Ober & Out
Lauren Ober is a radio host and podcast consultant in Washington, D.C. She's also a noted speaker and presenter on all things audio. And some people think she's a pretty fun gal.

Speaking & Moderation


Speaking & Moderating

My long-suffering mother will tell you that I was born to talk. As such, I’m one heckuva speaker. In the last few years I’ve given talks on subjects like the art of interviewing, podcasting 101, what’s missing in the podcast world and how to harness the thing you love to make the show you’ve always wanted to make.

Here are just a few venues I’ve spoken at:

  • Treefort Music Festival/Boise Public Radio
  • Washington Journalism & Media Conference
  • UnionDocs
  • Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival
  • Podcast Movement
  • National Nonprofit Technology Conference

I also lecture a bunch about audio journalism, podcasting and the media. Here are a few schools I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to:

  • Indiana University Media School
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

I’m also a killer panel moderator. And I love doing it! Just ask these folks:

  • Public Radio Program Directors Conference
  • International Visitors Leadership Program (U.S. Department of State)
  • AFI Docs Forum
  • NoMa Business Improvement District
  • National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association