Himalaya: Stories and Courses

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About this app

📚 Himalaya, a brainchild of Ximalaya 喜马拉雅, is an inspirational content app, featuring short audio courses and motivational stories. Get the insights that can improve your life, and work on your personal development.

Listen to inspirational stories 📕 and work on your self-improvement with Himalaya. Get access to a whole library of inspirational short audio courses.

Enjoy new motivational stories every week, and use your free time to learn from amazing biographical insights.

Get motivated every day with a new Himalaya Story, then get ahead by learning from the credentialed experts behind our extensive library of audio courses. Expand your knowledge and work on your self-improvement. Listen to a wide variety of inspirational stories and educational courses.

Himalaya Stories feature the biggest turning points from the lives of the most extraordinary people. Each story delivers an exciting journey with music and cinematic soundscapes, all in 10 minutes or less.

Himalaya Courses cover a huge array of different topics, giving you the insights and new skills you need to succeed in your career and your personal life.

Let our stories motivate you to get the knowledge you need to become the best version of yourself.

Our stories are designed to deliver the most useful and important insights to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. And our courses are divided into bite-sized, actionable lessons from experts like Mark Manson, Arianna Huffington, and Tim Ferriss.

Himalaya gives you the opportunity for a true self-improvement journey. Our stories will inspire and motivate you, while our courses will give you the skills and knowledge you need to set and achieve your most ambitious goals. Audio makes it easy to listen, and become part of a like-minded community making progress every day.

Discover the best courses for self-improvement. Get insights every day to improve the quality of your life.

Learn from the world’s greatest minds, and boost your practical knowledge to conquer personal and professional milestones. Get insights from famous people and their stories.

Himalaya makes it easy to find what you need: explore our entire library of stories and courses anywhere, anytime. If you’re hungry for knowledge and self-improvement, we’re here for you.

📖 Inspiring Stories – hear about the biggest turning points in the lives of the most extraordinary people.

🎒 High-Impact Audio Courses - Let credentialed experts help you achieve your personal and professional goals

💡Ultimate flexibility – listen anywhere, anytime with a robust, intuitive app.

⌨️ Bite-sized content – Your time is valuable. Get inspiration and insights in ten minutes or less.

🧳 Learn your way – With over 30 topics spanning the personal, the practical, and the professional, you’ll have the tools you need.

⏰ Accessible – Listen to free stories and insights every day and unlock exclusive content at a no-brainer cost.

🌱 Immersive – With supplemental material and community helming a flexible learning experience, learning doesn’t stop when the audio does.

Take these stories and courses wherever you go with our robust and intuitive platform.

Enjoy the Himalaya community and unlock an exclusive network of like-minded, intellectually curious people just like you. Start your self-improvement journey now.

Himalaya is an immersive learning platform that provides an extensive library of courses and motivational stories straight to your ears from the world's greatest minds. Fuel your personal and professional growth (self-improvement) with bite-sized and impactful lessons.
Updated on
Feb 20, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

20.1K reviews
A Google user
January 29, 2019
I've tried just about all of the free podcast players on Google and this one ranks right at the top. Beautiful UI, seamless playback, and a seemingly unending catalog of podcasts. The only thing I could ask for is the ability to import rss feeds by URL, a sound equalizer, and for it to have more social integration. (Update: I keep having issues with podcasts not updating. I've had to email them twice and both times it was fixed. But its frustrating and I won't be using this from now on.)
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Himalaya - Audio Course
January 15, 2019
Thanks for your support, we appreciate your suggestion very much and will make improvement in the future version.
A Google user
January 9, 2020
Update: all previous issues fixed. The UK is better than before. There is only 1 last big. The playback speed keeps changing back to 1, and does not seem to stay at 1.75 speed. But I love it! Go on massive improvement. 4/4/19 looked promising but my downloads kept dissapearing. i saw the check mark appear but then i open the app and episodes are gone. it happend 5 times in a row then i uninstalled.
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Himalaya - Audio Course
April 8, 2019
Hi, thank you for your support! We apologize for that issue within the app. Our engineers will definitely take a look at that and accommodate changes moving forward to resolve this issue. We truly value your feedback!
December 5, 2020
I love a lot of the podcasts here, but I have some complaints. It's very difficult/confusing to add private podcasts (like NoSleep subscriptions), when an episode of a podcast is longer than 45 minutes the app seems to pause and skip or shut down completely, and I don't like that you can't add an episode to play next without making a playlist. If I could find a better app I would switch but I'm running into similar issues with most other apps. Podcasting is the one area that Apple wins.
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Himalaya - Audio Course
February 17, 2021
We are really sorry for the trouble and we appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We will look into this further!

What's new

We're excited to launch Himalaya stories - a piece of 10min story each day about the life of someone who changes history. Get inspired by truly extraordinary lives. Only at Himalaya.