Curio: hear great journalism

Curio: hear great journalism

Curio: hear great journalism

By Curio Labs Limited

Score: 4.65
From 510 Ratings


Stuck at home? Curio is the best way to listen to audio journalism from leading newspapers and magazines, keeping you connected to the world and yourself. CURATED. NARRATED. RELIABLE. Discover new ideas from Yuval Noah Harari, Alain de Botton, and narrated stories from over 30 publications, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, 1843 Magazine, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, MIT Technology Review, Aeon and many more. ALL IN ONE PLACE. We'll keep you up to date whether you are relaxing at home, going for a run or shopping. Understand everything, from Brexit to Trump, from artificial intelligence to how your brain works - we have something for everyone. Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, business insights, philosophy, fashion, world news and much more. A world of journalism and ideas is waiting for you. TOP MAGAZINES AND LEADING NEWSPAPERS. ALL IN AUDIO. We have three different options for you: • Free - Listen to 10 free tracks of your choice • Premium Monthly - $7.99/month • Premium Annual - $59.99/year, our most popular and cost-effective plan with a 7-day free trial (Don't like it? Cancel it before the end of the trial, and you won't be charged) PREMIUM FEATURES • Ad-free listening • Unlimited access to thousands of hours of audio from Bloomberg, The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Business of Fashion and more • Unlimited downloads to listen offline • Unlimited bookmarks and saves on stories • Personalised recommendations and curated playlists Please note that your subscription plan automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period (either the $7.99 at the end of your current month for the monthly plan or $59.99 at the end of your current year for the annual plan). You may manage your subscription plan and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes account settings after purchase. Any unused portion of free tracks or a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Privacy policy: Terms of use:


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Good app but I had to cancel but they charged me fir a year

I cancelled my subscription but they had charged me for a year already and I didn’t know. Please refund my money. Thanks!
By mdcoolmom

Solved a Problem I Didn’t Even Realize I Had

I’m not a huge book person, but I love reading long-form articles. Unfortunately, I live in a city, so even though my commute (at least, before the pandemic) would theoretically be good for scanning through articles, it’s hard to both pay attention to your surroundings and get invested in an article, especially if the topic is more complex—it usually just resulted in me either not finishing articles or having to read them 4x to absorb information properly. Curio is perfect for solving this issue. The voice actors speak clearly and at a good pace, with just enough enthusiasm that it doesn’t get dull (but not so much that feels like you’re listening to Audible, which would be distracting IMO). UX-wise, Curio’s interface is super simple and visually appealing, shout-out to the app designers & developers. For a yearlong subscription, it’s a good price, especially if you read a lot of publications it don’t have many (or any) subscriptions. I have 6-7 subscriptions to different places, and I’ve found Curio is good in conjunction with those!
By Sidewalkvocals

No free tier

The stories seem pretty good, but after I finished my free tokens I can’t view any more. I’d probably convert if there was a free tier where I could listen to a couple stories a week and be sure the value is there for me. But instead I deleted the app from being annoyed at notifications for stories I can’t listen to.
By Heytherepeter

I have been a member since beta. I will probably never unsubscribe.

There are times when I am bored or doing something that leaves me wanting additional mental stimulation, and Curio is always there for me. It is great for falling asleep, too. The best part about Curio is that it is always a learning experience. The articles may not always be entertaining or accessible, but they are almost always profound, with new ideas to chew on. The excellent voice actors (except maybe a few) really bring the articles to life and immerse you in the story. I do wish that they hired their voice actors more diversely though. The app UX has improved dramatically in the past year or so, and I hope they keep making improvements—the interactions work well and are ok, but definitely not on par with major streaming apps.
By minjae0810


I’m a very business & finance focused person, so I’ve already been a subscriber to The Economist and Financial Times. The fact that Curio has both and many others (like Bloomberg) are perfect for me to listen on the go and on my downtime. Glad I found this app, as podcasts are excellent, but don’t satisfy my need for financial news from major sources.
By fintekguy

DO NOT sign up for a free trial

You’ll get scammed into auto-paying for a one-year subscription for $59 before you know it
By djaornfixnandlf

I was hoping for better

This app really did not deliver during my trial. It is a lot of exciting looking interviews read by boring actors. This is a good subscription idea but they just don’t have the budget or vision to make it awesome. I wouldn’t bother.
By Ld157

A multitude of fascinating, very informative published articles.

Excellent important articles/information written by first class brainy writers, and read aloud by particularly well spoken/talented English accented readers. I enjoy Curio, while trying to “read along” is not easy especially for non nerds. Therefore, don’t be shocked by how difficult/ complicated it is to control and read along
By Robert A. Cohen/"robtcohen"

Great concept

This is not a podcast. Rather long and interesting articles from premium journalism in audio format. Adnan
By Adnan955

Well done

Thanks Tainá for making my experience with curio a great one 👍👍
By Logan_c


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