Over 100 episodes of the Baltimore-based live show and podcast The Stoop Storytelling Series, which features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary and true stories of their lives, are now hosted on WYPR’s podcasting platform, Your Public Studios. Hosts Jessica Henkin and Laura Wexler founded The Stoop in 2006. Congressman Elijah Cummings, “The Wire” creator David Simon, activist DeRay Mckesson and Senator Barbara Mikulski have appeared on the podcast.

“At WYPR, we work every day to share the stories of our local Baltimore community with our listeners,” Your Public Radio President and CEO LaFontaine E. Oliver said in the announcement. “By bringing The Stoop internally into Your Public Studios, we’ll be able to tell even more about these first-person accounts.”

New episodes are released every two weeks. The Stoop averaged 14,000 downloads per month in 2021. To date, the podcast has been downloaded nearly 1.5 million times.

Prior to their partnership, WYPR (88.1) aired The Stoop stories on Fridays around 9:50 a.m. on the “On the Record” radio show. Maureen Harvie, Senior ‘On the Record’ Producer, will also help produce The Stoop Storytelling Series podcast.

“We are thrilled to formalize what has already been a wonderful partnership with Your Public Radio,” said Wexler. “We also encourage Your Public Radio listeners to share their stories on The Stoop stage. After all, our motto is: “Everyone has a story. What is your?'”