Reviews
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Olaf the spaniel via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 05/25/20
Great mix of subjects. Talking to people who were there, either live or via the amazing BBC archive. Well worth a listen
Guidingtracy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/20
Mostly entertaining and informative but usual bbc anti war , anti sexism, blah blah wrapped up in the programmes.... neither impartial or educational in that sense just more London liberal metro elites talking about subjects in the way they like to ..
burger bin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/20
I love these because they are so short and yet still paint a picture of a specific time
Tom_1357 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/20
The recent addition to advertisements to the podcast are annoying and disappointing. It was our favourite podcast until this happened.
Robinwild1 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/02/20
Good let
cra_cha via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/20
...I could give this program 10 stars. Excellent, well-written reporting and use of archival and interview audio providing actual events and people in perspective.
Edward Esposito via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
This was one of my favorite podcasts. I usually like to listen to 5 or so in a row since they are short, but now they run a commercial before and after each one. I understand that they need to make money but the same commercial over and over and over and over has stopped me from listening.
Weldon with a tail via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
I love it, whilst I make tea or do a fast task I listen, it give me knowledge of things I did not live through from a first hand perspective. There is so many recent history that we miss in regular education or from other podcasts.
BellMontreal via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/12/20
If it’s an event from within the United Kingdom hosted by a native English speaker with UK guests, it’s usually very good; the ultra-liberal bias, notwithstanding. If interviewing foreign fuests with heavy accents, can the BBC PLEASE add audio transcriptions from a Native English speaker, OR IS...Read full review »
brightonjohn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/19
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freechicken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/19
This podcast is very interesting.It is also not too long so I can listen to it in my spare time.
Kiwidog100 via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 11/17/19
Love love this podcast, excellent information but can they please be longer. Just Please.
H.Shaddy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/30/19
Please stop playing government Brexit “advice” at the beginning and end of each witness podcast! It is insufferable and entirely irrelevant. It is an unbearable and inappropriate and is making the otherwise wonderful Witness series unlistenable.
MikeTro68 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 10/26/19
Fantastic history podcast, I've learnt so much!Read full review »
UgEyeBay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/19
This show used to be about history. Now all the episodes are about racism. Looks like they have a new editorial team.
Sbix66 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/19
Excellent informative podcast.
Harley Francis Miller via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 08/16/19
Nicely presented story. I was struck by the person interviewed. He never once acknowledged those who liberated his country.
mincraft is gret via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/19
I love the short mix of everything really well made and Interesting
Paudie C via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 07/09/19
The best shortform podcast
damienchef via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 07/05/19
I thoroughly enjoy this Podcast and am very grateful that historical first person narratives are recorded here for future generations. I had many relatives who served in many wars, including WWII, and these podcasts are a tribute to their history so that future generations can truly hear it...Read full review »
NeverForgetTheirSacrifice via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/19
I’ve been listening to this for years. One of my first and one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Thank you BBC!
catalankiwi via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 05/16/19
I love listening to podcasts about history, but I’ve often found them to be too long to listen to while commuting, before bed, or on a walk (all the times when I typically find myself wanting to listen to a podcast). BBC’s Witness is informative, thoroughly researched, well-edited, easily...Read full review »
Sidewalkvocals via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/19
Extraordinary history in 10 minute bites. My favourite podcast of the day....even the teenage children enjoy it!
Zander111 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/04/19
Great podcast if I want something short and informative to listen to. All kinds of amazing stories from the war in Iraq, to the creation of crop circles, to the time Belgium banned Coca-Cola. Great work BBC!
SolomonH21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
There are topics presented here that even a news and information junkie like me didn’t know about. I listen to atleast one, if not more, everyday! Little snippets of knowledge packed into each episode. I highly recommend it!
Smrits9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/19
I’ve loved this programme since it started in 2009. This is my request for you to change the new logo away from the fluorescent type of lighting that triggers neurological difficulties like migraines and epilepsy. Sadly I will probably have to unsubscribe.
Study876234 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/11/19
Simply brilliant!
welly nz via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/09/19
This 10 minute podcast is an excellent source of world history. Concise and very enjoyable, I highly recommend Witness History (former name was simply "Witness"). May it have another 10 years (at minimum!) of successRead full review »
tim_v_r via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 02/09/19
I love these. Not enough first-person historical docs. I enjoy the presence of context— and absence of editorial/ideological bent. Refreshing.
Unica Sola via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/19
These stories are also in the hour long history hour podcast by the bbc, these are just snippets of some of the topics from that podcast. Good if you just want to gear one story and not an hour’s worth.
pernipicus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/19
A depth and breadth of content that is unsurpassed by any other broadcaster. The quality practically shines through speakers.
Christopher Hatfield via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/24/19
A near-daily treat of intellectual, international, historical tidbits that sometimes sadden, sometimes bouy, often illuminate, and nearly always expand my understanding of the feelings and facts of lived history. The juxtaposition of stories is sometimes unintentionally interesting: one day the...Read full review »
Paikea Ngati Porou via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/11/19
When you have a few minutes of downtime. I look forward to a daily dose!
skirlaw via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/17/18
A near-perfect show. We should all hear what the voices of history have to say, and the BBC lets its subjects shine. Each show is about 10 minutes; soon you’ll be consuming the episodes like popcorn and going through the huge archive of past shows. Only negative... sometimes the stories end a bit...Read full review »
Jack_McCoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/18
Every episode is so informative and enlightening—what a service this is. Thank you, BBC!
igneous2x via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/18
I enjoy this podcast, but lately it, like all other BBC podcasts stops 3 seconds before the end. The next item on the playlist does not come on until I manually select it. This is a great nuisance in a 10 minute program
rojaed via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/19/18
Great show. Shame it doesn't automatically download anymore - stopped on May 25th. Have tried unsubscribing and resubscribing to no avail. Manual downloads no longer include the descriptions as well. Clearly, the feed is broken somewhere - and I would suspect iTunes is more to blame than...Read full review »
404 Funny via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/13/18
I used to listen all BBC podcast program continuously..but in the last few weeks all bbc podcast stop after play complete the first program...I use apple podcast program, and this problem does not occur with other podcast from Other source like ABC...please check and bring this feature...Read full review »
Dinh.h via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/15/18
So much to learn from Witness. Always interesting. Always well produced. So more more to listen to than the dull TV!
CarovineDanger via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/10/18
I always get a little fillip when a new podcast drops in. Hearing about momentous episodes of history from someone who was actually there is so engrossing and I’ve never heard a dull programme in the several years I’ve subscribed to this podcast. BBC at its best!
Canoscio via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/18
Voices of past historical events with intelligent narrations. Always wishing for next episode to arrive. Brava!
LoriWeck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/18
The first podcast I ever listened to was Witness and it’s the one I measure all others against. Interesting topics, well told and neither too brief or too long. I savour each one. Thanks to all the presenters and good it’s a mix of different personalities and backgrounds.
DavidG2018 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/15/18
I learn about things, people, events that I didn’t even know existed. Very captivating and fun
hannahmacxx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/18
I love this podcast! I am so happy that the BBC is taking advantage of its amazing archives and sharing interviews with people who participated in/witnessed important events in the history, even if it was very long ago. Listening to it the Witness podcast is always a treat for me!
fantasticania via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/30/18
I live the first person perspective on events. This is a valuable archive that gives a detailed, human face of history.
Rnorwood via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/13/18
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