Average rating:

out of 1733 ratings.

Exceptionally good podcast

by RLJ 483 on
Rating: ★★★★★

What is exceptionally good about this podcast is it’s thoughtful questions and the rather refreshing ability to wait for an answer instead of all the interruptions that we have been so used to from many other shows. It sets you apart

This is journalism!

by oblio23 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Medhi Hasan appears the be the only journalist left who understands the actual job. His interviews are a master class in journalism. This podcast is a refuge for anyone who’s despaired that most people have lost their minds and journalists have forgotten how to ask meaningful questions.

Informative podcast

by StatenIslandTwibFan on
Rating: ★★★★★

Mehdi Hassan interviews important people and asks relevant questions. He is being internationally praised for his Erik Prince interview, but he is equally probing with all his guests. I always learn something new when listening to Deconstructed.

Top notch podcast

by mirahsee on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Intercept continues to impress with their high quality podcasts! Mehdi Hasan is a great journalist.

Short, sweet and incisive

by CRosehaus on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hassan is a brilliant interviewer. His guests are always at the forefront of current events and cut through the BS, shedding light directly on the issues. The perspectives and expertise invaluable if you care about US national and global politics.

What good journalism looks like

by codswallower on
Rating: ★★★★★

I hope other members of the US press are paying attention to what Hasan is doing. He holds the powerful accountable in a fierce and fair manner that stands as an object lesson in how to do high quality journalism.

We Need This

by Decided on
Rating: ★★★★★

A compelling and well-researched voice against the systems of capitalism, militarism, and xenophobia that surround us. Great source of credible information that you won’t get from corporately owned US media. Thank you Medhi and team

One of the Best Interviewers

by Cisco (aka Martin) on
Rating: ★★★★★

Two reasons this is among the top podcasts: the quality of the guests Mr Hasan brings to the show, and the informed intelligence of his interviewing. He challenges everyone to go beyond the formulaic soundbites, and refused to speakers to excuse themselves. I wait eagerly for each podcast, and only wish he would go to a one-hour format.

One of the best podcasts out there. Period.

by dintystew22 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am a huge fan of Deconstructed. It is one of the best Podcasts out there. Period. And especially for politics. I appreciate the choice of guests and the unflinching questions asked of those guests.

Must listen

by mal1311 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Absolutely one of the best and straightforward podcasts on all things political. Interviews that move at a pace that you don’t hear elsewhere. He should teach a master class on how to interview. His interviews with the current freshman class in Congress is especially insightful.

Honest Journalism

by In Search of Truth on
Rating: ★★★★★

We need this kind of honest journalism in this world. Well done

Ilhan Omar

by RoRoRiverside on
Rating: ★★★★★

What a great episode. Thanks! I really appreciated to hear her.

Amazing and very informative podcast

by dalal818181 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I enjoy your podcasts. It's very interesting from beginning to end never boring. Keep up the amazing work. Much love from Kuwait

Insightful podcast

by Wengelengel on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to this podcast every week. I especially like how Mehdi pushes back in interviews and asks difficult questions

Current, concise, thoughtful

by CRC726 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Mehdi does an incredible job of not only selecting critical topics/ideas to discuss, but also conduces the content into strong sources and sound bites that represent multiple perspectives and the available evidence. It's easily one of my favorite news podcasts, and probably in general.


by Abdaham007 on
Rating: ★★★★★

You are doing a great job. Keep it up.

From Kabul to DC

by fromkabultodc on
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVE everything Mehdi Hasan does. So I was so glad to accidentally find this podcast last week. I’ve been working in Afghanistan for over decade and I want ask Mehdi to consider doing a show that compares freedom of speech and election fraud between Afghanistan and the US. I bet the findings will be quite informative and entertaining to the audience.

Appreciate this podcast

by 2019Malie on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I look forward every week to listening to this podcast. I just wish it could be longer than half hour.

Great Brit

by Pa!!! on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast and What’s Happening with Chris Hayes are the two best news sources I know.

Real Journalism is hard to find

by Ev1l.i on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks to the intercept and Mr. Hassan for all you do. Get in there and get to the heart of the issues. We need this more than ever

Relentless journalism with personality

by WynSim on
Rating: ★★★★★

Mehdi is not for everyone, as his many corrupt interviewees whom he valiantly exposes with his aggressive truth-digging can attest to. I admire his formidable tactics and his unapologetic tirades against the evil doers of the world. I listen to this podcast for the truth. However, if you want to listen to more long form interviews and hear what experts have to say in their complete philosophy, then I’d point you towards Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill or This is Hell with Chuck Mertz. Thank you for doing the hard journalistic work!


by C_Connor on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Good guests... more interested in incendiary posturing than in informing. Watch The Weeds or anything else from Vox if you’re interested in actually learning something.

Oct 13th interview on race or economics causes for trump

by Forward Walks on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Dear Podcaster: I have enjoyed this show in the past but today’s interview with showed a side of mr Hasan that I found distasteful. He plowed through every response given by the ( woman) author researcher’ interrupting injudiciously deriding her research’ her finding and dismissing her views before she had a chance to state them, it was unpleasant to listen to and it muddied the issues — issues that are important and which deserve critical, respectful attention.Most unfortunate,


by ههدتت on
Rating: ★★★★★

Keep up the honest work Mehdi! I love the way you break down the facts.

Very good

by YoungNewsJunkie on
Rating: ★★★★★

Keep it up Mehdi


by Idiolect43 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Intelligent and articulate. I’ll be subscribing😊


by MsMt. on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I heard about this podcast as it was advertised on the History on Fire podcast. It was billed as objective and unbiased reporting of weekly events, with analysis and dissection of the issues. I travel a extensively (not in luxury resorts) have friends of many nationalities and religions, including Muslim, educated (Masters Degree} and come from working class 5th generation immigrants, including many war veterans. I consider myself a proponent of neither political party but have far to much real life experience to fit in with our east coast/west coast “liberal elite.” What a disappointment! If I want to listen to this type of journalism I can simply turn on network news or subscribe to any of the standard news magazines.

Trump Administration’s Saudi support

by Truth-to-Power on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. I started to listen when I saw Mr Hasan on TV. I would like to understand the back story with how Turkey fits into the US-Israel-Saudi A-Iran? Secondly, wouldn’t the region be better off if people of Iran overthrowing the Mullahs and become a democratic state? If so, isn’t putting economic pressure on Iran help us reach that goal?

Trenchant news analysis

by jeepvt on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve followed Mehdi’s work since his Guardian days. Deconstructed is a strong series of podcasts with interesting guests. I’d likey a longer format with more time for guests to speak at length, but I enjoy Mehdi’s quick pace and wit.

Highly recommended

by farsicat007 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very well done podcast. Mehdi Hasan is great and he brings interesting guests to the show.

Happy Holidays

by True_Night_Owl on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been a regular listener since the beginning of this brilliant podcast. I have learned so much!! I rely on shows like this for my sanity. Thank you to Mehdi and his team can’t wait for the next season.


by No comment thank you on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Short, sweet and has tons of information. Host talks over his guests way too much. He literally can’t let anyone have the floor for longer than 15 seconds. Still a quality pod for current events.

Came for Mehdi

by Aymanndotcom on
Rating: ★★★★★

Stayed for the quick and thoughtful takes. This is my **favorite** podcast.

My new favorite podcast

by Dave shacho on
Rating: ★★★★★

Medhi brings a brave and intelligent perspective to our fractured universe of information analysis

Mehdi, don't talk over your guests please!

by thelayabout on
Rating: ★★★★☆

My first Deconstructed was the interview with Edward Snowden. It was such a pleasure to listen to this fact-paced, well-produced podcast. Ed could easily go toe-to-toe with the prepared and intellectually curious Hasan. That's not as true with other interview subjects who seem dismayed at being talked over and interrupted. Two people talking at once snarls the message. Mehdi, take a breath and let your quick brain listen to your guests before charging in!

Great show

by AndyIsra on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love it! Keep it up Medhi!

Another neoliberal hack

by Dinglepud on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Just more superficial analysis. Same as anything you’d hear on msnbc. Why would you listen to this when there are intelligent pods doing rigorous analysis?

Very deep analysis

by kathy_gh on
Rating: ★★★★★

Just found this podcast n am hooked. Very deep analysis n thought provoking.

Bad race v class episode

by Magge CB on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

You didn’t get Gray’s point. You show a less than nuanced perspective of racism. Racism was borne of slavery and capitalism. You cannot tease them apart. Gray’s point wasn’t that race isn’t a factor, but that the debate itself created a binary that confuses and distracts from what we should focus on. You trying to resolve the race vs class debate with the answer of race is like asking - do you think it was the symptom (that became its own disease) or the original disease? Also the point of the dialectic is to move beyond a versus and have a layered perspective. Gray attempted to engage the dialectic, but you reduced and simplified by shouting her down.

Let guest speak

by elj3fe on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love the podcast. But as other listeners have stated definitely need to let the guest finish her arguments. She also definitely was right as Trump did run on a more populist ideas before winning the election

Weekly Favorite

by MadVegan on
Rating: ★★★★★

Look forward to this podcast every week! I always learn something. I would agree with some other reviewers that the host should not interrupt the guests so much. He does have great questions and perspective and enthusiasm!

Rude Mansplaining to Female Guest

by Colin Oatley on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is usually excellent, but Mehdi Hasan acted as an extremely rude host to his guest Briahna Joy Gray in the Nov. 1, 2018 episode. He refused to listen to what she was saying, and constantly talked over her to tell her why she was wrong. If he had been listening, he would have realized that she was talking about what the Democrats need to do to win in 2018 and 2020, while he was totally focused on naming racism as the primary reason for Trump's win in 2016. She was looking at the future; he was wallowing in the past.

If you’re a woman...good luck

by ArwenKitty on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I liked this podcast until I realized that every time there is a woman guest on the show all Mehdi does is interrupt them over and over again. It’s infuriating and disrespectful. I had to stop listening in the middle of an episode because it was so blatant. I’m unsubscribing because I can’t bear to listen to Mehdi shouting over women any longer.

A Bit Disappointed

by lacynoel on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I thought I’d check out this podcast after listening to Mehdi on Pod Save the World where I really appreciated his insights on US policy in the Middle East. I was very excited to see a new episode in the intersection of race and class in the upcoming midterms. Unfortunately, despite the interesting subject and informative guests, I could not help but be disappointed in the way the female guest was treated— constantly interrupted while making reasonable points and small condescending asides about her opinions. These issues are complex and intertwined and the effort to find one “right” answer as if there is one is infuriating.

Brian Slawnik

by ArridiRanger888 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

First of all, I love the podcast and I appreciate the perspective you bring. I am troubled by how much you interrupted and talked over Brianna Joy Gray during the Race v. Class episode. Let the woman finish a sentence before you counter her point. And if you can’t contain your condescending laughter, use the cough button.

Stop interrupting!

by catsailor16 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Yikes. I had to turn off the interview after 10 minutes because while the information being discussed was super interesting, you let interrupting your guests so I missed whole sections!

Don’t shout down your guest, Mehdi

by Fttfyyyyruyyrtyydtytyyjtgfgu on
Rating: ★★★★☆

First, I really love this podcast and listen raptly and learn so much from every episode. One critique: the episode “Race or Class” featured two very intelligent and informative guests who could have had a wonderful discourse on their differing and thoughtful opinions. Sadly, Menhdi’s shouting every time Brianna Joy Gray tried to talk was thoroughly annoying and frustrating. He didn’t do the same when John Sides spoke. Mehdi’s delivery came across as anxious, took away from the discussion, and frankly seemed pretty sexist. I’ll keep an open mind for future episodes.

Get educated!

by MadMaxMinds on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great source of information to build my view and stance politically. First episode is a banger with Bernie. As well as, he’s an incredible guest on the 45th, another wonderful podcast done by incredibly educated passionate people working for our political process, and our rights. It’s a wonder how my favorite source of information comes from people my country persecutes most. 🤔😳😠😡🤬

Thoughtful and unapologetically adversarial

by sean mcgrier on
Rating: ★★★★★

A break from friendly conversations between political adversaries (and even, at times, allies). I listen to every episode. At least once.

Refreshingly Honest Interview-Journalism

by Shayan H on
Rating: ★★★★★

Mehdi Hasan combines quality interviewing (of both mainstream and otherwise marginalized figures) with timely editorializing to provide a refreshingly realistic take on the political moment and how it fits into the overall history of US imperialism.