Face the Nation on the Radio

Reviews For Face the Nation on the Radio


I like to listen to the guests despite constant interruptions from Margaret Brennan.
I listen to the podcast every week and every week the volume of the news content is very low when compared to the ads during the show. The ads continue to hurt my ears because the news podcast volume is way to low when compared with the ads and ALL other podcasts I listen to. Please fix this continual issue ASAP!!! B
~6dB lower than the commercials and other podcasts
On Sunday 6/28 Dickerson did a really good job exposing Pence’s double talk on COVID-19 and on BLM. Would like to see more of him!
Whip smart Brennan pushes back but always remains professional and deft. As an aside, It seems clear than more than a few of the reviewers here who express issues with Brennan specifically would not have those problems with a male host who did the same. I’m very glad to see her excellent work each week.
Her guests are often good but she is a poor interviewer. She was a better moderator. Constantly interrupting guests with a snarky tone is unproductive and she seems disconnected from what is being said. Dickerson filled in today and the program was greatly improved. More news, less bias. He knows when to follow up, interrupts less and tries to be fair.
Brennan strikes the perfect balance. The reports are solid and fact focused—much better than the other Sunday shows. The panel is usually decent, but Brennan is where the show really shines. Her interviews are fair; she asks tough questions and pushes back without getting bogged down or sounding petty (much better than Chuck Todd). You can tell when she’s got ‘em, and then she moves on with strength and grace. She’s a really good host. *there are some serious audio issues on the podcast version
Brennan often seems to lack understanding of the issues. She sounds like someone playing a role rather than someone doing the job.
You should not invite guests who have proven to parrot the false propaganda coming from the White House. They are using you. It devalues your show and I skip those portions. That part is less than worthless
Amateur or careless audio publishing. The podcast is much quieter than its advertisements (consistently, every week). A nice way to blow your ears out on a Sunday morning.
brennan asks goo questions and follows up. there’s no snark, she’s a serious journalist and her sunday show has become my first choice each week.
Smart and goes after both sides.
No, I disagree with the previous review. She stays on her guests and insists on clarifications the way Meet The Press once did. I’ve begun watching her over Chuck Todd.
No matter which politician she interviews Ms Brennan is aggressive from the get go. Aggression is appropriate in some cases, but if used indiscriminately, it may block the truth from coming out, which is not a benefit to the listener
Margaret Brennan is the worst interviewer on any of the Sunday morning talk shows. I can’t wait for her departure to Fox News, as that’s seems to be her journalistic aspiration.
The host just lets Trump’s minions lie, lie & lie some more. She is not informed enough to challenge them. Either don’t have known liars on or be ready to challenge their lies.
Clearly, the Trump base has been gaslit time write scathing reviews for this show, Margaret Brennan and the “main stream media” in general. I honestly can’t believe what I’m reading. MB, you’re an intellectual thoroughbred. Keep pressing hard and calling it like you see it. Plenty of us out there appreciate it.
Margaret, press these guys! Interrupt them when they don’t answer! Steer the interview; don’t let them own it! For goodness sake, hold them accountable to their answers. Challenge their answers. This show is just not good anymore.
Margaret Brennan tactfully and professionally leads insightful discussions and conducts interviews w/ all the political, public service and military leaders of the hour. Have been impressed by her ability to navigate the agendas and push-back of guests. She doesn’t take offense, but also doesn’t give up on working to the key kernels of info. San Diego local CBS affiliate only plays half hour of FTN. This podcast allows me to hear the entire audio of the full show w/ very few commercials. CBS has the right formula w format and Margaret B as host. Keep it up.
Margaret Brennen is whip-smart. But this show is not a good fit for her. You need someone who can moderate a lively discussion. (PSsst! And they do not need to be young! We need to see experience, wisdom and a sense of humor. Do not be afraid of grey hair to host this show!!)
All Brennan does is argue, interrupt and talk over the guests. The show isn’t about the substance of real issues, but rather a repetitive debate over whether Trump is the devil or the media is out to get him. I’m done.
They get the vice-president on air and they are unprepared. Lost me.
Bob > John > Margaret
Is sad and disgusting that the mainstream media does not even try to hide their hatred of Trump and the millions of Americans who support him and America.
To the Host: Make these politicians answer your questions! Geez, these people make decisions!
When the host switched from John Dickerson to Margaret Brennan, I noticed that I often paid more attention to the way she asked questions, rather than the content of them. She doesn’t choose good timing for questions; therefore, her way of questioning sounds more like interruptions. Of course worse when she is interviewing Republicans. I wish she finds better timing to ‘interrupt’ her guests.
This is a great program/podcast but I rarely listen to it because it get posted so late on Sunday. The other morning shows (Meet the Press and This Week) are both up right after they aire on the East coast. I'm sure there's a reason CBS holds back, but I can't imagine what it is.
Midway through the October 7, 2018 face the nation podcast my ears were nearly blown out by the level of volume of the advertisement. Please adjust the native volume of the advertisements to match the volume of the podcast or else you will be paying for a new pair of ears.
Love the program. It’s been a staple of my Sunday’s since I was a child(no joke). I always find this broadcast very informative. My only gripe would be your Audio. If I had to guess: it’s a television set with a microphone pointed at said television set. The actual broadcast is extremely low & the ambient noise is horrendous. I currently have my iPhone’s volume all the way up and my car stereo at “20”. That’s a very loud volume setting for my car. The “hiss” or white noise is about 65% of the entire audio that is being transmitted. It’s a shame, this show is of such high quality. The Audio does it a great disservice. Face the Nation is an American institution, this podcast should show it a little more respect. Other than that, love the show.
I can’t listen to this podcast. The commercial volume is blaring loud in contrast to the actual show.
Endless 3 Alpha groupings of A through Z seem to alarmingly fail citizens looking to find real news regarding our Federal Government’s major issues and proposed solutions under debate hopefully reconciling same under parameters of the Constitution. CBS Face the Nation is minimally different or less time spent on the da da da theorized stories or more accurately submitted biased assessments of hopefully major mistakes that if/are sufficiently presented can bring rapid administration replacement. CBS FAILS THEIR FEW Sunday viewers by wandering into news that can destroy mantra repeatedly presented by different faces 24/7 destroying some of the joy built up by non journalists or ex-Government officials presenting dribble prior to CBS FTN return to the mind numbing formula utilized by “NEWS” programs hopefully finding enough Sunday viewers to crack the top 10 ceiling (say it—-just like Fox does). Face the Nation doubtfully will crack into any spot in the top ten next several years, however keep wandering into programming that has news value and I trust you will be their prior the rest of Sunday gossip gaggle (except FOX).
There is some strange hissing that is prevalent through the entire show. Has been very noticeable the last couple of weeks. Makes it hard to listen to
No fair coverage. It tells lies on every episode. The liberal media is not even honest.
I almost choked when I saw a 3.5 rating. Then I realized that the low content ratings are five to eleven years old! There should be a reset of ratings for just since John Dickerson took over. The only low ratings I saw in the new era were downloading issues. That has improved and it appears that the low ratings were about frustration with not getting to hear content people really wanted. I’ll admit that I am a Dickerson “fan girl” because of his work on Whistle Stop and Political Gabfest. I only started listening to FTN when he took over. Now I never miss an episode.
Right in the middle of this episode there was like 10 minutes of ads.
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.


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.