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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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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.

 

Dec 25, 2017

On the day after Christmas, a young Catholic boy meets a girl on a bus and a newlywed couple on a Christmas Card holiday in Colonial Williamburg receives some poignant news.

Dec 18, 2017

Three stories of unwanted gifts: a mother's holiday gifts make people cry, a 16-year-old Kentucky boy gets a ‘81 Chevy Chevette for Christmas and a mom struggles to get her daughter the "It Gift" — sort of.

 

Dec 11, 2017

This week on the podcast, we feature two tales of folks trying to make merry in places of struggle. A young social worker stages "A Christmas Carol" in a Baltimore behavioral clinic, complete with a Tiny Tim who steals the show. And a young medic working in a psych ward for soldiers during the Vietnam War reports on the surreal Christmas he witnesses there.

Dec 4, 2017

Two stories that show Christmas is complicated.

 

Nov 27, 2017

Two tales of holiday inappropriateness. 

Nov 20, 2017

Two stories of Thanksgiving drama. And it’s not over whose turkey is the most tender.

 

Nov 13, 2017

Two young woman perservere against huge odds. Go girl!

 

Nov 6, 2017

Two men tryin’ hard to speak truth to power find themselves caught up in the storm. Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen fights for the immigrant youth in his district….and suffers collateral damage. Dr Chijioke Madugwulike gives a gift...that launches a lifelong crusade.

Oct 30, 2017

Two tales of women who live to CREEP PEOPLE OUT!

 

Oct 23, 2017

Three women search for a place to hang their hat, from Antartica to Baltimore to South Africa.

Oct 16, 2017

Two Baltimore police officers tell stories about on-the-beat events that test them in unexpected ways.

Oct 9, 2017

Three storytellers survive body breakdown — and live to tell.

Oct 3, 2017

They see dead people. Well, not exactly. But these two women have special sight.

Oct 2, 2017

They see dead people. Well, not exactly. But these two women have special sight.

 

Sep 25, 2017

Three travelers set out for three different journeys in which (very) unexpected adventures ensue. Special feature: shape-note singing!

 

Sep 18, 2017

This week on the podcast, two stories about two different fellas struggling to transform themselves and their bodies.

Sep 11, 2017

This week on the podcast, three dispatches from high school in which our heroes and heroines try to be cool — and fail. Which makes us love them more.

Sep 4, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories about high school, from a teacher, a student and a pyromaniac.

Aug 28, 2017

The week on the podcast, three stories about our most intimate comrades — and their unique and powerful ability to support or destroy us.

Aug 21, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories that show that sex is sometimes not as easy or natural as we want it to be. Or think it is for everyone else.

Aug 14, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories about lovable, kooky, and resourceful sports fans who’ll do anything to support their team.

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