It's just unfunny liberal propaganda. Wasted my time.
Not that Jack O Brien had an annoying voice but Alex had a great ease behind the mic that I didn't realize I was missing. Lots of great topics and willing to look at multiple sides of arguments
My favorite podcast. Will miss Jack if he is gone
One of the finest podcasts out there, this is a top-notch go-to for anyone who wants to be entertained while learning new things. Great fun, interesting, hilarious, consistent, satisfying, and excellent guests. Why would anyone NOT listen to this?
I, like, really wanted to, like, give this 5 stars but like, something threw me off like, I couldn't like put my like finger on it, like maybe something about like repeating words like that like I didn't like like something about it. It was like, great content that I liked. But like, there was like something like in the way of like me fully liking this. Like for real guys, it's as bad as ummmmm.
there is nothiong funny about this podcast and nothing insightful either unless jason paragin is on. The rest of the group are self congratulatory dullards living in a bubble.
Don't listen to it. They changed the host and now it's garbage
Excellent podcast, has been on of my favorites for a long time. Sad to see the old host go, but I really like Alex too. This podcast is always funny, smart but doesn't take itself too seriously, and has excellent production value. Their Kurt Vonnegut podcast is also very good.
Jack O'Brien speaking into a microphone sounds like someone recorded him saying every word in the dictionary years ago and just type in words that advertisers want this podcast to be about. I'm convinced he's been dead since 2011 because its almost impossible to believe how good Cracked used to be compared to the friendfisting ringjack it is today. The program seems to hate what used to be it's target audience and has devolved into low effort reference humor and extreme safety societal commentary. Cracked got its start ripping off MAD magazine but this podcast sounds more inspired by Reader's Digest.
Oh my gawd. Been looking for a new podcast addiction and I have def found it!
Sometimes interesting, but usually seems like most topics are modestly researched and the podcast has too much padding.
It's unbelievable that learning can be this fun. If only high school would have been this entertaining I could have actually paid attention and figured out what to do with my life.
Really interesting subjects, insightful, and fairly progressive for what feels like a 95% white male cast of commenters. It needs more diversity on both the main staff and guest commenters though, especially women. It's wierd how often the topic of misogyny and bigotry in general comes up but the views of people in marginalized groups aren't solicited much. It's a lost opportunity for them, and for the listeners.
I'm refering to The Enormous Lie About Modern Life.
The best way to enjoy this podcast is to cherry pick which episodes to listen to. There's a handful of guests that are enjoyable including Soren, David Wong, Michael Swaim, Carmen, and Daniel O'Brien. Some are pretty interesting and insightful, like one recently about life in very small towns. The live episodes are almost always better to pass.
Have her on more and give her more money. This is a completely unbiased review.
Always fun and informative.
michael swaim is a genius. Just give him his own podcast.
Brilliantly informative and hilarious.
Love every show. But the episodes with Jason Pargin are my favorite. Please have him on more.
Please make the spinoff pod that you mentioned with Jason and john
It was a long one but you said you wanted feedback so I figured I'd let you know. I've been a listener for a few years and I like the show. Some episodes are really great, and some are kind of meh, which is totally not a big percentage. Most are really entertaining and yada yada yada..I have to say that the episodes with David Wong are my favorites, and any idea of him having a spinoff or whatever experiment this last episode was is a good idea by me. I like you guys a lot. Keep doing what you do and I'll keep listening.
I listen to A LOT of podcasts (look for recommendations on my twitter @samanthaalucas, because i'm a journalist and obsessed with podcasts). Cracked is by far my favorite podcast of all time. Hands down. Amazing.
This used to be a great podcast, but now they just poorly regurgitate info from other, better podcasts or just whine about politics.
Generally an incredibly enjoyable podcast. It's interesting, novel and gets guests who mesh well with the regular cast. I enjoyed the David Wong (not trying to spell Jason's last name) and Jon Cheese talking about growing up in rural IL. I'd definitely subscribe to a podcast with those two talking about, well, whatever the hell they want to talk about. Overall Cracked always gets top billing whenever a new pod drops.
Really funny and charming all the hosts are characters that do a great job of expanding my mode of thinking. The newest ep with Jason and john was phenomenal and I would love to listen to more of that. Not to take away from the great job that the cracked podcast already does anyway.
Love this podcast. But miss jack's hand picked music. I know you said it takes too much time, but don't feel the need to pick songs that fit the theme of the episode and explain why you picked them. I never appreciated that the music because it fit the themes, I just appreciate your music tastes and hearing the songs that you like as breaks between talking. Please bring them back!
Make my day better
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and Cracked never fails to be hilarious and informative. I regularly discuss the topics with my friends.
If you like any of the other Cracked content, you'll love this show. It's great.
Not very thorough
Sometimes they have really great conversations, and I always love when Jason Is on. Like others though, I also think that the gangster rap is pretty annoying. Doesn't ever fit the show. They seem to pretty often give out information that's just directly false. Lately Jack keeps interrupting the episodes to give a very long description or commentary or backstory to the conversation, and it makes the show feel chaotic and unorganized. It's a good show, I'll keep listening, but there's definite room for improvement and the issues it has are easily avoidable.
Started loving this from early on b/c it was like convos I had in college with the same smug snarky humor. Once you realize they don't research anything very well and frequently repeat topics and even statistics from prior episodes (much like convos I had in college) you begin to realize this is getting old. Maybe why they turned to a pay wall for early episodes; so you won't realize how often they repeat themselves? IDK. BTW don't pay for early episodes.
Best podcast period
The guys on this podcast bring humorous and poignant stories to you in a format that is easy to listen to and to share with your friends. If you want to learn, laugh, and have stories to tell your friends at parties that make you sound super worldly download and listen to this show. Please keep making episodes. #crackedaddict
Love everything about this podcast... Except Jack's music. Can literally anyone else pick the music? Please? His love for bland, top 20 modern hip hop is irritating to say the least, and the music is an intermittent distraction from the good conversations these people are having. Nothing against Jack or even his conversation style, just his tastes in music.
Today's episode with Reza Aslan was easily the best podcast I've listened to. Thank you for producing amazing content.
Cannot stand how much terrible music jack forces down our throats with his intros. Content is always great but jack is always pushing his political point of view on the audience. I like that they will bring on people with apposing views and be open to the other points of view.
It's always good to laugh while you learn :)
Smarter than Joe Rogan's podcast (sorry, Joe!).
Love listening to the Cracked podcast every Monday. Definitely recommend
who knew? The guys that produce a click baity website also have one of the most consistantly funny, smart, and insightful podcasts out there. It is often like those great wandering conversations you've had with your smarter friends.
If you have the time for the length of this podcast, you will find yourself really appreciated the long form Host Jack O'Brien takes to each podcast's subject matter. The show notes at the end put every other infomational podcast to shame. His musical selection is always awesome and I find my self spending hours on youtube listening to his selection's catelogue. Unfortunately many of the episodes do not have the discpline to stick to the topic at hand and spend significant time on tangents, especially ones with David Wong.If the crew at Cracked read these comments, please spend some time going over the ideas in David Grueber's Debt, the first 5,000 yearsm, it is primo cracked source material- that is to say not only dispeling myths, but presenting an entire prespective on human events that is not conventional.
I attended a recent live show and man with a stutter had the courage to stand up and ask a question. I just listened to the recording and that man was heavily edited and his stutters were removed. It's shameful that they would disrespect this man and his way of speaking.
This podcast is a better representation of Cracked as a product, more so than the website. I love the guests and variety of topics however there is one glaring issue. The Cracked roster is typically stocked with witty and charming writers/editors/hosts who make the listening experience worth while with the glaring exception of Michael Swaim. He singlehandedly ruins every podcast he is on either by dominating a conversation or using his wimpy voice to talk over and or undermine guests, many of whom are are more intelligent and more charming then him. Other than that pod cast ruining hack, I enjoy Cracked and in today's insane world they offer funny views on everything going on in the zeitgeist.
The topics are really interesting, but a lot of episodes tend to ramble without focus. It also isn't apparent how much the hosts research the topics beforehand. A lot seems drawn from memory of "possibly reading something about it online."But Michael Swaim's smugness makes me want to smack him. We get it - you've solved the world's problems and know about this topic.
Proof that the truth is interesting, and occasionally hilarious. When it's not horrifying at least.
The topics covered in these podcasts are very informative and often are ones I don't see covered elsewhere. I find myself immensely interested with each one, to the point where I get really excited if the episode is much longer than normal. They get really good interviews on some episodes with people who study the topic or have studied it thoroughly. I definitely learn something on each one, though I find the ones covering movie fan theories a little less engaging for me as I haven't seen a lot of the movies they talk about yet. Initially I was put off a little by Jack's cadence, but now I find myself missing his voice when he takes a week off.