Substack Reader 12+

A home for readers

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Discover and discuss great writing on Substack.

World-class writing: The best stories, ideas, and culture at your fingertips.

Great discussions: Join conversations with the most interesting readers.

All your subscriptions in one place: Find what you want to read quickly and easily.

Subscriber-only chats: Chat with the writers of your favorite publications.

The Substack app is home to thousands of independent writers, creators, and journalists; including George Saunders, Matt Taibbi, Heather Cox Richardson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nate Silver, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dan Carlin, Matthew Yglesias, Richard Dawkins, Seymour Hersh, Joyce Vance, Jonathan Haidt, and Roxane Gay.

Explore expansive coverage and conversations about news, politics, arts, AI, finance, history, culture, business, tech, health & wellness, comics, climate, parenting, crypto, travel, philosophy, music, recipes & cooking, humor, sports, fiction, literature, design, and much more.

In the Substack app, you can:
+ Discover new writers, creators, and journalists
+ Read the latest posts from your subscriptions in a simple and elegant view
+ Listen to posts on the go
+ Join your favorite writers in their subscriber chats
+ See what your friends are reading
+ Share notes with your thoughts and commentary
+ Save posts from the explore feed to read later
+ Access subscriber-only podcast episodes

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Bug fixes and polish

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55.9K Ratings

55.9K Ratings

Drstorm79 ,

Smiling from Colorado

If I’m being honest, I’m a tad envious of this project. How wonderful, after being gone for so long to just emerge yourself in the presence of family. I feel like I can relate to you in the mere fact that I too have left the homeland of my relatives to embark on a journey far away from “home.” However, in the same breath feel I am where the Lord has called me to be and have complete peace. I am so happy to have found your page and so excited to see how it unfolds! I know many of your aunts, Crystal the most; a few of your uncles, mom and sisters. I vaguely remember your dad. I do remember the tragic day of his death. My heart broke for your sweet family. Nobody should have to endure such pain! May the tragedy turn to triumph as you get to know more about the man who you got to love for those 11 short years.
Mitchell, what an incredible journey you’re on. Thanks for allowing people like myself along for the ride. May the Lord bless you on this beautiful journey!

localkaty ,

It must have been hard to build such a patronizing app

Substack is fine. Some content is engaging, some isn’t. It’s a standard newsletter platform.

I was delighted to have an app, as my life is busy and the constant flood of content into my inbox often feels overwhelming. Sometimes I like an idea or a writer so much that I want to support them by subscribing EVEN IF I’M NOT INTERESTED IN READING EVERY SINGLE POST. Substack doesn’t understand this. If they decide you’re not opening the app often enough, they will automatically switch on email newsletters for everything. You can not opt out, only delay the onslaught a bit by signing in and confirming, again, that you do not want all those emails. But if life gets busy and you’re not on the app enough for Substack’s liking — prepare for the emails to return.

I’ve unsubscribed from every list and won’t subscribe to any more, though I’ve got a couple of annual subscriptions to see through. Writers: this platform is likely to annoy your readers right off your lists, and actively discourages people signing up for paid subscriptions just to show support. Readers: you’ll never get these people out of your inbox. They override your notification settings on your behalf about once a month. (And send another email to let you know they’ve done so!)

usaatisfied!!! ,

Sound Advice this week…

Once again, I agree and can totally relate to your 3/23 Substack words. I appreciate you showing the support from respected authors (King, Patterson) and yourself regarding book banning politicians. Also, I love the phrase “fundamentalist Borg” as a way to show how these politicians push their agendas. It’s no wonder America is devolving. I also appreciate you shedding light on the rise of hate related crimes in America. Thank you for your video break (as always) regarding good healthy positive feelings on camera for that little girl being adopted. It was terrific to see you highlight Beth Hart’s video (L.A. Song). I have been a fan of hers for many years and been lucky enough to have seen her live performances many times. She always puts 100% into her live performances. I recommend people try to see her play live or via the video Paradiso, or doing Led Zeppelin covers or Blues standards from Etta James, with Joe Bonamassa or Warren Haynes. You’ll be glad you did.

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