Reviews For Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

It’s ok, I know it’s hard to accept that in supporting Trump you’re complicit in unadulterated evil, but you don’t need to confess or anything just vote for Biden & all will get better soon I promise!
I don’t dislike Joe Biden. I actually kind of feel bad for him. However, Joe Biden is a Trojan horse for socialism.
This entire podcast is a joke! They spread lies about every topic, they have no statistical data that supports their views and the only award they’ve earned is the award for being the worst podcast!
Not all white republicans and trump supports are racist.
Cuckoo cuckoo
of the movie “Planet of Human”. Thank you.
I only listen so I can combat the leftist Trump haters.
Thanks for this episode. I love that you don’t try to shove your ideas down our throats.


Great podcast for us “radical leftists” a conservative would say - radical leftist 😃


By @$hT0ñ
Scrolled through a wikipedia page about the existence of bigfoot for 2 seconds and found more facts than this podcast.
Completely out of touch with reality
Season one, episode one starts off talking about how men are really women, and women are men. It devolves into a discussion about the virtues of chemically castrating gender confused children, with no discussion of parents or the child’s inability to consent to puberty blocking chemicals. That’s really all you need to know. In short, it is devoid of any morality.
super convenient podcast for us lefties with a great curator.
I don't have the time to get to all the podcasts I'd like to. Best of the Left is super convenient in that it's a one-stop-shop that thoroughly covers each weekly topic.
Comrade much? Way too left for normal Americans.
I have been listening to BOTL for nearly ten years, and it’s still my favorite podcast. Jay’s politics have matured alongside mine, and his content has followed suit. I highly recommend this podcast.
This is truly a great podcast as it encompases so much in the realm of poltics.
The format brings together many voices and opinions from the political Left on a different topic each week. This allows the listener to sample a variety of perspectives rather than hearing a drumbeat from the single viewpoint that is the mainstream media. Thanks, Jay, love this podcast!
This is the best podcast to listen to if you want to become more aware and knowledgeable about what is going on in the world without all the fluff. This cuts out all the jibber jabber and really puts the best of the left front and center. Jay seems to be an amazing guy with his heart in the right place and he seems passionate about changing the world. 5 star review all the way.
Why is this so hard? If a flag or statue offends someone in such a deep way, take it down.
As a result of listening to this podcast, I just did a 5 minute meditation at my desk with Simple Habit and I feel amazing. I realized that I have been feeling depressed about our climate crisis and am grieving this. It is healthy and normal to acknowledge and take the time to accept this as part of the process. The 5 minute meditation took me from actively grieving to accepting of my feelings. Now I’m ready to take action. What it will be, I don’t know, though I know it will be something!


By Zedgar
Very interesting topics and speakers, plus a great way to learn about other progressive podcasts you may find educational.
I live in rural TN and obviously most people where I live aren’t so it’s nice to hear y’all talk about issues that I care about in-depth.Ive definitely learned a lot listening to this.Thanks!
I am subscribed to this show because I enjoy hearing the views from the left. More people should listen to alternative viewpoints. However, the show’s content can be misleading, misinterpretive, unfair, untrue, and unbalanced. Be aware that what you’re getting is truly the spun Left. Not the unbiased truth, nor views from all angles.
Never will
This is a great podcast. For each topic the host chooses audio media that will educate you with depth and breadth as to the given subject matter. I have learned so much about what is going on in our country and the world since I started listening to this podcast. I also subscribe to the podcast because the Bonus Material is go good. Give a listen and get educated.
Nice to go to one spot to listen to pieces from many sources.
This was hilarious, reminds me of my 9th grade speech class. Everyone is so awkward and trying so hard to be relevant.
Sometimes I miss out on the message because I've gotten sick of the messenger, and so a sort of highlight reel mashup exposes me to more of the content that I'm actually looking for than I might otherwise seek out. I therefore greatly appreciate the host's sourcing and splicing. The approach to issues is honest, yet relatively broad, comprehensive, and humble; arguments are contextualized; sound clips are sourced from a range of independent media; sensitive topics are fleshed out; there are no financial interests pushing the narrative in one way or another on the whole. I also appreciate the way in which Jay gives listeners of the show a platform as well (through voicemail). Kudos to my comrade Jay and his supporters.
I rarely miss and episode. Jay does a great job of compiling many left sources that all relate to the current topic of the show. Most of them are very relevant to politics in the moment. I am currently really enjoying the candidate spotlight episode. I would LOVE to listen to many more of these.
Since the mainstream media thinks centerist views qualify as liberal (I'm looking at you, NPR.), Best of the Left is breath of fresh air. Jay puts in an insane amount of work to bring a show that consistantly makes you think and keeps me buoyed up in these trying times. I subcribe to the podcast through Patreon which is well worth the cost every month for the additional content you get.
Jay has turned me on to so many progressive shows! Thanks for all the work that you do!
Informative podcast with good content from various left shows, but Jay’s voice is grating. His pronunciations makes it sound like a snail lives in his mouth. Quite annoying. Quit eating a snail!
I never want to hear Ralph Nader’s or Jill Stein’s again
I love this podcast. This is not simply a recap of Trump blunders, but rather a deep dive on the big ideas of our time - socialism, Article 5, Dark Money in Politcs, inequality, etc.

By gw5k
Really good stuff. Love the link system for sharing too. Thanks!
This aggregate of several progressive podcasts/broadcasts is a great way to stay informed on new ideas, policy positions and current politics concerning issues important to progressives and liberals. I also enjoy the question/answer segment at the end of the podcast. Thank you!
Jay does all the work for us! Then all we have to do is listen and do what's right.
Good content with lots of commentators on a single topic. Unfortunately, many guests are all gloom and doom. I wish they would introduce guests and have longer interviews. Also, podcast has occasional weird musical interludes for no reason.
Keep up the good work, J ! This podcast is a very well selected set of chunks of radio programs that I love listening when I get time to do so. Awesome collection ! It is the Voice of the Silenced Majority.
Terrifically useful compendiums of Left throught. My only quibble is that the speakers are not identified until the end of the episode. Would be so helpful if the description had a list.
Jay, thanks again! Here's me listening to your horrible/wonderful podcast: Discouraged, hopeful, encouraged, hopeless, giddy, deflated, depressed, invigorated, satiated and starving. As I write this quick appreciation from Gilbert, AZ suffering a 25 year drought, my door is open to a quenching light rain after several months of no precip at all. For a few minutes at least, I've chosen to deny climate and embrace weather! I'll be spreading links to your show and this episode in particular. Your work does not go unnoticed. Thank you for the rain- if only to rinse the salty tear streaks from my face after gorging on the smorgasbord of clips relating to our treatment of the most vulnerable huddled masses of humanity that present at our shores. Special note to the very fine N-word president haters who've stumbled here: There is much joy for you also to foam over within this episode because truth is often ugly and shameful.
Jay is doing some of the most important journalistic work of the day. How do you access subjects that need in-depth and nuanced attention in a society that has an attention deficit? Jay has found a way. I love this podcast and it has led me to many other sources that I also love. Bravo.
Try some. Download. Making you think better! ✌️
This is the best the Left has to offer? This explains so much.
Best of the Left consistently pulls interesting clips from a (fairly) broad list of sources that is entertaining and raises some worthwhile points. I can expect to leave the show with a witty one-liner and something worth thinking about if not discussing, so I had high hopes for the show. However, these clips invariably cut out any data behind their reasoning. It could be that this is just too cumbersome for a show more focused on entertaining, but it's very difficult for me to take a show seriously that repeatedly makes claims about broad topics without citing where the information comes from, or at least why we should find their argument compelling. This show began to feel like a bitter echo chamber, so I will be searching elsewhere for my news and political updates.