The Daily Beans
The Daily Beans
The Daily Beans is a women-owned and operated progressive news podcast for your morning commute brought to you by the webby award-winning hosts of Mueller, She Wrote. Get your social justice and political news with just the right amount of snark.
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My Favorite Podcast
Smart, informative, and funny. An almost impossible feat while reporting on politics during this horrifying administration. I am so grateful!
Russina Russia Russia y’all!!! It amazing the lengths liberals will go to in order to justify obvious Democratic Party lies and smears in their own minds. The brainwashing is deep within the liberal lunatics.
new favorite podcast...
... out of the gazillion different podcasts i listen to. doesn’t hurt that one of my very favorite bands, They Might Be Giants, did the theme song.
Love this podcast
I listen to this podcast every day. I spend a lot of time driving for my job. This podcast is the first thing I listen to every single day. This is the best way to get the headlines. Allison is witty, hilarious and intelligent. She translates the day’s headlines in a way that is personable, palatable and perceptive. Couldn’t start my day without it!
This podcast is worth its weight in Beans!
I’ve been listening for almost a year now. I must confess this is my favorite podcast. I’ve heard news stories here well before main steam media. It’s like I’m in the loop before everyone else. AJ explains the what and the whys. This is totally worth your time!! Oh and there’s swearing!!
My #1 show that I listen to
I listen to tons of podcasts, but this is my go-to everyday, especially for political news. Love these ladies, and love their vibe! You do wonderful work, AG :)
Go-to podcast for progressive, under-the-radar news
Always informative, and the new Flip It Blue segment featuring candidates running for House seats around the country is always upbeat. A.G. Is a top-notch interviewer who elicits unfiltered insights shedding light on the web of Trump era corruption.
CS in Chi
A fave with some rocky patches
Was a daily listen I have so looked forward to for over two years, but is becoming what feels like less-than-well-thought-out punditry. More often than not in 2020 it’s felt like AG is reading headlines. Miss the banter & analysis of the earlier episodes. It’s been disappointing :/ Updated 10-19-20 It’s just such a bummer that it feels like Jordan was completely and unnecessarily pushed off the show. ESP as Dana Goldberg and Amy C. come on more and more...
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Beans beans are good for your heart!
My compliment sandwich review: This is one of the first pods I listen to every day and AG is money with her attention to detail and iron trap memory of the cast of characters rolling through the news. I do miss the comic element/ chatter during the new block as it keeps it from being too heavy and is a unique and fun element to the show and, oddly, helps me remember and digest the details, I hope she brings it back. AG gets killer guests and I like she doesn’t dumb it down and you can tell they appreciate it. Thanks for the great podcast!
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I love the podcast. But sometimes you speak too fast and when reading news you need to remind us of or explain better of a back story
Long time Patreon
Love this show it catches news I miss from other sources.
The best news with swears!
This is my go to news podcast. Turn off all the other news and start with AG!! It’s refreshing to hear real news and guests interpreting tough news and law speak. Thank you for making me feel sane and connected in this crazy Covid world.
I wait everyday for this little slice of beautiful reality . It’s just wonderful to hear the truth daily instead of straight up lying or just skipping a important political moment. Thank you .
What happened to this podcast???
When I first found this podcast a year ago I was overly excited! It was a refreshing and great way to get the news every morning. Three women going back and forth in conversation who were hilarious. After COVID hit I was understanding to the fact that some TEMPORARY adjustments would have to be made. But while all other podcasts have bounced back this one never did. I echo all other reviewers who say they will never understand why they all didn’t just jump on a Zoom call and keep it pushing. Now it’s just the main host quickly spitting out headlines and then rushing to talk to her legal friends about something VERY specific. I also know that it’s not a network issue because other shows on the same network were able to keep their original formats. It’s so disappointing because I use to really love this show.
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The Truth
Turn off Fox News and listen to this Podcast!
Beans I Need Daily
I wake up, I put on your Podcast. Love it, and AG’s style. I really appreciate what you’re doing, what you’ve been doing and what I know you’ll keep doing. Thank you for your service, it’s keeping me hopeful at this extraordinarily difficult time in our country.
I have moved on
I used to listen to this podcast first thing in the morning every morning. It gave me the facts while also having a banter and a conversational aspect I grew up love. Lately it has just been A.G. Talking to herself and inflating her ego. There are plenary of other podcasts that have molded to the COVID-19 issues and kept their format by recording from home over zoom. I’ll never reallly understand why they didn’t do that. At this point it’s more efficient to just get the news from NPR.
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Ego ruined it.
I started my day listening to this and MSW, and loved it. In the past few weeks, the podcast went from informative and poignant, while being delightfully uncouth... to AG shoehorning humble-brags every chance she gets. Went from what I looked forward to in the morning, to insufferable masturbatory crap. What a shame.
Keeping me sane
The deep-diving commentary (with swearing) is just what I need to see me through these wild times.
The Allison McGill is smarter than you pod
When this pod and the Mueller pod started they were pretty good. They have turned into an AG ego trip. Every thing is a brag-“Oh I said that in blah blah episode” and “let me replay it to prove it” and please tell us again how many degrees you have. The final straw for me was her twitter post about being a member of Mensa and having a high IQ-really? Who brags about that? Who cares?
Number 1bookworm!
The only way to start my morning
There are very few places I can stand to get my news anymore. This is by far my favorite. I find that I have all the big news stories and insights from AG and guests so I feel really well informed about what’s going on in the world. When a news story breaks I often find myself waiting until the Patreon episode comes out because I so desperately want to hear AGs incredibly articulate and knowledgeable take on the situation. Love love love! We miss Jordan and Mandy Reidy!
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Absolutely My Favorite Podcast!
This is the only podcast I have ever listened to daily. AG is crazy smart and breaks down the most important stories every day. Best podcast out there!
Paul Herrmann17
Come for the news; stay for the swearing!
I love this pod SO much!! AG knows so much of the inside dope and presents it with such verve and style. She has some great guests and the good news stories are truly a balm for our troubled times. As to the swearing, educated women who do it are more intelligent, more curious, and definitely more fun to be around. Fact!!!
Trump’s Family Tree
Trump’s family tree is a cactus; it is full of pricks except for Mary.
I just love these women.
I run with AG daily. Loved Jaleesa, loved Jordan. Miss the podcast soooo much on weekends, that I will re-listen to my favorites from the week. The book club is terrific - Dana Goldberg is hysterical.
What happened?
I was a MSW devotee, but the program has gone downhill over the years and is now unlistenable. As people leave, it becomes less and less interesting. There’s no more humorous banter. No more levity. It’s just AG injecting her egocentric wokeness into every. single. story. Snore.
Love MSW and Daily Beans
I’ve been listening for a couple years. So great to have concise well researched news with swears. Love the humor and women’s side of everything. Keep it up! Thanks for getting us through this hellscape. .
Alpaca for prez
The podcast is very informative and thoroughly researched. It is also funny and relatable. I have to point out that AG’s attempt to relate to EVERY situation and EVERYBODY has become incredible. Now the stories just seem like lies. It is hard NOT to roll my eyes when I hear it coming. That said, she is obviously brilliant, especially talented and HIGHLY dedicated to providing the political news and I commend her. I keep listening because of this. More facts, jokes, puns and less AG (is so smart) would be great.
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Favorite podcast
I listen to this daily. Best podcast to stay up to date with the news we need to be paying attention to. I have listened from the early days of Mueller She Wrote and look forward to each new episode keeping me up to date. Highly recommend this podcast to anyone that wants the real info.
Hello? Anyone there?
Great news coverage
This show does great news coverage and their good news segment is amazing. They read my good news story and it made me so happy.
Great Monday through Thursday. Friday reminds me of the early days with the long-gone third.
Facts matter!
One of the best factual news podcasts around. If you want accurate information about all of the fast hitting news, this should be your go-to podcast.
Honest news
While hilariously entertaining, Daily Beans manages to deliver hard news with context and insight. For this 70-year old patron, it provides the ‘back’ story for much of the ‘breaking news’ provided by mainstream news sources. Keep it up!
Love the pod but
Devastated that Jordan is leaving. For the love of god, please have anyone on except Amy Carrero. She is the absolute worst. All she does is copy AG and sounds like a freaking idiot. This was my original Review a few weeks ago: I love this podcast. I literally listen to every single episode. I have been a fan since day 1, but I need to be honest in that Ive caught myself rolling my eyes on so many occasions that I now catch myself pre-bracing when I sense an AG self-promotion tangent coming. I want to believe that she is just trying to be relatable when someone else is telling a story, but I don’t think we need to hear about her PhD every single time any topic that is at all adjacent to higher education or research or really anything comes up. We get it. You are smart. But it gets a little old. It’s clear that AG has a dominant personality which occurs in many friend groups, but I think she would benefit from some internal reflection and working on being a little more intentional about being respectful of the other hosts. Also, Amy Carrero is EXTREMELy annoying and it seems like she’s only there because she boosts AGs ego. Again, no hate- I think AG is very talented, but it would be nice if it felt a little less like she’s holding their jobs hostage if they don’t agree with her. You can feel it come through the speaker. Also, enough with the all the miscellaneous “qualified” guests (primarily men) - most of their voices are just so off putting to listen to.
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I'm from Pennsylvania
Best news podcast about the authoritarian takeover of our govt
Cut through the BS and hear interviews with people who know how to interpret the news. News with appropriate swearing as we learn that traitors to the constitution daily push misinformation onto the public and cause grave harm to our institutions. Get informed and fight back.
alan hencey
Best Show Ever!!!
A must listen in these unfortunate days of “fake news,” and Russian propaganda propagated by our dear leader whose best skill is lying, sowing seeds of division, hate and mistrust, while dismantling our democratic institutions not by bit. This is the show you need to listen to in Trump’s America.
Jam Master Jess
MSW Rules
Love this show. Informative and funny!
News is best with swearing
I love the Daily Beans! AG’s analysis of the tidal wave of criminality coming out of the Trump administration is incisive, and keeps me sane. Honestly without this show I would be clueless as to what’s going on, and it’s a huge public service - the swearing is both tasteful and necessary. Thanks Daily Beans Crew!
"Better Than Static"
Love Daily Beans, but...
This is an update to my review below. Now Jordan and Mandy are gone, surprise surprise, and AG’s ego is unchecked. I am done. On the Good news section today, someone wrote in and it ended up with AG talking about herself, repeating the same story about her selfless service with a pay cut because Obama asked her to. For crying out loud. Enough! AG needs to check the ego. It’s staring to really bother me. It seems especially intense now that the co-hosts have taken a backseat. What I enjoyed about the show was the talk between the hosts, now they each have their own little segments. I can’t help but think the whole “it’s for easier editing!” Thing is an excuse to put Mandy and Jordan on the back burner. It seems like AG can barely tolerate them as it is. If you can’t have the hosts on, why can you have an interview every single day? (Enough! These folks have their own shows! We can listen to their shows). Even the indie podcasts I listen to sound the same as they did pre-lockdown, because people are adapting and figuring it out. I’ve been a listener since the very beginning but I feel like I’m one AG egofest away from walking away. AG, we are *very* aware that you are a PhD and a vet and a comedian and you worked for the government and have had every experience known to man.
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Absolutely crushed that you are leaving. Wish you all the best.
Couldn’t have made it . . .
. . . Through this administration without you. Thanks for featured news, insightful interviews, follow up to stories, your care for your audience and your humor.
Charley's Girl
Communist propaganda. Disgusting
Just the facts?
I miss the Fantasy Indictment league. As a long time subcriber, I have always struggled with AG's dominance of the podcast. There is consistent factual information, but too much blather for me these days.
I love these people
They’ve become a part of my daily life & im so thankful for their honest perspective. I like that they’re not bound by the regular structures of journalism, so that I get to hear what they really think. There’s a place for unbiased journalism as well, but combined, I get what feels like a full picture. Thank you, AG!!!
EB Ferdig
Check The Ego, Please.
I’ve been listening since the first few months of the Mueller, She Wrote Show. I was so excited about the Daily Beans. Loved them both so much! Lately I’ve been unable to listen. AG is insufferable. She’s smart, I appreciate this, but her ego has gotten so big that it’s become too annoying to listen to. She needs another strong smart woman (close in age?) to challenge her because the smart younger women clearly are not able to check her on this.
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It’s my #1 news source. Man, I miss the Mueller Indictment League.
So helpful
Not only do I get a good share of the news that is important to me, I also get a form of “therapy” hearing other intelligent women expressing their anger about issues that are unjust or literally a threat to our democracy. Have recommended to several close friends. The good news block is helpful to remind me that humans can be kind and generous.
pay these women, apple.
hope this works, AG.
Dave esca
Great daily digest
It took me much longer than I care to admit to realize that the line in the opening theme is not “news, that’s very” but instead “news, with swearing.” Considering that’s the unofficial tag line I really should have figured it out sooner. Such is my shame. Reduce your shame by subscribing and listening without delay
Unleash the Fury
The one about Mary
I listen to the one about Mary today and I almost fell asleep three times. Mary Trump is fascinating so I’m sure it’s not her. I’ll give another one a try but if they all drag like this I will throw in the towel. How can you be so boring when there’s so much going on?
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