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 Podcast is hosted by Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin, produced by Maureen Harvie, and distributed by Your Public Studios. Click here to explore The Stoop's podcast archive prior to August 2022.

The Stoop Storytelling Series WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 201 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.

The Stoop Storytelling Podcast is hosted by Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin, produced by Maureen Harvie, and distributed by Your Public Studios. Click here to explore The Stoop's podcast archive prior to August 2022.

    This Wasn’t the Plan

    This Wasn’t the Plan

    This week on the podcast, two gents get into sticky situations with their ladies. 

    Credit music: “A Little Woozy, I Guess,” by The Insider.

    The Stoop Storytelling Podcast is hosted by Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin, produced by Maureen Harvie, and distributed by Your Public Studios.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    In Sickness and Health

    In Sickness and Health

    This week on the podcast two tales of romance sidelined by sickness — in the short term and long. Music credit: "lost love letters," by Fog Lake

    • 20 min
    Porn and Cults

    Porn and Cults

    This week on the podcast, two tales from two fine young people about their wholesome pursuit of good, clean fun.

    • 22 min
    Summer Camp Love

    Summer Camp Love

    This week on the podcast, three tales about getting some at summer camp.

    • 22 min
    Summer Camp Craziness

    Summer Camp Craziness

    This week on the podcast, three stories about hijinx away from home.

    • 17 min
    Love on Campus

    Love on Campus

    This week on the podcast two stories about love in college, featuring avocado oil and green eggs and Graham.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

Bastardsack ,

I like it.

I like the show. I’m nowhere near Baltimore, but stories are stories and I enjoy listening to most of them. My only criticism is that as a podcast, you should be very concerned with sound, and the quality therein. Both of the hosts sound like absolute hot garbage, and can barely be understood. It’s bad.

lisa g lisa ,

I’m a sucker for stories...

...And if you are too, than this is well worth listening to. Biggest complaint is that it’s too short, you get into the theme and it’s suddenly over. The hosts’ intro and exit comments end up taking up a big chunk of the run time. It’s similar to The Moth or Porchlight although not quite as good. (To be fair, I’m sure they have nowhere near the funding of those shows, especially The Moth.) So you won’t find any semi-celebrity guests or comedians, just good stories.

Samsaskee ,

The best of its type

I listen to almost all of the personal storytelling podcasts. And I’m not even from the east coast let alone Baltimore. But I find that these stories are much more everyday guy then the moth ( far two liberal ) bed post confessions ( I’ve never heard of half that stuff and I’m glad ) anyway needless to say I’ve tried them all and this is the best by far.

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