65 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
    • 4.3 • 1.1K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Salam, Is this thing on?

    Salam, Is this thing on?

    Welcome to the Stoop Comedy Club! It's our last episode of the season and we are laughin’ it up with three African comedians - Nigerian-American Beverly Adaeze, Kenyan-American Dubai Denis, and Sudanese-American Ahmed Abdelrahman. Each has their unique style, and each has to deal with a complicating question that has to do with their Blackness in America. Plus, Leila tries to break into the comedy scene!

    • 35 min
    Black, Grown, and Autistic

    Black, Grown, and Autistic

    We explore what it’s like to be a Black autistic adult with the story of artist, author, and illustrator Ayanna Davis, AKA ‘Phenomenally Autistic.’ We also hear from advocate and autism media consultant Diane Wright, plus special education professor Dr. Jamie Pearson breaks down why Black autistic people are diagnosed so late in life.

    • 27 min
    59. IVF and Us

    59. IVF and Us

    Black women have lower success rates when it comes to IVF (in-vitro fertilization) But why? We hear from Charissa Jackson who shares her journey about going through IVF. We also look into some of the reasons why Black women tend to have higher infertility rates, something that's explained by Dr. Michael Thomas, a reproductive endocrinologist who says one of the reasons why this is happening, is a reason many of us have heard before. 

    • 28 min
    40 Acres and a Question

    40 Acres and a Question

    As reparations for African Americans come closer to being a reality, the conversation has led to a question - who should get paid? We’ll explore that question of eligibility and hear different perspectives from people pondering it, and people who have clear ideas of what the answer should be. Plus- Hana, Leila and producer Natalie have an honest chat about what this all means for them.

    • 32 min
    Sounds of Blackness 2

    Sounds of Blackness 2

    It’s back! Sounds of Blackness. What is a sound that embodies Blackness to you? We’ve been asking high and low and the answers have us reflecting, laughing, tearing up and feeling absolute joy. Today we take a sonic dip into sounds that embody Blackness. We also sit down with poet Nikki Giovanni, and hear from many more about the sounds that move them.

    • 23 min
    Give me heebie-jeebies

    Give me heebie-jeebies

    There’s a renaissance of Black Horror- many love it, but some of us still have our eyes closed. With more Black horror films being made, we explore what actually defines Black Horror? We talk with scholar and filmmaker Tananarive Due, and writer Carvell Wallace, to discuss the comeback of Horror Noire and the use of Black trauma in horror films.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Thetruthshespeaks ,

Booty Episode

I liked Episode 55 but I would have liked to see an inclusion of the realities that black women face who don’t have the archetypal black booty. Yes having a booty can be stigmatized - but we can’t overlook how black people (men and women) talk about and talk towards black women who “don’t have a booty” or a certain body frame. If you are a black woman and don’t have a booty - you are literally irrelevant and black people are always the first to let you know this.

askedthezebra ,

So wonderful

Luv this podcast. It is a must listen.

2$notcents ,

Perspectives on a variety of Black experiences

Enjoy listening to Head on a Swivel - these are thoughts, feelings, experiences that people of color don’t feel safe discussing or have been conditioned to suppress any uncomfortable feelings about for their own survival sake. Blacks too should be able to talk about things that people not like us may feel uncomfortable listening to. It’s done without bashing but just being free to think about how this or that affects a person of color. 💕💚

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