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.
Return To The Stoop: Kaye Whitehead
This week on the podcast, Kaye Whitehead joins us to revisit the Stoop Story she shared in 2015, about protest and family.
Return To The Stoop: Prescott Gaylord
This week on the podcast, Prescott Gaylord joins us to revisit the Stoop Story he shared in 2012, about faith and pain.
Return To The Stoop: Kevin Hoffman
This week on the podcast, Kevin Hoffman joins us to revisit the Stoop story he shared in 2009, about an unimaginably bad boss.
Return to The Stoop: Jennifer Mendelsohn
This week on the podcast, journalist and genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn joins us to revisit the Stoop story she shared in 2015, and discuss her current project, "Resistance Genealogy."
Return to The Stoop: Catharine Robertson
This week on the podcast, we continue a series called, “Return to the Stoop,” in which we revisit unforgettable stories and chat with the storyteller about all things related to their tale and their lives since. In this episode, Catharine Robertson talks about a story she and her birth mother shared in 2013.
Return to The Stoop: David Ross
This week on the podcast, social worker and violence prevention specialist David Ross joins us to revisit the Stoop story he shared in 2010, about a time he tested a beloved high school teacher to see if she was racist.
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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.
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.
Love the Stoop!
Look forward to every new podcast! Love the Baltimore girls - want to hang out with them!