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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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Oct 14, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories from lovely quirky people who do weird things for a living.

Oct 7, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about the power of lies — and how it can sometimes be as hard to stop lying ourselves as it is to stop others from lying.

Sep 30, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories in which something confusing and cuckoo never gets clarified.

Sep 23, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about venturing way beyond your comfort zone.

Sep 16, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about the pleasure and pain of being conned.

Sep 9, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about the thrills — and threats — of turning something you love into a way to get paid.

Sep 2, 2019

This week on the podcast, an encore presentation in honor of the annual back to school migration: a story about a woman staking everything to keep kids from being mis-educated.

Aug 26, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about difficult experiences that put the storyteller on a radically different path than expected. 

Music: "Accident Prone" by Jawbreaker

Aug 19, 2019

This week on the podcast two stories about the surprises involved in becoming the person you really are.

Music: "I'm Coming Out," by Diana Ross

Aug 12, 2019

This week on the podcast two tales of artists following their passions against the odds.

 

Song: "R Retreats" by Candy Machine

Aug 5, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about long marriages featuring the better and worse, the sickness and the health — and, above all, the surprises.

Music: "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra

 

Jul 29, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of people who don’t let limited vision stop them from being total badasses.   

 

Music: "The Fencing Lesson" by James Horner

Jul 22, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of gals who find the perfect job for them.

Music: "Welcoming to the Working Week," by Elvis Costello

Jul 15, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of young people in situations where they can’t be honest about their mental health struggles.

Music: "Lithium," by Nirvana

Jul 8, 2019

This week on the podcast, a video game hero and a Big Band aficionado tell us about the songs that define them.

Music: "Moonlight Serenade," by Glenn Miller 

Jul 1, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories about the challenges and complexities of being a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Music: "Who Needs the Peace Corps?" by Frank Zappa & The Mothers

Jun 24, 2019

This week on the podcast, two stories of people on a path from mental illness to mental health.

Music: "My Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by Geto Boys

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

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