Reviews
Dreadful presenter. Not nearly of the calibre of any of her predecessors. Please replace her.
will any nickname work via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/11/19
If you have journeys to do and traffic to sit in. There is no better way to while away the time. With what a great back catalogue as well.
Naldygirl via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/06/19
Make yourself a cup of tea, feet up and relax for an hour. Lovely way to stop, listen and enjoy listening to people’s stories and personalities.
Garden guru75 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/19
Great interviews- has introduced me to lots of people I didn't know about.
KTR24g via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/30/19
Amazing. Love it.
spicycoconutcurry via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/26/19
I love Kirsty Young’s voice and she asks interesting questions.
steviecuddles via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/19
This was the reason why I had to get on to the portable device bandwagon! I still love hearing how impractical the interviewees are about what they need on a deserted isle (this isn’t “Survivor”, folks). Never let this one drop...
Undersolo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/18/19
Terrific interviewers, wide range of interesting guests and it is free!
isledoc via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/18/19
Kirsty Young is a remarkable host. This show is brilliant.
BooksinNewYork via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/19
Johan
Johan2222222 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 05/12/19
I can’t describe how happy I am to have discovered these podcasts absolute gems. I listen to a show on my drives to and from work -love listening to the stories and discovering music I haven’t imaged listening to myself but happy to be enlightened to other people’s choices . Just love the podcast
Skyblue168 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/12/19
Luuurve this show.. & Kirsty 🥰
Farukwaja via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 05/09/19
Really enjoy this show on the radio and now it’s available as a podcast. How amazing!
TheLastDun via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/07/19
I listened for the Tom Hanks interview and now I can’t get enough episodes in my drive to work. Absolutely love listening to every single one of these and the music and the ending of each show make them a joy to play.
ebookhead via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/03/19
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
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
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
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