60 Minutes

Reviews For 60 Minutes

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.
I love 60 mins, but the dumb Rocket Mortgage ad volume is WAY too loud. If I’m listening to this, volume adjusted for for proper episode volume, as soon as the ad comes on, it blows my speakers out and would give anyone with hypertension a stroke. PLEASE LOWER THE ADVERT VOLUME. If not for that issue, I would give 5 stars easily.
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 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. In sick of stories about Russia or Syria. His is not the cbs Russia Syria program. Just wanted somethings 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. !!!
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(
The Clock's Ticking On “60 Minutes".
This is in interesting story's me and my friends love to listen to this station when we are bored

Me.
3/5

By Joect.
I've been a loyal 60 minutes viewer/listener for 25 years. Never missed an episode. I love discovering new facts and seeing things from a new or more insightful point of view. But lately I've been screening the episodes to weed out Trump hit pieces and anti Trump propaganda. I don't see why they're going there. It's insulting to Trump supporters and not at all enlightening to Trump haters. They should stick to what makes them great and leave thier personal biases out.
The fact that 60 just had four people blaming Terrance Krutcher for being killed is enough for me! She killed that man and had he been white they would have asked more difficult questions.

2/5

By AW-NUTS
You don't have to use this populist, money grubbing Itunes to hear (and NOT view) 60 Minutes---just go to CBS and see both.
I enjoy it
60 minutes hasn't aged well and they aren't able to produce content that keeps up with the rest of the news media. There are great stories here and there, but overall it isn't good quality.
Audio podcast of the TV show. Even without the video (a common complaint through these reviews), the stories are entertaining and informative. Only complaint (which I *think* they finally fixed) was the sadist producer of the podcast who thought it was a great idea to BLAST THE COMMERCIALS IN BEWTEEN SEGMENTS AS LOUD AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD! And also, like the TV show, they have a tendency to rerun old segments on new episodes. Other than that, it's really great.
Why isn't this working it always says unable it's been this way for the last couple weeks
I really like 60 Minutes and wish I could listen to it as I do most podcasts with the earphones on. However the CBS show podcasts are produced with PlayIt which has comically, brain-rattlingly loud ads that blast away. It is clear that the editors never listen to their full shows with earphones because no one could endure the volume shift from the show to the BLASTING ad volume. (I wouldn't mind the ads at all if they weren't consistently played at what seems like 50x the volume of the shows.)
The commercials are turned way up in volume- this is extra terrible if you are listening via headphones.
Since I watched 60 minutes on TV. I can't say for sure whether I've changed and grown more skeptical during the intervening decades or if the show has suffered a loss in quality and integrity. The stories now seem too neatly wrapped up and too full of propaganda to be believable. Sorry, 60 minutes. I'm not buying it.
I decided I wanted to get going on 60 Minutes again. When I downloaded it on the podcast part of iTunes it came with a Play.it banner on the top of the picture. On playback instead of no commercials you get a BLASTING Play.it ad!!!!!!!! I'd say about 4 times louder than the show audio. Turn it down or it's gone off my player! I'm not always right next to my player to turn it down, and I'm not going to put up with it! Update- 12/23/15 I tried it again and was very happy that the blasting commercials are much quieter! So 4 star now. 5 star would be no commercials at all, like it used to be before CBS made the deal with play.it
Love everything about this podcast except it would be nice if it stated the original air date for rerun episodes. I've gotten about 6-7 minutes into several episodes before realizing I've heard them before. Also, the commercials(especially for play.it) can be EXTREMELY loud!
I love the content, but recently they have started increasing the volume on their commercial breaks...Bad business and bad on the ears.... Dec 1, 2015 - update Issue with volume on the last couple of podcast has seemed to have been elminated... 5 stars
Love the show, no problems there. But the advertisement volume is WAY TOO LOUD (get it? I was shouting). Hurts my ears when I'm listening it's so loud. Keep up the good work, but please tone down the ads.

2/5

By wh6276
I love 60 minutes and listen almost every week. But why I gave a low review is the ads... I don't mind the ads but you have to turn the podcast way up to hear it but the ads are not the same volume so when they come on it blast your ears.
All of the episodes are 45 minutes tops. Thanks for being so efficient CBS!
The content of 60 minutes is usually quite interesting. Unfortunately, audio levels are terrible. The audio of the content is very quiet, and the advertisements are extremely loud. This podcast is unlistenable until they normalize the audio levels.