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The Stoop Storytelling Series

"Everyone has a story. What's yours?" The Stoop features "ordinary" people telling the extraordinary true tales of their lives 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.
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Jun 18, 2018

This week, two stories about the perils and pleasures of getting up close and personal with a hero. Cameos by Marcel Marceau and Prince!

Skip Case - a young man faces Marcel Marceau at a school assembly in the 50s

Steven Parke - a man gets the chance to work with one of his heros - Prince

Outro Song: “Purple Rain” by Prince

Jun 11, 2018

This week, two stories about what happens when pursuing justice is personal. A young prosecutor sees the man she’s trying to convict in the most unlikely place. And a young man struggles to get closure after he’s the victim of a crime.

 

Marilyn Mosby - a prosecutor sees the criminal she put in jail in a local store

Zeb Drinkwater - a man who was shot rescuing a girl from a carjacking tries to get justice in the court system

 

Outro Song: Shaolin’s Theme

Jun 4, 2018

This week, two stories that raise two fascinating questions: What if the drugs that are supposed to help us, hurt us? And the drugs that are supposed to hurt us, help us?

May 28, 2018

In honor of Memorial Day, we offer two stories about the adventures and challenges of military service — one from WWII and one from the war in Iraq.

May 21, 2018

This week, two stories about how sometimes it’s no fun being Up in the Air. But, hey, you got places to go.

May 14, 2018

Why is is that we know the least about the people closest to us?

 

May 7, 2018

For Mother’s Day, two dads talk about what to expect when you’re not expecting the baby RIGHT NOW!

 

Apr 30, 2018

Two stories of friendship and adventure.

Apr 23, 2018

Three men share three wild wedding tales.

Apr 16, 2018

It may seem like nothing interesting happens on those safe streets, but these two storytellers know better.

 

Apr 9, 2018

These two stories teach an important lesson: If you feel like something is off with that guy, it probably is.

 

Apr 2, 2018

Two young men share their obsession with the fantasy world of comics.

Mar 26, 2018

Two young folks travel a great distance to start their new lives. Adventures ensue.

 

Mar 19, 2018

This week, two tales of folks who fight the good fight.

 

Mar 12, 2018

These storytellers dish on their bad hair days. It matters!

 

Mar 5, 2018

These storytellers confess their fabricated falsehoods, proving that lies are stranger than truth.

Feb 26, 2018

On this week’s episode, two women keep silent about the mysteries of their heart.

 

Feb 19, 2018

This week on the podcast, two stories of artists taking the road less traveled. And one picks up the squashed animals along the way.

Feb 12, 2018

In honor of Valentine’s Day, two Cinderella stories. One doesn’t end happily ever after.

 

Feb 5, 2018

In this week’s episode, two tales of embracing your role as an outsider in your tribe.

 

Jan 29, 2018

In this week’s episode, three stories from imaginary, would-be and actual TV game show contestants.

 

Jan 22, 2018

In this week’s episode, two young women talk about past and potential confusion brought upon them from well-intended family members.

 

Jan 15, 2018

Two men — a visual artist and a composer/photographer — talk about the source of their artistic inspiration.

Jan 8, 2018

In this week’s episode, three young folks talk about the shock of adulthood, from the terrors of a Real Job to chasing a dream and far.

Jan 2, 2018

In this week’s episode, three storytellers pay homage to their maternal units, in all their weird and wonderful glory.

 

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