After many, many years of listening I just can’t listen to the new co-host anymore. She is a terrible presenter so must cancel
Doreader via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/23
You should have a new section to finish the episodes. Something more “relaxed” like recommendations for things to watch or read related to the topics you are discussing
marthir via Apple Podcasts · Colombia · 04/21/23
The big lie: CFR is non-partisan. The truth: CFR is a mouthpiece of the DNC.
BGreig3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/23
Both of the speakers seem like intelligent people, so why do they have this naive, silly, dumb idea that somehow it’s good for Mother Earth if America doesn’t explore and develop new oil reserves?? News flash: oil is FUNGIBLE! If the world needs x number of barrels of oil on a daily basis to...Read full review »
Geoplanter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/23
Bon uses the term, “the front,” too often as a synonym for “category.” It primarily should refer to warfare. In the 3/9/2023 episode, he goes from discussing the film All Quiet on the Western Front to asking about “the documentary front.”
poor app issues via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/23
The new co-host is awful. Way worse than who she replaced.
Podcast-listener-fella via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/23
The Council on Foreign Relations is simpatico with how I see the world. Don't always agree with their guests conclusions but I appreciate how they get there. Truly intriguing and thought provoking.Read full review »
TexasGooner6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/23
Historically a very informative and insightful weekly update with limited political bias or at least a summary of both sides… that is now gone with the recent cohost addition.
GoGiants415 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/23
I really hate having to write this review because I have been listening to The World Next Week weekly since 2015. It was my favorite podcast for a very long time and I widely recommended it to others. However, the podcast has taken a significant turn for the worse after Carla Robbins replaced...Read full review »
Schlag150 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/23
This is a decent podcast for providing an overview of upcoming world events. Usually, the hosts and guests are neutral, except when they discuss domestic politics. On that subject, their liberal bias shines brightly, and ruins the show. For instance, on a recent show discussing the US midterms,...Read full review »
SWVAListener8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/22
The female co-host is apparently anti-republican. Her review of the upcoming midterm elections only provided one side of the situation. There are also MANY examples of democrats who denied the 2016 election results as well.
trussvilledgc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/22
Excellent podcast, really informative and get the underlying points across very well
sksks10101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/04/22
I enjoy listening to cfr. Some really good insights I haven’t found from other places.
[REDACTED] USER via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/22
It’s obvious that these guys know what they’re talking about, but they speak very clearly and provide context for those of us who are less well versed in foreign policy. I would recommend giving this one a try even if you, like me, don’t normally listen to this kind of podcast.
isyhassy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/22
Thoughtful and thought provoking. Thank you.
1amTHUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/07/22
xcnitti via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/20/22
A fantastic podcast. I highly recommend listening to The World Next Week to stay informed on foreign affairs.
Red Raider MDR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
Thank you so much for this podcast. It’s great listening to intelligent conversation and educated analysis on what is happening globally.
FluidFX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/22
I’m a novice at foreign policy but it’s on my weekly show to catch up on important world events not covered by mainstream media. Bob and Jim +guests do a great job of summarizing complex issues.
PNW_Listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/22
I listen to these CFR podcasts to be informed about foreign affairs, and these podcasts generally are good for that. My issue with them, though, is technical. They seem to be overly edited in order to make episodes play as quickly as possible. Maybe the producers think listeners will get bored...Read full review »
Michael Greenan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
I look forward to Thursdays and hearing about the events to follow on the world stage in the coming week. I also appreciate Bob McMahon and Jim Lindsay’s curation and highlights of what to look for. Keep it coming please!
we're all connected via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/21
I listen for the content and perspective. However this (and sister podcast President’s Inbox) suffer great from editing style, which I could only describe as “cramming”. Someone is trying to fit as much material in 25 mins as can possibly fit by cutting out pauses, chopping phrases and...Read full review »
NotARobotListening via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
I’ve been listening almost 20 years & love Carla the BEST of the Bob/Jim subs. Great speaker, sensible, focused & succinct. Please keep her. C del Re
c king 52 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/21
A few insights into the world but most of the so called experts are the same idiots that so badly screwed up the Afghanistan withdrawal.
This Ken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/21
These people are complete State Department/CIA stooges, so I find the program interesting to listen to once in a while to get a read on the CIA’s next coup’s, color revolutions, and false flags. People like this have rendered all of American social science hollow and meaningless and should be...Read full review »
Joseph LB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/21
This is good journalism. CNN, Fox, and other “news” outlets should take notes. No opinions, no slanted news, just facts. Great job. I just wish it was longer. Look forward to listening every week!
Jackskffbdlbskncn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
This podcast actually does quite a good job of trying to remain impartial compared to other political podcasts. Sure there is a skew to this “globalist” view but I dare you to find me an institution or podcast that doesn’t lean either way. And even so their personal views are very sparse and...Read full review »
L551037 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/21
Pauses, breaths, commas, and other non-verbals are an important part of oral communication. Please reconsider editing them out. Listeners can play at 1.5x or 2x already. Thank you. Other than that, very interesting content.
FrankXray via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/21
In listening to the credits it sounds like there are a number of women supporting with research, production and tech for this program and yet the podcasts hosts are men...Representation matters and so does diversity of perspective. Please consider diversifying your hosts.
325Listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
I absolutely love this podcast and look forward to it every week. I am constantly looking for new podcasts and I can't find anything that comes close to this one. It seems quite unbiased and un-partisan, which is a rare thing.Read full review »
Buffalo Buns via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/21
The Council is very nearly a century old and an excellent forum. The podcast thoughtfully puts coming events in context from an American perspective.
waveman1968 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 01/30/21
This show is phenomenal. Bob & Jim are great hosts. But lately the show has transformed to “The US Next Week”
Nathalya.Molina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/21
In the Jan 7 show you say the"gentleman" who was sitting with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk. Really? A white supremest rioter who illegally broke into the White House is a gentleman?Read full review »
miqmak via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/08/21
I really enjoy listening to this, it gives you interesting news stories from around the world that you dont usually hear about. The foreign policy for the coming week that they discuss in detail is highly interesting. My favourite section is the figures of the week as they help to put global...Read full review »
eunoia. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/21
I am a first time listener. I learned a little and pondered along with you all on so many things. Thank you
Aunt Lid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/20
For busy people like me, I enjoy news that’s thorough when needed but also as concentrated as possible. This half hour show is one of my favorites to look forward to each week because it packs such a punch of fascinating and well-reported stories. It’s about as non-partisan and objective as one...Read full review »
DC art guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/20
Enjoy your perspectives
Jcolehower via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/20
Coverage of a wide range of international events dispassionately and incisively.
Stanley Square via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/21/20
Measured and informative with context provided concisely to developing political issues around the globe . Free from the ideological taint the rest of this type show both the weekly and daily , seem incapable of avoiding
20digits via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/20
This is a well written and interesting show. The hosts are knowledgeable and well matched.
katandbrandon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/20
Excellent podcast to learn about what’s on the agenda for US foreign policy horizon every week. But Jim Lindsay, you are a historian and so it pained me to hear you use the term neo-Ottomanism on November 12, 2020. My only small critique on the last several years.
Jvgnzsablb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/20
Really well good portrayal of the neocon perspective
jazzydunham via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/20
I listen to all your episodes and can recommend the podcast highly. However, your editing process somehow eliminates all the mini-gaps in conversation, having the effect that no speaker sounds like they ever pause to breathe in or out between sentences. Make the podcast a minute shorter and...Read full review »
Ysbere via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/26/20
I always come back to this podcast to get a well rounded update on global news, when my homeland news seem to forget there are other countries too in the world. The hosts are well prepared and bring up interesting points always. Highly recommend!
vogel5543 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 10/21/20
They are very objective and reach the issues that are often missed by media that deal with the here and now. Anyone listening to this podcast is lucky to have this team do the heavy intellectual lifting required to know what is happening in the future. PS, not too US centric either.
neike310 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/09/20
This is my favorite podcast. Whether you agree or disagree with the CFR, the podcast offers calm and rational mainstream coverage of current world events. My only complaints are that the program is too short (an hour would be great), and sometimes they focus too much on the USA. America is a...Read full review »
ProgressivePete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/20
I listen to this podcast over the weekend to have grasp of what will happen the following week. The hosts hold a very lively discussion, analyse current events and trends. Overall, it’s interesting and insightful. Totally recommended for people interested in international affairs
Diego McGarry via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 08/30/20
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