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.
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.