Reviews
Interesting and informative -enough info to get you started! Marred by intrusive background music.
Tiger seal via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/17/21
I listen to a lot of podcasts! This is one of the best I've encountered. It's content is unexpected and Kunzru is a smart, calm guide. I loved the Geoff Dyer interlude/road trip. More please!Read full review »
jellyrhubarb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/21
It’s really good innit
Fredlol69 via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 02/04/21
K
Never tried to become ordinary.
Tatanka oyate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/21
Consistently surprising, full of juxtapositions, associations, and collisions of ideas that make the brain come alive.
Frannyink via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 01/25/21
An interesting and thought provoking podcast and one that I keep sharing with friends. Please make this a long series, I could listen indefinitely. Thanks Hari
arabeebev via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/21
I loved this so much. I listened while ripping out 1209sq feet of carpet, and it was so interesting I was actually excited to spend more time working on that in order to listen more.
Not a Sister via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Quite a few boring. The excruciating detail detracts from the main theme. If an episode interests you, continue. Otherwise bail.
Sir_Realist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
Really like this podcast. Excellent ideas and approach.
CaliGunner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/25/20
Interesting podcast on theosophy, Krishnamurthy. Except for the “woo woo” music, Kunzru blends his family history, Indian history, theosophy and JK well. I’m surprised though that he didn’t investigate JK further. JK had houses all over the world, given to him by generous theosophists, even after...Read full review »
Mukkuroni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/20
Insightful, entertaining, informative - very unique narratives, host is excellent
JBinJPN via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 12/23/20
Awesome show, why would you agree to advertise for McDonald’s, really?
Good & Fine via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/02/20
I absolutely love this podcast. So interesting. So clever. When I want a good story and to learn fascinating new stuff, this is the podcast I turn to. Thank you Hari and team!
Wadirum21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/24/20
I came here from The Last Archive and was impressed (that was the Stonehenge episode). I have one point of order, though: there was a nice dig at Nigel Farage at the end, BUT: if you’re going to be talking about who lived in what’s now Britain 6000 years ago, you ought to also do the same for...Read full review »
nick from nepal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/20
I love this podcast I encourage you to make more
mobile boi173767382 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 11/23/20
Love this podcast. It’s really thoughtful and never patronising. Very well put together and always interesting.
Gxgggx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/22/20
A new favourite podcast. Each episode is beautifully structured, and gradually develops ideas in a way that feels like an exploration with the listener.
Hoz5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/17/20
Great host, interesting subjects, but don’t slag off California b/c you decided to eat at Cafe Gratitude (Ep 4). Despite your “Brooklyn" superiority I still like the topics and production. Nicely done.Read full review »
Rzod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/20
This is what I wanted from drugs--unbelievable stuff, never before thought of. fascinating people. Do you know what Elon put into his red sportscar before shooting it to Mars?This is what I've been longing for, to be pushed into the zone of all I didn't know, and didn't kkow that I...Read full review »
fussnik via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/20
This podcast is just what we need during these liminal times. It helps exercise our minds so we are not stuck with thinking of the world in extremes: good and evil; enjoyable and unenjoyable, etc. Very helpful to listen to this during shelter in place.
Oakland now Berkeley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/20
This show is great! It’s a beautiful example of giving flesh and interest to philosophical issues. Hari is able to explore deep issues of identity, epistemology, and ethics without any stodginess. Unlike anything else out there right now.
Couldn’t get enough via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/20
good radio: @harikunzru ‘s pushkin.fm/episode/never-… The whole series is really strong examinations of complications within polarities and incitefully imaginative, but the Stasi piece is right punk-inspired #MessageIsNotMedium [I copy/pasted this from my own tweet; Maybe lazy of me but sincere...Read full review »
Thulin Passage via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/28/20
A podcast about opposites, big questions, and history. Suggested episode: The Guru of Ojai. Kunzru's laidback delivery is nicely matched with well crafted storytelling. Weaves in family history, wild and weird mysticism, and good humoured skepticism.Read full review »
robmcdnz via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/25/20
Been trying to articulate exactly what makes this podcast so special to me, personally and I think it’s that, as an Asian American woman w a longstanding fascination w subcultures, cults, and conspiracy theories, it’s so refreshing to hear these topics explored by someone whose experiences more...Read full review »
shannpo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/20
Best podcast in 2020!
thrashobbit via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/19/20
Enjoying it loads so far. I’ve been a fan of Freakonomics, Invisibilia and Revisionist History and I’m so glad to add Into The Zone to the list as well. Great style and content, the stories are wonderful and yet personal. Highly recommend.
LatvyA via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/20
First episode is about how he wasn’t “allowed” to go to sports games bc he was brown. If you want to hear about this, you’ll love this podcast.
Beccaaz746 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/20
This whole season is so great. If you like other shows on Pushkin then you’ll like this one. It’s smart and bingeworthy. The end of the season is beautiful.
Sarahkate622 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/20
Intresting, thoughtful, well written, nuanced and quite funny!
lindheimer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/20
Master narrator with stellar and entertaining insight. Looking forward to listening to all the episodes all over again. Thank you Hari!
Wilfred Gachau via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 10/16/20
Hari Kunzru is a fantastic host. His pieces are fascinating and mysterious, well-researched, and thought provoking. I was not familiar with his written works prior to hearing this podcast, so those have gone on my booklist. I can only imagine his writing style and subject matters will be just as...Read full review »
cmyk3000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/20
If you want to hear someone change your mind about things with hard-earned facts, data, and investigative research, this is the podcast for you. WOW.
TransWriter90 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/20
I enjoyed every episode, the synthesis Of knowledge, the dilectical nature of arguments and the inspiring way of presention. I love this podcast
sindbad2323 via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 10/15/20
A gem of a podcast.
SU&U via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/20
Love the show!
casitasson via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/15/20
My new favorite podcast out there.
enriart via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/20
A great listen Hari!
Cca197 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/12/20
The piece on Madame Blavatsky and India is particularly well crafted, but all of these are incredible. Kunzru’s language, whether written or spoken, is precise in a way that lets you see exactly how messy the world is.
blinkiblorp9000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/20
A journey into questions with someone who ponders really interesting questions. Life is questions. Answers kill.
EricRWolff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/20
Been around the podcast block to the point that things are starting to repeat, not with this podcast. It’s refreshing and delivers information you didn’t know you craved. It’s nuanced, and has all these historical points that are interconnecting to reveal how today’s culture developed. I need more
Kampala1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/20
The most innovative and weirdly satisfying exploration into the dark corners of culture
Cocosmalls via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/20
This a great podcast. Examining the subtlety that lives where two supposed opposites meet is deeply satisfying; not least of all when it is done thoughtfully and backed by great sound design.
Arcetrix via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/09/20
An original podcast with some very interesting subjects. Hari is very easy to listen to.
EaglesFan331 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/20
Fantastic
Xyz88888888uuougresgji via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/20
So brilliant! Sets high standard for pods
expat-2020 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/07/20
I got led here by RH, and well - this may be my new favorite podcast. The writing is superb and the production is outstanding. So happy to have discovered it.
Rizvee1982 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/06/20
A lot of work went into this...smart, informative, engaging, and addictive.
Bobbbt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/20
How cool to encounter Theodore Adorno and Krishnamurti in a span of two podcasts. Marvelous storytelling rooted in the lives of unusual characters of the 20th century. Looking forward to where Kunzru’s mind will lead next!
Plingkster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/20
Highly recommend the episode Ghost in the Code
Ondipants via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/03/20
....from COVID & politics. Hari’s narrative really hooks you in with his wish to find meaning in some unusual places. Who knew audio compression (Ep 6) was so interesting?!
Alveston Joy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/02/20
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