The Stoop

Hana Baba and Leila Day

The Stoop Podcast

  • 53 minutes 10 seconds
    It's a Mother's Day Special

    Welcome to our Mother's Day special!

    There are many unexpected ways that people step into parenting. In this special from The Stoop, we hear stories about redefining family on your own terms. 

    We explore the term ‘Auntie’ and how some women find it problematic, we hear about the challenges of IVF for Black women, and we meet a family that shows us how co-parenting can evolve. 



    12 May 2024, 4:47 pm
  • 42 minutes 8 seconds
    Eau de problème

    Hana loves perfume, and there’s a long heritage of traditional perfume making in Sudan. But sometimes, sweet smells come with some controversy. As she explores the history of racism and colonialism in the global perfume industry with perfume enthusiast and historian Razan Idris, she discovers an intriguing story about an iconic Sudanese scent that has her bothered.

    2 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 31 minutes 7 seconds
    Talk That Talk

    This is an ode to Black men's voices. Celebrating some of the voices that soothe, excite, or give us a sense of feeling grounded. Over the years, Black men’s voices have symbolized comfort, affection, and authority in pop culture. From the baritone of Barry White to the reliable tone of James Earl Jones, we're celebrating voice. We also meet voice actor and writer Kingsley Okafor of the group that became a viral sensation: Bearded Black Men Reading. Kingsley Okafor: @rukuslive

    18 April 2024, 2:00 pm
  • 32 minutes 59 seconds
    Self Love and Basketball

    “When can we allow somebody to cry and be transparent?” WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw asked at the height of her career as a pro basketball player. Chamique's willingness to address her mental health changed her life. 

    In this episode, Chamique talks about the Black pride that can get in the way of healing, what she’d like for people to consider when they have loved ones struggling, and she shares her story of survival and choosing to love herself.

    4 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 30 minutes 40 seconds
    Love Song for Sudan

    Hana is trying to enjoy the Sudanese music she loves, but something isn’t feeling right. The war in Sudan continues, and has destroyed with it a lot of the country’s cultural landscape, including places where the country’s music once lived. She’s wondering - what will happen to Sudan’s musical heritage? She talks it out with Leila and with Haneen Sidahmed - someone who is preserving music on her site Sudan Tapes Archive, plus she visits a Sudanese choir that’s singing the classics in California.

    21 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 41 minutes 28 seconds
    Wildin' Out(side)

    Many children dream of being wildlife experts after watching hours of nature shows, but as grown-ups, it’s rare to meet a Black nature ecologist. Today we hear some unbelievable nature stories with carnivore expert Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. She shares the most fascinating challenges in her career from facing the racialized history of conservation work to the time she had to solve the mysterious death of a Black bear.

    7 March 2024, 10:00 pm
  • 38 minutes 38 seconds
    S10 E2 Lights...camera...LOVE!

    Get your popcorn! It’s movie night on The Stoop. Whether during filmmaking booms or busts, Black entertainers and filmmakers found a way to show Black love on screen. We explore the history of love in Black movies with film scholar Dr. Artel Great. From the first Black kiss filmed in the 1800s, to the 90's romance renaissance and beyond, we go down Black film memory lane to dissect some iconic moments of Black love on the silver screen.

    22 February 2024, 11:32 pm
  • 28 minutes 9 seconds
    S10 E1 Croissants in the Sky

    This season we're leaning into love in all its forms — starting with the city of love, Paris. Leila meets with Sutanya Dacres, an American in France, who transformed her life after heartbreak through the joy of cooking. She also lets us in on the secret ingredient that makes French life feel so romantic.

    8 February 2024, 10:00 pm
  • 1 minute 20 seconds
    The Stoop Season 10 Trailer

    The Stoop is back with season 10! This season, Leila and Hana are exploring love in its many forms.

    2 February 2024, 4:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 16 seconds
    To Be Honest

    Sometimes it’s easier to hold back than be completely honest, especially when talking about some of the themes that are brought up on The Stoop. Today Hana and Leila share some moments that made them uncomfortable but also made them realize the importance of sharing the discomfort.  As we approach our 100th episode, let’s be 100% real. 

    28 September 2023, 11:00 pm
  • 32 minutes 39 seconds
    Hope in Nairobi

    Hana spends a day in Nairobi with Kenyan Instagram comedian, Hope Hajir. Hope made it to the U.S. and was living her life when a tragic event gave her pause.

    While many people who reach the U.S. find ways to stay, Hope decided to return to Nairobi and talks about the experience of not wanting to live the American Dream.

    8 September 2023, 2:14 pm
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