Have loved this podcast for years, it’s my go to for bedtime listening. I would give 5 stars but the adverts can be *very* grating, especially when they repeat. The Love is a Crime advert is so annoying that I specifically do not want to listen to that podcast!
Sophia Piccola via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/21
A unique podcast with an engaging program. My only nitpick is that Deborah can be a tad stiff with the guests. Sometimes she doesn’t meet them halfway during discussions. Other than that, I appreciate the story analyses from both parties. And I love the readings by the guest, especially if the...Read full review »
Lovely and Engaging via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/21
Love the podcast but the reverie of the fiction is jarringly interrupted at the end by loud "don't, don't" ads for the podcast for "Love is a Crime". They should choose one of their softer ads like David Remnick's for the New Yorker to start the ad sequence at the end...Read full review »
Stop the jarring ads at end via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/21
deborah treisman has the best radio voice ever
zilaiii via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/14/21
I just listened to Chang-Rae Lee reading Millhauser. The reading itself was clear but Lee sounded muffled in the conversation and some of it was inaudible.
oh pleeze with the nicknames via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/21
it’s radio. Sound quality and the voice of the reader are primary.
honolululistenet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/21
Getting such wonderful writers to choose and read a story they love and discuss it afterwards with Deborah T is so enjoyable This is the best podcast Love Deborah’s voice too, soft, thoughtful and insightful!
succulent2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/21
For me this is such a great way to keep up with literature during my walks. Especially the analysis afterwards is very insightful, great host. Greetings from Holland!
Deventer-Amsterdam via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 07/20/21
The reading guests are almost always excellent, but the host is amazing! Systematically making great comments, and making you realize important features you had overlooked
m g-c via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 07/16/21
I recently completed a very ambitious house painting project, if it were not for this podcast I would have given up. Somehow the hours and days spent painfully perched on a ladder are remembered fondly as ‘my story time’. Thank you for filling the world and smart phones with really really good...Read full review »
Astraver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Outstanding opportunity to hear an author read a short story they have chosen from The New Yorker archives and to hear an intimate discussion about the story between the guest author and the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman. I love this Podcast.😊
shirley true via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
The sound is terrible. When I turn it up it’s a loud whisper! Muffed vocals! Speak up and pronounce the words. Wicked annoying voice!!!
cguuopjnklhbcfewz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/21
Great podcast. The discussions between the guest and host are enlightening and intelligent. Deborah Treisman is a gem.
thirstyrockstar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/21
This is for the true literature lovers out there - not for those faint of heart that need something vaguely entertaining or uplifting. Deborah Treisman is excellent and the story selections are so good. I’ve found many new favorites and purchased several books from authors I’ve discovered on here.
Estela09 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/21
Deborah twice in the discussion brought up the capitalistic system as being a cause of some of the undesirable situations in this story. It seemed to me that she is trying to push a socialist agenda which is unsuitable for a literary discussion.
Dave the Pete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/21
Dear all, great program - but PLEASE make sure that we can hear the readers... It is painful.
Flags vbb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/21
Fabulous - love it! I’m from England and you can’t keep up with me, devouring episodes such great quality and craft. The only thing I’d suggest Is making it easier for the reader to organise and file
Work to live via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/21
I really love this podcast. But I think it might be hitting a technical wall of sorts. Obviously, during the pandemic, readers are having to read from their homes. This means that the quality of their connection, probably on Zoom, makes sometimes for a bad listening experience. (I found the Jan 1...Read full review »
gt40mk2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/12/21
The listeners shouldn’t have to strain to hear what is being said by the guest. The audio quality is terrible.
Li Rio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/21
Value this more for the Ariadne threads than the aural pleasure (few writers are also performers, alas).
Leibedghe9 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/13/21
Please master your track volumes! It’s insane at this level in the game to not care about audio quality and consistency - this is mainly bc artists are submitting remote recordings - but man send them a mic and mic that track ! I only wish this was a bi-monthly podcast. It’s my absolute...Read full review »
bigoaks1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
Having the story plus the discussion is perfect
josappreviewsfortopapps123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/21 absolutely god awful. Content is great which is the most important part and so 4 stars. But I don’t understand why the sound is so low and why the hosts voice is so much louder than her guests. With covid it’s become worse and I know nothing about sound mixing but it comes off like no one...Read full review »
cocorico66 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
It’s the pandemic, month 10. I read the news every day. I subscribed to this podcast and the first three episodes I tried are all terribly depressing. A child with a congenital defect who is abandoned by his parents, the breakdown of a relationship and another sad plot line I’ve thankfully...Read full review »
Anati via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Lovely people and read great stories. They tell you what they mean to them and why they like them so much. Great voices. Both on the mics and in the stories. Always excited to get a notification.
anniction via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/25/20
Liked the story and discussion but was distracted by the mispronunciation of the word egret. The accent is on the first long sound of e. There’s a perfect pronunciation on line for this remarkably beautiful bird. Thanks!
ablaobadia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/20
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AmberBitzer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/08/20
What a many faceted delight to have found; a companion to ease the sometime loneliness of lockdown! Thank you.
Tallulah501 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/20
Low-key, no awkward flattering or phony enthusiasm. Just well written stories accompanied by thoughtful and interesting conversation. The hostess, Deborah, is really good at asking questions that initiates reflection and opens up the stories to the listener. She also seems very well prepared and ...Read full review »
Etromiengate via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 11/18/20
Deborah Treisman’s conversations about the stories with the narrators are a joy to listen to. Their insights into the stories are fascinating.
jhazzie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/20
I love New Yorker’s fiction podcasts. Excellent listening and insight from authors and editor. PLEASE consider more frequent broadcasts. In this stressful time I rely on this outlet for a positive, thoughtful escape. Thank you very much. If I wanted focus of a donation to this podcast only, is...Read full review »
mary5523 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/20
Anyone else now read every short story in the tone used on this podcast? Just me then.
writerpainter via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/09/20
I love the way Toibin read the story and everything he said about her and the story .The discussion between himself and deborah treissman is rich pickings . I love this podcast : inspiring , educational , riveting . Thank you
nimcu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/07/20
It is a pleasure to have these stories read, a pleasure made more interesting by having another author do so. The introduction to the story, and then more detailed explanation, do inform, though it’s just their opinion. This concept of short chiseled prose with the added contrast of another...Read full review »
iloveicmd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/20
All these writers are my morning walk companions. Thank you.
NdVpno via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/21/20
I had no intention of writing a review, but after reading the recent ones, it seemed necessary. The complaints and the overall rating of this podcast don’t do it justice. The kind of analysis and the brilliant choices of stories are immensely entertaining and the material has a certain freedom to...Read full review »
Trollollloll via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/20
The last few episodes have been poor choices for this time in our history. I was so looking forward to listening to new stories but was grossed out at the content. Why all the bizarre sex stuff? Surly there are more entertaining entries to your magazine at this depressing juncture. Also, please...Read full review »
erika gentsch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/20
The complaining about readers is useless unless you clearly identify. Also, get over your complaints about vocal fry. Those who use it don’t hear it.
dsmhrd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/20
I’m in my mid 60’s and have lived and worked in many parts of the world, but I’m still often astonished by the diversity and depth of feeling I encounter in these great short stories! I generally come away with new insights and perspectives that I can chew on for many days. Thank you to Deborah...Read full review »
Gassnerd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
I’ve listened to this podcast for years and I look forward to episodes each month. The July 2020 episode heavily features racist portrayals of black individuals in Louisiana. Is this the view of the characters, the author, or the podcast creators? It’s hard to know, but I’m not inclined to be...Read full review »
ClaireShapton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/20
Just fabulous. A breath of fresh air.
BV-in-OZ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/29/20
Addicted to this rich source of literature. You just close your eyes and listen as the story unfolds. Amazing - thank you !
Blackstock1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/13/20
I listen on the elliptical. Seems to flow into my brain so much more smoothly. Excellent!
Nacho Man 007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/20
This podcast is often a pleasure in the reads and author interpretations. There needs to be a vetting for the reading authors unless they are hard to come by. Please weed out the vocal fries and mono-tonal readings. Washington’s reading of Murakami is painful in the slow monotone struggle of...Read full review »
sputin13452 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
I live short stories and some of these are so good but I agree with other reviewers that the vocal fry of some is so cringeworthy I can’t make it through two minutes of a reading. No one, not a single person, wants to hear cousin Hilary from Fresh Prince of Bel Air reading a story. Sit up, open...Read full review »
A. Reignville via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
My favourite! 😍
Fast12446 via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 05/25/20
There’s quite a difference between hearing Joyce Carol Oates rearing Cynthia Ozick vs someone who got $1.2m for a memoir after one story. Thank God for Deborah, because the dissection on this story is surface level at best.
1972763272mark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/20
I have fallen asleep to these for a year and a half now so I guess I owe it to Deborah T (🥺❤️) to write this review. Since the pandemic started, I went all the way back to the oldest episode and have been listening chronologically ever since! I wake up feeling refreshed and enriched. This is also...Read full review »
nora!b! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/20
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