Wondery - Premium Podcast App 12+

Listen to Immersive Stories

Wondery, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 14.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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The Wondery App is the best place to quickly find and listen to Wondery’s immersive podcasts.

Enjoy our newest hit podcasts, including Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera, Operator, Over My Dead Body, Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man, Killer Psyche, and more!

For True Crime fans, we have classics such as Dirty John, The Apology Line, and The Dating Game Killer, with new bingeable shows released regularly.

We have every season of our award-winning Business and History shows, such as American Scandal, Business Wars, and more.

And we have unique stories to keep you engaged, like inspiring and entertaining interviews on SmartLess, Life is Short with Justin Long, friendship and fun on Even the Rich, and much more!

This is also where you can find our Premium Subscription service, Wondery+. Get early access to select podcasts, exclusives, and ad-free listening of every episode. Enjoy the latest Wondery+ Exclusives including:
*The first exclusive season of American Scandal: The Osage Murders, where host, Lindsay Graham, covers a series of shocking murders, tied to a conspiracy tangled up with money, power, and politics.
*Lindsay Graham, also hosts the first exclusive season of American History Tellers: The Walker Affair, about the 19th century mercenary William Walker, and American who managed to become President of Nicaragua, only to see his would-be empire crumble around him.
*Imagined Sleep, with immersive episodic journeys through soundscapes that will lead you into a restful sleep.

The Wondery app is the best place to find and listen to Wondery shows:
*A home screen that’s personalized based on your preferences, including “Continue Listening”, which surfaces the shows and episodes you’re in the middle of, and “New Episodes from My Shows”.
*Binge away with binge-mode! Episodes from the same series play in chronological order
*Browse shows with multiple seasons (there are more than 50 seasons of Business Wars!) easily by tapping on the season title on the show page
*Curated collections of recommended shows, seasons and episodes from across our catalog, including True Crime series, History Highlights, and much more
*Adjust playback speed, share episodes and set a sleep timer right from the audio player
*Download episodes for offline listening. Add a series to “My Shows” to get new episodes downloaded automatically to your device (toggle this on/off in Settings)
*Upgrade to Wondery+ right from the app by tapping any early access or exclusive episodes. Wondery+ episodes have a “W+” next to them
*Prefer to listen on a computer? Log into your Wondery+ account at wonderyplus.com/login to have your listening history saved across web and mobile

The Wondery app and the majority of the shows in it are free and ad-supported. To listen ad free, get exclusives, early access and binges, join Wondery+ right in the app.

The free trial offer for Wondery+ is limited to new subscribers only. Payment for your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at the end of the trial period or at confirmation of purchase if you are not eligible for the trial. If you cancel before the end of your trial period, you will not be charged. If you do not cancel before the end of your trial period, your subscription will renew automatically and your iTunes account will be charged the subscription price plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of your trial period. Your subscription will continue to renew automatically each month and you will be charged 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. You can manage your subscription and/or turn of auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Subscription fees are non-refundable. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if applicable, will be forfeited when you change your subscription.

For help, please visit help.wondery.com.

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What’s New

Version 1.19.0

Thanks for trying the Wondery app! Do you have feedback? Email get@help.wondery.com. Here's what's new:
* Fixed an issue that occasionally caused shows you favorited, to appear unfavorited when switching between screens
* Fixed an issue that prevented Instagram from opening when sharing “My Stats” to Instagram
* Fixed an issue that caused shows in “My Library” to incorrectly appear as unfavorited

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14.4K Ratings

14.4K Ratings

LexInTheCity1 ,

AMAZING content— the app is another story

(I will preface this by saying I am a former journalist who now works on a UX team, so my feedback is from both a personal and professional standpoint!) I absolutely love Wondery and truly believe this is best team of storytellers out there. The hosts are engaging, informative and creative, and the shows encompass an excellent variety of topics. It is clear the group works REALLY hard to deliver fresh content regularly. The music tracks are nice/not overpowering, the editing is clean, and I find the overall production quality strong, which is so impressive in the era of at-home recording. I was pumped when the app was rolled out because I devour Wondery episodes and wanted to ditch the ads (I do enjoy this perk of the subscription). However, the app is buggy and glitchy. I have to close and relaunch it multiple times per day, sometimes hourly. Playback stalls constantly, shows do not necessarily automatically resume, and the layout/navigation is not intuitive. I do a lot of fumbling and clicking. I think some simple user testing and validation would go a long way in improving the experience, so I have no doubt the developers will continue iterating and improving. For now, though, while they work out the kinks, I am not sure if the value matches the price point. I will conclude by saying it pains me, a total Wondery fanatic, to leave a less-than-glowing review here. BUT, I know the team will nail it, just like they do everything else!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review and providing us with that feedback. We're sorry for the technical issues you've experienced with the Wondery app! Please refer to this link to our help center for some troubleshooting steps you can try: http://wonderyplus.com/ios-help. If you're still running into any problems, please contact our support team at support@wondery.com for more assistance!

Robert White 74 ,

Great content, terrible app

I want to like this app. I really do. But it’s a hot mess! Several issues plague this app that don’t effect other podcast players. Here’s a few;

You’re listening to a podcast & you get a call, the app doesn’t pause & resume after the call. Oh no. It resets itself & you have to reload it from the start. If you’re lucky the show you were listening to held its place. Pause a show to look up something? Full reset. Stay paused for too long? Yep full reset. Here’s another issue. The fast forward & rewind buttons don’t work when playing. You can literally wind up anywhere in a shows timeline if you make the mistake of touching those buttons. The content gets scattered all over the home screen of the app with no sense of organization. It won’t save a playlist of shows you’re listening to. No notifications of new episodes so you have to keep checking. I could go on but it’s in several reviews already. Just read up. Bottom line... I got the subscriber feed from the website & just downloaded them from there in another player. I love the content. The shows are fantastic. I’m a subscriber. But this app isn’t worth the trouble.

Fix this Wondery!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Robert - Thanks again for the feedback. We've made several improvements to the app to address the performance and stability bugs you mentioned. We're also actively working on additional improvements to continue making the Wondery app the best place to enjoy Wondery+. We truly value your feedback - if you have any additional suggestions or feedback, drop us a note at support@wondery.com and we'll dig into it right away. Happy listening!

WeAreOnePeople ,

Echoing Robert Whites review

I was prepped to pay for the content. I really enjoy some of their podcasts. I got so frustrated during my free trial that I cancelled early. Podcasts starting over after anything happens in iOS was already enough to put me over the top. But another super irritating thing is I listen at 1.5x most the time and that would reset and you’d have to cycle back through the speeds to get it fixed but if you do that too fast it wouldn’t pick it up right. It’s like the state management in this app is completely an afterthought. I’m usually pretty forgiving as I myself am a software developer but it’s like there was zero testing done on the features that exist.

I think the primary reason I ended up dropping the subscription and why I’m writing this review is because most people listen to podcasts while driving and this app effectively makes it unsafe to use unless you’re okay listening to the same episode repeatedly and slowly due to all the bugs.

I’m honestly stunned the app has over 4 stars in aggregate. It currently fails as a podcast player which is a shame because the content is excellent.

Developer Response ,

Hi WeAreOnePeople - thanks for the feedback. We've fixed the issues you've described, including preserving speed settings across sessions and across multiple episodes in the same listening session. We're also hard are work on many other performance and functional improvements. If you have tried the app again and have more feedback, we'd love to hear about it - you can drop us a line anytime at support@wondery.com and we'll dig in ASAP.


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