Loved this one. No idea about basketball but it was riveting. You felt so proud of him at the end. And I always wait for Terry O’Reilly to say “Never, ever give up.” It’s a mantra.
ravenisle via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/02/21
Simply inspiring. Well researched, written, produced and hosted. Can’t recommend this pod cast enough. Another example of the O’Reilly family production excellence
zxcbbmmlkjhgfdsa via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/21/21
I love this podcast and can’t wait to hear the next episodes. And it’s another member of the O’Reilly family—how could anyone not love this family? I’ve been listening to Terry for years and just love his style. It’s great that the tradition continues in the next generation. Keep up the...Read full review »
Schmansi via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/19/21
I really enjoy this podcast and find myself riveted even when it’s about someone I don’t know. However, the host needs to find her own voice. I have listened to her dad’s podcast for years and while the diction sounds natural to him, it sounds forced for his daughter. I would enjoy this podcast...Read full review »
Dontfixwhatwasntbroken via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/16/21
I enjoy this series, but I cannot remove them once I’ve heard. Very annoying
shama58 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/13/21
I really like the concept of the show and the stories. However, the recap at the end by Terry is unnecessary and paternalistic. Why does the host’s dad have to come in at the end and recap? Makes no sense.
greenrug via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/09/21
Thanks for an inspiring podcast!Contrary to what one reviewer wrote about how they were bothered by how well everything is enunciated and clearly and slowly spoken, I appreciate these qualities in the podcast. It’s the podcast where people just seem to blather on endlessly off the cuff that irk...Read full review »
Robinwild1 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/08/21
They have ZERO, none, not one of the subjects songs or music. Pay for the rights otherwise this podcast is a let down.
YetiOnCocaine via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/07/21
I love this show for many reasons! It’s been one of the best sources of positivity in what’s been a very negative year. I’m always so inspired and moved emotionally, especially at the end; the theme music just hits me in a special way, and uplifts me! Thank you to each of you for all the hard...Read full review »
Jodie Giesz-Ramsay via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/06/21
This podcast is interesting, has great content but I get lost in the details of the story telling. There’s just too much and it should be shortened/heavilymedit for impact. The storytelling can be monotonous at times causing me to lose interest. Potential is there. Needs more polish.
Dancin' Shay via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/04/21
I love this podcast! Sydney, you are so talented in how you create an interesting profile on those you cover! Thank you O’Reilly’s for giving us a great podcast to listen to! Janet
Weasel53 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/26/20
This podcast is addictive! I just keep coming and I can’t wait for more. The small end summary followed by “never, ever give up” is so inspiring. Never, ever stop making this podcast!
General Minecraft via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/19/20
I love the stories and the theme of perseverance. It’s the podcast I tell everyone about including my teens. Never, ever give up!
Patton-Family via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/15/20
Could you do one on the marvel movies if they have had any rejections Awesome podcast
asher newman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/01/20
I really love the concept of this podcast, and learned a lot about people I admire and how they pushed through rejection. But oh god, the way BOTH hosts end sentences sounds incredibly forced. Like, every single sentence is supposed to be a cliffhanger to maintain listener interest. Like, “......Read full review »
mvb_96 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/21/20
this podcast has become my new favourite. i love the way the story unfolds. i appreciate the closing observations and ‘thought points’
flaneur88 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/17/20
I enjoy this podcast, but always need to stop once the main story is done. I don’t need a mansplaining recap of what I just heard.
nick654745 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/20
My only complaint is that there aren’t more episodes since I’m listening to them so quickly! Keep it up!!!
Lil Batty via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/20
Loved this. Came to mind as to why riffs from the album were not used as bumpers through this. Would have peppered it nicely. Is it a rights or referencing issue? Thankyou to all staff involved.👌
scott 516 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/20
I like this podcast but I seriously cannot comprehend how they drag the ads on so long. Half the ads aren’t even promoting the topics, it’s just droning on and on about breakfast. And promoting the dairy industry in this day and age seems so unethical. It’s like promoting smoking.
kriskros69 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/28/20
Love this Podcast. Your ability to relay the artist struggle in story manner is a gift which I love. It keeps me interested and intrigued. Inspiration,Motivation and Persistence oozes as a common thread and finally SUCCESS because...They DID NOT GIVE UP! Every single podcast has left me knowing...Read full review »
Pevlin via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/18/20
I really enjoy this podcast - the stories are interesting, well-written, and engaging. I am eagerly awaiting your next episodes!
Bbe1905 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/15/20
This podcast slaps so hard I love it
The Ryhmesmith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/20
The stories themselves aren’t bad but I can’t stand Terry’s constant editorializing and summarizing in his pompous slow voice. Leave the show to your daughter, Terry! We can do without you!
Lover of birds! via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/25/20
I absolutely love this podcast. I am an educator out to teach young people that rejection and failure is an opportunity not something to avoid! This podcast brings to light some of the most successful people and their journey of rejection first! I share this with my friends, family and students...Read full review »
kdbyrne via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/16/20
Enjoy this podcast. Don’t understand why Terry takes another 2-3 minutes to summarize the information that was just provided. Very repetitive.
suz'n'ruff via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/13/20
This podcast has all the elements I like: it’s well-researched, interesting, and has an engaging host. Each episode was an encouraging and inspiring look at how people managed to triumph even with (and sometimes because of) some very harsh setbacks. Highly recommend.
Iciedog via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/07/20
Love, love, love! Inspired you to never give up trying!
ross123540 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/03/20
I’m loving this podcast! Great storytelling, inspirational and up-lifting. This podcast pairs so well with ‘Under the Influence’ and even boasts a catchy and fun theme music. Keep em coming!
all nicknames taken 2635271 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/30/20
This podcast is amazing, humbling, inspiring! Well told, great end summary! Sad that I have listened to them all. I want more!
aaaaaaaabbbbbbbbcccccccv via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/27/20
I am really impressed by the way The host is maturing and evolving with each episode. I am growing to look forward to new episodes. Well done. Thank you for your work.
Dawn Luv via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/27/20
My favourite podcast!! It’s wonderful to see someone shining a light on what kind work goes into journeys to success. I wish there were weekly episodes!
organicmicrowave via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/27/20
This is a fascinating podcast. Every episode is spellbinding. I hate to come to the end of each story. One of the best!
Mayfirst in Victoria BC via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/07/20
I’ve read and listened to Terry O’Reilly’s lessons on marketing for many years - but, as awesome as his works are, Sidney O’Reilly’s podcast (The Rejection Podcast) is amazing. Every well told stories, packed with research and stories into the person in focus of each podcast. This podcast is...Read full review »
JPfromNS via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/03/20
Appealing, great storytelling, empowering!
Tania.Jimenez via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/02/20
What a great concept... my only gripe is that’s it not every week!!
The Refined via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/29/20
So well written and delivered... Sydney, you’re great! Suggestion; don’t need the mansplaining at the end. But if that’s what it takes, that’s what it will be.
Mystique1975 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/29/20
Those fabulous Canadians have done it again! An audio delight from start to finish. Great, classic stories of perseverance in the face of non stop rejection, they are all very uplifting in the end . As it should be. I for one love this show, I love Under The Influence, I love TPB, I love...Read full review »
ChefElectric via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/28/20
Great podcast. Uplifting, educational with a great concept. Way too many adds for a 30/40 min podcast though
Foxgirl88 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/28/20
I religiously check for new episodes - they’re all INCREDIBLE. Love the voice, love the info, love the subjects!
@hellooleesha via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/25/20
Very interesting and informative...but quite incomplete without sound bytes from the artists being described.
steph_wong via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/18/20
Really, really interesting podcast! Who knew that these successful people went through all this rejection? Not me ...until now! Can’t wait for every episode.
nscaper via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/14/20
This podcast is insubstantial, corny and sometimes just stupid. You can get the same information from scanning a People magazine article. In fact, it’s like having a student from grade 7 summarize a People magazine article. Too bad.
Andrew-Jon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/20
The podcast itself is decent. However, the majority of the subjects are all white people with connections and wealth. I like that it shows that even famous, successful people face rejection, but it would be great to hear stories about people from more diverse backgrounds who had to struggle...Read full review »
superdupershan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/30/20
Informative and inspiring. I like the tales of people’s starts and their challenges along the way. It would great to get some Canadian figures like Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, Jan Arden, Rick Mercer, and others. I look forward to hearing more of them.
DR5966 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/28/20
Thank you so much for this podcast! It gives me hope! LOVE IT!
Jolie_Dixie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/28/20
In a world where everyone has to have a ‘perfect’ life on social media, this podcast shows the nuances of success and the sometimes hardships and disappointments of life. A great podcast for teens to listen to, and underhand that begins success lies a truckload of hard work and sometimes...Read full review »
Saskiajk via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/26/20
Such a funeral to look into stories you would never think to look up yourself. This show inspires and is a great listen every week
Murraygrindon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/20
I love this show! I am always so excited to see who the next rejection story is about. I listen when I’m home relaxing or on a run. It’s the perfect length. Excellent host and choice of stories. 5 stars!!!
Buzzyfeed88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/20
podley85 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/16/20
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