Best podcast on the radio! Great host, best most insightful interviews and incredible music to come back from the breaks. Thank you Mr. Tony!
What have I been waiting for?!?!?
I can’t believe I haven’t dived into this podcast sooner. I’ve been watching PTI since the early 00s and I love this guy. Tell my wife all the time I don’t know what I’m gonna do when these guys call it quits. More Tony on the daily. Yes please!
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Have loved Tony’s work as a print journalist, radio and TV host and podcaster. He has a great supporting cast and great guest. I was really impressed by Booger McFarland. However, I hate Chuck Todd. Awful journalist and awful NFL prognosticator. (Still give five stars). I hate Chuck Todd. Miss Tim Russert, a real journalist.
Dan Byrne is a brutal listen
Love the show but Dan Byrne’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard. And his lyrics are anything but “brilliant.”
This show doesn’t stink
Have been a fan of Mr. Kornheiser for decades. I watched the early PTI shows after work with my baby son (he is now a 19 year old sophomore) and have always enjoyed the cynicism and the sharp commentary he brings to all kinds of issues. The podcast is terrific, and it is great to hear Nigel, Jeannie and even Cilizza. Also really cool that his son Michael is on the podcast. Keep this going…your long time listeners do appreciate you!
Still the best
I’ve read/watched listened to Tony for many years and it’s still the best show/podcast out there. Great intelligent discussions on sports entertainment current events it just has everything. Has it changed? Maybe some but still a great show. And I’m an old white Jewish guy originally from DC so maybe I have a better appreciation for the show from that point of view. And by the way the guy who accused the show of being racist is so off base. The criticisms are leveled equally at all athletes who deserve it. Keep it up Tony. You got us through the worst of the pandemic lockdown and continue to brighten our days.
US Open Tennis
So Tony hates Djokovic who is might do something that hasn’t been done since Laver did it. Wilbon sees racism everywhere. And poor Liz has to report on the US Open. She does suffer. And finally when Namoi isn’t happy that’s the only big news. You can’t be serious. It’s not this show stinks it’s this show shouldn’t be on the air.
Once great show, probably never will be again.
I’ve been a Tony listener for decades. Prior to the pandemic, Kornheiser’s show was still going strong. The new format with only Tony, Michael and guests on the phone just doesn’t work out. Way too much golf talk. So much it’s unbearable. The hope is the return of football brings better shows. But unless regulars like Gary, David, Chris and Jeannie return; I just don’t see it happening.
I listen and it brings me cheer
Remember when PTI had the five good minutes segment? Like that, except 1000 times better. Kornheiser is a national treasure.
This week’s shows…
Any idea why this week’s shows aren’t showing up in iTunes? Nigel?!
Big Sky Giant
Is Tony a Jew?
This old racist is very subtle in his racism. He never misses an opportunity to castigate black athletes (Kyrie/Cam) etc. any time you are interested, guaranteed there is a clip somewhere of this racist talking down on black men. Meanwhile every Jewish guest on the show is presented as the best thing ever. When old people like this die the world will be the same because they have children.
Show has changed
Way too much Michael, too much golf, too much Michael and golf. Who cares about golf when tiger isn’t playing. I get it that’s his son but it changed to a thirty something white yuppie show
Used to be great, now just meh anytime it slides from sports
This show *slightly stinks now. Used to be driven by sports but now is driven by whatever partisan news crawl is on TV that morning after Tony walks the dog. Biggest example of this is an episode where they had a sportswriter come on to criticize energy policy/infrastructure in Texas. If I wanted the CNN/DNC line I’d just check Cillizza’s Twitter feed. Sports talk is still great (TK is a professional for a reason) but any time it goes away from that just skip ahead, it’s not a useful listening experience.
Long time little
The show has been a place of comfort for years now. Started with PTI and made my way to the world of podcasts and guess who was my first channel followed. Thank you for the hours of joy you provide every week from the big time stories to the complaints of water bills. Truly thank you
Favorite show, long time little, but c’mon with the dog barking, I can’t take it much longer…can someone reach TK (i.e. Michael)?
Tony is the best.
Take a walk Mike Buchanan
Tony, thanks for a great show. It’s been a spot of normalcy during these trying times. For those who don’t like the show, turn on Fox News, don your MAGA hat, and have a nice uninformed life.
I just listened to two absolute clueless men who were discussing Afghanistan. Neither one has any clue what they are speaking about. Nobody debates the fact that we need to leave that country, the focus should have been on the way this complete fool who is in the White House handled the withdraw. It has been a total disaster and shouldn’t surprise anyone with a brain. Neither of these two gentlemen on the podcast have ever sacrificed for this country, nor have they any common sense.
Miss the Studio
Love the podcast! I miss the gang in-studio. Glad Tony is incorporating them back into the remote show. Gary’s winter weather forecast is always the best show of the year!
I understand cynicism
Thanks for the shout out of The Tar Heels available at thetarheelbook.com Love the show almost as much as the listeners will love this book!
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If you don’t like the show…
Give yourself a TK salute and go back to barstool sports
This guy is not just old, he’s as lame as lame gets. Don’t waste your time. Boring!
Stahp the barking, stahp the barking!
I been listening since AM days but that dog has got to stahp barking!!!!
Dog, Son & Birds
Tony is flipping two middle fingers to listeners who don’t want to hear his dog nor his son which each finger represents.
The dog….come on guys.
You’d never let an interviewee pull that.
Marc to the P
The dog is unbearable. Tried again. The dog yelping is not okay. I’ll miss you guys.
Michael Ruined the Show
Between the dog yelping and Michale, the show is unlistenable. The son ruined the show, great work.
Get Off His Lawn
I have read many of the recent reviews and agree that Michael doesn’t fit. I met Michael at Chatter, and he is not pretentious. Unfortunately when he talks about cooking, gardening, or golf, he comes across as some kind of prince. Understandable since his father portrays himself as a king overseeing a kingdom of Littles. It’s a humorous bit except it’s not an act. Tony is actually a narcissistic ruler of all the irrational beliefs in his brain. It makes for good radio in spots, but if he would cut down on the complimentary email and bragging about free items people send him, the show would be better. Let’s be clear. Tony doesn’t care what we think about his show. He does it for his own ego and to keep Marc and Michael employed. Marc (Nigel) is actually good on the show, but has been relegated so Michael can talk about prepping chicken and golf course contours. The show is best with Nigel, Gary and Jeanne. When they join Tony, it is a must listen. They playfully tease Tony about all of his phobias, and Tony plays along for the good of the show. Hopefully the old show will return, and Tony will trim the fat that has slowed the show down. Until then I will keep listening and skip through the meat temperature and tomato netting segments. Tony’s customer service phone calls > Michael’s analysis of the PGA
I’m a long time listener and love the show,but I have been turning it off because the dog is constantly barking. Come your supposedly a professional show. Let the thing outside or hire someone to take it for a walk for an hour!
A Lighter Side of Tony
I like that you get a different version of Tony on this show. Less angry minus Nats takes, but still full of piss and vingar in a less confrontational way for those of us who wonder sometimes if he and Wilbon hate each other or love each other. Big Thumbs Up.
STOP CLICKING YOUR PEN INTO THE MICROPHONE
I can deal with the boring constant golf talk. But please stop clicking your pen into the microphone during interviews
Michael is not good at this
Michael may be a nice guy and I’m sure Tony is very proud of his son but he is not good at this, he should not be heard on the show ever. Once the show is back to its old format with the regular crew he should not be among them.
Dog Barking/Too much Michael/Not enough co-hosts
I’m out until you go back to the studio.
Only been listening for maybe a year and half but I grew up watching tony on ESPN. This show is amazing trust.
Thanks to Tony and crew!
Thomas F M
It always make me to sleep
It makes me sleep better and and I am a big fan of tony . Love Slyder
name is what
This show is a soft and hollow shell of its former self. Each episode now comprises of about 20 minutes of a haggard old man and his pretentious son discussing golf in every minute detail imaginable (including reviews of random courses that no one knows of or cares about). A guest or two usually comes on (one of which usually discusses golf). They need to rename this show the Michael Kornheiser golf pod - at least then they’d be honest about the content. 0/5 - bring back the regulars and boot your know it all son.
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Michael is awful
Please get Michael off the mic, it has ruined the show. Nothing like a rich guy’s fail son talking about golf, awful.
I assume that Nigel still defends his good buddy Tucker Carlson, and Tony is still buddies with Abbie Lowell, such terrible judges of character
The best stinking show
They should be stabbed with salad forks. Oh my …
I’m begging you to go back to the old format
In short, I miss the old show.
I always look forward to the podcast. I genuinely enjoy all of Tony’s guests, and the crew. The podcast is always good for a laugh, great insight and commentary. Keep it up!!
I used to listen to this when I lived in DC, it was fun then. When it was a Podcast version of his radio show there was more structure. During the Covid lock down I gave it a break. But now coming out of the lock down it is less about sports and more about the griping of a highly privileged 1% and his son. The endless coverage of golf? And that seems to be a fairly flimsy attempt to propel the son to a gig on the golf channel. If you want to listen to somebody reading endless email from his loyal fans then be my guest. But there is a big world out there and if you are not going to talk about sports then please spare me the whining because you cannot figure out how to order your own free stuff from free points off your credit card.
Just can’t listen anymore with the dog yelp’n two days in a row
This Show Has Started Truly Sucking
I've been a Mr Tony listener for years and years. But it has become terrible. Michael is a bore!! Know you want your son to succeed but it’s not going to be in this area. Let him go caddy for a living. Any time he starts speaking, I hit the FFW button. Make it stop!!
Been listening for a few years and it’s something I look forward to every few days. Lots of laughs and entertaining insight with special guests. Tony and gang are the best!
Love the show. Just started listening about two months ago and now I’m hooked.
The gangs coming back!
Love that the gang is getting back in studio. Also, grew up in a toaster-over house, so I understand the need for a solid toaster type device. Great show, taking the family up to Drummond Island Mi to unwind, they’ll be listening to the pod as we head up I-75.
It’s that good
Come for the sports analysis/opinions, stay for the curmudgeonly banter on life’s most mundane topics.
Too much Michael
That’s all. That’s the review.