Please fix the sound mixing - long overdue
The sound mixing is terrible and really takes away from the vibes of the great content. The volume is so low and then ad volumes is so unbearably loud that it pains my ear. The content is amazing, but I’m quickly put in a bad mood when the sound blasts and gives me a physical sensation of discomfort.
Why does Oprah refuse to allow her guests to complete a single sentence? Why not just do a monologue ? It gives the whole show a rushed and frantic quality. So frustrating.
Fix the Sound
I love the content of the podcasts but cannot listen due to the sound problems. The commercials are SO MUCH louder than the podcast. It blows the speakers in our car and wakes our baby constantly. Headphones are even worse. You are Oprah. Please fix this!
Why so short?
I have enjoyed listening to Oprah’s podcasts. I just don’t understand why they are so short? There is so little content. Honestly, not much is said other than accolades, acknowledgements and a bit of information. Where is the depth?
It is such a treasure to have this amazing podcast full of such wisdom, life, and love! A huge thank you to Oprah and everyone that makes this possible :) Keep up the great work and inspiring words! God Bless
I absolutely love this series of podcasts and have been listing to Oprah for years. I have grown spiritually and find listening both educational and comforting. Here’s my one complaint: why oh why have you added the awful commercials by the tacky local retailers??? Uugghh they interrupt in a loud (always many octives higher than the podcast.) They are a literal assault on my ears. Please STOP
Epidemiology and Public Health in public schools!
Would like to discuss, what why and how to teach epidemiology and public health to all students in public schools and community leaders! Teaching all how to live a safer and healthier lifestyle!
Diamond In the Darkness
I love all the different guests and topics and how they all wrap around how to have an authentic life! It makes me feel like I’m not the only one! My only suggestion is to listen to guests finish their thought. I feel like you interrupt and offer your own thoughts before they complete theirs. Keep on keeping on!
The commercials are too loudl
This imbalance in the sound takes away from this podcast . It would be so much more enjoyable if this was fixed. I tend to chose other podcasts over this one for this very reason. It’s too bad.
Ad volume unbearable
I love this podcast and love the content but the ad volume is so much louder than the podcast volume and it’s become unbearable to listen to. It’s an aggressive assault on my ears and not worth listening to the podcast anymore
Horrible Audio, Wonderful Content
We all know how wonderful Oprah and her interviews are. But the audio of this podcast is not worthy of anything attached to Oprah’s name. The dialogue is VERY quiet, and the intro and advertisements are EXTREMELY loud!!! Whether you’re in your car, listening at home, or on headphones, you will risk blowing either your speakers or ear drums. I would be so embarrassed if this were my podcast. It’s not that hard to balance audio levels. Sorry Oprah! I still love you, but it shouldn’t be this way.
I’m usually in tears after listening. This podcast helps me to know myself better and love people better.
I need to unsubscribe
I love the podcast but the commercials are so loud I can’t continue to listen. I almost caused an accident while driving. the commercials interrupt people at work, while I am home and listening I need to pull off my headphones because it is too loud for my ears and hurt. I can’t be the only who has complained. This has gotten to be a safety hazard and I can’t continue. I wish you could change this. I will try again in 6 months to see if you have been listening.
Best podcast, worst sound
This is absolutely my favorite podcast. Oprah makes me cry almost every time I listen to it and I am so inspired by the spiritual teachers and guests on here. Even just Oprah herself. But the volume is extremely low on the interviews, and the ad volume is incredibly high. So every time you’re listening you have to turn the volume way up to hear the interview, but then the ads come up and blow out your eardrums. Please fix it! Thank you 💗
WORST SOUND QUALITY!!
Holy cow, this is punishment for anyone listening with headphones. Have a little respect for your listeners!
I love you’re show but going from the interviews to the ads is shocking to the ear. I have to amp up my volume to 50 during my commute and when it goes to ads I get an ear piercing slam of LOUD. Hate rating the show as a 1 Star but it’s only to get someone’s attention.
I love this podcast so much-I would agree with the other reviewers about the sound issue.
My Family My Friends My Ángels Are Here
Since I become Stay at home Mom I did not have any idea the challenges in this. Journey. ‘Mory
In this time, I felt this I needed something spiritual and inspirational and who better to go to than a OPRAH! I love this show! Good balance of celebrity interviews and truly spiritual work. Feedback? Why is the volume so low? I’m often listening while on my bike in New York City. Even when my volume is all the way up, it can be hard to hear. The ads, however, are at a normal volume (or even higher than normal), so I’ll be straining to listen to the content, then I’ll be blasted away by the ads. PLEASE fix this! Anyway, love Oprah, love the show! Truly grateful!
Million-dollar content, 10-cent audio quality
A superstar with terrific content and guests, so this should be a must-listen. I can’t handle the technical problems - please fix the AUDIO LEVELS! The intro voiceover and the intrusive ads are clear and LOUD. The actual conversations are always at a different volume and generally worse audio quality. This should be easily addressed. Also, having ads for Ivory soap on a Black superstar’s podcast seems really incongruous and just wrong.
Awesome content but audio is wonky!
I love the guests, most of the questions, etc. but the sound on this podcast is very un-balanced and varies in volume from episode to episode. Some guests I can barely hear (but then the ads almost blow my speakers), others are normal. I’ve tried this podcast in various locations and it’s the same set of issues. Please, whoever is handling audio, fix this issue!!!
The podcasts are fabulous, but PLEASE fix the audio during the commercials. They are extremely loud!
What a fake
7,000 black on black murders every year Oprah hasn’t acknowledged. That is a 9/11 for the black community every six months. Every year. This year it doubled. She says nothing. She was successful in selling diet books, but not fake facts. Oprah was also involved with setting Jeffrey Epstein up with children, by the children’s own testimony.
Freddie bag of donuts
Love listening to your podcasts Oprah, but PLEASE fix the increased volume during ads. My ear drums are ringing when the blasting commercials come on! It’s a problem on Spotify as well. Thank you.
I dosent work
Honesty and communication. I learn so much.
FIX VOLUME PLS
Honestly this podcast has changed my life. But sound engineers.... please fix the ad volume / interview volume issue. Going through the reviews, it’s clearly been a common complaint. Whatever expensive sound equipment / speakers you’re using is NOT what the average listener has when listening to these podcasts. We listen on our average phones, headphones or AirPods, in our average cars, on our few-year-old computers/laptops. The ad volume is SHOCKINGLY loud in comparison to the interview volume. I constantly have to adjust the volume and many times am extremely startled when the ad nearly bursts my ear drums. Please investigate and adjust according to the average listener’s experience.
Why so quiet?
After all this time and so many episodes, why are you still not using the audio levels that every other podcast uses? I have to turn this up louder to hear the interviews and then blow out my eardrums when the ads pop on. Seems like an easy fix, can you hire an audio person already?
You are liars
Your hatred for white people is showing.
Mind freakin’ blown.
I mean it’s Oprah. She’s the best.
Sound mixing needs fixing
Love the show, but the volume for sponsored ads is WAY too loud compared to the audio for the recorded content. My eardrums practically burst when transitioning to an ad.
Wow! I have a whole new perspective of Tina Turner. I found myself laughing, shedding tears, and contemplating. What a strong, courageous woman!
No intimacy - stop interviewing celebrities!!
This podcast used to be so incredibly personal and powerful. Now it’s just celebrities giving us a rundown of their career successes and some of their spiritual experiences along the way - we can watch celebrities discuss themselves literally at any point on any platform. We miss spiritual experts who’ve dedicated their lives to this study! Not a random actor who maybe saw god once. Oprah is so enlightened so why is she giving a platform to these celebs?? With all her success, I’m wondering if she feels like she owes them. Bummer...
Audio mix should be the same quality as the content
The discrepancy between the audio level of the commercials and the interviews/bookends is piercing - the engineers/producers should rise to the level of the content being offered.
The time is now Podcast
The interview with Tina Turner was fabulous! I’m so happy for Tina, she’s in a wonderful space where she’s happy. There is nothing like true happiness! I applaud you Tina! Monique
I’ve listened to this podcast basically since it was released. I love the messages Oprah shares and I believe the world needs these messages now more than ever! When I’m having a low day I love to put this podcast and go for a long walk. I feel instantly inspired and motivated to push through and give my best. Thank you for this work!
Steven Tyler Episode
Wow! I always liked Steven Tyler, but listening to Oprah’s interview with him in Sunapee, NH I’ve grown to love him! What a authentic, down to earth guy... and outright appreciating Oprah for her incredible omnipotent energy. I listened to this podcast while I was out walking on a country road in Connecticut; I found myself laughing out loud as if I was with Oprah and Steven in the woods of New Hampshire. Wonderful and thought provoking interview.
I would love to hear an interview of Resmaa Menakem - and his book, My Grandmother’s Hands
Love Oprah, but...
This podcast is awesome except for the sound. With as much money and technology that Oprah has available, one would think that the audio would be better. An example of this is the phone interview with Tina Turner. It was awful. The terrible sound quality distracts from the great content that is provided. I love Oprah and her message but this podcast can sound amateurish. Her team can do better.
Please fix sound issue, as recently mentioned. Commercials volume is too loud. Longtime fan of Oprah
Oprah has a problem
Considering her political opinion I feel bad for you Oprah and your followers!
5-star show with 1-star level sound mix
I do not want to give this show 1-star but hoping this will help fix the sound issue. Lifelong Oprah fan and such a great podcast but my ear drums burst when the commercials come on. Literally almost have a heart attack. I work in production and this is a super easy fix in mixing. Please read this review and I'm happy to help fix this. Oprah I can help!
My favorite podcast of all time! I get so much from these conversations- listening to SS has been like taking a class & every episode has helped me grow as a person-thank you!
The Midas Touch!
Everything Ms. Oprah Winfrey touches truly does turn into gold (I honestly wish she would just touch me with just her smallest pinky finger, I know I would become an instant success, truly). I love her soul purpose to inspire and teach others about the important lessons in life and about the joys of the human experience and connection. I have been a super fan from a very young age and I can only hope and dream to be even an ounce of the goodness she is and inspire others. Thank you for creating this medium for millennials, busy working mothers, and budding nurse practitioner. You are valued, loved, seen, and appreciated. If you listen to no other podcast, listen to this. You owe to yourself and everyone you love.
Somebody fix the volume levels, please!
I love the content, but the volumes between the content and commercials are so extreme. I have to turn up the volume all the way up to hear the show, only to have my eardrums blown out by the commercials. Hate listening to the show in this format.
Erin K. D.
LOVE the content, HATE the sound issue! Please fix :)
Volume & Sound Quality 😣
I love the content, but why has the sound quality not improved with time & experience? The commercials & segues bust my ear drums while the interviews are quiet & lower quality. It’s a frustrating listen for soul-stirring conversations.
Oprah and her guests bring so much inspirational motivation in my life and I’m always thrilled to listen to this podcast.
Thom D. (from Wa)
Best Way to Start
Ok the ads are heinous. Annoying noisy. Talking way too fast. Ruining a meditative show. Why Oprah why?? Thank God for fast forward. The shows are still great but please do something abt those ads. So distracting from your purpose.
Maggie in sc