Reviews
Two formidable characters great speakers and modest thinkers I find what your saying breath taking at last an amazing podcast And I simply love Rory a great man
lovealways# via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/22
Alastair, I guess there are new listeners coming to this podcast all the time, but please spare a thought for those of us who have heard your views on Brexit and Johnson on every single podcast in the series. If it were not for Rory’s brilliant analysis I would long since have stopped listening....Read full review »
Laphro2 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/06/22
Generally good debate on contemporary topics. Only issue is that Alastair embodies the tribalism that is part of the problem with modern politics: we know what he doesn’t like and why, but he cannot articulate how the opposition could be better in actual policy terms….He’s right about Brexit though.
daverowntree via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/06/22
Apart from that it’s a bit average.
Tom McLaren via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/06/22
Listened when it first started. A bit too self referential and self congratulatory now. RS is an interesting and erudite character. AC or should I say Campbell, is to quote Milton: “Above his fellows, with Monarchal pride. Conscious of highest worth, unmov’d thus spake.” The two men are a good...Read full review »
aeolus59 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/05/22
The podcast started well with shorter snappy discussion points and limited advertising.Now an obvious revenue earner and Rory constantly on the defensive.
earl set via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/04/22
I was never a fan of the way Campbell and Blair ran British politics, despite the successes and ultimate failures of the era but out of politics he is far more interesting and the pairing with Stewart is a good idea and mostly works well but I do wish that Rory would challenge him more at times....Read full review »
Temperence65 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/03/22
I hugely respect Rory Stewart as a considered voice for both the Conservatives and Labour (noting his historic labour connections), however Alastair Campbell can’t get his mindset away from his idealistic, blinkered Labour position. I would hope that this is an impartial podcast, rather than...Read full review »
impartial??? via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/22
The podcast is excellent, hence the qualm I describe has only lost it one star. Rory Stewart is an intelligent and thoughtful guy, which leads me to believe that his defence of Airbnb as opening up spare rooms that otherwise wouldn’t be put to any use is wilfully missing the point. The fact is...Read full review »
mhooton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/22
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palle9.0 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/30/22
Here is a party political broadcast on behalf of The Labour Party. In this broadcast, Alastair will repeatedly tell us how wonderful things were and can be again. There will be plenty of smart asides in which the political failings of the right are repeated ad infinitum. Rory will just agree....Read full review »
ShishTawook via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/30/22
This is one of the best podcast I have listened to. I love the intellectual banter and the different perspectives. I live in New Zealand and still find the conversation riveting.
millsywelly via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/30/22
Great to listen to insights of two experienced political grandees. Hey, where’s the image of Mark Drakeford on the guest panel? I found his interview enjoyable and thought provoking. At last it seems to me he’s getting the recognition and coverage he deserves. In my view he’s provided a...Read full review »
serengwyn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/28/22
Love this podcast. Such good value, keeps me awake at work but then sends me to sleep at night. Better than any sleep app, and it’s funny
Bri nylon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/28/22
Could you please play a few bars of my favourite bagpipes tune, Highland Wedding, which is very light and delicate? It could form the intro or even the outro. Thanks, Alastair.
hilbowhog via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/24/22
Finally a civilised political debate on what is happening in the world. Cogent, articulate, knowledgeable. So refreshing to have one Conservative and one Labour politician talking to each other like mature adults who happen to have differing views. Thank you for restoring my faith in politics.
nicknamesarealltaken1999 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/22
This podcast has restored my faith that there are still people who make decisions based on morality and a desire for the world to be a better, kinder, fairer place. Informed, interesting, lots of world news and two very likeable presenters - high recommend!
mcstick2013 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/20/22
I love listening to Rory and Alastair each week. It’s my political fix. Would love to come and see one of your shows. Living in France makes me less spontaneous to book. When are you going to start a centrist party?
Suzinoo via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/20/22
Congratulations on the podcast. I have a British friend who is an economist and lives here in Portugal, in my town. I find him quite a genius. When I here you talk I always remember my conversations with professor Stuart Holland and everything I learn from him. Please keep doing the podcast...Read full review »
znpc1975 via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 11/17/22
Al complaining about Murdoch backing Trump then moving onto Desantis when he and Blair sorted his backing early 90’s … as shown on the bbc documentary is laughable!!
JTE1985 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/22
Thank you Rory and Alastair for making me feel in the loop again (two small children are not always conducive to keeping on top of what’s happening around the world!) with your insightful, considered and balanced take on major political and global news.
Tigger4577 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/13/22
Really good. Amazing knowledge of such eclectic subjects, however that does mean that when a gap appears, there is true disappointment and disillusionment ! Rory’s simplified explanations of contexts are excellent , but he let me down this week! When talking about the wonders of Britain, he...Read full review »
Ducallum27 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/22
So badly needed in the wild political backdrop we find ourselves in today. Balanced, nuanced and insightful, both on UK and global politics. Particularly love the book and TV recommendations. I look forward to listening every week.
Mirsb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/22
While I enjoy the podcast it is very “Labour made no mistakes and the Conservatives make nothing but”. It’s very one sided view of everyday politics, unfortunately Rory isn’t a match for Alistair who almost bullies poor Rory
LazyDog1960 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/11/22
First Rory: Some Dutch understood in Tynemouth. Probably Friese, close cousin of Old English, as there was considerable trade between Friesland and the Tynemouth ports over the centuries Next Alistair: Dutch word for bagpipes is ‘doedelzak’ not ‘doelzak’ Picky I know, but then I am an OAP...Read full review »
Brian O'Linn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/22
I heard no mention of Nicola Sturgeon in this discussion, why not?
MikeManish via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/22
Intelligent, informed and entertaining. Alistair and Rory talk about serious stuff without taking themselves too seriously. Rory’s definitely the best prime minister we never had. Yet.
Yilk* via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/09/22
I’ve been an avid listener from the start. I enjoyed the balanced nature of the podcast but for me this has just become a Labour Party political broadcast and frankly repeating the same stuff week in week out is boring more than anything. I’ll give it a few more eps before stopping to see if...Read full review »
alex120999951 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/22
I always look forward to episodes but I find it so exasperating that Rory seems unable to disassociate himself with a party that is made up of obviously desperate goons.
StanJixa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/22
I love this podcast. The hosts are excellent and wise. It’s become essential listening in recent times and I can’t wait to hear what they say about the latest twists and turns.
goldendoodle77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/06/22
Rory’s genuinely idiotic tweet about Trevor Noah - reflexive, mindless, deliberately misunderstanding - was the breaking point for me. The basic premise of the pod is that the hosts basically agree, but have different party loyalties. But your enjoyment of the show depends on believing in...Read full review »
Constant Reader Jr. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/22
Only wish we could get this level of honest insight into Australian politics although many of the issues are similar or at least rhyme! Literally wait for each episode to be released.
Aussiereg via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/05/22
Never has a podcast been needed like this one. A balanced smart podcast in a world of extreme views. Really enjoying it. Refreshing.
Embryonicboy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/22
Excellent interview and Julia Gillard is a class act; puts Scotty from marketing and The Max Monk in the shade. Brilliant.
infourtime via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/22
Brilliant podcast. Insightful and perspicacious. Two articulate and well-informed people.
Puddner via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/03/22
Political perspectives from two experienced men bringing objectivity, morality, brains and heart to all things politics. Thank you.
Thangboche via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/03/22
Quite refreshing when viewed from within the bin fire that is politics in 2022
Handtz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/22
This is a seriously good premise for a podcast and often very insightful… but… Alastair please stop turning this into a party political broadcast for the Labour Party. You seem to think it’s ok to go after the f*ING tories etc…. This podcast works because it’s in good faith and not partisan....Read full review »
Moaty&gazza via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/22
Simply great to lister two well informed people having a conversation about Politics. Delightful
AZxtrcv via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/22
Never miss this podcast - always learn something new . Invaluable source of news - UK and world - love it
Kateoldbean via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/01/22
Newly discovered this podcast and it’s just brilliant. Will be recommending it to my daughters year 11 friends studying global politics!
jengish via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/31/22
What an amazing interview. And I loved the French section at the end - so great to hear the man in his native tongue as well. He gives me courage to rekindle my languages even when I don’t feel nearly as smart in my deuxième and troisième langues, as Rory so aptly put it.
Lizzyloula via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/31/22
Much much better than Newsagents with a much more natural conversation
CinjunSanders via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/29/22
Loved to hear this interview and the analysis of the world now.
pointlessBT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/28/22
Brilliant podcast. One point - is Leo Varadkar not the first EU leader of Indian Heritage? You bestowed that honour on your new PM. Colm Hickey, Dublin.
Colm Hickey via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/28/22
This show is fantastic.
SKC314 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/27/22
This is frankly the only political podcast one mustn’t miss if you’re interested in Westminster politics and Britain’s wider role on the international scene particularly post Brexit. The content is highly insightful and both AC and RS refreshingly articulate, intelligently opinionated (as opposed...Read full review »
TN Switz. via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/27/22
I’m the same way horror films help people experience terror and trauma in a safe environment, this podcast can be a way to read current affairs safely.
Breadman'84 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/27/22
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