Hard Factor

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Barstool Sports daily news podcast. A quick 30ish minute daily news suppository for people who think cable anchors don't scream at each other enough. Designed to give you just enough information to make you sound knowledgeable at the water cooler, but not knowledgeable enough to put you on a government no-fly list.
 

 
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  • Ngndlakrgbaldbfnwowkxnf
    Love you guys
    You guys are the absolute best, I listen every single day. With that being said I have a complaint. 1) I put my request in for Pool Boy Pat over two months ago and he still hasn’t come over to F*** my wife. The Beave is starting to make me think he’s not a man of the people. sad! P.S. It’s great to have Wes back P.S.S F*** John from NC Love you guys have a great f****ing day
  • metsfn82
    #teamPat
    Is the new lightning round noise supposed to sound like the drum solo from In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins? This isn’t a complaint, I’m simply curious So great to have the whole gang back together and I wish nothing but success to Wes on his continued sobriety
  • bilbo3000
    Episode #500
    2 fats guys and 2 slightly less fat guys (congrats Wes) slinging the news. All jokes aside, these guys are electric. News delivered in a way that doesn’t make you want to rip your hair out. An electric intro to a classic outro, this show is a must for anybody trying to stay informed. P.s. - the Beave is the worst thing to happen to this show :/
  • Usher ejected
    Hard Factor, what!? The electric podcast!
    Sittin’ in my office with a plate of grilled bacon, Call my man Dwight just to see what was shakin’ Yo Mike, our town is dope and pretty, So check out how we live in the Electric City! They call it Scranton. What? The Electric City Scranton What? The Electric City Lazy Scranton the Electric City They call it that ’cause of the electricity The city’s laid out from east to west And our public parks and libraries are truly the best Call poison control if you’re bit by a spider But check that it’s covered by your health care provider! Are you hungry? Well quit your whining The new downtown has five-star dining You lack coal mines and you wanna see ‘em, Well, check it out, yo, the Anthracite Museum! The dope thing to do, that’s several and countin' The illest place to go is Montage Mountain Plenty of space in the parking lot, But the little cars go in the compact spot Spot, spot, spot, spot… Snack attack time, don’t lose your head We like Cugino’s for the tasty bread They call it Scranton What? The Electric City Scranton What? The Electric City Scranton What? The Electric City Scranton What? The Electric City
  • TheGoldenBroccoli
    Please shout this
    WESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
  • NotNotBubba
    Please sing accordingly
    Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes (Will) Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear (Pat) Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes (Mark) How do you measure, measure a year? (Wes) In daylights, in sunsets (Will) In midnights, in cups of coffee (Pat) In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife (Mark) In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes (Wes) How do you measure, a year in the life? (Will) How about loveeee? (All together)
  • mcyfh
    From a 6 to a sturdy 8 using only my ears
    The information I passively receive while enjoying your hilarious banter has allowed me to leverage the guilt of being uninformed onto my peers and position myself in the far superior, informed, alpha female role I deserve. Being 23 and average looking can only take me so far in this world. Welcome back Wes! 💪 Thanks for starting my day with laughs and a daily rundown everyday for over a year. Keep it up boys! - Claire
  • Fort Reese
    First Review Worthy
    Never written a review before but this morning warranted it. This podcast is a part of my daily ritual and this morning was the best. Hearing Wes' voice was quite the treat. So proud of you dude. Thanks for sharing your story. Keep up the good fight. Love all of you boys and thankful to have a news update outlet that doesn't make me want to put my fist through a wall. Shout out to my husband for introducing me to this show. Thanks, Willy! PS - "We love you, Jeff!" (Wes, on one of the Epstein episodes... My husband and I saved that clip and send it to each other randomly and die laughing. Every. Single. Time.)
  • seanverri
    Great Listen
    These guys have the bodies Michelle Obama warned you about, but a great listen. Light hearted and funny look at a news cycle that is usually very depressing. Short or long episodes, you will laugh the whole time.
  • TimmerFredette
    You’ve officially corrupted my brain
    You’ve done it. I work in a call center and I end every call with have a great day. Yesterday I told some lady to “have a great f—-ing day”. Now i have a meeting with my supervisor today. Totally worth it, great pod. Give it a listen
  • TopherAg17
    Was great, need to find their footing again!
    4 friends who rode their buddy’s coattails to the best podcast intro of all time! The show is great for unbiased news when they stick to it. Their shticks like “The Beave” aren’t near as funny as they think they are and drag out way longer than they should. Same goes for most of the callers on the show, pretty dumb. When they do stick to 30-40 minute episodes of just news, commentary, and internet comments it is one of the best and is thoroughly enjoyable each day.
  • ChristianM02
    The best podcast to ever be recorded!
    You guys are the best. As a daily listener I look forward to driving to work every morning to listen to you guys. Shoutout to my man Lou Dog from the Burg!!
  • amberfrankk14
    Not using my own phone
    Need some advice, how do you deal with coworkers you can’t stand and work closely with? What’s good with Wes? Go Sox
  • ashhhlay
    Boys will be boys
    I’m a 30 year old woman living in DC who has been listening to you guys for a couple years now. I only mention this fact because I am sure I am not your target demographic, and yet I’m on big fan nevertheless. You remind me of the boys I grew up with back home in MI - where you can border on the inappropriate and cunningly get away with it - only because you execute your humor with such wit and intelligence. Keep it clever. Keep it smart. I can tell you guys are ready for the next big thing. And thank you for providing me with a little slice of home every morning.
  • DukieLukie41
    Cville
    Born and raised in Cville. Where did you guys live when you were here? Favorite bars? Luke
  • Blue smiles
    Best Podcast on the Barstool Network.
    My absolute favorite in the network probably because they actual like adults and not idiots. Keep it up guys, love the show politics and all!!!!!
  • Dani Kane
    Unbiased podcast
    Unbiased as in they just make fun of everyone. Great way to get the news without an obnoxious spin to fit one side’s agenda. And the soundtrack to Trainspotting would be playing during my crime spree. Thanks boys, have a great blanking day
  • MitchFletch
    Give these men a long term contract!!!
    Excellent show. Highlights from this week include: Shoes are prisons for your feet according to FL residents and a man that was furious over Jewish people on horseback.
  • KnightsBudde
    Great Show
    Great listen, news with humor to keep you sane! Hopefully this review actually goes through cause it’s the fourth time so I’ll not add explicit words this time. #beingcensored Think you guys should try and get Spike Cohen on for an interview! Funny, passionate just like you guys! So keep up the great work and have a GREAT $&@*¥£+ Day.
  • Kmaldonado19
    Great Podcast, Pats a Lib Tho
    PS: R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT Xbox: RB, RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
  • StickyRickyBobby
    Great Podcast
    'Dear Lord Baby Jesus, or as our brothers in the South call you: 'Hey-suz'. We thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family: my two beautiful, beautiful, handsome striking sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And, of course, my red hot smokin' wife Carley, who is a stone cold fox, who if you would rate her ass on 100, it would easily be a 94. I also want to thank you for my best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton Jr, who's got my back no matter what...Dear Lord Baby Jesus, we also thank you for my wife's father Chip. We hope that you can use your Baby Jesus powers to heal him and his horrible leg. It smells terrible and the dogs are always botherin' with it. Dear Tiny Jesus, in your golden fleece diapers with your tiny, little fat balled up fists... Dear Eight Pound, Six Ounce, Newborn Infant Jesus, don't even know a word yet, just a little infant, so cuddly, but still omnipotent. We just thank you for all the races I've won and the $21.2 million dollars... LOVE THAT MONEY that I have accrued over this past season. Also due to a binding endorsement contract that stipulates I mention PowerAde at each grace, I just wanna say that PowerAde is delicious and it cools you off on a hot summer day and we look forward to PowerAde's release of mystic mountain blueberry. Thank you for all your power and your grace, dear baby God, Amen.
  • does this pass the test
    Give these boys their benes!
    The boys have become part of my daily ritual. Give these boys full time employment Pres. The hive hath spoken
  • AgainstTheGriff
    Barstool and Wrestling
    Match up Barstool Employees with a wrestler who would match their personalities. Example, Portnoy is obviously Vince McMahon. But what about PFT, Bug Cat, Tommy Smokes etc. PS: Come to Nashville for the debate! We need a Hardfactor With The Boys colab.
  • MaseActual
    Great Pod
    I love the pod, listen everyday, and just want to shoutout my buddy who had me tune in, Greg Schwab.
  • Trainwreck15
    Keep up the good work.
    I’m fairly new to the podcast I really love how you call out both sides of the aisle, I wish congress would grow up do their job and help people who are suffering financially. And since you said I could ask you guys anything what’s your favorite beer? Mine is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
  • James Chumbley
    Need New Merch
    Great show; need more time-shirts in different colors.
  • LightningRoundLogan
    Great Show, Better Shoutouts
    Killer way to keep up with the news. Hosts keep it light while still hitting on topics you should know about each day. More importantly, July 31st is a listener’s bday so show him some love. Happy Birthday to my dad Dano! Keep it up boys! Hope Wes is doing well.
  • 1934882(788
    Im The Scatman
    I'm the Scatman Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub (I'm the Scatman) Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Everybody stutters one way or the other So check out my message to you As a matter of fact, I don't let nothin' hold you back If the Scatman can do it, so can you Everybody's sayin' that the Scatman stutters But doesn't ever stutter when he sings But what you don't know, I'm gonna tell you right now That the stutter and the scat is the same thing Yo, I'm the Scatman Where's the Scatman? I'm the Scatman Why should we be pleasin' all the politician heathens Who would try to change the seasons if they could? The state of the condition insults my intuition And it only makes me crazy and a heart like wood Everybody stutters one way or the other So check out my message to you As a matter of fact, don't let nothin' hold you back If the Scatman can do it, brother, so can you I'm the Scatman Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Everybody stutters one way or the other So check out my message to you As a matter of fact, I don't let nothin' hold you back If the Scatman can do it, so can you I hear you all ask 'bout the meaning of scat Well, I'm the professor and all I can tell you is While you're still sleepin', the saints are still weepin' 'cause Things you call dead haven't had the chance to be born I'm the Scatman Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub yeah, I'm the Scatman Where's the Scatman? I'm the Scatman, repeat after me It's a scoobie oobie doobie, scoobie doobie melody I'm the Scatman, sing along with me It's a scoobie oobie doobie, scoobie doobie melody Yeah, I'm the Scatman, I'm the Scatman Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda I'm the Scatman Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope (Yeah, I'm the Scatman) Bop ba bodda bope (sing along with me) Be bop ba bodda bope (it's a scoobie oobie doobie, scoobie doobie melody)
  • V21bwf
    Yeet
    Would you wash the feet of dirty Jesus when he is trying to steal your pontoon boat?
  • Portland207
    Strong to very strong
    Late to get involved. Great f’n program.
  • slowdownsyndrome
    #bringbackwes
    Great pod! Easiest way for someone on the go to stay up to date on the news. I’m a ups driver so I listen daily and recommend to anyone who is even slightly into politics because you guys give both sides to the story! Keep up the good fight boys
  • Lord Blade 312
    Great show Pt 2
    I’m not crying, you’re crying!! Jesus Christ Mark. Take it down a notch. Great show, keep it up. RIP Pop
  • 545667865433hjn
    News, Laughs & Beaves
    A friend suggested this pod to me when quarantined started and I was burning through PMT too quickly. He told me I would be sold 30 seconds into my first episode and he was exactly right. Electric opening, great information, and hilarious guys. Best way to start the day! Also, Pat AKA The Beave- my wife went to Oregon State University whos mascot is a beaver. Every time she hears you speak, she says “GO BEAVES!” Pretty sure you’d be a local hero if you’re ever in the PNW.
  • Mumafird Cornelius
    Hey @SoftFactorMark my mom said you’re a simp
    What’s the difference between 3 ply toilet paper and Mark? One gently takes care of grown men’s butt holes. The other is 3 ply toilet paper. #DamCleanPools
  • Vinnie Lukas.
    Listener everyday since March 2019
    Can we get Hims back as a sponsor and have Wes do the reading for it? Been listening to the episodes I didn’t listen to (everything pre March 2019)
  • dukelukem696969
    Good call on the Breckenridge warning
    Good call warning the listeners to not buy drugs off the locals in Breck. I used to live out there and there was a pretty strong rumor that the DEA had a house up the mountain where they ran drug bust operations all over summit county. That theory was reinforced with the number of awkward interactions I had with middle aged white dudes asking “where’s the party at tonight” after I would leave the bathroom.
  • Joe Canter
    3 Guys 5 Cats and the Beav
    The hardest working guys at barstool. Makes the news bearable, funny, and entertaining. Pool boy Pat Kassidy has the funniest quips and the sickest flow and despite being the furthest left of the group, still isn’t as soft as Mark. Will has the strongest voice. And Wes was probably eaten by mark’s cats. Love the show boys happy to rate 5 stars but can we get some better merch in the shop for listeners to better support and grow the show and try and help you boys get that full time contract. Also love the YouTube content keep it coming can’t believe the vids only gets like 7 likes a piece I like everyone. Barstool fued, Debates, keep them coming your the best.
  • Magee66
    Buy DOGE
    Buy DOGE!! Love the show!
  • Jim Buda
    Is Will the only one with a solid internet connection?
    Amazing show, finally an unbiased view. The beave is amazing, must keep.
  • aRobinson04
    #FreeWes
    Wes. We know you are listening to the pod so blink twice if you are in Pats basement. Also Pat looks like the American version of Daniel Negreanu. Take that any way you want to take it.
  • AWexIndy
    5 Stars for the Boys (from Indiana Wex)
    I remember back in the early days of the podcast when we (the Hardo Hive) would have to cross our fingers and hope that enough new people left reviews so that the boys would do a Friday show. Also, when I explained to my mom that I was recording/editing audio to send to a podcast called “Barstool Hard Factor”, she thought I said ‘Hard Stool’ and was confused as to why there was a podcast about being constipated and why I’d want to send anything in for it. Gotta love Moms. P.s. We <3 Pool Man Patrick, and accept him for who he is (as a Hollywood lib) -Wex
  • Creighton Hansen
    Only Political Show I Enjoy
    Pat needs to chill out on his trump takes it kinda takes the fun out of everything, we know trump doesn't always do the best job but we could only imagine what Hillary’s america would have been like. Also Will got the best radio voice
  • sgt fuzzibear
    Great concise news with no bias
    Love the podcast but really want to know which one of you works in the music industry and what do you do? Sounds like a great job. Went to school for science but thinking bout leaving for music. Keep it up.
  • Wild Fan Luke
    BNN to the Moon
    Best news podcast on the internet. Left, Right, Liberal, or Conservative you guys call it how it is. I start my morning everyday with it. Everyone is hilariously funny but PoolboyPat might have found his calling. Not in the podcast game but in the pool cleaning game.
  • Aluminum Express
    Pat won’t read this.
    Poopy-di scoop Scoop-diddy-whoop Whoop-di-scoop-di-poop Poop-di-scoopty Scoopty-whoop Whoopity-scoop, whoop-poop Poop-diddy, whoop-scoop Poop, poop Scoop-diddy-whoop Whoop-diddy-scoop Whoop-diddy-scoop, poop
  • Nick Hightower
    I’ll take you up on your read anything 5 star review
    Shout out to my beautiful bride Cori who is a smoke rocket, she loves your show @mexi_melt84 on IG
  • State of Dade
    Must-Listen Podcast
    As someone who has worked in and around DC policy and politics for over 20 years, this is, by far, my favorite podcast. I also enjoy listening to their broadcasts on SiriusXM while out on the Potomac in my old-man boat.
  • DanLong1298
    Love it
    Roses are red, Violets are blue I’d take a bullet for Pat, And the other guys are okay too
  • Qpodleig
    OHHH YEEAAHHH!!
    The hardest into in the game, this is not up for debate. These are four ideal weight males by American standard because we all know that goal post was moved since the last decade. The most non-biased news presentation on the market today, ranging from pressing global issues to the always impressive Florida man. That being said I need an update on my favorite character Uncle Duterte. #Hive4Life
  • Wilma Dickfitt
    Quick and Dirty
    If you have scheduled missionary sex with your wife once a month this podcast is not for you. These guys deliver the news you NEED to know and deliver it with uncut editorial commentary. Thanks for letting me repeat political sound bites from your podcast and passing it off as my own.
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