Discover audio journalism and storytelling about everything from world events to what to cook, with the New York Times Audio app. Now available on CarPlay.
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Tune into new episodes of “This American Life” a day early. Plus, hear excerpts from the archive of the iconic radio show, hosted by Ira Glass.
NEW YORK TIMES PODCASTS
Hear what the news should sound like with The New York Times’s flagship podcast, “The Daily,” plus shows about tech, culture and more.
Listen to narrated articles covering a range of topics, read by the journalists who reported them.
Enjoy long-form journalism from top publishers, read by professional narrators. From the team that brought you Audm.
Find your next gripping listen from the team behind the hit podcast “Serial” — the true-crime podcast that transformed the medium.
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Ratings and Reviews
Really well done
I’m impressed with the polish that went into this app. It’s a very good podcast app with most of the features you’d expect or want. The exclusive content is nice as well. I see a lot of reviews claiming no ads, or some complaining about there being ads, and as far as I can tell NYT has made no official claim about there being no ads in this app. I hear less ads on The Daily than when I listen with a third party podcast player, often none, but not always. It’s enough that I prefer to use this app when I can.
My least favorite thing about this app is that I now find myself bouncing between it and my normal podcast player. I can’t seamlessly queue up a non-NYT podcast between two NYT episodes unless I go back to my other podcast app.
Audm was better
The NY Times recently folded Audm (which it owns) into its own audio app. That was unfortunate because Audm offered far more content and was easier to use. The number of publications dropped from 27 at Audm (of which 6 were NYT content) to 12 at NYT Audio (where 3 are NYT content). Publications that were dropped include The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, New Republic, NY Review of Books, New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among many others. That serious erodes the value of what had been the internet’s best audio magazine app. Presumably those publications would not agree to provide their content under the NY Times banner.
Specific gripes: The list of publications does not indicate which ones are already being followed, without clicking on each. The database of articles appears on two tabs (Today and Discover), whereas they could be combined into one simplified tab. The queue of articles cannot be sorted (e.g., oldest date first). Articles in the queue can be deleted with a simple swipe, except for the one you are listening to. Most maddeningly, it will not stop at the end of an article, but continues onto the next one. The app developers might rethink what was lost in the transition.
The idea of listening to magazine articles is terrific, and I will use the NYT’s audio app, but now need to search elsewhere to find the publications that no longer participate—which defeats the concept of a single audio magazine app.
Disappointing replacement for Audm
I am a regular NYT subscriber, but Audm was my favorite app for listening to articles. It had a diversity of content paired with an easy to use, attractive, clean interface. I agree with the other reviewers who find the NYT Audio app cluttered, difficult to navigate, and pushing stories in which I’m not interested. My pet peeve is how unintuitive it is to build your queue from a diverse range of publications and then how unintuitive it is to then manage that queue as you’re listening. Why is it not possible to delete the article you’re currently listening to? Or to easily skip to the next one? I don’t want to suddenly listen to stories about murder while I’m making breakfast with my young kids! I was able to find how to activate other publications, but it’s so hard to find articles from them, and it was so unintuitive that I understand other reviewers’ frustration. Some of my favorite publications from Audm are no longer available in this app, which is by far the biggest loss. One of the things I liked the least about NYT articles read, even when in Audm, was the NYT habit of having their reporters read their own articles. Professional voice work is a job for a reason. I would happily go back to paying separately for Audm.
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