Reviews
Genuinely love the show and look forward to it every weekend. Brendan is such a skilful, enthusiastic, empathetic interviewer and always willing to have the craic too. Podcast segments perfect format too in case one misses the show. It’s the best show on Radio 1 bar none.
PeterH_Kilkenny via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/24/22
It’s a worthwhile discussion Brendan. as she says there is balance involved. We will never make headway whilst only exploring our thoughts and feelings. I’ve done it, and it’s dangerous when we go too far down that road.
Sow NG via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/21/22
So a big no for RTÉ podcasts
__random_ios_user__ via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/13/22
Only 20 sec of the Newsaer Panel uploaded today.
Alan Desmond via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/15/22
I love Brendan on the radio. He is far removed from the ‘sticking to the script’ style of presenting I often here on R1. He actively listens and responds to answers rather than just moving on to the next question. Also very empathetic-and not afraid to show it. Please presenters, stop being...Read full review »
Catriona L via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/27/22
I like RTE shows and they have some really talented journalists and broadcasters. However Brendan O’Connor is not at the races... he is too self indulgent and doesn’t dare invite guests on to his show who might possibly challenge his many flawed views!
Newstalk Fan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/10/22
Very biased liberal views unashamedly rammed down listeners throats with no sign of any balance or guests with views that differ to the hosts views. The show is obsessed with Covid 19 and pedals FEAR and panic at every opportunity. Terrible content, insufferable host and bland guests! 👎
2494837272 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
I do like Brendan’s out look! 👍👍👍
Bazkinas via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/12/21
This show has continued on a downward spiral since we lost Marion.
Mallarie121 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
Enjoy show . Have started my own podcasts
lorcan76 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/10/21
Brendan couldn’t lace Marian’s boots. Too busy interjecting with glib comments and his own opinions to allow a worthwhile conversation to develop. Please RTE, put ANYONE else into this slot.
MsHanniganMaths&Physics via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/03/21
Marian must be spinning if she hears the drivel this idiot puts out ever weekend. Turned off months ago.
Blueybird via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/28/21
Love the show. Can’t get podcasts referred to in programme. Edith Eger is one such example. In today’s show Brendan said he would upload the interview he did with her last year ...... no sign yet!
LadyElgan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/10/21
Playback / podcasts not available Why ? So slow? Should be able to access as soon as live shows finish Why do you advertise listen back?? Show is more a light entertainment magazine show. There is a market that valued the gravitas of the former Marion Finnucane RIP-shows which is not now...Read full review »
distant but devout fan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/10/21
I enjoy the show. Please upload the podcast each week. Annoying when only bits of the show is available. Thank you
moynalta via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/08/20
why bother having a podcast if you wont upload
AmyJane B via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/05/20
Broadcaster with a lot of character
jmg712 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/24/20
5 * for Brendan, I love the show, but have to unsubscribe and resubscribe every week to update the podcasts. I do not have to do this for any other podcast and am wondering with all the complaints why it cannot be sorted.
Duggie047 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/18/20
Why bother having Brendan o connors Sunday show as a podcast if youre only going to upload small snippets of the frivolous stuff? Where have the early panel discussions gone? Why bother I deed. So annoying!!!
Whites ear via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/12/20
Why have a podcast series if you not prepared to keep it up to date? And when you do bother to put them up put all the shoe up!!! Actually better still fire the person in charge of up loading podcasts and give the job to someone who cares enough to do a good job! Thanks
MagsCremin via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/27/20
I usually love Brendan’s show but the management of uploading the show’s podcasts is very poor. They’re rarely uploaded and it’s frustrating waiting on them each week. Brendan is hilarious and a good listen but you need some better management of this part.
Sammyc86 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/23/20
Pity no podcasts loaded !!!
sullk01 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/23/20
As am unable to listen to show at weekends am very disappointed that still no podcasts. So will sadly have to stop even trying. Evelyn
Lynpue123 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/23/20
I think he is the wrong person to have taken over the weekend show Damien who sat in for him for the last few shows was away better as a presenter but the person that should get it is Sarah who has been doing the morning show for the last few months she is a breath of fresh air Brendan is far too...Read full review »
Drum P via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/23/20
No podcasts uploaded since mid July. I love the show but can’t always listen live. 4 stars for quality, no stars for lack of updates
aycee2006 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/21/20
So annoying that the podcasts are unreliable. Why offer podcasts at all?
Mother.Bird via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/17/20
Great show but abysmal podcast availability. Contacted RTE regarding this numerous times but they’re not interested.
Sknnagin via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/12/20
I try to listen live now as the podcasts are so unpredictable. However, it’s difficult to find 2 hours free both Saturday and Sunday. Can you please put up the podcasts again. Thank you.
Lisa Lee G via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/02/20
In an era where tremendous female broadcasters are flourishing why this buffoon was chosen to replace Marian Finucane is a mystery up there to rival the third secret of Fatima. Oafish , leaden , lubberly ; in summary a lumpen time awaits those misfortunate enough to waste their time listening...Read full review »
Spirit of 73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/01/20
Why even offer a podcast when you can’t be bothered to get it out in a timely fashion.
david iain via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 07/11/20
Show itself can be good at times but how could it be so hard to simply update a twice a week show?! Really inconsistent and has been for ages.
this is avreally fun game! via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/28/20
I’d very much like to listen on a Monday morning as I can’t tune in on a Sunday. But it takes DAYS for the show to be updated on the player. Am I missing something? It’s Wednesday now and still no sign. Marian’s producers never took this long. Other than that, the show is good. Fairly humdrum,...Read full review »
wat1976wat via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/24/20
Why bother having a podcast if it doesn’t update. Shame on Rte and the developers of this pod it’s not that hard to get it right this is going on for weeks.
Daetony via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/23/20
Lately the show is not updating.
maritk21 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/15/20
By the time they get around to asking Decco to push a view buttons so that the podcast is available, the current affairs are no longer current. Seems to be an RTÉ thing. Maybe it’s above Decco’s pay-grade.
Ashtowner via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/08/20
Can you please upload shows within a few hours,what do all the staff in RTE do?!
Wrapthegreenflagaroundme via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/07/20
Same here. The most recent oneI can download is the 2nd of May. Tried deleting it from library and selecting it again but that didn’t work !! Can’t rate it asI haven’t heard it in a while
grumpymiddleageddad via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/07/20
Just wondering why the last show available is 25th April?? Come on - update please!
emci irwin via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/06/20
Poor presenter. Tries to be a comedian when this show needs a good interviewer. Never impartial which is what is needed. RTÉ wasted a lot of money hiring these “contractors” on VERY generous salaries when the are far more professional presenters on staff that would a far better job.
CorktoCanada via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/31/20
This must be his 145th attempt at being “cutting edge”.Mel Something today and he will no doubt be star struck as he always is with minor celebrities.Nearly as sad as his Rupert Pupkin punchline deliveries on his Saturday Night Show.In fairness,he won’t go away.
The Smiths Of Raheny. via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/30/20
Love this show - my staple for staying connected to home. But there is a problem with the podcast - I have unsubscribe, delete and then resubscribe everytime I want do get the latest shows...please fix, thanks.
Michael, NYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
Love this show Saturday or Sunday but you are not podcasting topics !!! .. for immigrants that cannot listen to live show this is a lifeline (listening to pods) .. Cmon Mr. O”Connor remember the immigrants
Eamo1236 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/20
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