Reviews
I really enjoy this series and almost always end up using a fact or story from the pod in conversation within a day or two- they do a great job of making the abstract concrete in a really balanced way.
sunnysidegorl via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/23/20
We need your coverage on COVID. Thank you for what you do!
After Serial via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/20
I heard about this show from a different podcast and it’s really good. Well worth a listen
Oz81dog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/20
The is a polished well presented podcast. The information provided is true. However, The advertising claimed it would examine political issues. That Was Misleading. The Green New Deal podcast explains how Germany now allows people to sell power back to the power company. Claiming this to be an...Read full review »
MJParker 31 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
Very well produced but very obviously a left-leaning vehicle to legitimize all liberal agendas. If that’s you thing it’s a well done podcast.
Lcsully via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/20
This show is amazing. Crucial for understanding policy. Great historical perspective.
Justin 214180 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/20
The current season has a brilliant premise: select ideas being proposed by candidates for U.S. President and look at places around the world where these ideas have already been tried. The results should be required listening for every American voter.
CockeyedJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/20
Really appreciate the programs you are doing on healthcare. We have to get something better in this country so thanks for educating people on what is possible.
SuddenSal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/20
I just listened to the episode about free tuition and I must say I’ve very disappointed in this podcast now. Until this episode I’ve thought it was very informative and unbiased. Now I don’t believe that is the fact. Please keep your political views out of your reporting, I do not care. Give me...Read full review »
Outlaw 39553 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/20
One sided and biased analysis. Doesn’t do a good job showing or explaining both sides of policy if it doesn’t fit the narrative
apearce12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/20
I love this podcast! Great topics and the editing is really well done in terms of narrative flow and pacing. Just the right mix of interview and explanation.
Nerdgirl1764 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/20
More please!!! This is my favorite
Truthrage via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/20
Really well researched and narrated.
mariavdn via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 02/16/20
its good
LlamaLlamaAlpaca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/20
I have been a fan of this show since it launched. It goes into depth on a range of policies and is very informative and engaging. 10/10
lordprospero via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/20
Great show. But the content expires. Expires except for someone trying to find the host’s take on a story that did not exist before a certain date and made headlines for a couple of days. -FWIW: I came to this show looking for an item in podcasts that was referred to as “James Carville on...Read full review »
Daddy-ough via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/20
I'm updating my original 2017 review for 2020. Under Sarah Kliff, the Impact had lots of potential. It did a great job of digging into practical effects of policy. Since Mrs. Kliff's departure, the podcast has gone downhill. Now, major concerns with a policy go unmentioned if they...Read full review »
Talrich via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
I’ve learned a lot listening to this show. It has also given me hope that maybe some of the policies currently being discussed can be more than campaign lines and might make a positive difference in our lives.
Anya3052 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
What a great episode for me to be introduced to this podcast. I, too knew people, both gay and straight that were affected at the beginning of the epidemic, so I remember this time well. Jill and her staff did a fantastic job disseminating the information- clearly, with care for the subject, and...Read full review »
AmRadioGal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/20
This how is entertaining and informative. By telling the stories of real people “impacted” by government programs and policies and by interviewing the policy makers and implementers, it explains what worked and what didn’t. It’s simply excellent!
Defense wins championships via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/20
As an policy student, the theme of this podcast seemed super relevant and that’s what drew me to this podcast. I have loved the breadth and depth of the topics that are covered here. In fact, have found myself coming back to its episodes even from the older series because the discussions are...Read full review »
anjali1092 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/20
Catching episodes on current issues opens my mind and eyes to make wiser opinions and decisions in a very important election year.
DeannaDempsey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/20
I like to think I know the details of the issues of our times. IMPACT really made a dent in my default confidence and reminded me how important context and the past really are. As one with a graduate degree in History snd decades of service in American public schools I place this podcast into the...Read full review »
wranglersupreme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/20
Especially this new season that tackles candidates’ policies and how they’ve worked elsewhere. Plus, love the music.
RajSharan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/20
Humanity has a memory problem. It’s why we “repeat history” and never “learn from our mistakes”. This podcast is useful in showing how big ideas have been tested before, either worked or didn’t, which can inform how we make similar approaches in the future.
カーミットの神 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/20
I found this podcast in Season 3. So far very good content with human angles, first person interviews, and context. Recommended
FloundericiousWA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/20
This is THE BEST podcast I listen to because it’s SO RELEVANT and presents the subject matter in an unbiased way. I highly recommend The Impact.
noodles-532 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
I don’t comment a lot on podcasts, but I really love this one. It’s so informative.
tuff tuiehissj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
Can’t say that about many podcasts! Listen if you like intelligent reporting.
Snow Biscuit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
The stories about past policies and how they were formed and who they affected are interesting. The podcast fails to follow through on the goal of analyzing proposed policies by 2020 candidates. The propositions are not explained or discussed at all and that is a massive missed opportunity to...Read full review »
ccbovell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/20
The Ryan White episode didn’t live up to its billing—it didn’t actually compare fighting the AIDS crisis to fighting opioid addiction from a policy perspective. Also, the host speaks too slowly. We’re not in third grade, thanks.
Curio25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
I’m so glad season 3 has started. The issues covered are so important to understand how policies effect everyday people. I’m a big fan of all Vox products! Thanks for making this and all your podcast.
DefenderOfDemocracy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
I listened through the first two seasons so quickly! I was fascinated by each episode and would recommend this podcast to all my colleagues.
public health fan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/15/20
The discussion about the Ryan White Care Act was great. But now how does Warren plan to translate that into opioid prevention and treatment? I was expecting more about that, and was disappointed when the episode ended! Everything up to that point was great, but... My English teachers would have...Read full review »
lflspinstar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
Fan of Vox’s The Weeds and have been looking for another politically-focused podcast to listen to. The format of this show is great to listen to- story-based and easy to follow. They break relevant topics down in a way that significantly contributes to your grasp on the depth of current issues.
hafreije via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
This is the best podcast from Vox. Every episode is a topical, policy-oriented look at a specific issue. They are deeply researched, cites sources, and is presented in an unbiased way that is clear about the uncertainty associated with evidence and with various policy choices. This show is for...Read full review »
philipaugustus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/20
Great focus on the topic rather than the spin.
Harapaki via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/11/20
Really like this. I would perhaps like a little bit more policy discussion about the specific plans of the plans for 2020 and how they have fared in the past, but there is always The Weeds for that too. Great work guys!
LukasWeichert via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
The Impact is my single favorite podcast in the world. It's all about getting stuff done in politics, and how policies really play out in the real world. I find that it's very balanced and non-partisan, and it's all about results - not just talk. Would recommend to anyone who cares...Read full review »
BLPodcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
To be fair, I only listened to the one episode but you can tell from the ad alone that this is another biased and left leaning podcast. On its own, that’s completely fine but why market your self as a fair and unbiased look at 2020?
fedupalso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
I learn so much with every episode.
ktm5461 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
Thanks so much for your work. Finally a podcast that is poignant, honest and fair. My new favorite for sure.
jleeruns via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/20
I avidly listened to seasons 1 and 2 and desperately searched for the season 3 release date. So happy it’s back! This podcast is easy to listen to yet incredibly informative. Thanks for the wonderful content!
Crnichols423 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/20
When all you get are sound bytes from mainstream media, here we get an actual analysis of what makes the candidates tick, what policies they stand for in detail, and how their policies are shaped.
zagyzebra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/20
This podcast and it’s focus on health policy was such a great find and resource for me in school. I loved hearing about new and creative ideas in a bite sized, well researched, and artfully presented format. The episodes are engaging and keep your attention and bring to light snags in policy that...Read full review »
AnnaSplitBanana via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/20
Amazing podcast. Vox once again does it again with thought-provoking content and insightful dialogue and stories. The podcast on the AIDS epidemic was riveting.
Calinatural via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/20
Fascinating stuff. Even though I'm a Brit living in the UK I find the details of the policies and their impact really interesting. Obviously I wouldn't expect a US-based podcast to talk about UK policy, but it'd be great if someone set up a similar podcast looking at radical ideas and...Read full review »
UgEyeBay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/20/19
My family has started picking up the phone again because I have positive policies to tell them about. Please make as many as you possibly can (while still having a good work life balance)!
Mar112233445566778899 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/19
Great info, slow speaking. Speak faster please!
aaaaaddrfghbb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/19
Really takes you into a different world with in-depth episodes about a particular place or policy topic. I binge-listened and wait for the next season!
producer97 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/19
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