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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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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.

Aug 8, 2017

In honor of summer travel, three tales of testing love through the perils — and pleasures — of striking out for the unknown.

Jul 31, 2017

This week on the podcast, three stories about parents told from the perspectives of their children who, as the saying goes, know more than anybody realizes.

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.

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