Face the Nation on the Radio

Reviews For Face the Nation on the Radio

John Dickerson is among my favorite journalists and his political panel is always comprised of the best folks.
I listen every week. It is my favorite Monday morning podcast. John Dickerson is great.
Sometimes shows post Sunday, something it can take days. No one is going to listen to 4 day old news.
Love this show, actually my favorite of the Sunday lineup. Two stars because it's always so delayed. Why would I want to listen to a news show 24 hours later? Especially in 2017 when news changes hourly? By the time FTN is available via podcast, it's old news. Very disappointed.
If you're gonna listen to a Sunday news program, this is the one to follow. Dickerson seems to have upped his game since Trump got elected. During the campaigns it seemed like he didn't press very hard (on either side) when a spokesperson would just regurgitate talking points instead of answering questions. I'm happier with his performance now that he's become more persistent, though I wish he held people's heat to the fire a bit more. But I guess Sunday shows are pretty worthless anyway if you are hoping to get anything other than BS talking points and lies.
Its simply Face the Nation. Rarely, but at times there is something where a visual aid is being used on the TV and thus you will not be seeing it, but it is an easy way to keep up with the going on's of the political world.

5/5

By lobizao
John is such a gentleman and a professional. I absolutely respect his work
This program hits the buttons. Too bad it has old people advertisements.
Ugh! Commercials. Annoying.
FTN uploads the days content later that night. Loses 1 star because it could be available sooner. I really can't complain though and am thankful!
I love John Dickersons ability to ask seemingly benign questions that end up making people give up a lot more than they wanted! He's the best.
I love having Face the Nation on podcast, but I hate, hate, hate the loud intrusive ads. I can't even listen to them and my fiancé stopped listening to this podcast just because of the ads. Listen to the ads on Vox and Slate... either the podcast host or someone else with a calm friendly tone reads these ads. I have gone to the websites of almost all the advertisers for these ads and even purchased. But this guy who yells the ads on Face the Nation makes my hatred for his yelling transfer to the advertisers.... please fix this.
Only works if connected to wifi during playback.
Love this podcast! Great exploration of the news field, and entertaining to listen to! Make sure to subscribe to this one!
One of the best interviews of the president.. But I had to watch via another source.. Please fix your link for last Sunday.. (Also adding a date in the title will help listeners find shows). Thanks
Face the Nation has long been revered as a trusted Sunday news program. But ever since John Dickerson took over, I have been consistently impressed with the level of journalistic integrity displayed by the host. When interviewing candidates, Dickerson is thoughtful yet probing, tough without being chauvinistic and, frankly, provides some of the fairest reporting you can find broadcast today. Though the panels could be improved with some variety and more organic conversation, overall the program delivers. Congrats on successfully "passing of the baton" from one great host to another.
John Dickerson asks good questions and books guests who are important and have interesting things to say. Dickerson is a person of integrity and thoughtfulness. If you miss Tim Russert, you'll love Dickerson. Listen to him also on the occasional Face the Nation 2016 Diary podcast about his thoughts of the day about events in the campaign, the weekly Slate Political Gabfest with two others on a panel, and the occasional Slate's Whistlestop podcast about presidential campaign history.
Why do 2 or 3 versions of old episodes of this podcast download every time I refresh my subscriptions? Is this podcast and/or host server run by freshmen at a local community college, or a 6 billion dollar company? Must be the later, college students would've had this fixed months ago.
Face the Nation with John Dickerson is the best of the shows, but the podcast has horrible problems with posting their content. Meet the Press and This Week are big on *flash,* in comparison, but their team tends to get the product out. Step up your online game, FTN!
Week after week we hear how Trump is going to win. No real information about who he is or what he has done in the past to show he has the knowledge to be President. Corporations do not hire people with no qualifications for CEOs. Enough wasting my time on suppositions about what might happen. If the media had done their job, not so many people would have voted for him. Podcast deleted 4/3/16
It's a good podcast when they upload it fast and stop accidentally uploading old episodes.
I don’t always get to tune in to CBS, but it’s nice that I can keep up with FTN when I’m not at a TV also. Dickerson is an insightful host and the panels are always illustrative.
Ahh.. the lovely early morning "I want my 'Face The Nation' but it won’t download error.” Goes great with coffee. Comon guys. It’s a podcast. Post it so you can actually “listen” to it, which make the words able to go into your ears and mind on the subway way better.
Love the show but this should be turnkey for us listeners.
If you're tired of Meet the Press, you'll love Face the Nation. Coming from someone who likes both, I can tell you that the Face the Nation podcast is much more informative and much less "frenzied." You'll appreciate Dickerson's thoughtful interviews and the panel he brings on is normally spot on and balanced. Highly recommend!
John is a great new host . His intelligence and manner is very impressive .
John Dickerson does a terrific job- like the format and lineup.
Had hopes that Dickerson would continue and maybe improve journalistic integrity, but there’s no depth, no fact-based interviews, or calling out political BS. And notice his guests are 75% GOP (estimate). FTN has become simply a megaphone for the guests. C’mon John, ask some real policy questions and push back a little. Please.
This is the only news podcast that drowns you in ads.
Too bad the best Sunday morning host is on the show with the least guest diversity and podcast with a prohibitive amount of commercials. I’ll check back from time to time to see if they’ve done away with the commercials. I hope they make this change before Bob moves on.
While the show itself is great, these folks cannot seem to manage their podcast feed. The wrong episode is routinely uploaded (i.e. one from weeks ago), or the episode is uploaded late. Currently, CBS seems to be uploading episodes from January (it's June) for some reason, meaning that one constantly has to delete odd old episodes. Bizarre.
The hacks who post this podcast can't seem to do it in a timely or technically competent fashion
This is the third week in a row you've had problems posting a downloadable podcast. Get it together. You're professionals for Christs' sake!

By rhw-
Who is doing the podcast posting? Podcast of Jan 6 2013 couldn't be downloaded until three days later on Jan 9. Now the Jan 6 podcast has been re-posted (with an added intro commercial) as the Jan 13 show, still broken as of Tuesday night.
I enjoy listening to Face the Nation, one of the better news-centered discussions in the US. However, ever since moving to iOS 6 and the podcast app, I cannot download these episodes reliably. Many times when I attempt to download via the poadcast app, an error message is returned (something like "unable to download now… try again?"). Additionally, the latest episodes do not show up when I am subscribed. I have to go to the store, execute a search on "face the nation", and then do a manual download. Very frustrating. Much of the frustration is due to the podcast app, but some is caused with the content download instability.
Considering that their primary demographic is closer to mortuary than grade school, what's with all the elementary school PSAs? It's driving me crazy. If they are not selling ad time, we don't need to waste time with ads. The spots make the whole podcast almost unbearable to listen to.
The PSA commercials are killing my enjoyment of this podcast. I love Bob and this is a great show, but I am about to unsubscribe due to the excessive commercial breaks. Take a cue from Meet the Press and figure out a way to remove the ads or I am gone.
I listen to this show slightly more now that its longer and now that Meet The Press has sunk so low, but FTN is honestly not much better. None of these Sunday morning hosts seem to be asking the tough questions and really pushing these politicians for a hint at the truth. I would have given the program 3 stars, but I also took a star off for the infomercials. My [goodness], the infomercials. They are annoying, take up a ton of programming time, and target kids and teens--not exactly the prime audience for a morning news show like this with a host old enough to be their grandfather!
I love this program. All main stream media has some noticeable level of biased outside influence. However, when compared to the rest, Face the Nation is by far the least skewed, and therefore the most credible. I never miss an episode. Thank you for asking the hard questions about the subjects that really matter, despite the fact that it probably doesn't earn you much money in advertising. And even though you may never get a direct, honest answer from a politician, thanks for letting those who would be our rulers know that many of us will not be satisfied by their simple rhetoric, nor their popular propaganda, nor their blatant subterfuge. You're a dying breed; the last of the Mike Wallace class of journalists. Sadly, you are one of only a few "flashlights in the dark". One can only hope that your light will continue to shine in these dark times we now find ourselves in, for who knows when the sun might finally rise.
Good show absolutely ruined by the nonstop PSA's and other commercial breaks. It's actually insulting in a way. I don't need CBS telling me how to be a dad or when to check my prostate. Want a less obtrusive and irritating show? Hit up Meet the Press.
Perfectly fine and valuable podcast ruined by idiotic PSA messages that go on forever. What is the point of this?! Thank you for the reminder to wash my hands, now get back to the freaking program!
I generally liked the show and format, and was looking forward to the extended play. I have listened for a couple of years now. Really disappointed that it feels like a lot of the additional time is filled with commercials. When I download other podcasts, they will occasionally have commercials - sometimes to kick off, sometimes at the midpoint (and I get that you have to pay for the show) but FTN has them throughout and repeats the same ones over and over. Good luck with the new format, but I am unsubscribing.
too bad it takes so long to be posted sometimes.
The liberal silliness of Mr. Scheiffer's opinions aside, he like all the Sunday heads hang on to that one little shred of professionalism that makes the show a watch(listen). However...of all the Sunday shows, this podcast is by far the weakest. It has commercials, PSAs and worst of all, a completely unreliable track record. The 2/19 show is still MIA a week later. Sad.
...and STILL no podcast. In fact, I've listened to enough FOX & CNN that I believe that I've heard most of the episode in segments. There will be a day when the citizens revolt against the mainstream media and it's masters. I will gladly be on the front line, and I WON'T BE TAKING NAMES.
Mr. Schieffer is an intelligent, fair interviewer who insists that his guest answer the actual questions asked regardless of the sound bites they so desperately try to dodge with. I look forward to every show.
Say what you want about the annoying commercials or public service announcements but one thing you have to give credit to this show for is that it's always on time and prompt. I listen to all the Sunday news shows via podcasts. Fox news, this week, meet the press and yes this pod cast. Out of all of them only this podcast reliably delivers content within 3 hours of airing on tv. Maybe only meet the press comes as a distant 2nd. Thanks you for a prompt podcast and all I had to do was listen to 2 lousy commercials for it. Note: sometimes you have to wait until Tuesday for fox to post their Sunday morning commentary. You be the judge!
I love this show and resubscribed when I heard that John Dickerson was joining the team. I quickly remembered why I unsubscribed before. The ads on this podcast are the WORST I have heard. So annoying and they are playing the same ones from months ago. "You could meet....CAR WINDSHIELD." Ugh. And call me crazy, but although Schieffer announced the past two shows that Dickerson would be on, I do not remember hearing his voice. I won't bother restating the annoyance with the late posting. Suffice to say, this show is a mess.