Reviews
I truly do love BBC Radio 4 and this show is one reason why.
Albion30 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/19/19
This is fabulous! I am obsessed with this podcast. Russell is so intelligent, eloquent, brave and sincere. I love that he stands up for the underdog and less well off in society. He uses his experiences to lead him and others on a wonderful journey exploring inequality in society. We need more...Read full review »
nellie the L E Phant via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/19
Such a good programme to listen to, its relaxing and informative and i learn about new people
Skits25 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/19
Really hope she’s back soon. Kirsty is so smart- she’s reads her guest so well and asks the most intelligent and interesting questions. She is always on point with her timing & I miss her!
Mrs Bros via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/11/19
I really like Lauren Laverne, but not in this format. Also she's not been helped in that the guest selection under her tenureship has all been much of a muchness and 'celeb' heavy. Thankfully I still have lots of the back catalogue to keep me going :)
Customer93 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/10/19
Desert Island Discs has become my new addiction. I love the intimacy of the interviews and laugh and cry in equal measure when listening. True nourishment for the soul, reminding us that we are all human beings before anything else. It saddens me to read the negative comments about Lauren...Read full review »
ACT0506 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/19
It’s the most wonderful program- you can feel like you’re at the end of the world and this can take you to a beginning again.
mooma too via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/19
A wonderful way to escape the cares of the world when I take my daily walk on Sundays. Thank you.
Johnhvg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/19
Thanks I enjoyed listening to David Beckham great interview .
A fan from the North via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/19
I absolutely love Desert Island Discs! I swim while listening with my waterproof ipod and custom made headphones and the time speeds by. It is the perfect mix of biography and music. I have listened to many of the archived episodes but Kirsty Young is my favourite so far. I really miss her so...Read full review »
Swim to Desert Island Discs! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/19
I’ve always loved DID but it isn’t nearly as good as it used to be and that’s largely to do with Lauren Laverne. She’s really dumbed it down. It now feels like it should be on 6 music and not Radio 4. Very low brow. Bring back Kirsty Young.
Helisimon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/19
She is probably the worst presenter presenting deserts island, no enthusiasm or rapport with guests. Very flat, bring back Kirsty Young
LeylaRaf via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/19
Sadly, new presenter appears to lack any engagement with guests and sounds like she is reading from a list of questions rather than a conversation that flows
Nichola1947 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/19
Missing Kirsty
RosemaryPallas via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/25/19
New presenter is a little dim and also seems incapable of building rapport with her guests.
Clopin Gopr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/19
I 💙 love 💙 this program. Right off with the theme music - By The Sleepy Lagoon! -never change this! just sweeps me away to the perfect escape. It is such a calming program. The interviews are so well written, and the whole concept blending a wide variety guests with their music, to the items for...Read full review »
TZEDD via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/18/19
So interesting, humbling, relaxing. I love it!
Chicago Rose via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/14/19
Love these podcasts, very good questions, right level, learn something new every time. Congrats to the researchers
mike mol via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/19
I got into the desert island podcast about 2 weeks ago and I must have listened to about 3 episodes a day since then. Absolutely obsessed. The interviews feel so much more genuine and thoughtful then anything I see on tv. I think music is a wonderful way to get to understand people. request:...Read full review »
sezla654 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/19
Could we have a list of the favourite tracks as text. Or better Some sort of link. ?
reviewer7of9 via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 03/08/19
Really ? Most boring 35 minutes of content for a while. Built a hairdressing empire. Had some scandal. Does some charity work. All squeezed into 35 tedious minutes of fun
Panamascot via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/19
What a moving narrative and beautiful human being he is such a fragile spirit with generous heart Thank you Mr Sorbie a privilege to have heard your narrative may your life after work be joyous you deserve it
# alone at xmas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/19
I have never listened to radio 4 but love listening to Desert Island Discs. Lots of interesting people and they are the perfect length to listen to while on a morning jog. Totally distract me from the running!
Putneyteddy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/19
Awesome opportunity to listen and gradually respect Mrs Dicks background and humble lady respect to her and Helen
# alone at xmas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/19
Absolutely brilliant podie to listen to!!
Syd_89 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/19
Kirsty Young has a aesthetically pleasing voice and really makes her guests tell secrets. Loads of celebrities who you never took a liking to but now do!
Livi 😝 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/19
I never miss it, and am working my way through the back catalogue. Fantastic.
MarkLondon2018 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/19
Great conversation that really does dig a little deeper, feels genuine and is mostly interesting . Chance to discover some lovely music.
markanthonywood via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/12/19
Please invite DANA CARVEY!!
swamm0 via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/09/19
I’ve been listening to Desert Island Discs since birth and after 35 years on this planet I am yet to discover elsewhere a more perfect format for revealing the layers of the human mind. Long may it last. Question: why do you never hear this format copied elsewhere - does the BBC hold the...Read full review »
E Ocean via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/07/19
I was privileged to serve on the board of directors of a local hospice for many years. Having just listened to the program from the 1990s featuring Dame Cicely Saunders, I see now, in 30 minutes of broadcast, everything I misunderstood in my time associated with the movement she started. If I had...Read full review »
planetsmith1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/19
Desert Island Discs was always on the radio at home, introduced me to music and connected me to the world of the 1960s and on. What a delight to find it again as a podcast. Hugely recommended listening.
nostalgiathon via Apple Podcasts · Panama · 01/16/19
What I love about this podcast (and the actual programme) is the breadth of music that is played. It is fantastic. Listening to how people achieve their goals, what life has been all about and what the future may be for them and how music raises the memories of sensations of the past is powerful....Read full review »
MamaBobs57 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/19
Thank you Lauren and Alan for an interesting and funny episode. Good laugh out loud kind of fun.
Happy Gerri via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/09/19
I have just discovered this incredible podcast. Was recommended by a friend to listen to Alan Carr who I love & am now totally addicted to listening to anyone I’ve ever heard of or someone I haven’t. So interesting. Absolutely love it.
teltels via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/08/19
Great to be able to listen (and often re-listen!) to the stories of such diverse and invariably fascinating guests, whether familiar or not.
Curious ear via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/06/19
The archive of interviews is extensive where I’m confident there will be interviews to interest everyone.
JagoRay via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/30/18
10
Really good
Aisha Love via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/18
Authentic, heartwarming, insightful. Outstanding Desert Island Discs.
A Zürich via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 12/26/18
谁来告诉我为啥一直不可用了😢是需要换国外的账号吗?荒岛碟可是我的白月光啊!!
tiko9420 via Apple Podcasts · China · 12/23/18
Every time I listen, I think what are my desert island discs. Not an easy choice, however I do know what book I would bring. What I would like to know is if I can ditch the bible and bring another book. Well worth a listen especially if you like the guest. I recommend the Stella mcartney episode...Read full review »
Bluepog via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/19/18
Kirsty is iconic. Lauren had big shoes to fill and my is she filling them
8976647543q09 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/18
I have loved DID for years but Lauren laverne just is not up to the job. She sounds like she’s reading questions from a crib sheet and evidently hasn’t researched her interviewees. Kirsty Young left big shoes to fill and Lauren laverne doesn’t come close
Hammondsagogo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/15/18
Lauren Laverne is wonderful in the chair chilled and warm; still one of my favourite podcast 🦋
kelly via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/08/18
This podcast is my happy place, whenever I’ve had a bad day i put this on and the opening track and Kirsty Young’s voice are an instanr pick me up. A hug in podcast form.
lottiew2001 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/05/18
The best podcast to learn something new, have a giggle and finish with a smile. Forever pondering my own discs, books and luxury item!
Amy Robbo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/05/18
An absolute treasure trove of great interviews and music. So much pleasure in every way. Skilled interviewers who bring out truth and insights in their guest. And an introduction to so many pieces of music I’d never otherwise have known. The absolute best listening on our long Australian car...Read full review »
Margyargy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/01/18
Great interviews with terribly interesting people. Any chance you might pop the song title and artists in the bio. Sometimes it would be nice to re listen to the music at another time
GingerMary14 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/01/18
I have to say I think Kirsty Young has possibly one of the best jobs out there. And she’s brilliant at it. How lucky to meet so many interesting, wise and inspirational people. I’d also like to meet Kirsty too! You know she’s done thorough research before meeting her guest and asks such...Read full review »
cdp1802 via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/22/18
Please invite STEVE MARTIN!
swamm0 via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/18/18
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