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Stay informed with news and insights from 30+ of the world’s most trusted publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED, Financial Times, The Guardian and many more.

You’ll have access to the best pieces of journalism from these publications, narrated word-for-word by humans, not AI. One subscription, dozens of publications. Try Curio for free for 7 days.

Understand how the biggest news stories impact your life, and the world around you with ‘Informed’ by Curio. Join host Manish Verma every morning to explore thought-provoking articles from The Economist, The Guardian, and other leading publications.

From the impact of a recession on your day-to-day, to climate change and major business moves, go beyond listening, and start your day informed.

Curio’s editors hand-pick the most informative articles from top publications every day, giving you the best selection of professionally-narrated news anywhere.

The best part? We bring subscription-only articles from these publications into Curio, so you get a world of premium content all in one place.

Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, hand-picked personal development stories and podcasts. Find a selection that fits seamlessly into your day, whether you’re commuting, cooking, walking the dog, or simply relaxing.

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What’s New

Version 7.23.1

Welcome to the latest update of Curio! We’re excited to bring you a refreshed, more user-friendly experience. Here’s what’s new in this version:
- Redesigned home page: We’ve given the home page a fresh, new look with large, colourful tiles showcasing our content. The new design makes it easier to browse and discover new stories.
- More varied collections of stories: We’ve expanded our selection of stories, so you have even more options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a heartwarming tale or a thrilling adventure, we’ve got something for everyone.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 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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