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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 & 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 & Juliana Huxtable.

Topics covered include Manchesters LGBTQ+ Story, On 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.

Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Zara Martin and Saskia Sewell. @stancepodcast

Feb 28, 2023

Have you heard of Caste? Whether you know it well or not at all, Caste in South Asia and around the world influences everything from politics, education, media, and family relationships. It’s a system which dates back centuries and today affects around 1.9 billion people. So how do we become Caste aware? We explore...

Feb 1, 2023

Stance is back with its sixth anniversary episode, a celebration of all things Stance loves: culture, food, music and art. In this show, Chrystal Genesis travels to the buzzing, complex and vibrant capital of Ghana: Accra. An epicenter of creativity, innovation and youth culture.

While in Accra, Chrystal meets Ghanaian...

Jun 30, 2022

Stance celebrates the summer with a live show from Glastonbury. The most iconic music and performing arts festival in the UK.

Stance takes in the sounds of the festival atmosphere and speaks with Lima-born, Berlin-based producer, DJ and vocalist Sofia Kourtesis before her show at Glastonbury’s Sonic Stage. Sofia chats...

Jun 1, 2022

We examine sex, desire, and pleasure through visual art, literature, culture and musical critique to uncover how black women, and women of colour, navigate their sexual needs and wants. 

Stance hears from Ghanaian non-fiction author Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah on her book, The Sex Lives of African Women which shares stories...

May 1, 2022

Stance explores Island Life through music, food, culture, and literature as well as where they sit within our imaginations.

From representations on telly to Sicily’s diverse culinary food history, and Haiti’s culture and politics through sound, Stance attempts to get to the roots of Island Life.

We hear the...