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
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 · 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
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 · Australia · 02/10/23
Have really enjoyed these - great insights and different perspectives into those leaders who impact us so much around the world.
Chasag1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/10/23
I just started getting into podcasts, and this was the first one I started with. It’s been incredibly informative, and shows both sides of the story equally. Highly recommended.
personiamnot via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/10/23
Already waiting for new episodes to drop each week!
EZAustralia via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/09/23
Brilliant interviews by Hamish, incredibly important and relevant content and a great choice of guests to provide the information. My top podcast and I can’t wait for more episodes.
Meltayem via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/07/23
Stumbled across this on the weekend. Loving the episodes so far.
BubbleGum&Squeak15 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/05/23
What a great podcast. Fascinating line of questions and story telling.
smez80 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/05/23
Interesting, well put together , easy to listen to ,quality journalism. Wish I could binge 10 episodes!!
palmycherry1961 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/03/23
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 »
SamQ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/23
Heard about this on The Briefing, and have listed to all eps released to date. Love these insights, and back stories, coupled with Hamish’s dulcet tones I am hanging for more releases
Saxon149 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/23
Must listen to understand the leaders described
tcarlb123 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/23
Great pod. Topical, smart, easy to listen to yet incisive. I’ll be listening to more in the series.
Alex in Canberra via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/30/23
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 · Australia · 01/27/23
Hamish interviews very well, with intelligence and heart.
SimonAlfref via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/25/23
Seriously I love abc pods
TomScottGo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/19/23
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