Substack 12+

Read, Watch, Chat

Substack, Inc.

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 2.7.0

- Support for captions on videos
- Bug fixes and other improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104.6K Ratings

104.6K Ratings

Mona Ukulele ,

Free Speech Platform Is Freedom to Read, Learn and Tgink

Did you ever see a T-shirt emblazoned with the words: “Think. It’s Not Illegal…Yet”?
I remember the first time I saw that and my thought was “Gee, that’s an overreach”. But my second thought was ”Maybe not…Remember the book 1984…Remember the book Fahrenheit 451?” Do high school and college students even read those anymore? Were they banned?

I’m new to Sub-Stack. I’d heard about it for several years but I am a satisfied reader, happy I took the plunge and signed up for a few free subscriptions after hearing a commentator on a news channel. And what’s so wrong about “talking heads” anyway? I say they are “thinking heads”! I even pay for a couple subscriptions because I want to support these diverse writers who think independently and aren’t dependent on a mega-corporation owned by an authoritarian billionaire. Try it! It’s not illegal yet! It’s uncensored thinking that’s written and updated often — you don’t have to wait for the book.

rgdud ,

The app needs work… a lot.

OK I will change fro 2 stars to 3. I am still trying it, but really. Inconsistent appearance web and within the app.😵‍💫….. Easy to get started…. But user interface is confusing. Please just a bit more work would make such a difference. An app for readers and writers…. Reading other people’s ’publications’ is relatively easy, but creating your own is a bit of a chore since you never know where you are within this app. For example clicking on “settings” can give you two completely different screens depending where you started… I think. No manual. Search for help via Google etc. and you get offers to subscribe to someone’s sub-stack publication that will help you use sub-stack. If they tried to write a manual they would see how flawed the UI is. Also, pushes unwanted publications …. A serious no-no. You apparently can’t say ‘don’t do that’… you can only unsubscribe from every one of them only to have them replaced by another batch when you log on again. Overall, Is is a great idea… help writers connect to their audience in a coordinated manner. Several well known bloggers/writers use it. So far, I like the idea, but not the implementation. NOTE: some of the reviews here in the App Store refer to specific publications/blogs not to the app itself. ?? AND ALSO….. Your ‘BIO’ can only be 250 characters! Really. At First I thought is was 250 words. Nope. 250 characters 😏

Lotsofblue ,

The ride home

Hey Jeff. Great “ride home”. Thanks to you, AD, coach, GOAT and whoever else made decisions to let you sit in the GOATS seat. You stated many times you were having FUN. Being at the game, I did not hear the broadcast although did hear the wrap up. And now listening to the ride, there will be no one that doubts you are having fun. Throw in knowledge of game and great presentation, I feel there will be many years for you to be “behind the mike”!!
Last night brought back so many memories. My first MSU game, I attended with my parents at an early age in Carr Health Gym. Watched them dig the hole for racer arena. Sold drinks in the stands for a couple seasons. Too many memories to start naming. But one, watching my son, Shane, being a ball boy for games (the ones in those days that had wiped up the sweat😁).
Continue the excellent job, not work. You’re having too much FUN to call it work.
Lifetime fan of Racer athletics!!
Steve Andrus

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