Portrait by  Grace Gelder.

Portrait by Grace Gelder.


About Stance

Stance Podcast is an award-winning independent arts, culture and current affairs podcast exploring diverse, global perspectives. Presented as a transatlantic conversation between broadcast journalists, Chrystal Genesis in London and Heta Fell in San Francisco, Stance aims to inform, entertain and inspire action. A new episode is released on the 1st of every month as well as the experimental mid-month strand Stance Takes.

Heta and Chrystal were growing increasingly frustrated by the under-representation of many voices in society - large groups of people growing up having no value attached to their perspectives - so they decided to do something about it. They launched Stance Podcast on January 20th 2016 with the aim of giving a larger array of people the same amount of space, creativity and intellectual weight as others.

Stance presents fresh and knowledgeable views of people that the world doesn’t hear from enough, without being exclusive. They also speak to people using their voice to push society forwards, but more than anything else, Stance is interested in hearing new ideas shaping societies near and far.

Portrait by  Ollie Trenchard

Portrait by Ollie Trenchard

Chrystal Genesis is a freelance producer and broadcast journalist. After working at the BBC for almost a decade - creating multi-platform arts and current affairs content for Radio 4, 6 Music, BBC 1 and BBC World in London and Washington DC, she now works in multi-arts programming for young people at Southbank Centre having previously worked for the organisations contemporary music, performance, comedy and dance team.

Heta Fell is a freelance producer and broadcast journalist. Her background is in brand partnerships. On behalf of organizations, she has led brand collaborations with partners including Fendi, ASOS, Burberry, Glossier, Liberty, Royal Academy of Art, and Damien Hirst.

Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Heta Fell, Rachel Porter and Robert Tate. Website editor Rene Katiisa. Music by Rikette Genesis, Stance branding by Edward Vince and website design by Sky Williams.