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out of 3167 ratings.

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by Baroquebitch on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I love true crime podcasts and as much as I want to get into this one and as many times as I’ve returned to give it more of a shot I cannot STAND how often the two male and often less informed less researched of the trio interrupt and speak over the woman . The one guy who speaks lazily is the worst . He clearly hasn’t ever done any research and is just there to spout inane and entitled commentary that detracts from the story. I hope they read this and fix this . Could be a good podcast . The woman should probably just do one on her own . I bet it would take off even more than this one .


by savethemall on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hahahaha. The highlight of my day came from Devin saying “BYE BROTHER” in a wrestler voice at the end of this! Cracked me up!


by cupcake's tiger on
Rating: ★★★★★

You guys were amazing! Please come back.😒


by BettaYetGetYaHeadChecked on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Listening to the one on Maura Murray. She basically reads direct from Wikipedia page. There is no “research”. And the guys make a mockery of it...I had downloaded two more episodes but I don’t think I can stomach it. If the girl went out on her own an actually researched stuff..she would be great.

Keep the episodes coming!

by Melanie Melinda on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have absolutely no idea how this show does not have such a larger following! I love the mysterious content! I love how it is delivered. They go over bizarre topics and explain all of the popular, as well as less popular thoughts and theories. After much conjecture and discussion, they discuss what they believe is the most educated option. I cannot get enough of this show! Auto play!

I miss this podcast.

by Halothetortilla on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m sad to read all the terrible reviews that this podcast is getting. Don’t listen to the negativity. I looked forward to hearing you guys every week. I’m sorry.

Uh no

by Bohemoth77 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I guess anyone can have a show now.. just don’t act like you had your first beer before it.. and maybe read something more than a Wikipedia entry.. that’s not “research” that’s what a child does for a book report.. wanted to like it.. just couldn’t ..

Sometimes too lighthearted

by nbkkkkkkkkkkkkk on
Rating: ★★★★☆

What a bunch of whiney, nit-picky reviewers. “Mainsplaining”? Seriously? This podcast sounds like three friends chatting and enjoying each other’s company. Sure there are interruptions, but it’s typically done to clarify basic information. My biggest issue with the podcast is that I wish the male hosts would take the material a bit more seriously. Devin does a wonderful job.

Devin and Joe should have their own podcast

by ashyz87 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Steve...stop. You take away from interesting topics that have been well researched. Stop jumping in and adding your two cents because it makes you sound uneducated. In one episode, Steve mansplained breast augmentation and what an IUD was to Devin. He reeks of sexism and constantly talks over Devin. LET HER SPEAK!!

I enjoy the podcast.

by M.S. Hiiro on
Rating: ★★★★★

These guys are super horny. Great podcast.

I like Devin’s research a lot. The other guys’ commentary...not as much.

by whiplash-girlchild on
Rating: ★★★★★

Devin researches her topics well and I enjoy her presentation. Sometimes the guys argue with her or nitpick strange points like wedding rings. Either way, my suggestion for improvement: one should be allowed to present without interruption and then arguments for/against, or crazy theories and jokes, should be discussed. Each host occasionally picks a topic and I think all of them pick interesting cases, but the guys stray off-topic a little too much sometimes. I just found this podcast and I am sad it has ended. For all its foibles, intelligent, reasonable, presentation of mysterious experiences and the unexplained, is hard to find. Thanks for keeping the backlog up for now.

Get to the point already

by jlowblows on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

So much rambling. It’s a shame as the topics are quite good. I just want to tell the crew in the background to stop talking. I would definitely revisit if a serious overhaul were made to the format. As said just so much rambling. The nasally guy is particularly annoying. Nothing on his voice. He just draws everything out to a tedious degree.


by Ytrwqb on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I’m listening to the “Bohemian Grove” and it’s incredibly annoying. The girl (don’t know names) is great, but the two guys keep interrupting to say random things, bad jokes, etc. The girl is noticeably annoyed as she try’s to keep the podcast on track. I subscribed to this podcast but if these guys are consistently a part of this, I’m going to unsubscribe. Why is it so hard to find a good podcast without having to deal with annoying commentary and bad jokes? An hour long podcast can literally be cut down to around 20 minutes if you cut all the B.S. out. Ugh

Irritating beyond measure

by bdiddles on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I don’t get how there could be so many good reviews on this annoying ear assault. Steve is a know-it-all (who happens to know very little) and all three of them constantly interrupt each other with the lamest jokes humanly possible. They’re not funny people. Sorry, those are the breaks. Some people just aren’t funny and need to just keep their mouths shut much more often, not continuously interrupt the person telling the story because they’re attention-starved and love to hear the sounds of their own voices. Devin is also constantly bragging about things she knows and things she likes that are supposed to be unique (I guess), and she just comes off as unbearably insecure. Judging by things she has said about medical topics, she is by no means a “survivalist EMT” (whatever that is).The cases they cover are interesting, but the obnoxious and disrespectful jokes they make CONSTANTLY (and I mean constantly) throughout the “show” completely annihilate any chance of actually learning something.

Thank you!

by Devine Ms D on
Rating: ★★★★★

Such a great April Fools to have you in my feed. Get another Steve and return!

Come back!

by peace always on
Rating: ★★★★★

We miss you guys!!!

No Fooling - New Ep!

by Mydeira on
Rating: ★★★★★

A pleasant surprise on a day not known for them. It was good to hear “everyone” back together. ;)

Only Podcast that Holds my Attention

by Corimcd on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m not a podcast person because my auditory attention span is terrible, but Thinking Sideways actually holds my attention! I love mysteries, and they don’t get off topic much so I can actually follow what’s going on, unlike other podcasts. I’m only twelve episodes in, but the only problem I have so far is that Steve and Joe seem to really undervalue Devin’s ideas. We all know she’s the smartest of the trio!


by JDO110201 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Interesting subjects but the attempt at humor is eye rolling terrible.

Struggled the get through...

by Sabrinaaaaaaa on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I listened to a few episodes (each one worse than the previous one) and couldn’t take it anymore. The idea is great. I was so excited to listen and hopefully subscribe, but the hosts are completely uninformed and use jokes as filler. I would not recommend this podcast to anyone.

Come back!!!

by amydawn772001 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Y’all quit right when I found you! Kgc was the best episode.

Annoying, babbling hosts

by Cats&Books on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Such intriguing concepts but such irritating hosts! Just stick to the story and stop going on a tangent every ten seconds on something trivial.

Think Downwards

by Jo Jo dis'in clown on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

This is not a well done or well educated podcast. It’s like using cheap toilet paper, it works right up until....... it doesn’t. And this whole thinking sideways think doesn’t work for anyone who wants to be challenged.

Shoddy research

by cinji on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Other podcast hosts actually read source material, books even. These hosts admittedly don’t, especially on the episode about the Franks. They didn’t read Anne Frank’s diary and were talking about how they just read the Wiki page. They go off on too many tangents and say some illogical things. In this episode, they were of the opinion that those who hid Jews during WW2 in Europe probably wouldn’t have been treated harshly or sent to camps. Incorrect. Read The Hiding Place where that very thing happened. Research is shoddy to nonexistent and hosts have little sense of history. Glad this podcast is done.

Great mysteries

by GH0ST LoX on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great topics, great information and a good amount of laughs all while solving some of the worlds best mysteries

Not all that

by jxuxbdinsns on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I seriously find the topics somewhat interesting but the hosts are so boring. Also why all of the info from most of the podcasts come from articles and no other research or interviews? Not entertaining at all.. sorry

Terrible. Hosts take forever to get to the story.

by GladPad on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I wanted to like this. But hosts get in the way of the story. Hosts are more interested in appearing interesting than delivering an interesting story.

Sorry to see it go, but...

by MysteryIslandGirl on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Its was almost a 4, but..they quit instead of fixing the problems. I like this podcast’s subject matter - and individually I like the hosts - but not together...they argued in a way I wouldn’t call banter, & researched in a way i wouldn’t call thorough. It’s as if they needed some relationship counseling to stay together in their ménage a trois. So maybe it was better to call it a divorce.

Not interesting!

by ElleAhl on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Hosts are uninformed and go off on tangents. Unsubscribing.

Uh huh. Sure.

by Jenniferdd on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

WHY would you need THREE different people to present these stories? 5 min in the first story, I’m interested in the story line, but all I can now hear is the female saying “sure, sure,” and the deeper voiced guy saying “uh huh” or “mmhm” after pretty much EVERY sentence the narrator speaks. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

Love love love this podcast and the hosts!!!

by Shayne O'Lear on
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic podcast, such a diverse range of topics, wonderfully researched and I love the banter between these hosts. I’ve got everyone addicted here on this podcast, leaving it on at work for all to enjoy!!!! Looking forward to more podcasts!!!


by Proof of Fools on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This show should be Devin’s entirely. The other hosts seem rather uninformed and simultaneously over confident in their ability to tell a story. The topics are interesting but i just cant stand this show. Too talky and too much editorializing to be considered journalism and many of the facts are reported without context or consideration for the source.

Uninformed, not funny and lacking basic common sense.

by The Grumpler on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I just started to get into podcasts and looked up one particular case and I started with this podcast. What a waste of an of an hour. It seems they wildy speculate and base their information off Wikipedia and something they have seen on a true crime show, which isn't bad if you had seen it before you recorded but their memory of events is all over the place. And Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, do better.Also it bears pointing out, you're not comedians, you're not funny and the subject matter isn't funny, stop trying so hard.I thought maybe it was me but after reading multiple other reviews it appears I'm not alone in the way I feel. Don't waste your time with this show.

Facts matter

by Pine Owl on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I started listening to this podcast but the hosts are ill-informed, especially the Custer’s Last Stand episode. Only made it about 10 minutes before I had to turn it off.

So funny and addicting!

by Snxfan on
Rating: ★★★★★

Conversational fun, with three people who feel like friends. Topics can be dark and irreverent, so avoid if you you’re feeling fragile. The hosts are having fun with this and so should the listeners!

Could be so much better

by gerper on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I’m a fan of the Generation Why podcast and the hosts continually referred to this podcast as some wonderfully essential listen. I made it thru half an episode. Nothing bugs me more than podcasters having these silly inside jokes, and TS has more than its share. The hosts are annoying and are constantly interrupting and talking over each other. The male host with the nasally voice? Ugh. This really could be a great podcast if they could have an entirely different set of hosts. Avoid this one.


by Farmlady90 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I can’t stand the banter between the hosts! I’d rather have a root canal with a rusty nail!

False facts

by make podcasts great again on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

The hosts do not know a lot of key facts in the Brian Shaffer case. They say that no one knows which day was garbage day- this is incorrect. The specific areas the dumpsters were emptied at the dump we searched with cadaver dogs. The hosts also incorrectly say tracker dogs were used in searches.

Too much banter.

by Ckstuds on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

We are here to listen to the topics. Not to here you excited over your own voice! I don’t understand why the hosts have to talk about nonsense and make jokes during it. Very annoying.

Great topics, but very disorganized.

by Andybrewster on
Rating: ★★★★☆

This podcast deals with some very interesting topics, and unlike some other reviewers I actually like the banter and the casualness of it.But they really need to organize their thoughts better. They go off on so many tangents that the thread of the actual story is repeatedly lost. Which can be maddening late infuriating when you’re trying to piece it together. It’s as if they assume you already know the story, but I’m guessing most listeners do not.Also whatever you do don’t listen to the one about the woman disappearing on the cruise ship. It is literally 50 minutes of Devon talking about her experience working on a cruise ship and about 10 minutes of the actual case. It is the most annoying episode on the entire podcast series.

My favorite podcast!

by Masha Ristova on
Rating: ★★★★★

I just discovered this podcast a few months ago, right when they announced they’re ending it... and I’m devastated!!! MY OPINION: This is a podcast about Unsolved Mysteries. I have yet to find another podcast I enjoy that features mysteries other than just true crime.The first episode I listened to was “Lake City Quiet Pills” . The quality of this show was immediately apparent. It was so exciting because good “Unsolved Mystery” Podcasts are hard to come by! You know, most “mystery podcasts” are True Crime stuff only. Thinking Sideways does feature some true crime stories- episodes about missing persons/disappearances, also sometimes mysterious deaths. They also feature mysteries of the sea/lost ships, internet mysteries, cryptozoology type mysteries, general conspiracies, scientific mysteries, extraterrestrial mysteries, and so much more.ABOUT THE PODCAST: This podcast has three hosts (Joe, Steve, and Devin). Each episode they begin by telling us the mystery: telling us the story in detail and giving us the known facts. Then, they go through their list of “Theories” which is a pretty comprehensive list of all the theories that are out there that people have come up with to explain the mystery, and they debate with each other and talk them through and decide which is most likely. THE HOSTS: they are all intelligent and have lots of expertise and personal experience to contribute. Even if the episode is about a mystery you’ve heard a thousand times before, these hosts offer so much extra information that’s relevant to the story. They really do their research too. Joe’s technological expertise reaches far and wide and includes understanding encryption/decryption (episodes “Kryptos” and “The Beale Cypher”) and he’s also an experienced sailor (“The Mary Celeste”)Steve also has technological and engineering expertise, in episodes about planes, trains, etc mysteries, he explains clearly in laymen’s terms how they work and what went wrong (check out the episode “TWA Flight 800”). His knowledge of computers/website programming is utterly impressive in episodes like “Oct282011.com” Devin is certified in SAR(search and rescue) and also has broad knowledge and experience of being at sea, having once worked on a large cruise ship which adds so much behind-the-scenes/ insider info to the episode “Disappearance of Rebecca Coriam” and her SAR experience shines on missing person episodes (especially the episode “What happened to Kenny Veach?)

mansplaining 💯

by Tony4000 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

lord help me.

I'm in love!

by kellholt on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been listening to you for the last three years and I’m sad to see you go! Your critical thinking and discussion of each possible angle is interesting and thought provoking. Although nautical episodes were by far not a favorite, I listened anyway because it helped me open up new ways of thinking.

Always a favorite!

by Milolover912 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I will forever go back and relisten to any available episodes!! This podcast helped me through a very stressful time and kept me company during my loneliest days as a hotel housekeeper. Thinking Sideways Podcast will always hold a special place in my heart!

Just started these in September 2018 and I’m ADDICTED!

by franczhesca on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank goodness that I have tons of episodes to binge on... sad to see that you all don’t do this show anymore but you sure have covered a lot!!! I highly recommend this podcast to ANYONE who loves a great mystery and likes to hear ALL the details and ALL the possible theories out there that might explain why or what or how... I LOVE all the different thoughts and ideas and I think you three make a GREAT TEAM! What can I subscribe to next that you all host??!!


by NatoshaT on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Um..I have never been so annoyed listening to a podcast that is supposed to help victims and bring awareness to their cases. Come On guys.The unbearable scream- laughing is disturbing.Devon can never get a word in.She needs her own show without the obnoxious,what seems like desperate attempts for attention from the other dude always howl laughing bc he thinks everything is hilarious..? TF man? Please Stop with the clap track.On a true crime podcast.It’s.Ugh.

Fantastic podcast

by Robo19 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you for the strange and wonderful adventure. I will truly miss the three of you. One of my favorite podcasts, I’ve been listening for years and the show just gets better. The hosts share a chemistry that other podcasts must be envious of; huge range of always interesting topics and great audio quality. I wish they would quit their jobs and podcast full time.

Mysteries? Yay! Mansplaining? Stinks.

by RR from Santa Cruz, CA on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

The podcast is well researched and put together, with fascinating stories and lots of personality. That said, the two male hosts constantly interrupt, patronize, and nitpick when the female host is speaking. It impacts the entertainment value of the podcast to cringe every five minutes when Joe or Steve feels the need to disagree or correct even the smallest points, frequently not providing evidence and leaving it at ‘I wouldn’t say that’ or ‘that’s a bit extreme’. I wish they could be better.

Great Podcast.

by Dirtychurro on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really enjoy what these guys have to offer. Great stories and fantastic chemistry make for an enjoyable podcast.


by Rebelcake on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pretty good. This podcast is a +1/-1 depending on your love for the dad jokes.