We hear the story of the four-year-old who escaped Azovstal alone
Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian • Mar 5, 2022
"For analysis and live reporting, the BBC is always hard to beat in a news emergency. If you want a single programme to keep you up to date, then its new daily, Ukrainecast, is one you should try. Hosted by the warm but rigorous Victoria Derbyshire and Gabriel Gatehouse (The Coming Storm), this brings in analysts, reporters, experts and people on the ground in Ukraine."
Edward Wickham • Church Times • Mar 4, 2022
"...doing its best to provide some consistent guidance. Not afraid to offer a dozen speculations before breakfast, and with experts who are refreshingly willing to doubt their own expertise, this is, so far, the most authentic expression that I have encountered during the present drama of news as the first faltering draft of history."
James Marriot • The Times UK • Mar 3, 2022
"...brilliant new BBC show on the war, which — impressively — was up and running on the day of the invasion. For on Ukrainecast you can feel the might of the BBC swinging into action: the researchers, the foreign correspondents all over the world, the audio archives, the interviews with civilians in the war zone. It’s all dropped in so casually that it makes you forget no other podcast in the world could do this. Not even The Daily."
Gerard O'Donovan • Telegraph UK • Mar 2, 2022
"...the nightly podcast that Victoria Derbyshire and Gabriel Gatehouse have hosted since Vladimir Putin first despatched his tanks and troops across the border into Ukraine, has fitted the bill well. Even after full days of fretfully listening to the news, I’ve been drawn in every night by their blend of intense analysis and chatty speculation, and a guestlist that outperforms the norm. This is not relaxing bedtime fare; in fact, it can be like listening in on a top-level briefing in a bunker...(Victoria) her analysis, while scary, was pin-sharp and you couldn’t have come away from the conversation without feeling as well-informed about the risks as it was possible for a listener to be."