The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about.

Recent Episode(s)

Feb 19, 2021

Ep 44: The Sounds of Blackness

What is a sound that embodies Blackness?  Today we invite you to unwind, lean back, disconnect and drift while we ask some phenomenal personalities,…

Feb 5, 2021

Ep 43: Sellassie's Choice

Sellassie doesn't plan to take the Covid vaccine. He doesn't trust it. But it feels like the whole world is trying to convince him to. We unpack 'Blac…

Jan 22, 2021

Ep 42: Head on a Swivel

Lately,  some of have been watching our back. It's not something we always want to admit, but the current vibe is triggering. We're back, a new seaso…

Sep 7, 2020

Ep 41: Connecting Black

African responses to the Black Lives Matter protests have been complicated and varied- some marched, others didn't. We explore some different African…

Aug 9, 2020

Ep 40: From the Queen: Black is King

Black is King, the visually stunning film by Beyoncé has brought up a lot of conversation. We talk to “the blue man” dancer Papi Oji about his ro…

Jun 11, 2020

Ep 39: For Ima

We're at that moment — again. Another black person gone, and another, and another. It hurts. Everyone seems to be watching, and everyone seems to ha…

May 21, 2020

Ep 38: That Black Tax

For many of us, success and 'making it' also means you're expected to help out and support your family. Whether you're Black American, or a child of B…

Apr 1, 2020

Ep 37: Together and apart

We're getting into the myths surrounding the coronavirus and discussing how Covid-19 could have a different impact on black people. We also hear from…

Feb 28, 2020

Ep 36: Black on air

The pen, the mic, the camera - all powerful tools that people in media have used to get our attention, but for Black women journalists, getting a hold…

Feb 7, 2020

Ep 35: Je suis noir

In this episode we meet Deborah from Brooklyn, who’s about to pack her bags and move to  Paris. It's a place she’s always adored, along with the…

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