Allison Behringer

Allison Behringer

host of the podcast Bodies

Allison is an independent audio storyteller and podcast producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her latest podcast is Bodies. It explores the mysteries of our bodies and and is produced in collaboration with KCRW's Independent Producer Project.

Allison got her start in podcasting as the host and producer of The Intern, a critically acclaimed, first-person narrative documentary about navigating the startup world at betaworks and living in New York City.

She was raised in Maryland. After graduating from Princeton University, she taught English in northern Thailand, then returned to the States to teach 10th grade in the Bronx. Allison also helped to launch a women’s health education non-profit in India. She studied writing and multimedia at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Allison loves biking everywhere she goes, cooking, being outside and choreographed dancing to Robyn.

Allison Behringer on KCRW

Nico is obsessed with counting calories. But this compulsion to monitor food doesn’t line up with how they see themself. Why does Nico want parts of their body to disappear?

Changing Shape

Nico is obsessed with counting calories. But this compulsion to monitor food doesn’t line up with how they see themself. Why does Nico want parts of their body to disappear?

from Bodies

Angelina was a journalist living in Brooklyn when she was diagnosed with ALS. She now lives with her parents.

Not This Again

Angelina was a journalist living in Brooklyn when she was diagnosed with ALS. She now lives with her parents.

from Bodies

Is your body more like a machine or a body of water? An excerpt from  Here Be Monsters , a KCRW podcast about fear and the unknown.

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Is your body more like a machine or a body of water? An excerpt from Here Be Monsters , a KCRW podcast about fear and the unknown.

from Bodies

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