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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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Episodes

Holiday Hijinx

12/10/2018
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Christmas with the family. What could possibly go wrong? Chas Eby - A boy falls out of the window on Christmas. Or does he? Robert Pelrine — A boy’s aunt falls through the ceiling while taking a bath when visiting for the holidays Music: "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole

Duration:00:22:16

Holidays Far From Home

12/3/2018
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This week on the podcast, three stories about celebrating Christmas miles from home and hearth. Music: "Please Come Home for Christmas" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Duration:00:32:35

Why It Takes So Long

11/26/2018
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This week on the podcast, two women share stories that took them years to understand….and be able to share. Sarah Sullivan Lil Hughes Knipp Music: "Suggestion" by Fugazi

Duration:00:29:20

Thanksgiving Surprises

11/19/2018
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This week on the podcast, three stories of turkey and dressing — with a side of shock. Music: "Thanksgiving," from A Charlie Brown Christmas

Duration:00:26:52

Mawage Mishaps

11/12/2018
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Three stories about how the Big Day often includes Big Oops. Esther Weiner Erica Rimlinger Marc Young Music: "Marry Me" by St. Vincent

Duration:00:25:13

Through Race-Colored Glasses

11/5/2018
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This week on the podcast, three stories about how race — or rather our ideas about race -- obscures our ability to see people clearly. Petula Caesar Sam Carwin Mike Molina Music: This is America by Childish Gambino

Duration:00:25:17

R-rated!

10/29/2018
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The pleasures and perils of watching your first R-rated movie in a theater. Larry Doyle — After failing his driver's test, a boy has his mom take him and his date to an R-rated movie. Anna Beidelman — A story about going to her first R-rated movie Music: "I'm An Adult Now" by the Pursuit of Happiness

Duration:00:18:23

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

10/22/2018
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Two stories of the highs — and lows — of taking drugs. Michael Furr A young man overdoses on heroin after finding his lover cheated on him Tommy Sinbazo Man goes to see a Star Trek movie in the theater on too many mushrooms and freaks out Music: I'm Waiting for the Man by Velvet Underground

Duration:00:18:04

Boy Scouts

10/15/2018
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Two stories about the adventures of chaperoning a boy scout camping trip. Rosemary Raun - Story about chaperoning a camping trip and finding a porcupine in the latrine Eliot Wagenheim Story about an out of shape dad who hiked Mt. Baldie with his son Music: Fearless by Pink Floyd

Duration:00:20:26

Misunderstood

10/8/2018
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This week, two stories about coming face to face with your own misconceptions. Jaspreet Chowdhary - Judging a young mother for not cleaning her newborn, only to find that the mother was scared of hurting her baby Maisha Drayton - A "super mega ultra diamond black woman" who complains about service to her at a gas station Music: Feeling Good by Nina Simon

Duration:00:14:03

Stage Combat

10/1/2018
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Three stories of the adventures — and adversities — of live theatre. Jimmy Kinstle - Hit head on sign and got knocked out during play Kimberely Lynne - Almost got run over by a car while setting a set for Centerstage Jay Herzog Almost killed a folk singer by accidentally hanging a stage light incorrectly Music: Here's Rose by Ethel Merman

Duration:00:28:24

Strong Second Acts

9/24/2018
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This week, two stories of women living large in later life. Natalie Sokoloff - Story of a woman falling on black ice and fighting to get her mobility back Madeline Mysko - Story about an older woman who, herself, works in an elder care center Music: Veronica by Elvis Costello

Duration:00:19:52

Oops, I’m in the Wrong Country!

9/17/2018
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Two stories of people about what happens when you get caught on the wrong side of the dotted line. Holden Warren - A peace worker accidentally crosses into another country. Naomi Cross - A story about getting smuggled into East Berlin. Music: In a Big Country by Big Country

Duration:00:17:47

The Avengers

9/10/2018
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Two stories of tough broads standing up for justice and getting results. Adell Cothorne - A principal who finally got her dream school catches two staff members cheating on the standardized assessment. She became a whistle blower and was then blackballed. Leigh Maddox - After her friends are killed, a police officer vows to avenge their deaths. Music: Roar by Katy Perry

Duration:00:24:51

I was Cool in the 80s

9/3/2018
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Not! This week, two stories about Reagan-era uber-nerds! Robin Yasinow - She feared Mutually Assured Destruction as a high school model UN geek Bill Henry - Playing D and D in the basement of Govans library leading to finding his people in life Music: Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel

Duration:00:24:27

This Wasn’t The Plan

8/27/2018
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These two storytellers find themselves in a very different place than they ever imagined. Towanda Carter A woman gets herself out of generational poverty and works her way up to a management position in Baltimore City Public Schools. Yitzy Halon A man who wanted to be a rabbi struggles to find his way after he realizes he’s not cut out for the holy life. Music: Once In a Lifetime by Talking Heads

Duration:00:19:49

On the Mountaintop

8/20/2018
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Two stories of young people who face harrowing situations — and live to laugh about it. Julia Dugan - Story about getting stuck on top of a mountain in Scotland and having to be rescued John Couzee — A young man’s snowboarding accident leads to internal bleeding Music: Mountain Song by Jane's Addiction

Duration:00:19:53

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