“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 ·
“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 »
“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 ·
“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 ·
“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 ·
“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 ·
“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 ·
“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 ·
“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.”
“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 ·
“good to see us getting away from the massive players. Great insight into some Political leaders we may not see and hear a great deal of in Australia. Love Hamish McDonalds style and substantive world knowledge. Slick production”
philacus via Apple Podcasts ·
“Hamish is a terrific journalist, with a beautiful but enquiring manner. Q&A didn’t play well to his style but when he covers on ABC’s RN Breakfast show, his talent is well on display.
This new podcast is brilliant. He’s picked a fascinating topic and constructed excellent episodes with...”Read full review »
“Interviewing leaders is a special skill. Decades ago I had the privilege of doing this in the technology world. It gives an insight into people that others will not otherwise get. Hamish gave a great insight into Xi, but went too quickly to the current media view. It was a great new insight for...”Read full review »
David$&@?! via Apple Podcasts ·