Reviews
Used to be incredible but now the ads take up almost half of each episode. Worse, the episodes that are available within the actual headspace app are not user friendly and don’t let you binge listen like you can do in Apple Podcasts. It’s a lose-lose and event bough it used to be hugely important...Read full review »
Auburnrising via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/24
Headspace is billion dollar company, maybe it should not try to squeeze out every last dollar by having these many ads in the podcast
gionieli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/24
I really used to love this podcast and was a daily listener. I would play it first thing, to start my morning. I don’t want to lay in bed listening to several minutes of ads. Have to unsubscribe. It was great while it lasted.
Brn86 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/24
I listened to an episode that was 9 minutes and almost 4 minutes were an ad. This is ridiculous. That defeats the point of giving space for thoughts.
snicole82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/24
Podcast episodes are already quite short, and now commercials make up a third of the length of the podcast.
Gabrielthe2nd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/24
Beautiful episode about burnout by Kessonga. Thank you for sharing your experience. It was incredibly helpful .
jojo&roses via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/24
Like most businesses these days the quality seems to diminish as they start making more money. Headspace and this podcast in particular were really beneficial through the pandemic. But now on the other side they have loaded up with commercials and poor editing. Disappointing because this used to...Read full review »
card20 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/24
This podcast is just ads with a minute or two of someone talking. No value, just a money maker.
moonchild40 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/04/24
This could be so much more but the commercials are really distracting and by the time the real talk comes on, you forget why you even wanted to listen to the short podcast.
Totomania via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/24
It’s hard to get into a good headspace when I have to sit thru 5 minutes of ads before the episode begins.
mattware515 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/24
Lately there are 3-5 minutes of ads and then 2-5 minutes of actual content. Seems like the ratio is off.
alice erica via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/24
I love Andy hehe 👹 This is low key great tho, I kinda don’t like the music under Andy’s voice tho… but its great still! Bye people 👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹
Person 🤡👹 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/08/24
Just a thought: When you replay episodes from years ago, label them “Re:Minders” or something so we know it’s a repeat. We can go into it reflecting instead of surprised or what have you. Thank you! I’m a big fan of the Headspace app and podcast. They’ve helped me tremendously throughout the...Read full review »
Sugar Whips via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/24
I love the actual content of its short podcast episodes. But too much of the beginning it taken up by commercials. I just heard the latest episode and there were only 2 commercials but the reading of the first commercial (for Quince) was done so slowly, it ate up way too much time. Unfortunately,...Read full review »
iHeartDates via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/24
I remember the first time I listen to Radio Headspace when I first launched… And it was an absolute life saver in the midst of Covid. fast forward to after Andy sold the business they decided to monetize the podcast, which is well within their right. The issue that I have is that over 60% of the...Read full review »
Thestonecutter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/24
The programmed content is only a few minutes each episode, and the ads are a few minutes. That’s a terrible ratio. It feels like basic content, nothing brilliant or new. Not worth it.
theyaskedmetodothis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/24
It’s super annoying how many ads there are in the beginning of the show.
Lynnyxz24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/24
The show has a lot of potential, but they are heavy in ads which is distracting. Overall enjoyed the 3 episodes
Kit_Kat716gmtII via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/24
The content of this podcast is fine. Lovely. Good. But more and more this value has been eclipsed by lengthy, tonalkg-discordant ads. Four minutes intro. One minute outro. The whole episode is only 8-9 mins! And these aren’t ads for products consistent with the Headspace mission (unless the...Read full review »
MJ V via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/24
Ads
Good morning guys! I'm a daily morning listener and I understand the need to advertise but the almost 5 minutes long set of ads makes me not want to listen to the 7 minute session. As a member on the headspace app I thought I would share that with you. Less ads please.Read full review »
Methodjose17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
Is this a podcast about ads because it’s like 40-50% of the content. It’s annoying.
oakhh3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
I love this podcast so much. I found it long after it had started and would just listen to one episode after the other. I hate that I can’t do that now because of the ads. The ads take up just as much time as the podcast. It feels like a sellout move in my opinion.
cranberry1212 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/24
The show itself is great, but the amount of time listening to ads makes it impossible to keep this as part of my daily routine. I’ve been naturally avoiding listening to the show, dreading it because of the ads. And it has fell off from being my daily practice instinctively even though I value...Read full review »
HuskySushi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/24
I can’t say enough good things about Headspace, and their podcast is no exception. Smart, thoughtful content that is well-produced. The length is perfect for my morning commute. It’s the only podcast I listen to regularly, multiple times a week. I’ve recommended it and the app many times. Only...Read full review »
fmcausby via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
I used to listen every day. It was great bite-sized mindfulness content and I loved starting my daily commute with it. Then I had to skip past 2min+ of ads. Now I don’t listen anymore. Need to balance the commerce with the content or it starts to feel like a cash grab.
Brh82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/24
Amazing content, teachers, and production but, literally, a third of each episode is ads. It’s really frustrating
R4z3rsPar4d0x via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/24
I finally had to unsubscribe since at this point nearly half the content is ads. The actual content is great, but I’ve never heard another podcast with so much ad time relative to content.
Avexalise via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/24
I love the content on the app, but I become hesitant to listen due to the lengthy ads at the beginning. It seems silly to push through 3-4 minutes of opening ads for five minutes of content. I understand the need for sponsorship, but I worry that most lsteners will not want to work so hard for...Read full review »
ShellSpell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/24
Seriously, this is a lot for a podcast that is generally only 6-ish minutes long.
margalitnewman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
Great content. I don’t want ads to stress me out.
Brasspig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/24
Great pod, bite size mindfulness and just great. BUT the editing has been off a few times lately where the pod will skip back to the middle of the episode. Love the content, guest hosts, regular hosts.
masquito_bite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
I found Liz Fosslein to deliver such great content this week. Great insight, wonderful topics and well delivered! More please 🙏🏽 . ❤️
TriLambda VP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/24
It’s genuinely heartbreaking and sad to see what this podcast has become. OVER HALF the podcast is ads, which is already unacceptable, but these include ads for prescription drugs, junk food, gambling, casinos, and the border patrol. I understand that Headspace is a for-profit business but they...Read full review »
JonSabi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/24
Thanx..interesting subjects your are offer..but i hope find script of the episodes..couse not my native language..I understand better when I read it 🙏🏻🌸
flower share via Apple Podcasts · Saudi Arabia · 01/25/24
Why am I 2:44 in to this episode and I am still in ads😩😡( episode are good tho)
Hazelnut 1073 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/24
I love Headspace and have listened since the beginning. But why put music under Andy’s voice? It is so distracting and unnecessary, and also counter to his own teachings.
Meditator J via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/24
Even before starting the episode?? For a mindfulness podcast, that’s a bit much.
Mikezter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/24
Without Andy this podcast is soulless.
RN40794 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/23
I have loved Radio Headspace for a long time. It’s been a great addition to my morning drives. But I noticed recently there’s suddenly 2 or more minutes of ads at the beginning of the episodes, which is a real bummer and just makes me frustrated, which seems counterintuitive for a podcast...Read full review »
DriftingEarth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/23
Used to be great, but now with 2-3 minutes of ads at the start of every 6-7 minute podcast…terrible for my headspace! I guess the VC funds couldn’t monetize mental health well enough without them
brian-rice via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/23
Now it’s 2:45 mins ads in 6 mins podcast? Seriously???? Very disappointing!
mayce2013 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/23
Honestly I love this podcast it makes me rethink mental health and how thoughts can affect your everyday life I listen whenever I feel worried stressed tired or just sad. Keep up the great work
kaathe snake via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/16/23
As an 11 year old with ADHD it is a challenge to go to sleep so easily. I need to listen to something to fall alseep. Headspace has made falling asleep possible. Thank you and also ur show is great!!! Go to Netflix and you should watch and listen to their show “A Guide To Meditation”! And others....Read full review »
Ava Christensen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/23
Although I loved the silence at the end of each episode when this podcast first started I had a feeling it was just a placeholder, so when they started throwing in promos for Headspace subscriptions and other Headspace podcasts I was disappointed but I get it - catch some new paying subscribers...Read full review »
AdsMakeSad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/23
The app was great. Now it’s filled with capitalist self-help gurus offering affirmations that don’t work from people like Mel Robbins. Big disappointment from where this company started. I really loved Headspace and am so disappointed in where it has gone. I find it actually excruciating to...Read full review »
ZACB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/23
This WAS my favorite podcast until they started running ads. It seems very counterintuitive to the whole mindfulness atmosphere. Are we going to start getting intrusive ads on our daily meditations now too? This is so against the culture of Headspace. How very sad. I’ll start listening again once...Read full review »
PrincessPeach81 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/23
Recently, headspace started to add commercial ads to this series. Today, I head a Toyota, McDonald’s and Carl’s Jr ad. Surely these types of commercials are counter to the whole purpose of headspace.
krnt1225 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/23
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