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 • 182 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.

    A Family Fantasy

    A Family Fantasy

    This week on the podcast, two stories about parents and children living inside a story.

    • 20 min
    86’ed

    86’ed

    This week on the podcast three love stories about the role that restaurants play in our lives — with the hope that our tables will be ready soon.

    • 28 min
    The Stoop Virtual Holiday Hoo-Ha

    The Stoop Virtual Holiday Hoo-Ha

    The Stoop Storytelling Series in partnership with WYPR presents “The Stoop Virtual Holiday Hoo-Ha: An evening of seasonal stories, comedy sketches, music, and MAGIC."
    Join us virtually for an evening of true, personal tales, comedic holiday sketches from the Maryland Improv Collective, music from Micah E. Wood, and MAGIC from Jacob Greenwald  — all hosted by WYPR’s Aaron Henkin and recorded live from the Creative Alliance.

    • 1 hr
    Huge Holiday Gatherings!

    Huge Holiday Gatherings!

    This week on the podcast, two tales from a time when we could gather in large numbers for the holidays.

    • 20 min
    Return To The Stoop: Larry and Ben Doyle

    Return To The Stoop: Larry and Ben Doyle

    This week on the podcast, Larry and Ben Doyle join us to revisit Stoop Stories they shared in 2016 about the highs and lows of romance.

    • 44 min
    Return To The Stoop: Maya Kosok and Max Romano

    Return To The Stoop: Maya Kosok and Max Romano

    This week on the podcast, Maya Kosok and Max Romano join us to revisit a Stoop story they shared in 2012 about a memorable cross-country adventure.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

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.

nannafromtexas ,

The Stoop

Love The Stoop storytelling series because its not as polished as the Moth. I do wish there was searchable database so could my absolute favorite podcast of all time..... I’m certain it was here because its SO Baltimore- it concerns an employee at Medieval Times. I think about it often and would love to share it with friends

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.

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