Brilliant
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 journalism these days by focussing too strongly on day-to-day ‘noise’ rather than actual analysis of policy. So there was a lot of talk on him supposedly being ‘boring’ and ‘old’ and way not enough actually evaluating the incredible and historically almost unmatched nation building legislative initiatives Biden calmly managed to get through under the most difficult of circumstances. It gets mentioned by one of the guests, but gets cut off at that mention only and then remains totally unexplored. And that’s a real shame and missed opportunity. Still, immediately rose to one of my absolute favourite podcasts that is very nicely produced also and thankfully clear of gimmicky sound effects and jingles. Well done!
OsiaD via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/28/24
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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 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
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
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