Reviews
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...
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...
cdp1802 via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/22/18
Please invite STEVE MARTIN!
swamm0 via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/18/18
Sycophantic, brown nosing nonsense. Kirsty, boring voice, tedious and predictable presenter. Cringe-able listening. I’d rather listen to my snoring cat.
Muffet of Tea via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/17/18
Kirsty is brilliant at this job, she’s so insightful, putting people at ease, getting more out of an interview with this tact. She talks to people from different walks of life with interest, learning about people who have led amazing lives,asking questions we all want to ask. I’ve listened to...
Sequeira119 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/15/18
My absolute favourite podcast. Listened to it endlessly and love the interview style and structure of the show. A must for all.
shionaa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/14/18
Love love love this podcast. Only reason for dropping a star is because I’m missing Kirsty. Get well soon and come back to what you do best
jobs review via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/11/18
Listening to Kirsty’s silky voice makes these podcasts wonderful as I make my way through the back catalogue. Finding out about all these people is great!
Sir Staniel via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/18
This podcast makes me so happy
jcjmon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/18
Love the show, always excellent guests, and a huge back catalogue enjoy. Brilliant presenter too..
Muzz78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/18
Love to put these podcasts on to get through long car journeys they are the one thing the whole family is happy to listen to. You meet some fascinating people with stories to be told
Sara1957# via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/06/18
Such a simple premise but so many fantastic stories and confessions come of it. Kirsty is a wonderful interviewer with a gentle manner who illicits wonderful gems and never makes the show about her. It's the perfect antidote for today's overly-produced, and super fast paced society.
nquincampoix via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/18
where did Kirsty Young go? The new lady is fantastic also. She’s s good replacement. Can we have Anthony Joshua , Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Michael Watson, Barry McGuigan, David Haye on? Let’s get some boxers on. thanks Mike Hills
Mikehillslasveg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/18
I love this for the chance to hear from middle aged and older people, particularly women. In the U.S., most popular interview shows are devoted to young actors and the occasional older male celebrity. It feels as if women’s voices disappear from popular culture at about aged 40, which is just...
elverro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/18
I used to just listen when it was somebody I knew: now I’m learning about physicists and designers and doctors and they are often more interesting than the more famous guests.
Derek in paris via Apple Podcasts · France · 10/28/18
The music choices of each guest give wonderful insights into their lives, and the anecdotes they share are just amazing! The show expands my exposure to other kinds of music even if it’s just excerpts of it. Love this podcast! Makes my long run more enjoyable.
Lara 🇵🇭 via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 10/24/18
Love this programme. So informative I always learn something new and find out new music and artists I like.
Susan bar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/23/18
I enjoy every chat they have with famous people. It is incredible how we can arrive to know a little part of them in this talks about their life and their perspective. Thanks for sharing!!! Es el mejor podcast. Estoy aprendiendo ingles y me encanta escuchas estos episodios porque las entrevistas...
tanuki listener via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 10/18/18
Kirsty is a fantastic host...now it is about time she was a guest. Love to listen to her desert island discs.
r12ash via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/18
Many years ago I collected some of these files from the newsgroups. But this is so much more comfortable. As said: lllove it.
Kenneth bestwell via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/17/18
As interesting as this episode was, I felt that Nile had missed the brief.. playing many of his own tracks made it more like a Nile Rodgers documentary. Missing the fact that he would be on a Desert Island and what music would help him get by. This is the question which makes this program stand...
Retrobanter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/18
WoW
A great composer of Jazz and a new type of Pop. He took the music from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones...Heard some of music in the late 70’s when l was 12 years. He took the music and changed the beat to style...Keep up the great podcasts! I found this browser in area that would get my...
Ed AB Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/14/18
Desert Islans Disks is one of those podcasts that are always a pleasure to listen to. The combination of interview and music is a winning concept, and I hope it will amuse, amaze, and educate us for many more years to come.
MrsJools via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/13/18
Thoroughly enjoy this show. The questions are perspective and Kirsty Young really gets to know the guests. The intro music takes me back to my childhood in the UK. I live in South Africa and left England in 1966!
MLQ14 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 10/11/18
I’ve been listening since I was a kid. The interviews really get to the person behind the celebrity. The only down side is that I usually listen to podcasts to fall asleep, but these are too interesting to let me.
insomniac#2 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/03/18
Even the guests that you’ve never heard of are fascinating and often more interesting than the ones with which you are more familiar ~ the Henry Marsh interview is a good example of this. What a great man.
Ted's Looby via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/02/18
Kirsty is brilliant at this job, she’s so insightful, putting people at ease, getting more out of an interview with this tact. She talks to people from different walks of life with interest, learning about people who have led amazing lives,asking questions we all want to ask. I’ve listened to...
Sequeira119 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/02/18
I have enjoyed the podcasts enormously. It is a privilege to hear these talented people share their thoughts. The way their various backgrounds have shaped them is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
pseudo femme via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/02/18
This is my favorite podcast and I hope that Kristy Young will be back soon. Desert Island Discs is definitely not the same without her..
Ouzorex via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/30/18
It enriches one’s life to delf a little into the lives of people whose accomplishments raise them above the crowds. And then there’s the music. Their choice of music has expanded the scope of my listening, suggested beautiful diversions from my usual “repertoire” and improved my life. The...
MFSH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/18
The oldest radio show in the world is also one the best podcast
pauline turnbull via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/28/18
Inspiring, nostalgic, amusing and entertaining. One of my favorite podcasts for listening to while driving.
Slinkyminkie via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 09/27/18
Do yourself a favour & listen
Georgy McD via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/27/18
Dessert Island Discs has been an institution at the BBC for decades but, it still manages to stay timeless and fresh. Kirsty Young is an amazing interviewer and I find her subtle Scottish accent quite soothing. A nice listen on a long car ride.
Oi with the poodles already via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/26/18
I am so pleased all the time how many kind of people have such a life. Wonderful stories from fantastic people. And the music. Thank you Kirsty&team!
bireszter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/18
What an extraordinary, inspiring, honest and interesting man Henry Marsh is. His and David Nott’s episodes are my favourite. So honest and so not afraid to admit mental health struggles. How beautifully current and powerful.
Alice Nesbitt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/25/18
Kirsty Young is the most outstanding presenter of a truly spectacular presenter alumni. Her questions are sensitive yet searching, articulate and so mellifluous, based on impeccable research. Superb panoply of guests. My favourite podcast.
keurbooms via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/25/18
I couldn’t love listening to Desert Island Discs more every week – I look forward to it. Whether inspired, entertained or even just enthralled it has never disappointed, and I’ve listen to a lot!
welsh_sun via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/25/18
Pleeease make the George Michael episode available on podcast!
Jules311 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/24/18
This show has entered into the nation’s lexicon. If you are the type of person who likes to get a little insight into what makes great people tick, go no further. A huge library of academics, celebrities and other interesting types! I defy you not to learn something about one if your heroes :-)
Lego4all via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/23/18
What a absolute oxygen thief
Ipscisiam abscopsis via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/18
Best interviews. Those interesting, amazing and sometimes celebrity guests are thoughtfully brought through their life through emotive tracks. Kirsty Young -sheer brilliance
MarieRix via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/18/18
A mentor once told me: to be fully human, I should be so moved by life as to both laugh and cry, at least once a day. Desert Island Discs, no matter the guest, is the perfect podcast. I love hearing amazing people, tell real stories about their fears, hopes, motivations, and passions. During...
jtingle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/18
Love the variety, the quirkiness of some guests, the music and finding out what their luxury would be.
Ricko100 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/11/18
Perfect for my walk to work, diverse and interesting. It suits me to have shorter music clips too.
LuJV via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/10/18
If someone has never listened to podcasts before, this is the first one I recommend. The structure is a charming way in to the life paths people take, and how they view their lives. Different guests regard the selection process with varying levels of seriousness, and that’s revelatory as well....
USelaine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/18
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