20 Best Storytelling Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about storytelling ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best storytelling podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Storytelling Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Future of StoryTelling

  • Publisher: Future of StoryTelling
  • Total Episodes: 37

The Future of StoryTelling is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who explore how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. Each year we host a two-day summit in New York City that brings together top executives, world-renowned creatives, and cutting-edge technologists to have conversations about the changing landscape of media. During the course of the podcast, we will be releasing a series of conversations between FoST founder and director Charlie Melcher and some of the world’s brightest storytellers, focusing on how stories can help provoke positive and lasting change in the world.

Speak Up Storytelling

  • Publisher: Matthew and Elysha Dicks
  • Total Episodes: 125

Learn to tell better stories from the producers of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization. 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks partners with his wife, Elysha Dicks, to share stories recorded from years of Speak Up shows. More importantly, they offer tips, feedback, strategies, and advice on these stories, all in an effort to help you tell your best stories.

Storytelling Secrets

  • Publisher: Jules Dan
  • Total Episodes: 140

Have you ever heard a great story and felt, wow I’m inspired and ready to take action? But then your time to shine in front of your audience comes and everyone loses interest. Why is that? In this podcast you’ll learn how to confidently craft stories that makes doing business with you a no brainer while feeling emotionally connected to your tribe that leads your audience to a positive change in their lives. Here you’ll learn from the experts who are currently crafting compelling stories that persuade and influence others to take action in a way that creates a ripple effect of positive change. If you’re a coach, consultant or course creator struggling to get people to notice your message and persuading people to commit to change that will transform their lives, Storytelling Secrets is the podcast for you.

Perilous Storytelling

  • Publisher: Please Stop Talking
  • Total Episodes: 15

The monthly tabletop adventures of Shammy, Lord Mandalore, Sir Meow, and SuperSneakSheep dungeon mastered by Brendaniel! New episode every month.

The Stoop Storytelling Series

  • Publisher: The Stoop Storytelling Series
  • Total Episodes: 242

The Stoop showcases the extraordinary true stories of “ordinary” people, told in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.

storytelling with data podcast

  • Publisher: storytelling with data author, speaker and dataviz guru Cole Nussbaumer Kna
  • Total Episodes: 46

Rid your world of ineffective graphs and mediocre presentations, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time! The storytelling with data podcast from bestselling author, speaker and workshop guru, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic covers topics related to data storytelling, better presentations, and all things data viz. There is a story in your data—get the skills and power to tell it!

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling

  • Publisher: Madeleine Black
  • Total Episodes: 37

Unbroken – The Podcast with Madeleine Black, features amazing individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others. Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her. She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

Disney Magic of Storytelling

  • Publisher: ABC11-WTVD
  • Total Episodes: 37

On the Disney Magic of Storytelling Podcast, our talented ABC11 cast members perform beloved Disney children’s stories for all to enjoy. Spark imagination and entertainment whether you’re on the go or in the comfort of your own home. All content is rated G and appropriate for children.

Business Storytelling Podcast

  • Publisher: Christoph Trappe
  • Total Episodes: 371

Top 14 content marketer Christoph Trappe and guests share tips on how to connect better with target audiences. Named a Top 5 storytelling podcast. a Top 50 podcast to listen to in 2021 and a Top 5 percent global podcast. Over 200,000 downloads and counting. Listened to in 100-plus countries. Available on all major podcast channels. Catch a live recording: authenticstorytelling.net/live Guests have included: Joe Pulizzi Michael Brenner Kristina Podnar Tamara Burkett Andy Crestodina Scott Brinker Seth Godin Barry Schwartz … and many more. Produced by Trappe Digital LLC.

Journey with Story – A Storytelling Podcast for Kids

  • Publisher: Kathleen Pelley. audio story podcaster, audio book storyteller for kids, an
  • Total Episodes: 150

Journey with Story is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3-10. These audio stories are told with a Celtic flavor and calming voice of Scottish author, Kathleen Pelley. She shares fairy tale stories, bedtime stories, classic stories, and her own original children’s audio stories.

The Storytelling Lab

  • Publisher: Rain Bennett
  • Total Episodes: 91

The Storytelling Lab covers everything you need to know to tell a story in the most authentic, effective way. The Storytelling Lab is hosted by Rain Bennett, professional filmmaker and competitive storyteller, and is a Six Second Stories production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Goop Tales — An Engaging, Entertaining, and Educational Storytelling Podcast for Kids

  • Publisher: Maria Calanchini
  • Total Episodes: 96

Goop Tales is a favorite storytelling podcast among parents. Visit gooptales.com and discover over 70 original audio stories for kids filled with whimsy and wonder for young listeners ages 3 to 9, but fun for curious minds of any age! This podcast for kids is a great way to engage the other senses while escaping the screen zombies and experiencing entertainment and education in a new way. Let Maria’s clear and slow voice beguile the youngsters with age appropriate stories for kids, songs and music that foster independent play and use of imagination, as well as broaden their horizons in a pandemic-safe way. This fun, family-friendly podcast is a great introduction to different cultures as it takes listeners around the globe and slips in interesting facts about different countries, cultures, and fascinating animals. Released three times a month, the expanding cast of listener-created Goops keeps the episodes fresh. With audio stories ranging from Nibolene falling through a doughnut hole and landing in Paris to Whinita befriending snakes on the Great Wall of China, this educational podcast will inspire conversations, spark imaginations, teach new ideas, and make kids laugh so hard they snort apple juice out of their nostrils.

Storytelling for Impact

  • Publisher: Storytelling for Impact
  • Total Episodes: 6

What’s it really like to report from a war zone? Work on an undercover investigation? Be a humanitarian photographer capturing images in the far corners of the earth to influence our hearts and minds? Here, you’ll find out through captivating conversations delving into the personal stories of people who dedicate themselves to telling stories to drive impact, while at the same time exploring the ethical challenges they face. Hosted by Susannah Birkwood, international journalist and NGO storyteller.

The Mechanics of Storytelling

  • Publisher: Ezra Justin Lee
  • Total Episodes: 25

In this podcast, Ezra Justin Lee talks with different storytellers about their creative process— the mechanics and the techniques.

The Unexpected Storytelling Podcast

  • Publisher: Unexpected Entertainment
  • Total Episodes: 44

Horror tales to stun, frighten, and delight you. Each with their own little twist. They are, after all…quite unexpected!

The Visual Storytelling Podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Oatley
  • Total Episodes: 83

Disney Artist Chris Oatley helps you become a professional Visual Storyteller with Tutorials and Expert Interviews on Concept Art, Animation Visual Development, Character Design, Storyboarding, Comics, Illustration, Children’s Books and Screenwriting.

Once Upon A Time: A Storytelling Podcast

  • Publisher: Talia + Emily
  • Total Episodes: 28

We are all storytellers. Once Upon A Time was created to celebrate the stories all around us. We watch movies, we consume internet content, and we talk to people. How could we communicate without stories? And who says you need to work in Hollywood to share a good yarn?​ Hosted by Talia Smith, we invite friends and everyday folks to share their favorite stories. Be they Greek myths, folk tales respun into animated musicals, modern novels or streamed series, every time-tested tale has an audience.​ What story will you tell?

Merely a Setback: A Podcast about Storytelling in the World of Warcraft

  • Publisher: Brad Archer
  • Total Episodes: 130

Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.

Storytelling with Seth

  • Publisher: Seth Singleton
  • Total Episodes: 95

Welcome to the Storytelling with Seth podcast. Stories are shared because they inspire, educate, and entertain. Listen to conversations about craft, character, and the elements of storytelling that feed our imagination. Hear the insights of the writers, artists, and creators of original stories. Learn more about the voice behind Storytelling with Seth at https://sethsingletonstoryteller.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/support

Storytelling for Sales Podcast

  • Publisher: Ed Bilat
  • Total Episodes: 22

“Storytelling for Sales” is a podcast dedicated to igniting your sales performance and growing your business. Every week we will interview Sales and Leadership experts in their field who are doing incredible work. Each guest will share practical advice for making sales more human through the art and science of Storytelling. Upcoming episodes will feature guests discussing topics such as Sales, Storytelling Techniques, Negotiation, Sales Training, Sales Leadership, Go to Market Strategies, Objection Handling Tips and more. Sponsored by storytellingsales.com and Hosted by Top Ranked Storytelling Sales Master Ed Bilat.

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