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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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Jul 24, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories about the adventures that ensue when opposites attract.

Jul 18, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories about the hijinks that transpire offstage in theater and film, including lots of cigarettes, mimes, and at least one orgy.

Jul 10, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories of people obsessed with rock stars — and the lengths they’ll go to feed their obsession. (Hint: Stalking alert!)

Jul 3, 2017

This week on the podcast, in honor of July 4th, a story from a man who is in love with America, but isn’t sure America is in love with him.

Jun 26, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories of people who find themselves FAR out of their comfort zone.  

 

Jun 19, 2017

This week on the podcast, three travel tales that prove that it’s the journey — not the destination — that is so weird.

Jun 12, 2017

This week on the podcast, three tales from the Way Out There. A ghost, a seance, an exorcism — and 20 creepy clowns.

Jun 5, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories of people taking a stand.

May 29, 2017

This week, we pay homage to the will to survive with three stories about jerks whom we hope are now nice adults.

May 22, 2017

This week on the podcast three tales about sex that, well, aren’t that sexy.

May 15, 2017

In honor of Mother’s Day, we offer three tales that will have you asking — as the storytellers did — What was that mother thinking?

May 8, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories of dudes who, in the words of the Moody Blues, want to be singers in a rock n roll band. Really bad.

May 1, 2017

This week on the podcast, we offer three stories not of brushes with fame — but brushes with infamy, including stories about a blind date with the world’s most famous intern; an encounter with Mr. Trump (before he’s president); and a brief stint as the prankster who made “pornographic cookies” a felony.

Apr 24, 2017

This week on the podcast, the incredible story of a mother and her daughter who reunite after 40 years of living parallel lives.

Apr 17, 2017

This week on the podcast, three tales of people struggling to live under one roof. The son of illegal Chinese immigrants wants nothing more than to be “American.” An older woman creates a “Golden Girls” situation, and discovers a new model for “aging in place.” And a young activist living in a radical collective in 1960s Baltimore discovers that the father he thought didn’t support him may have saved his life.

Apr 10, 2017

This week on the podcast, the tale of  a young man’s struggle to come to terms with being raised a Scientologist — and the toll exacted on him and his family.

Apr 3, 2017

This week on the podcast, three tales of the relationships between humans and animals. Starring a gerbil, a goose, and an iguana.

Mar 27, 2017

This week on the podcast, three tales of losing virginity, from one involving a Canadian Mountie to one involving a Tampax box, to one involving a security guard.

Mar 20, 2017

This week on the podcast, three tales of women’s lives intersecting with a larger political moment. In the wake of the recent presidential election, a woman ends a relationship after her boyfriend tells her he can’t tolerate her activism. A woman files an EEOC complaint after being told she can’t apply for a job because she’s “a girl.” And finally, a young intern in the Nixon White House has to choose between honoring her personal beliefs and supporting the President in the landmark Roe V. Wade Supreme Court case.

Mar 13, 2017

This week on the podcast, three two-fers: stories of couples falling for each other (awww!) told by both members of the couple (awww!). From the made-for-Hollywood tale of a TV reporter falling for a local sports mascot to a 1957 teenage romance reignited nearly four decades later to a romantic meeting on a Bud Light Party Cruise, these tales will make you go awwww!

Mar 6, 2017

This week we hear from three different storytellers with three very different obsessions. Janet Stephens pursues a hairy mystery. Maranda Kosten searches for a missing pet. And Ira Gewanter finds a way to stay faithful to his two religions: Judaism and Orioles baseball.

Feb 27, 2017

What do you do when another person shares your name — or your art? This week on The Stoop podcast, Lee Gardner and Cara Ober tell tales of their unwelcome doppelgangers.

Feb 20, 2017

This week on the podcast, two tales of homage. Artist Ashley Minner spins a tale of her artistic grandmother. And Mike Subelsky pays his respects to the programming language than made him fall in love with computers.

Feb 13, 2017

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we bring you three tales of unabashed romance. Ptolemy Slocum creates an explosive love ritual. Laura Laing finds her way down the aisle. And Ian Blumenfeld goes to great lengths to make a proposal.

Feb 6, 2017

The idea that one moment can change an entire life feels too neat to be true. And yet for these three storytellers - Damon Walker, Kel Millionie, and Steve Snyder - that’s exactly what happens.

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