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Lauren Ober

Reporter/Producer

Lauren Ober is the host of The Big Listen. Before taking the helm, she was an award-winning radio producer for WAMU's weekly newsmagazine, Metro Connection.

Her stories have been heard on public radio shows such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Here and Now, Studio 360, and PRI's The World and Latino USA, as well as podcasts such as Criminal, 99% Invisible, KCRW's UnFictional and Gravy.

Lauren is currently the producer of Orbital Path, a podcast from PRX about the cosmos and our place in it. She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and the Transom Story Workshop. A proud Pittsburgh native, Lauren has a deep and abiding love for pierogi.


Articles Written by Lauren Ober

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Welcome, pals! Another fine episode of The Big Listen is upon us. It's bursting at the seams with podcasts galore. So let's have a look. Want to know how podcasters are like Danish cows? Yeah, you do. And FOTBL (Friend of The Big Listen) Susanna Sommer is going to tell us. She's the host of P1 Podcaster...
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Hey-oh! Welcome to episode two of The Big Listen! It's rip-roaring and action-packed, so let's get right to it. We know you loved Judy from Episode 1. But she's wintering in Boca Raton and she's...
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Get a taste of The Big Listen, a dishy new show all about podcasts and the people who make them. Hosted and curated by Lauren Ober. Produced by WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C....
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Hold on to your hats, friends. The first episode of The Big Listen is jam-packed with fun stuff. We hear from Adam Davidson, one of the Adams behind the show Surprisingly Awesome, about his love of boring subjects like concrete and mold. And we chat with Megan Tan of ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why The Clara Barton National Historic Site Was 60 Years In The Making...
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Metro Connection Segments Lifelong Montgomery County Resident, Coach Warren Crutchfield Reflects On A Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments Inside The HQ Of D.C.'s Short-Lived But Influential Lesbian Separatist Collective ...
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Metro Connection Segments In Damp Metro Tunnels, Prehistoric Plants Thrive ...
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Metro Connection Segments In The Midst Of Housing Crisis, Why Is D.C. Selling Off Public Housing? ...
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Metro Connection Segments With Beer And Bobbleheads, Washingtonians Welcome Pope Francis ...
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Metro Connection Segments Baby Boomers Back In the D.C. Startup Game, Working With Their Kids ...
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Metro Connection Segments Uncovering The Tale Of Yarrow Mamout, Former Slave, Muslim Man About Town ...
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Metro Connection Segments D.C.'s Once Segregated Public Pools are More Mixed, But for How Long? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Amateur Photographer Brings Baltimore Protests To Life In New Exhibit ...
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Metro Connection Segments Endangered Port Royal, Va. Fights To Keep Itself From History's Dustbin ...
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Metro Connection Segments When Mom Needs Rehab, What About The Kids? New D.C. Programs Offer Solutions ...