Stance Podcast is an independent arts, culture and current affairs podcast exploring diverse, global perspectives. Presented as a transatlantic conversation between broadcasters, 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.
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 Trump's Inauguration day 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.
Chrystal Genesis is a freelance producer and broadcast journalist. After working at the BBC for almost a decade - creating multi-platform content for Radio 4, 6 Music, BBC 1 and BBC World in London and Washington DC, she now works in artistic programming at Southbank Centre for contemporary music, performance and dance.
Heta Fell is a freelance producer and broadcast journalist. Her background is in brand partnerships. In her most formative role, she led arts and brand partnerships for Kids Company, a charity in the UK, which leveraged the power of the arts to transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. A highlight for her was a takeover of one of London’s most famous art institutions, the Royal Academy of Art in 2012.
Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Heta Fell, Robert Tate, Rachel Porter, Janine Rasiah, Nadia Youssef and Rene Katiisa. Music is by Matthew Tanti, Stance branding by Edward Vince and website design by Sky Williams.