Great Lives

Reviews For Great Lives

I love hearing about why each guest picks their champion!
Super interesting and informative. Great podcast
Does no one at the BBC ever check on these reviews? First, there is no place on the BBC website to provide ANY feedback on this podcast, or on Great Lives generally. Second, the BBC has now uploaded another Great Lives podcast, without correcting the ITunes problem on the Steve Jobs podcast. Finally, on this particular series, we have podcasts on Andy Kaufman and Arnold Palmer. Are you guys kidding?
Intriguing introductions to notable and historical figures.
This podcast is genuinely fantastic. So well researched, but in an engaging format, answering questions and having discussion where there would be done in a textbook or other academic source. Absolutely my favorite podcast!
The subjects are good and guests are interesting but Matthew Parris is one of the worst interviewers. I find his line of questioning to be facile and obnoxious, especially when he asks questions about a person he does not like.
The moderator's utter decency comes through in every episode. Variety with interesting guests and historians.
Matthew Parris is an objective, engaging, and entertaining interviewer. Some of the episodes are expectedly hit-or-miss based on ones interest in the topic at hand, but almost all are worth a listen. A top-notch podcast in every way.
I love this every time its offered. The problem is....its not offered much! Plus, this show goes back for years, I wish all the archives were available, especially the show about Ian Curtis.
A wonderful and comprehensive look at historical figures. It is neither a puff piece nor a slash job, but an engaging discussion of intriguing individuals warts and all.
If you like this you should listen to In Our Time as well..