What a typical patronizing BBC title. If critical thinking was allowed you would have no job and we would have never paid taxes to found the likes of Saville, Norton, Williamson or yourself
J Pilger via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/24/24
The prelim advert needs some variety
paulsplanet via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/24
I am anti-gun and am even more appalled at the gun culture in the US after listening to this podcast. I always get a chilling feeling whenever I drive by gun shops. Now I am even more repulsed from knowing the lobbying and “educating” that takes place in them. I know gun ownership, even gun...Read full review »
Klingrid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/24
Interesting topics and great speakers that thoroughly know their subject. However, the format is rather dull, overly scripted and pushes one sided views. This podcast could benefit from some actual debate and more diverse perspectives.
Bas_90 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/18/23
one of the few podcasts worth listening to.
fortyn via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 06/13/23
Broad-ranging discussions on sociological, historical, geographical, and other issues- a handy way to keep in touch with some of the key debates and issues in society. Lawrie is a genial, Intelligent, and enquiring host.
David Alcock via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/25/22
Informative, rational and entertaining. More like this appreciated.
Flugal27 via Apple Podcasts · France · 10/27/22
I am a great fan of Laurie’s podcasts but wonder why his interrogations of many interesting contemporary subjects have not, as far as I can tell, included his casting an eye on the two most important subjects for discussion of our time, the destruction of both our climate and biosphere.
michael mcsharry via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/02/22
I enjoy the guests and the topics (albeit I would prefer longer and more substantial conversations with those incredible thinkers). Sound quality, though, is very bad. Simply disrespectful to listeners… there is technology in place to mitigate outside noises, to level the volume of the host and a...Read full review »
coffee&pickles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/22
Every theatre show I go to is filled with women. Go to the national and try see a masculine man who hasn’t been dragged there. There are very few. Yet the woman proclaims on this that cultural is the preserve of a certain type of white man. Ha
In the beginning was the word via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/21
Laurie must be a wonderful teacher. He has a good sense of humor but more important he discusses topics in a way that offers a fresh perspective. History and sociology are combined with music to make episodes memorable. The recent episodes on CoVid and Freedom were intriguing. I hope he...Read full review »
Entropyman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/21
Best podcast of all time.
podcastthinker via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/24/21
Presenter Laurie Taylor takes up needle and thread to weave a tapestry of reflections on the diverse states of human affairs. The various strands of thought provoking material consist of insightful guests discussing their studies and resulting papers or books, while Laurie guides the conversation...Read full review »
Cozzum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
I enjoy these podcasts because they take a narrow and deep look at our social, working and domestic lives. Encyclopedic in scope for those interested in reflecting on culture through sociological lens.
podmind via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/24/21
I sure I listened to Laurie Taylor as a kid in the 1970s (unless I’m mistaken, but in any event a long time ago). I’m very glad he’s still around and still a presenter very much worth listening to.
Andrew265 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/21
This podcast is well presented, produced and thought provoking. The quality is extraordinarily high and it is beacon to all prospective podcasters.
liam Mcfee via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 05/17/21
Please keep making more, the host and topics chosen make for compelling listening.
tynan_aw via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/11/21
So intelligent and interesting.
Mrs PortlyRind via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 12/16/20
Laurie Taylor.. what went wrong? Blue collar up bringing but now a twisted woke wannabe.. u remind me of Bill Clinton. Gross 🤮
Dill BeBasio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/20
Everything is about the fAr right,nothing about the far left. Anti trump bs
very funny and clever pod via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/14/20
If you think the BBC is “a national treasure” you will like this programme. Indeed, I used to. But in fact it’s just typical BBC output - sneering at everything that isn’t left-liberal luvvie. I’ve had enough and am unsubscribing. Sort it out, BBC!
allotment30 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/08/20
I find this podcast interesting and insightful but wish guests didn’t need to be cut off all the time. I would prefer a 45 or 60 minute version.
very sad penguin via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/11/20
Huge thanks to the host and to the BBC and other partners that make this truly marvelous podcast happen.
tinu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/20
Absolutely fantastic! The interviews are insightful and I love all of the book recommendations. The one technical glitch is the audio feedback from the interviewer’s mic is not turned off when the interviewee is speaking and I found that a bit distracting. This is technical feedback that I hope...Read full review »
Isabelle is a belle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
Relevant, refreshing, entertaining.
SeppBund via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 08/23/20
Serious sociological analysis and fascinating insights from research. Love Lauries relaxed interviewing style.
damme lorraine via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/20
Really enjoy this as Laurie brings his own take on the topics. Great guests.
picton34 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/24/20
The guests are a bit hit and miss but some of the episodes are great
Tom_1357 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/20
chewing gum for the mind
Run rig via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/20
Wanted to get advice on branding, listened to wild notions about branding and the far right.
Brian456633 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/17/19
After visiting an old friend in the 9th and falling in love with Paris, I look forward to listing to this every day so I can keep building my sense of that magnificent city. I’ll be back one day, and until then, I savor each one of these with my coffee or while driving.
Music Man Rodriguez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/19
I fell asleep listening to this boring ducking podcast (in a good way)
miranda hayward via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/17/19
Lesley Croft Always interesting and inspiring.
patternrepeat via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 07/14/19
While in the US Army stationed overseas I started listening to the BBC at the behest of British soldiers. That was twelve years ago and I have continued to get my news and podcasts from the BBC ever since. I trust them and “thinking allowed” is one of the most enjoyable podcasts from the BBC. ...Read full review »
Kosovomp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/19
Sometimes great, sometimes not.
nickname7777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/19
Almost a public service, in my opinion. I enjoy every show. A valuable podcast in education to the public.
August Consumer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/19
Absolutely love this podcast, largely due to Laurie Taylor’s excellent , deft , funny and mellifluous delivery. There must be much skill in making it sound so easy and fun. More please!
fishstewtonight via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/19
Oh dear, it would be this week that I decide to post a review. The current episode—White Power in the US—was a bit of a train wreck and saved only by the polite forbearance of interviewee Kathleen Belew. By linking the entirely irrelevant Waco Siege to her work Laurie had either not read her...Read full review »
MBelderson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/11/18
A fantastic podcast, always interesting, always well done, always fantastic.
Eresunlapiz via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 12/06/18
Very left leaning, and I think that was always clear and not particularly a problem. However, the latest episode on “white privilege” was too much. It wasn’t just a left wing perspective, it was from the perspective of three hardcore ‘identitarians’, a niche hard left group of ideologues who...Read full review »
Chriss_M via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/18
Studies of subjects across a wide cross-section of issues affecting society today.
Lego4all via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/23/18
One of the best Radio 4 has to offer. Challenging to preconceptions, and a window on the world of Sociology.
Gladdis via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/18
Host Laurie Taylor manages to extract the essential information from each topic - most of which fall under the umbrella of Cultural Studies.
CanadianMusicNut via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/21/18
There is one thing thats really annoying and weird... hearing them breath all the time... sometimes the breathing is so weird that i can‘t really understand what is being said, because i can‘t stop concentrating on the breathing sounds.... maybe just turn the mic off when not talking?
Snowmansapartment via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/25/18
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