Reviews
So good to hear all of this in one place for the first time since hearing it day-by-day as it happened.
Adam Proulx via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/20/20
What a story what a man what a flare. A story about a man that was not perfect. Thank God. Sweat stains, bragging and smoking all sorts of illegal substances. This podcast is SO well done.
Amorfate via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 05/09/20
Superb! Deeply well researched! Engaging narrative From California- interested in this story of Toronto mayor - because of his humanness The Trump parallel: FRIGHTENING
cultural genocide indeed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/20
Fascinating and well produced.
washdc87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/20
Informative, entertaining, high quality.
MissStizzle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/20
As a Toronto outsider looking in, the Rob Ford saga was genuinely hilarious, disgraceful and embarrassing. I’m not sure if we should praise the man for figuring out a way to weaponize populism to get elected or to admonish the people who actually voted for him being completely ambivalent towards...Read full review »
Malfu via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/09/20
Having lived through those crazy times this provided some great insight. At the time I thought there was some bias against Ford. Hearing about the time, effort and repeated verification of sources, and evidence from trials it was eye opening. It reminds me that qualifications are more...Read full review »
Medic6408 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/08/20
Had this recommended to me by a friend and once I started listening I couldn’t stop. As someone who was far too young to be following the news cycle at the time these events were unfolding, listening to this pod was jaw dropping. The host and team are fantastic, they tell the story in such a...Read full review »
Golden Era Motoring via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/20/20
Very engaging!
lottiedawn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/18/20
Honestly very enthralling and engaging, I was never bored. The story of Rob Ford and his fam is it’s own special grey area and this pod is incredibly successful at showing all angles of his life, for you to judge and/or sympathize with. It feels important to know, given how much political pigs of...Read full review »
Jañnńnñn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/20
Provides a very good portrayal of this period in politics and some great insight into the actual person behind the scandals.
dangladstone via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/13/20
Ya, Rob was a train wreck but I’d almost forgotten how much of a train wreck he was till I listened to this podcast. It definitely does the white sympathy thing, but it’s still riveting.
fajackbe via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/13/20
I was just finishing university and a few provinces away during the Rob Ford period. I remember being interested in it but not fully getting it. This podcast kept me captivated and helped fill the gaps in what I missed years ago.
konecsnipartyoffour via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/13/20
I read a lot of reviews saying this was very partisan, so I was going to steer clear of it... But I feel this captures the Ford era with a lot of truth and empathy! Binged it in a day, and I think it's a must listen for anyone, especially Torontonians!Read full review »
SorryKevin via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/09/20
Excellent. Something all Torontonians should hear.
TO_Fan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/07/20
I'm not saying I ever agreed with a single policy Rob put in place, but what an amazing hilarious problematically loveable guy. The only issue with this podcast is the editorial staff clearly dislike the Fords, so the tone is very dark and regretful, which is a far cry from the mood of...Read full review »
tom rad via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/03/20
Really well done. They somehow make Rob Ford into a sympathetic character in the end. The story is told in a respectful and not sensational way. Great work!
.Em[ily]. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/02/20
Wow, I was very young when all of this was happening so I vaguely remember what was going on. He was totally crazy, but it was interesting to listen to everything that actually happened. 5/5 on the research and quality of the podcast. Great job guys 👍
docmarten237 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/02/20
An incredible view from the inside of one of the more surprising campaigns of the last decade.
MacBookAir1763 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/01/20
Wow
Incredible job!!! Amazing if you listen right to the end. Very well balanced!!
Jnnrocks via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/20
Well produced and a fair presentation of facts and a opinions
npagan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/30/20
This was really well done. Thank you. And I see some negative comments about Jordan’s slow narration but I think it’s perfect. It’s easy to speed up the playback if you need to.
AngryMomma25 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/24/20
Being from Montreal, I remember following this saga with a kind of dumbfounded perspective. I'm grateful I'm now able to have a deeper understanding of this period of Canadian history.Read full review »
MClaudeS via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/21/20
The story telling is great and provides lots of insight and things to think about. I was hooked from the first episode. I wish there were more!
Mere JD via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/12/20
I’m new to podcasts. This one is jam packed with interesting information!
Zoya8 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/20
I was a high school and then university student, living first in Ottawa and then in Toronto during the time the Rob Ford drama unfolded. It feels like it was so many years ago now, so I’d forgotten some of the smaller, though still as important, details. This podcast was amazing, it was...Read full review »
AngelyneRA via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/05/20
One of the most compelling podcasts I have ever listened to! Binged it over three days. Thank you!
Rinmer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/05/20
We lived through it this but only in hindsight and with the benefit of this great podcast did I get any real insight into the man and the cast of supporting characters. Very enjoyable effort. Thank You
Tequilasunlvrs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/04/20
It hasn’t been too long since the Rod Ford debacle and I should be amazed at how much the forgot about this era of politics, but with how the news cycle flips from story to story, I am not surprised. Listen to this and how it brilliantly it covers this point in history.
Typhoid Raj via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/04/20
Wow, I’ve never reviewed a podcast but I was compelled to leave a note here. This story did not only keep me on the edge of my seat but was well thought out & engaging. The information was presented in actuality with facts, not simply here-say. You will not be disappointed in this podcast!!!...Read full review »
.honey.&.the.moon. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/03/20
I binged through this in a few days. In depth analysis of such a bizarre and interesting piece of Canadian history.
BrandonAMcD via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/02/20
The Rob Ford story is almost unbelievable. This podcast tells the story with so much information so you understand it - well laid out and set out in good sized episodes. Very much enjoyed it!
Pooch26 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/01/20
Captures the hubris & pathos of Rob Ford’s political life and humanizes this deeply flawed man. There’s also implicit criticism of the media’s role in building and tearing down demagogues. Great listen, highly recommend.
OrcaWanders via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/25/19
Not from Canada I had never heard of this. This is whacked. Good journalism
bourboncatt via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/18/19
Great storytelling, impeccably produced. I lived in Toronto during the Ford saga and was still drawn in and enthralled by the way they’ve reconstructed the events and their thoughtful approach to the material. It would have been so easy to turn Ford into a caricature but they succeeded in a full,...Read full review »
Mindful Magpie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/18/19
Loved every episode
eve123445 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
Stunning podcast superb production and content
peanutseller via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/19
What a shame, this is what news agencies do to get clicks. Slag a dead man for his struggles, sad really.
TrudeauSucks via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
For those who lived through this period, or those who are interested in political trends, and dynasties, this podcast is a great listen. Each episode is gripping, and none more so then the final one. Highly recommended.
Tim with one m via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
A great glimpse inside the dysfunction of a public figures battle with addiction. While I believe you should never hit a man while he is down this podcast does well to show humiiity to a situation of addiction that will hit home with many of its listeners. Rob Ford although tainted by his...Read full review »
jbjbrune via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
Way too much... pausing... annoying... vocal fry. Feel free... in the future... to... expel more air... when speaking... Mr. Narrator!
FolkheroZ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
Excellent podcast, very well researched and produced. When the Rob Ford saga was happening everyone was swept up in the moment. This work allows one to reflect and look at the man, the scandal and the media through new eyes. However, the cadence of the host’s voice is very difficult to listen...Read full review »
BEKW123 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
The Gravy Train is a terrific series that keeps the listener wanting more. It is objectively balanced, factual and human and truly paints a 3D picture of Rob Ford and his legacy. The interview clips with relevant stakeholders really adds to the story. Well Done!!
don't hate!! via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
If falling asleep to a podcast is your thing then this one’s for you.
BruceK'Nuckle via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/19
....until the podcaster announced the podcast wasn’t about Mr. Ford’s family then proceeded to throw every one of them under the bus. Shameful.
skd2day via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/19
Just amazing well done.
Lukercloud via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/19
This podcast had good information but could have been more objective. The writers are clearly left leaning and would have been better if they left their own political views out of it.
Andre1626383@3 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/19
I enjoyed the podcast and Learned a lot about Rob Ford but it changes nothing...RF was a hideous embarrassment to my country...foul mouthed and out of control...good for the people of Toronto? The emperor has no clothes...
Cedararbutus via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/19
Well produced, well written, well narrated. Balanced. I enjoyed listening!
Karen4775 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/19
RIP Rob Ford
greenzbox via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/19
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