57 episodes

Stance is an independent award-winning arts, culture and current affairs podcast run by New York based journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. An episode is released on the 1st of every month.


Guests so far include musicians Four Tet, Jamila Woods, Róisín Murphy, Amber Mark, Caribou, Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Tricky and Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata, Elif Shafak & Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, politician Bobi Wine, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kae Tempest, actor Riz Ahmed, Me Too founder Tarana Burke, playwrights Inua Ellams & Natasha Gordon, writer and activist Janet Mock, choreographers Akram Khan, Deborah Colker and Hofesh Shechter, fashion designer Duro Olowu and visual artists Shirin Neshat, Larry Achiampong, The Singh Twins & Juliana Huxtable.


Topics covered include Is This for Real?, Black in the Time of Corona, Manchesters LGBTQ+ Story, On Beauty, The Class Ceiling in the Arts, Modern Mumbai, Sex, The Female Prison Experience, Revolutionary Mothering, Demystifying Yoga and Donald Glover’s Atlanta. Stance loves to explore and has visited locations including Mumbai in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Bergen in Norway, Paris in France and New York, LA & Philadelphia in the US in search of original stories and fresh perspectives.


Stance was awarded Bronze for Best Current Affairs at The British Podcast Awards 2020. Stance won Best Arts & Culture Show and Rising Star in the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2018, nominated for Best Arts and Culture and Best Current Affairs as part of the British Podcast Awards 2019, included in The Observer and The Times annual Best Podcasts list, and has been Podcast of the Week in publications including The FT, Grazia, The Guardian and The Independent.


Join the conversation @stancepodcast @chrystalgenesis on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Don't forget to subscribe and review! StancePodcast.com


Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Rachel Porter, Farrell Mahon, Joël Duncan & Carmela DiClemente.


Music by Rikette Genesis and Stance branding by Edward Vince

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Stance is an independent award-winning arts, culture and current affairs podcast run by New York based journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. An episode is released on the 1st of every month.


Guests so far include musicians Four Tet, Jamila Woods, Róisín Murphy, Amber Mark, Caribou, Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Tricky and Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata, Elif Shafak & Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, politician Bobi Wine, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kae Tempest, actor Riz Ahmed, Me Too founder Tarana Burke, playwrights Inua Ellams & Natasha Gordon, writer and activist Janet Mock, choreographers Akram Khan, Deborah Colker and Hofesh Shechter, fashion designer Duro Olowu and visual artists Shirin Neshat, Larry Achiampong, The Singh Twins & Juliana Huxtable.


Topics covered include Is This for Real?, Black in the Time of Corona, Manchesters LGBTQ+ Story, On Beauty, The Class Ceiling in the Arts, Modern Mumbai, Sex, The Female Prison Experience, Revolutionary Mothering, Demystifying Yoga and Donald Glover’s Atlanta. Stance loves to explore and has visited locations including Mumbai in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Bergen in Norway, Paris in France and New York, LA & Philadelphia in the US in search of original stories and fresh perspectives.


Stance was awarded Bronze for Best Current Affairs at The British Podcast Awards 2020. Stance won Best Arts & Culture Show and Rising Star in the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2018, nominated for Best Arts and Culture and Best Current Affairs as part of the British Podcast Awards 2019, included in The Observer and The Times annual Best Podcasts list, and has been Podcast of the Week in publications including The FT, Grazia, The Guardian and The Independent.


Join the conversation @stancepodcast @chrystalgenesis on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Don't forget to subscribe and review! StancePodcast.com


Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Rachel Porter, Farrell Mahon, Joël Duncan & Carmela DiClemente.


Music by Rikette Genesis and Stance branding by Edward Vince

    Stance Takes: MFest Muslim Knowledge & Creativity w/ Author Nadifa Mohamed; Journalist Rokhaya Diallo; MP Zarah Sultana; TV Director Nida Manzoor; Historian Blair Imani and more.

    Stance Takes: MFest Muslim Knowledge & Creativity w/ Author Nadifa Mohamed; Journalist Rokhaya Diallo; MP Zarah Sultana; TV Director Nida Manzoor; Historian Blair Imani and more.

    Stance Takes is back w/ Maslaha for MFest, a multi-arts festival in celebration of Muslim culture and creativity.

    Featuring: Author Nadifa Mohamed; Anti-racist struggles w/Rokhaya Diallo, Zarah Sultana MP, Hoda Katebi.

    Ethics of Loving w/ Selina Bakkar, Haja Fanta, Hudda Khaireh & Myriam François.

    Queer & Trans stories w/ Fatimah Asghar, Zeyn Joukhadar, Blair Imani, Faryal Velmi.

    Plus Fantasy fiction w/ Intisar Khanani, Tahereh Mafi, Reni K Amayo.

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    • 40 min
    The Bronx w/ Yayoi Kusama at New York Botanical Garden; Artist Tasha Dougé; Rapper Kemba; Food: Togo’s Bognan International & Italian Madonia Brothers Bakery

    The Bronx w/ Yayoi Kusama at New York Botanical Garden; Artist Tasha Dougé; Rapper Kemba; Food: Togo’s Bognan International & Italian Madonia Brothers Bakery

    Stance visits the Bronx, spotlighting some of the individuals, scenes and places that make up The Bronx through visual art, global cuisine and music. Featuring Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature at the New York Botanical Garden; Artist Tasha Dougé; Togolese Cuisine at Bognan International; Italian Madonia Brothers Bakery and Rapper Kemba.

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    • 54 min
    East Africa: Past, Present & Reimagined Futures w/ Author Nanjala Nyabola, Architect Omar Degan, Archaeologist Sada Mire, Journalist Abdi Latif Dahir, Artist Eltayeb Dawelbait

    East Africa: Past, Present & Reimagined Futures w/ Author Nanjala Nyabola, Architect Omar Degan, Archaeologist Sada Mire, Journalist Abdi Latif Dahir, Artist Eltayeb Dawelbait

    Stance explores the people and stories of East Africa, inspired by migration, culture, music and history with Journalist Ismail Einashe. This show traverses through Kenya, Sudan and Somalia with journalist Ismail Einashe. Feat: Author & Political Analyst Nanjala Nyabola; Cultural Preservation in the Horn of Africa w/ Architect Omar Degan and Archaeologist & Art Historian Sada Mire; NYT Journalist Abdi Latif Dahir; Artist Eltayeb Dawelbait.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    (Un)learning for Liberation w/ Joshua Virasami, Dylan Rodriguez, Sonya Childress, Asher Gamedze, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Kelsey Mohamed, Camille Barton, Aditi Jaganathan

    (Un)learning for Liberation w/ Joshua Virasami, Dylan Rodriguez, Sonya Childress, Asher Gamedze, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Kelsey Mohamed, Camille Barton, Aditi Jaganathan

    Stance covers (Un)learning for Liberation looking at abolitionist thinking through literature, music, activism and film with Guest Editor Film Programmer & Researcher Jemma Desai.

    Feat: Writer Joshua Virasami; Abolitionist Praxis & Strategy w/ Dylan Rodriguez and Sonya Childress. Music by Asher Gamedze. Solidarity & Abolition w/ Equality Labs Thenmozhi Soundararajan & Cradle Communities Kelsey Mohamed. Facilitating Revolution w/ Camille Barton and Aditi Jaganathan

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Brixton Uprising w/ Singer Carroll Thompson, Novelist Alex Wheatle, Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, Musician Asher Senator, Dr Rebekah Delsol; Singer Rachel Chinouriri

    Brixton Uprising w/ Singer Carroll Thompson, Novelist Alex Wheatle, Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, Musician Asher Senator, Dr Rebekah Delsol; Singer Rachel Chinouriri

    For the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Brixton Uprising, we explores the 80's & activism, the Windrush Scandal, 2021 Police Sentencing Bill & #KillTheBill protests. Poetry w/ Linton Kwesi Johnson. Artist Asher Senator on Smiley Culture. Novelist Alex Wheatle recounts the uprising, & his Steve McQueen Small Axe collab. Queen of Lovers Rock, Carroll Thompson on Hopelessly in Love, & Windrush. Policy & policing w/ Dr. Rebekah Delsol, StopWatch. Singer Rachel Chinouriri on her EP Four° In Winter. @stancepodcast

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Stance Podcast Trailer with Chrystal Genesis

    Stance Podcast Trailer with Chrystal Genesis

    Stance is an independent award-winning arts and culture podcast run by journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis.

    Stance won Bronze for Best Current Affairs at The British Podcast Awards 2020. Stance won Best Arts & Culture Show and Rising Star in the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2018, included in The Observer and The Times annual Best Podcasts list, and covered in publications including The FT, Grazia, The Guardian and The Independent.

    Visit stancepodcast.com and @stancepodcast on socials.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

rachelsewell ,

Brilliant!

This podcast is one of my absolute favorites. It tackles interesting relevant topics that all types of people can relate to. These Women are intelligent, informed, and bringing important topics that should be discussed everywhere to light. Really a breath of fresh air!

Mellanin29 ,

Stance Takes: Atlanta

I really enjoyed listening to the Stance Takes episode about Atlanta! Atlanta is one of my favorite shows and it was nice to hear people dissect the show. I enjoy your podcast in general. Can’t wait for the next episode!

Eurghnicknames ,

Thought provoking and informative

I really enjoy this podcast and look forward to it each month. It tackles issues that impact global society, but draws on many different (and often unheard) perspectives, as well as, delving into new and exciting things happening whether that is in the Arts or tech. Really great, and it makes me think a lot.

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