Love and Radio

Reviews For Love and Radio

The first episodes are mostly filled with men and a disappointingly juvenile at first. And as one other reviewer said, full of virtue-signaling. Also this podcast is very white and it shows. However, as the show went on, I think there was a shift — after the first 15 or so episodes, the tone the show still has sets in. I adore this podcast now — it has some of my favorite podcasts ever made. But I’d avoid the first few — annoying and white male dominated.

3/5

By lyz H
Jerry’s story was heart breaking and I’m glad he survived. I hope Jerry has a decent rest of his life. He deserved a better up bringing. I am so disappointed in your approach. You make the poor guy read his history out loud. And you ask him to watch a police video of a psychopath. You are even heard laughing gingerly at some point. I don’t feel you all were attentive to the emotional damage to the individual. Please be considerate of people’s well being and pick that over getting a story.
episode is a joke, right? It sounds totally scripted. I love this podcast, but this episode makes me question the authenticity of the show. But, it would make a great dramatic thriller.
I love this show so much. Going to subscribe to Luminary to get more episodes!
Lots of podcasts to listen to that don’t demand payment...moving on (and I do donate to several...they just don’t MAKE me)
Stories you won’t hear anywhere else.
Love this podcast- so real and raw and true. Everyone should listen!
Good podcast but don’t agree with subscription only service.
Disappointed this is now a paid podcast. No longer a subscriber. I’ve listened to this since the beginning and now I’m having to remove it from my library
Not worth the price
To people complaining about the show moving to Luminary: The new season is the best one yet(in my opinion), and more than worth the what? $8 a month? C’mon people, they’ve been giving us this amazing podcast for free for over a decade. Pay up!
It killed me when this show left for a subscription based service. It was good while it lasted. Now they use the Apple Pod cast app to advertise through the pay wall? 💔
Would be five stars if they didn’t move to Luminary. I’ve tried and even paid for luminary but the app is very glitchy and unhelpful. So frustrating because I love this podcast.
A fantastic podcast that nobody hears anymore because they jumped ship.
So bummed this moved to a subscription type show. It was one of my favorites.
The sound design is super overbearing and overshadows the stories. It becomes so exhausting that it gets hard to understand what’s happening.
I have listened to nearly every episode and enjoyed them immensely. The only thing that has me ripping off my headphones and skipping ahead is the close-in recording of liquid being poured, whispers, lip and mouth sounds, soft singing, etc. I cannot take it!
The fact that this podcast has moved to Luminary, as a “premium” podcast, is beyond shocking to me. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that impoverished people aren’t allowed access to what was an awesome podcast that could give people insight, knowledge, and understanding of other people and help people to be more cultured.
So ive listened to the secrets ones, which are excellent (some seem fictitious though?). I've also listenened to a few scripted episodes and everything ive listened to has been super...dark, but very well put together.
My favorite podcast best storytelling ever !! Always a twist. Soooo good
Fantastic sound, production quality, and stories. Love it!
Sorry, I really wouldn’t consider paying for this. Too many good podcasts out there. Easy decision to drop.
not a bad podcast, but not everything is sustainable on a subscription model...
A coworker recommended I listen to an episode. That was a month ago. I have since listened to this PC in completion save for 1 or 2 episodes. I’m feeling proud and entertained. More please. 📻

2/5

By nf.ll.y
My husband and I listened to our first episode today. The story was engrossing but started sounding strange at some point in the 2nd half. Only by listening to the credits did one learn it was fictional.
i never, ever write reviews of *anything* but i just love this podcast so much. love and radio presents stories of the unusual, oddities that exist at the fringes, in such a beautiful, compelling way. a way that feels almost voyeuristic, but in a polite sorta way.u get what i’m saying? just listen ok??
Reality-bending, consistently thought provoking, shocking yet comforting.
Hey - wanna listen to amazing heartfelt storytelling, but bored of self important hosts/producers? For L+R, its not uncommon to get 30 or 40 minutes into an episode before you're even aware of the presence or existance of a producer / interviewer. Thanks L+R for your insight and humility. Keep em coming!!!
The diversity of topics with simultaneous maintenance of presentation style is unique. And excellent. Highly recommend!

5/5

By Tre
It’s so weird...but so good.
Absolutley love the show, always a new topic I'd never have though of! Just wanted to say, saw a few people complaining about the audio sounds and effects when people are talking, especially on your Secrets hotline, persoanlly love them and feel it really adds the the story and the show. Awesome work!
I have always enjoyed this podcast but the episode Point to Egress has got to be by far the best episode yet. Take a listen and be mesmerized. This is what love and radio is all about. I love it, great job.
A winner. Each podcast is very well researched and professionally created. The content is consistently interesting and informative, offering unique subject matter. Nick Vanderkolk is bright and articulate, and the music selections are stunning. I highly recommend this podcast. It’s one of the best.
Such good stories and great listening. I really really enjoy every episode. The stories are all so deep. Highly recommended
So honest. So simple. Just real stories from real people unadulterated by narration and other superfluous junk. Breaks my heart on the regular. 💓
You’re either trying to dupe the audience with this scripted episode or this couple duped you!
Unsubscribed after the Points of Egress episode. It was so frustrating to start listening to an episode only to realize halfway through it was fiction. The podcast presented all its episodes as nonfiction (as far as I can recall) up until this point.
I’m usually forwarding episodes to share with my friends. So many different topics and they’re always really interesting.
Subscription process was very quick and simple.
The folks at love & radio are supernaturally talented interviewers, and the production is beautiful. It took a while for me to get into this show when it first came out (it was way too experimental for me, and some episodes were hit-or-miss) but they’ve really honed this thing into an art. Awesome work you guys!!!

4/5

By xkritz
Very unique. In the past I’ve taken issue with some aspects of production, too Much echo, too much effect or whatever... but all in all- a very unique and well produced podcast that spans subject matter that you just don’t find anywhere else. There’s nothing line it. Highly recommend.
Roses are red Violets are blue Poems are Hard Beer.
Every episode is unique and transformative... this is more than a podcast- Love and Radio is a quick audio vacation away from the mundane and into the intergalactic. Love this podcast!!!!
Too much virtue signaling for me.
I cannot get enough of this podcast. Please come out with more episodes soon. I especially love the “secrets” episodes. I love the way you listen so intently to each person’s story and ask probing questions that get them to talk about really deep stuff