Alan Watts Podcast

Reviews For Alan Watts Podcast

Deleting episodes to get us to buy the app for $40
Please stop deleting the other episodes!
Thanks for deleting everything and giving me the most recents. Oh waiiiit. Maybe I put old podcasts back on because of something called favoritism.
Great talks - so sad to hear they just keep one episode at a time.
They release the episodes in series then delete the previous episode so you can’t follow. Useless.
These podcasts are great. Watts has been gone a long time now, but his words and ideas live on. I have followed Watts for almost 40 years, read his books, listened to his lectures. He always puts me in a gentler frame of mind.
As far as I can tell, when they add an episode they delete the prior episode, making it impossible to follow if you don’t catch it at the beginning or if you miss an episode.
.... but it feels like a trail to a paywall. Pretty sure it’s not what AW would have wanted
The tactic of not archiving the episodes is a blatant attempt to push people to pay a middle man for the works of Alan Watts. Really sad.
I LOVE Alan Watts and heartily appreciate his presence here, his enduring brilliance. I dislike how you've truncated his lectures into little bits. As if no one has an attention span longer than a gnat's, no offence to gnats.
I love to hear AW’s talks but do not appreciate the inserted music. I also would appreciate longer excerpts - it often cuts off at an inopportune moment.
Why not provide just one sentence from Watts’ lecture in each podcast? You could call each sentence an episode and derive the maximum advertising and monetization of Buddhism that way!
Finding these gifts has been a true blessing. For this I am grateful.
I listened to this podcast often. Now there are no episodes but one that is 15 min. Now directed to an pay app. So bummed.
Only one episode available :(
A calming voice with worldly knowledge and humor. The perfect way to start and end the day.
Why is there only one episode available?!?
SORRY i’m cynical of these common tiny clips from his works, due to delving way into his work in my early 20s I know how much is missing. Much more can be found online at no cost but you have to dig a little. But hopefully the rights to these recordings are being put toward something positive I haven’t done my research on that end. Profiting off of this seems sad but touche’ if you legalized it
Alan Watts has some amazing insights and should be understood by far more people, so I was very happy to see this podcast pop up recently, but so far the creators have just been posting a fraction of a lecture each week and then taking it down the following week when another fraction of a lecture is posted. There’s no way for anyone to catch up if they didn’t start at the beginning, and for someone to just jump in to a lecture with no context or understanding of what’s being discussed could easily lead to everything he says getting taken the wrong way.
I Wis live to listen to Mr Watts but there's only one episode- one that is in the middle of a series! Alas, everything is behind a $34.99 payment. Well ain't that something?
Thank for bringing Alan Watts to Podcast, looking forward to more episodes :D
I cannot just listen to one podcast. We need more uploaded.
Life changing stuff that one can never get enough of.
What he says is very important obviously but it’s the way he says what he says that gets through your defenses, disarms your suspicions and somehow presents the most unhappy news as though it were no less a silver lining by definition. The only person I know ever to make an ex-catholic born-again atheist feel OK about death.
Alan Watts is great. This podcast is absolute garbage. You get 10 minutes of content wrapped in 5 minutes of advertising, once per week with no archive. If you want to hear Alan Watts's lectures, go to YouTube. Watts would likely be embarrassed and appalled by this poor presentation and crass commercialization of his ideas. Whoever put this out should be ashamed of themselves.
Prepare to be enlightened.
This podcast used to have many different lectures from Watts, all in uninterupted form. However, in the last month or so, it appears to have been completely overhauled. Most of the good talks have vanished and have been replaced by a small handful of lectures that have been broken into short bits. Its sad. This was one of my favorite podcasts.
Now we have to pay 35 bucks to hear what should be free??? Booooo!
It's an incredible shame that the Alan Watts Foundation has decided to gate content in the hopes of driving up sales to their poorly run and execture online shop. It's especially unfortunate that poor business decisions have led to a dilution of the profound wisdom of one of the best 20th century mystics. My advice is to find all of Alan Watts' talks for free elsewhere. Perhaps the creators and decision makers will acutally listen to some talks by Alan Watts and then construct a business model that actually serves instead of leeches.
While I love Alan Watt's wisdom and brilliance, this podcast makes me feel it's a huge waste of time and a manipulation. It's pretty useless, no back feed(archives) episodes get deleted automatically. It looks like all the creators want to do is give the audience the smallest possible snippet to exite their interest in hopes they will go and buy the lectures, which are prohibitevely expensive.
I love the Alan Watts recordings and greatly appreciate all the work that was done over the past years to put out these podcasts. I listen to them over and over again. I'm upset, though, by the recent changes to these and the lack of access to archives now, at least via iPhone. Really missing the stellar way these were done previously.
By far my favorite podcast. Only, it's a shame that so few back logged episodes are available, if at all. I heard a most profound articulation of empathy but later, trying to re-listen, it had disappeared. :(
Thank you
The new format, in which weird music precedes Alan Watts presentation, and some guy comes on telling us why it's important, is distracting and insulting. I almost can't bring myself to listen anymore -- and I've been an AW fan since the 1960s. Apparently this was tried five years ago and it failed with listeners then, too. Now it's being tried again? What's the point? Bring back the old format or I'll stick to books.

2/5

By DBinSf
I can't get it to work. It only downloaded two snippets of lectures and could not find longer versions or access to any others.
There are over 300 reviews for a podcast that doesn't exist? I only see one item. Also it won't let me subscribe. I love Alan Watts and really hope to access this someday.
Not What Should Be But What Is (2 of 4) would not download...tried and failed with three different pod catchers. Otherwise, I like this podcast a lot!
This podcast makes me feel calm and energized at the same time. Mmmm, I like it.
I notice two reviewers don't like it, but I do and would like to get my hands on it.
I can listen to the same podcast 10 times and still be enlighten and entertained. I feel awakened!
Classic, engaging, intelligent. I always discover something new from Alan Watts.

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5/5

Great!!

2/5

By mcpucho
Always has a story to spin, and always tells it with a grin.
So good I got the series at the app store for only $35.

By DMC78
Huge fan of Alan Watts. Besides having amazing insight, he is very entertaining and easily to understand. My favorite talks are the ones examining Christianty from the perspective of other religious views.
Very intellectual yet simple :) A quite engaging podcast