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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 17, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of young people far from home who face hostile locals — but don’t give up.

Music: "City of Immigrants," by Steve Earle

Jun 10, 2019

This week on the podcast three stories about the gritty — ok, the gross — side of making a living.

Music: "Take This Job and Shove It," by Johnny Paycheck

Jun 3, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of people called to save the day in a situation they never saw coming.

Music: "Message In A Bottle," by The Police

May 27, 2019

Sometimes the outdoors aren't so great.

Hosts Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin share their favorite stories of people facing natural obstacles.

May 20, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about two women who are told they’re not the right gender — or the right color -- for the job.

Music: "Fuck You" by Lily Allen

May 13, 2019

This week on the podcast, in honor of National Mental Health Month, three stories about people considering suicide — and then saying no.

Music: "Needle in the Hay," Elliott Smith

May 6, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about two young women who find themselves in a strange new land.

 

Music: "I’m Bound to Pack It Up" by The White Stripes 

Apr 29, 2019

Two stories about falling harder for an animal buddy.

Music: "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," Boyz II Men

Apr 22, 2019

This week on the podcast two stories about women who find themselves invaded by unwanted visitors.

 

Music: "Rat’s Eyes" by Black Flag

Apr 15, 2019

This week on the podcast, two tales of middle age women who are BEASTS.

Music: "Roar" by Katy Perry

Apr 8, 2019

Two stories about the adventures of making a home in an unexpected place.

 

Music: "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue

Apr 1, 2019

This week on the podcast, two tales about men who fall unexpectedly for the animals in their lives.

Music: "Animal" by Def Leppard

Mar 25, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about people who experience an act of violence...and rather than seeking revenge — or even justice — they find the humanity in their attackers.

Music: "Unity" by Operation Ivy

Mar 18, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of poking fun at Death. Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.

Music: "What Sarah Said," by Death Cab for Cutie

Mar 11, 2019

This week on the podcast, three stories in which waiters and cooks offer a look at life in the back-of-house.

Song: "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett

Mar 4, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about people feeling their way forward on a path they never intended to follow.

Music: "This Is Me," from The Greatest Showman soundtrack

Feb 25, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about regurgitation that take us back to the 1980s. Listen on an empty stomach!

Music: "All Night Long," by Lionel Richie

Feb 18, 2019

This week on the podcast, we devote the entire episode to the story of one woman living fully as she looks death in the eyes.

Music: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Feb 11, 2019

This week on the podcast, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with two un-Hallmark stories.

 

Song: "Love is a Stranger" by The Eurythmics

Feb 5, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of people finding a haven here in the United States.

Music: "Coming to America" by Neil Diamond

Jan 28, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about the adventures of life with dogs, featuring cheeseballs and weed. Now, sit!

Music: "Dog Eat Dog," AC/DC

Jan 21, 2019

This week on the podcast, the final installment of our series about life’s surprises, in which two rather explosive things occur to two young people just trying to do something good.

Song: "Artists Only" by Talking Heads

Jan 14, 2019

This week on the podcast, we continue with our series about life’s surprises with three stories about unforgettable accidental run-ins!

Music: "Surprise, Surprise" by The Rolling Stones

Jan 7, 2019

This week on the podcast, the first installment of a three-part series featuring stories about how life serves up continual surprises — from clowns to circumcisions.

Song: "Jesus, etc." by Wilco

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