A much needed different approach providing background to the people who shape our political world. Hamish McDonald providing great quality as usual. My one criticism: in the show on Joe Biden, Hamish sadly and unusually fell into the same trap most media seem to go down in - and one that plagues...Read full review »
OsiaD via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/28/24
Thanks Hamish, for a great podcast.
NotGary01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/18/23
Congratulations Hamish and team on nailing the podcast format and delivering such interesting, informative and engaging content to introduce us to the world’s most influential leaders. The combination of quality guests and your impressive journalism skills and world knowledge give us excellent...Read full review »
ListenerMayaG via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/28/23
Informative and interesting listen on the current world leaders.
Très Wow via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/14/23
This is an amazing podcast. I love the coverage of leaders. I have learnt so much. It is fascinating and addictive! Well done team on your coverage. I love listening to Hamish. I find him so interesting, he asks brilliant questions. But his voice is also quite relaxing so very easy to listen to....Read full review »
JoeyKVom via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/09/23
A brilliant series full of insights on leaders that you don’t hear in the news - Hamish is fabulous- love it ❤️
Hugo754 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/17/23
Hamish McDonald’s interviews are well informed and fascinating.
Nellie Nou via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/08/23
Brilliant, informative show. Excellent format…congratulations! I look forward to each new episode - thank you.
Egnegs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/02/23
Hamish - there’s certainly no end of supply of ‘political peacocks’ around the world‼️ Please continue your excellent podcast format❗️
Anothet ABC supporter via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/30/23
In your latest episode on Macron you claim Morrison texted the French President just before midnight to break off the subs deal. It was well publicised at the time that Morrison had in fact been trying to get him out n the phone - but macron wouldn’t take the call. “Macron messaged the Prime...Read full review »
KateW8585 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/29/23
One of the only podcasts I count down the days to listen too!!
Jade:);) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/29/23
Great insights with guest outside the mainstream commentators.
OlitheS via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/29/23
Adore this podcast , Hamish sets the stage with his analytical questions directed towards his highly informed guests, providing listeners with a privileged glimpse into the most relevant people of our times. Hamish is one of my favourite media detectives. Plus that voice of his is somewhat of an...Read full review »
bashful bulldog via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/26/23
Fascinating series 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Ruby Lou 67 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/24/23
I always look forward to your new drops. Well written and comprehensive.
elizaspañol via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/23/23
This podcast went by so quick, and I learnt so much. Hamish is great to listen to. So interesting and so well put together! Highly recommend, give it a listen.
Alice Douglas-Muller :) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/21/23
You will not regret the time you spend with Hamish and his guests. In a world where you can give 30-40 minutes of your time in many discussions - I strongly recommend giving that time to Hamish McDonald and his expert guests.
canemma via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/02/23
Once again Hamish shows his intellect & skill as an interviewer. Very engaging & important in this world to understand the history & stories behind the people (the leaders) who make our lives what they are!
leggosmum via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/03/23
This series has been another remarkable example of the worth of our national broadcaster. You will not hear such analysis from the commercial realm. Too much effort required and not enough “ clicks” not enough revenue…. Well produced, both technically, and editorially, (this is why we need the...Read full review »
Dr?Strangelove via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/30/23
Thank for for your insights and research
SageCinders via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/29/23
Very insightful and balanced analysis not only of global leaders but the conditions and systems that gave rise to them. Hamish works wonders bringing guest experts’ inside observations to light and doesn’t hesitate to push back on controversial topics and views. Highly recommended and I hope the...Read full review »
Jbonsey via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/01/23
Love this digestible and accessible dive into the politics and personalities of world leaders. Always engaging.
C M Coleman via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/28/23
Loved this series! Hamish you get right to the heart of it. Concise, understandable and it lets us see these leaders as real human beings, which sadly often gets lost in rhetoric would really like to hear more about Jacinta Adern
Lorn A R via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/19/23
Thank you for such an insightful podcast and such a different format: there is so much to be learnt by these conversations. I also love the Matt Bevan podcasts for a similar political discovery experience. It is also a delight to listen to Hamish as always. Thank you to the team.
lamamandemilly via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/19/23
I’m just disappointed by this episode, every time I see podcast from the western perspective about MBS should be negative, stop spreading false incident and talking about the negative things, mbs changed a lot of things and he’s leading one of the strongest economy in the world, sultan is just...Read full review »
Nora.Saudi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/13/23
Really enjoying learning about world leaders in this format. Very informative and engaging.
ancrozier via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/12/23
Am really enjoying these podcasts, very insightful keep them coming please
Desanjay via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/10/23
Highly recommended, balanced global discussion.
Basil-Wolf via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/10/23
We are really enjoying this series. It’s great how you have sourced people with connections to the leader in the spotlight. Suggest you do Mr Modi leader of India.
Fingal 23 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/07/23
Fascinating background information on the leaders plus their current status. Enjoy every episode. Thanks Hamish.
Raels3 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/05/23
All of Matt Bevan’s podcasts are well researched and entertaining. Take me to your leader is also a bit scary. Are these weirdos the people we want to decide the fate of the world?
roger-d via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/05/23
I love listening to a deep dive on the world’s leaders, from people who know them. Super interesting!
DaneJo19 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/04/23
A well-researched, balance and insightful exploration of the titans and tyrants of our times. The only thing I don’t understand are the dinky comic-style graphics, that undermine the otherwise great content.
Laszlos Mum via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/23
Thanks Hamish and team- loving this. Fascinating insights in a tongue in cheek, personal, lively conversational podcast
NicoletteJa via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/23
Excellent podcast with fascinating political and personal insights. I’d love to learn about Viktor Orban and Justin Trudeau.
paddling penguin via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/23
So good. Simple and insightful
Stu Wheazer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/26/23
1. Kaja Kallas - PM of Estonia would be interesting. 2.Ursula von der Leyen (I know she doesn’t lead a country but is President of the European Commission) 3. Pete Buttigieg - again doesn’t lead a country (but likely will one day) - US Secretary of Transport. Just so innovative, energetic,...Read full review »
MH and BH via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/26/23
Good guests, lively, well edited. Gives a good sense of the overall story of each leader and new personal anecdotes about them.
melb listener via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/23/23
I have thoroughly enjoyed them all, and have introduced my friends To this great show, Hamish you are brilliant 👏👏👏💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
sylvi.bilby via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/23/23
It is always fascinating to learn “inside details” about what some of these world leaders are like to work for. So far it would seem that it is better to hear Hamish and his panel talk about these leaders than it would be to work for them. Good to hear Hamish hosting this podcast for those who...Read full review »
CN Oz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/23
I’ve listened to all of Hamish MacDonald’s special podcasts from the start and have been impressed with each and every one of them. They all bring interesting and diverse perspectives that I would otherwise been unaware of.
Dazdesb via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/19/23
Thank you Hamish and the team.
chateau10 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/17/23
Hamish and guests do an excellent job. I really enjoyed these episodes.
SunshineAnd Lolipops via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/17/23
I love this new podcast! It’s great if you’re a life long learner like me and as a 38 year old I can learn about world politics in this fascinating and entertaining way.
Andydesigns via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/17/23
Hamish and the ABC team have done it again with this insightful series profiling the backgrounds, childhoods, personalities, personal habits, strengths and weak points of current national leaders around the world, with a stirring and dramatic soundtrack akin to what we heard during the excellent...Read full review »
Dean Moriarty 99 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/16/23
Good mix of character insights and well structured.
PodcastBore via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/15/23
Obviously talented team has put this together- thoroughly researched, great interviews, first hand accounts. Congratulations Hamish.
Asswin via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/15/23
Thanks Hamish, this is super well done and so interesting. When’s the next one?!
Samantha Chadwick via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/15/23
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