60 Minutes

Reviews For 60 Minutes

New thinking required for podcasting content. It is all about money and egos.
I do love 60 Minutes. My issue is that you never label rebroadcasts as such. Get some millennials on your staff and figure out this “new” podcasting thing. There is no reason to repost content that you’ve already posted. The only exception is when the material is several years old and you plan to add content to the story.

5/5

60 minutes is reruns over the summer just like on TV. Great show. Keep it going!

1/5

By Sk33ts
Playing reruns has been an ongoing problem for weeks! Frustrating to say the least.
They seem to only play segments of past shows mixed in with one current segment...disappointing to say the least...

5/5

By AGK1985
The best way to get 60 minutes
I just downloaded this podcast yesterday and started playing it now. It’s a rerun from quite awhile ago. What’s up with that?!? Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Great quality, limited quantity. It seems that more and more this show is relying on old subject matter, making it a rather pointless show for anyone interested in current events. They also annoyingly mix new content with old content, which leads to a massive waste of my time. Hit or miss, missing a lot as of late. I’ll update my review if they ever decide to restore this show to what it once was.
It is weird that a podcast/news hour with such talented journalists has such poor quality editing. This is my first podcast review and I waited several months to be sure, but this podcast ends abruptly in the middle of stories. It’s like the people paid to make it don’t actually listen/review before submitting. Also several rerun stories without reference to doing so.
It is a little better, but I have quit listening to this podcast! The commercials spoil the entire experience. It’s bad enough that the program in now just puff stuff instead of the old Mike Wallace sections. I’ll check back now and then to see if the “democratic” content is fixed.
Whenever I download an episode it deletes the last minute or so of the podcast so I miss the closing statements from an episode, please fix it. If not for that I’d be giving 5 stars.
Podcast always cuts off about 2/3 of the way through, then that episode deletes itself off of Apple podcasts.
This used to be a good podcast. Now they put in too many commercials. There are better podcasts that don’t use so much time on their commercials.
Why do the podcast play the same thing over and over again.
Good content. LOUD commercials. (They do it on TV too). Commercials are generally trash. You (CBS) have good reporting matched by rubbish advertising? Obviously you don't care about advertising quality. I wonder how this reflects on your reporting quality. Programming always cuts off early. How are we supposed to trust your reporting if you can't attend to these aspects of your programming.
I have always loved 60 minutes and was really happy to see I could catch the episodes on podcasts now. My only complaint is that frequently the podcasts ends before the last segment is complete. A little frustrating to be involved with the story and then have it end abruptly...leaving you hanging and wondering. 5 stars from me if that gets resolved. Keep up the good work.
I had to unsubscribe today because I can't stand 60 minutes any more. It's too depressing every single week it's about Russia or Syria. Then overcompensate with a feel good story animals or musicians. Please it's too much. Give it some variety. I'm sick of stories about Russia or Syria. THis is not the cbs Russia Syria program. Just wanted something informative and interesting to end the weekend or start the week but this just gets me down and annoys me at the same time. I'll give it a rest for a few months and check back if there is something besides wall to wall Russia hacking and Syria bombing episodes. Please for the love of all good things mix it up a little. !!!
The commercials in this podcast are LOUD. The rest of the podcast quiet. So you have to turn it up to hear and then get your ear drums blasted by these annoying commercials that talk down to you like you are an idiot. I love 60 minutes. But my eardrums cannot take anymore of these commercials.
You keep cutting of the end of the podcast.
This is the audio for the long-running CBS news show. So, it’s exactly what is advertised. The problem is 60 Minutes has gone downhill over the years. No longer a hard-hitting investigative journalism show, it’s now too often a forum for softball interviews, facile feature stories, superficial trend packages, interminably boring segments, and pieces that uncritically toe the line of those in power. Sure, there’s a good story here and there (like some of their recent bits on Big Pharma), but for the most part if you want real news documentaries that tell truth to power you’re going to have to look elsewhere. Panorama, Horizon, and This World from the BBC in the UK, The Fifth Estate from the CBC in Canada, Zembla in the Netherlands, Four Corners from the ABC in Australia, and even Frontline on PBS: all make the current state of 60 minutes look like a kindergarten school play. I’m rooting for 60 Minutes, I really am; they just need someone to remind them what real, adversarial journalism looks like.
Sound level between the show and it’s commercials is too great & can blast your ears when commercials come on. Other than that, it’s great!
They record the ads much louder than the rest of the podcast.
If there is anything that can be done to equalize the audio levels between the stories and the advertisements, it would be greatly appreciated. No matter if I am listening in my car, on headphones, or through my home audio system, I have to have my volumes at ~75-90% for the stories, but quickly lower the volume to ~40% when the ads come on. This is really taking away the listening experience of an otherwise great program.
The commercials will ruin your speakers and make you jump, so loud.
Please report news, and leave your bias out. I don’t want to listen to YOUR biased interviews that sound like a political ad, instead of an actual “apple to apple comparison”. PLEASE STOP! The recent report on shootings and EMT respondents interview was, well, shocking. An ambulance without a tourniquet? I pray that you found the only poorly equipped and trained ambulance in the USA. I like the news you report, when you leave your “opinions” and “bias” out. Unfortunately they are getting fewer and farther between.
I don’t understand why the play it and other sponsor commercials have to be 60% louder than the broadcast when they can anticipate a large majority of listeners will be wearing headphones or earbuds. You want us deaf, ripping our headphones off, or constantly hovering over our volume controls. This old school tv advertising tactic has no place in the modern world of streaming content delivery. Unsubscribed...no thanks.
The ad content is at a significantly higher volume level then the show audio. I have to turn up the volume after the opening advertisements to hear the show, then my eardrums get blown out when the Ad between segments plays. Lots of replete/rebroadcast content
Love listening, but can you guys get some help from your audio engineers? Embedded ads run at about 110% of a nominal podcast volume level. A little brash, but certainly survivable. The audio extracted from the show itself (i.e., what I subscribe to hear) is at 70% of a nominal level. Again, by itself, a bit annoying. The two together is like watching weekend cable programming directed at septuagenarians in 2002. Programming stops and ad blares away at a nigh-ear-splitting volume. Uneven content volume is common, but this is off the scale. This can be fixed. We (meaning you, CBS) have the technology.
Previously, I had no problem listening to an episode. Now part of it plays and before the “60 minutes” is up it quits that episode and flips to another episode entirely and not from the beginning. What’s up?
I had to stop listening to the latest episode, featuring the interview with President Trump. Make no mistake, I did not vote for him. But, I was totally turned off by the argumentative, biased and factually weak approach that Leslie Stahl took. That was terrible journalism and a waste of time for someone interested in learning. I will stick with Fareed Zakaria and other more responsible journalists.
You’d think a company as big as cbs would use a quality audio output... the ads are LOUD, and the stories are whispers... not rocket science people! Fix it!
Good show but adverts volume way too loud. A real turn-off when you are listening and suddenly get ears blasted. Not a good way for advertisers to get their message across. Seems rude ...
This has nothing to do with the show, but about how the ads are TOO LOUD. Since the ads are TOO LOUD, I can no longer listen to the show. I'll have my earbuds in listening to an interesting story and then all of a sudden, BOOM! The ad comes on and nearly bursts my eardrums. Who in the heck is in charge of editing this thing? Didn't Congress pass a law saying they can't blare commercials? Either way, I can no longer listen to 60 Minutes the podcast. Unsubscribed. :(
Stop blasting commercials, please! Love 60 Minutes! Must protect my hearing.
I actually love 60 Minutes. BUT does CBS have to blare their ads at Volume 10 and play the content at volume 3? It’s ruining my hearing.
Repeat episodes... cutoff episodes...ad volume louder than actual podcast, I have to adjust my volume every time... you’re better off watching it on TV... get it together CBS!
I love 60 minuets however I hope one improvement can be made to keep the sound volume the same for both advertisements and the program. All advertisements are so loud comparing with the program. I have to adjust the volume every time they come on. I hope it’s an easy fix. Thank you for making the program more enjoyable to listen to.
I love 60 Minutes, and I would give this podcast version of it a higher rating if the producer would just take a minute to modulate the sound when transitioning to and from the commercials. There is nothing more irritating than having my eardrums blasted out every time a commercial comes on! Let’s face it - this is not TV, where you have to blast the commercials because people go to the kitchen or the bathroom, and you don’t want them to miss your commercial. I listen with my headphones, and the phone goes with me when I move! I usually listen while I’m working, and it’s really annoying to have to lower the volume at each commercial, then raise the volume at the end of the commercial so I can actually hear the program. This is the only reason I’m giving 3 stars.
This is a chance to listen to the show that has been aired the week before. One of the best written news shows on TV. The listener gets the opportunity to truly hear how well these stories are composed. Strongly recommend.
Podcast content is great, but deafening ads the podcast. Consistent audio levels should not be a challenge.
I don’t understand how a program like 60 minutes doesn’t even review their own content before publishing. That would get rid of all the problems with this pod
Your sponsor ads are 3 times louder than the important content. It’s really painful.
The ads at the beginning of each program are 12db louder than the entire rest of the episode. It's absurd to do this with headphone media. There's also no indication when story re-runs are published so you'll burn data on that. 60 minutes is a great program, but this implementation is poor.
It’s great to have the podcast version so I can listen on my way to work and not regret missing the show.
You will get 1 piece every 5-6 shows that's not a fluff piece. What you do get is a question leading attempt to prove the reporters personal stance instead of what the facts are. And please quit playing the commercials at twice the volume the show is at. Does FCC laws apply to podcasts?
I only clicked on this to hear the Steve Bannon interview.

why
2/5

do you keep posting CBS Sunday morning instead of 60 Minutes. this has happened several times.
So Its Good content often. Always leading question and not always the tough questions. Very bad podcasts publisher. Used to publish Old episodes again and again so i quit subscribing
This could be good but there are way too many reruns covering the same shows again and again ;0(