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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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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

 

This week, two stories about young people in jobs they never wanted or trained for. Yup, they learn A LOT.

David Alima - story about a man who works for a kung fu movie store after college

Tracey Hall - story about a woman who works as a phone-sex operator after college

Outro Song: “School Spirit” by Kayne West

Jul 23, 2018

This week, two behind-the-scenes stories that reveal show business isn’t for the faint of heart (or nose).

Jessica Murphy Garrett - story about a woman who tried to protect her pregnant castmate from toxic fumes from a nearby spray paint alley

Tom Hall - story about a conductor having serious imposter syndrome

Outro Song: “Give My Regards To Broadway” by Joel Grey

Jul 16, 2018

These week, two stories of boys put in adult situations. They struggle and overcome — and dedicate their lives to helping others.

Ta’von Vinson Young man contracts HIV and becomes an advocate for others

Dr. Jason Ramirez The son of two heroin addicts grows up to become a doctor

Outro Song: “Needle in the Hay” by Elliott Smith

 

Jul 9, 2018

This week, two stories about adventures of  riding the bus that will remind you of Sandra Bullock in “Speed” — and make public transportation so much more exciting.

Greer Verhyeyen - a young woman depends on a public bus driver to save her from an aggressive mugger

Patrick Hampton - Story of a bus driver driving a group of teens getting shot at while in Ghana

Outro Song: “Bus Driver” by Muddy Waters

Jul 2, 2018

This week, two stories about American women who fall hard for Mexican culture and work hard on behalf of immigrants and migrants.

 

Marybeth Lennon Story about coming from a large Irish family and connecting with the hispanic immigrant community in Baltimore City

Rachel Micah Jones - story about a woman starting a migrant workers' rights legal organization in Zacatecas, and about falling in love with Mexico and living there for many years

 

Outro Song: “La Llorona” by Alanna Ubach

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