MTL and proud Vanguardista here. Love the show Steve and I think it gets better and better. Always gets my Friday off to a great start. For the critics, a contrary opinion: Mark has always been left wing; listeners emails’ have been a (wonderful, and often emotional) part of the show for a...Read full review »
Rainvrocks via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/18/23
LtL, Vanguardista, been listening since I was a young man, I’m now an old man. One of the very few podcasts I actually spend money on.
Jam5568 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/30/23
Best film podcast around, bar none. Have been a listener since I was 13 back on BBC, and I’m now 25 - does that make me an LTL or a MTL ? Either way, these two make me smile every week when I have the pleasure of listening in on their wittering and musings on films, tv, and current affairs !...Read full review »
Darrenr01 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/23
I would never miss a show on the BBC from when it first became a podcast. Sadly I only sporadically listen to this reincarnation that somehow seems to have had the soul ripped out of it. I have faith in you though. Please consider changing this subscription model for starters and please no...Read full review »
KirkSandall via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/03/23
So, Ken Loach’s The Old Oak only makes it on to the subscriber platform?
Brewin Out! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/02/23
What are the negative reviewers listening to? They’re either written by Artificial Intelligence or Low Intelligence! These guys are always a great listen. Just don’t listen if you don’t like, bog off with your pointless reviews…
Leonardo Di Luxy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/30/23
Not enough movie chat these days for me. The reviews seem more of an afterthought now. Shame… via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/23
This podcast has turned into two people who love the sound of their own voice, discussing banal subjects with loose references to old directors. Really poor.
Maxillmatic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/24/23
I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed. Everything get's worse then it leaves the BBC cf. Great British Bake Off, Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear / The Grand Tour), ... The free version is full of dreadfull ads and boring fillers (Laughter Lift, etc.). I really liked the banter, but now the...Read full review »
the_smoking_gnu via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/23/23
Didn’t appreciate the language of the Les Dennis Kathy Burke “special”. ??
Cageman68 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/23
I am always interested and looking for new podcasts but was surprised to see and listen to a totally different type of podcast sold using the brand kermode and mayo. Kathy Burke is a great actor and has very strong name recognition in her own right. If I want to listen to Kathy I will but...Read full review »
Simon The Keeper via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/23
Just not enough film stuff anymore and the wittering is just getting repetitive
Sad- fan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/13/23
Please stop the stand ins I’d rather pay my subscription and have silence than have witterless subs, I simply delete when the boys are not in town
Andy Wasp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/10/23
This is my favourite podcast to listen to whether it’s Mark and Simon or the super subs over the summer including Rhiannon, Anna, Robbie and James. It’s nice to hear from the subs for a different perspective on things and I think they all bring great energy to the show. Keep up the good work...Read full review »
Tom_Sull via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/09/23
Long time listener, who had no issue with the cruise absence when I wasn’t paying but today, hearing the substitutes - who aren’t bad - wondered what I’m paying for.
Imaginative nickname here via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/01/23
Not sure what to make of this anymore. Sorry to be another of the ‘I used to love this podcast when it was on the BBC’ brigade but it just seems to have lost something. Rarely listen to a whole episode now and agree with what others have said re quality of the stand-ins - I don’t listen at all if...Read full review »
elmariachi2323 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/25/23
Still enjoyable stuff if ever so slightly lacking the magic of the original incarnation. I find many of the interviews a bit pointless and fawning and would happily substitute them for Kermode ‘s views on film related stuff. I particularly enjoy it when there are two reviewers on the show( sorry...Read full review »
welshdexter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/23
Since this podcast actually started. The average review has been 3 Stars. Sounds about right. Average tripe. The sycophantic reviews prior to broadcast should be removed.
Turkey_Brewster via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/14/23
I signed up for a Mark Kermode podcast, instead I get some giggling girlies. Such a ripoff.
Nim Chimsky via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/11/23
I used to love these pair, they were like a pair of comfortable old slippers, but near the end of the BBC run (which I was forced to pay for) Kermode’s political leanings were slipped into the show more and more, which was the start of the decline. Now on the new platform (which I’m not forced to...Read full review »
GroovyLtd via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/23
Can’t you get better stand ins than Rhianna Dhillon and Anna Bogutskaya- they’re unlistenable.
bishop is dire via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/23
I have listened to Kermode and Mayo for more than a decade, probably closing in on two decades, but I have to express my disappointment about finding out you only ship your merch to the USA and Australia. Even 1 person “teams” of YouTubers from all over the world manage to ship internationally,...Read full review »
BadAtPickingUsernames via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 08/04/23
Still world class. Just please fix some of the bugs, it’s the only podcast I listen to where the sound cuts out half way in and I have to close the app and restart it
Murphy O'Connor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/31/23
The level of spite in some of these 1 star reviews is absolutely hilarious. Simon Mayo also does a non-BBC affiliated book review podcast, if you want to try and sink that as well fellas. Anyway, I don’t pay for this, I just get the free show…I enjoy listening to it, it’s free, so 5 stars from me.
Name2157 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/23
Having listened to them since radio 1 I have signed up for the Vanguard and I am really enjoying the new formats.
Nohatjim via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/25/23
I loved the BBC show. It evolved organically over time. Now they’ve tried to bottle the lightning ( and put it into several bottles, only one of which is subscription free) and it has lost the magic. The reviews are still good, but it all feels artificial and forced. The adverts are irritating...Read full review »
Petethehooker via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/23/23
Popped back in to see if things have improved after a couple of months. Sadly they have not. Total Film is providing a good replacement for the substantive film discussion and reviews, but I still miss the old wittering. Back when it felt like genuine audience interaction rather than scripted...Read full review »
Alex_Phillips via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/21/23
Very nice bottle And a hello to Jason Issacs
katma89362 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/19/23
Kermode’s reviews are entertaining but that’s about it. Mayo’s interviews are too sycophantic and the listeners’ emails are full of the sort of smugness, pedantry and virtue signalling that makes me run for the hills. I’d recommend that you skip the podcast and just listen to the reviews on YouTube.
gu11ey jimson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/16/23
Why can I only see the “extra” take episodes in my apple podcast list? The Take 1 episodes are nowhere to be seen. Admittedly, I’m a few months behind but that shouldn’t make a diffemce. Even selecting “All Episodes” doesn’t show then.
ytpaxton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/11/23
When talking films, it’s good but more and more it seems to be the two men moaning about politics and suggesting anyone who thinks slightly differently to them is an idiot of evil. Lose the politics chat, we have enough of it everywhere don’t need it here.
Sankle Tank via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/23
Take one gets shorter and shorter and there have been so many occasions where it hasn’t been put up on time and even times where it’s been mistakenly put behind a paywall and only then made available days later. Take ‘one’ isn’t the priority anymore as it doesn’t make them the money that they...Read full review »
Sakysheep via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/02/23
I love being a ‘vanguardista’ and receiving a compliment from Simon every week- that’s almost worth the price of subscription in itself. The main podcast is great, the film reviews and interviews are fun and informative but it’s the extra features, the emails from listeners and the off topic...Read full review »
Alisouthampton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/23
FOR NEW LISTENERS: This is fantastic podcast which does great film reviews and has a genuine community spirit that unites the audience and the hosts. The podcast is highly recommended and will put a huge smile on your face. FOR LTLs: A listener since 2008 and have been subscribed for a year....Read full review »
Zohar from London via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/24/23
I gave it 3 months but I’ve unsubscribed. The live BBC show had spontaneity and audience interaction. The USP was the rapport between the hosts and their connection with their audience, built over decades. This feels forced, rigid and (badly) scripted. No humour or spontaneity. It’s difficult...Read full review »
16841597425983268843 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/20/23
I loved them on the radio & listened for years. Initially I paid the subscription for the bonus material but IMO the chemistry is not the same anymore & I got fed up with Mark slagging me off for my beliefs - mainly knowing that men can’t be women - & paying for the privilege. Maybe...Read full review »
mandylha via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/23
Not bad for a couple of old soft lefties.
steve bux via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/23
Waited 6 weeks for marks review of evil dead rise and they put it behind a pay wall. Whatever . Money whores
Neilleeds via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/23
Used to love the podcast when they were on the bbc, first 30 mins on emails then down to the movies. Now it’s just chat adverts top 10 adverts couple of films more adverts hay but if you pay you can get all the others stuff oh then maybe some more adverts. Sometimes things don’t improve when you...Read full review »
Chloe8404 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/23
Have seen some complaints about the subscription… but why shouldn’t we pay creators? A great pod that has kept the same BBC standards… long may it continue. The Extra Takes are great, too! Sometimes at it’s best when not even talking film.
Garry Hayes via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/23
The main sticking point is the subscription that now comes with Mark and Simon. It wouldn’t bother me so much having specific features and conversations on there for that bit extra. What is unforgivable is being short changed on the main or ‘free’ show that pops up in between the rest. It comes...Read full review »
Olliminator via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/06/23
Sadly I find mark and simon’s podcast to be nowhere near as good since they left the bbc. It’s been bothering me for months now but since I’ve been listening to them since the days when mark used to go to Cannes I’ve been loathe to cancel my paid subscription but the last few weeks have been so...Read full review »
Tall Londoner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/23
Despite the below, I retain Mark and Simon are both the very best in their respective fields - the paywall is unforgivable, both presenters have many profitable projects on the go and to ask people to pay for something they could get for free for DECADES is outrageous - the fact they praise the...Read full review »
itsweszilla via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/29/23
I see Michael Bay left a 1 star review.
markpkeogh via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 05/26/23
Disappointed in the take, suppose it’s all about the money at this stage in their careers. I enjoyed the BBC podcast, but think I’ll move on to something more dynamic and less boring.
Deb in KL via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/26/23
I would rate it higher if it wasn’t for the fact that it was so much better in the BBC days. The dynamic between Mark and Simon is still good but the previous structure which was centred around the radio show has gone leaving it rather dishevelled. The takeover of the programme by a corporate...Read full review »
Jim Hen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/19/23
I love Mark and Simon. But why is Take the only podcast out of dozens I listen to that consistently fails to play after pausing, says it’s playing but then crashes, or says it’s playing but nothing can be heard? This happens at least once a month. The hassle has knocked the show out of my top...Read full review »
jjlalexander via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/23
I have been listening since 2004. I think the quality of the show, its eponymous hosts, the production team, the quality of the interviews, pretty much speaks for itself. Awesome. Just awesome.
LolaChanning via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/23
My afridsys are a highlight with this show ⚡️And the laughter lift does creak to its destination at times! !ovevit and enjoy the heartwarming repartee ,,Oh well I tried dears
Kevin gladok via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/27/23
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