Stance is an independent award-winning arts and culture podcast run by journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. Guests so far include actor and director Adjoa Andoh, musician Four Tet, singer-producer Nao, author Yaa Gyasi, poet Fatimah Asghar, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, playwright Inua Ellams, actor Riz Ahmed, writer and activist Janet Mock, Me Too founder Tarana Burke, DJ-producer Kaytranada and artist Larry Achiampong. Stance loves to explore and has visited locations including Mumbai in India, Bergen in Norway and New York 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, included in The Observer’s annual Best Podcasts list, and has been Podcast of the Week in publications including The Times, Grazia, and Guardian have named it ‘Podcast of the Week’.
Chrystal is a journalist and cultural programmer from London. She leads on creating courses, workshops and performance programmes for young people at Southbank Centre, and she is also executive producer of Southbank Centre’s Violet Nights podcast. Previously, Chrystal worked at the BBC producing multi-platform arts and current affairs content for the Today Programme, The World at One, Woman's Hour and PM, all on Radio 4, as well as on shows for BBC London, 6 Music, BBC 1, The World Affairs Unit and BBC World in London and Washington DC. Chrystal has curated festival talks and performance programmes for organisations including the BFI, Tate, Women of the World Foundation and University of the Arts London.
Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Rachel Porter and Marilyn Rust. The website editor is Rene Katiisa.
Chrystal launched Stance in January 2017 with freelance journalist and producer Heta Fell. Music by Rikette Genesis, Stance branding by Edward Vince, website design by Sky Williams and photography by Grace Gelder.