100 episodes

The Stoop showcases the extraordinary true stories of “ordinary" people, told 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.

The Stoop Storytelling Series The Stoop Storytelling Series

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.5, 173 Ratings

The Stoop showcases the extraordinary true stories of “ordinary" people, told 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.

    Return to The Stoop: David Ross

    Return to The Stoop: David Ross

    This week on the podcast, social worker and violence prevention specialist David Ross joins us to revisit the Stoop story he shared in 2010, about a time he tested a beloved high school teacher to see if she was racist.

    • 36 min
    Return to the Stoop: Terry Sapp

    Return to the Stoop: Terry Sapp

    This week on the podcast, we continue a series called, “Return to the Stoop,” in which we revisit unforgettable stories and chat with the storyteller about all things related to their tale and their lives since. Terry Sapp joins us to talk about two stories he's shared about his love of the heavy metal band, Twisted Sister.

    • 45 min
    Return to the Stoop: Petula Caesar

    Return to the Stoop: Petula Caesar

    This week on the podcast, we continue a series called, "Return to the Stoop," in which we revisit unforgettable stories and chat with the storyteller about all things related to their tale and their lives since. Petula Caesar joins us to talk about a story she shared in 2018.

    • 37 min
    Return to the Stoop: Josh Granger

    Return to the Stoop: Josh Granger

    This week on the podcast, we kickoff a series called, "Return to the Stoop," in which we revisit unforgettable stories and chat with the storyteller about all things related to their tale and their lives since. Josh Granger joins us to talk about a story he shared in 2006. 

    • 49 min
    Crazy Camp Counselors

    Crazy Camp Counselors

    This week on the podcast, three tales from three people who definitely should not be in charge.

    • 16 min
    On Becoming a Doctor

    On Becoming a Doctor

    This week on the podcast, two stories from young people who learn what it means — and what they’re willing to do — to take care of people. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Molino Girl ,

Great stories

If you like the Moth, you’ll probably like this storytelling podcast too. The stories aren’t always as polished and worked on as the Moth but they are still very entertaining. Would have given it a 5 except for the hosts. I usually fast forward through their introductions.

wichita listener ,

Love the Stoop!

Look forward to every new podcast! Love the Baltimore girls - want to hang out with them!

Cass of Kensington ,

The Stoop’s “In-laws” podcast: holier than thou and derogatory of non-conformist families

I just listened to my first podcast from “The Stoop Storytelling Series”, called “In-Laws”. The second story proved to be highly critical of non-whitebread (and frankly normal)families, calling them “freaky families“. I’m amazed “The Stoop” chose to air this story. The storyteller, Sherry Mauers, was apparently shocked at her husband’s family, because his father married three times and there are people who don’t get along.

I think it’s sending a very superior and nasty message to anyone who didn’t happen to grow up in a “picture-perfect” conformist middle class nuclear-type family, to call other families “freaky“ and express worry that your children have to be around them. Many of the most resilient and intelligent people are the ones who grew up in just such families. Her daughters might do better to live in a world with some cultural differences and less homogeneity. Seriously, I felt like this story was a Christian story from the 1950s.

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