Reviews
You have my rapt attention every Monday evening. I first started listing just because I was interested in tornadoes but I learn something new about weather every week. The discussions are fascinating to me, no matter who the guests are.I also appreciate your levelheaded insights and knowledge. I...Read full review »
Jaybird6925 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/22
I so thoroughly enjoy this podcast. I’m a truck driver and I also have a background in weather myself from the army and love listening to this as I’m traveling the states. I love all the interesting topics and funny antics that make me laugh along the way. I hope this podcast can last forever!...Read full review »
DavidCWatson1990 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/21
Makes me feel normal for being a weather nerd. Great guests, great hosts. The honorable James Spann with a cast ranging from Bill Murray (no not that one), Nate, and Aubrey. Guests including storm chasers, NWS employees both past and present, and those who were directly involved in the storm. I...Read full review »
It awsomer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/21
Love your podcasts! I grew up in Arkansas and now live in California, so I don’t get much weather here. But I use you guys to both keep me up to date and to continue to increase my knowledge of weather (I use to work as a meteorologist for air quality). I have told so many family and friends...Read full review »
giddyslick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
I’ve been a WeatherBrains listener for many years and very much enjoy the show. From the guests and panelists sharing viewpoints and thoughts on the weather enterprise and how to improve it, it’s very informative.
Jamberson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/21
Great viewpoints and great guests. It’s nice to hear from fellow meteorologists in a long form podcast. I’m a winter weather guy so I’m always bias toward cold weather talk, but I understand why the focus is severe weather. Looking forward to another decade of Weatherbrains. Congratulations on...Read full review »
Jamesgilbertwx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/21
I learn something new every week.
FARTING GORILLA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/21
I learned about James from a friend. I randomly looked up to see if he has a YT channel then what do ya know!! Love you guys! (P.S. James, I live in Nashville (OHX).
hhhooper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
The audio in this podcast keeps me from coming back from more. Sound effects are hugely unnecessary but if you insist on using them, turn the friggin volume down! Half of the people talking are garbled and too quiet because the audio in video chat is terrible so I have the volume cranked way...Read full review »
squiddy7863 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/19
There is much more to the weather than an evening 5 minute report on TV. This is an outstanding look at the profession and the passion behind these public service professionals.
davep sj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/18
Not enough info, too chatty, technical issues on the air. Unlistenable.
marcosophone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/18
This used to be my favorite podcast because it was so interesting and I like to learn about weather. I noticed in the last 6 months all the episodes are of half the guys on the panel complain about everyone not using the same color codes and not on the same page for watches and warnings. We get...Read full review »
Matt mxer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/17
Waaayyyyy too long most weeks -- sometimes approaching 2 hours. Also, I can only take so much of James Spann's overexcited stammering and stuttering when he attempts to start a sentence while interrupting someone. I gotta agree with a previous reviewer that the audio is pretty bad, and lots...Read full review »
Tarrant69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/17
Great interesting podcast but horrible audio. They will be talking about something and then leave you hanging because there audio goes out or they sound as if there wifi is not working where the sound sounds garbled. They also have issues with other noises in the background and microphone echoes....Read full review »
flies I via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/15
For the sake of variety I have tried to give other weather podcasts a chance but the Weatherbrains gang keeps me coming back. The show is structured enough to fit into your day but unscripted enough to allow for some laughs and moments of debate.
alexbone98 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/30/15
I listen every week, and especially before and after severe weather events.
swhitaker84 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/15
Keep up the hard work its amazing :D Richard Cooke Scotland!
Cookie1953 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/27/14
Listened for 42 minutes and they had yet to mention weather. Just a recording of 3 guys laughing and talking about a plethora of topics aside from weather.
Cbecker622 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/14
Lots of complaining on the podcast.
Jmilligan37 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/14
Simply put, this is the best pocast out there about weather. The hosts and the guests are witty, knowledgable, and experienced. The lead host James Spann is a legend in the meteorology community and brings that same passion to this podcast.
JPHelena via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/13
From a broadcast meteorologist's perspective, this is a very satisfying podcast to listen to. It is very informative on current weather events, weather history, and the latest in weather technology. I have picked up some great tips to improve my career as a television weatherman. It is...Read full review »
HuskerWxMan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/12
Great podcast and a lot of good information. As a long time storm chaser, I love it. James Spann and his crew are the best in the business!
collector714 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/12
These guys are the best when it comes to severe weather discussion.
Sc7711 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/12
Found this podcast after the April 2011 Dixie tornado outbreak and have been hooked since. Great mix of science, operational forecasting, media/broadcasting business and insider stories, and good ol' banter. A bit of focus on Alabama and Texas, but always discuss interesting weather...Read full review »
AWC-IN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/11
When it sticks to the subject of weather and related subjects it is interesting. When they have a Mac love fest it's annoying. Thus the 3.Read full review »
GlynneT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/11
Good mix of basic and technical stuff. Should be required listening for all considering a career in meteorology (especially broadcast). Good wisdom and lots of interesting information for armchair forecasters!
soliano via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/10
A must for weather geeks to keep up on changes in the field of meteorology. Just the right balance to satisfy both those with a meteorology degree and those without. Lots of joking around, which keeps things more interesting than most podcasts out there.
Todd Foisy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/10
I heard about this show last week when James was on the This Week in Radio Tech podcast. As a bit of a weather brain myself, I have not been disappointed with the content of this show. The production is a little rough, but totally bearable. Content is king, and this show has it. The hosts also...Read full review »
newton21989 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/10
Always insightful and informative. Able to get information out and teach with a bit of humor added in. Love listening to the entire crew and whoever they have as a guest for the week. Would recommend this show to anyone and everyone interested in the weather.
Wiljasele via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/10
Absolutely the best weather discussion podcast anywhere. Super guests, lively discussions and plenty of laughs.
Alabaster weather nerd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/10
I am only 15 years old and I enjoy this podcast a lot. I plan to become a meteorologist when I'm older and this podcast teaches me a lot, yet is still funny and interesting.Read full review »
Grk14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/10
I enjoy the show, even though I am one of those global warning alarmist.
YeahHi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/10
Love the show. This podcast helps inform me of changes in weather media and keeps me up to date on new weather technology. Btw, notice all the negative reviews are by those "open minded" global warming alarmist who can't wait to raid more of your take home pay through cap-n-trade...Read full review »
Ryanweatherl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/10
Recently discovered this. This kids and I listen during homeschool. It often leads to constructive discussion and hitting the internet after the kids need something clarified. It's nice to hear weather chat from folks who haven't drunk the koolaide of global cooling/warming/whatever they...Read full review »
ThriftyNotCheap via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/10
A better name for this podcast would be "Weather Brains and Climate Morons." That's because only half the podcast is about weather - the other half is about climate and their anti-global warming rants. Despite the fact that NOAA recently announced that 2000-2009 was the warmest...Read full review »
Old UNIX guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/10
If there are any doubts about that listen to episode 200 (with a healthy dose of skepticism). In a discussion on the recent right-wing red herring "climategate", blatant false accusations are made. Does anyone really believe a scientific paper some how contains threats of violence? After...Read full review »
Cogitator X via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/09
This is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable podcasts on iTunes if you love weather. James is engaging, JB is humble yet smart and the rest of the crew always has something to say to keep you coming back for more. Keep up the great show! We appreciate it.
WthrMan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/09
I'm subscribed to only two podcasts, and WeatherBrains is one of them, and the only one I listen to without ever missing an episode. Topics range from the latest piece of weather technology to a day in the life of a television meteorologist to a lively debate about a weather related subject,...Read full review »
Clay "The Intern" via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/09
I love this podcast!!! It's the best I've heard in a long time. I'm proud to be a weather geek! The show is hilarious and I love the way the hosts interact with each other. Download it!!! (You know you want to!)Read full review »
demon hunter rocks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/09
Weather Brains is trully produced by Weather Brains! I have learned so much from this podcast. Informative and entertaining. A+++++++ P.S. J.B. Elliott is the star of the show.
Aleighanne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/09
This panel discussion on weather by some of the top brains in the business is one of my weekly staples. I grew up listening to James Spann and J.B. Elliot, and it is so refreshing to hear their "behind the scenes" takes on the meterology business, as well as those of their regular panel...Read full review »
Arch Radish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/09
The discussion that these gents have about weather, the politics behind broadcasting and the dealings with the NWS are what I'd heard when I was growing up. My Dad was a forecaster and sometimes "weatherman" for AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) at Ft. Greely, AK. He...Read full review »
HeyDriver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/09
These guys have great personalities and it makes for a very enjoyable and entertaining podcast, especially for the amateur weather geek...
shhQuiet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/09
Amazing podcast about the weather including historic and current weather events and the science behind them. A lively team of weather experts discuss all things weather in an enjoyable, easy to listen to format. I can't wait for each new episode to be podcast. Keep up the great work guys!!!...Read full review »
AussieNeil via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/17/09
These guys explain weather in both technical terms and in plain language. Weatherbrains is the best weather education I have found since my undergrad studies. Excellent mix of science and entertainment.
Chuck006 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/09
Awesome show about weather, good use of humor and everything is kept lighthearted. Even if you are new to weather it is an easy listen. Great show worth a subscribe.
twitter.com/stevenlegault via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/10/09
I have listened to this show for over a year now and look forward to each new episode. It is amazing the amount of talent represented in the hosts who have been in the weather industry for many decades. I wonder if Podcasting will be the way people get information in the future? Well,...Read full review »
Tornado Witness Radio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/09
I've been listening to these guys for a couple years now. Great way to pass the time to and from work. I really like how they keep the content of the podcast accessible to the layperson while not dumbing it down too much for those of us in the meteorological community. To the reviewer that...Read full review »
J-Master0 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/09
i have had a life long obsession w/ the weather & technology. somehow i never knew the podcast existed until it go the leo laporte bump... i will definately be listening every week. keep up the good work!
jlutz4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/09
Great and very Educational regarding the weather and Love the weather history. But most of all the hosts are great.
viper48 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/09
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