On the podcast, Rachel Nichols (who is an engaging, insightful writer)and most of the guests have a frenetic and talk-over-each-other quality that grates. Itâs too much ânoiseâ for a podcast. And every player, no matter what the track record (hello Dwight Howard!) is just a good guy and no doubt misunderstood. But thatâs the price for access to guests.
Rachel caters and plays nice to all the players...no tough questions or any type of analysis. Most of the talk and forecasts are off base or just plain common sense. Again, donât waste your time with this podcast or show.
It has potential to be a decent podcast, but the host doesnât pronounce NBA players names right-on an NBA podcast! Shouldnât those be the one names she pronounces correctly? Too many other options to have to overlook that.
I enjoy the takes and breakdown of the show but had to stop listening because of the audio. Constantly sounds like you are in a tunnel. Please fix!!
Awesome show but the people uploading the podcast are lazy. Many episodes such as July 13 2018 have an echo the lazy folks forget to check and fix, since itâs a tv show
Just the audio of the television show. No exclusive content for podcast. The show relies heavily on visual content so this podcast is horrible. Add all this with the painfully loud and annoying voice of Rachel Nichols makes for a horrible experience.
I enjoy Espn but when my family decided to cut tv I had to find different ways to get my favorite shows and this podcast works very well
Rachel doesnât know how to pronounce anyoneâs names. I do like how they bring older legends on the show like T-mac.
I love Rachel she is funny and smart.
this show will make you hate it. There's never been a more glaring example of an ESPN content-dump show. You can almost hear the sweaty producer yell, "GO OFF-SCRIPT MORE! WE NEED TO FILL AN ENTIRE HALF-HOUR! (pours more whiskey into his glass)".If you care about stats, analysis, or the strategy of basketball, this show isn't for you. If you like watching self-amused blowhards who can't get enough of each other fail at making fun of what players are wearing, you've come to the right place.The only informative aspect of the show is the commercials, which is a great reminder of what not to buy.Life is finite and time only goes in one direction. Therefore, why would you watch/listen to this? In fact, the only thing more pointless than watching this show, is writing a review of it.
No breakdowns of Xâs & Oâs. No analysis. Poor host who panders to social media and constantly giggles for no reason. Chauncey and T-Mac always reveal their personal grudges and have been wrong in their analysis most of the time ( see their reactions to Cavs trading half the squad at trade deadline.Itâs basically horrible and annoying if you understand hoop beyond following Joel Embid on Twitter
Some of the stuff here is good. I like that they have former players like T-Mac. The host doesn't seem to know how to pronounce anyone's names. It's hard to take it seriously when people who work with the NBA don't pronounce the names correctly.
The host, Rachel, continually pronounces names wrong. I canât listen. If Iâm supposed to listen to her as an expert, why do fans know how to say these names, but she doesnât? I saw someone mention it on twitter and she said, âIâve known these guys for a decade and they donât mind.â So since players are not jerks about it, after a decade she canât be bothered to learn the pronunciation? I canât respect that. How long would she have to know them before saying them right? 20 years? So many NBA podcasts out there, this isnât one. There is no real basketball discussion as far as skills, plays, strategy to speak of. This is just, âI think this player is better than this.â Real NBA fans might want to look elsewhere.
I love the show, love the content, love Rachel... good listen.
This podcast is great, Rachel Nichols does a great job of hosting the show and the anchors and guests are always very knowledgeable on the given subject. Would recommend this to the many NBA fans in the world !
Why does it take hours for the podcast to be available? Btw I love the show.
Rachel Nichols and the panels she has on the show are so smart and really know their basketball! A lot of good topics are discussed on a daily basis. If your an NBA junkie like me, this is a must listen!Thereâs even a fan page for the show on Twitter!
this show strikes a balance between humour and interesting content, with both nba insiders and ex-players/HOF'ers. Rachel has a high standard of reporting and has interesting topics to discuss. there aren't any braindead hot-takes where everyone already knows the punchline.probably the best NBA show alongside shaq, kenny, ernie, and chuck on TNT.
Very informative and keeps me up to date with the news in the nba
Content is great but PLEASE fix the audio, it sounds horrible. Take a listen and youâll know what Iâm talking about.
I like the pod but the audio issues make it unlistenable. Continue having problems with clipping, delays, phase issues, etc. Let me know when you get an engineer and I will resubscribe. Thanks!
Echoes, sounding like they are in a tunnel, mic feedback...this sounds like 4 people off the street got together with three iPhones recording. Its like theyve never setup a studio with more than one mic in it. Echoes are unbearable to listen to.
Love it 3rd best pod behind Jalen and Jacoby and Through the Wire.
I love comics and learning more about them. I listen to episodes until Prof Ashley find some way to make a character gay. Every character doesnât have question their sexuality.Prof Ashley has the superpower of rainbow vision.
Not very informative....ð¤
Super annoying that this podcast doesn't let you fast forward or especially rewind. You can't even PAUSE the episode without it reverting to the beginning. ANNOYING.
This used to be my favorite show untill it turned into another political nightmare. I listen to NBA podcast to get away from politics, which seem to be everywhere anymore. I am not a Trump fan, I voted against him, but these people clearly have very little understanding about the real political issues. Please just stick to the NBA!
Billion Dollar company, yet the worst audio Iâve ever heard on a Apple podcast. Great content though. Rachel is the best !
Rachel is a great host and they continually have good people in to talk about what is currently going on in the NBA.
Look I don't mean to be harsh with my 3 stars, but I bring up an issue. Half of the Jump pods that come out anymore have issues they get stuck on words and it kinda just breaks. I see clips from the show elsewhere and this doesn't happen. It also doesn't happen on other pods. Love the show but that must be fixed.
I very much like this podcast. It's a healthy mix of high brow x/o talk and the kind of discussions you see on pick up courts. It relies a bit too much on the hot takes from old players but Rachel is great. It gets three instead of 5 stars because of the lack of description for any episode. It's a tv show. The segments are mapped out somewhere. Put them on the description. I like the option of skipping some segments because I have a lot of podcast options to choose from.
The sound on the podcast is horrible. Get it together and give the people what they want (jalen rose voice)
Love listening to the jump podcast. The problem is all the skips. I subscribe to multiple podcast and this is the only one that skips. Makes it unbearable to listen too. I end up watching it instead.
Enjoyable and fun! Too bad there is no video, otherwise I'd give it 6 stars.
ESPN should showcase the show more in better timeslot.
Stars - Nichols, Lowe, BillupsWould love to hear less of AA, but that's just my preference. Excellent addition to my sports podcast rotation at a nice 20 minute or so chunk. ðð
Rachel is a great host. The only person with "vocal fry" that is listenable. (Not a backhanded compliment.) Fun show. Love when Zach Lowe's on and out of his comfort zone. More Captain Jack!
One of the best, concise, researched, credible hoops podcasts out there. Subscribe and keep this thriving! Love the analysis from Nichols, Momo and the rest of the respected journalists. Not to mention, there's insight from former/current players who have actually done something on the court, which is more than can be said for some of the "bigger" pods at the moment.
Such a pleasant and entertaining podcast. Rachel Nichols is perfect and fun without trying too hard. Feels like friends chatting up Basketball.
Psyched Rachel has her own show - great conversations and guests. Required listening.
Rachel does s great job of guiding the basketball conversations. It's a fresh, fun, and entertaining show and a needed edition to the ESPN family. Just like other great podcasts like The Precipice Podcast and Bill Simmons, The Jump will be something you'll want to listen to every episode of.