Best Storytelling podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
"Everyone has a story. What's yours?" The Stoop features "ordinary" people telling the extraordinary true tales of their lives in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
Bawdy Storytelling – dubbed 'The Moth for pervs' by the LA Weekly – is the nation’s original sex and storytelling series. Founded, emcee’ed and curated by sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy Storytelling features real people and rockstars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits. Bawdy Storytelling’s one-of-a-kind approach to sex-positive personal narrative has coaxed liberating tales out of everyday people, creating unforgettable experiences for performers and audiences alike. These st ...
 
Selected stories from Porchlight, San Francisco's longest-running storytelling series, hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.
 
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Board game giant Hasbro recent announced a surprising new version of its classic Monopoly. No, it’s not another edition of Chocolatopoly. Monopoly Live, out next fall, will replace the paper money with ATM cards. And a tower at the center of the board will keep track of the money (bye bye, banker!) and enforce the rules (bye bye, cheating Aunt Phyllis!). But it strikes us that just adding a computer chip to the game won’t make it contemporary. Monopoly was first produced by Parker Brothers i ...
 
"Everyone has a story. What's yours?" The Stoop features "ordinary" people telling the extraordinary true tales of their lives in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.
 
Rid your world of ineffective graphs and mediocre presentations, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time! The storytelling with data podcast from bestselling author, speaker and workshop guru, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic covers topics related to data storytelling, better presentations, and all things data viz. There is a story in your data—get the skills and power to tell it!
 
Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.
 
Real people telling their sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always real stories from the Push Comedy Theater stage.
 
See with your ears. The Lapse’s award-winning audio wonderment thrusts listeners headlong into true stories as they transpire. Whether trapped in a touring carnival, running a marathon across Antarctica, or accidentally joining a cult, experience stories as diverse as they are fascinating. Beautifully edited and rich in sound, this is The Lapse.
 
Aviation Stories Told By the Men and Women Who Lived Them
 
Live storytelling to generate a billion acts of radical community gratitude. Hosted in Portland Oregon, SuperThank produces a local storytelling event and radioshow committed to stories of gratitude.
 
Great story-telling is essential to effectively communicate your ideas in order to inspire and influence your audience. In this show, Paul Furlong, Creative Director at Opus Media, deconstructs world-class story-tellers from all echelons of society. Digging deep, Paul attempts to find the recurring and unique principles they use to help you make your stories more engaging and better communicate your ideas to stimulate your audience to take action.
 
Great story-telling is at the centre of any great marketing philosophy so Bryan Adams, CEO of digital marketing agency Ph.Creative takes this a step further to hear the invaluable thoughts of his favourite marketing experts, including Seth Godin, Joe Pulizzi and Brian Clark. Thankfully, they were kind enough to take some time out of their schedules and answer the questions we’d all love to ask!
 
Podcast Junkies was born out of a genuine interest in and curiosity for this growing league of podcast hosts. It's hosted by Harry Duran. It features wide-ranging, authentic and sometimes candid interviews with this family of voices behind the microphone. The shows themselves cover a variety of topics such as Business, Finance Entrepreneurism, History, Comedy, Storytelling and more. Podcast Junkies explores the motivations behind the podcast's inception and allows the listener to connect on ...
 
Hi, I'm Chris. In 2014, I zig-zagged across the country on my somewhat trusty motorcycle to meet, interview, and learn from other men who have navigated their path of grief, healing, and manhood in the wake of their father's suicides. These episodes feature their stories and insights. Devastatingly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of reported death in the United States, with over 41,000 people taking their own lives each year. This project aims to reduce the shame and stigma for survivors ...
 
Interviews with thought leaders and practitioners at frontiers of storytelling, gaming & training.
 
Join Luke Kondor as he figures out how this whole storytelling things works in the modern world. If you're an Indie Filmmaker, Self-Published Author, Stand Up Comedian, or a Wannabe Nudist ... then this is the show for you.www.lukekondor.com
 
A storytelling podcast. Sometimes serious, sometimes very, very silly.
 
Audio and Video Recordings of talks and panels at StoryLabs workshops and events. StoryLabs were formed in Australia, Canada the US and UK aim is to pioneer digital content creation, strategy and innovation through strong, multi media story engagement. Time to go beyond simple new media & tech orientation, business networking or basic proof of concepts and step up to the next level – create story rich, original IP and new form entertainment, products & services. StoryLab’s Podcasts: Recorded ...
 
A national conversation from all perspectives on the profession of storytelling with children. Serving all members of the storytelling with children portion of the storytelling movement. Including presenters, listeners, festival organizers, administrators, educators, parents, and storytellers.
 
Damian Jimenez along with Juan Martinez, Andrew Russell, and Mauricio Ibarra make each Monday a little easier to get through with a dose of comedy.
 
Join English Storyteller Leo Sofer on a journey that may change the way you see the world around you. Each story, intricately woven, shines with a wisdom rarely found in our modern world. Leo Sofer tells stories which invite his listeners to into a realm of infinite potential. Here life's greatest treasures can be found, and the keys to our deeper happiness and fulfillment lie waiting in store for us. The Journey Home begins here... A new story every week. http://www.luminaia.com/stories
 
Listen to the stories of a child, then add your own ending. In addition to fun, this collaborative storytelling podcast and free coloring pages (created by a eight-year old girl and her dad) is an educational blend of playful learning and technology designed to help children, their parents, and educators around the world enhance their communication skills. So visit My Baby Monsters and become part of the story as you learn through kids' stories and imagination.
 
Please go to www.mikewehner.com for information on the podcast
 
Elementary Story Telling illustrates how video and audio tools are used to tell a digital story.
 
Be The Drop Podcast is where passionate communicators and savvy business people come to improve their communication skills. The show captures insights from a wide range of guests including leading entrepreneurs, athletes, social media influencers, CEO’s, charity founders and visionaries. Learn how the best communicators motivation and inspire their tribes to take action. This show will teach you ways to connect in a more meaningfully way as both a business owner and community leader.
 
Fireflies GLOW: Stories read by master storytellers, a presentation of Chasing Fireflies. To learn more, visit us at FirefliesBlog.com Our goal at Chasing Fireflies, is to create family legacy moments that encourage children to communicate with confidence and view the world with a sense of wonder.
 
OutLoud Storytelling is a monthly storytelling event (and podcast) presented by Peaches Christ Productions in San Francisco. The critically acclaimed live event features Bay Area luminaries and their friends sharing true, personal stories that are outspoken... outrageous... outstanding!
 
Challenging the human experience by speaking to people who impact the world through art.
 
Erotica writers and editors TC Mill and Betina Cipher discuss the craft of sexy storytelling.
 
Aviation Stories Told By the Men and Women Who Lived Them
 
This podcast was developed as part of an elementary-level Clark County School District Teaching American History Grant. The three-year grant will fund six modules per year with each module focusing on a different era of American history and a different pedagogical theme. This podcast focuses on the the Civil War Era and Digital Storytelling. Participants in the grant are third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in Clark County (the greater Las Vegas area), Nevada. Teaching scholars include Dr ...
 
Attention looks at the art of storytelling. Listen in as Brian, Peter and Stephan share how you can build your brand, grow your audience and get peoples’ Attention with proven storytelling secrets.
 
...where lies and libations are served neat. Best listened to under the covers where no one can hear.
 
Discovering ways for non-profits to ethically tell stories. To learn more, visit www.ethicalstorytelling.com
 
The ALL SELLING ASIDE podcast is devoted to hard-working coaches, consultants and service professionals who HATE to sell. Alex Mandossian believes if you truly want to ETHICALLY INFLUENCE others in your personal and professional life, then selling through STORYTELLING is the key. As you listen to each content-rich episode, you'll discover practical strategies of how to attract and convert more PREMIUM clients and win the inner game of sales conversion. If you don't yet make a six-figure inco ...
 
Afterglow is a new podcast series that travels deep into the mind heart and soul of world renown adventure athletes.Afterglow is a series of in-depth and intimate audio conversations with athletes who chase their dreams through big mountain skiing, mountaineering, ultra running, and rock climbing. Join us on December 1st, for Afterglow, a series of organic, long-form and intimate conversations that reveal the personalities, motivations and inspirations of iconic mountain athletes. Every conv ...
 
Untitled is a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania based storytelling/story slam project that holds quarterly events.
 
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
More than just a podcasting course. Adopting a journalistic framework to communicate powerful stories and present academic content in new ways through the use of audio technology.
 
I write original magical realism fiction for adults and also love to share stories from mythology, history and popular culture. I also write some songs.
 
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Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s memoir, “Small Fry,” shares a common theme with many memoirs: the absent parent and the mark left by that absence in the adult writer. But the parent, in this case, is a figure who has also left his mark on the larger world. While Steve Jobs was becoming a titan of Silicon Valley and changed the future of computing, his daug ...…
 
Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s memoir, “Small Fry,” shares a common theme with many memoirs: the absent parent and the mark left by that absence in the adult writer. But the parent, in this case, is a figure who has also left his mark on the larger world. While Steve Jobs was becoming a titan of Silicon Valley and changed the future of computing, his daug ...…
 
After a thirty-year lobbying effort, Congress designated the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail in 2009. Unlike the well-known Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, the P.N.T. runs east-west, trekking twelve hundred miles across multiple mountain ranges and pristine wilderness to connect the Continental Divide with the Pacific Ocean. ...…
 
Jill Lepore is a New Yorker staff writer and a historian at Harvard University. She tells David Remnick that her new book is the result of a dare: to tell—or even to understand—the story of this country, from the Age of Discovery through the present day, in one volume. In “These Truths,” Lepore surveys six-hundred-odd years of American history, ...…
 
At the age of nine, Laura Ulloa was kidnapped for a short time by the Colombian leftist guerrilla group ELN. She figured that would be the last time she’d ever be kidnapped. Final song: Charlev by Oliver Coates.
 
Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States (W. W. Norton & Company, 2018), talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history -- an exploration of how well American democracy has satisfi ...…
 
In the mid-70s, Conan was hired to direct and produce a nature documentary. But he wanted to do something more ambitious. The film he made "Faces of Death" became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences.
 
While Lisa Brennan-Jobs grew up poor and struggling, she watched her father, Steve Jobs, become one of the richest and most influential people in America. In her memoir, “Small Fry,” Brennan-Jobs writes about their reconciliation, and trying to emerge from under his shadow. Jill Lepore discusses her monumentally ambitious account of five-hundre ...…
 
In this second podcast episode featuring stories all about transformative travel, we'll hear from Reza Jalali and Emily Matuzek.Reza Jalali *returns to an unfamiliar home that's been ravaged by war.*Emily Matuzek gets ready to leave the nest, but not before she gets a few test runs in first.Sponsored by: AFAR Magazine www.rocketmortgage.com/Mot ...…
 
Today, a fast moving, sidestepping, gene-swapping free-for-all that would’ve made Darwin’s head spin. David Quammen tells us about a shocking way that life can evolve - infective heredity. To figure it all out we go back to the earliest versions of life, and we revisit an earlier version of Radiolab. After reckoning with a scientific icon, we f ...…
 
Guest host Hope Davis presents three works curated with the online food and cooking community Food52. The late Laurie Colwin has hot tips about how to feed picky eaters in “Feeding the Fussy,” read by Tracee Chimo. Indian novelist Kiran Desai remembers her childhood—and a temperamental chef—in “Home Turf,” performed by Angel Desai. And a myster ...…
 
The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a notorious haunted house. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change. Decorations: Paintings start appearing on the walls. Dark, odd, and disturbed. All Nic knows is, something sinister is at work.
 
Every Monday, stories and conversations about the LGBTQ community. New episodes start September 24.
 
Despite having cerebral palsy, Win Charles has never let it stop her. In fact, it inspired her to become a co-host of the podcast “Our Fractured Minds.” The podcast seeks to help people struggling with mental health issues lead better lives. She also has her own podcast “Ask Win,” where she has in depth interviews with a variety of people. I am ...…
 
One way to describe Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States is: complicated. Historically, Puerto Ricans have considered two options for the future status of the island: those who support statehood, and those who want to keep the status quo. But we hear less about about independence including the Puerto Ricans who have long fought bac ...…
 
Last week, Netflix released the fifth season of BoJack Horseman. I wanted to revisit this episode about the show’s Main Title Theme, which was written by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, and his uncle, Ralph Carney, who passed away unexpectedly in December 2017. BoJack Horseman is a Netflix original series, an animated comedy about a washed up ...…
 
Last year in the wake of the attack in Las Vegas, reporter Sean Rameswaram took a deep dive into America's twisty, thorny, seemingly irreconcilable relationship with guns. It's a story about the Second Amendment, the Black Panthers, the NRA, and a guy named Dick Heller, who in 2008 brought the Second Amendment to the Supreme Court for the very ...…
 
For one of our earliest episodes, I spoke with Jane Fonda about living her life in the public eye. This week, we're bringing you that conversation again. Get your tickets for our live event in New York City on October 1st with poet Nikki Giovanni: https://bit.ly/2xlV2VP Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podca ...…
 
What's it like to go inside the mind of a person you admire? A person who inspires you? In this episode we honor the man who taught us to see the simple, as sublime: a tribute to neurologist, writer and long time friend of the show, Oliver Sacks.
 
Luna leaves her Americorp job with teammates Alejandro and Jordana to enjoy Spring Break at the National Rainbow Gathering. A late night encounter in the glow of the bonfire with a Professor Trelawney lookalike / Alien visiting from Pleiades launches a 56 hour sexual journey that features neopolitan threesomes, a Mad Hatter, fruitarians, some s ...…
 
Over the past forty years, the video game industry has grown in ways most of us couldn’t predict. Video games have shifted from the idled-away time of children to one of the largest entertainment industries in the world, appealing to all ages. In today’s podcast, we talk a bit about how interactive storytelling is changing the entertainment lan ...…
 
More Perfect is back with something totally new and exciting. They just dropped an ALBUM. 27: The Most Perfect Album is like a Constitutional mix-tape, a Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st century. The album features original tracks by artists like Dolly Parton, Kash Doll, and Devendra Banhart: 27+ songs inspired by the 27 Amendments. Alongside the ...…
 
This week the loremasters Dig into Ion Hazzakostis' latest AMA, talk about the new PtR, and discuss faction leadership. Come along for the ride!
 
Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a teenager rebels after her brother is disowned. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.…
 
This season, More Perfect is taking our camera lens off the Supreme Court and zooming in on the words of the people: the 27 amendments that We The People have made to our Constitution. We're taking on these 27 amendments both in song and in story. This episode is best listened to alongside 27: The Most Perfect Album, an entire album (an ALBUM!) ...…
 
Before she published “Silent Spring,” one of the most influential books of the last century, Rachel Carson was a young aspiring poet and then a doctoral candidate in marine biology. Although she couldn’t swim and disliked boats, says historian Jill Lepore, Carson fell in love with the ocean. Gazing into tide pools, she pioneered a new kind of n ...…
 
The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s exposé about Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk about Leslie Moonves, who was then the head of CBS and one of the most powerful men in the media industry. Douglas went on the record in a story by Farrow, describing ...…
 
Two stories of people about what happens when you get caught on the wrong side of the dotted line. Holden Warren - A peace worker accidentally crosses into another country. Naomi Cross - A story about getting smuggled into East Berlin. Music: In a Big Country by Big Country
 
Let’s start with a story! Once upon a time, a professor approached a boatman for a ride downstream in exchange for a small sum of money. The professor decided to show off his intelligence while they were in the boat, and started arrogantly testing the simple boatman. First, the professor started grilling the boatman about geology, then said tha ...…
 
Yes, youʼve heard about the family separations. Youʼve heard about the travel ban. But there are dozens of ways the Trump administration is cracking down on immigration across many agencies, sometimes in ways so small and technical it doesnʼt make headlines. This week, the quiet bureaucratic war that’s even targeting legal immigrants.…
 
Donny Walford is the founder of DW Bottom Line Transition Strategists™ and DW Behind Closed Doors®. She has an enviable record of success working with boards, executive, senior management and business owners across industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. According to Donny, "it's lonely at the top for men, but it's even lonelier for ...…
 
Ramona J.Smith, is the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. She is an educator, speaker, author, blogger and poet. As an award-winning internationally known public speaker, Ramona’s captivating speeches inspire audiences around the world. She is a dynamic powerhouse on stage, and her ability to connect with an audience is unmatched. She earn ...…
 
Ramona J.Smith, is the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. She is an educator, speaker, author, blogger and poet. As an award-winning internationally known public speaker, Ramona’s captivating speeches inspire audiences around the world. She is a dynamic powerhouse on stage, and her ability to connect with an audience is unmatched. She earn ...…
 
A look at all the great kids, ghosts, and trees playing in our upcoming season. Weather: "Raising Helvetica" by Sims x Air Credits x ICETEPsims.bandcamp.com Our 2018 / 2019 World Tour kicks off in Brooklyn next week! Don’t miss our new live show, A Spy in the Desert, coming to over 40 cities across North America, the UK, and Europe! All tickets ...…
 
Before she published “Silent Spring,” one of the most influential books of the last century, Rachel Carson was a young aspiring poet and then a doctoral student in marine biology. Although she couldn’t swim and disliked boats, Carson fell in love with the ocean and made it the focus of her life. Her early books—including “The Sea Around Us,” “T ...…
 
The cartoonist Julia Wertz draws elaborately detailed illustrations depicting the history of New York and she knows more nooks and crannies of the city than anyone you’ll ever meet. One of her favorite outings is to a place known as Glass Bottle Beach, on a forgotten stretch of shoreline called Dead Horse Bay. Once a landfill, it is littered wi ...…
 
The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s exposé about Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk about Leslie Moonves, who was then the head of CBS and one of the most powerful men in the media industry. Douglas went on the record in a story by Farrow, describing ...…
 
The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s investigation into the serial abuses of Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk to him—on the record—about Leslie Moonves, then the head of CBS, who Douglas says assaulted her and then retaliated against her when she reb ...…
 
Sometimes the only word you hear is "No." But what if you always said "Yes"? Snap Judgment proudly presents "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". Stories Forbidden Fruit An aspiring priest decides to experience all that the world has to offer. The Faith Healer Imagine putting your hands on someone, and curing whatever ails them. Charles Monroe K ...…
 
Gerard Lordahl, Director at GrowNYC, talks to us about the best plant life for the fall and winter months. The segment is guest hosted by Matt Katz.
 
In this special podcast episode, stories all about the transformative qualities of travel. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and this week we'll hear from Emma John and T. Richard Corcoran.Emma John brings a friend's young daughter on a trip to rekindle the magic of Venice.T. Richard Corcoran undergoes a test physical and courageo ...…
 
In this story, comedian Cord Jefferson tells a heartfelt personal story and offers up some illuminating science about the power of the human voice. Support for this episode was provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/.
 
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories about fateful encounters. Henry Slesar's "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" was a classic “Twilight Zone” episode about over-ambition, read by Leonard. Leonard also reads Eric Schlich's "Head Over Knees," in which a teen's envy turns to empathy. And Helen Oyeyemi dresses an old fairy t ...…
 
Separate and Equal, a performance inspired by compelling stories from the Oral History Project at the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum and produced in partnership with the Birmingham Metro NAACP, is debuting in New York City at 59E59 Theaters. Set in the 1950s Jim Crow Alabama, the play follows six young adult men as they struggle to thrive beyon ...…
 
Stories The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist: Tom Ross finds evil lurking in the most unlikely place: a California ski chalet. The Moonshiner’s Daughter: Alex doesn’t know the man who lurks on her property, who sometimes appears in her home… but he seems to know her.
 
New York Times reporter Alex Williams discusses his new article, “Maybe Your Sleep Problem Isn’t A Problem.” Williams discusses how society favors early risers, conditioning us to believe that night owls are lazy or less focused than morning people. But new research suggests that humans have naturally different chronotypes, or ideal sleep patte ...…
 
Adam and his partner find the sexual chemistry fading in their relationship, so they decide to open up their relationship. Adam tries gay online dating, and ends up in bed with handsome, verbal, southern neighbor Football Mike. But when a cop show up at the door, ‘f*ck the police’ takes on a whole new meaning. Adam’s story was told live onstage ...…
 
A hero is only as great as the villains that oppose them. A great villain frames your hero, bringing life to your conflicts and depth to your themes. Stories like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Die Hard all have something to teach us about how to build a compelling villain. Today, we deconstruct villains that are a joy to experience for st ...…
 
This week join the loremasters as we chat about the loa of death, discuss the history of the Admiralty of Kul Tiras, and learn that Sharku is officially the 2nd most annoying WoW podcaster on the internet!!! He's always number one in my heart, though. Come have fun with us!
 
Two stories of tough broads standing up for justice and getting results. Adell Cothorne - A principal who finally got her dream school catches two staff members cheating on the standardized assessment. She became a whistle blower and was then blackballed. Leigh Maddox - After her friends are killed, a police officer vows to avenge their deaths. ...…
 
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