"We Rate Ratings” is a comedy/journalism podcast focusing on reviews left online about University of Alabama professors and local Tuscaloosa businesses. Josh LeBerte and Monica Nakashima will read the best and worst reviews left on one subject in an episode then interview the professors/business owners themselves to tell their side of the story.
We Rate Ratings: S01.E09: Special Clip Show Finale
This last episode of We Rate Ratings starts with Josh and Monica reading reviews of the show sent in by Meredith Cummings and Tom Arenburg. They react to comments about the podcast and its hosts, as well as their ‘rival’ professor in a roast match! Afterwards, clips play in order of formerly released episodes in a ‘best moments’ reel, featuring some conversations that were unaired.
We Rate Ratings: S01.E08: Bill Getchell from PJ’s Coffee and Rita’s Custard
In the last interview-based episode of WRR, Josh and Monica talk with Bill Getchell. As the owner of PJ’s coffee and Rita’s custard on the Strip, Getchell shares how the launch of both businesses this past March has endured Covid, UA student life and their online reviews.
We Rate Ratings: S01.E07: Jon Merritt from History
On this weeks episode of "We Rate Ratings," Monica and Josh waste no time hoping into a conversation about all things history with this weeks guest, UA history professor, Jon Merritt, who also happens to be one of the top three best professors Monica has ever had.
Together the trio dive into a discussion about Merritt's rate my professor reviews, what makes or breaks a history class, what sparked Merritt's "broad love" for history and all the "big picture" moments.
We Rate Ratings: S01.E06: Allison Scrivner from Psychology
Episode 6 of WRR features Allison Scrivner, Psychology professor and pomeranian mom of Snyper! Due to her love of animals, Monica and Josh discuss the ultimate argument: cats versus dogs. Once Allison comes on the show, she talks about how talking about Snyper helps students understand Psychology and the lessons she teaches.
We Rate Ratings: S01.E05: Ernest & Hadley booksellers
Monica talks about spraining her ankle while walking in the rain on campus, which leads to both hosts discussing the unsafe conditions of UA's crosswalks. This transitions into interviewing Ernest & Hadley booksellers, a local business near campus.
We Rate Ratings: S01.E04: Tom Arenberg from C&IS
Episode four of “We Rate Ratings” begins with Monica revealing her anxiety of her incoming Summer II classes, and Josh asking for her “Ned’s Declassified [Summer] School Survival Guide." Professor Tom Arenberg joins the podcast as its second C&IS guest.
The trio discuss JCM 303 (News Writing and Reporting) and reviews mentioning Arenberg’s setup of the course.