freakish17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/19
I dont listen to the moutian goats but i do listen to john darneal talk to my favorite podcaster about his music and its really nice and entertaining. I’ll listen to the moutian goats soon promise.
Ahdfedn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/19
I had never listened to The Mountain Goats before, so I initially had no interest in this podcast. But they dropped the first episode in my Alice Isn’t Dead stream, so I sort of listened to it by accident. And literally, that was all it took to get me hooked. I immediately binged the entire first...Read full review »
lauramargerie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/19
I love this podcast
how is then name taken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/19
IOLTTMG is my favorite podcast right now. You don’t even have to know or like The Mountain Goats to appreciate the conversations they have. I come for the breakdowns on new songs from John but really stay for the intellectual discussions on art and fandom and humanity. I always come away with...Read full review »
HzrdsTbccnst via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/19
I hate to say it but I cannot stand Joseph Fink. He usually tries to turn the conversation to his own work and constantly refers to himself as an “artist.” Darnielle seems to usually disagree with Fink and has far more interesting explanations as to why. I wish Darnielle could find someone else...Read full review »
Punchy Sandoval via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/19
When I heard about this podcast during season 1, I was so delighted that two creators I admire were working together to talk about art and being a fan of it! This podcast has definitely lived up to my expectations and more. The covers from season 1 were a great new look at old songs that I love,...Read full review »
staryourd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/19
Had no idea Get Lonely wasn’t well received. Moon Over Goldsboro is one of my favorite songs of all time
Croker84 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/09/19
Yes
Me (English): *off to plant a herb garden* Honestly, bless this
Sammit00 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/21/19
Really enjoy the show from two creators I admire! I wish in s2 it vaguely had the same format as s1.... like I know the cover aspect isn’t feasible but I did like the “John and Joseph talk, then a guest talks about this one specific song” format. Like they don’t have to cover the song to talk...Read full review »
InsertSydneyPun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/19
I’ve been a fan of The Mountain Goats for many years, but getting insight into the stories, thoughts, and processes behind the music has made listening to the albums that much richer. Not everyone can talk about their art as eloquently as John and Joseph do. This is one of my absolute favorite...Read full review »
ms_t225 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/19
But I would also really love to hear other interviewers- I miss the addition from other musicians in this season
An ex torrid shopper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/19
I love the Mountain Goats even though, in all other areas of my life, I almost only consume art by queer/women/trans/femme artists. John is none of these things (as far as I’m aware) yet I’m forever drawn to his lyricism. He’s like Ani Difranco for the immature melodramatic teen boy inside of me....Read full review »
Amy J McGregor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/19
Being a relatively new fan of the mountain goats, I only learned of them back 2009. I’ve grown to love the wealth of hinted at stories that only feel half built by Johns lyrics and the goats music, and half fleshed out by the listener. This podcast reveals wonderful insights and reaffirmations...Read full review »
Witchwitchwitch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/19
This is great, but can we have a Last Plane to Jakarta podcast? Please?
Chili Possum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/19
So good!!!! This is how I truly started listening to the mountain goats after years of hearing about them. Tune in if you like the people at night vale, or the mountain goats, or music and storytelling.
katiestett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/19
See above. Good stuff.
Raven_Shoes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/19
Love TMG and love the premise. Would also love to see the format mixed up a bit, e.g. different interviewers.
Freddie69901099 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/18
You’d think this podcast would only be interesting to fans of the Mountain Goats, but no. I wasn’t really a fan before but understanding the process and hearing these heartfelt deep conversations about the songs, their process and history has really made the music come alive in a way it hadn’t...Read full review »
Meownonymous via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 10/06/18
I’m sad to have finished this series. What a great bunch of conversations. Can’t wait to see where you guys take it next.
Myriad mike via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/12/18
I am a huge fan of this podcast. I am have gotten a lot out of my time listening. I am looking forward to more episodes.
ryanwolfwins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/18
...but John’s dope voice talking all that deep brilliance got me from every angle. Do yourself a favour and listen you fools!
Rookix via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/24/18
I like this show, but I would love to get more info behind the songs. I sometimes feel like it's just a conversation about current issues. The opinions of the hosts are interesting, but really I'm here to learn more behind-the-scenes info about the music. The inclusion of outside artists...Read full review »
giraffesforwings via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/18
This is the best non-fiction podcast I've eve heardRead full review »
AliDrinksCoffee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/18
There is a hole in my life now that I’m caught up on this podcast. It makes me feel and think, just like The Mountain Goats’ music. Big fan and can hardly wait for it to return.
L€Frank via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/18
I sure do like this show, boy howdy
The Show Liker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/18
Omg
I don't have time to listen this podcast because I have a lot of Welcome to the Velie episodes to listen but Im shure that the title of this deserve 5 starsRead full review »
joachna via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 04/28/18
I was curious if a podcast of a not widely known band could generate enough listens. I still don't know that answer but this fan was pleased. Season 1 cover All Hail West Texas complete with covers of eqch song which apparently was costly, (buy the covers record they are almost all excellent...Read full review »
gbewing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/18
I started listening to this because of some of the guests doing covers and my love of Night Vale.... but my god. This podcast is now my favourite thing. This music is now some of my favourite music. You should definitely listen to this. Repeatedly.
isingthereforeiam via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/19/18
This podcast is a must listen. Hearing John dive deep into 'All Hail West Texas' is simply amazing. The majority of the covers are great too; I particularly enjoyed Laura Jane Grace & Holy Sons. It's a wonderful podcast about art, creating, and being a consumer of art. I'd...Read full review »
imspencer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/14/18
This show warms my heart in way I could only express in person. So I'll just say thanks.Read full review »
Rose Misery via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/18
Authentic, honest, and uniquely artistic. The most most brutally real and relatable podcast I’ve ever had the honor of listening to. Conversation just seems to flow so naturally, you feel like no time has passed at all. At the end of each episode, you’re left with a feeling of enlightenment and...Read full review »
Critic #44 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/18
Any time I can hear John Darnielle and Joseph Fink wax poetic about ANYTHING, sign me up.
cjcreggsgoldfish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/18
This has been fantastic. While I don’t care for all the covers, the conversations are priceless.
BoosterRocks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/18
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