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The Stoop Storytelling Series

The Stoop Storytelling Series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives. It showcases the 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.

Since its founding in 2006, The Stoop has featured the tales of more than 2,500 people onstage — including notable citizens such as Congressman Elijah Cummings, “Wire” creator David Simon, activist DeRay Mckesson, and Senator Barbara Mikulski. The Stoop has been featured in The Washington Post, The Atlantic Magazine, and The New York Times. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast, which was started in 2015.

The Stoop Storytelling Podcast is hosted by Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin, produced by Maureen Harvie, and distributed by Your Public Studios. Click here to explore The Stoop's podcast archive prior to August 2022.

Latest Episodes
  • This week on the podcast, three stories that prove we often know the least about the people closest to us.
  • This week on the podcast, three dispatches from high school in which our heroes and heroines try to be cool — and fail. Which makes us love them more.
  • The pleasures and perils of watching your first R-rated movie in a theater.
  • This week on the podcast, two tales of people doing battle with an undercover epidemic.
  • This week on the podcast, two stories about canine chaos.
  • This week on the podcast, two Black women share their quest to tell Black stories in Baltimore.
  • This week on the podcast, two last minute wedding shockers!
  • This week on the podcast: when weddings go wrong.
  • This week on the podcast, two tales of unconventional matches.
  • This week on the podcast: two stories of women living life to the fullest in honor of their sisters, who can’t.