Batchelor is a giant. He covers an amazing breadth of topics, and keeps the conversation moving at breakneck speed.
Fascinating episode - sounds like a really interesting book - one small complaint: the Scopes trial was in Dayton Tennessee, not Dayton Ohio... :-)
Smartest media person I have ever listened to, well before podcasts. An interesting mix of politics and science with some of the smartest guests around.
If thereâs a topic, he presents it. History, science, politics, current events, whatever. Listen to every podcast with Stephen Cohen and Richard Epstein. This is what fair and balanced really sounds like. The best daily podcast around. Everyone should be so classy.
Hours of amazing info, on many subjects, every single day! I swear he never steps away from the radio, and all he does is have intelligent conversations with writers and experts. It's history, politics, archeology, space exploration, great new books, political gossip, just everything you'd want.
My go-to source for geopolitical, domestic, and space news. Love that itâs produced later than most programs and captures late breaking news. Excellent interviews of authors writing on history.
The John Batchelor Show is, without question, the most interesting and important program on the radio. Mr. Batchelor is a wonderful interviewer, with an astounding breadth and depth of knowledge yet tremendous humility that allows him to get amazing insight from his guests. His shows focusing on WWII are priceless. I look forward to this show every day, and I tell all of my friends about this hidden gem.The only criticism I have is that some of the recurring guests are very myopic neocons and knee jerk reactionaries. But thereâs nothing better than John interviewing an author.
Intelligent analysis without partisan rancor. If you expect MSNBC or Fox, this isnât the program for you. As their advertising slogan goes, this is a program that makes you think. If you want a program that makes you want to scream at the other side, then tune in Rush or go watch Rachel. We need more programs like this on the air
In trying to put to words the impact of this show on my daily growth in domestic, international and cosmic news, what comes to mind is the impact that Paul Harvey, Sesame Street, World Book, NOVA, Newsweek and Rush Limbaugh had on me as child and young man in the 70âs, 80âs, 90âs. He covers the globe and outer space for you in an interesting and challenging way. No calls from regular people are taken. He has regular co-hosts on during portions of the show weekly and they interview others in their field of expertise. It is like being an assistant to a great world traveler who is attempting to gather as much of the worlds intrigue and knowledge. He doesnât have time for sports now due to the number of books he reads but appreciated them in his younger life.
I have listened to JBS for several years. The discussions are literate and politically balanced. I enjoy the comprehensive emphasis on the social, political, historic and economic context of events and trends in the United States and globally.Personal favorites are Michael Vlahos, Gordon Chang, Steven Cohen, Long War Journal, and John Tamney.
I really appreciate Mr Bachelorâs approach and book reviews. Heâs a great moderator for conversation. His guests and commentary on science should be opened up to voices from the intelligent design community. Too much trust in traditional views of the science community and theâmagicâ (my term) of evolution.
The place to go to stay informed on current news events, space, science and history.
Informative, entertaining, and profound. John Batchelor is a renaissance man and the show treats almost every conceivable subject.The best current events podcast on the Internet that I found. His guests are true experts, no talking heads. This may be the only show that mixes science ,history politics, and occasionally philosophy and art. The show is never boring. It's also worth mentioning that bachelor is a broadcast professional. And not a podcast rookie.
John is a insightful interviewer with a wide range of guests and subjects that keeps it interesting. It's a shame the media industry is the train wreck that it is because John would be better known than he is.
Not objective, biased
If you believed Mr. Batchelor's program, the Trump administration has been nothing but success after success, but reality suggests something completely different. Biased.
Insight for informative best radio ever. Only talk show radio I ever listen to worth every minute
This is the go to channel for realup to date news, with excellent guests! Thank you!
John Batchelor is an engaging, broadly intelligent man. America would be a better place if more people listened to him.
Got to do something about the lugubrious schund background music. It's his perspective, but this Trump apologist comes across a nicer version than a lot of the screaming right wingers you're here elsewhere.
History, astronomy, politics, and more. I never tire of this podcast and the eerie bumper musice and the redundant intro/outro.
John's show is a daily trip through current events, science, astronomy, history, geopolitics, military affairs, and culture. Featuring a regular cadre of guests and co-hosts, this show is my daily intel briefing. I don't know how John is so well prepared for 4 hours of radio, but it is a treat.Thank you, Mr. Batchelor.
He covers a wide range of subject , with expert guests . His brilliance combines the both for a amazing experience !
I can't say enough how much I love your podcast. Always tried to listen in to you on the radio, but now that I found your podcast, you're my 'go to' for staying current on all affairs foreign and domestic.
This show touches all the big topics big Media ignores. Excellent guests who know their subjects World topics and none of the celebrity nonsense
This podcast hosts a wonderful mix of topics.
John has the most insightful and thought-provoking programming in radio/podcasting today. There's not a day that goes by when I don't look forward to downloading his program, especially being so far from home. Keep it up!
You have to be woefully uninformed to value this content
I love this podcast. John and his show put out several podcasts a day and all of them are insightful and well organzied. I would recommend this podcast, even if all the other topics were dull, for the (usually) weekly discussions with Professor Stephen Cohen on Russia/US relations. This Tuesday podcast is a must listen for me and I would reccommend it to everyone. Thanks John for a great show and all the hard work.
Love this podcast...both the political commentary and the book reviews are incredibly intelligent and illuminating.
John's show and podcasts are informative on so many different subjects, there is something for everyone. Additionally, the information is in depth and from respected contributors on both sides of the political spectrum. Plus foreign policy matters are explained in deep detail which allows us to understand the issue on a more informed level. A must listen if you want to be more educated about the world we live in.
Only show that has people with all points of view. Best grand geopolitical strategy conversations. Stephen F Cohen and Gregory Copley are the best regular guests.
Most informative & interesting podcast!
John Batchelor is a national treasure. #1 news and politics podcast on the internets !
I listen to every show beginning to end. From the epic music intro to the incredible universe of knowledge, thought and ideas that he covers each night. No equal. The incredible and delicious passion that Mr. Batchelor has for all the Stories that Life has to offer is truly incredible. It's like an epic never ending expanded version of A Short History of Nearly Everything by American author Bill Bryson that include everything not just science. Best education I ever received was listening to this Podcast.
I used to love this show but now I find nd it to be repetitive.
Best show barnone. I'm captivated, listen to this thought provoking show every week night. Amazing guest line up.
This the most informative radio show out there. There is no other show where one learns so much information about world news. It is an in depth discussion of world events. I never miss a night. John is the best there is and his guests are all so intelligent.
This program is so insightful in world politics that are covered in a manner not done on any other media programs. John Batchelor keeps you on the edge of your seat bringing to light the intricacies and twists and turns of the chaos that is going on in the world. Highly reccomend this program.
Excellent author interviews. The best around.With reliable hosting partners, provides excellent daily news information and diverse opinions.John Batchelor manages the conversations very well and with good humor.
This show has changed the way I think about U.S. and international affairs. An incredible mix of culture, politics, intelligence, and international relations. Thank you for your great work Sir!!!!!
As a lover of history, John Batchelor (especially when he interviews authors) has become my best friend via my iPod. Makes my landscaping job zip by. :)
One of my favorite news and current event podcasts. Extremely informative. Highly recommended.
A true gem!
Not a one topic host like the rest not just current events and politics he runs the gamut
I really like this podcast. It would be great if it was not broken into separate segments. Please fix that!
I have heard several shows with Mr. Batchelor. The ones with Stephen J. Cohen are clearly the most intelligent discussions on Russia I ever expect to hear. Mr. Batchelorâs interviews with authors of fascinating books are often super-terrific.Such real education all the way around about the world we live in!
I enjoy this show immenselyâ¦.It has an old time radio show feelâ¦.Keep up the great work Johnâ¦.
No matter where you are on the political spectrum you will enjoy this podcast.
One night a few weeks ago I was listening to my car radio and stumbled onto a station playingan intelligent interview with the author of a biography of John Quincy Adams. Looked up John Batchelor on iTunes and was delighted to find his podcast, which quickly became my favorite. Thoughtful, intelligent conversations with areas of interest that coincide perfectly with my own.Highly recommended!