Allison Behringer is an award-winning narrative audio journalist and podcast creator.
She is the creator, host and executive producer of Bodies, a feminist documentary podcast supported by NPR-affiliate KCRW. Each episode is the journey of one person (specifically women and marginalized genders) to solve their medical mystery. It combines intimate, nuanced storytelling with health reporting to uncover the layers that affect health, like racism, sexism, and capitalism.
Bodies won Third Coast Festival's 2020 Best Documentary Bronze Award for "Not This Again" and won the 2020 Online News Association's Journalism Award for Excellence in Audio Storytelling. Bodies has received critical acclaim from HuffPost, Bello Collective, Elle, Time, The New York Review of Books and more.
Formerly, she worked on The Cut podcast as a story editor and producer (check out her episode "You Might Actually Be In Love With Your Best Friend"). She has also served as story editor on podcasts such as The Alaska Myth, Bring Birds Back (Bird Note), Preserve this Podcast, and more. She got her start in podcasting as the host and producer of The Intern.
Allison is a founding member of the Rough Cut Collective, which provides honest, compassionate editorial feedback for audio stories. She is also is a mentor with the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR).
Allison has given lectures and led workshops about podcasting at WNYC's Werk It Conference, Spotify's Sound Up Fellowship, PRX's Podcast Garage, AIR Media and guest lectured for university journalism courses.
She was born and raised in Maryland. After graduating from Princeton University, she taught English in northern Thailand with Princeton in Asia, then returned to the States to teach 10th grade in the Bronx. Allison also worked on adolescent health education in India. She studied writing and multimedia at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Allison lives in Berlin. She loves outdoor adventures, bike polo, dancing to Robyn, and riding her bike everywhere she goes.
Photograph by Julia Küchler