Reviews
This podcast brought me to tears. The counseling seems to work for people really well and it’s really special to see all these relationships get better.
🫠😵‍💫🫥 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/24
I used to really like this show and found it helpful, but lately it just seems like she nit picks certain things. For example, the episode I’m listening to now - she said she wonders when the last time the man touched the woman’s legs was. The man answers and Esther says he’s insecure for...Read full review »
LemonDrops88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/24
What an excellent session that offered a different way to view her father. Childhood trauma is so deep and it is amazing how it gets passed on. I love this podcast. The best therapy I have ever had.
Texas Olivia Pope via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/24
Frustrated that this podcast is no longer true to its original format. Feels a bit like a dupe and possibly a money grab to basically just recycle old couples therapy sessions among the call from Esther and subscription episodes.
8hellohi8 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/11/24
This episode brought me to tears because I recognized my nurturing tendencies to others & holding back from asking others to nurture me. When I do experience nurturing from family, friends & strangers, I’m surprised & grateful. I need to say “thank you “ more than I do along with...Read full review »
Ohio Vick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/24
Why is every third or second guest gay? Is there an agenda of message going on here. Statistically we are only about 10% of the population. Seems forced
Sascha4real via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/24
I've been listening to Esther for years. I'm also a subscriber - well worth it. What I appreciate most is being on her journey, seeing her work evolve as the world itself morphs, and history folds and continues. Esther's a vulnerable and brave adventurer and I appreciate her taking us...Read full review »
Eminnit via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/04/24
I used to really love this show and now it seems to have constant same sex couples that don’t appeal at all to my situation. I wish Esther would take it into consideration that only a small percentage of the population identifies as gay. Why are most of her episodes I hear now mainly same sex....Read full review »
Loveufc13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/24
I am Pakistani national resident in KSA, I always listen to your podcast again and again because it helps me to understand myself much better and improved my relationship a lot with my family and friends. There were times that I taught that I’m weird and have major issues that cannot be treated...Read full review »
Starletayesha via Apple Podcasts · Saudi Arabia · 05/14/24
This podcast has helped me tremendously on so many levels. It’s truly incredible.
bdhdjn zcnvdom xu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/24
This feeling is so amazing. I hope there will be a good result.
有村架纯www via Apple Podcasts · China · 05/10/24
I want Esther Perel to pick my brain.
Cinematron via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 04/29/24
No one is letting this man speak. Both Ester and the wife continue to interrupt him, despite him being scolded when he “responds too quickly.” Ester is inferring things about their relationship after just minutes of interacting with them, which seems to suit the wife’s narrative but clearly not...Read full review »
kgrady57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/24
Oh boy, I hope he can take in what is being said. He sounds like he isn't getting it. She seems observant and intelligent. He wants to always be right. If it's a fact, it should be said, whether it hurts or not. Not a good skill for a relationship.Read full review »
AnnaB68 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/24
Esther is brilliant at what she does but whoever manages the technical side of subscription podcasts need to improve. Multiple episodes have an error and are not playing so it’s very frustrating as I have never bad the same problem with any of my other podcasts
Liber ice villa via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/18/24
I’ve listened to three non-special guest episodes and have to say a big red flag for me is when a host does more talking than listening. She is very quick to put words in her guests mouths and makes assumptions about why they feel or act a certain way. It could be that the sessions are edited...Read full review »
Wjc8501 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/24
Use to love this podcast before it became apart of vox media. The new content strategies are not it.
Kady973 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/24
I have a long history of therapy and coaching, yet I always learn something from Esther. She has an uncanny ability to dive right into the heart of a person’s issues - to see it more clearly than they had been able to see it - and to reframe it and give nonjudgmental guidance.
Skittlesmuncher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/24
Esther Perel’s podcast is raw, intimate, and organically revealing to me. I take pleasure in how she listens to, reflects on, and works with her clients. She's incredibly perceptive and this podcast will give you something to relate to in your own relationships.Read full review »
thomasadrian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
I used to love this podcast. However, the commercials/adverts have reached an unprecedented level. It now takes five minutes before any actual interviews begin. We have to listen to Esther ‘sell out’. We then have three more interruptions over a 30 minute podcast. Sorry, you lost me.
Volcano27melblocal via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/26/24
Was so looking forward to ira glass interview but disappointed how disrespectful this woman handled it. Very patronising interruptive and interrogative approach. Won’t be surprised if Ira never comes back
Katerina_02_08 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/24
A long-time listener, I’ve been a fan of Where Should We Begin for many years. Unfortunately, over time it has moved away from what made it compelling: Esther sitting down with two people to dissect their relational dynamic. What I found powerful was the fact that, regardless of the pair and how...Read full review »
Nell7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/24
“those of us who menstruate” Disapointed that Esther pretends to not know what woman is - in a time where they are putting men in women’s prisons og sports.
Miamaiya via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 03/21/24
This podcast ever softens my edges towards others and reminds me of humanity and the absolutely precious intricacies of the human story. Thank you for teaching us all through this format of storytelling and support!
LittleYeti4789 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/24
“Where Should We Begin” has become my favorite podcast since it was released, and I eagerly anticipate each new episode week after week. Esther Perel’s insight and intelligence shine through in evey session, and I’m captivated listening to her. Her ability to delve deep into the core of each...Read full review »
*shineri* via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/24
I have listened to every season and loved the podcast. But lately the push to monetise it has ruined the show. Incredible amount of ads make the episodes impossible to listen to! One or two ads that are less obnoxious would be ok and understandable. But this brute push shows a lack of class tbh....Read full review »
mstrmn via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/11/24
As a therapist who practices IFS personally and with my clients I was so excited to see my two favourite therapists in a conversation! Esther I have always hoped you would bring Richard Schwartz on and I would love to see you do an IFS session with someone on the podcast. IFS is the most powerful...Read full review »
syl083 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/07/24
Very sad when patients are used like this.
djsolomon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/24
For her own good
JJ_Lemieux via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/24
Esther, please never stop doing this podcast. I listen every evening to a new episode and find them so profoundly eye opening. Particularly as I go through a break up, this podcast is giving me revelations of my own. I love when couples call in, it’s such an insight... Thank you for your...Read full review »
Melodía✨ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/24
It used to be real. People who were relatable to an average person were the ones interviewed. Now it’s more about a product and branding. Lot’s of money to be made and Esther is taking full advantage of it. There are enough products in the world. The contradiction between something so very...Read full review »
egizzi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
I have loved this from the first but loathing the new episodes with 'famous' people - fawning and sychophantic rather than insightful and educational about the very real challenges normal people face in their lives and relationships. Please go back to the old format!Read full review »
SophieLoveOz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/27/24
Esther has been one of my personal thought leaders for years, these sessions have made me a better therapist, lover, daughter, coworker, and human. I also appreciate so much how Esther has listened to feedback from fans about recycled episodes, short episodes, and excessive commercials. I feel...Read full review »
baby Therapist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
A+
Thank you for your work.
lazylinguis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/24
This podcast means so much to me. Thank you for helping me realise, grow , and be kinder. I will forever listen and forever be thankful for this.
glav01 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/14/24
Ester is incredible. I could listen to her all day long. Whenever I have anxiety I put on her podcast 💖
Mattihest via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/06/24
It’s amazing how she gets to the bottom of the problems. Thank you for your insight, I have learnt so much about human conditions by just listening your show. Bless you Esther.
Lizonvvvv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/24
The episode “I Have Had Better” left me feeling disappointed. Esther didn't give the woman a chance to explain WHY her attitude towards sex with her husband changes AFTER having kids. Is there a chance that a woman resents her husband because of his lack of involvement in raising kids and...Read full review »
Casalomanevsedoma via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/24
So often when the episode starts, I think I can’t even relate to these people, and they are so unwise… But when I continue to listen, I start to realize that everyone can relate, and we are all so unwise. Thank you!
realitystrikesback via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/24
I listened to this podcast for the first time recently after it was recommended to me and chose the “Am I just a placeholder” episode. Esther didn’t fully understand what her client was asking for help with, she explained how she has noticed a pattern in her life where she would be dating someone...Read full review »
Lomi12 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/25/24
I love how Ester explores in this latest episode. Letting her find her answers within.
game boi12345768037 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 01/22/24
Incredibly rich and deep and intelligent
ljutsum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/24
I love Ester’s show so much! It is my favorite podcast and I look forward to episodes being released. Her calming voice and demeanor, no matter the subject matter, is really soothing. I prefer this type of conversation to the sensationalist tone of some of the therapist on tv and online. Amazing...Read full review »
Curlycharm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/24
Beautiful show, but way too much advertising is now making me stop listening
Marielle111 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/10/24
She’s such a wonderful therapist. I’m listening to her work with these couples I find I’m learning so much that I can apply to my own experience. Feels like free, good quality therapy.
Nobstarmafu via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/10/24
I used to love this show, I loyally listened for years, but at this point the amount of time for ads might exceed that of the actual show. Unbearable but also unheard of! No other free podcast I’m aware of has so much advertising
elisa.rocchi.30 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/10/24
I love this podcast so much, I’ve been listening to it for years and I get excited about every new episode. I understand the offering of a subscriber model but I will not be pressured into it through these tactics, namely rereleasing episodes from the first season, releasing more and more...Read full review »
NinaSomethingitalian via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/06/24
I love all the banter and funnies- iDGAF in terms of what anyone says about me or this situation- all I regret it was taken wrongly so many months ago! I’m glad you are benefiting and a lot of my mates too but what the heck do I do in the present. Yeah I like Sofia, took it a little far know now...Read full review »
Layts 1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/03/24
I love Esther’s show so much. No matter what the topic or description I find listening to how she talks to people amazing. I take something away from every episode from a new mental idea or just general calmness.
instanttaylor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/23
This podcast genuinely changed the way I approach relationships with my partner, friends, family and even myself. Esther is incredibly wise, compassionate and gives listeners lots of tools to invite more reflection into their lives. I have kept up with the podcast for many years and recommended...Read full review »
Oversized Cereal Bowl via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/21/23
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