The Washington Journalism and Media Conference


Podcast Creator, Host, and Executive Producer

Lauren Ober is a podcast creator, host and executive producer, most recently of The Loudest Girl In The World from Pushkin Industries and iHeart Media. The show landed on a number of “Best of…” lists in 2022, including the CBC and The Atlantic. Before that, Lauren hosted and executive produced Fine Gorilla Person for Topic Studios and Audible. The New Yorker wrote that the show is for people who “want to feel newly furious at all the ways our culture demands that monkeys dance for our enjoyment.” Lauren also hosted and produced Spectacular Failures from APMStudios — one of TIME magazine’s top 10 podcasts of 2019. Lauren began her hosting career with NPR’s The Big Listen, a nationally distributed radio broadcast about podcasts. In a life before hosting, Lauren was an award-winning audio reporter. She is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, Syracuse University and American University. A proud Pittsburgh native, Lauren currently lives in the 51st state with her silly hound, Davey.