Americast

Publisher:
BBC

Americast

4.6/5

Critic Rating

The authoritative twice-weekly US news and politics podcast from BBC News, Americast investigates the social and cultural issues that define America today.Is Joe Biden too old to win another go in the White House? What does Donald Trump’s latest criminal charge mean for the Republican campaign? And why have issues such as LGBT rights, global warming and the war effort in Ukraine become so divisive across the US political spectrum? From foreign policy to pop culture, Americast keeps you up to date and in the know about the stories that matter with on-the-ground insights from right across the US...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Sep 25, 2022

"All episodes, so far, are rewarding listening."

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Sep 23, 2022

"...the carousel of egos is well greased. Everyone gets to have their say and the 45-minute episodes are roomy enough for all of these competing voices to sound natural rather than the too-obvious result of backroom HR wrangling. Webb holds the whole thing together with self-deprecating charm. In fact the whole show has an atmosphere of unfakeable warmth and friendliness."

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Score: 4.7

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Sep 3, 2022

"The whole pace of Americast was far swifter than that of The News Agents, which I prefer: the setup clearer and the tone warm enough, though I could have done without the weather discussion...programmes are good and will almost certainly get better. Americast will motor on like the Rolls-Royce it is..."

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