Curio is the best way to listen to audio journalism from leading, trusted newspapers and magazines, anytime, anywhere.

Listen to narrated articles on the go. Download now and discover curated stories from over 30 publications, including The Guardian, Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, BoF, Inc., The Washington Post, Aeon and many more.

Uncover new ideas, people and current news that are shaping the world we live in. 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.

We have three different options for you:

Free - Listen to 10 free tracks of your choice
Monthly premium - $7.99/month
Annual premium - $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

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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.

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What’s New

Version 4.7.5

Understand the world better. Discover ideas worth listening to.

We have increased our providers and improved our performance. We hope this will improve your overall listening experience.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
479 Ratings

479 Ratings

#Frappaccinolover ,

What to expect on the App...

It’s beneficial for anyone interested in expanding their horizons to invest in App like this one in question. You will be put in a trance, which in return learn new matters from many different discourse, and through enjoyable fashion.

Learning doesn’t have to be boredom, or a remedial task at hand. Limitless potential here on this App for all education levels. You come to listen to articles, yet a impetus for a appetite to reach the stars in knowledge appears.

I adore the psychology portions in the beginning primarily, then I got drawn to totally out my spectrums categories like art, history, and feminist articles. It’s like a Pandora box of massive enlightenment potential ready for the mortal to grasp, and attain absolute wisdom.

Stay thirsty my friends, this App will quench your thirst!

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you so much for trying out Curio and for your amazing review. We're very pleased that you were able to discover new categories of listening - that is something we consciously aim to promote, knowing the joy of serendipitous discovery ourselves!

You'll also see a lot of new updates with functional improvements in the coming weeks, which I hope will help you enjoy the service better.

Thanks again for this!

Larry_Hinman ,

Good articles, poor reading

Curio has an excellent selection of articles, but the people who read them are terrible in terms of their pronunciation. Either they don’t look up pronunciations or they think they know the correct way to pronounce even common words such as “interlocutor” “teleological,” “Anaxagoras,” and “correlative.” I find this very distracting. I’m thinking about cancelling for this reason. Also the readers seem to treat all sentences as worthy of equal emphasis. Slightly better than a version read by a computer. The value to me right now is that I can find out whether I want to read the text myself.

Developer Response ,

Hi Larry, thanks very much for trying out Curio and for your feedback. We take pronunciations and the type of delivery very seriously. With Anaxagoras, as it's a Greek word, with two different pronunciations - one in Greek and one in English - we chose to consciously go with the Greek one as it seemed more authentic.

Also, each voice actor has a different natural style, which we encourage them to use as much as possible. So I would urge you to listen to a few other pieces as well. And please do not hesitate to contact us at if you would like any clarifications or have any issues. One of us will always be available to chat. Thanks once again for checking out Curio and for engaging with us so deeply.

Amelie De Vis ,

Just what I have been waiting for

I am a long-time lover of audio books and podcasts and I have long thought it would be wonderful if there were an app that would do for magazine articles what Audible does for books. And now I have it! I am still learning how to use the app most efficiently but I love what it offers. I recommend it to all my friends.


Curio Labs Limited
66.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Early Bird Offer $7.99
  2. Annual Subscription $59.99
  3. Monthly Subscription $7.99


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