54 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 • 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

    EP 51: We see you, dads

    EP 51: We see you, dads

    We hear from dads, people talking about their daddies, and we hear about the joys, and challenges, of Black fatherhood. We see you, Black dads. Featuring dads Chris Stewart, Rob Fields, and Sam Adewumi.

    • 26 min
    EP 50: Young, Gifted, and Podcasting

    EP 50: Young, Gifted, and Podcasting

    From joy to trauma to history, our kids are expressing their Blackness through podcasting. We celebrate Black child podcasts, featuring Jackson and Avery - hosts of the podcast ‘Hey Black Child’, and Story Jean Brown - host of the podcast ‘Story on Stories’. Today, we listen to the kids!

    • 23 min
    EP 49: The Gatekeeper

    EP 49: The Gatekeeper

    Why do some people feel the need to gatekeep? From the art world to the corporate world, Black gatekeeping is real. Today we hear a classic gatekeeping experience from the comedy duo Frangela, and talk to author Jennifer Farmer about the deep-seated reasons why some people still feel the need to gatekeep.

    • 22 min
    EP 48: Butter on a Burn

    EP 48: Butter on a Burn

    Put butter on that burn. Don't put your purse on the floor. The wives tales, sayings, superstitions & home remedies - the things we heard from our mamas, papas and grandparents are all part of our folk heritage. In this episode, we hear some, we look at why they're important, we do some fact checking, and Hana and Leila explore why we believe some of the things we believe.

    • 25 min
    EP 47: Craving a different world

    EP 47: Craving a different world

    Some of us who chose not to go to HBCU's have some major envy, and regret.  In this episode we hear from people about their experiences at Black colleges. Stories about when they fit in and when they didn't. Featuring Special guest: Stacey Abrams

    • 28 min
    EP 46: That Blaxpat Life

    EP 46: That Blaxpat Life

    We've heard people threaten to pack it up and move abroad, and today we to talk to two of them who followed through. Natalie Gill  now lives in Ethiopia and Noleca Radway relocated to Amsterdam. Two stories about making the move, and getting the hell out in order to redefine home. 

    Includes interviews with: Noleca Radway, Natalie Gill,  Crishan Wright & Michael Oshindoro Crishan

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

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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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The Sound of Blackness

Anything Earth, Wind, and Fire ESPECIALLY if being played by an HBCU band!!!

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Zamunda

On the zamunda episode I was quite perplexed on how this film was taken in a serious way, like Africa was portraited poorly, I was more on the last portion where they talked about this was just a fun film. The fact that Lesli jones is a sound actor of sound mind whom I assume choose that role, to minimize her decision and project on to her as an unattractive etc was too much. Let’s be real that came out of the person because that’s what society keeps projecting on her. Wesley playing the general is not that far off, we have general Amin, and more or less his predecessor Mseveni and dictators who continue to run many countries in Africa so that wasn’t that far off. All in all we are have so little as in black entertainment that we dissect any that comes our way, so that in itself is an issue. Here is to one day having so much black entertainment that we don’t have time to dissect it.

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