42 episodes

The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. Come hang out on The Stoop as we dialog about the diaspora.

The Stoop Hana Baba and Leila Day

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 748 Ratings

The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. Come hang out on The Stoop as we dialog about the diaspora.

    Ep 39: For Ima

    Ep 39: For Ima

    We're at that moment — again. Another black person gone, and another, and another. It hurts. Everyone seems to be watching, and everyone seems to have questions. But this isn't new--we realize we're not here for everyone. We're here for 14-year-old Ima.

    We hear from her, an elder, and the wisdom of LeVar Burton.

    • 33 min
    Ep 38: That Black Tax

    Ep 38: That Black Tax

    For many of us, success and 'making it' also means you're expected to help out and support your family. Whether you're Black American, or a child of Black immigrants- that 'Black Tax' is often something you're going to be thinking about. Today we get personal with a story from Mwende Hinojosa who explains how What's App brings her Kenyan family together but it can also be very...taxing.  

    • 32 min
    Ep 37: Together and apart

    Ep 37: Together and apart

    We're getting into the myths surrounding the coronavirus and discussing how Covid-19 could have a different impact on black people. We also hear from workers in the service industry who share their stories about how they are pushing through. Let’s stoop it out together.

    • 36 min
    Ep 36: Black on air

    Ep 36: Black on air

    The pen, the mic, the camera - all powerful tools that people in media have used to get our attention, but for Black women journalists, getting a hold of that power and keeping it, has been a tough path to navigate. From how we sound, to what we look like, to how we say thangs. We explore the profession with journalist Jemele Hill, and hear about the past from veteran journalist Belva Davis, while Hana and Leila get into some of their own experiences in the field.

    • 32 min
    Ep 35: Je suis noir

    Ep 35: Je suis noir

    Bonjour! Meet Deborah from Brooklyn, who’s about to pack her bags and move to Paris. It's a city she adores but it's also a refuge from a lot of racial conversations that she feels are going in circles in the U.S. Deborah choses not to “lead with her blackness," but how will that work for her in France? How are black French identifying? We go to Paris and dig deeper into some of the tensions behind a word like “noir” that can be seen as an insult for some and pure pride for others.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 34: The Black Introverts

    Ep. 34: The Black Introverts

    Why might things be different for a Black introvert? When writer Sequoia Holmes broke it down in her essay "Black Women aren't allowed to be Introverted"  we wanted to stoop this out some more. So we sent our introverted producer Jessica Jupiter out to find answers. In this episode we're digging  into how it can be different to be an introvert while Black. We also hear from nonprofit organizer and educator Kelly Wickham Hurst who has focused on correcting the ways we treat introverted Black students.

    • 25 min

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love this show. really great and generous.

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Thank you, Leila and Hana

Absolutely amazing, insightful, and open conversations about culture. Shoutout to Daoud Anthony and the amazing music he makes for this. Beautiful show.

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