Luminary Podcasts & Originals 12+

Hear in a new light‪.‬

Luminary Media, LLC

    • 4.8 • 12.2K 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.


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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
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings ,

Came for the content, stayed for the functionality

I'm a hardcore member of the Rapapack so as soon as I got word that Michael Rapaport was moving his podcast over to Luminary, I signed up. For a long time I only had 3 podcasts I listened to on Luminary. The recent change to Apple Podcasts was the straw that broke the camel's back though. I couldn't take it for long. I switched all my podcasts over to Luminary where it isn't confusing to distinguish between what I've already listened to and what is new to me. I understand they have a lot of original content but I'm busy enough keeping up with the shows I already enjoy...I like this app even without having heard the original content. I love being able to customize the home screen of My Shows. I've got everything in groupings that are pleasing to me. There hasn't been a show I've looked up and wasn't able to find on Luminary so far. I guess my only complaint would be that the home page pushes the original shows. I'd love to be able to exclude certain things. I don't want to see Russell Brand's face every time I open Luminary. Unless some drastic change bums me out, I'm planning on keeping Luminary for the long haul.

Terramarie ,

Bob Roth interview

Russell, I got it! Your questions are my questions! My deeper quest for enlightenment/ oneness/ inclusiveness/ ringing the light

Highlights - aha moments-
Teaching ethics is about the balanced brain and your comment about the denial of oneness resonated and gave me more “language of the time” to learn and help educate about the Kali Yuga. The language of Russell and the language of Bob has reached that deeper understanding in me to reach and see the depths of the darkness and truth of the light that can be brought through the inner light through TM.

I’m learning about the true resonance and coherence- this time - as Bob put it- the Straits of Magellan- we are to be tender and gentle with ourselves.
It’s truly a wonder and a miracle that anyone is teaching a peace of coherence with light when we are amidst theses challenges of today.

Okay - a bunch of babbling
I needed to get it out!
Thank you for this most impactful and beautiful conversation!
My favorite quote!!!
“The deepest level of human nature and the driest level of natures nature are one”
Bob Roth

Thank you thank you
I laugh, and laugh some more and love your vernacular Russell and your wit!

Bob was awesome!
Terra Drude Johnson

DejaDrewit ,

Spooked gave me demonic sleep paralysis

I loved this app mainly for Spooked podcast but the other day I fell asleep listening to it and I had sleep paralysis for the first time in YEARS and i tried to open my eyes but couldnt and each time could hear demons screaming inside me. In the dream where I was aware I was sleeping and trying to wake up but couldn’t I felt possessed by demons.
I asked my friend to pull the demons out of me and then I started to yell Jesus and it stopped and I finally woke up.

Sure think of me as crazy. I used to hear oh sleep paralysis is just your soul trying to go back to your body and I used to believe that until now. After doing a lot of research on it, I now know that demons are real and listening to scary stuff about ghosts and demons invites them into you while you sleep. Do your research. Sorry I had to delete my membership and the app.

Old review:
I really really wish i can sort my episodes better.
1. If an episode is already played, I don’t even want to see it on the list. Yet it’s still there and keeps randomly playing old episodes
2. I want to sort and see only luminary episodes and not the ones from the Podcast app because I already listened to all those. It’s frustrating to have to keep listening to every episode only to realize you already heard it then have to manually mark it as played and then keep going down the list but the old played episodes still show on the list.

Developer Response ,

Hi and thanks for sharing these feature requests! These are definitely things we're exploring so please keep an eye out as we continue to build on the Luminary app! If you have any other questions or feedback you can catch us anytime at or by going to My Shows - Settings - Report an issue (or) Suggest an improvement. Thank you! — Luminary Support

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