Reviews
I think I have a new favorite all-time podcast. The Rumor so perfectly captures the love of the game, the quest for the truth, and the struggle with finding the real story. Even the emotional beats were so well-crafted and presented that it pulled me further in and connected me even more....Read full review »
roballey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/22
It seems the just drag it out to fit in commercials. Itgquirs being entertaining.
MOMS COOK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/22
I can always listen to anything about baseball fandom of the Good Ol Days. This is a fun trip of friendship down memory lane!
Momtotgj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/22
This podcast took me back to a time during my younger teens. Not a fan of the Orioles, but Oriole park at Camden yards was always a magical place, even on tv.
I-6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/22
Was really interested in this story and it is interesting. However, the two hosts absolutely demolish it with their constant blather about their feelings. Get out of the way and just tell the story.
Ed Whibley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/22
This is interesting, and I grew up like these guys close to Baltimore following Cal, but these guys say if this story is true that Orioles tainted the streak. But Cal broke the streak 2 years earlier. This seems like fake drama on their part!
Etjohnson1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/22
The Cal Ripken story was great, but there is too much clutter here. Pete Rose is a fascinating figure, but I consider Jake Brennan’s ‘Disgraceland’ storytelling irresponsible and sensationalized and it’s more of the same here. No interest in this skating interview, even in the run-up to the...Read full review »
JJSpider via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/22
The remainder of the series becomes less and less impactful. Episodes are often meandering and drawn out. Check out the first ep then buyer beware.
Casually Business via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/18/22
I live in Baltimore so that might influence my interest in this story …. Either way, it’s just fantastic and so captures a lot that is unique to the Orioles and to this town 💕
Nicosylvan1978 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
This series is 6 episodes, which is about 2-3 too long. The personal journeys of the hosts are not really as interesting as they think they are, making this more of a slog than a fun trip down memory lane. What’s worse is that the “rumor” this show is based on is funny and was one of the things...Read full review »
Jimmy Dono via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
Investigative journalism in the style of true crime, but having entirely to do do with a rumor involving baseball’s Cal Ripken Jr., actor Kevin Costner, and a mysterious power outage. What is the truth? Does it even matter? Presenting your new binge-worthy podcast.
devinkeast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
LOVED this. As someone who grew up near Baltimore in the late 90s, I thoroughly enjoyed how the hosts captured the many complicated feelings and the (possibly unwarranted) hope and pride Orioles fans derived from Cal Ripken, Jr. during his streak to overcome Gehrig’s record.
UVAjen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/21
I am also not a baseball fan but this story is intriguing and well done. Appropriate levels of host jokes and narratives, but they allow the story to have center stage.
TKA-91362 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/25/21
Neither am I, but this is engaging storytelling. I am hooked. Fans in the stands. I love it. The writing, production, voices of the narrators, music, sound is👍
hazelbnr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
Throughly loved the adventure as you two did an amazing job of digging though the past to find the truth (and your own personal truths). PLEASE FOLLOW UP WITH ADDITIONAL SEASONS/RUMORS!!!
DaBoyd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
You don’t have to know Cal Ripken and his incredible streak, or even much about baseball at all, to find yourself enthralled with this 6-episode docuseries. Sam and Mac weave through twists and turns masterfully. I might even listen to this one again… Give the first episode a few minutes and I...Read full review »
jpmccord via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
I love the storytelling for Sam and Mac! Although I am a baseball fan, you don’t have be one to enjoy this podcast.
Willy Pancake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/21
This podcast should’ve been one episode long. I enjoy the actual podcasters themselves however The Rumour was proved false time and time again. The only thing that kept this podcast going was them saying “ya but what if the rumour IS true” after each interaction (in which it was proven false).
gibbi416 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/16/21
Super interesting and entertaining!!
gfvancouver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/21
Wow…I didn’t think the story made it too far beyond Maryland! I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of two podcasters trying to pry into the personal lives of these folks in order to prove the rumor true, so I was relieved when I realized that wasn’t their angle at all. As a matter of fact, as the...Read full review »
TrazeHD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/21
Really am enjoying listening back to all these 90’s ballplayers names and events. Great baseball stories!!! Well done guys.
juanlandez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/21
Great storytelling abounds in this podcast, thanks to the charms of two engaging hosts. Their banter is the stuff only true friends can produce. Well worth the listen even if you're, like me, absolutely not a fan of baseball or any other sport.Read full review »
incugirl42 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/21
As a Baltimore native who attended the GAME, I was curious about where this would go. I’ve heard the rumor for years but have always dismissed. There were some interesting revelations but I’ll leave potential listeners to make their own conclusions. I’m glad it came up as the big hurdle...Read full review »
tfj112233 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/21
California's East Bay Area, where I grew up and live currently, gave me the opportunity to root for the winning Oakland As of the 70s and the amazing SF Giants of the 2010-14 era. That said, I wasn't sure I would dig a podcast about an East Coast baseball team. But, surprise, I loved it...Read full review »
Dbaglwuagdjw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/21
It quickly became a podcast too focused on these guys talking about their feelings and childhoods.
Joel Hamilton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/21
Five stars! Great hosts! Great story!
Mamaceuel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
Despite my lack of sports knowledge and interest, really… I found this story so compelling. Thank you for telling it.
klr320 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/21
I will give major props to Sam and Mac for creating multiple episodes without any new or interesting information about the actual premise of the podcast. If you are going to listen in hopes of learning something earth shattering about the actual rumor you will be disappointed. What is interesting...Read full review »
ltw001 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/21
I’m surprised by how much I am enjoying this podcast. The exploration of the rumor is fascinating and I love how much finding out the truth means to them as Oriole fans.
mmhammond via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/21
I do remember following Cal Ripken Jr. back in the 90’s although I don’t really follow baseball. I do however love a good conspiracy story and all the side stories that go along with it. keep up the good work.
wyonatv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/21
I’m not even into sports and loved it! GREAT JOB GENTLEMAN!
autumn23232323 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/21
Spoiler: there’s no real story here. They chase a salacious rumor that fairly quickly reveals itself to be false to anyone who doesn’t desperately want it to be true. Then they struggle to impart meaning to the rather dull journey they’re on. By the last episode, this descends into parody. The...Read full review »
Tonbo721 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/21
The Rumor is a podcast about two O's fans who repeatedly state: "We're looking for the answer" to the rumor about Cal Ripken, the Streak, and a night in August of 1997 when a game was called due to a light bank outage. But they're not looking for "the answer"....Read full review »
triggercut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/21
I’m a sucker for sports conspiracy theories and when I found this one from listening to your bears podcast I fell in love with it. Keep up the great work and also if you guys finish this at some point maybe you guys could do a podcast on all of the different sports conspiracy theories and...Read full review »
Abraham360 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
I HATE baseball. I am known for making jokes about how much I hate baseball. But I LOVED this podcast. The podcasters are great story tellers and effective but hilarious investigators. Their authenticity about their emotional connection to the game and their ability to communicate it really...Read full review »
Marley Insomniac via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Yes, I love baseball, and yes, I love gossip and chasing down rumors, just like many of us. But this is just purely delightful and fun. Highly recommend.
aurahxxxx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/21
This story wanted to be so good… but it just wasn’t. Such a letdown in the end. Sorry guys, nice try and all but I want my money back… oh, wait…
I Can't Handle The Truth via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/01/21
As a diehard fish fan, I found that u guys nailed it on what it is like to be a true fan Great story… I enjoyed it immensely
kook239 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/21
Gave this ago after hearing Sam & Mac on The Bronx Pinstripes Show pod! What a fascinating listen and a true intriguing story so well presented by Sam & Mac. Brilliant 👍🏻👍🏻
bigcliff1903 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/21
This is truly inside baseball.
ntcanida via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
Yep
Interesting show
ABT5C via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
For someone in their 30s reckoning with the changes in baseball this is the perfect podcast. From JFK conspiracy discussions to electrical expertise to Hollywood gossip, the podcast also has plenty for non baseball fans
Dylan Prior via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
As an avid 1990’s Cleveland Indians fan I remember watching Cal Ripken break the record. This podcast is great!!
SCinElyria via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
Don’t miss this podcast just because it’s sports related; it’s fantastically done and well worth your time. Enjoy.
Jocelyn33333 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
Guys, I so enjoyed your telling of this story! You thoughtfully, thoroughly and suspensefully shared this amazing story about a man who is a legend to so many of us from Baltimore! 💕
klindsayhatch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
I don’t even like baseball and I loved this podcast. I cried while listening to the last episode. Such a great story!! ❤️
CancerBoA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
No need to be a baseball fan, I’m not! But I am a huge fan of mysteries, and I’m definitely an armchair detective! Extremely well done , thorough 💛
Tulips21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
Enjoy the show and need more stories like this!
madlemgw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
By episode four, there is no doubt that you’re listening to a tall tale of half-truths, conjecture and speculation, and the conclusion will be a statement that we already know: “The rumor is false.” It’s one option to kill some time on a long road trip. 1 star because it is a classic example of...Read full review »
Courageous Reader via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
The “subject” doesn’t matter,‘it’s all the other aspects of this podcast that makes this podcast worth listening to! I’m not a baseball fan, but, I love tagging along with Sam and Mac as they investigate a “Rumor.” As I set out each day for my daily walk, I look to see if they’ve dropped another...Read full review »
bongobee1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
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