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.
Oh Holy Night
This week on the podcast, two stories about the spirit of the season.
Festive Family Fun
This week on the podcast three tales of families getting a little — or a lot — crazy during Christmas.
Oy Christmas Tree
This week on the podcast two tales of trees, ornaments, and the Jews who love them.
This week on the podcast, two tales of women creating families they never expected.
Trick or Treat — with emphasis on the trick!
This week on the podcast, Trick or Treat — three tales of tricking and being tricked.
Best of The Stoop: Conjuring
This week on the podcast, we wrap up our Best of The Stoop series with two women sharing true, personal tales about being visited by spirits.
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.
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.
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.