Reviews
2 old pompous has-beens discussing the taste and smell of each other’s farts.
sanderphil via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/29/24
Smug, irritating, a bit of an echo chamber. A real insight into a single point of view, shared by both presenters. I listen every week.
TomWG1990 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/24
I agree that the podcast is well presented and informative but I think both presenters are underegging their privilege and connections. In today’s episode, Alastair says that he doesn’t feel like he’s connected to the political elite - but he reviews speeches for Keir Starmer and worked for Tony...Read full review »
celbalrai via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/24
Great Podcast if you want a break from the American news. It’s also nice hearing world news like in the days past.
Dragonwings121 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/24
The courts in the US are NOT political!!! If judges or prosecutors try to prosecute for political reasons, they can’t. They to not have the power to prosecute. Only grand juries can indict someone. The grand juries in the US, and all juries in the US, are composed of randomly selected...Read full review »
Peony4440 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
Such an informative discussion, tackling the challenging issues of the day in an enjoyable and insightful debate. They also get fascinating guests on their show. PS I love Rory’s book and may even give Alistair’s book a listen now too. Thanks chaps, keep it up :)
Mimi Luke via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/24
I’m afraid I’m starting to switch off from your broadcast. I feel your opinions are now sounding scripted and packaged. Everyone has got opinions looking for a market, the best selling ones however have a journey behind them that the listener is invited to take. I’m afraid but all I’ve seen in...Read full review »
Giorgio_ne via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/24
I clicked into a free download of one of these podcasts and only listened to part of one, and now I’ve been charged nearly $60 for a subscription that I didn’t want - how do I get a refund for this?
DB_Aus via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/14/24
Great podcast from two completely plausible individual opinions Always fair respectful and measured without being bland. Helps in this climate of fake news and confusion Thank you
A Mardel via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/14/24
I truly enjoy your podcast with Mr Campbell and the banter between the two of you. I always learn something worthwhile about UK politics and the world in general. I have been a fan of yours for many years and admire your escapades throughout the world and your informed, common sense thinking on...Read full review »
21Hawk via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/12/24
Rory Stewart continues to demonstrate how a Conservative politician could be the most progressive politician of his generation. Alistair Campbell continues to be the smug, self-satisfied, ego-driven Blair spin doctor who Malcolm Tucker was based on. Equal parts inspiring and infuriating.
Prosperodukeofmilan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/11/24
Listener since day 1, had to unsubscribe. I can’t in good conscience listen to the Hamas-loving, Qatar-apologist nonsense coming from this podcast any longer. To call for an unconditional ceasefire from Israel with no mention of the dismantling of Hamas is the height of privilege and...Read full review »
Zman2510 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/24
A must listen every week.
ted14356 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/24
I have found both Alastair and Rory’s ignorance about the current Middle East situation unbelievable. For commentators who criticise the UK government they can’t distinguish between the Israeli government and Israel itself. The ignore the plight of hostages, the incoming rocket fire or the...Read full review »
cantevenleavereview666 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/24
The Rest is Politics offers excellent insights into politics, guided by the knowledgeable Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell. The podcast shines in subject matter but falls short in balance. While Stewart is open to discussing issues across the board, Campbell's critiques appear less...Read full review »
Danmontero via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/07/24
Thing in common -Amnesia. Likeable as they are I can’t forgive Rory Stewart for standing by Austerity- as councils go bankrupt and nothing works, he still defends it. What a fool. It was a false economy. Alistair Campbell equally likeable put his career above people’s lives. He has blood on his...Read full review »
comedian who loves history via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/24
Appalling comments from Campbell suggesting that Kate Garraway’s husband would have been happy to die before his time if it meant he had Tony Blair speaking at his funeral! For someone who keeps telling us how much of a “comms” expert he is, even by Campbells atrocious standards that’s a new low.
Voodoo thursday via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/24
I look forward to listening to this podcast every week and miss it in between shows. I don’t think you can give a higher accolade than that . The chemistry between Rory and Alistair works really well and their different styles complement each other. We are lucky to have them and I dread either or...Read full review »
Daisyfraser via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/24
You keep complaining of the rise of the populist, hard right in the large European democracies. But why not spend an episode on the real reasons why European citizens are shifting their political support in that direction? Why not spend some time on the rising discontent/disgust with the...Read full review »
Michael of Beaujolais via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/01/24
A podcast by libs, for libs.
Jrok99 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/24
So Rory and Alistair are talking about Modi, about how he as the leader of a country is openly promoting Hindu interests at the expense of those of India’s Muslims and has surrounded himself by ultra-nationalists. And Rory compares him to Hamas, not Netanyahu. It is entirely possible to be...Read full review »
Yilk* via Apple Podcasts · France · 01/29/24
I decided to give podcasts a try and came to this one seeing it in the Top Charts. Sadly found Rory’s views to be quite ill-researched specifically on international matters. E.g. on the new temple built in India he completely missed mentioning the most important bit - ie the underlying decades...Read full review »
An Indian in London via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/24
I normally enjoy this podcast and the discussion of British politicians and politics. However, they are just starting to seem like biased antisemites. Israeli “settler” sheep are terrorising Palestinian sheep accordingly to some other journalist? Seriously? Was there any fact checking done before...Read full review »
Fab Red Head via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/22/24
For six months I’ve enjoyed The Rest is Politics but I’m starting to be irritated by one or two things. Forgive me both of you but you can sound a bit self promoting. If you want to tell us about a book you’ve written then separate it from the discussion, and properly tell us about. You won’t...Read full review »
Philip Iszatt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/24
Easily my favourite podcast - the breadth of topics covered from one episode to the next is remarkable and always end up learning something new. Special shout out to Rory. Always believed he would of made an excellent PM and the podcast reaffirms that belief.
Js179111 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/24
They don’t read them ☹️
Rhj501 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/24
No
brixbb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/24
This used to be my favourite podcast by far and I thought you both complemented each other so well and supported humanity! To hear your unwavering support for Starmer is sickening when he has supported Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. You both rave about humanity but are just...Read full review »
he1345678 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/24
Oh come on who amongst us didn’t laugh their socks off at a recent 5 star review… ‘ in a world of political deception, lies and rogue behaviour…blah blah’ and then lauds Campbell for presenting a balanced view … Hysterical! Did this reviewer not realise his opening line was the epitome of...Read full review »
'not of an age' via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/24
Hearing Campbell and Stewart talk about their live-in maids (their partner and wife) tells you everything there is to know about their ability to represent and talk about half of the population. Their utter and oblivious contempt for women is last illustrated by their analysis of Bangladesh...Read full review »
TrailDK via Apple Podcasts · France · 01/11/24
I faithfully listen to all The Rest is Politics podcasts and look forward to them. I learn a great deal about countries and events that are not covered by main stream media. The interaction between Alastair and Rory is thoughtful and very informative . I particularly appreciate the detailed...Read full review »
Toronto Gran via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/10/24
Rory Stewart boasting is increasingly annoying!
MacPuce via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/24
Started great, now it has begun to succumb to just being a pod for generating revenue. These chaps are very well off, should not be adding offers in their descriptions and now ads before and in the middle of shows. Oh they are so concerned about creating a more positive world, just gotta line...Read full review »
W.AlanRose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/24
A refreshing look into domestic and global politics by 2 very knowledgeable insiders. None of the usual party political bluster, just sensible and insightful commentary. Well done!
Fidgety Feet via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/24
This is the only podcast about politics I actually listen to and love. I’ve always loved Rory even though he’s a Tory. Shame they’re events at the Royal Albert Hall aren’t diverse. I would love to go but might feel awkward
Black Girls love politics via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/24
I’ve listened to a lot of these episodes. Rory is first class and I struggle to comprehend quite how well read, well connected, and experienced he is at just 50. His command of geography and history is seriously impressive. Football less so, as Alastair periodically points out! I’m a fan too...Read full review »
Simon_473 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/24
What we learn about the background to the Westminster headlines is valuable, but as far as Scottish news is concerned, the coverage is not balanced or impartial. Both Rory and Alistair claim to be proud Scots, but since neither believes in independence, the political analysis we enjoy about...Read full review »
better a rainy day on a hill via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/24
Some interesting analysis but typical Westminster bubble, centrist dads politics
Sirus0987 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/23
Two odious scrotes - no simpler way to put it
yowachachacha via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/26/23
I find this podcast increasingly hard listening. Alastair is increasingly tribal and has an inability to see a balanced point of view. From my perspective I want balanced arguments from two people who used to be in government. Unfortunately this is lacking life and more
speckledhen1992 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/23/23
In a world of political deception, lies and rogue like behaviour, Rory and Alistair deliver regular and timely news and updates for those of us who are not so easily lured into the farcical extremes of the left or right wing circuses. Balanced and informed
KK-Headcharge78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/22/23
I check in regularly to hear progressive tears, also to listen to Campbells hagiographic bumblings. If you take your world view from this psyop you’re an idiot.
Singapore Tom via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/22/23
I’m not subscribing to 2 feeds of the same podcast - put the ‘Leading’ interviews on the main feed please
Chalky2000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/21/23
If you are new to politics and looking for a reliable source to understand political terms and processes, I highly recommend checking out The show features Roy, who does a great job of explaining the complexities of politics, while Aliaster provides entertaining and opposing viewpoints. It's...Read full review »
BCarr99 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/23
I could hardly believe my ears when Rory suggested that Jeremy Hunt might become the next Tory leader! That might be what you would want Rory, but what you want is irrelevant and in this case totally out of touch. JH is utterly loathed in the Conservative Party - probably the last person their...Read full review »
outraged from Tunbridge Wells via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/16/23
Discussion of relevant content from two very different but balanced points of view. Whatever your political beliefs & understanding these guys have been there seem it & done it. They are intelligent polyglot's with an in-depth understanding of the machinations of political...Read full review »
Flick Harris via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/16/23
In theory, one presenter on the left of the political debate and one on the right. Nice idea and I love to see a frank discussion between people whose views differ. However, the discussions between these two gentlemen are often biased towards actors whose views may superficially differ but who,...Read full review »
Spendthrift67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/23
This is such a good podcast. Nice and balanced. News discussed even handedly. Politics has got way too emotive lately. Just the facts and the extra insight/knowledge bought by the presenters and the guests. Thank you!
Madgers via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/23
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