Couldn’t listen more than 3 minutes
Been to 4 live shows. Was a big fan. Then Dave lost his mind and things went down hill. Gareth is awesome and if he can escape the hostage situation Dave has him in, I’ll love to hear Gareth again.
I started listening in the beginning to this show and what a gem. I became a patreon donor and enjoyed everything you guys put out. Obviously it was fine when you shared you political bias here and there because as comedians use to you were always funny. Then as the election came and went you simply became vicious and intolerant of views that are not your own. Many have done so and you have joined a “religion of progress” where you condemn others without thought or discourse as horrible or fit to die in your own words. If you were capable empathy you might see this lack of self awareness, but instead like many who bought into this communist movement you’ve used your comedy for angry activism, which you used then lie about aspects of the stories you tell. It’s very sad and you’ll never listen because of this “religion” you joined. People can disagree on issues and still be friends but you guys like all of those with refuse and instead push intolerance. You have become the very thing you think you stand against. History will look back on your behavior with pity. Best of luck gents, maybe one day you’ll wake up.
Interesting historical content and usually at least one gem an episode that makes me genuinely laugh.
An American history podcast by two guys that hate America.
I really enjoyed the first year or so of this show, but I just am tired of the political bashing. I have 6 or so episodes downloaded from earlier in the year, but I just can't bring myself to listen to them. I am not a Trump fan, but I just don't want to hear it.
My wife and I listen to this on road tips and we travel A LOT. So, do yourself a favor and hit the subscribe button. We are still in 2014 episodes and know these guys are going to be rocked in 2016 when trump-a-lump-ous gets elected. Can’t wait...
Favorite podcast hands down !
To keep from crying
Political nonsense, liberal tears.
I love this show and hearing new stories from history. The episodes focusing on specific events (a car race, moving day, a ship crash, etc) are generally better than episodes focusing on the life of an old white guy. At this point, the 200 episodes about old white guys from history are starting to repeat the same jokes. I wish more episodes focused on underrepresented stories and groups.
Love this podcast. Recommend to anyone who likes to learn about American History and likes comedy. Gareth is the funny one; Dave makes it long. 😉
The podcast is good but it’s annoying when Dave blocks his fans on twitter for a innocuous “lol” to one of his baseball opinions. Unsubscribed from someone who is that sensitive
Jose should be on the list for Host & Guest list. He time has come.
These guys are amazing...in a world where everyone thinks they know everything and with everyone so damned PC that they can’t be real anymore without setting off a social media judgement class 5 hurricane...Dave and Gareth are a breath of fresh air. The passion and effort necessary to put this kind of quality material out so regularly is award worthy. The stories...the REAL stories...behind much of our history has long been glossed over if not burned and buried deep. But Dave and his researchers continually strike gold with their content. Educational and hilarious...a bit dark (like America’s history) but with a core of mind boggling humor at the absurdity of our past. Most of these stories also have distinct connections to modern times and remind us just how close we are to the insanity of not so distant days. Both are hilarious...with distinct tones and styles, and they mesh together at work like mom’s macaroni and cheese. Kudos to these genius entertainers and storytellers...modern bards who enrich us all with their unbelievable tales of America. Thanks from the heart to them both!!!
Love the stories they tell & the ridiculous tangents they go off on. Dave does a great job telling lesser known US history while pointing to how it relates to the present moment, & I love Gareth’s silly reactions, bad accents, & utter disbelief at the absurdity of it all
I found this podcast on a “Best Podcast” list on some website. First episode I listened to was the Otto one. Incredible story!! And thought it was funny, except for the guy who isn’t telling the story and makes comments that most of the time aren’t even funny and are definitely too long. Now, I’ve listened to a couple more episodes because I enjoyed that story a lot but that guy (idk his name) is sooooooo annoying. I could listen to the guy telling the story all day long but that other guy should get his own show where he can scream and make weird noises for people who actually find that funny. Whenever he starts talking I just skip because he doesn’t know when to shut up. Rant done! I will listen to the earlier episodes, since I saw people wrote those were better.
I have enjoyed most episodes, and have recommended this podcast to others, however the way Dave Anthony talks down to his followers on social media has been the biggest turn off. And I started to notice his tone more in the podcast; a lot of hubris and ego. We’re not children- we get it. (Literally started to feel like Joe Rogan or some other white guy yelling at me)
Really funny reflection on some unknown or obscured American historical figures or events. If you’re looking for a bias free accounting of John McCain you’re missing the point. These are two comedians being gobsmacked by how some rich cheating misogynist who couldn’t fly a plane straight could nearly become president and then became deified by the entirety of the ruling class. That’s the point, lol.
I’ve been a long time listener for years. But the one host Dave Anthony has pushed his political views and agendas way too far. I refuse to support and listen to someone who supports the riots and police brutality that is going on in society. It is not “John Brown time” by any means. Violence begets violence. I fully support equality. But I DO NOT support violent movements or those who sit on their podcasts promoting it. It’s a real shame. Maybe Gareth will go off on his own and leave the self righteous radical behind.
The good ole days were the early episodes. Now a days, it is super liberal political garbage and they try to push their own political beliefs on to you. So if you want to listen a good podcast, check out their early work. If you want to be annoyed, listen to their new stuff.
A truly wonderful, informational, hilarious, and feel-good podcast to discover after the world changed!!
This is the best - good long form stories that are always entertaining. Some political preacing happens, but usually only at the end and the ads are only at the start and you get about an hour of good stuff uninterrupted.
This is a really good podcast. I like to listen while I’m doing my homework. It’s a little too political for my liking but I still think it’s really funny! 10/10 would recommend
Painful to the ears, theatrical yelling and grunting. Its like listening to somebody jerk off
Some of the earlier episodes were great, and I mostly listened for the comedy aspect because they aren’t professional researchers, just 2 random guys, but it lost some of the comedy aspect later and I lost interest.
I’m a huge fan of being a jack of all trades but a master at none, and these two fuel my fire for learning a little bit about everything. Their dissent and truthfulness is a breath of fresh air not to mention the tangents are what my wife would call “just everything”. 100% can’t recommend this podcast enough.
I hate the term ear-rape. But I cannot think of anything better.
Dave and Gary make lol often and also I learn about lots of stuff. And 400+ episodes holy moly!
Whether you want to hear a funny, goofy story told by hilarious guys or a tale that will make you seethe with rage about horrible people that do terrible things (sometimes to penguins) this podcast delivers. I’ve listened to most episodes twice and I’m making the third round now. Gary and Dave are awesome and I want to have their babies.
These guys are the best!! Can't stop laughing
This podcast is so funny and I personally suggest listening to some of the older episodes as well as the new. Garyeth
I can’t stop laughing and listening! Wow. Every episode I learn something new and die laughing. What a perfect podcast to binge during COVID. Dave and Gareth- you guys rock.
This may be the most annoying way to learn about history.
Going to stop listening to new podcasts
The podcast is hilarious and I loved the history aspect of the show. I loved it and got past all opinionated political comments at first but as we’ve gotten to newer episodes it’s gotten more and more political and less funny. Political rants happen quite a bit and it would be better if they kept that more to themselves. It’s a left wing podcast. Its acceptable to not agree with most of our past and to talk about how corrupt it still is but to downgrade America and our President constantly is something I couldn’t handle towards the most recent episodes. So I won’t be listening anymore.
If the dumb guy starts doing an accent, feel free to skip ahead 3 minutes. I promise you won’t miss anything.
This podcast is such a bright spot in these terrible times. Thanks, guys.
I could listen to Gareth saying just the word “ok” and hear him convey a volume of emotions. Makes me laugh every time. And great for sharing on road trips!
These guys are a perfect comedy duo providing an amazing show that is consistently hilarious and informative.
I have been listening for about a year and started with the old episodes. Over time it became more and more politically motivated. It was really funny but I don’t need to hear about trump from another platform. I get enough of that already from every where else. They are pretty fair because they do criticize the left side of the aisle as well but the newer episodes just are not as funny any more.
I would always recommend: “Ten Cent Beer Night”, “The Lobotomy”, & “History of Firefighting” as great starter episodes!
Hilarious show and the catalog is deep and since they aren't timely you can listen whenever
My absolute favorite podcast. I look forward to their episodes every week. Super fascinating and hilarious. Love them both so much!
Would give 30 starts if I could. Pretty much my favorite show, I recommend it to everyone, I’ve seen it successfully once and unsuccessfully once (thanks covid). Never let up, Dave, keep speaking the truth and educating the people.
Always cheers me up and makes me laugh!
I’ve listened to this for a while and it’s truly hit or miss. The episode about the great car race around the world had me laughing out loud. However, it’s never really caught up to that episode and I just don’t think it is as funny as it should be or could be.
gareth is great, dave is a bloviating butt hurt WHITE baboon Arse. any eppy after nov 16, dave is crying, whining and sniveling. he needs more playdoh therapy.
Hilarious! Perfect podcast to binge. It makes mundane taste bearable. Love when Wil Anderson is a guest.
It was so far the funniest episode the 3 worked together really well!! we need another!! 😜
So many great episodes that a tree e informative and hilarious. Favorites include Newport Sex Scandal and the 2-part Reagan episode with Patton Oswalt.
The Reagan episodes with Patton Oswalt are the two best pieces of comedy I’ve ever heard in my life. My guardian says I can’t speak.
Stay comedians, not politicians.
Sometimes funny (live show I went to was great, and I like the book!) but for a host who routinely spouts off anti white supremacy views, 1 star for not bothering to select diverse subjects. On the occasion that they do discuss a woman or a non white male it is often a generalized group or someone you already heard of (e.g. the suffragettes, mother jones). In contrast a typical episode is a detailed account of a white man who had an unusual or interesting life. as funny as gareth makes these stories, they are getting really stale in the current climate.
These guys are the perfect mix of social commentary-politics-COMEDY!!! I have to pause them constantly I laugh so hard!
Thanks for making me laugh!!
Ok so I know I’m waaaayyy behind the times, I JUST started listening today, but as soon as they started making fun of Mormons in episode 1 (Cliven Bundy) I was sold. Hilarious and a great way to pass the time while working, thanks guys, I’m excited to have a bazillion episodes to catch up on!
Seriously. This is a great podcast. I started listening to it a few years ago, but for some reason it’s pretty much the only thing I’ve been able to listen to the past couple months. I’m on my third trip through the episodes and they’re still very entertaining and interesting. Don’t believe me? Listen to the episode on dolphins.
They are always funny, usually hysterical and I’m laughing out loud. My wife loves the amazing things I get to teach her too!
That’s the biggest compliment coming from NJ. I love yuz. Going and doing the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill story when Joe To The Head is in a dead heat with BK Bernie???? I friggin love these friggin guys. Update: These two guys are saving lives in this pandemic. That’s all. Keeping us informed, entertained, and justifiably angry.
One of my favorite podcasts. I love to learn and I love to laugh. Dave & Gareth are a perfect match to provide both. But Dave, please stop lowering your voice when you say certain things because I can’t hear you when you do that! Thank you for all the good topics.
I love dave and Gareth. They are so funny and real. Great screwed up stories! Thank you!
TL:DR Haiku review... BatS$!t history with facts, hijinks and improv! Gareth, not Gary!
Take caution while listening to this and operating a vehicle...I have laughed so hard I’ve accidentally changed lanes. Seriously though, they bring an excellent show, superb humor, and unbelievable historical facts to my eardrums. 5 stars all day bro. Top two favorite episodes at the moment: The New Jersey Shark attacks and Colonel Sanders.
I used to love this podcast for the first couple of years— but something in the dynamic of Gareth and Dave changed (maybe Dave trying to be too funny?) and quality of the historical material declined, although it’s understandable that it’s hard to find consistently good stories. All that being said, when it’s a good episode it’s a GREAT episode and you’ll laugh out loud!
I just spent the last 5 hrs bingeing on the way back from the beach. So glad I found Dave and “Gary”!!!
The Dollop even improved my grammar, as you can see from the review title.— I’ve been listening for years, went to the live show when they came to Asheville. Dave and Gareth and Hose have earned that 5 star rating over and over. A blend of solid research and utter irreverence and pistol-whipping comedic timing and endurance and killer accents (and also Dave’s English fishwife) and, dare I say, righteousness—that pretty much stands alone in the podcast sphere. Alone in a dark corner. A hilarious, instructive, dark corner. Thanks fellas and sorry it took me years to write a review.
Listening to the Dollop makes me so much smarter than you
10/10 Tell Jose I said hi.
Its a podcast that is good
EDIT - I love this podcast and I wrote a long critique against Dave using the "bilingual" and "biracial" jokes in the intro to a podcast hosted by 2 white native English speakers.....THEN I found out that there is a legit Spanish language version of this podcast. Good on you for following though with that joke. Maybe a black or non-male host next?!? Your politics are good! Love you guys. Thanks for teaching us about real history with humor. When will you do John Brown?!?
Super fun, long time listeners. Just heard the 420th episode and oh boy HOLY CITY ON THE COMEBACK TIP WOOT (see if you listened you'd get this). Dave Anthony is our fave Woke Curmudgeon (T-shirts coming soon) and Gareth Reynolds always delights. Like hardcore levels of delight. So full of delight, you might call it delightful.
I learned about these guys from MFM podcast, and it is literally everything I’ve ever wanted in a podcast. Comedy, honesty, right side of politics, cats, British moms, crazy accents, awesome guests and true history. I literally spout random historical facts after listening to them.
We get it, you all feel guilty for being white, Trump is the reason for everything wrong in the world, and Liberal Progressives are the saviors of the world. If I wanted this point of view I would watch CNN
Hilarious, informative, and so much more. Love the dynamic between Dave and Gareth, they balance each other out perfectly. If my college history class was just listening to the dollop I would have learned so much more and actually went to class everyday!
I spend about 80% of the time smirking and the other 30% laughing and the other 5% peeing my pants.
No eye brows no judgment
If it wasn’t for being forced to work from home since March I wouldn’t have gotten from show 1 all the way to show #270 so far. Podcast binge is great, I don’t want to catch up to the current episode.
I owe it to the dollop and to tushy, thanks guys!!!
Caught you on Dumb People Town(5stars) And am glad I tried this podcast! Informative and funny! Great Banter with hosts and guests😃 I’ll never think of Atari the same🤣
Things you didn’t learn in history class, but should have, with a hilarious twist! I would give ten stars if I could
I heard them on DPT and they were so great I followed them here. Great subjects- most of which Ive heard of but only in passing. Great listen while on a long walk.
This might be my favorite podcast, I love listening to these funny guys tell us some real (horrible) history.
I love this podcast and listen to it all the time! It is so funny! It won’t really help with homework though😜
The absolute Gold Standard for satirical comedy podcasting. Great show!
I really enjoy their laughs and comedy and the history too so overall a great podcast. Although with recent events, after they’ve covered racial issues across the world I would say extensively, they haven’t said anything. I expected today they would say something or at least direct people to how they can help efforts, but still nothing. Super disappointing. I’d love to hear about this all from you guys as you feel comfortable saying the N word.
I have 93 (!) podcast subscriptions covering a range of topics, and this has been my favorite for more than a year. Fluffing hilarious.
I couldn’t love this podcast more. Dave and Garreth are my best friends.
Some episodes are funny but often the “comedic” tangents take away from the story and make it hard to follow. Also Dave’s laugh/wheeze does not sound healthy, are you ok dude?
Love the humor and history. Absolute intriguing facts that blow your mind. Looking for the episode regarding national parks any help out there I’ll which episode this is.
A friend told me about this podcast and I have listened to ten straight shows. Absolutely love the humor and odd history stories! I espcally love the live shows.
Sometimes they go a lil too heavy on dick humor but overall I love it. I always laugh and learn something.
1/2 hour into it
I am a lover of comedy first and foremost, a student of history, and an advocate of truth. I am in heaven with this podcast!!!! These guys are hilarious and fantastically entertaining. Dave puts the work into the stories, which are sited meticulously. Gareth is quick witted, sharp and a master at improv. It’s educational, hilarious, and a great resource for lesser known, in-depth history. Gary! Gary! Gary!
i like this show even though the hosts are not funny
This is absolutely hands down my FAVORITE podcast. I’ve been going back and listening to them from the start because it’s literally the best part of my day lately. Without The Dollop life would be a whole lot of doom & gloom without any of the humor.
They are both hilarious! However, I sometimes wish that they would just stop preaching!
Billy and Paul are a great listen. They are knowledgeable and sensitive to the cases they discuss. They are very obviously passionate about this effort to resolve older cases. They bring a new perspective to cold cases.
What happen to episode 4, Ghosts? It’s missing off ITunes
Love the podcast. Come for the information and stayed for the humor.
I love you both equally. Daveth forever
Thank you for not ending your podcast with a song. I know that sounds random but almost every podcast ends with a song making them impossible to listen to as you fall asleep because they wake you when the song comes on at the end.
I love listening to old episodes, gotta love the classics. The new ones are good too of course, but ya know.
Está padrísimo!!!!!! Ya van por muy buen camino!!!! Felicidades!!!!!!!
In your recent episode, the Anti Masons, Gareth mentioned some duder commenting he “can’t stand how much this guy says ok”. I 100% disagree; love the okay. I have a couple friends who are story tellers, and I fancy myself the sort of Gareth to their Dave, if you will. I frequently use the “okay” to push the story along, create build up, then wham, witty comment. You’re both amazing. Thank you for your hilariously entertaining podcast. -Amy
I started listening a few years ago and have been bingeing during the covid-19 quarantine. It’s funny and I’m learning at the same time. Love the Dollop.
Recently ran across this podcast and I’ve been gleefully binging episodes from the past couple years. The stories are interesting, and often poignant, and the two of them together are hilarious. Love it!
First pod I ever subscribed to back in the Michael Molloy days. Haven’t missed an episode yet.
They get it
Jose is a big ol’ cat and Dave is mean to gary
No matter what topic they’re discussing, it’s hilarious.
If I could give this 10 stars I would. Dave wants to change the world and Gareth wants to make me laugh until I can’t breathe. Good stuff. Never change
These guys are smart and ridiculously funny. This is my favorite comedy podcast.
Although the goofy improv bits might stray at times, few programs or works outside of *A People’s History of the USA* have as much of a window into the collage of American history as *The Dollop.* Also, it’s funny!
I love “The Dollup”! It’s very informative, presented in a memorable way that makes the facts stick with you and it keeps me laughing the whole time
Witty, factual, and hilarious.
I’m convinced that there’s nobody funnier in the entire world. The way this guy’s brain synapsis Fire is something to marvel at.
I’ve spent the last 2 years listening almost non-stop and now that I’ve heard every episode I want to hear them all again. This podcast gives me life.
It makes me laugh, it makes me angry, and most importantly I always learn something new. I just wish more people were willing to give it a chance.
This was the first podcast series I ever listened to. Still love it!! It’s hilarious, thought-provoking, heartbreaking, and topical.
So if you’re sensitive this podcast isn’t for you. But I enjoy the sense of humor and the riffing between two comedians. Sometimes they say dumb things but overall it’s educational and hilarious.
Love these guys
I tried. I really tried to give it a chance. It is so obnoxious and unfunny. I found this podcast to be frustrating to listen to. I kept wishing they would get on with the story already. I don’t get the appeal but that’s just me.
I can’t say enough good things about this show. Funny and entertaining enough to keep me going through my long runs.
Love it. As long as you know that Dave is 'young curmudgeon' and cna get political at times, the ad libbing and Garreth's responses are hilarious.
I’ve listened to every episode multiple times and listen as soon as a new one is available. This has been the case since at least 2016. Keep up the good work guys!
Dave and Gareth continue to have the funniest history podcast out there. Even though “it’s not a tickling podcast”. Tried tons of other history podcasts and I eventually get bored with their write reading of Wikipedia articles. Also, They actually have research done for this, so the episodes ring more true to life. The comedic spin put on them keeps them fresh. I’ve been in tears laughing from this countless times in three years listening and still always learn something. If being exposed to things that you didn’t know already makes you angry, then this isn’t for you.
I would listen to a lot more of your shows if you provided a more detailed episode description to hook me.
Credit where credit is deserved. I have listened to the Dollop for just over a year. From the first Cast I listed to, I was hooked. I downloaded as many as I possibly could and took them on my deployment. It became a comfort, and a break from my reality. Thank you guys, keep up the great work and I look forward to hearing more.
The Dollop is great if you’re a human being capable of experiencing empathy, but probably not so much if you’re a sociopath.
every episode has me laughing. i can listen to these for hours, always a mood booster and it's fun (also sometimes terrifying) to learn about all the insane history i've never heard of. i hope you guys never give up on this podcast, your sense of humor & uniqueness makes this what it is and it is amazing
The dollop is great if your into leftist propaganda
Important stories delivered with humor and a healthy dose of rage. And I love Dave’s laugh, it’s contagious.
I'm sorry! The guy with the wheezing old man laugh completely ruins this show. Like listening to Great Grandpa ! Eww!
I started at the beginning and am up to somewhere near episode 50. These guys are genius, especially Gareth, who has no idea what’s going to be discussed at the beginning but somehow comes up with hilarious commentary. Dave’s topic selection is on point and he’s curated the most unbelievable, jaw-dropping, didn’t-see-that-coming adventures we learned NOTHING about in school & delivers it in a way to keep you laughing to yourself all day. Finally, it’s refreshing to hear two witty, woke, smart straight white guys banter without their punchlines coming at the expense of women, gay people, or minorities. Rather, if those subjects are the punchline, it’s only to highlight the stupidity of dumb actors that are critical to the story. Well done, men! (This is my first review I’ve ever written, but felt compelled to do because of the quality of this podcast. Also, all this time off due to Corona helps.)
You guys are great! Now you got me brushing up on my Spanish. You do more good than you know. Gracias
I have choked from drinking and laughing so hard while listening to David and Garth? Gary? You’re great, GARETH. I plan to binge all 400 episodes during this quarantine! So glad Knowledge Fight recommended you. Thanks for the laughs and the interesting content.
I just love to hear two dudes make each other laugh, and I like weird history tidbits. Also, I really don’t think they man-hate any more than is acceptable. A previous reviewer seemed to feel uncomfortable with it, but i promise dude, unless you actually do the terrible stuff they're talking about, they’re not targeting you. And they’ve made fun plenty of less-than-excellent women.
Love the research and POV. Gareth and Dave’s banter is a favorite. Love how naturally funny Gareth is and how bad Dave’s accents are. Though the producer Jose is a little abusive. 10/5 stars. Highly recommend.
People who are looking to laugh ,while also learning the dark crazy parts of American history from two genuinely hilarious people.... THIS IS YOUR NEW JAM BUDDY. If you see reviews stating that their mad that the duo are to “liberal”, or that they’re “not liberal enough” know that these two comedians are just two people that A. Are willing to challenge cultural norms and have a good time. B. Tell you a story and make you feel things Great podcast, realistically decent humans.
Don’t know why I’m surprised at the level of Trumpist fragility in these reviews. If you can engage with American history (the real stories, not the civic mythmaking) and come out the other side a GOP fanboy, you must lack all regard for humanity. This podcast has so much great content- well-chosen, well-researched stories. Take issue with the improv-style comedy bits all you like (I happen to enjoy them a great deal), but take your Murdoch-zombie faux moralizing elsewhere. There are plenty of podcasts out there for you.
I love The Dollop. The chemistry and riffing between Dave & Gareth is incredible and the research that’s put into each episode is extremely impressive. It’s a bit like Drunk History in terms of the subject matter, but even better thanks to Dave’s delivery and Gareth’s wit. Also lol @ the butthurt conservatives in the reviews. Triggered much?
The stories are well prepared and funny but Gareth tries to be funny way too often for self promotion and it's hit and miss "comedy" or rather miss, miss, miss, hit. If he does land a joke, it's repeated throughout the podcasts over and over and over again. The "comedy" tangents are constant and it can often be hard to follow the story. These 2 are complete hacks with the political humor and they will tie Donald Trump into anything and everything. It's as though they are paying a Hollywood tax for a future TV show.
I’ve listened to The Dollop for years and recommend it to all my friends who enjoy podcasts. It’s consistently good and many episodes warrant repeating because they’re so full of information. This is the first form of entertainment that’s ever made me open to improv 😅. Gareth Reynolds does amazing work (but I miss Jose) and Dave Anthony is classic curmudgeonly dad type who is salty but full of wisdom. Definitely worth a listen.
Most entertaining way to learn about some random history. Hilarious on every episode.
I love hearing weird stories, and this shows tells them well and makes me laugh.
We get it, you’re super progressive and liberal
Love them but when their guests are sexist they go along with it (ie the most recent ep w Kreischer) which was hella disappointing. Otherwise they’re very lefty and fun and I love this pod.
Long time listener, 1st time reviewer. It’s all great. Even the yucky truth stuff. Gareth is sharp, quick witted, & no matter what anyone says, Dave’s old timey lady’s impression is always welcome in my ear holes. As for these two having deep concern, empathy, & straight up anxiety about the health & future of the planet & life on it, & the f-up’d-ness of the world’s banana•pants governments, maybe you can take time during the global rebranding of ‘time - out’ to have a think about why facts are so scary that we actually get angry about them. I wish there was a therapy app to help us work through these troubling times, thoughts, and wildly deep anger towards others whom I don’t agree with.
That entire episode was Bert maniacally laughing at his own jokes to the point he didn’t actually give the punch line. Comedy is all about paced rhythm and he ruined an episode of my favorite podcast with his tragic misuse of timing. The show is normally very solid and even when laughing at themselves, reign it in and start actually podcasting again. I felt the episode with Bert as a guest was 80% listening to Bert’s annoying laugh as he caught his breath to let us know what joke was going on in his head. He’s a great comedian with prepared material, but listening to someone laugh/catch their breath for ten minutes straight only to have the lamest, most poorly timed/phrased punchline is a disappointment. Bert needs to focus on the polished set-list comedy and avoid the improv stuff if he’s gonna spend most of the audiences time with the giggles. To Dave & Gareth, you guys are best together. The dynamic works. Don’t change it with guests that can’t riff the same way you two can together.
I used to listen to them to get away from all the political nonsense and find some relief but they’ve changed to more whining and less humor. Please go back to the comedy. Not everyone needs to know your political views.
Just commenting to say please don’t have Bert Kreischer back as a guest! His jokes about women and race aren’t funny. Love the podcast overall. They’ve definitely gotten further left since the beginning of the podcast but I take it with a grain of salt and still learn a lot.
I didn’t mean to 5 star that last review
Really enjoy listening to this podcast but the last guest that they had on (Burt K.) was horribly sexist and I was disappointed to hear the hosts laughing at his jokes! Aside from that, great pod!
Not only are these guys hilarious, but I’m learning so much I didn’t know. (Ignore the reviews from the Trumper white supremacists - they can’t deal with historic truths.)
Love this podcast just wish there were more episodes that weren’t live.... I don’t like to hear the audience laughing it feels like a sitcom
I love this.
I absolutely cannot believe that this is my review, but this show is so good that I even listen to the ads! Seriously. I just listened to 10 minutes of ads for deodorant and other crap simply because it was hilarious. The show is even better than the ads! Haha. But seriously, if you like history, humor, and rambling this is the podcast for you.
I like it but I don’t really understand it very much,But other then that I think it’s a really funny podcast😜. By the way you guys are hilarious and keep me up late listening to you all night🥱😜.
I adore this podcast. Not only do I get to relearn American History (which is long overdue) but I get to laugh hysterically as I simultaneously die a little inside each time. Seriously though - if everyone listened to this and took it seriously the world might be a little better!
This podcast is great. Ignore the charmin comments. Some people can’t handle humor when it’s too close to home or opposes their perspective.
I love how offended some people get when they hear the truth about history and current events. Dave and Gareth are amazing and funny and I’ve listened to almost every single one. ❤️
Love this podcast! A little too much cursing... but I have learned a ton!
Not everyone in the spotlight needs to share their political views. Garrett Reynolds is the only bright spot of the show
Stay away unless you enjoy crappy frat house style crappy show.
Best podcast ever!
I don’t know why they avoid the issue so much.
This is by far one of my favorite podcasts! Just my type of humor
Thanks for taking a stand on climate catastrophe guys!! 🌲🌲
Fascinating stories irreverently told by 2 improv comedians—what could be better? Not all the improvisations are knee-slippers but so what—-it’s always a lot of fun!
This is such a great podcasts and it makes me so happy. Also, Dave you mispronounce “subsequent” every time.
I have listeneded to every episode of this show and replayed several of them many times. I absolutely love this show. Dave and Gareth (Gary) are absolutely hilarious!
I adore history and have frequently tried to get more into it, unfortunately reading academic articles and books can be time consuming and slightly boring, even if the subject matter is fascinating. The way this podcast intertwines history and comedy is perfect for me! I listen to it while driving and studying and it both educates me and makes me laugh. Dave and Gareth are wonderful comedians as well, never failing to capitalize on a joke or bit to make their audience smile.
I always learn so much (that I feel I should know probably) and laugh a ton. Thanks fellas for all the hard work!!
It is funny, but I get the impression they are Bernie fans, which I find even more funny. Fortunately I have a since of humor. They clearly hate trump, but not surprising coming from the entertainment industry. This is clearly more entertainment than history; however I did enjoy it! I will continue to listen, hopefully they don’t go total libtard!
At first I could stomach the anti American/ anti Caucasian/ anti capitalistic apology tours of these uneducated losers because the stories were interesting. I can’t even listen to this crap anymore. Don’t waste your time. And guys if you read this, no one respects you. People laugh at your idiocy.
If you like listening to dumb 12 year old boys swear and laugh at each other’s ignorant pretenses, then this is the podcast for you.
Hilarious podcast but Dave needs to stop smokers laughing directly into the mic
I’ve listened to every episode, possibly twice, and they’re still entertaining. Great job guys!
A sample of this show came up in another podcast I listen to. I hate it. Stupid and not funny.
I only listened to one of their pod cast. Within 5 minutes I heard them make fun of Donald Trump and bash white people. All in the name of humor, I get it. However, “from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” and I personally am bored of hearing the liberal out take.
She just did a fake Grace. I mean, God bless her. I love episodes when she’s on
Fun podcast to learn both important and unimportant moments in American history. For everyone, academics and goobers, alike.
Every podcast ever reviewed has at least a few where people complain about politics leaking into everything. "Why does it have to get political?" They write. Well, it's a history podcast... if you think politics and political opinions don't belong in history, maybe you don't understand what History is. That being said, the show does have a strong bias (I'm not using that word as a pejorative.) it's simply an info-tainment sort of show with hosts who have strong opinions. It's fun and funny, I really enjoy the show and I usually agree with their political agenda but there's always a lot more to each story than what's offered here. As a history nerd, I implore listeners to use this as an introduction or supplement to further research. Form your own opinions about history based on all the facts available.
Just found this podcast and I’m laughing out loud!! I never want to run out of episodes!!
This is the most hilarious podcast I have ever listened to! My face hurts from laughing so much 😂
I just found this podcast a week ago. Since then, I've listened to several dozen episodes. At first I was hesitant thinking this was going to be a dry 'ole history retelling but this is anything but. I haven't laughed this hard in years. Out of my 45 other comedy podcasts I listen to, this one has jumped to the top of the pack. Edit: too bad Dave Anthony blocked me on twitter. I don’t agree with their political stance but I set that aside for their great stories. Edit2: years later, still love the pod — as long as you can ignore the white guilt politics. Dave is well, Dave.
They’ve got great information and they make it super funny
I love the concept and it is well researched. I have listened for a few months and enjoyed the interesting stories. However, Dave simply ruins the show whenever he steps outside his roll of reading the story. His attempts at humor fall flat 99% of the time and worse yet, he often double downs on the joke and drags is out to an unbelievable degree. Gareth is truly funny and if the comedy was left to him this would be an amazing show. Unfortuently, Dave won't stop trying to be funny leading to ear splitting bird noises and stupid improv premises that leave the listener wondering why they are wasting their time. I can't any longer.
Then maybe you’re on the wrong side of history. Great show, don’t change a thing
I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. This is my new favorite podcast.
I have one reason, and really only one reason, that I have podcasting apps on any of my devices, and that is the dream team comprised of Anthony and Reynolds. While I do enjoy Point vs Point, Gareth’s other show, I just can’t enjoy it 1/10th as much as I do this show. Acerbic, dry, wet, and ingenious, they take audio shows to the highest art. I hope that they never stop. LADY GIMLET IS MY DREAM GIRL!
This podcast peers into what America was and mostly still is today. Ranging from the corrupt institutions of corporations to the correct posture when watching girls from afar without them knowing. Dave Anthony, toilet user/carbon dioxide producer/sock wear-er, reads a story from American history, to his nemesis/friend/guy he met in the bathroom of a K-Mart, Gareth Reynolds who has no idea what the topic is about. Dave Anthony researches the topic of the episode. He narrates his research with unapologetic truthfulness. No matter how insane it is. Few topics are too taboo to discuss, but I do feel there is a line that he does not cross. Not due to fear of losing listeners, but out of respect as a human being. Gareth Reynolds, a fluent improv mastermind, injects comedy into the story being told. With an arsenal of impressions and humorous dialogue, listeners can enjoy vicariously through Gareth. But not to the point of a one man show waiting for the story to continue. If you’re a person who can handle brash, cold, and honest truth with hilarity, this podcast is for you. It does have profanity in it and should not be listened to by kids. I particularly enjoy episodes about political figures because you get unfiltered raw information that you don’t see from the media, who only wants to sway our opinions to their agenda. The Dollop cannot be bought and will always stand up for the mistreated. So have a listen, have an open mind, and don’t correct the pronunciation when listening live. gary, gary, Gary, Gary, GARY, GARY!!!!
After a couple years of following The Dollop I figured it was time to give a curtsying to Dave and Gary, er Gareth, or whatever. Saying their (or is it they’re) funny seems shallow, they’re so much more. Kudos, you’re well suited Dave and Gareth... and Jose, or whatever ;)
I love history and comedians, so someone introduced me to this podcast about two or three months ago and I’m almost caught up on the episodes. Very fun way to learn little random snippets of history! I knew some of the stories but I always go down a rabbit hole after they do one that I don’t know. Gareth’s accents (especially Scottish) are hilarious!
Gareth is the shining star, Dave should stick to reading stories, not trying comic relief. If the show was just Patton Oswalt and Gareth it would be the best podcast.
Your either in or out give it an episode before you decide.
The pre-recorded episodes are great - interesting, even-paced, and really funny. My favorite episodes are Purity Balls and the ones covering McCain and Reagan. The live shows are almost unbearable for me though and tend to leave me cringing.
I love this podcast! Just 2 idiots making history a lot more interesting👍🏾
One of them laughs ALL THE TIME and the sound is freaking annoying and distracting. Don’t you read the script before recording ??? Extremely unprofessional
I have enjoyed your podcast since your first season. Unfortunately you have gotten to political for me.
The Dollop is pretty much the gold standard of comedy/information podcasts at this point. Hilarious, human, and incredibly well-researched, it’s the only pod I recommend to virtually anyone.
I’ve been listening to these two guys for years now. They have progressed and matured in their skills and are a joy to listen to, their podcast being filled with entertaining and enlightening content. Their content is very liberal at times which doesn’t bother me to often having grown up in SF CA, but because of this their podcast may not be for everyone, unless you like to listen to lots of different view points to be a well rounded and informed person. Amazingly people don’t always have to agree to enjoy each other and learn together. They work hard and I love what they do.
It only took me listening to 400 episodes to leave a review. Just finished Reagan Part 2 and it may have been your best episode yet. Y’all have proven yourselves worthy of this review. Thanks for the laughs. Good luck on the next 400!
I have loved this podcast since my friend let me listen to the Purity Balls episode. This podcast fills me with all kind of emotions but really it just makes me want to be a better person to my fellow human beings. Dave and Gareth are awesome and thank you for your Plan It 10 movement.
Dave and Garreth's chemistry and wit you could crack a whip to are unmatched by any other. Found the podcast only a couple months ago and have already listened to over 100 episodes. I'll be really bummed out when I get through the rest of the backlog, but for now, weeeeee! Wonderful job to all involved.
Not every episode hits it out of the park but Dave and Gareth are consistently doing one of my favorite, most thought-provoking, hilarious and enraging podcasts out there. Dave is so thorough with his research, constantly finding stories from history that we’ve never heard and things we thought we knew everything about and exposing mind-boggling details about them. Some of their best are stories about former presidents and other high-profile people. You’ll end up looking at those people totally differently at the end. (I'm still reeling from the Dollop about John McCain. Why was he crashing so many planes?!) Gareth is so quick-witted, coming up with the most hilarious riffs on these wacky stories like it’s no big deal. It took years for my friend to get me on board with The Dollop and now I’m so glad I did.
MFM, LPOTL, and The Dollop are my 3 fav podcasts. I really look forward to The Dollop every week and have downloaded the British Dollop, too! I agree that Gareth is better at improv than Dave, but I love Dave's laugh and their dynamic. I liked it more earlier when there was less of the "nemesis" thing going on, but every podcast should be allowed room to change and try things out. I'm a long time listener of this podcast - the true gold is laughing at the ridiculous things people did in the past. I also learned a ton about other more modern topics in the meantime. Good work, guys.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you denounce your capitalistic ways, call people by the wrong names, and just maybe learn a little bit about history. Gareth Reynolds & Dave Anthony keep the depressing truth about history very in your face but at least can make you laugh about it. No two dimensional public school brainwashing here, it’s three dimensional truth nuggets in your face. We all love your work guys! I’m still rooting for Gary and José to work out their differences and salvage their relationship. Wish you two the best!
Gareth is great with his improv, but Dave’s acerbic humor is based on little more than rape jokes and creepy voices (usually talking about sexual assaulting Gareth). He is funny in the same way that listening to Sam Kinison scream was funny. Except he’s talking about history. Stories are well written at least and provide a good starting point to learn more from a better source.
How dare you have the greatest episode of podcasting history, episode 400, and make me wait to hear the conclusion. YOU MONSTERS!!! Seriously though LOVE the podcast. The dollop is an absolute joy to listen to.
5 hearts and five stars. You guys are amazing. Thank you for delivering history in a way I understand and with great humor. Keep up the great work.
I love this podcast so much! I used to hate learning about history, but not anymore! These guys combine history and comedy in such a spectacular way. Do yourself a favor and subscribe, you’ll be so happy you did! Thank you to Dave and Gareth!
When y’all said America was coming out I immediately said “ As fat?!” Y’all are literally the funniest
I don’t usually write reviews, but this podcast deserves one. Dave and Gareth have great chemistry, and keep me laughing through every episode while also teaching me stories from history of people/events that no school will teach you. I often find myself skipping my other favorite podcasts to listen to old episodes of The Dollop. 110% worth your time. As far as politics goes, I don’t find it intrusive to my listening experience. The only mention of politics is usually in TalkSpace ads, playfully mocking situations that Trump finds himself in. Other than that, they occasionally relate political happenings in history to modern day, which I find perfectly acceptable. As far as plagiarism goes, all sources are listed in the episode description, and on their sources website. Major sources are (now) mentioned in-episode, with other sources linked as usual. They crank out an episode out per week, and it’s equal parts comedy and history, so I don’t expect them to treat it like a college research paper when it comes to sources. If you do, you’re being ridiculous. Love you Derry and Gerald!
I loved this podcast so much but at some point it took a weird turn and became very political. Constant eye rolling Trump references and profiles that seemed to focus less on the comedic absurdity and more on making trite points. Im not into it anymore. I never came here for that. Sorry guys.
I get withdrawal when I don't get enough Dan and Jordan! Thankfully, they’re the hardest working guys in the biz! I love you
Wish I knew about them when they started, I would have gone to shows. I still love listening to previous episodes and hope they keep touring.
Can you imagine making a podcast using profane “humor” directed against other faiths or religions? I can’t. This pitiful attempt at comedy is unbelievably offensive.
Whenever I’m at work or having a rough day I always turn on the dollop and have a good laugh at the insanity of what our history is. The comedic style of Garreth and David are amazing, while being informative they are amazingly fun and interesting to listen to. Listening to David mess with Garreth “Gary” non stop is entertaining
It was so good in the beginning. I told all of my friends and family about it. It was the only podcast I would listen to. Then Dave wouldn’t shut up about Trump or just politics in general. Dude I get it but I want an hour of my day to just laugh and not think about politics.
Quite a few weirdly aggressive negative reviews here claiming ‘plagiarism’ and ‘ranting’. Not sure what the deal is. This is a great podcast for history fans! Particularly perfect for commuting. They read (pLaGIaRiSm) stories from history and riff off of them with jokes and anecdotes. Definitely worth a listen!
Revised review: I learned a lot listening to this podcast, and it was very entertaining. However, due to dave anthony’s chronically toxic, selfish, and reactionary behavior, along with what seems to be a raft of unrepentant plagiarism, I refuse to listen to this podcast. Plagiarism background: From what I’ve read, it looks like The Dollop has been lifting content wholesale from damninteresting.com. This is copyright violation that The Dollop claims is “fair use.” I guess the courts will sort that one out if damninteresting.com exercises their rights. Aggravating this situation is the apparently snide and flippant responses from dave anthony on this topic. Original review: I'd listen to new episodes all day every day if they made them. Dave and Gareth have captured lightning in a bottle here.
Dave and Gareth are hilarious to listen to, and I love that they always bring the stories back to what we are doing in present times as Americans (since it is an American history podcast). These guys have me cracking up by myself in the car, and their research is very thorough. I learn a lot and laugh even more.
This is an awesome podcast!!!! Dave and m Gareth do wonderful to make my brain explode from laughter and also cry at how horrible parts of our history is.
In my opinion one of the funniest podcast out there and at the same time so educational , I look forward to new eps every week . Thx guys !
Hands down the funniest podcast I have ever listened too. Not only is the history well researched somehow these men make it hilarious. Even topics I thought I wouldn’t enjoy I do. The dynamic with these two is uniquely brilliant.
I will regularly burst out laughing. Also I love what I learn. They have the right outlook on life, for me at least. I’d never recommend it to my grandpa. Only critique is that sometimes the tangents get a little long and loud, so headphones are highly recommended.
I’m not embarrassed to say I’ve listened to almost every episode... twice! I’m a straight man... and I want to pinch Dave’s butt and cuddle with Gareth (and maybe José too). Pure joy. Thanks you guys
I absolutely adore this duo! This podcast is great road trip material and it is so easy to fall asleep to because it puts you in a good mood. Both of them are witty and undeniably hilarious. Worth the listen & once you do, you’re here to stay!
I’m dying to find similar podcasts to this. The Dollop does comedy & history and they do it so well. I can’t find a comparable podcast anywhere. These guys are truly standout.
Funny as heck y’all
Love this podcast, I have oftentimes have to pause it because I'm laughing so hard. I've genuinely learned a lot about certain historic figures but also love that some episodes are just about a seemingly random person who lived an interesting life. I've recommended their multi-part series on opiods in America to anyone who's struggling to understand the history and context of the opiod epidemic. This is one of my favorites!
Good concept with great research on a huge variety of topics. But they tend to ramble. Lately the have been going on liberal Trump deranged rants. Plenty of political podcasts out there if that’s what you. Not what I am looking for in comedy or entertainment.
If you’re currently listening, you know how great it is. If you’re not, I envy the wild ride you have coming.
I like the topics and it’s what I wish “Last Podcast on the Left” was. The hosts are funny and have good chemistry. The one thing that drives me crazy, though, are when they digress into characters—it starts off funny but goes on for way too long, to the point it’s annoying. Just make a few side comments then move on with the rest of story instead of screwing up the flow.
Honestly love this podcast...but where are your non white guests? For a show that has given me the mantra ‘don’t trust the white’ I hear a lot of white perspectives. Plenty of non white comedians out there.
I remember the beginning when there was actual research now it feels like I’m listening to a reading of a Wikipedia article, which in a lot of cases that is exactly what it is. I remember when it wasn’t political and just a great humorous look at history, not that I’m a trump fan but good lord fellas. I’ve been a subscriber for years and I unsubscribed today. I can’t take it anymore. Back to small town murder and crime in sports. Best of luck
I wish my history classes were all like this podcast.
Gary is a close second, however. I absolutely love this podcast. It’s historical and hysterical and I’ve enjoyed every episode.
This is easily the best historical podcast and the best comedy podcast out right now. It’s hilarious and insightful and terrifying. I love it.
One line from recent episode sums up depth of feeling, humor, and intelligence: Dave stated with his deadpan delivery: “I’d move to another country, but I don’t wanna get bombed by us.” I have quoted it in conversations many times since. It sums so much up. Even though I cited Dave’s brilliance, don’t take that to mean that Gareth doesn’t bring a ton to this party. He’s a gift that keeps on..... My sides exploded hearing his Ross Perot impersonation.
The only problem is they’re all so damned memorable I can’t listen to my favorites as often as I’d like. Inspired a trip to Centralia, which is pretty cool.
love these guys! Have been binge listening to keep me company when I’m home alone, and I wouldn’t trade this podcast for the world! xoxo
This podcast has read verbatim from websites, and from major publications such as Slate, The Altantic, and even from Wikipedia. Many, many excuses have been given, some of them lies: Dave didn't go to college, so he didnt understand plagiarism. Dave did a lot of pot in high school, so he doesn't understand stuff. The podcast didnt have a website, so the hosts couldn't cite sources (not true). History can't be copyrighted (not the point--people's writings can, and has been). Dave and Gareth are comedians, not journalists or historians (everyone can plagiarize). Above and beyond all of this: This podcast is so angry for a compedy podcast. So ranty, so about what it isn't, how stupid the fans are, how stupid people are in general. There's so much potential, so much talent...and it is being spent on anger and theft and lies and blaming things on other people. Please note that it has made me laugh so many times, and writing this review is something I never thought I would do. But the plagiarism has continued over years, and it won't stop. .
Wish these guys taught my history class in high school. Great podcast
These guys are hilarious! They're really funny, snarky, and at the same time Dave does really great research and an awesome job at telling the stories. I like that Gareth (sorry - Gary) is in the same position as the listener, voicing our disbelief and, often, disgust at the behavior of some of our ancestors' shenanigans. I listen while doing laundry, walking on the treadmill, and picking up after the dogs, and the entertainment makes me no longer mind chores. I've gotten my husband addicted, as well, so I load up the most interesting epidoes of the podcast so we can be amused while stuck in traffic. My absolute favorite. Thanks, guys!
I like these guys. Fairly low vibration stuff here and the pacing drags a bit. This what happens when two dudes from the H.R. Dept, who have pedestrian historical knowledge, get together. They make fart jokes while injecting tedious wokeness & their immature eight grade political opinions. I’ll keep listening to keep familiar with bubble dweller’s two dimensional intersectional thinking. Love the idiot, hate the idiocy.
These mofos funny af and seem like good guys. Really enjoy the podcast. And the only one where I don’t mind the ads; they somehow make that funny too.
Cite your sources properly.
This is hands down my favorite podcast of all time. Dave and Gareth have become my daily break from long hours of dissertation writing, and the laughter and happiness they bring me makes the process a lot more bearable. Hell, I should mention them in the thank you notes when I finish my degree. I have recommended this podcast to scores of people, and they’ve all come back to say that they love it. Absolutely perfect!
These guys are getting rich off other ppl’s work
The best - a great mix of improv, facts, and wild speculation! Makes my commute worth it just to listen to Garett and Dave!
The live ads are seemingly endless, and they are too busy laughing at their own corny jokes to get through the actual subject matter. Hated it.
If you think history is “boring,” you haven’t been listening to The Dollop. Dave and Gareth make each history lesson hilarious! The episodes on Colonel Sanders, America’s first ghost, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth made me laugh so hard my face hurt. The old saying warns us that we will be condemned to repeat history if we forget it. So, empower yourself and have a good laugh at the same time!
The Dollop has got to be one of my favorite, if not my favorite, podcasts. Not only are Dave and Gareth a great comedic duo but I am truly learning so much about the insane side of American history. From colonial teeth, to ten cent beer night, to the life of John Delorean there is something for everyone that will leave you laughing your a** off. A++
Every episode has at least one rant that causes me to stop listening. It’s not even that I necessarily always disagree, it’s just the least entertaining thing on earth to hear Dave rant about the feedback they get.
You will continually find yourself asking “why is this what’s happening?”
This show gets me through my work days and I recommend it to everyone who likes podcasts. Oh to be alive during the 1800’s.. what a weird time for America.
Never recommended a podcast to so many people — I have legitimately recommended the Dollop to complete strangers. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and you’ll just maybe... love?
Love these guys.
A radical, hilarious, and humbling retelling of some man’s worst moments. Keep it up you two ✊🏻
Seriously excellent podcast. Well researched, well presented, and Garreth is a true gift from above. Love love love these guys
Thanks Dave and Garett for the belly laughs you give me. Also for all the stares I get from people at work because they have no idea what I’m laughing about😀
I love the stories and the guys. One of the best podcasts
Hilarious, informative, & never enough trump bashing.
Rate and review
Ok stores but to much trump bashing.
These guys are incredible. I’ve listened to every episode at least twice.
The only podcast I regularly listen to. Definitely look foreword to my dose o dollop, love love love Dave and Gareth’s take on hilarious stories!
My friend recommended this podcast years ago and I started with Hugh Glass. I died laughing at the commentary .. Dave reads the story and Gareth reacts to it having never heard of it. The comedic banter between these two is gold. I highly recommend this podcast. I wish they still came out with two a week!
Read the title
Great show, but 1/4 of the show is ads or their caustic political opinions...
This is the funniest podcast I’ve listened to. I nearly crashed my car laughing with these guys!
they're both great, and there is no shortage of f-king ridiculous stories to tell.
This is my favorite podcast of all genres. They never disappoint!
These two have fantastic chemistry together. I started to listen to this past year and loved it so much I have caught all the way up. NO SLEEP TILL HIPPO!
I wonder how many others have gone through the whole collection, then started all over again and still found laugh out loud moments? This is my happy place. Garth’s so talented and adorable, every crazy story is taken into a level of silliness seldom achieved and even less often sustained over years. Bravo and thanks!
These guys have the basest of humor and very weak story telling skills.
I have never left a review on pretty much anything. That being said, I’ve listened to probably too many different podcasts, and in my opinion this is the best podcast I’ve ever heard. It’s the most entertaining and informational roller coaster on things most people should know. I just want to say thank you
i m absolutely #living for all the reviews from people who are frustrated that this history/comedy podcast gets political
Loose with facts, political agendas and rewritten history
Your white guilt is ruining the show. And no I’m not white.
I laugh out loud when listening to the Dollop. Sometimes it’s in pubic and in quiet places. Once an old lady asked if I was alright as I was holding in the laughter on a plane. Great job guys - keep it up!
Can you please just do less politics other then that awesome job👏👏👏👏
Citation Needed is better
More Jose would be nice and would like some more reverse dollops. Absolutely love this podcast. Gareth gives me a tingling sensation
One of the best podcasts, was one of the first I followed. However as of late, it has turned very political, and I’m not referring to their quips about trump, which are usually have some veracity. It’s the fact that I listen to two comedians riff about history on a podcasts to get away from that bs. I listen to get away from the political theater of mainstream media, unfortunately in the last few years, especially in the last six month it’s all political in the Dollop. Let’s have more Rube, Fake Navy Doctor, Samuel Whittemore episodes. Make it fun again!
Tries to make a joke after every sentence. Quality over quantity bud.
Dave and Gareth were the first podcast I ever listened to. I had always thought podcasts were lame and The Dollop showed me that I had been missing out on greatness. I listen religiously now to The Dollop for my bi-weekly laugh fest
GARETH! GARETH! GARETH! GARETH!
I like the way Dave says stuff and Gary says other stuff...nice
This is the absolute funniest podcast I’ve ever listened to. They take, what you would think, are innocuous topics and make them hilarious. I highly recommend!
Hilarious and informative!
This is by far my favorite podcast. Gareth and Dave have a chemistry that really makes this show. I REALLY wish that they would go back to doing two episodes a week, but I’m sure that it’s a lot of work to put one together, so I understand. Keep up the excellent work, fellas!!
Previous Spotify user here. I recently just moved to apple podcast and have listened since last last year and start from July 2015 to now. Like 2-3 episodes a day and it was amazing. I’ve cried from laughter on almost every episode, but the cringe on how much liberal y’all have transformed into is a little sad. Just seems like y’all purposely look for the bad in theses last set of episodes. I just find it harder to laugh now and harder to stay in tune to the episode, usually turning it off before it ends. Hopefully y’all just turn it down a little on your political view to bring back my crying laughing I miss.
I listen to this podcast probably three times a week. Anytime I’m out driving, nothing passes the time better than a informative historical story told by two hilarious comedians.
I’m a liberal but they’ve gotten pretty insufferable with making everything about their politics. Most recent episode which was an expose of a right wing nut job currently serving in the state house in Washington really showed they’re no longer an exploration of something cool from history but instead is just a run of the mill liberal political podcast except unlike Pod Save America they don’t bring anything new to the table.
They real funny y’all
Confirmation biased for liberals
I just found this podcast and downloaded a few episodes for a road trip, big mistake... I actually had to pull over because I was laughing so hard. As a history lover - and history teacher - I love how they seamlessly blend comedy and history to make some of the more unknown and unusual aspects of history informative and entertaining.
Garrett, Gary, Garthy, Garfy, Gazaaaa.
Good golly, thanks to all who work on this podcast. I love your perspective and how you call out BS for what it is.
These two are amazing! I’ve listened to every... single... episode!
I just can’t sit through so many commercials without even knowing if the content is worth waiting for.
I’ve gotten through 100 episodes so far and laughed/cringed/gasped/laughed more through each. It was only after 82 of those that I realized how much I was learning... Where was The Dollop in school?
I may or may not have cited them in my historical dissertation.
Entertaining, educational and funny as all get out!! So good!
So entertaining while providing the unreported parts of history. I can never get enough of Gareth
I’m so thankful I found this podcast. Love the hosts, the format, and their selections. Dave and Gareth often give other suggestions for other podcasts they are enjoying, which is very cool for listeners. Their regular shows tend to run pretty long and my listening time is short, so I frequently listen to an episode over three sessions. This podcast works well for that, because it’s easy to follow the story after a break. If Dave and Gareth didn’t use so much adult language, I could recommend this podcast to more acquaintances, including my high school students... but I wouldn’t change their style for anything! These guys are great.
p l e a s e
very entertaining! it’s hilarious that Gareth doesn’t know what the episode will be about. just listened to the Colonel Sanders episode and when the reveal dropped, i could not stop laughing at my desk at work and i had to get up and walk around. always a fresh, interesting take on some overlooked aspects of American history as well as the tried and true American tales.
I enjoyed this podcast until the hosts started expressing seemingly uninformed political opinions, such as “no one should be allowed to own property”. If you’re going to involve yourself in matters of the present, please cite the data to support such radical claims.
That we won't be able to stop the world from ending
Hilarious and informative from the very beginning. After 4 years and 300 episodes, Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds come to every episode with the same humour and indignation as they did in more innocent times during the first episodes. Their history might not have the same rigour as you'd get from a trained historian, but they're comedians and their history is more accurate than you'd find in many other popular history media—plus they cite their sources so you can dive deeper into a topic if you want. You can start at any random episode or just start at the beginning and enjoy the ride.
listened expecting audio from old sour cream commercials, happily surprised.
Fantastic show. Love it. Worth multiple listens.
Interesting to hear obscure history stories with great commentary on the messed up world we live in. I’m addicted!
Show was excellent until Trump unfortunately won the election. Gareth and Dave can’t seem to get over it. Comparing every historical event to Trump’s awfulness is just lazy comedy. Had to stop listening.
Funnier podcasts might exist, but I haven’t found it yet. This stuff makes me die laughing in my car. 10 cent Beer Night started it all and I was hooked. Plus I like their voices. 6 out of 5 stars!
They are the kings of history. Well researched and funny they are educating the masses.
I’m a history teacher and an American PhD historian in training, and I have learned history from this podcast! I love how accessible it is, and have recommended episodes to undergrads. It has definitely made my curriculum more interesting, too! I came in pretty late to the podcast, but am almost 300 episodes in just a year. The variety in stories paints a much broader narrative than is usually included in history. As an educator, thanks for making history awesome and relevant!!!!
This podcast has me laughing out loud at work!
I like podcasts with people who can improvise comedy but its hard to keep things different and fresh if there is no metaphorical fuel for the fire. The history stories Dave researches are a great way to keep things fresh. Quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts.
Keep it up, nerds. Love getting my biweekly fill.
I got here because Markiplier played a clip from the 1908 NY-Paris Race episode in one of his videos. I love the show, I’ve been binging it for days. I get to learn about stuff and crack up at the same time, and I appreciate the left-wing slant. I especially like Gareth’s various British and Irish accents, his English heritage really comes in handy for those moments.
I love these guys. They help me get through my workouts, long drives, and boring day around the house when I do chores. I’ve learned so much in just the short time I’ve been listening and it’s helped broaden my perspective so much in the year I’ve been a fan.
I tried to listen to this post cast and it was over nine minutes in before they started talking about anything that was promotional for themselves or a paid sponsor. I just don’t have the attention span for that. I need something funny to real me in as a first time listener way before nine minutes.
Can’t say enough about it! I’m only 70-some episodes in and I’m already worried about what I will do for entertainment after all 370-some are done!
The three shows I sampled appear to be nothing but ads? After five minutes of nothing but advertising their sponsors with each one I’d had enough. Deleted.
I love the fact that you can’t make this stuff up. It’s basically what you may be thinking hear about these things but just don’t have the boys Thanks for the voice & the laughs. I personally love the political references. So true & a bit of a bummer really. 🙏
I love these guys! I listen to my pods when I travel, clean the house, workout, grocery shop, etc. and because of Dave and Gareth I have laughed out loud in public (startling those around me) more times than I can count. My two favorite episodes so far are the 1908 Car Race and Purity Balls. If you have any doubt about the Dollop’s power to entertain, those two episodes alone will convince you. I don’t mind the political commentary (and it isn’t just because I agree), I love the asides, and I adore their improv. These guys are great!
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