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The Stoop

The Stoop podcast airs frank, fun conversations about black identity with journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day. The project was selected for NPR's first-ever Storytelling Workshop.

The Stoop: Breaking the line

Aug 9, 2018
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When a ballet teacher told co-host Leila Day that her back should be straight on the ground, no light shining through, and Leila couldn't make it happen, her dreams to be a ballet dancer disappeared. The world of classical ballet is extremely difficult to break into, and for those who have darker skin, there's a lot that comes with it, especially when you're "the only". This episode looks at breaking the line.

The Stoop: African writers' dilemma

Aug 2, 2018
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Who gets to choose which African stories get told? In this special episode from The Stoop, we meet three writers, each of them pushing against a mostly white US and UK-based publishing industry in their own way. 

The Stoop: Pretty for a dark-skinned girl

Jun 7, 2018
illustration by Neema Iyer

The Stoop podcast is hosted by KALW's Hana Baba and Leila Day. 

In this episode we explore colorism — discrimination based on skin tone, which has happened for decades in Black communities.

The Stoop: Angry Black woman

Jan 22, 2018
ILLUSTRATION BY NEEMA IYER

For decades, Black women have been stereotyped as being "loud" and "dramatic" and often asked to quote "tone it down" — especially in the workplace.

The Stoop: You called me African what?

Nov 6, 2017
Illustration by Neema Iyer

The Stoop podcast is hosted by KALW's Hana Baba and Leila Day. 

The Stoop is launching soon! Hosted by KALW journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day, the podcast features stories and conversations about blackness that aren’t always shared in the open.

Why is it hard for some black folks to say I love you? The Stoop, a new podcast about black identity, explores this question in a sneak preview of the podcast.

KALW

KALW's Hana Baba is African. KALW's Leila Day is African American. In between making radio stories and interviews for Crosscurrents, they've had MANY casual conversations on the side ... many of them about black identity.

New KALW podcast selected for NPR workshop

Apr 11, 2016
Photograph by Olivia Henry.

A new podcast from KALW has been chosen to participate in NPR's first-ever Audio Storytelling Workshop.

The project was one of twelve selected from more than 100 proposals by public media creators across U.S. and beyond. Applicants were asked to pitch ideas that "break traditional formats and reach new audiences."