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out of 747 ratings.

One of my weekly routines

by Yerfpuppy on
Rating: ★★★★☆

A coworker recommended this to me. I’m glad he did. I look forward to hearing their feedback. Seems the reporters do know how to get close to the newsmakers in order to provide some firsthand reaction.My primary annoyance (why 4-stars rather than 5) is with some of the production and post-production quality. I personally loath Skype reporting and unbalanced recording volume. Sure, I understand Skype reporting and why it is used. There is little excuse though for unbalanced recording volume. Overall production is sufficient enough.What is it though about ‘Thursday’ for weekly podcasts? I end up having to take a long walk or drive just to hear them all. No regrets. Just wondering why not Friday?

Poor attempt

by Ken Ringo on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Pathetic reporting, reflecting horrific bias.Your coverage on B. Sanders.

Control the saliva on your commentary

by frankie2267 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Guys the guest today could barely control his saliva. Anything you can do to spare us his swallowing?

Nice change - solid news

by Jen LH on
Rating: ★★★★★

This pod gets straight to the point. I don’t have time for the giggles, in-jokes and snide remarks that take up space in so many podcasts. This host doesn’t go on and on, or constantly interrupt the guests. He gets to the news fast - that’s what I want. Also some really good, knowledgeable guests.

Was great

by psmillett on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Now is only good. Becoming increasing biased against Trump. Host and male guests, can't remember their names, seem smug sometimes.

Smart funny satisfying

by amagnacarta on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to it every week

Technical Issue

by Pttbs on
Rating: ★★★★☆

The content is great but the disparity in voice level makes it difficult to listen to at times.

My favorite

by patriciaes on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to each episode. I always learn something new.

Remember Carly Simon?

by David M Gibson on
Rating: ★★★★★

“Nobody does it better” than the weekly insights by the Politico group. Thank you for feeding my thirst for the happenings in politics.

Bounced Back

by mokwella on
Rating: ★★★★☆

After a rough patch, this Podcast has bounced back and is interesting again! The August 24 cast was fantastic with a fascinating pre-recorded piece in the middle about a day in the life of a reporter covering the President when scandal breaks.

Informative & Objective

by ChefTheron on
Rating: ★★★★☆

One of my favorite political podcasts.


by JoshBabb on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Pretty mediocre, listened since 2016. Not super engaging.

Vocal Fry

by CathPCath on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Guys!! This vocal fry situation is spinning out of control. PLEASE pour yourself some tea w/ honey or something.Other contributors are 100% fantastic. Just one vocal fry contributor/guest can ruin the whole show for me.

Would be really great

by polysar789 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

This show would be SO great, but one of the ladies in this says “sort of” and “like” so much it’s hard to keep listening to it. Otherwise it would be one of my go to shows.

Intelligence in a Podcast

by Pamularia on
Rating: ★★★★★

I always learn something from Nerdcast. It’s timely, topical, and the hosts are engaging, smart, and personable.


by J Dutch VFU on
Rating: ★★★★★

If you like this podcast, then you will probably be a very big fan of these as well:Dumb All OverEchoPlex MediaAlternative Facts ChiVoice from the Underground

I never miss an episode

by RiskyScheme on
Rating: ★★★★★

Unlike some political podcasts, which seem to belabor the obvious, I often learn something I did not already know from the data driven portions of the program or hear perspectives that are more interesting and enlightening than other shows.

It’s good

by PerryBorenstein on
Rating: ★★★★★

There are so many aspects of current politics that need to be covered. This is one of the important ones that can help us understand current events.

Lisa Howard

by Mommt590 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Just listened to your bonus podcast about Lisa Howard. Fascinating! Thank you!

Subject matter = promising

by he's the one on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

But the vocal fry is repulsive, rendering it as unlistenable as The Weeds.

Deer Hunter

by rauljcern on
Rating: ★★★★★

So Ms Elena Schneider is seriously mistaken about this Miami, FL listener. I’m with you Charlie! Deer Hunter is an amazing American Classic! I’ve been unable to watch This Is Us because it’s way too “soap opera-y” for my taste. My wife, however, loves the show. Keep up the great work with the pod, the data points are always great. I look forward to hearing Elena’s synopsis of Deer Hunter. I suspect she’ll be surprised. -Raul Cernuda, Miami, FL

love nerdcast but volume is too low!

by ‘like' on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love the show but its audio volume is way below that of comparable podcasts; NPR, etc. Especially the March 16th episode. When you have any ambient noise at all, it's hard to hear. Please fix.

Great show, great insight! Terrific reporters...

by wobconnolly on
Rating: ★★★★★

keep up the good work!

Great for wonks!

by Mattmortensenphotography on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is fantastic for those who want to go deeper into policy discussions than other formats allow. The moderators and guests are always fantastic, although nobody tops the amazing wit, charm and snark of Eliana Johnson!

Really Great Podcast

by cmsnpaul on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of those podcasts that helps me better understand politics by providing some of the “backstory” that puts the issues of the day in a broader context. Nicely done.

A must

by sharp rabbit on
Rating: ★★★★★

Smart conversation, in depth, insightful.


by C-R-3 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Asked solid, objective questions without any political agenda. Keep the quality guests coming, and I’ll keep listening.

Great perspective

by Jk6980 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Really like this show for its centrist and real time take of the intricacies of modern politics

The best show

by Ratatask on
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazing "in the weeds" discussion. My No. 1 go-to political podcast.Obvs miss Ken Vogel's cool voice, but Eliana Johnson has an equally cool one, so heck yeah!

Eliana is a tool

by msf86 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I find other podcasts (Crooked Media) are better informed and more entertaining. I also think Eliana is a tool - she adds very little value and is incredibly annoying.

A solid 4.

by JardinCook on
Rating: ★★★★☆

As others have pointed out there just isn’t much more in this show than you’ll get elsewhere. I do like that they often present Republican counterpoints fairly and accurately (I think) as a bit of insight never hurts.

Good analysis

by Amar Kelkar on
Rating: ★★★★☆

It's part of my weekly political news rotation, but not quite the must-listen FiveThirtyEight politics podcast.


by Doc Hollli$ay on
Rating: ★★★★★


Where have you gone Kristin Roberts, Politico turns its biased eyes to you

by DEllington77 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

During the election, this podcast was a fantastic source without pushing an agenda. Kristin Roberts led this group in a way that informed and gave both sides to an issue. Since her departure, the group likes to present their opinions of stories a lot more than reporting them. In the most recent episode, they dismiss tax reform discussion early in the podcast stating that in light of Hurricane Harvey the the optics of talking about tax reform was bad, then came back later to say why isn't anyone talking about tax reform. Also? They spent way too much time defending their reasons for writing about shoes, stating that it doesn't really matter, but we wrote about it anyway. Clearly they have found an agenda they want to push, and are full steam ahead.

Very enjoyable- spot on

by Jon Carr from SJ on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very enjoyable- spot on. Love the numbers format - definitely provides a useful focus/lens to the myriad of data points available this election season.

Your house is on fire, but cheer up, these guys brought bottled water

by Darr'ksky on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

The nicest thing I can say about this podcast is that it's bland, mechanical, and no matter how many pundits participate, seems to be delivered in the same monotone. Very focussed on small process questions and when they do attempt a larger context, it seems to be a Reagan/GHWB/Bill Clinton context that's inappropriate for the time or a sports-ish context b/c most of these guys (and it's usually guys) sound like they really would prefer sports reporting. There's no sense that politics might be more important than Double A baseball or college basketball. By the time it's released on Friday, most of what they've said and attempted to analyze, is usually obsolete, which is fine b/c it wasn't all that interesting or helpful to begin with. And they never supplement it based on crucial news. Usually, by about 10 minutes into the podcast, it feels like they're just trying to get it done so they can pick their kids up from daycare. (Hope they made it on time!) I keep listening wondering when the sense of urgency or history will kick in, but it doesn't and I'll give up soon.

Very reasoned.

by Jpd423 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is an excellent podcast. The reporters and reporting are very balanced.

Improved - interesting and thoughtful

by Michigan8 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Much better with newer host - not snippy/snarky, good drill-down questions, thoughtful discussion.


by Dradjazz on
Rating: ★★★★★

Sound and sober but fun.

Full of information

by GStrout on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to this podcast every week.

Boo this podcast

by Gadamer's ghost on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

The number of inaccuracies and generally shallow engagement with the issues associated with white nationalist (nazi scum) and charolettesville was shameful.

Fine brief summary and discussion

by CNC, Boston on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of those valuable podcasts that covers much ground in a short time. Unlike some panel discussions that can give one a foretaste of the awful nature of eternity, this one lets you know what happened succinctly, but still with a personal touch. Thanks, Nerdcasters!

One of the best political podcasts

by Tttia75 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am a political junkie and subscribe to all the top politics/ news podcasts and this is one of my favorites. It's smart and unbiased and critical of all sides. It's actually based on evidence and it's analysis is non ideological , no agenda. Keep up the good work!

Nerdcast is great.

by Bill Leader on
Rating: ★★★★★

Nerdcast is one of the most objective political podcasts aired. Keep it up.

It's Alright, Better Out There

by BGazard on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

This podcast is alright but it lacks the personality of other podcasts such as the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast.

Great analysis

by CGM95 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Compared to other politics podcasts, the Nerdcast brings a fresh analysis to politics. Also, there's no partisanship so anyone can listen.

Well done

by Albert Hertz on
Rating: ★★★★★

Insightful and focused commentary. Helpful particularly in analysis of polling results.

One of the better political podcasts

by One button man on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I listen every week. This isn't so much an editorial podcast with the hosts opinions but more an analysis of what is going on in Congress and the White House. But if you are political nerd like me it should be right up your alley.

Smart but Long-Winded

by Nostalgic Trainer on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I like this podcast a lot – they do a great job of getting into the details of policy and national discussions. I do think the hosts can at times be long-winded on less important matters, but overall a great listen!


by Jim411 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Information is clear and the presenters are very knowledgeable. Thanks!