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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

Jan 19, 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 age with gal-dem and Sad Asian Girls Club. Stance aims to inform, entertain and inspire action. Join...

Jan 19, 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 Collings-James; and we discuss the moving new short film, MUM, which challenges traditional transgender stereotypes. Join the conversation @stancepodcast on Twitter, Facebook...

Jan 17, 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. Join the conversation @stancepodcast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit us at