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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

Odd(ball) Jobs

10/14/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories from lovely quirky people who do weird things for a living.

Duration:00:18:09

Secrets and Lies

10/7/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about the power of lies — and how it can sometimes be as hard to stop lying ourselves as it is to stop others from lying.

Duration:00:23:05

WTF?

9/30/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories in which something confusing and cuckoo never gets clarified.

Duration:00:30:02

Out Past the Breakers

9/23/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about venturing way beyond your comfort zone.

Duration:00:18:15

Big Little Lies

9/16/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about the pleasure and pain of being conned.

Duration:00:26:42

Passion Play

9/9/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about the thrills — and threats — of turning something you love into a way to get paid.

Duration:00:21:30

Principal's in the House

9/2/2019
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This week on the podcast, an encore presentation in honor of the annual back to school migration: a story about a woman staking everything to keep kids from being mis-educated.

Duration:00:16:19

When Up is Down

8/26/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about difficult experiences that put the storyteller on a radically different path than expected. Music: "Accident Prone" by Jawbreaker

Duration:00:25:30

I've Got News!

8/19/2019
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This week on the podcast two stories about the surprises involved in becoming the person you really are. Music: "I'm Coming Out," by Diana Ross

Duration:00:18:41

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

8/12/2019
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This week on the podcast two tales of artists following their passions against the odds. Song: "R Retreats" by Candy Machine

Duration:00:22:34

The Long Haul

8/5/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about long marriages featuring the better and worse, the sickness and the health — and, above all, the surprises. Music: "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra

Duration:00:26:05

Far-Sighted

7/29/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories of people who don’t let limited vision stop them from being total badasses. Music: "The Fencing Lesson" by James Horner

Duration:00:25:31

I Was Born to Do This

7/22/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories of gals who find the perfect job for them. Music: "Welcoming to the Working Week," by Elvis Costello

Duration:00:25:50

Not Us

7/15/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories of young people in situations where they can’t be honest about their mental health struggles. Music: "Lithium," by Nirvana

Duration:00:26:11

My Theme Song

7/8/2019
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This week on the podcast, a video game hero and a Big Band aficionado tell us about the songs that define them. Music: "Moonlight Serenade," by Glenn Miller

Duration:00:27:45

Adventures Abroad

7/1/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories about the challenges and complexities of being a Peace Corps Volunteer. Music: "Who Needs the Peace Corps?" by Frank Zappa & The Mothers

Duration:00:20:57

Retraining The Brain

6/24/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories of people on a path from mental illness to mental health. Music: "My Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by Geto Boys

Duration:00:28:16

Unfriendly Locals

6/17/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories of young people far from home who face hostile locals — but don’t give up. Music: "City of Immigrants," by Steve Earle

Duration:00:27:47

It’s Glamorous Work — Someone’s Got to Do It

6/10/2019
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This week on the podcast three stories about the gritty — ok, the gross — side of making a living. Music: "Take This Job and Shove It," by Johnny Paycheck

Duration:00:24:44

Emergency!

6/3/2019
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This week on the podcast, two stories of people called to save the day in a situation they never saw coming. Music: "Message In A Bottle," by The Police

Duration:00:22:21