Become the most interesting person in the room, listen to the world's best journalism on the go.

At Curio, we handpick content from leading newspapers and magazines, turning them into beautifully narrated audio you can listen to at any time, anywhere. Discover professionally narrated stories from over 30 publications, including The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Aeon among others.

Find out if cats have an existential crisis, why should go on a sabbatical and whether artificial intelligence should be more or less intelligent.

Join now and become the most interesting person in the room.

Download Curio and listen to 10 free tracks. After that you can select one of the following Curio Unlimited Listening subscription options:
$7.99 per month
$59.99 per year

With Curio Unlimited Listening you will have:
* Ad-free listening
* Unlimited access to thousands of hours of audio from The Washington Post, Financial Times, The Economist, Aeon, The Guardian, and more.
* Unlimited downloads to listen offline
* Unlimited favourites and saves on stories
* Personalised recommendations and curated playlists

You can cancel your annual plan at any time during the first 7 days via the iTunes settings, and we won't charge you.

Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. You can go to your iTunes Account settings to manage your subscriptions or turn off auto-renew. Please note that your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period (either the $7.99 at the end of your current month for the monthly plan or $59.99 at the end of your current year for the annual plan).

You may manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your account settings after purchase.

Any unused portion of free tracks or a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 4.0.5

Become the most interesting person in the room, listen to the world's best journalism on the go.
We are excited to bring you a new version of Curio with an updated look, including a "for you" tab where you can discover more journalism you'll love, and an improved search, so you don't miss a thing.
Track of the week:
How the modern office is killing our creativity | The Financial Times

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
435 Ratings

435 Ratings

Larry_Hinman ,

Good articles, poor reading

Curio has an excellent selection of articles, but the people who read them are terrible in terms of their pronunciation. Either they don’t look up pronunciations or they think they know the correct way to pronounce even common words such as “interlocutor” “teleological,” “Anaxagoras,” and “correlative.” I find this very distracting. I’m thinking about cancelling for this reason. Also the readers seem to treat all sentences as worthy of equal emphasis. Slightly better than a version read by a computer. The value to me right now is that I can find out whether I want to read the text myself.

Developer Response ,

Hi Larry, thanks very much for trying out Curio and for your feedback. We take pronunciations and the type of delivery very seriously. With Anaxagoras, as it's a Greek word, with two different pronunciations - one in Greek and one in English - we chose to consciously go with the Greek one as it seemed more authentic.

Also, each voice actor has a different natural style, which we encourage them to use as much as possible. So I would urge you to listen to a few other pieces as well. And please do not hesitate to contact us at if you would like any clarifications or have any issues. One of us will always be available to chat. Thanks once again for checking out Curio and for engaging with us so deeply.

#Frappaccinolover ,

What to expect on the App...

It’s beneficial for anyone interested in expanding their horizons to invest in App like this one in question. You will be put in a trance, which in return learn new matters from many different discourse, and through enjoyable fashion.

Learning doesn’t have to be boredom, or a remedial task at hand. Limitless potential here on this App for all education levels. You come to listen to articles, yet a impetus for a appetite to reach the stars in knowledge appears.

I adore the psychology portions in the beginning primarily, then I got drawn to totally out my spectrums categories like art, history, and feminist articles. It’s like a Pandora box of massive enlightenment potential ready for the mortal to grasp, and attain absolute wisdom.

Stay thirsty my friends, this App will quench your thirst!

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you so much for trying out Curio and for your amazing review. We're very pleased that you were able to discover new categories of listening - that is something we consciously aim to promote, knowing the joy of serendipitous discovery ourselves!

You'll also see a lot of new updates with functional improvements in the coming weeks, which I hope will help you enjoy the service better.

Thanks again for this!

Jay Mutzafi ,

Would love to use this app but...

1. PLEASE let me pay per article. I listen to 1 every once in a while, I don’t want to subscribe. Give me a per article option.

2. This app, just like the beta, makes it hard to find a specific article. I spot one online, jump to the app, use search but nothing comes up, search through the publication and sometimes find it, often not (even though it’s embedded in the site so I know it exists). Add an open in app links to your embedded web player please.


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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