Luminary Podcasts & Originals 12+

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Luminary Media, LLC

    • 4.8 • 2.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Luminary is a subscription podcast network with original shows, music, and audio experiences from your favorite creators.

Access Luminary Original Podcasts you won't find anywhere else, like The Midnight Miracle with Dave Chappelle, yasiin bey, and Talib Kweli, The C-Word with Lena Dunham and Alissa Bennett, Spooked, Under The Skin with Russell Brand, The Roxane Gay Agenda, Til This Day with Radio Rahim, and many more. Plus special music experiences like the long-awaited return of Black Star, exclusive releases, and millions of the free podcasts and shows you already listen to and love.

Download the app and subscribe to Luminary for diverse voices, important stories and conversations, and to hear your favorite creators like you've never heard them before.

Features to enhance your listening experience:

• Personalized recommendations tailored to your tastes and listening habits.

• Our expert in-house editorial curation team program the app with culturally relevant content, keeping you up-to-date on the topics people are talking about.

• Pick up right where you left off on any podcast you've played recently, even across platforms.

• Robust search, with rich results including episodes and shows.

• Download your favorite podcasts offline, to listen on the go, in the air, or underground.

• Collect your favorite shows, get alerts for new episodes, and listen right from your home screen.

• Bookmark individual episodes, with drag and drop sorting to listen how you want.

• Change playback speed to hurry things up or slow them down. Podcasts at your pace.

• Stream podcasts to your favorite Airplay and Bluetooth devices, including smart speakers, wireless headphones, and home theaters.

• Let Luminary and your favorite podcast lull you to sleep. Set a sleep timer for 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or the end of your current episode.


Information related to in-app purchases, subscriptions, and introductory free trial:
Free trials, if available, are for new subscribers only. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of trial period, or at confirmation of purchase if no trial is available. Subscriptions automatically renew, and account will be charged for renewal at your chosen plan’s price, plus applicable taxes, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you cancel or purchase a subscription. You can manage your subscription in your account settings in the App Store.

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What’s New

Version 61.5

Minor bugs and artwork updates. But far more importantly... The Midnight Miracle is back! Season 2 of the award-winning show with Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, and yasiin bey is now available. And it's still like nothing you've heard before. Only on Luminary.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Bebehoney78 ,

Interesting topics, conversations and enlightenment

Subscribed to Luminary after listening to “Under the skin” with Russell Brand for a few episodes. I was hesitant to purchase but wanted to hear more from the interesting conversations that were being had, (given only part is free on the independent release of Russell’s podcast)
I have limited time to listen but am essentially happy to pay the subscription for Under the skin given the caliber of the guests, how informative they are and what a good job Brand does. However I have now started to explore other offerings on the luminary app and am delighted at the range and value on offer.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thanks for reaching out. We're glad you enjoy Under The Skin w/Russell Brand and that you continue to find new and interesting podcasts. We understand how valuable your time is and we appreciate you spending that time listening to podcasts on Luminary. We'll keep working to bring you great content. If you need anything else, please feel free to reach out at any time. Thanks!

Justme6263 ,

Amazing content, average app.

Inwill start of by saying that Luminary provide some amazing and diverse content, it is well worth the price. However, the app itself is average at best and poor at worst.

The app is clunky and slow, often taking a few attempts at loading a podcast episode and that is if you can manage to open the podcast specific page where you can view the selection of episodes. I often have to close the app and reopen it a couple of times to be able to see the episode selection of, say, Under The Skin (this applies to any podcast on the app in my experience). Another gripe is that when I pause a show outside of the app for even just ten seconds, it will then completely stop the episode I was playing which then means I need to go into the app, find the podcast, did the episode and then play it again. Particularly annoying if it is an older episode which requires a lot of scrolling. About finding older episodes, when I have scrolled to the bottom of the page looking for a particular episode and the app needs to load those which aren’t on show, it regularly never does load them and I wait for minutes at a time and then give up.

A great offering on content which is severely let down by a pretty average app.

MatZucho ,

Great App ! Some very interesting podcasts.

Great app with some very interesting, illuminating podcasts. Easy to use, value for the money. A great way to fill your free time, if you like listening to debates about various topics.

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