42 episodes

A podcast that focuses on history from a communist perspective in a round-table discussion over booze.

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    • 4.8, 290 Ratings

A podcast that focuses on history from a communist perspective in a round-table discussion over booze.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

chasteyes ,

Overall, great.

Each episode has things I agree or disagree with, but overall I like the direction. You guys and gals do a great job, I’m glad to see higher quality (sound/mic quality) in the later episodes.

My only criticism is please let the caster know beforehand if they’ll be the narrator, it’s a lot to prepare for!

Achievement Hunter Fan ,

Stalin did nothing wrong

Stalin did nothing wrong

chihollander ,

Frustrating

I’m a leftist and sympathetic to the show’s political views, but I just got sick of it for a few reasons. The show format doesn’t work all because (for me at least) it’s too unfocused. I don’t think it’s funny enough to be a comedy podcast, serious enough to be a kind of discussion-based show, and the history is too poorly presented for it to be a quality history show. In my mind, it seems to want to be all of these things, but doesn’t actually accomplish any of them.

It’s clearly (and I would imagine admittedly) done by amateurs, but just because amateurs are doing it doesn’t mean it has to be amateurish. The latest episode (Burkina Faso) is a perfect example: the presenter admits up-front he was told he’d be doing this 15 minutes before the start of recording; he didn’t take the time to learn any pronunciations (this may be a personal pet peeve, but I mean even if you don’t know a language it’s not hard to make a little effort); and very quickly there was a stereotypical ‘hon hon hon lol the French’ joke, which I found pretty hypocritical.

The show premise has a lot of potential, and the hosts are all cool and decent people. Everything they’re discussing is important, and at times it’s very compelling. It’s just too frustrating to listen to as is.

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