The 50 Best Podcasts of 2019
December 27, 2019
"This story is irresistible, starring heavyweight insiders, pundits, a president, and a vice president— even the election board plays for drama."
The Best Podcast Episodes of 2019 (So Far)
October 23, 2019
"A fascinating accounting of what led to the 2000 presidential election result and how the fallout still affects the country two decades later."
The Best Podcasts of 2019 So Far
June 24, 2019
"An enlightening listen and should be assigned to every 2020 candidate considering how small political missteps can cost the entire election."
The New Republic
Fiasco Tries to Make Iran-Contra a Teachable Moment
February 4, 2020
"The real pleasure in Fiasco is not a gloss on the moment but an escape from it."
Podcast Fiasco's Season Two Tackles Iran-Contra Right on Times
January 27, 2020
"It's almost as if the podcast itself is conjuring invisible historical forces, as past disgraces and present realities coincide with astonishing specificity."
The Podcast Review
Fiasco Podcast Review: A Riveting Look Back at Iran-Contra
March 17, 2020
“If you enjoyed Slow Burn, you will almost certainly enjoy Fiasco.”
What We Can Learn From the Iran/Contra Scandal
February 12, 2020
‘Fiasco’ Host Leon Neyfakh on the Patterns of Scandal and Making Podcasts Right Now
April 23, 2020
“[F]for many who never lived through that unfolding saga, the podcast serves as a substantial replacement for the ethereal gap in public consciousness. In Season 2, ‘Fiasco’ details the origins, immediate impact, and elusive legacy that has grown in the past three decades.”
You’ll keep saying ‘I’m sorry, did I hear that correctly?’: Fiasco reviewed
March 28, 2020
The New Yorker
Nice White Parents, Fiasco, and America's Public School Problem
August 31, 2020
"Neyfakh creates the artful impression of subtlety. His stories always have direct, clear connections to contemporary life, but he lets listeners have the pleasure, or the illusion, of connecting the dots themselves."
The New Republic
Fiasco Stars the Real Heroes of Boston School Desegregation
August 14, 2020
"'Fiasco' has the best production of any nonfiction podcast I know. It forgoes the distracting bells and whistles... that plague podcasts of every type."
The New York Times
What Historical Moment Is Leon Neyfakh Learning From Now?
August 17, 2020
The New York Times
Podcasts Worth a Listen
March 8, 2020
"Leon Neyfakh and his team have proved their knack for uncovering the forgotten minutiae of U.S. politics, and telling the story of political scandals through the flawed humans involved in them."
The Boston Globe
This podcast revisits Boston’s 1974 busing crisis
August 12, 2020
August 6, 2020
“Over the past four years, Neyfakh has blazed a trail in richly detailed and artfully produced political history podcasts, first via Slate’s Slow Burn series and latterly through Fiasco (the same concept but with a new name and network)”
August 21, 2020
“Each episode tackles a different SCOTUS ruling, running through the case’s history and legacy.”
September 25, 2020
"Entertaining despite being about the legal system and has new relevance following the death of RBG."
22 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To in 2020
July 31, 2020
"Hosts Peter, Michael, and Rihannon break down the method to SCOTUS's madness with wit and precision."
April 27, 2020
"Offers a nice balance between leftist judicial interpretations and Chapo-esque mockery of the government."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 9, 2020
"A great thriller... Reiter, a one time team insider, is the ideal sleuth to guide us through the mystery."
The 10 Best Podcasts of 2020
December 22, 2020
"The Edge is reaching toward the evolution of Moneyball, a trend that has gone beyond the hyperfocus on analytics and toward a way of looking at baseball that sucks the life out of the sport."
November 11, 2020
"The Edge breaks down the culture inside the Astros that possibly drove them to cheat, as well as a deep dive into cheating around baseball."
October 30, 2020
"Reiter looks at how he - and the rest of baseball - were fooled, in a compelling series."
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2020
December 26, 2020
"The Edge is about the lengths people go to win -- which are much further than you think."
The author of "Astroball" reconsiders the Astros and the dark side of ruthless efficiency.
October 27, 2020
"'Baseball, like everything else across all industries, is in a period of rapid change, a lot of it spurred by technology,' Reiter told The Washington Post. 'But these things, especially when they happen so rapidly, come with a lot of unintended consequences.'"
October 22, 2020
"A magnificent six-part podcast series... which details Houston's rise and precipitous fall from grace over the past year."
October 18, 2020
"Renowned author Tim Weiner gives us a look at the CIA, KGB, counterintelligence, and the behind-the-scenes war that led to the current relationship between Russia, the United States, and Donald Trump."
Celebrity Book Club is the unhinged, must-listen podcast of 2021.
January 11, 2021
"If you’re imagining this podcast to be a venue for celebrity worship, think again. It mostly consists of a healthy amount of roasting and ribbing on behalf of Marotta and Phillips Horst, who admit they live their lives by a “half-joking, half-serious” credo. But there is also, at times, something deeper there: personal stories of struggle and triumph that any person can understand."
New York Magazine
What Podcasters Lily Marota and Steven Phillips-Horst Can't Live Without
January 12, 2021
The celebrity memoir podcast diving into pop culture's dishiest moments
January 28, 2021
"Listening to Celebrity Book Club makes you feel like you’re eavesdropping on a very private, sometimes salacious, but always whip-smart conversation between two friends."The only podcasts we have transcripts for is 5-4 and they're on a separate site. The ones we will have transcripts for, we'll probably have linked our within the site. Would that be possible? I would think we'd start with The Edge.