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 • 217 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.

    Pranks

    Pranks

    This week on the podcast, two stories about (pretty gross) pranks.

    Music: “Cool Boy & The Sunglasses Shark” by Gagmesharkoff/Free Music Archive

    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.

    • 13 min
    Fight the Power

    Fight the Power

    This week on the podcast, three tales of young women challenging the patriarchy.

    Music: “Cold Kind of Woman Blues” by Cullah/Free Music Archive

    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.

    • 21 min
    The Power of a Portrait

    The Power of a Portrait

    This week on the podcast, two stories about using art to make change.

     Check out the video of the event, “Creating Art, Creating Change,” held in October by the Stoop Storytelling Series, in partnership with the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and Art and Remembrance.

    Music: “A Portrait of Absence,” by Aldous Ichnite/Free Music Archive

    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.

    • 23 min
    My Mind and Me

    My Mind and Me

    This week on the podcast, two stories about people navigating mental health challenges with humor.

    Music: “Higher Junction,” by Mark Wilson X/Free Music Archive

    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.

    • 21 min
    Loves of a Lifetime

    Loves of a Lifetime

    This week on the podcast, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we have two stories of enduring romance.

    Music: “Eternal Love“ by Kris Keypovsky/Free Music Archive

    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.

    • 17 min
    Don’t Ignore the Side Quests!

    Don’t Ignore the Side Quests!

    This week on the podcast, two stories about people taking a winding path to find their professional place.

    Music: “Forest Funk" by Johan Vandegriff/Free Music Archive

    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.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 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.

Truecrime Christie ,

❤️❤️❤️

Love it.

lidia___011 ,

Cringy hosts.

Too many staggered sentences and unnecessary pauses.

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