BEN YOU'RE AMONG MY FAVORITE PODCAST HOSTS THESE DAYS. YOU ARE MY GO TO SHOW FOR MY MORNING COMMUTE. ENTERTAINING AND SMART. I FEEL BETTER FOR HAVING DISCOVERED KICKASS NEWS.
I love this Pod! Your recent episodes with Judd Apatow and Dan Rather were VERY GOOD. The host asks the smart insightful questions I would want to know myself. There's a reason this pod is always in the TOP 5 on here. Consistent excellence.
I've been spending the holidays with family and found Kickass News in the Top Ten on Apple Podcasts. I've been binging 10 episodes over the weekend, and I think Kickass News is my new favorite. I even played a few in the car for my uncles and aunts and they agreed that the host Ben is just wonderful. Congratulations on your success!
Look I'm an independent, but this news is conservative pandering with no critical thinking. While there are some interesting view points and a couple good life advice ones, overall I've come to the conclusion that this news is totally biased and one sided and they don't even attempt to bridge mainstream media veracity with conflicting view points. Sorry but lack of asking the hard questions when clearly they are needed right now... it's pitiful. Do better. There's less biased news out there.
Biased and one sided. Just another conservative seeking to bash Democrats over and over again while leaving out key facts. Would love if this show looked at both sides of these issues as it does cover interesting topics of discussion and news.
I am impressed with the shows so far--just great!
The content is timely and diverse. The host’s voice is perfect for podcast interviews. Honestly one of the best
Not up to my standards
Really enjoyed this podcast
Ben gets the best guests to talk about the most interesting things!
Enjoy the variety of guests that you interview and they are always interesting topics.
I was excited to find this new highly rated podcast, and chose the Anthony Bourdain episode for my first listen. Unfortunately, the interviewer did 70% of the talking, with lots of yes/no questions that didn't yield a very interesting piece. I'm not sure if that's indicative of his typical style, but it was disappointing - not even close to the quality of interviews in NPR or Freakonomics.
Unbelievable guests! How do they get these guests? Great interviews and great questions.
I have been listening to this podcast off and on for a while and have generally found it good. However, the latest episode, with the Leslie Stahl interview was a real disappointment. Mathis, of course, asked her about her post election interview with Trump, but completely ignored the criticism of her “softball“ questions in that interview. He accepted without comment or challenge her assertion that it was a good interview and was well-received. I would have appreciated hearing her respond to the criticism. I expected more b
Stop talking about what the podcast is about and just play the podcast. Too much interviewer interruption.
This podcast is excellent. So so so much better than the crap the infotainment industry is feeding us. The diversity of guests and topics is outstanding, ranging from politics, world events, entertainment, and popular science. Mr. Mathis describes himself as a republican. As far as I can tell he is rather centrist in his positions and disposition. Most importantly the podcast is civil and open to discussion from across the political spectrum and mostly minus the idiotic ideologues on both sides.
This podcast has become a staple for me. I listen to every episode translating into hearing each advertisement. The ads aren't too often to be irritating and sometimes they're even helpful as to what's new to me out there. Mr. Mathis always has interesting guests and he has also become a really talented interviewer.
This was the near equivalence of Alex Jones as far as view points. I typically enjoy this podcast, but that was absolutely painful to listen to. Find a legitimate guest to interview next time instead of that jack of a so called conservative.
Just another left-leaning, politically biased host that loves to pander. I prefer a root canal.
Really interesting, diverse group of guests. Substantive questions and dialogue. Keeps you engaged till the end and waiting for the next episode!
Intros and ads are almost more of the time than the actual podcasts. meh
I'm a teacher and I've been using my summer break to catch up on some the episodes I've missed. I am endlessly impressed with the host's intelligence and with the remarkable roster of guests you've gotten lately. I've even recommended your show to my students. Kickass News of intellctual discourse we need right now. Bravo sir!
Ben Mathis is a welcome voice of reason. When I read conflicting reviews on here complaining that the host of Kickass News is both a right wing neocon AND a liberal anti-Trumper, then I figure that's a sign that he's doing something right. With politics moving to such extremes, I find Kickass News to be a rational, thoughtful voice that looks at the issues fairly. In a world full of crazed partisan rancor, I thank God that there is Ben Mathis and Kickass News. Please keep up the great work! We need you. :)
Well produced and allways interesting
The guests and content are fine but the host sounds so deadpan and robotic I can't stand to listen.
The introduction is so lengthy it almost summarizes the complete interview making it unnecessary to listen.
Your interview with Hugh Hewitt shows that smart political discourse is not dead. Grateful that there is Kickass News. Thanks for all you do.
his podcast is just great. Keep it up man!
I really enjoy ever episode but I especially liked your recent podcasts with Bassem Youssef and P.J. O’Rourke. They were so funny and topical.
No joke. Best podcast on iTunes today.
The host Ben Mathis is very sharp and well read. He invites the most interesting people on his podcasts and he always knows his stuff when he talks with them.
I used to listen to 15 different podcasts a week and I got burnt out on all of them except Kickass. You have held my interest for over a year. That says it all!
Great job! Big fan here.
Kickass News is so much better than Maron. Just sayin.
I’ve practically stopped watching cable news entirely, but I listen to your podcast religiously every week.
I’ve noticed very few one star reviews for this show, and I’ve also noticed that they all seem to accuse you of being “anti-Trump.” It seems that they have never listened to the show because I have found you to be very fair and even handed. Your show may be one of the last places I can find sane, non-polarizing discourse that considers all sides of the issues. Ignore the handful of Russian Trump trolls on here and keep doing what you’re doing!
Longtime listener and fan. Thanks for everything you do. Kickass News is among my favs!
Your show is tops w/ me and my friends.
Your interview with Henry Winkler aka The Fonz about his books and how he coped with dyslexia was really inspirational. Thank you.
Your interview with Patricia Cornwell re: Jack the Ripper case was so interesting. Loved it and just became a subscriber. Looking forward to more!
Kickass News is pretty impressive. The host always seems to know his stuff. Unlike a lot of hosts, he actually seems to read his guests’ books before he talks to them. That makes all the difference in the world.
Kickass is a thinking man’s podcast.
I just discovered this one and listened to 6 different episodes in one weekend. Not one dud in the bunch. Clearly I’m hooked.
Kickass News is definitely in my Top 5 along with Maron, Nerdist, The Gist and Stuff Your Missed in History Class.
Kickass News and Podcast for America are the two podcasts I never ever miss.
Ben Mathis puts out one of the best podcasts on iTunes. Especially when you consider that iTunes doesn’t do anything to promote this podcast like it does with other podcasts. It’s impressive to see a podcast get to the top rankings entirely on its own steam and the quality of its content. The guys at iTunes should really take notice!
Kickass News makes my Top 10! Bravo sir!
I think the key to Kickass News’s success is consistency. They put out two reliable podcasts every week and the quality of the content and guests is consistently excellent. A lot of podcasts disappoint or you never know what you’re gonna get, but not this one. It always delivers.
Kickass News is my go-to podcast for my long commute.
I’m a subscriber. Love this one. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
This is quality. Smart content. Not for dummies.
Awesome show. Keep ‘em comin.
Congratulations to Mr. Mathis on a really top notch podcast.
Longtime listener. Kickass News is great.
I’m not usually a big podcast listener but my wife is and she kept talking about Kickass News. So finally I asked her to play a couple podcasts for me, and I was sold. I am now a proud Kickass News subscriber.
Two thumbs up for Ben Mathis and Kickass News
This show has yet to disappoint! Big fan! Keep up the great work!!! :)
Very few podcasts warrant five stars in my opinion but Kickass News makes the cut in my opinion. The host, the guests, the topics are top drawer.
You do a great job. Keep it up.
Loved your interview with the cast and creators of the television program Humans. I’m a fan of that show and you asked some really brilliant questions about how far or close we may be to true A.I. Very intelligent stuff.
It’s just really, really, really good. Nuff said. Kudos to Kickass News and Mr. Mathis!
I enjoyed your interview with Phoebe from CRIMINAL podcast. I’m a big fan of hers and now I’m a fan of yours as well. I just subscribed and I look forward to more.
I’ve been listening for 2 years now. I’ve loved watching this show grow and I’m psyched to see where you take this. Great job Ben!
Kickass News is great.
I just discovered Kickass, and am quite excited about the breadth of topics! I was desperate to find a new program, as traditional media has become unbearable, and conservative shows don't offer much variation. I'm not afraid to hear both sides of current issues!
This show has come a long way. Good job Ben!!!
I’ve been listening for a while now and I’ve noticed a marked improvement in the sound quality. Some of the earliest podcast episodes were a little rough, but this show has really evolved and the sound quality now matches the quality of your content. Thank you for all the effort you’ve put into this great show.
How do you get such amazing guests? I’m a big fan.
The host Ben Mathis does a wonderful job with this podcast. I’m continually surprised by the interesting topics and big name guests he gets. Very well done.
A terrific, very interesting, professionally done podcast. Keep up the great work!
Love your podcast. I've listened to the last 10 and now I'm going to go back and listen to all. Looks like I have a new favorite! Bravo Mr. Mathis!
I appreciate the interesting guests and the excellent questions asked by the interviewer.
Other similar shows are much better
Ben has access to relevant and interesting guests, he asks smart questions, and he's hilarious. Bonus - his voice is very sexy and charming.
bad pod unless you want to hear an elite rant against anyone who disagrees. no balance. no journalism. just another elite who hates Trump. he won the election dude. you may want socialism but we do not. iam a moderate, no Trump love here, but i know bias when i hear it.
Because of you, my 5-6 hour flight delay was easily bearable! Kept me at the edge of my seat (literally)! Salute!
Ugh! Stopped listening👎
I tried to like it, but the ads and intro to the guest took 8 minutes!!! Not to mention the host is very bland when it's just him on the mic. Great if you need to get to sleep. Not recommended.
The interviews are great and varied from week to week. My only improvement would be a shorter introduction.
Lots of interesting topics and guests. I get a lot of great book ideas from all the authors on the show.
This is my favorite♥
Consistently excellent content from Ben Mathis. I look forward to the newest podcast every week.
Just listened to your interview with Platon. That was so interesting. I really appreciate your hosting style and the diverse and interesting range of topics and guests you bring on your podcast. You do excellent work and it’s much appreciated!
Straight forward questions, ideal guests to be on the show, and now gotcha gimmicks.
awesome gusts with their Episode. i expected 2 Episode in a week. great job guys. thanks
5 start guys
Probably the best political podcast I've heard yet.
I've been listening for a few weeks and have enjoyed your podcast immensely, but after just now listening to your interview with the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul, I felt that it was time I gave you a review. I already ordered McCaul's book on Amazon as soon as I listened to this one. The threats he described blew my mind, especially when he detailed the Intel behind these possible threats. Shocking and informative. Thank you for the public service you do with this podcast!
Here ya go buddy
you’ll hit top 5 for me soon
It’s now firmly in #7. But keep it up – and you’ll hit top 5 for me soon
Great meeting ya. Here’s your review!
I get happy every time I see a new episode.
He makes every show worth listening too.
Here’s a review.
I think the show should go on forever. Always leave us wanting more I guess!
This show has an amazing line up of guests,
as well as two hosts with fantastic chemistry.
Just one of the best podcasts out right now.
These guys get it. They are just awesome together.
One of my friend told me about it then I start to find it & couple of hours before I found it
Really great podcast series mostly I liked this podcast episodes.So thanks Ben for your outstanding approach.
Love to lessen political gossip but sometimes it's badly effect our society
Here some episodes are really great but most recent episodes are awesome.
I liked kickass most recent episodes
It's really help me to complete my term papers coz it full of information.
Previously I listen my kind of podcast but this one is my first political podcast & Honestly I liked it much.
I think kickass are best political podcast in iTunes.Liked it
Love most of your episode Ben & Here is your five star.
Most of the episode are very useful for gather political knowledge.that's the reason I like this podcast
Regularly I listen this podcast series when he update any new podcast so I'm fan of it.
I Bens most recent episode & looking forward for more exclusive episodes.
They talk about very informative & Effective subject that's the reason I like this podcast episodes
Love all of this podcast episode coz it's very informative.
Really I love those podcast episodes.
Really rare & great political collection here you can learn many things.So listen Ito once
One of my best podcast episode really liked it
I enjoyed most of them episode & it's really informative.
Just discovered this show. Love it! Well produced and great guests. Blows away NPR! Keep em coming.
Very very interesting all of the podcast..
This show is very helpfully i lik this
This keeps and getting better and nice..
Kicass Politics is very best....
This is all of the best
This all sound is very helpfully
These guys get it. That’s all that matters. I love the podcast.
Why are you reading this review? Just press play on the dang podcast!
The audio quality is off the charts,starting to look fantastic too. love it
Love listening the latest episode, it was quite amazing
Overall show is fantastic and even its each single episode has its own worth.I am sure u gona love listening this show guys.
Very well hosted show ,I like it.
Love the Pinch of comedy with Seriousness.
Great Combination of Entertainment and Politics.
I am Crazy about this show and always eager to see whats next.Hattssss offff
Amazing show with an amazing Host.
I told ya I’d write a review bud.
I love that episode. Awesome cast
Ahistorical, misinformed with a poor grasp of basic economic principles. But that was just the fist few minutes of listening, I am sure that the rest of the shows are informative and enlightening. /s
Every week I get more and more sucked in.
That was the best episode so far guys.
Don’t stop this show no matter what!
If I could, I’d give ya 6 stars.
I don’t know how I didn’t know about this show earlier.
This is the best team in podcasting.
Oh yea… Here it is. 5 stars for my bro.
5 stars. For a great show.
It’s everything you want and more out of a cast.
I have a 1 hour drive every single Sunday – and listen to you every week. It’s the highlight of my week.
Excellent podcast so far. Two thumbs up.
Loved it. Well done Ben Mathis. I will continue to listen. I’m sold!
Kickass politics is a breath of fresh air compared to the usual NPR schlock on iTunes. This show makes politics fun and it tackles issues that many of the other news podcasts miss. I like the host a lot and the guests have been very interesting. Good job!
I don't mind different points of view, but this show doesn't even use critical thinking just conservative pandering
I listened to every episode over the past weekend and not one of them disappointed me. This podcast is one to watch for!
Great podcast,accessible,useful and interesting.
love the interface and concept . RECOMMENDED !!!
I have a few favorites and I am so happy to add this one to them! I have been waiting a long time for something new and good!
The first few podcasts are really great. I'm kinda surprised considering that this show is pretty new. The host is very smart and interesting. The guests are pretty big political stars and the topics seem to be unique enough to stand out. Looking forward to the next podcast. Your new fan. :)
How did a new podcast snag so many top tier guests? I just listened to the Ben Carson interview. Great stuff.