Reviews
It’s that sing-song voice that’s not acting and not singing that short story narrators and poets adopt…. But why? So unfortunate since many of the stories are fantastic.
5762097632 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/22
Just a heads up that this months story is extremely graphic. Sex, violence, mutilation -I get that Apple might not be able to mark individual shows as explicit, so I wanted to alert anyone who might be checking out reviews before diving in. Yikes
LUBurr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/22
The choice of story can be as interesting as the story itself. Hearing a published writer and an experienced editor interact takes each narrative to another level. This is an exceptional podcast.
Head Mirror via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
So many inventive, perceptive, challenging, original stories here - when a new one drops it feels like a gift has arrived on the doorstep!
Yin&Yang the Rabbits via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/11/22
I have tried reading Carver any number of times. The fault (for not finding the work engaging) is mine: Between my own two ears the stories fall flat. After listening to this—that is, having the story read to me—I said, and nearly out loud, ‘Wow. I get it now. This is amazing.’ The commentary...Read full review »
verdugoSB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/22
I’ve discovered more writers to love (Stuart Dybek!). The post-reading discussions can be incredibly insightful and add much to my sense of the story. And you’ve gotta love Deborah’s voice. Please don’t stop.
new listener32 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/22
Both the guests interviewed and the stories they read aloud allow the listener to visit another world. Everyone involved clearly loves storytelling and it’s delightful to listen to
Juju Laroo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/21/22
Debrah似乎能够轻松量出嘉宾的真实深度,有教养,即便她已经不大瞧得上嘉宾了
Aaronzzc via Apple Podcasts · China · 03/31/22
As an aspiring writer, I get so much out of the discussions of the stories. It’s fun to see which stories are meaningful to which writers, and I enjoy getting a curated taste of the New Yorker’s vast back catalogue. As a lifelong reader, this is pure pleasure. A book club without any of the work...Read full review »
annhoaglund via Apple Podcasts · France · 03/07/22
Jen Gish episode....May have been a good story but it is unlistenable. Sounds like talking in a tin can.
honolululistenet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/22
Top shelf stories from great authors and Deborah has the most pleasant voice I may have ever heard…
overphill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/22
往前翻翻,常有奇遇。
XH in us via Apple Podcasts · China · 01/24/22
Thanks to Deborah for this captivating podcast! Love to hear the female writers. Superb story “The Proxy” Appreciation to Meloy!
Abjdsf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/22
Listening to the discussion post the reading is like sitting in on a college Lit class, and always makes me dig deeper into the material. Love Deborah Treisman, and was introduced to this podcast during my college course on short stories with Mary Gaitskill. Haven’t stopped listening since!
ShambhaviS24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/21
I love the concept and the stories are great but the host and most of the guests sound like Molly Shannon and Alec Baldwin in the Schweaty(?) Balls SNL sketch. Their voices are so prim and soft and stilted that it is almost beyond parody.
Ninjazombiekiller via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/21
Great podcast but the Sherman Alexie story should have carried a warning that it featured graphic sexual content. I was listening with my elderly mother and it was quite a shock and very unpleasant.
Stop the jarring ads at end via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/21
One of my favorite podcasts- you get a story and thoughtful discussion. DT is a great host. One of my favorite readers is Ben Lerner. They have a great rapport.
Ssddjjkklrty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/21
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
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
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
.....is 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
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