Reviews
This podcast is amazingly well written, produced and delivered! It used the medium exactly for its intended purpose, keeping me engaged and inspired while making me feel like I am actually in the story with the characters. This really needs to be on the top podcast rankings!!!
ShambhaviS24 via Apple Podcasts · India · 09/17/20
I’m only 4 episodes in. The first (The Orphan) was PHENOMENAL omg. I was FLOORED and immediately addicted. But then the next 3 I picked were all kind of the same storyline. 2 of the 3 were people I didn’t even know because they were before my time and not exactly “world famous”. Just famous...Read full review »
Aupair1995 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
I really enjoy this show but I think the first season was best. The latter seasons have a lot more people that, while their stories are interesting, I don’t feel are as well known names outside of certain groups.
Kailbill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
I listen to this show because I like so many Wondery podcasts. Instead of getting a great podcasts like I’ve come to expect, I get preached to about left-wing ideology. It seems like more than half of the episodes future transgender characters or idealism, along with a host of other left-wing...Read full review »
appleverythingreview via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/20
Wondery! What an amazing take on famous artists and their lives! So many of these endings made me cry! I absolutely loves this series! George Orwell was the impactful for me.
GabbsE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/20
This is a wonderful idea- the life of a famous person before they got famous. Both narrators are excellent, you can really lose yourself in the story. I guess who the person is much of the time but I am shocked sometimes at the ones I didn’t. Excellent writing and such interesting selections...Read full review »
Debikayo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/20
I truly hope this podcast lasts a long time. I enjoy listening and trying to figure out who it is before the end. Most I have. Definitely not all. I always learn something I didn’t know. Even about the few people I’ve never heard of. Keep up the good work
Txn DON via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/20
Narration is top notch!
Willabar via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/04/20
I am addicted to this podcast. My 29 year old daughter got me hooked. I love the hosts. Voices are great!! Love Virginia as an actor as well. Please hurry with the next season. I need this to listen while I do my walking.
Lynda V via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/20
The concept is great. I love trying to figure out who each episode’s main character is. Even if I’m not familiar with the person it’s neat to learn about a new person’s life!
Kate I. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
This is an amazing podcast, and my favorite one is the orphan and the reject! Continue making this series! Ignore all the incels. You guys are doing great.
Tellinasitis100 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
It’s a subtlety brilliant premise—each episode I’m hooked on trying to guess who the person is. Virginia Madsen’s narration is my favorite, and the people they’ve been closing in the newer episodes have been really interesting!
Evil_Cappy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/20
Love hearing the stories of people before they were famous! It’s fun trying to figure out who “I am” before it’s revealed at the end.
Bubbles 10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
This is the sunny, creative, and distracting podcast I needed in this currently crazy world. Thank you Wondery!!! This podcast is soooo FUN!!
Jenny-jen420 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
I love to listen to this show at work! Now that I’m caught up I don’t know what to do. 😭
MrsAuton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/20
Great listen
tluretsky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
Like it or not, fame is influence and many times I find it far too easy to write off those of fame often with some negative dismissal rather than seeing them through the lens of thier humanity and try to understand them at all. This podcast really helps to give me that perspective and see thier...Read full review »
75Fishhook via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/20
So nice to be immersed in the journey of these amazing people!
Ks world via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 08/19/20
I have heard 3 episodes and I just love it! You are happy and sad at the same time as you hear the amazing description of these people’s lives in first person. Can’t wait to hear all episodes of the 3 series. Turns out I am a very good guesser 💓
ArellanoH78 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/20
When I need to tune out the world and am just super stressed, I put this podcast on and just get immersed in the story and mystery of guessing who the story is about! Love it so much!
Fizzimajig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/20
Love the podcast. For forty minutes every day makes quarantine interesting and exciting.
theslayerskid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/20
I have to say the only person I knew from pretty early on in the episode was Drew Barrymore. Otherwise I realized how much I don’t know about celebrities and other famous people but I’m totally getting to know the beginnings of them. I’ve binged quite a few episodes in the early days of the stay...Read full review »
Yodeizz/: via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/20
These are my go-to episodes to listen to in the car on my commute to work. They’re so well done and keep you engaged in the story.
Smith1408 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
No matter if I know the person or not, I get chills every time the reveal happens. Love this podcast!
Gabby Male via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
What a great way to tell a persons stories! This is my go to podcast! Keep them coming!
TeeJensen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/20
This is a very unique way to bring the life of someone you THINK you know into new perspective. I love the way the narration is performed. Absolutely brilliant. Leaving the identity of the biography until the big reveal at the end is pure genius. I would highly recommend listening and subscribing...Read full review »
Beckyphillips via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/01/20
So good
77564pod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/20
Started listening and got hooked ! Showed my family and we love to listen to it together and keep tabs on who guesses 1st! Hope there’s a Season4,5,6....
Zukupukuwukus via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 07/25/20
I loved the Bride episode ! Thank you for your good work and keep up
JeSuisUnMouton via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/24/20
Love it. So good. 10/10
madisonrogers via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/24/20
My husband and I love listening to this together on road trips- makes a fun game pointing out clues and competing to see who will guess first!
WKCJ4657 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
This podcast is fantastic one of my favorites! I love learning about these influencers and strong role models. I love the diversity in people that they reflect on. You know thier name but not their life story. I was definitely surprised by a few. And it’s just very well written, it’s a 45min...Read full review »
algal11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
One of just a handful I listen & pay complete attention to. Hoping it comes back for another season.
Cocoa java via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
Love this concept - so fun trying to guess who the person is. Thanks
JoeyV287 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/22/20
Great podcast love it!
Redknightshadow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/20
As someone who loves biographies, I adore this podcast. I love trying to figure out who each episode is about before the reveal. This is definitely one of my most recommended podcasts, bc it’s just so fun and informative!
Happenin' via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/20
I am often surprised as I listen and think, “there’s no way I’m going to know who this is.” Then I’m wrong! And even when I occasionally don’t know the person at the end I still really enjoy getting to know them through the story. Great for listening to during exercise.
bunsofsteele via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/20
I love listening and re-listening to this podcast. I often get goosebumps at the end of every episode when they begin to reveal who I am- even if I’m unfamiliar with the person! So much fun to listen to and to connect clues along the way. This is my most recommended podcast to my family and friends.
Human Minion via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/20
I listen at work and make a little game out of it. Can I guess who it is by all the clues before the end. It makes time fly and I love the way these are told.
thxvibes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/20
I have always loved biographies. Imagined life is a delightful biography and mystery rolled into one. I am hooked!!!
Sharon Church via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/20
My favourite podcast! Loved every episode. Please post more eps ASAP.
Alaska_Dawn via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/30/20
Enjoy trying to figure out who it is before it is revealed! Also like learning the back stories I didn’t know about. The narrator does a fantastic job.
Allaboutthedetails via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/27/20
I loved this podcast. I love trying to guess who the story is about. The telling of each story is so engaging and intense. The reader has a great voice and a great way of telling the stories. His voice and way of telling a story hooks you immediately so you can’t stop listening, nor would you...Read full review »
Gizzyme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/20
LOVE this podcast! The concept in itself is great, but what makes it even better is the way it’s told. As someone else already noted, the narrators’ voices are really special and help me relax and *feel* the story. It’s a unique podcast: please come back soon with new stories :-) Special mention...Read full review »
coxynell via Apple Podcasts · France · 06/26/20
Five stars!! Imagined life is one of the best and most unique podcasts — especially in the times we are enduring right now this podcast allows you to empathize with others. If you are looking for an uplifting podcast that is about the lives of real people (and not true crime) Imagined Life is for...Read full review »
LydianalaMode via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/20
Ive loved every one of the 26 episodes I’ve heard so far. Excellent writing, and each episode is a mix of drama, humour, sadness, surprise, good imagined dialogue and just great storytelling. It’s such a great way to learn about people’s lives - each episode a mini mystery that needs solving....Read full review »
XForceDude via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/25/20
This is such a fun casual listening show and narrated really well! It’s really fun trying to guess who the story is about as you learn more about the person throughout the story.
just.ine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/20
This has fast become one of my absolute favourite podcasts as it’s a consistently excellent insight into many impactful lives that is beautifully produced with some of the best writing in the business. Outstanding. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #twothumbsup
Emma Mary Robertson via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/22/20
Everyone needs to listen to this show! Every episode is educational and super inspiring. There is so much more to people than we could ever know and this show shines a light on those stories. Thank you for sharing these stories, Imagined Life! Best show ever!!!
A_Zuf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/20
One of my favorites! Just wish you didn’t tell the story of Roald Dahl, who was known for his antisemitic views…. We gotta hold ourselves to higher standards!
Osssssbear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/20
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