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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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Apr 23, 2018

Three men share three wild wedding tales.

Apr 16, 2018

It may seem like nothing interesting happens on those safe streets, but these two storytellers know better.

 

Apr 9, 2018

These two stories teach an important lesson: If you feel like something is off with that guy, it probably is.

 

Apr 2, 2018

Two young men share their obsession with the fantasy world of comics.

Mar 26, 2018

Two young folks travel a great distance to start their new lives. Adventures ensue.

 

Mar 19, 2018

This week, two tales of folks who fight the good fight.

 

Mar 12, 2018

These storytellers dish on their bad hair days. It matters!

 

Mar 5, 2018

These storytellers confess their fabricated falsehoods, proving that lies are stranger than truth.

Feb 26, 2018

On this week’s episode, two women keep silent about the mysteries of their heart.

 

Feb 19, 2018

This week on the podcast, two stories of artists taking the road less traveled. And one picks up the squashed animals along the way.

Feb 12, 2018

In honor of Valentine’s Day, two Cinderella stories. One doesn’t end happily ever after.

 

Feb 5, 2018

In this week’s episode, two tales of embracing your role as an outsider in your tribe.

 

Jan 29, 2018

In this week’s episode, three stories from imaginary, would-be and actual TV game show contestants.

 

Jan 22, 2018

In this week’s episode, two young women talk about past and potential confusion brought upon them from well-intended family members.

 

Jan 15, 2018

Two men — a visual artist and a composer/photographer — talk about the source of their artistic inspiration.

Jan 8, 2018

In this week’s episode, three young folks talk about the shock of adulthood, from the terrors of a Real Job to chasing a dream and far.

Jan 2, 2018

In this week’s episode, three storytellers pay homage to their maternal units, in all their weird and wonderful glory.

 

Dec 25, 2017

On the day after Christmas, a young Catholic boy meets a girl on a bus and a newlywed couple on a Christmas Card holiday in Colonial Williamburg receives some poignant news.

Dec 18, 2017

Three stories of unwanted gifts: a mother's holiday gifts make people cry, a 16-year-old Kentucky boy gets a ‘81 Chevy Chevette for Christmas and a mom struggles to get her daughter the "It Gift" — sort of.

 

Dec 11, 2017

This week on the podcast, we feature two tales of folks trying to make merry in places of struggle. A young social worker stages "A Christmas Carol" in a Baltimore behavioral clinic, complete with a Tiny Tim who steals the show. And a young medic working in a psych ward for soldiers during the Vietnam War reports on the surreal Christmas he witnesses there.

Dec 4, 2017

Two stories that show Christmas is complicated.

 

Nov 27, 2017

Two tales of holiday inappropriateness. 

Nov 20, 2017

Two stories of Thanksgiving drama. And it’s not over whose turkey is the most tender.

 

Nov 13, 2017

Two young woman perservere against huge odds. Go girl!

 

Nov 6, 2017

Two men tryin’ hard to speak truth to power find themselves caught up in the storm. Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen fights for the immigrant youth in his district….and suffers collateral damage. Dr Chijioke Madugwulike gives a gift...that launches a lifelong crusade.

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