A coworker recommended this to me. Iâm 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 âThursdayâ 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?
Pathetic reporting, reflecting horrific bias.Your coverage on B. Sanders.
Guys the guest today could barely control his saliva. Anything you can do to spare us his swallowing?
This pod gets straight to the point. I donât have time for the giggles, in-jokes and snide remarks that take up space in so many podcasts. This host doesnât go on and on, or constantly interrupt the guests. He gets to the news fast - thatâs what I want. Also some really good, knowledgeable guests.
Now is only good. Becoming increasing biased against Trump. Host and male guests, can't remember their names, seem smug sometimes.
I look forward to it every week
The content is great but the disparity in voice level makes it difficult to listen to at times.
I look forward to each episode. I always learn something new.
âNobody does it betterâ than the weekly insights by the Politico group. Thank you for feeding my thirst for the happenings in politics.
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.
One of my favorite political podcasts.
Pretty mediocre, listened since 2016. Not super engaging.
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.
This show would be SO great, but one of the ladies in this says âsort ofâ and âlikeâ so much itâs hard to keep listening to it. Otherwise it would be one of my go to shows.
I always learn something from Nerdcast. Itâs timely, topical, and the hosts are engaging, smart, and personable.
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
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.
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.
Just listened to your bonus podcast about Lisa Howard. Fascinating! Thank you!
But the vocal fry is repulsive, rendering it as unlistenable as The Weeds.
So Ms Elena Schneider is seriously mistaken about this Miami, FL listener. Iâm with you Charlie! Deer Hunter is an amazing American Classic! Iâve been unable to watch This Is Us because itâs way too âsoap opera-yâ 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 Elenaâs synopsis of Deer Hunter. I suspect sheâll be surprised. -Raul Cernuda, Miami, FL
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.
keep up the good work!
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!
This is one of those podcasts that helps me better understand politics by providing some of the âbackstoryâ that puts the issues of the day in a broader context. Nicely done.
Smart conversation, in depth, insightful.
Asked solid, objective questions without any political agenda. Keep the quality guests coming, and Iâll keep listening.
Really like this show for its centrist and real time take of the intricacies of modern politics
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!
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.
As others have pointed out there just isnât much more in this show than youâll get elsewhere. I do like that they often present Republican counterpoints fairly and accurately (I think) as a bit of insight never hurts.
It's part of my weekly political news rotation, but not quite the must-listen FiveThirtyEight politics podcast.
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. Love the numbers format - definitely provides a useful focus/lens to the myriad of data points available this election season.
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.
This is an excellent podcast. The reporters and reporting are very balanced.
Much better with newer host - not snippy/snarky, good drill-down questions, thoughtful discussion.
Sound and sober but fun.
I look forward to this podcast every week.
The number of inaccuracies and generally shallow engagement with the issues associated with white nationalist (nazi scum) and charolettesville was shameful.
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!
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 one of the most objective political podcasts aired. Keep it up.
This podcast is alright but it lacks the personality of other podcasts such as the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast.
Compared to other politics podcasts, the Nerdcast brings a fresh analysis to politics. Also, there's no partisanship so anyone can listen.
Insightful and focused commentary. Helpful particularly in analysis of polling results.
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.
I like this podcast a lot â 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!
Information is clear and the presenters are very knowledgeable. Thanks!