33 EpisodesProduced by Stance Podcast

Stance is an award-winning independent podcast exploring arts, culture and current affairs from diverse, global perspectives. The magazine style show is a transatlantic conversation between broadcasters Chrystal Genesis in London and Heta Fell in San Francisco. Guests include Riz Ahmed, Janet Mock, … read more

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Episode 28: Valeria Luiselli; Creative Growth Arts; KOKOKO!

April 1st, 2019


Stance meets award-winning writer Valeria Luiselli. We speak to her about her life and what influenced her new book The Lost Child Archive, which has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. We head to …

Episode 27: Actor & Director Adjoa Andoh; Norway’s Borealis Festival feat Juliana Huxtable; Colin Self; Last Yearz Interesting Negro + more

April 1st, 2019


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 …

Episode 26: NAO + Demystifying Yoga

February 28th, 2019


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 …

Episode 25: Her Islam; Actor and MC Paigey Cakey; Kader Attia’s La Colonie in Paris

February 1st, 2019


In our Women + Islam feature - we examine the rise of US political figures like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib; have a discussion with women from the …

Stance Podcast Trailer

January 23rd, 2019


Stance is an award-winning arts, culture and current affairs podcast. Stance was started by broadcasters Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell with a view …

Episode 24: Way With Words; Armina Mussa, Artist & Creative Director of Saint Heron; Mind: Creativity in the City

January 1st, 2019


This month, we kick off the new year with an exploration of language in our feature, “Way With Words”. How do we preserve our most endangered languages? How does a dialect become a language? Do labels like “Womxn”, …

Episode 23: On Beauty; Turner Prize Nominee Naeem Mohaiemen; Mind: Design in the City

December 1st, 2018


On Beauty - Stance explores its value in society, the ethics surrounding beauty ideals, the objects we treasure, and the beauty rules of Drag. Stance …

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

November 14th, 2018


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 …

Episode 22: Voting… Power to the People?; Sayaka Murata; Fatimah Asghar & John Cooper Clarke

November 1st, 2018


In our first ever podcast, as President Trump took office we talked about the rise of the demagogue. Nearly two years on, the bitter fight for …

Stance Takes: Black History Month - The Debate

October 22nd, 2018


In this episode of Stance Takes - we celebrate Black History Month in the UK and hear whether new ideas around representation and diversity are …

Episode 21: Magnifying Masculinity, Kate Tempest, Desiree Akhavan

September 30th, 2018


This month, Stance explores what has been hailed as a new era in masculinity, a year on from the launch of the #metoo movement. Stance dissects …

Stance Takes: Donald Glover's Atlanta

August 14th, 2018


Introducing Stance Takes: an experimental mini episode outside of Stance's regular format, covering entertainment, in-depth interviews and the ideas …

Episode 20: Coming of Age, Playwright & Poet Inua Ellams, Ibibio Sound Machine

July 31st, 2018


Stance explores the notion of Coming of Age, what it means to young people, how it's expressed and celebrated across many cultures and depicted …

Episode 19: Class Ceiling in the Arts, Jessie Ware, Hofesh Shechter

June 30th, 2018


Stance explores the great British obsession, class, with an in-depth report focusing on class and culture. We interview Mercury-nominated singer and …

Episode 18: The PTSD We Are Not Talking About, Filmmaker Khalik Allah, Feminist Five Activist Li Maizi

May 31st, 2018


Stance explores PTSD and how people living in violent neighborhoods are developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at rates as high, if not higher, …

Episode 17: Modern Mumbai; A Ballet Collaboration with Grammy-Winning Musician Zakir Hussain; Playwright Natasha Gordon

April 30th, 2018


In our new episode: Stance visits India with a cultural trip that takes us beyond the National Geographic lens, to meet street educators, young LGBTQ …

Episode 16: The Future of Drugs; Choreographer Holly Blakey; Writer Nikesh Shukla

April 1st, 2018


Stance looks at the changing face of drugs, including a special report from California on LSD and the reality of the legalization of cannabis. Plus, we hear about Iboga, from Gabon, known as one of the strongest …

Episode 15: Alternative Realities - Witches?, Kamila Shamsie, Kaytranada

February 28th, 2018


Stance returns with its Alternative Realities series investigating the perception of Witches and what it means to be a be a witch in the UK, the US and India. Stance profiles the author Kamila Shamsie, whose most recent …

Episode 14: French Artist JR, Palestinian Filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud, Future of Centrism

February 1st, 2018


Stance met up with elusive French artist, JR, known for creating huge black-and-white photographic images as murals in public places all over the world. We spoke to the exciting new award-winning director, Maysaloun …

Stance Episode 13: Food; Larry Achiampong; Feminism in 1970s Britain

January 1st, 2018


Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell start the new year by exploring our complex and glorious relationship to FOOD with writer and Great British Bake Off finalist, Ruby Tandoh, plus, the former Young Poet Laureate for London, …

Stance Episode 12: Home; Mehereta Baruch-Ron; Ibeyi

November 30th, 2017


In the 12th episode of Stance - Heta Fell and Chrystal Genesis explore four distinct takes on HOME, covering the Grenfell fire six months on; the Rohingya crisis; Venezuela; and Homelessness among the LGBTQ community in …

Stance Episode 11: Sport & Revolution; Four Tet; The Sea

November 1st, 2017


In this episode of Stance, Heta Fell and Chrystal Genesis cover Sport and Revolution with Women's NBA player, Kelsey Bone; writer and journalist, …

Stance Episode 10: Gina Miller; Basquiat; Sex

October 1st, 2017


Stance Podcast explores diverse perspectives in arts, culture and current affairs. This month, we speak to Gina Miller, the woman who successfully …

Stance Episode 9: Outnumbered in Silicon Valley; Sabrina Mahfouz; War in Yemen

August 1st, 2017


In this episode, Stance hears about the epidemic of sexual harassment facing the tech world, with a female entrepreneur who shares her alleged experience of sexual harassment at the hands of a renowned investor. Heta …

Stance Episode 8: Riz Ahmed; Crossing Borders; California's Afro House Scene

July 1st, 2017


In this episode of Stance Podcast, Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell speak to actor and MC, Riz Ahmed, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, over Skype; they hear three unique perspectives on what it means to cross …

Stance Episode 7: Colourism; Artists Singh Twins MBE; Yaa Gyasi on Homegoing

May 31st, 2017


In this episode of Stance Podcast, Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell explore the issue of colourism with live guests, Kay Montano and Dr Aisha Phoenix; …

Stance Episode 6: Untold North Korea; Actor Pearl Mackie of Dr Who; Artist Charlotte Colbert

April 30th, 2017


In this episode we revisit our alternative reality theme by exploring what life is like for the North Korean refugees trying to escape one of the …

Stance Episode 5: The Female Prison Experience; Award-Winning Alvin Ailey Dancer; Trauma & Creativity

March 31st, 2017


In this episode of Stance Podcast, Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell investigate the female prison experience in the US and UK; hear about how a traumatic experience drove one girl to create her entire wardrobe from …

Stance Episode 4: Alternative Realities-Kids in Cults; Shappi Khorsandi; Women Of The World Festival

February 28th, 2017


In this episode of Stance Podcast: Alternative Realities - Kids in Cults; Shappi Khorsandi; Women of the World Festival In an era of alternative …

Stance Episode 3: The Denigration of Care; Fazeelat Aslam; DIY Movements in a Social Media Age

January 19th, 2017


In this episode we discuss what society's attitude to caring says about us, we speak with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Fazeelat Aslam, and we explore the exciting world of DIY movements in a social media …

Stance Episode 2: Virtual Reality for Good; Phoebe Collings-James; Short Film, Mum

January 19th, 2017


In this episode of Stance, we discuss how virtual reality is being used to create good in the world, we speak to new wave British artist, Phoebe …

Stance Episode 1: White Racial Identity; Alix Wilton-Regan; The Rise of the Demagogue

January 17th, 2017


In the first episode of Stance, we explore white racial identity; we meet actress and activist, Alix Wilton-Regan; and we discuss the rise of the demagogue. Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell present Stance, a new podcast …

Stance Trailer

January 15th, 2017


Chrystal Genesis and Heta Fell are pleased to present Stance​, a new podcast that explores diverse perspectives on hard hitting topics facing society today and sharing the stories of unusual and brilliant people …

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