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 54: Polyfree
Loving multiply. Polyamory. We already do it - you love your family, your friends, your pets- but what does it look like when it comes to romance?
In this episode, we meet a polyamorous triad- Ambi, Ex and Intro. We also hear from Kevin Patterson, author of Love’s Not Colorblind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities. And, we meet Crystal Byrd Farmer, who practices solo polyamory and argues, it’s part of our Black heritage.
EP 53: Invisible Scars
Getting a whooping. Whether it’s a belt or switch, the homes we grow up in may normalize corporal punishment for kids- but do we understand the aftermath? You may not leave a visible scar, but there’s always an invisible one. We hear the story of Angela, we talk to a leading pediatrician, and we hear about immigrant parents struggling with those 3 dreaded numbers- 911.
Ep 52: Buffalo Soldiers
The Buffalo Soldiers- strong men from Black history. But a big part of their story has us conflicted about the role they played. In this episode, we hear their story, hear about a soldier who defected, and meet a man who ponders his own time in the military.
Season SIX sneak peek!
Season SIX is almost here y’all! Here’s a little taste of what you can expect this season from Hana and Leila. New episodes drop starting August 19th!
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.
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!
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. 💕💚
The Sound of Blackness
Anything Earth, Wind, and Fire ESPECIALLY if being played by an HBCU band!!!
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.