This has gone from an intriguing podcast about pop culture and comedy to a liberal wankfest. Done with this pod
Schmitty the Clam doesnât have as strong a voice or confidence in his narrative that Jack did. The podcast is more boring because of it
Bring back jack
I am actually shocked to see that the category of Cracked is comedy. I have learned so much from this podcast that it is beyond crazy. I mean, why even bother going to school when you can just listen to Cracked?! I have definitely learned more here than I ever did in high school or college. I will continue to listen to this daily because I have a lot to catch up on. You need to give it a chance! And if you donât, well, just stay stupid. Youâll never know the difference anyway.
Once the entire organization turned into a left-wing propaganda machine, people started tuning out. I think itâs hilarious Dan Oâbrian tanked it and then bailed right before the s hit the fan.
Sometimes cool topics, a bit too much liberal idiocy, though.
Some episodes are fantastic, some are very boring. Pick and choose based on topic.
This podcast is great when talking about movies, tv shows and music, but it becomes insufferable when it gets into politics. I can see why it's YouTube channel doesn't exist anymore
Update: from 3 to 5 starsI enjoy this podcast a lot more since Alex took over as host. It seems there are more interesting topics and guests, plus I find Alex calming and enjoyable to listen too. He comes across to me having a humility and âEverymanâ or layman quality that I appreciate, while at the same time itâs obvious heâs done his research. If you didnât care for it before, give it another try!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.
I have realized for a long time now that my politics donât line up with those at cracked, but i like to laugh and more often then not cracked does that for me. unfortunately the podcast they run keeps putting up episodes that are nothing but politics with descriptions about how âdecent â people must stand up against Trump. believe it or not, i voted for Trump and i consider myself a decent person. in fact i think most people are decent no matter what side of the political spectrum they fall on, but clearly some of the people who work at Cracked donât see it that way. so sadly, iâm going to have to stop listening to the podcast and just go back to reading very select articles from a website that i still really enjoy.
I listened to about twenty minutes of this podcast before the host and the guest host started trying to chop down Justin Timberlake for being a racist for moving to Montana. Thereâs better shows to listen to. Unsubscribed.
The stuff being discussed on the Cracked Podcast is definitely intriguing and can give you tons of new ways to think about things that youâve never previously pondered, but the issue is that everything on the podcast gets beaten to death â they repeat the same things over and over, and every joke is beaten halfway to a coma. Every episode could easily be half as long and still as compelling if they either edited it better or if the hosts were halfway self-conscious about how much they talk about the finest points of everything.
The podcast really started to go downhill after Jack O'Brien left. Now with them firing ALL the good talent, the podcast isn't worth listening to and the site is just rubbish. Time to move on.
I love that the episode about âAll the insane news you missed because of Trumpâ they pretty much talk about Trump the whole time. This podcast used to be enjoyable until they started bringing politics into everything. Do they really think we need more of that today?
I found this podcast shortly before Jack O'Brian left, and when he did I just didn't feel it was meant for me anymore. The guests and host are zany but not in an interesting, cool way, but in a cringy, self indulgent way. Shmidtty The Clam also says the "l" in folks, and calls gif's, jiff's. Soooo.....
Cool insights and always something to laugh about. I love the interviews & perspectives they get--the "small town" episode was one of my favorites ever!
Such a good and thoughtful discussion of important weird stuff.
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Really thought this podcast would be entertaining, especially with some of the topics that get discussed....however....the podcasts would be about 10% shorter if they removed the word "like" from their vocabulary. My wife pointed it out and now I can't not hear it. In a recent podcast the work like was said four times in a row.
I'm not super interested in the episodes about film and TV, but I understand there's an audience for that. I love just about every other topic they've covered.
Love Alex Schmidt, but if Jason, Dan, and others are gone I am deleting this from my podcasts. Which is a same because this is the podcast that got me started.
After Jack O'Brien left the Cracked podcast, it has really declined in quality. Where the episodes used to focus on society, science, or just interesting obscure things, now they are almost exclusively about movies. The humor now relies way too heavily on memes or fads. In short, it has lost all substance. In six months the dated movie discussion and internet reference will have lost whatever humor they may arguably have had. In a year, probably less, any individual episode will be little more than cast off cultural debris. It's a podcast about pop culture; unthinkingly indulging in the entertainment of the moment is a totally reasonable thing for it to do- in moderation. It used to be thought provoking and interesting; now it's little more than mental junk food.
I used to love this show, but then Trump got elected, and now the podcast is mostly a counter-hate campaign against Trump and his base, but once in a while, Jason Pargin (David Wong) is allowed on there to eloquently describe alternate perspectives, and describe their differences in a respectful manner. That's refreshing.
Ever since Jack OâBrien left this podcast has gone way downhill. New host is not as likable and honestly Iâve just switched over to the Daily Zeitgeist to still hear from the old host. Content on Cracked remains similar, but how itâs delivered is painful to listen to.
It was an intellectually stimulating podcast once. When Jason Pargin left it devolved quickly. Just listened to â9 secretly necessary life lessons for modern Americansâ from DEC 4th. They spent half the podcast putting down conservatives and a fourth gushing over how great the Kardashians are. Donât bother downloading unless David Wong/Jason Pargin makes an appearance.
Why would I listen or subscribe to a show where I can't hear DOB, or Soren or Carmen, or Cody like Alex is fine but he can't carry the show, David Wong skews too old for me and I do not agree with him 95% of the time. So why if you didn't allow your talent to stay, should you expect fans to?
I unsubscribed due to the laying off of you best personalities and writers. I have faithfully watched and listen to you for years, but now I have no reason to continue to listen. Best
This podcast used to be fun, funny, and informative. Ever since the old host left Iâve found it difficult to even finish episodes anymore. Every episode regardless of topic just seems to devolve into the same political bashing and self congratulatory nonsense.
I could not be more disappointed in Cracked. Lately itâs just been one lousy business move after the next. I will be unfollowing on all social media, deleting the app, and unsubscribing from the Cracked podcast. Iâm glad Adam Todd Brown and Jack OâBrien are free from all that bull and I can still enjoy listening to their podcasts. There are so many podcasts to listen to so this one will be easily replaced. Also, Daniel OâBrien was the funniest person left at Cracked and you are absolute idiots. Shame on you.
Not supporting this show after the huge wave of layoffs.
This podcast has gotten a lot less interesting since Jack OâBrien left. I once would have rated it a 5-Star podcast. Iâm sure the decline of the podcast isnât Alex Schmidtâs fault though. Speaking of Alex, one thing that IS his fault is the fact that he says the word âfolksâ way too often for someone that pronounces it like a fib with something caught in their throat. Byeeeee
Cracked used to be my favorite podcast. I unsubscribed because itâs no longer funny or interesting and became way too politicized. Thereâs still a good episode every once in a while. But I havenât finished an episode in months now
I am a big fan of everything Carmen has been. And I think Brett should be more things. Thanks for providing me another thing to listen to while at work.
I used to love Cracked, but over the last year it has taken such an anti-Trump tone, Iâm just exhausted by it (I didnât vote for Trump BTW). The live podcasts are really crappy and have no flow. Schmitty The Clam does a nice job as the MC, but they need to be careful who else they bring in to talk. Jason Pargin is the only reason I still subscribe. The dude is freaking incredible and should have his own podcast with John Cheese. This used to be a never-miss for me, but the winey leftist rhetoric is so preachy, even a moderate like me really canât stomach it.
Been a fan of cracked for several years, whether in print online or via these podcasts. I have fond memories of listening to the venerable Mr. Wong shortly after the election. And while he made it clear where he stood, he did not alienate half of the audience like the panelists did in the recent November 26th episode. I fully expect to hear unironic âDrumpfâ jokes in upcoming episodes, unless quality begins to improve. Tl:dr - they used to be neutral and clever, now theyâre effete and whiny. Make Cracked Great Again, you guys.
This is going to sound mean but...Every time I listen to cracked, I'm astonished by the fact that the people speaking are "professional comedians." They present very basic trivia as though their listeners have never heard of Wikipedia / American pop culture. But goddamn it if I miss an ep. Baby need content.
Consistently one of my favorite podcast, have listened to all the episodes and have been listening for years. They delve into such interesting topics and have fun guests.
The comedy is moved by some fact from long ago
Even though it was infuriating to have the worldâs whitest guy recommend rap music every week, it was way better before Jack left. Itâs nothing but fawning over movies now (just what we need, another movie podcast), but like the old format, they still do no research and regularly report myths as fact. One of the worst!
The show has really gone on the decline since Jack OâBrien left. It seems as if they have gone in a different direction but I wonât be following. Unsubscribed and rarely download now. Used to be one of my favorite podcasts. Iâll always love David Wong.
Please put Jason Pargin back on the podcast. I donât listen when heâs not on. I skip it for the week. I donât want to do this. I want to listen. But somethingâs just not right with this podcast without Jason Pargin, who, again, you should bring back onto the podcast.
I miss Jack OâBrian. Just the way he talked was a lot more interesting. I used to be so excited for new episodes. Now I canât even listen to them anymore. ): please bring him back.
This podcast has pop-culture up the flock without being gag worthy, these comedians use them smarts to contextualize and philosophize about my favorite pop culture topics. BUT MY FAVORITE episodes are with David Wong (most famous writer on the internet) as he pulls back the illusions we tell ourselves in a fascinating way I cannot resist. But his books theyâll change the way u see the world. Anywhosul imafoosul. This podcast makes u better.
I like the direction the podcast is going, but Iâm going to miss Jack and Soren on here. They were a huge part of the reason I liked the site and came back to the podcast again and again. Good luck, yâall!
Funny, and on target with todays issues. Challenges your old preconceptions and fallacies.
I kept trying with this podcast, but there were too many episodes in which Nice Liberal White Guys opined on issues of pop culture & social justice. Even when they do bring in the women and people of color who work for Cracked (there as are too few, but more on the site than in these podcasts), they seem to get overwhelmingly talked over by the male guests. Maybe it will get better now that Jack O'Brien is gone. That guy would not shut up, man. Jason Pargin also really loves the sound of his own voice.
I've been listening to this podcast for a long time now and I've genuinely enjoyed it. However, I am officially unsubscribed after listening to the August 7 episode entitled, "Why Society is Bad at Helping People Choose Jobs." This episode is unapologetically cynical and unreasonable about education. To say that school treats kids like they're all the same is ridiculous to me, a teacher who read 5 books this summer on how to do the exact opposite of that. To say that learning to write essays is only helpful to those at Cracked who do it as a job is completely ignorant to the nuances and transferable skills associated with writing. These people are allowed to have their cynicism and they can complain all they want, but for Cracked to broadcast it as though it is the common canon is unfair to its listeners. I am disappointed in Cracked and will not listen again.
The host change over is not the reason for the downfall of this podcast, this show has been sliding for awhile. At one point I found it interesting, intellectual, a little pompous but very entertaining. I can no longer get through an entire show. It has become boring and unimaginative as well as just plain dumb. The most recent episode about what video games are best to live in is a bit corny but has potential to be fun and interesting but fell so very flat. Maybe just need to pick better guests but close to an unsubscribe.
After Jack O'Brian left, the podcast has gone .... blah. Nothing sets it apart anymore. There are better and worse, but why waste your time with the middle when there are hundreds better discussing more interesting topics..
So funny, so well researched, and so entertaining