New from Radiotopia’s Showcase: The Stoop

A new miniseries celebrates black joy, digging deeper into stories about blackness that we don’t hear enough about.

Maggie Taylor
Nov 16, 2018 · 3 min read
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Starting today, Radiotopia proudly presents our latest Showcase feature: a special four-episode miniseries of The Stoop.

Fun fact: we’ve been following The Stoop’s progress since they earned a spot amongst the ten finalists (out of 1537) in our Podquest contest, back in 2016.

Since then, they’ve developed their initial concept into an original show, tackling important questions both personal and universal to the black experience in the U.S. and beyond.

Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba bring you honest, lively conversations from across the black diaspora. You’ll hear stories from interracial couples having tough conversations like: should we teach our child to always keep the receipt after leaving a store, or is that black paranoia? Or, what does it feel like when you don’t get a nod in return? Leila and Hana even go deep into the low country in South Carolina to learn more about the Gullah Geechee — an entire black population that has its own language.

Listen to Episode #1: Your Blood Don’t Lie

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What percent of black makes you Black? Hana and Leila meet people whose DNA tests changed their lives — and not always in a good way.

Leila Day is an award-winning journalist based in San Francisco, where she’s worked as a senior producer and editor at KALW public radio. Her work has garnered national and local awards through the Society of Professional Journalists, NorCal, and PRINDI.

Hana Baba is a San Francisco Bay Area journalist with 20 years experience in radio. Her reporting ranges in topics from ethnic community issues, poverty and health to culture, religion, politics, and the arts. An Arabic speaker and Sudanese-American, Hana also reports from and about Sudan and Sudanese communities.

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Co-hosts Hana Baba (left) and Leila Day (right)

Listen to The Stoop by searching for “Showcase from Radiotopia” on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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