I just can’t do it anymore as the hosts’ voice, questions and verbal cues distract from what could otherwise be great WP content. Please try again with someone else.
informative but not timely
it generally covers most of the daily news. but each episode is posted on the second half of the day, when the news is not new anymore. that’s why i found contents from this podcast too repetitive. and unlike the daily, this podcast didn’t really touch on the unknown side of news and stories, and questions are generally expected.
Sharp, focused and unpretentious
Post Reports is now my favorite daily news podcast, with special kudos to the excellent Martine Powers, whose interviewing and presentation style is warm, curious and extremely intelligent. And it hasn’t become pretentious or overly ‘cute’.
I was an early fan of the NYT The Daily, but it has become mannered, including production flourishes and those irritating outtakes. Barbaro endlessly reiterated his interviewee’s responses and asks fey, naive questions. I lost interest and patience with The Atlantic’s podcast. Might just be my opinion, but I’ll stick with Martine!
Best of it’s kind but...
Post Reports is by far my favorite daily news podcast. I like it better than the NYTimes The Daily. However I will not listen to a single episode sponsored by Facebook. The instant I hear Facebook has sponsored the episode, I turn it off in disappointment.
Martine makes my day
I love to listen to Martine’s voice. She digs into stories and questions the subjects well...albeit sometimes a bit predictable. I really enjoy listening to this podcast.
Martine Powers is a great host
I’ve been a fan of her reporting and am so happy to hear her voice on a daily basis!
Need to present two sides
Where is the report on crime? Why are people shot? Not just they were shot. Ride along with the police and see what they have to deal with., what they have to solve. I know many police who in twenty years have never fired their gun - not even once. Maybe the balance has to shift to make some changes but this podcast was one sided.
Legacy of American Riots
I found the erasure of the lines between Peaceful Protests, Rioting, and Looting that repeatedly occurred in this episode very disturbing. The implied acceptance of harming property, possibly harming people, and theft was alarming. I have participated in peaceful protests several times and view it as a constitutional right. Trashing buildings, burning autos, and outright stealing is unacceptable. If this makes no sense to the leaders of a protest, they must realize that violence and unlawful behavior only helps the opposition. At this moment, it simply helps Trump.
“Clearly” he wanted to talk to the people
MAS in Mass
Martine’s use of “clearly” is wrong and misleading. There was nothing clear about what the President wanted to do and there was no clear indication he wanted to talk to the people. We need to be careful with language. Here, the use of the word “clearly” makes me feel Martine had expectations herself and I can help but infer from it a bias.
Great Daily News Podcast
I’m a news junkie as a former journalist and I appreciate the format and breadth of issues covered with this podcast. I enjoy ending my workday with an update on the news so I can stay informed and this podcast presents the news in an easy-to-digest and entertaining format. Well done!
good game 🤩
I’m a 13 year old and i’m just starting to care about current events and this is my go to early morning podcast thank you so much. I especially look forward to your weekend specials they always brighten my day!
A daily go-to
This is my favorite news podcast! High quality reporting on the current headlines and issues, but also some stories that are a little more obscure but still relevant. The “one more thing” segment at the end always offers really interesting tidbits.
Just finished reading & enjoyed it!
Post Reports continues the good fight against tyranny, darkness & corruption.
Post Reports is simply wonderful. The programming is both elegant and “down home.” The opening theme music includes the recordings of various reporters on the phone - that aural blend stokes me with anticipation and fills me peace. It’s a peace that is rooted in the enduring legacy and integrity of the Washington Post.
Martine Powers, the host, has a lovely voice that invites listeners to settle in for a good cup of tea and enjoy a deeply informed conversation. The team of producers and engineers consistently deliver a weekday program that is on par with any quality news broadcast available.
As a nation, we are starved for real information and platforms of integrity. I’m grateful for the young brilliant people that sacrifice, endure false claims, track the truth and nourish our nation. Hosts, producers, engineers all are heroes, devoting their lives to that quintessential 4th Branch of government. Post Reports presents high quality word smithing that continues the good fight against tyranny, darkness & corruption.
David Barrow Wiley,
Excellent range of daily topics
This is my go-to podcast for my daily (long) walk. I get solid in-depth reporting on a wide range of issues related to the pandemic and thus feel better educated and more aware of the state our world is in. Thanks.
In depth reviews of usually 2-3 Reports
I love Post Reports because of the interesting subject matter, and usually has 2-3 in depth, but short, reporting of what’s going on around the world as well as in the US. Great way to start my day. Thank you, Lori Hartz
I decided to listen to the podcast because I used to read paper years ago. Every single episode has been refreshingly surprising to my ears!! Thanks!
My favorite time of the day
Listening Post Reports at the end of the day is one of my favorite pastimes. Thoughtful stories and to make you ponder and learn. As a fellow Trinidadian I am proud of the job host Martine Power's does in asking the questions that often produce insightful answers. It is a must listen and should be a part of anyone’s day.
Ever since I found myself working from home in mid-March, this podcast has been my morning go-to. Post Reports is excellent, and its in-depth reporting in unbeatable. Thank you Martine and team! Love it!
Great when it’s relevant!
Because the WP reporters are great, this podcast can be great when it takes on important topics and often, the ‘one more thing’ topics are surprisingly informative. However, in many cases, the episodes headline with fringe topics that, while they might be an interesting, aren’t very relevant to the day’s news.
Uptalk undermines authority of report
I was intrigued by the topic of how the pandemic is effecting Gen Z. The reporter’s use of uptalk was so distracting that I had a difficult time focusing on her findings. It sounds like she is questioning them. that infection seems to say “don’t hurt me”. Or this information is tentative. She needs to read Deborah Tannen’s analysis of factors that undercut the power of women’s statements in the professional environment. Please claim your power young sis!
Great journalism and is well presented. A short and clear podcast of important news that can be easily digested, especially for me as I do my exercise routine or menial tasks like folding laundry. If I miss some, it is still easy to catch up. I look forward to these everyday.
The Daily is Nothing
What is the NYT even?! I am a lifelong New Yorker and 7-year Washington- you can rely on my impartiality. Post reports is HIP
I began listening to podcasts while our shelter in place trials have made it a challenge to stay informed. I have my favorites which number 8 to date and have even begun a podcast of my own. The reporters, story lines and professionalism here is what keeps me coming back. Listening is now a highlight of my day and I have recommended this podcast to my family as well as work associates. Keep up the quality. Thank You for the ride
I love this podcast!
I listen to this podcast all the time!!!
Are you a dummy?
This show tells you what to to think. Step in line and don’t doubt what they are telling you.
I look forward to Martine Powers and the teams take on daily events. Usually very insightful and in-depth despite its brevity.
Best American News Podcast
This is my favorite American news podcast (and I listen to tons of them). Martine is a great host, she’s got a soothing voice, she’s a great interviewer, and she’s not overly biased. I like that they will deep dive into a handful of topics per episode and explain in a way that a layman can understand and I love how they will remind viewers about sources of potential bias. Friendly, professional, and interesting. Love this podcast.
Poor reporting and analysis of what happens outside USA.
Make sure I listen to all episodes
Nikki in California
This podcast gives me a detailed report of news, no hype.
Fam from the OG
I was held in solitary confinement for 6 days after being wrongfully arrested in Tarrant County Texas.
Awesome daily news podcast
High production value and it’s Monday - Friday. I listen to it every day for an overview of what’s going on.
I Don’t Watch TV or Netflix. This is the Only One I listen Everyday
Love the show and How Marteen and her teammates bring to us these comprehensive reports that I can’t find elsewhere.
I am grateful that this Podcast exists.
The most informative part of my day
The show really stands apart from the other dailies for me because it presents a very informed yet approachable view on the news. Also you can feel the PoC/WoC touch, and it's refreshing.
April 18 Art
Thank you for the episode by Sebastian Smee.
We need art and artists and art interpreters and stories. More please
Hosts are mediocre
The hosts voices are not great radio voices. The one women’s voice is very grating. Also the tone is too casual. Stories are hit and miss. I expected better since the paper is so good.
Malaria drug unproven.
I recognized the “sure thing” mentality that this episode was emphasizing but when thousands of people die for lack of available treatment, one should take the risk of taking this drug. You also forgot to mention that there is a step in the process of a Doctor to Patient dialogue that is necessary to be prescribed this drug which could mitigate the danger of this drug! The latest sample data was in France. 90% efficacy. This result may not remove the “sure thing” but I think it is saving lives compared to doing nothing!!! I am not in any politics but common sense or survival says “I will take any help that I can get especially when I am about to lose my life”
Failure to do so should ask “who is really being wreckless here”.
A++ from a new listener
I sub to NYT daily as well and i feel this is just as good, some days better. Love the show music and the calm voice of Martine Powells. A++
A brilliant news source with reliable, informed and well researched reporting by an established and respected newspaper. No fake news here.
Martine Powers is an excellent host. I have enjoyed many episodes the last few weeks. Thank you for keeping us informed and entertained.
So much vocal fry.
I really enjoy this podcast. I have been a regular listener for some time now. The topics are timely, interesting and delivered in a manner I find easy to isn’t to. I have recommended this podcast to several individuals and they have made it part of thy regular listening schedule as well. Well done.
Thank you for continuing to report during this crisis.
While some of the stories are very good, others are awful. One story advocated body shaming, another story by an Asian-American said the HIV/AIDS epidemic affected their community, the Asian-American community, the worst. Another story had this ridiculous description of what a health journalist does to avoid picking up fomites in public and admits, unfortunately and unknowingly, cross-contaminating herself and her belongings. So its a mixed bag and poorly done overall. But I still listen to remind myself why I don’t read The Post. Blech.
Used to be Better
I feel that this podcast used to be better. And no offense to the host, but I hear a lisp and it is just hard to listen to. For those reasons, I will get my news podcasts elsewhere.
This episode read as superior entitlement! Hello, schools are closed,people are unable to work! The real question is how can children be safely taken care of and how do parents keep their jobs!
Like it so far
The tone is great... especially liked the coverage of the reduction of co2 emissions due to corona as being of environmental benefit. #silverlining
Excellent Weekday Podcast
I really enjoy this podcast during my weekday. It covers current topics plus more. Really well done!