Curio - Audio Journalism 12+

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Curio Labs Limited

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• Best pieces of journalism from 30+ of the world’s most trusted publications, including The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED, Financial Times, The Guardian and many more.
• Narrated word-for-word by humans, not AI.

• Start your day informed with our daily news analysis shows.
• Understand how the biggest news stories impact your life and the world around you.

• Curio’s editors hand-pick the most informative articles from top publications every day.
• The best part? We bring paid-only articles from these publications to Curio, so you get a world of premium content all in one subscription.

• Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, hand-picked personal development stories and podcasts.

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What’s New

Version 8.8.1

Curio brings you the news, narrated. We fought the bugs, but the bugs won. Just kidding. We totally crushed them.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
582 Ratings

582 Ratings

Sidewalkvocals ,

Fantastic app, but new intros are annoying

I’ve been a pretty devoted Curio user for at least a year and frequently recommend it. I’ve always loved its format: narrator briefly introduces article, author, and publication; reads the article; and then reiterates the title, author, and publication at the end. Now, for some reason, they’re adding intros by “hosts” (I think they’re supposed to be hosts?) ahead of the actual stories, which I’m guessing is intended to add more personality and/or make Curio more of a ~destination, but in reality, it’s just made me resubscribe to a similar app that still provides the straightforward service I originally subscribed to Curio for.

Honestly, it’s great if Curio wants to continue using hosts in its own content/shows; if that’s an initiative on their roadmap this year, more power to them! But it’s annoying to expect an article (because it’s labeled that way), then have to listen to a two-minute intro that adds zero commentary—just a synopsis with repetitive music beneath it.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for the 5-star review. Please feel free to drop us an email on with any further feedback or suggestions. Happy listening!

mgynyc ,

4.5 Stars - The Titles Aren’t Read

Just signed up and am loving this app except for one thing: the readers never read the titles of the articles(!). There’s an intro to each article, but surprisingly enough no mention of the article’s title. It’s like jumping into bed with someone without first getting their name.
The title is indeed in the app itself or on my device, but I use the playlist/auto play function and can’t be bothered to look at my phone or iPad to find the new title every time an article changes, especially when driving or on my bike or walking the dog. Skipping the titles of songs would be fine, but not the title of written works/articles.
Please read the titles of the articles and I will give 5 stars! Until then, I will try to get past having this huge chunk of context missing. I’ll try to remember the title of this app when recommending it. ;)

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for the 4-star review and we are so glad to hear you are loving Curio. We really appreciate your comments about the article title and can understand it can be disorientating jumping from one piece to the next without this. We have taken your comments on board and looking into this now for you. In the meantime, if there is anything else we can help with please drop us a message at and we'd love to help. Have a great day and happy listening :)

La1miss ,

Good, but Narrow

Having used the application for a few months, I can say it is somewhat slanted. A limited political spectrum gets picked. Of course, not everything is political in this application, hence review is not lower.

I suspect the editors of the application are politically homogeneous. Many of the takes included in the spectrum are only from one side of the political aisle. It could be that they are catering to the audience. Personally, I would prefer a wider exposure to different publications.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for reaching out to us and for your feedback. At Curio our team of editors handpick the best stories from the world’s leading publications, and although we never intend to promote one political side we are sorry you feel we are not offering a wider range. We are always looking at ways we can improve and would greatly appreciate if you have any specific publications or perhaps journalists you would love to hear on Curio. Please do drop us an email at Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

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