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Stance Podcast

By Stance Podcast

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.

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    Ep. 41: Musician Ebo Taylor; 1-54 Founder Touria El Glaoui; Artist Hassan Hajjaj; Zimbabwean film Cook Off; #EndSARS; NYC: Hopes and Fears11/01/2020
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    Ep. 40: The New Paris w/ Jean-Pascal Zadi; Lindsey Tramuta; Lucie Camara & Celine Leroy; CHASSOL and Podcasts: Melting Pot, Dinner For One & VOXXX09/30/2020
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    Ep 39 On The Record; Dancer and Choreographer Akram Khan; Singer Songwriter Róisín Murphy; Writer Zalika Reid-Benta07/01/2020
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    Ep. 38: Black in the time of Corona; Pastry Chef and TV Judge Cherish Finden; Performance Artist Travis Alabanza; Musician Samantha Crain06/01/2020
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    Ep. 37: Politician Bobi Wine; Visual artist Shirin Neshat; Singer Ghostpoet; Filmmaker Elizabeth Carroll on Diana Kennedy04/30/2020
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    Ep. 36: Is This For Real? w/ Lab vs Mined Diamonds, Psychiatric Misdiagnosis and Deepfakes; Comedian and Writer Sophie Duker03/31/2020
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    Ep. 35: On Institutions /w Lola Young; Gus O’Donnell; Gary Younge; @CPositivista; Musician and Composer Caribou 03/01/2020
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    Ep. 34: To Belong with SHINGAI, @thetempleofherskin, Gary Younge & Maaza Mengiste; Fashion Designer Duro Olowu02/01/2020
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    Stance Takes - Nightclubs: Counterculture and Resistance01/20/2020
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    Ep. 33: Notions of Happiness; Actor & Producer Zackary Momoh; Rites of Passage with Andi Oliver & Nikesh Shukla12/01/2019
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    Ep. 32: The Disappeared; Singer & Producer Amber Mark; Philadelphia: City Of Murals11/01/2019
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    Ep. 31: Revolutionary Mothering; Musician Kindness; Puppetry in Sri Lanka10/01/2019
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    Episode 30: Brazilian Dance with Deborah Colker; Low Born by Kerry Hudson; Wasfi Kani on Porgy and Bess.07/01/2019
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    Ep. 29: Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Story; Singer and Poet Jamila Woods; Smack That.05/31/2019
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    Episode 28: Valeria Luiselli; Creative Growth Arts; KOKOKO!04/01/2019
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    Episode 27: Actor & Director Adjoa Andoh; Norway’s Borealis Festival feat Juliana Huxtable; Colin Self; Last Yearz Interesting Negro + more04/01/2019
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    Episode 26: NAO + Demystifying Yoga02/28/2019
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    Episode 25: Her Islam; Actor and MC Paigey Cakey; Kader Attia’s La Colonie in Paris02/01/2019
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    Episode 24: Way With Words; Armina Mussa, Artist & Creative Director of Saint Heron; Mind: Creativity in the City01/01/2019
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    Episode 23: On Beauty; Turner Prize Nominee Naeem Mohaiemen; Mind: Design in the City12/01/2018
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    Stance Takes: The Power of Culture with Tarana Burke, Janet Mock, Rafael Casal, Nnedi Okorafor & Marc Bamuthi-Joseph11/14/2018
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    Episode 22: Voting… Power to the People?; Sayaka Murata; Fatimah Asghar & John Cooper Clarke11/01/2018
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    Stance Takes: Black History Month - The Debate10/22/2018
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    Episode 21: Magnifying Masculinity, Kate Tempest, Desiree Akhavan09/30/2018
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    Stance Takes: Donald Glover's Atlanta08/14/2018
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    Episode 20: Coming of Age, Playwright & Poet Inua Ellams, Ibibio Sound Machine07/31/2018
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    Episode 19: Class Ceiling in the Arts, Jessie Ware, Hofesh Shechter06/30/2018
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    Episode 18: The PTSD We Are Not Talking About, Filmmaker Khalik Allah, Feminist Five Activist Li Maizi05/31/2018
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    Episode 17: Modern Mumbai; A Ballet Collaboration with Grammy-Winning Musician Zakir Hussain; Playwright Natasha Gordon04/30/2018
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    Episode 16: The Future of Drugs; Choreographer Holly Blakey; Writer Nikesh Shukla04/01/2018
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    Episode 15: Alternative Realities - Witches?, Kamila Shamsie, Kaytranada02/28/2018
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    Episode 14: French Artist JR, Palestinian Filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud, Future of Centrism02/01/2018
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    EP 13: Food; Larry Achiampong; Feminism in 1970s Britain01/01/2018
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    Stance Episode 12: Home; Mehereta Baruch-Ron; Ibeyi11/30/2017
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    Stance Episode 11: Sport & Revolution; Four Tet; The Sea11/01/2017
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    Stance Episode 10: Gina Miller; Basquiat; Sex10/01/2017
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    Stance Episode 9: Outnumbered in Silicon Valley; Sabrina Mahfouz; War in Yemen08/01/2017
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    Stance Episode 8: Riz Ahmed; Crossing Borders; California's Afro House Scene07/01/2017
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    Stance Episode 7: Colourism; Artists Singh Twins MBE; Yaa Gyasi on Homegoing05/31/2017
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    Stance Episode 6: Untold North Korea; Actor Pearl Mackie of Dr Who; Artist Charlotte Colbert04/30/2017
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    Stance Episode 5: The Female Prison Experience; Award-Winning Alvin Ailey Dancer; Trauma & Creativity03/31/2017
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    Stance Episode 4: Alternative Realities-Kids in Cults; Shappi Khorsandi; Women Of The World Festival02/28/2017
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    Stance Episode 3: The Denigration of Care; Fazeelat Aslam; DIY Movements in a Social Media Age01/19/2017
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    Stance Episode 2: Virtual Reality for Good; Phoebe Collings-James; Short Film, Mum01/19/2017
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    Stance Episode 1: White Racial Identity; Alix Wilton-Regan; The Rise of the Demagogue01/17/2017
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    Stance Trailer01/15/2017

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