The Documentary Podcast

Reviews For The Documentary Podcast

I watch the olympics exactly zero minutes. I don’t pay attention at all. Yet I’m transfixed by the ongoing series on the Paralympic cheating scandal and can’t wait for the next episode. It is a sign of excellence of the entire podcast and the bbc commitment to excellence, and also the amazing work of that particular series.
Intellectually challenged in para-Olympics. Really? Why?


North Korean communists in Saigon? I think I missed that in history class. But seriously, I like the unique deep dives on this podcast.
The most depressing podcast
Loved this podcast, parts one and two. Admired the decision to feature the creative female POC behind dance music revolutions across two decades. Learned so much. Well done!
It was nice to listen to people sharing their lasting COVID symptoms even after recovering which I, myself, had been having difficulty in accepting. There are certain instances when my friends and family do not believe that my sense of smell has really been compromised, which has made me sort of question my own judgements. I felt more relieved to know that I am not the only one going through the same.
Enjoy most podcasts on this stream....current events and unique subjects....
Would be a great channel, except it’s all focused on covid.
I was enjoying the rather apolitical nature of the podcast (in comparison to American news outlets) up until A Constitutional Conversation.
Good podcast, like the diverse topics... stopped listening recently because it’s all just covid stories.
Great podcast, but sick of Covid stories!! Give me something new!!
As a US citizen, my observation and experience is that Donald Trump was created,and encouraged as a candidate by media outlets of all stripes. Cha ching cha ching. I don’t see an end to this in the near future. The question posed by the reporter says it all: After choosing him (Trump)as a candidate, where do you go?
Always worthwhile. I learn from each episode. Thank you.
Responding to election episode.....I don’t understand why you are giving these conspiracy theorists who are hypocritically interpreting the results of the election which are the mirror image of the result in the trump /Clinton elections this much oxygen. Everything they said is right out of the MAGA handbook 77 M Americans have not been brainwashed by Fox News and Qanon and your lack of meaningful pushback with facts is disappointing. The young lady who finally stood up was the lone breath of fresh air. Need to do better! Jcb
Your program is so wonderful. Reza’s story has a happy ending but there are so many refugees stuck in Lesbos..when will the governments of our world wake up and stop treating their citizens and especially these refugees as garbage!!??
In order to provide some balance to the “Black America Speaks” podcast you could interview black Americans with a different view of the problem such as Larry Elder or Candace Owens. I will look forward to hearing this podcast from the BBC. However, I am not holding my breath.
This podcast is a breath of fresh air during a time when so much news/info is so biased. Real stories presented in a fair and balanced way, fantastic!
Do a true history about Africa slave trade. Who sold the slaves to the white man? Their own Kings and chiefs! And Arab Muslim slave traders. How many white slaves were sold to African by the Barbary pirates? Who led the way to ending slavery? Not just in Africa but around the way! Britain and the Western Civilization. Do a real documentary not just half.
Fascinating in depth stories focusing on issues that shape and influence people’s lives deeply around the globe. I listen regularly now, as I’m hooked on the deep dives and very personal accounts of the lives of diverse people and places covered here. Have a listen!
The Documentary provides lovely, intimate stories about real people around the world.
Every podcast has a liberal bias to how a subject is presenter
Always learn something. The episode on Judy Garland was exceptionally well done.
Genuinely interesting subject material. Polished and put-together.
A very well-researched and presented podcast, with professional presenters and it is usually less than 45 minutes in length. Occasionally, the subject will be political, but it is the current events and historical events I enjoy most.
I usually never write reviews for anything but I just have to say, this podcast is incredible. I subscribe to more than 30 podcasts and listen to about 3 a day, but this one takes the cake. It’s my favorite podcast by far. They always talk about something interesting, they go to cool places and interview fascinating people who have unique experiences and it’s just a fantastic way to learn something new. I’ve actually done research (PhD) on some of the topics covered, and traveled to a lot of the places and I have to say the coverage is perfect. And I cannot believe how many episodes there are!!! I will never be able to listen to them all. Thank you so much to the people who make this podcast.
I can not begin to thank you for all that I’ve learned from this podcast! It is so carefully researched and the topics cover a whole world of interests and ideas. Thank you to your whole team!
Absolutely outstanding.
This podcast takes me to places I have never been. It’s sometimes an emotional journey. One of the most important podcast for the curious mind. Love it!
Each of the documentaries are looking at topics you might have a surface knowledge of and they look at them from a slightly different angle. Solid reporting, deep investigation, thought provoking docs. Good stuff. Quality journalism and good production values are not dead. Thanks BBC for supporting this kind of thoughtful work.
I subscribed to listen to a story I didn’t hear the end to, but now I have easy to digest deep looks at specific subjects. They are all over the map literally and in subject matter.
Pleasant to listen, but every story has a hidden liberal agenda. I’m getting tired of it already.
So good! In our seemingly inward looking world, we need to have access to in-depth news from all over the world. We are all interconnected!
This podcast is great. Diverse topics that are pan global and fantastically interesting. Thank you BBC!!!!
‘Where are you going: Cardiff’ is the straw that broke the camels back. It’s not the shameless pandering, it’s not even the smug self righteous tone, it’s the lack of “journalistic integrity.” BBC represents these random “man on the street” interviews as chance encounters when they are clearly not. The “interviews” are done with willing coached participants and the answers are parroted from memorized scripts. If you posses an IQ higher than 40, this bad playhouse 90 episode is just insulting.
Terrific, very interesting documentaries. Thanks.
The current new episode is on Mongolian hip hop, hmmm I’ll pass. Show is biased in some episodes I’ve listened to as well.
This is a fantastic podcast, incredibly insightful and informative! I just bummed that of all the topics to cover on Christmas Day, Melania is not one of them. There are so many way more interesting and decent people out there that deserve coverage in a pod. Merry Christmas.
I would've like to know the racial demographic breakdown as to who got sentenced to “drug court” as oppose to who was sent to criminal courts🤔
Great info! Great hosts! Great topics!
If you usually get bored of some podcasts because of the repetitive episodes and content, this is the perfect one for you. Every episode is different and unique. Current topics and ideas are presented and discussed neutrally. It is really interesting
Caught the last fifteen minutes on BBC World Service- which were some of the best BBC radio moments I’ve ever had! THANK YOU, BBC!!! Please have more episodes from China. We are all the same, and we all need to connect on this level. Listening to the honest, unfiltered, and sincere spoken human narratives from China was beautiful and gave me renewed hope for the future of bilateral relations between our two countries.
Look forward to every episode!
This documentary made me shed tears. It was so moving to hear how God is working through these brave brave young men to save lives. It’s a beautiful story, so well told. We need to hear about this coming from a place filled with corruption and poverty. There are good things happening in Zambia. May those firefighters continue their good work and train others to do the same.
Very well produced, interesting and relevant.
Love the variety of topics and the quality of the reporting. Production quality is top notch as well.
First rate journalism; BBC’s level of breadth and professionalism is nothing short of exemplary. Periodically I get solicited by a variety of news outlets to enroll in a paid subscription - were it possible, this is the kind of quality coverage I’d actually be willing to pay for.