Curated by: Oh WOW

The all-female team of Austrian podcast production company OH WOW curated five storytelling podcast episodes hosted by women. At OH WOW, we love listening to storytelling podcasts. Not to say that interview podcasts are boring, but there is just something special about a thoroughly reported and thoughtfully narrated story that unfolds over several episodes. At our company, we are an all-female team, from chief voice Jeanne Drach, to reporters, audio producers, graphic designers, assistants and interns. So it was only natural for us to focus on women creators within the storytelling podcast landscape. Below you can find our five favorite episodes:
5 episodes
143 min
Last updated: Jul 17, 2023
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3. Fitter, Happier, More Productive
The New Gurus
As an author, broadcaster and journalist, Helen Lewis is drowning in deadlines. Join her race against the clock to see if productivity gurus can help her optimise her workflow, change her habits, and consume entire books in 15 minutes. That is, if she can stop checking her phone long enough to pay attention. The New Gurus is a series about looking for enlightenment in the digital world. Written and presented by Helen Lewis Series Producers: Morgan Childs and Tom Pooley Story consultant: Geoff Bird Original music composed by Paper Tiger Sound design and mix: Rob Speight Editor: Craig Templeton Smith A Tempo & Talker production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds
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Episode 1: The Deep Waters of Oatly Lake
Oatly Lake

In Episode 1 of Oatly Lake, which is in fact the only episode of Oatly Lake, podcast producer Schuyler Swenson revists the moment a Swedish-based oat drink company discovered the lake in Michigan that shares its name. Schuyler then takes listeners on a journey into the American Midwest, to the town of Mesick, to try to find answers to the burning questions this discovery raises.

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Chapter 1 — Amanda is Dying
Meet Amanda. Her world is about to be shattered by some life-changing news during the birth of her first child. She’s dying. Or at least, that’s what she tells the world in her brand new blog.  Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: Hosted by Charlie Webster. Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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The Hidden Hand Behind Your Swipes
Land of the Giants
Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, The League. If you’ve ever wondered why using these different dating apps feels similar, it may be because they’re all owned by Match Group, the company that helped start online dating in the 90s, and now owns two-thirds of the dating app market. Today, Match is a dating app conglomerate with millions of users and over 45 brands around the world. That’s billions of dollars worth of swipes and subscriptions. But does paying for what Match Group calls “superpowers” — things like Hinge’s ‘roses’ and Tinder’s ‘super likes’ — get users any closer to connecting with real-life people?  Hosted by Sangeeta Singh Kurtz (@sangeetaskurtz) and Lakshmi Rengarajan (@Shmi_So_Far) Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear next week's episode by hitting the plus sign in your favorite podcast app Follow @TheCut and @verge on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit