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The Stoop showcases the extraordinary true stories of “ordinary" people, told in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.

The Stoop showcases the extraordinary true stories of “ordinary" people, told in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.
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The Stoop showcases the extraordinary true stories of “ordinary" people, told in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.

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English


Episodes

Canine Capers

8/13/2018
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This week, three stories about the doggedness of man’s best friend. Kelli Harris - Going on a trip to Greece. Drank Grand Marnier and went skinny dipping while dogs stole their clothes Jen Antonelli - Story about running after a dog to rescue it and getting hurt Joey Haavik - Story about a dog following a group of bikers on a race Music: Dog Days are Over by Florence and The Machine

Duration:00:20:35

Naked!

8/6/2018
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This week, three stories celebrating nudity in all its freedom and glory. Paige Bourne - Hiked the El Camino/Santiago Thom Hawkins - A man in a figure drawing class finds his calling as a comic nude model. Sophia Garber - Story about doing a naked while in a bike race Music: Naked Kids by Grouplove

Duration:00:15:57

I Went to College for This?

7/30/2018
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This week, two stories about young people in jobs they never wanted or trained for. Yup, they learn A LOT. David Alima - story about a man who works for a kung fu movie store after college Tracey Hall - story about a woman who works as a phone-sex operator after college Outro Song: “School Spirit” by Kayne West

Duration:00:18:09

The Glory and the Glamour

7/23/2018
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This week, two behind-the-scenes stories that reveal show business isn’t for the faint of heart (or nose). Jessica Murphy Garrett - story about a woman who tried to protect her pregnant castmate from toxic fumes from a nearby spray paint alley Tom Hall - story about a conductor having serious imposter syndrome Outro Song: “Give My Regards To Broadway” by Joel Grey

Duration:00:23:21

Forced to Grow Up Fast

7/16/2018
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These week, two stories of boys put in adult situations. They struggle and overcome — and dedicate their lives to helping others. Ta’von Vinson Young man contracts HIV and becomes an advocate for others Dr. Jason Ramirez The son of two heroin addicts grows up to become a doctor Outro Song: “Needle in the Hay” by Elliott Smith

Duration:00:21:39

Get Me Off This Bus!

7/9/2018
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This week, two stories about adventures of riding the bus that will remind you of Sandra Bullock in “Speed” — and make public transportation so much more exciting. Greer Verhyeyen - a young woman depends on a public bus driver to save her from an aggressive mugger Patrick Hampton - Story of a bus driver driving a group of teens getting shot at while in Ghana Outro Song: “Bus Driver” by Muddy Waters

Duration:00:19:11

Gringas Doing Good

7/2/2018
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This week, two stories about American women who fall hard for Mexican culture and work hard on behalf of immigrants and migrants. Marybeth Lennon Story about coming from a large Irish family and connecting with the hispanic immigrant community in Baltimore City Rachel Micah Jones - story about a woman starting a migrant workers' rights legal organization in Zacatecas, and about falling in love with Mexico and living there for many years Outro Song: “La Llorona” by Alanna Ubach

Duration:00:18:54

Oh, What A Night!

6/25/2018
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This week, two stories about nighttime events so surreal you couldn’t make them up. One happens on a street in Baltimore, one in a palace in Abu Dhabi. Lauren Ross - a young woman happens upon a drug deal late night in Baltimore Gillian Quinn - illegal nighttime boat trip in Abu Dhabi Xmas 1987 that resulted in a capsize and young foreigners being arrested and taken prisoner in the Sheiks palace (it ended well) Outro Song: “Oh, What a Night” by The Dells

Duration:00:24:05

Meeting A Hero

6/18/2018
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This week, two stories about the perils and pleasures of getting up close and personal with a hero. Cameos by Marcel Marceau and Prince! Skip Case - a young man faces Marcel Marceau at a school assembly in the 50s Steven Parke - a man gets the chance to work with one of his heros - Prince Outro Song: “Purple Rain” by Prince

Duration:00:20:33

Justice/No Justice

6/11/2018
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This week, two stories about what happens when pursuing justice is personal. A young prosecutor sees the man she’s trying to convict in the most unlikely place. And a young man struggles to get closure after he’s the victim of a crime. Marilyn Mosby - a prosecutor sees the criminal she put in jail in a local store Zeb Drinkwater - a man who was shot rescuing a girl from a carjacking tries to get justice in the court system Outro Song: Shaolin’s Theme

Duration:00:17:50

The Medicine is the Madness

6/4/2018
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This week, two stories that raise two fascinating questions: What if the drugs that are supposed to help us, hurt us? And the drugs that are supposed to hurt us, help us?

Duration:00:22:17

In Service

5/28/2018
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In honor of Memorial Day, we offer two stories about the adventures and challenges of military service — one from WWII and one from the war in Iraq.

Duration:00:16:39

Flying the Friendly Skies!

5/21/2018
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This week, two stories about how sometimes it’s no fun being Up in the Air. But, hey, you got places to go.

Duration:00:20:11

Last To Know

5/14/2018
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Why is is that we know the least about the people closest to us?

Duration:00:22:55

Contractions

5/7/2018
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For Mother’s Day, two dads talk about what to expect when you’re not expecting the baby RIGHT NOW!

Duration:00:19:37

I Get by with a Little Help from My Friends

4/30/2018
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Two stories of friendship and adventure.

Duration:00:23:37

Dudes Gettin' Hitched

4/23/2018
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Three men share three wild wedding tales.

Duration:00:29:19

Secrets in the Suburbs

4/16/2018
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It may seem like nothing interesting happens on those safe streets, but these two storytellers know better.

Duration:00:18:24

Ladies, Trust Your Gut!

4/9/2018
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These two stories teach an important lesson: If you feel like something is off with that guy, it probably is.

Duration:00:20:38

Comics Nerds

4/2/2018
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Two young men share their obsession with the fantasy world of comics.

Duration:00:15:56