Curio: Audio News And Insights 12+

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Curio Labs Limited

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Stay curious and keep learning. With Curio, you’ll get inspired with exclusive audio from the world’s top publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED, FT, The Guardian and many more.

We curate the best stories and turn them into audio you can listen to. Stop scrolling the infinite stream of breaking news and start discovering ideas that will help you think differently instead. Get Curio now to learn, grow and discover something new every day.

Discover new ideas from Yuval Noah Harari and Alain de Botton, exclusive shows by the likes of Gillian Anderson, and narrated articles from over 75 publications, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, Bloomberg, MIT Technology Review, Aeon and many more.

We'll keep you up to date whether you are getting ready for the day, taking a break from work or getting your steps in. Understand everything, from the Russia-Ukraine conflict to the rise of Tik Tok, from artificial intelligence to how your brain works - we have something for everyone. Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, and hand-picked stories that seamlessly fit into your day. A world of journalism and ideas is waiting for you.

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• Personalised feed of topics, shows and publications that you follow, with notifications any time a new story is published
• Exclusive access to original shows, such as “What do I know?!” with Gillian Anderson, “Wake up with Curio” with Paula Akpan and “Wisdom Walks” with Psyche
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• Unlimited access to thousands of hours of audio from Bloomberg, The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Business of Fashion and more
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What’s New

Version 7.7.0

We've added a brand new Curio Original, Informed, to our app. Informed is a daily curation of news stories hand-picked by our editorial team. Go beyond the headlines and breaking news, and listen to the global stories that really matter.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
577 Ratings

577 Ratings

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.

AntLills ,

Makes it easier to stay well read

My eternal struggle to balance staying well read is an ongoing journey... podcasts are good but it's hit & miss, then Blinkist but 15 mins on a book is not deep enough, I sometimes buy a newspaper but the quality is variable and the time investment high.

Anyway, tried Curio for a week after being incessantly targeted on insta and I am loving it. Basically they select top articles from a range of publications and read them out. It gives you a variety of writing styles, subjects and political balance. It's not just the news but slower journalism too. I'd recommend it.

Sex, money, mental health, war, peace, plants, gender identity etc. For example I enjoyed an article today on desire. Def worth the trial and just signed up for a subscription

Developer Response ,

Wow thank you so much for the 5-star rating and lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you are enjoying your Curio experience and our range of stories are helping bring wonder and knowledge to your everyday. We also enjoyed the recent Wisdom Walk which was all about how to know what you really desire. If you ever need anything please just drop us an email at - we are here to help. Thank you again and happy listening.



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