Maybe the host was very excited to talk to the guest, but maybe also he could calm down, because interrupting the interviewee multiple times when he's answering you is very annoying. Then they put the ad break literally in the middle of a sentece. Poor.Read full review »
jenzahara via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/24
Followed Mark & David through the years from Q to Word and all the podcasts since the early echoey broom cupboard ones. Never fails to educate and entertain : )
TheIndividualist via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/26/24
I love your podcast but today the sound quality was abysmal!
dfhjyhh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/24
I love listening to these two chat. They have all the knowledge and all the contacts to bring a great range of perspectives and the variety never ceases to amaze me. Occasionally they slip into being a bit ‘old man shouts at cloud’, but I’m glad they’re doing what they’re doing, and I hope it...Read full review »
Theotherman 364 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/24
SpongeBobbyHil589 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/24
Extraordinary. Extraordinary. Extraordinary. (Do not play the ‘extraordinary’ drinking game. 😵
eguinan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/24
Listening to two music journalists talk like this is my happy place. Throw in some good guests and it’s a really lovely listen.
Dan_E_T via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/10/24
The masters of when journalism had credibility and real music was worth a review
Kevin gladok via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/24
What a brilliant listen Jah Wobble’s brief experience on the Underground was….especially the bit where he was training as a guard/driver. More pop stars in public transport job stories please.
Fffffffjjkhvc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/24
Make it shorter, much of the ‘banter’ is excruciatingly dull.
Number37 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/23
Love the guests, love the info… but for god’s sake will you two rude old farts LET YOUR GUESTS FINISH THEIR SENTENCES!! Go back and listen to how many times you interrupt a perfectly interesting train of thought or comment from your guests with another question.
gooofpronanaspendradilly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/23
ME: This really is extraordinary DH: Quite extraordinary ME: Extraordinary that you think so too DH: I think we both agree this is extraordinary Welcome to the world of Ellen & Hepworth, where most things are extraordinary to both of them, on an ongoing basis.
Sweeney Agonistes via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/05/23
I first came across David & Mark on OGWT. I must say being a Rock,Metal, Pub Rock, Rock’n’Roll fan,I often saw my favourite acts getting withering,sarcastic reviews etc and feeling, it was generally open season at the Beeb, on the above genres. Un-trendy Rock dinosaurs like Jimmy Page &...Read full review »
Aromatic Feed via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/27/23
It's a mixture - sometimes I find the guest in the interview type podcasts uninteresting and give it a miss - but only once have I actally hated the guest - that honour belongs to the vile political bigot Cathi Unsworth, if I discovered she had died, I'd crack out the bubbly.Read full review »
digusted-liverpool via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/18/23
What’s wrong with you? No Dylan song is more joyous to sing along to. Especially if you’re looking after toddlers.
Youngian67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/03/23
Always loved this podcast. Still amazing, insightful, educational, great guests. But that infernal acoustic intro/outro is ear-piercing & louder than the voices we love to listen to (mark & david’s). Can some high-end be EQ’d out, or bring level down just a touch? Thankfully those...Read full review »
Scot T. G. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/23
Like sitting in a pub with some mates chatting about music and arts.
mdjudickck via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/23
Great Podcast!
jpitt32 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/23
Been listening to this for the last year or so and have listened to all the back issues on here in order. David and Mark seemed to be ever present in my musical upbringing and it’s great to see they’re still going strong after all these years. A must for anyone, especially the over 50s and those...Read full review »
Studentbob via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/23
I look forward to A Word In Your Ear and its offshoots so much. It’s so informative, but most certainly doesn’t take itself too seriously. Long may David, Mark & Alex reign!
Chloe Michie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/09/23
Top notch music based entertainment from two old duffers who’ve seen em all come and go. Have followed them for years and they never fail to churn out quality.
BarneyMcGrew99 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/23
Loved this episode, so interesting to hear about this side of the music scene, such a warm relaxed chat.
Sam Follows via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/19/23
It’s great fun to listen to these guys share stories from decades of great music and experiences. Always entertaining.
Swmboy via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/22/22
He’s only retiring from touring not live performance. He’ll still do residencies and one-offs from time to time. He still says performing live is his favourite thing. And why wouldn’t Goodbye Yellow Brick Road be his final song ever when like it is on his farewell to touring tour?
davidjm801 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/13/22
I like the podcast and even find it, but they talk about the Beatles a lot, and I mean a lot.
DaveyWavey-9666 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/22
Hits the spot everytime , amusing and informative anecdotes that bring back good memories.... knowledgeable presenters who know their music , often makes me want to explore records and artistes that passed me by ...
Funkyfred5357 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/26/22
This is a tremendously entertaining and insightful podcast. Musical topics are explored with wit and frequently an original perspective. The unpretentious stance of the presenters enables them to delve into music-related matters in a refreshingly original manner. Highly recommended. Long may it...Read full review »
Dining Demon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/15/22
Always informative and very entertaining
doofie45 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/22
Still hugely enjoyable after all these years. Rapidly getting into Grumpy Old Men territory but all the better for it.
Ave L via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/22
Best music Podcast by far and a great laugh as well.
Hoofer113 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/22
Love Mark Love Dave. Brilliant show I’ve been a regular at the bar for a while now. Stackwaddy is a mindtwister the longer it runs. Keep up the good work Gents. X
dgf4am via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/08/22
Dave and Mark are highly erudite commentators on all things rock, pop and film. Whilst delivering praise where it’s due, they eloquently call out some of the ridiculousness of the whole popular culture scene and its prima donna artistes. Personally, I think they could ditch some of the segments...Read full review »
Qwargy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/29/22
Hosted by David Hepworth & Mark Ellen, music's very own Stephen Fry and Wikipedia, Word explores music history, vinyl collections and the work of various contributors. Word educates whilst being brilliantly funny. You will laugh, discover, rediscover and learn. Artists and albums are...Read full review »
Mmc1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/22
Like a particularly good afternoon down the pub with two old mates (two knowledgeable, opinionated and funny old mates). Life-affirming and delightful -- and they probably always get their rounds in.
bhoyo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/22
ITRM via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/22
… as the gents are fond of saying on their terrific podcast. David and Mark’s deep passion and enthusiasm after many decades in music journalism remains undiminished and i look forward to each episode.
Harveyadam via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/11/22
Brilliantly enjoyable 50 minutes every week. The move to weekly helped me through lockdowns . I’m still enjoying this tremendously. Why do I remember all these releases from 40 /50 years ago ?
PaulTipp via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/04/22
If you like music this is full of information & opinions about music mostly from 60s-90s from two journalist/author/broadcasters. A brilliant show, enjoy every episode. Thanks for taking the effort to record these discussions
guinnessx1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/20/21
Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of the Word is that David Hepworth and Mark Ellen’s passion for rock music remains completely undiminished despite having covered it for well over 50 years. The knowledge is encyclopedic but it’s their humour, humility and sheer genuineness that shine through on...Read full review »
steeviec71 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/05/21
Begun in the golden days of Word Magazine, evolving through Word In Your Ear nights in Islington, and now, courtesy of lockdowns, back to its roots of two cocoa tins and a bit of string, Mark Ellen and David Hepworth are the rock raconteurs par excellence. I was there for the first one and I...Read full review »
Dave B39 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/16/21
A wonderfully rambling ongoing conversation about the highways and byways of pop music from the ages between old friends, Mark, David & young whippersnapper Magic Alex who simply can’t be boring. This is one of the first podcasts I look for each week. Splendid!
dollygy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/21
The best Music pod and a lifesaver over the last 18 months. Thanks guys!
Pat 21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/28/21
Long term listener of these two fine gentleman and their entertaining music chat. Their regularity during lockdown has been especially welcome!
Swodaem via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/27/21
Good grief! Listening to Mark and David just reminds me of my late dad and his mates endlessly yawping on about bloody Bob Dylan and Fairport Convention. Their awareness of any artists post Live Aid is virtually zero……..and I absolutely LOVE THIS PODCAST!
Rockthorne via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/27/21
…it has a laugh at an industry that often takes itself far too seriously. Plus there are sometimes fascinating interviews with music biz people and book recommendations. It’s all here!
paulkent_uk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/24/21
I’ve been listening to the Word in Your Ear podcast since it was the Word podcast and I was a subscriber to the magazine. I really enjoy Mark and David’s take on music and culture and I know you will. They really know what they’re talking about and they do it in a funny and insightful way. I...Read full review »
Lit plastic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/21
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