105 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 1.2K 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

    It's a Mother's Day Special

    It's a Mother's Day Special

    Welcome to our Mother's Day special!There are many unexpected ways that people step into parenting. In this special from The Stoop, we hear stories about redefining family on your own terms. We explore the term ‘Auntie’ and how some women find it problematic, we hear about the challenges of IVF for Black women, and we meet a family that shows us how co-parenting can evolve. 

    • 53 min
    Eau de problème

    Eau de problème

    Hana loves perfume, and there’s a long heritage of traditional perfume making in Sudan. But sometimes, sweet smells come with some controversy. As she explores the history of racism and colonialism in the global perfume industry with perfume enthusiast and historian Razan Idris, she discovers an intriguing story about an iconic Sudanese scent that has her bothered.

    • 42 min
    Talk That Talk

    Talk That Talk

    This is an ode to Black men's voices. Celebrating some of the voices that soothe, excite, or give us a sense of feeling grounded. Over the years, Black men’s voices have symbolized comfort, affection, and authority in pop culture. From the baritone of Barry White to the reliable tone of James Earl Jones, we're celebrating voice. We also meet voice actor and writer Kingsley Okafor of the group that became a viral sensation: Bearded Black Men Reading. Kingsley Okafor: @rukuslive

    • 31 min
    Self Love and Basketball

    Self Love and Basketball

    “When can we allow somebody to cry and be transparent?” WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw asked at the height of her career as a pro basketball player. Chamique's willingness to address her mental health changed her life. In this episode, Chamique talks about the Black pride that can get in the way of healing, what she’d like for people to consider when they have loved ones struggling, and she shares her story of survival and choosing to love herself.

    • 32 min
    Love Song for Sudan

    Love Song for Sudan

    Hana is trying to enjoy the Sudanese music she loves, but something isn’t feeling right. The war in Sudan continues, and has destroyed with it a lot of the country’s cultural landscape, including places where the country’s music once lived. She’s wondering - what will happen to Sudan’s musical heritage? She talks it out with Leila and with Haneen Sidahmed - someone who is preserving music on her site Sudan Tapes Archive, plus she visits a Sudanese choir that’s singing the classics in California.

    • 30 min
    Wildin' Out(side)

    Wildin' Out(side)

    Many children dream of being wildlife experts after watching hours of nature shows, but as grown-ups, it’s rare to meet a Black nature ecologist. Today we hear some unbelievable nature stories with carnivore expert Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. She shares the most fascinating challenges in her career from facing the racialized history of conservation work to the time she had to solve the mysterious death of a Black bear.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

dhahsoxo ,

One of my favorites

Thank you Hana for the love song to Sudan — I wouldn’t have known this beautiful music had you not shared it. I’m Asian American but I got hooked on some of the diaspora episodes because they were so relatable to my own experience — then the hair and colorism episodes hooked me because I am a woman who also struggles with white beauty standards. This podcast is a comfort listen for me, I love the hosts’ friendship and soothing voices.

Trice king ,

I love the storytelling on this podcast

I love the way stories are told on this podcast. Also the range of stories is excellent.

l0rac ,

Great insight into black culture

Thank you so much for your program. I listen frequently and your voices are so sincere, honest and include current topics. I hope your audience includes all cultures. Hope from Nairobi was especially eye opening. Keep it up!

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