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Stance Podcast

Stance Podcast

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Stance is an independent award-winning arts and culture podcast run by journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. Guests so far include musician Four Tet, singer-producer Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata and Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, singer Jessie Ware, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kate Tempest, actor Riz Ahmed, Me Too founder Tarana Burke, playwrights Inua Ellams, Natasha Gordon & Sabrina Mahfouz, writer and activist Janet Mock, DJ-producer Kaytranada, Choreographer Hofesh Shechter and artists Larry Achiampong, The Singh Twins and Juliana Huxtable. Topics covered include Manchesters LGBTQ+ Story, Beauty, The Class Ceiling in the Arts, Modern Mumbai, Sex, The Female Prison Experience, Demystifying Yoga and Donald Glover’s Atlanta. Stance loves to explore and has visited locations including Mumbai in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Bergen in Norway, Paris in France and New York, LA & Philadelphia in the US in search of original stories and fresh perspectives. Stance was awarded Best Arts & Culture Show and Rising Star in the Online Radio Awards 2018, nominated for Best Arts and Culture and Best Current Affairs as part of the British Podcast Awards 2019, included in The Observer and The Times annual Best Podcasts list, and has been Podcast of the Week in publications including The FT, Grazia, and The Guardian.Join the conversation @stancepodcast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis and Rachel Porter. The website editor is Rene Katiisa. Music by Rikette Genesis and Stance branding by Edward Vince.

Latest Episodes

Brazilian Dance with Deborah Colker; Low Born by Kerry Hudson; Wasfi Kani on Porgy and Bess.

In this special summer episode, Stance features Deborah Colker, the legendary Brazilian choreographer and creative head behind the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. We speak to writer Kerry Hudson about her memoir, Low Born, that charts life growing up poor in 80’s & 90’s Britain. And Stance heads to Grange Park Opera to speak to Wasfi Kani, the woman bringing South Carolina’s Porgy and Bess, to the English countryside. Visit stancepodcast.com or @stancepodcast

43 MINJUL 1
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Brazilian Dance with Deborah Colker; Low Born by Kerry Hudson; Wasfi Kani on Porgy and Bess.

Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Story; Singer and Poet Jamila Woods; Smack That.

Stance travels to Manchester to explore and celebrate its extraordinary LGBTQ+ history and why it’s been consistently judged as one of the best places in the world to be LGBT. We catch up with Chicago born singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods to find out more about her album LEGACY! LEGACY!. Lastly, Stance covers Smack That, a play currently touring the UK, inspired by real stories of domestic violence and abuse.

73 MINJUN 1
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Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Story; Singer and Poet Jamila Woods; Smack That.

Valeria Luiselli; Creative Growth Arts; KOKOKO!

This month we meet the acclaimed writer and author of The Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli, we explore disability and visual arts including looking at Creative Growth, the world’s first and largest centre dedicated to artists with disabilities based in California and lastly, we profile Kinshasa formed electronic music collective KOKOKO!

62 MINAPR 1
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Valeria Luiselli; Creative Growth Arts; KOKOKO!

Actor & Director Adjoa Andoh; Norway’s Borealis Festival feat Juliana Huxtable; Colin Self; Last Yearz Interesting Negro + more

Stance catches up with actor and director powerhouse Adjoa Andoh to find out more about her production of Shakespeare’s Richard II showing at the Globe Theatre in London. It’s the first UK show to be produced entirely by people of colour - front and backstage. Stance flew to Norway to check out Borealis, an experimental music festival showcasing everything from music to performance art to dance. Voices featured include Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Juliana Huxtable, Colin Self, B L A C K I E and more.

54 MINAPR 1
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Actor & Director Adjoa Andoh; Norway’s Borealis Festival feat Juliana Huxtable; Colin Self; Last Yearz Interesting Negro + more

NAO + Demystifying Yoga

In this episode, we catch up with London singer and producer NAO to hear about her acclaimed second album, Saturn. Plus, we explore the many faces of modern yoga - including the voices driving for greater representation in the wellness space, the people that call themselves ‘yogis’, the cult-like controversy surrounding the founder of Bikram yoga, LA’s first instructor that teaches from a wheelchair, and the artist that started the movement #WhitePeopleDoingYoga. Stancepodcast.com @stancepodcast

63 MINMAR 1
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NAO + Demystifying Yoga

Her Islam; Actor and MC Paigey Cakey; Kader Attia’s La Colonie in Paris

In our Women + Islam feature - we examine the rise of US political figures like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib; discuss the experiences of women from the Arab Diaspora; we uncover Sufism; and hear from one of the writers in a seminal new essay collection called It’s Not About the Burqa. This month, we are in conversation with actor and rapper, Paigey Cakey. Lastly, Stance reports from La Colonie - a radical art space and haven for young artists and intellectuals in Paris, created by artist Kader Attia.

62 MINFEB 1
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Her Islam; Actor and MC Paigey Cakey; Kader Attia’s La Colonie in Paris

Way With Words; Armina Mussa, Artist & Creative Director of Saint Heron; Mind: Creativity in the City

Way With Words: How do we preserve our most endangered languages?How does a dialect become a language? Do labels like “Womxn” and “Latinx” empower or hold people back? What happens when a command of language no longer separates robots from humans? We ask the experts. We interview Armina Mussa, visual artist and creative director of Saint Heron, founded by Solange Knowles. Lastly, we revisit our MIND series to explore how the creative community in London is responding to the pressures of city l

64 MINJAN 1
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Way With Words; Armina Mussa, Artist & Creative Director of Saint Heron; Mind: Creativity in the City

On Beauty; Turner Prize Nominee Naeem Mohaiemen; Mind: Design in the City

On Beauty - Stance explores its value in society, the ethics surrounding beauty ideals, the objects we treasure, and the beauty rules of Drag. Stance speaks with artist Naeem Mohaiemen, Turner Prize Nominee, to find out more about his work. And in our current affairs piece, we investigate how neuroscience is being used to promote greater wellbeing in cities, with a new generation of scientists, architects and policymakers. stancepodcast.com @stancepodcast

93 MIN2018 DEC 1
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On Beauty; Turner Prize Nominee Naeem Mohaiemen; Mind: Design in the City

Stance Takes: The Power of Culture with Tarana Burke, Janet Mock, Rafael Casal, Nnedi Okorafor & Marc Bamuthi-Joseph

How can we re-imagine political power? What is the role of culture in the current political climate? These were the questions framing the YBCA 100 Summit in San Francisco - an event recognizing some of the most exciting people, organizations and movements changing society for the better. Stance caught up with this year’s honorees Janet Mock; Tarana Burke; Nnedi Okorafor; Rafael Casal, as well as YBCA's Marc Bamuthi-Joseph to hear their takes. Stancepodcast.com (full track listing) @stancepodcast ybca.org

18 MIN2018 NOV 15
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Stance Takes: The Power of Culture with Tarana Burke, Janet Mock, Rafael Casal, Nnedi Okorafor & Marc Bamuthi-Joseph

Voting… Power to the People?; Sayaka Murata; Fatimah Asghar & John Cooper Clarke

The bitter fight for control of Congress is playing out in front of our eyes. Stance looks at how global relationships with democracy has changed and is shifting in a period of rapid technological and political upheaval. We profile Sayaka Murata, a multi-award winning author in Japan who’s making waves with her acclaimed novel Convenience Store Woman. Lastly, we speak to two poets from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Fatimah Asghar and John Cooper Clarke, about their new collections. Stancepodcast.com

70 MIN2018 NOV 1
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Voting… Power to the People?; Sayaka Murata; Fatimah Asghar & John Cooper Clarke

Latest Episodes

Brazilian Dance with Deborah Colker; Low Born by Kerry Hudson; Wasfi Kani on Porgy and Bess.

In this special summer episode, Stance features Deborah Colker, the legendary Brazilian choreographer and creative head behind the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. We speak to writer Kerry Hudson about her memoir, Low Born, that charts life growing up poor in 80’s & 90’s Britain. And Stance heads to Grange Park Opera to speak to Wasfi Kani, the woman bringing South Carolina’s Porgy and Bess, to the English countryside. Visit stancepodcast.com or @stancepodcast

43 MINJUL 1
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Brazilian Dance with Deborah Colker; Low Born by Kerry Hudson; Wasfi Kani on Porgy and Bess.

Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Story; Singer and Poet Jamila Woods; Smack That.

Stance travels to Manchester to explore and celebrate its extraordinary LGBTQ+ history and why it’s been consistently judged as one of the best places in the world to be LGBT. We catch up with Chicago born singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods to find out more about her album LEGACY! LEGACY!. Lastly, Stance covers Smack That, a play currently touring the UK, inspired by real stories of domestic violence and abuse.

73 MINJUN 1
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Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Story; Singer and Poet Jamila Woods; Smack That.

Valeria Luiselli; Creative Growth Arts; KOKOKO!

This month we meet the acclaimed writer and author of The Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli, we explore disability and visual arts including looking at Creative Growth, the world’s first and largest centre dedicated to artists with disabilities based in California and lastly, we profile Kinshasa formed electronic music collective KOKOKO!

62 MINAPR 1
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Valeria Luiselli; Creative Growth Arts; KOKOKO!

Actor & Director Adjoa Andoh; Norway’s Borealis Festival feat Juliana Huxtable; Colin Self; Last Yearz Interesting Negro + more

Stance catches up with actor and director powerhouse Adjoa Andoh to find out more about her production of Shakespeare’s Richard II showing at the Globe Theatre in London. It’s the first UK show to be produced entirely by people of colour - front and backstage. Stance flew to Norway to check out Borealis, an experimental music festival showcasing everything from music to performance art to dance. Voices featured include Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Juliana Huxtable, Colin Self, B L A C K I E and more.

54 MINAPR 1
Comments
Actor & Director Adjoa Andoh; Norway’s Borealis Festival feat Juliana Huxtable; Colin Self; Last Yearz Interesting Negro + more

NAO + Demystifying Yoga

In this episode, we catch up with London singer and producer NAO to hear about her acclaimed second album, Saturn. Plus, we explore the many faces of modern yoga - including the voices driving for greater representation in the wellness space, the people that call themselves ‘yogis’, the cult-like controversy surrounding the founder of Bikram yoga, LA’s first instructor that teaches from a wheelchair, and the artist that started the movement #WhitePeopleDoingYoga. Stancepodcast.com @stancepodcast

63 MINMAR 1
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NAO + Demystifying Yoga

Her Islam; Actor and MC Paigey Cakey; Kader Attia’s La Colonie in Paris

In our Women + Islam feature - we examine the rise of US political figures like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib; discuss the experiences of women from the Arab Diaspora; we uncover Sufism; and hear from one of the writers in a seminal new essay collection called It’s Not About the Burqa. This month, we are in conversation with actor and rapper, Paigey Cakey. Lastly, Stance reports from La Colonie - a radical art space and haven for young artists and intellectuals in Paris, created by artist Kader Attia.

62 MINFEB 1
Comments
Her Islam; Actor and MC Paigey Cakey; Kader Attia’s La Colonie in Paris

Way With Words; Armina Mussa, Artist & Creative Director of Saint Heron; Mind: Creativity in the City

Way With Words: How do we preserve our most endangered languages?How does a dialect become a language? Do labels like “Womxn” and “Latinx” empower or hold people back? What happens when a command of language no longer separates robots from humans? We ask the experts. We interview Armina Mussa, visual artist and creative director of Saint Heron, founded by Solange Knowles. Lastly, we revisit our MIND series to explore how the creative community in London is responding to the pressures of city l

64 MINJAN 1
Comments
Way With Words; Armina Mussa, Artist & Creative Director of Saint Heron; Mind: Creativity in the City

On Beauty; Turner Prize Nominee Naeem Mohaiemen; Mind: Design in the City

On Beauty - Stance explores its value in society, the ethics surrounding beauty ideals, the objects we treasure, and the beauty rules of Drag. Stance speaks with artist Naeem Mohaiemen, Turner Prize Nominee, to find out more about his work. And in our current affairs piece, we investigate how neuroscience is being used to promote greater wellbeing in cities, with a new generation of scientists, architects and policymakers. stancepodcast.com @stancepodcast

93 MIN2018 DEC 1
Comments
On Beauty; Turner Prize Nominee Naeem Mohaiemen; Mind: Design in the City

Stance Takes: The Power of Culture with Tarana Burke, Janet Mock, Rafael Casal, Nnedi Okorafor & Marc Bamuthi-Joseph

How can we re-imagine political power? What is the role of culture in the current political climate? These were the questions framing the YBCA 100 Summit in San Francisco - an event recognizing some of the most exciting people, organizations and movements changing society for the better. Stance caught up with this year’s honorees Janet Mock; Tarana Burke; Nnedi Okorafor; Rafael Casal, as well as YBCA's Marc Bamuthi-Joseph to hear their takes. Stancepodcast.com (full track listing) @stancepodcast ybca.org

18 MIN2018 NOV 15
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Stance Takes: The Power of Culture with Tarana Burke, Janet Mock, Rafael Casal, Nnedi Okorafor & Marc Bamuthi-Joseph

Voting… Power to the People?; Sayaka Murata; Fatimah Asghar & John Cooper Clarke

The bitter fight for control of Congress is playing out in front of our eyes. Stance looks at how global relationships with democracy has changed and is shifting in a period of rapid technological and political upheaval. We profile Sayaka Murata, a multi-award winning author in Japan who’s making waves with her acclaimed novel Convenience Store Woman. Lastly, we speak to two poets from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Fatimah Asghar and John Cooper Clarke, about their new collections. Stancepodcast.com

70 MIN2018 NOV 1
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Voting… Power to the People?; Sayaka Murata; Fatimah Asghar & John Cooper Clarke