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 Sep 29, 2019

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love, love, love the stories. Great podcast.

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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

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Spooked - Mrs. Hagstrom
<p><span>It's Halloween Season and Snap is here to bring you Spooked stories from the dark of night! We proudly present, "Spooked - Mrs. Hagstrom." </span></p> <p><span>When supernatural forces come for her kids, Curtis’s mom stands strong. Mrs. Hagstrom may be one of the meanest ghosts yet. Be afraid. </span></p> <p><span>Curtis’s memoir is<span> </span></span><a href=""><em><span>Shadow of Fear</span></em></a><em><span>. </span></em></p> <p><span>Produced by Anna Sussman, o</span><span>riginal score by Leon Morimoto</span></p> <p><span><span>Artwork by<span> </span></span><a href="">Sanaa Khan</a></span></p> <p>Snap Season 10 Episode 27</p> <p><span></span>Want more Spooked? There are 26 new episodes of<span> </span><a href="">Spooked</a><span> </span>coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all, download the Luminary mobile app or go to<span> </span><a href=""></a>. And remember, don't turn out the lights...</p>
Oct 17, 2019
<p class="p1">When Dean Issacharoff was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, he patrolled the Palestinian city of Hebron, and later fought in Gaza. Then, after he got home from the army, Dean’s decision to speak out about his own violent actions came back to haunt him in a twisted turn of events.</p> <p class="p1">Sensitive listeners - please be advised this story contains images of war and violence.</p> <p class="p1">Thank you, Dean, for sharing your story with us.</p> <p class="p3"><span>A special thanks to the<span> </span><a href="">University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture</a>, <span>the J<a href="">ohn Templeton Foundation</a><span> </span>and <a href="">Templeton Religion Trust</a>,</span> and<span> </span><a href="">KALW’s Spiritual Edge podcast</a><span> </span>- this story would not have been possible without their support. </span><span>Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of these organizations.</span></p> <p class="p1">This story was produced by Shaina Shealy and the original score was by Pat Mesiti-Miller.</p> <p class="p1"><span>Season 10 Episode 26</span></p>
Oct 10, 2019
The Other Hand - Love + Radio
<p><span>A mentor to a disabled little boy loses a piece of himself and discovers what is gained. </span></p> <p><span><span>Sensitive listeners, please be advised - t</span>his story contains graphic content with descriptions of extreme bodily harm. </span></p> <p>This story came to us from Nick van der Kolk's <a href="">Love + Radio</a> from <a href="">Luminary Media</a>, where you can hear the latest season of Love and Radio on the Luminary app. </p> <p><span>A big thank you to Ed Cushman for sharing your story. </span></p> <p><span><span>Ed's story was produced by Julia DeWitt and Phil Dmochowski, with help from Steven Jackson. </span></span></p> <p><span>Original music by George Langford</span></p> <p>Artwork by Katie McBride </p> <p><em>Playlist in order of appearance:</em></p> <p><span>Marc Barreca – Music Works For Industry –<span> </span></span><a href="">Music Works For Industry</a><br><span>Richard Horowitz – Bandit Nrah Master of Rajasthan –<span> </span></span><a href="">Eros in Arabia</a><br><span>Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith &amp; Suzanne Ciani – Closed Circuit –<span> </span></span><a href="">Sunergy</a><br><span>Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith &amp; Suzanne Ciani – A New Day –<span> </span></span><a href="">Sunergy</a><br><span>Helado Negro – Calienta –<span> </span></span><a href="">Private Energy</a><br><span>Helado Negro – Tartamundo –<span> </span></span><a href="">Private Energy</a><br><span>Michele Mercure – The Intruder –<span> </span></span><a href="">Eye Chant</a><br><span>Helado Negro – Runaround –<span> </span></span><a href="">Private Energy</a></p>
Oct 03, 2019
<p><span><span>A dad </span><span>surprises his son by taking him on his first slave plantation tour. <span>And a girl </span><span>realizes the<span> </span></span><span>computer </span><span>version of herself, acts more like her than she does.</span></span></span></p> <p><span>STORIES:</span></p> <p><strong>"My First Slave Plantation Tour"</strong></p> <p><span>Back in 2013, when <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1569371466987000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHM8F2CgCUTAYy3r5lNOOijrmxH8A">Adult ISH</a> host Nyge Turner was in his late teens, his dad surprised him by taking him on his first slave plantation tour. To make matters worse, apart from the bus driver and a single employee on the plantation, there was not a single black person in sight.</span></p> <div><span><span>This story was produced by </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1569371466987000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHbRh3aHvX_f4pJSvPEAyJIj8Wx7A">YR Media</a><span>'s </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1569371466987000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHM8F2CgCUTAYy3r5lNOOijrmxH8A">Adult ISH</a><span> podcast</span><span>. Adult ISH is a culture, advice, and storytelling show about #adulting, that is produced entirely by folks who are "almost adults". It’s distributed by PRX’s </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1569371466987000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHMZ97WuM8Nx2zr4Uosx_SqQ8zzug">Radiotopia</a><span>. </span><span>Be sure to subscribe and listen </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1569371466987000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHM8F2CgCUTAYy3r5lNOOijrmxH8A">here</a><span>! </span></span></div> <p>Produced by: <a href="">Nyge Turner</a> and <a href="">Davey Kim</a></p> <p><span><span>Sound Design: <a href="">Clay Xavier</a> and <a href="">Stanley Ipkuss</a></span></span></p> <p><strong>"Sim Stephanie"</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Foo had a love-hate relationship with that old computer game the Sims. But when she steps foot into the latest version of the game, the AI is so good, her new Sim acts more like Stephanie than Stephanie does.<br><br>Producer: Stephanie Foo</p> <p>Sound Design: Leon Morimoto<br><br>Season 10 Episode 25</p>
Sep 26, 2019
I Sing the Body Electric
<p><span>When the thought of his own mortality becomes too much to bear, a father of two living in Utah decides to upgrade his own body, one piece at a time.</span></p> <p>Sensitive listeners should note - this episode contains extremely graphic scenes of bodily harm and visceral scenes of live surgery. </p> <p><span>Thank you to Rich Lee for sharing your story with Snap. </span><span>Hear more work from producer Lawrence Bull on his podcast<span> </span><a href="">Sound of Mind</a>. Thanks to filmmakers Leeor Kaufman and Joe Egender for their assistance. Look out for their biohacking documentary on Netflix.</span></p> <p>Producer: Lawrence Bull with assistance from Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 24</p>
Sep 19, 2019
The Spy's Son - Snap Classic
<p><span>Bryan Denson was a court reporter for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland. It could be mind-numbing work sitting in the cheap seats of the American justice system. But then one day he got a tip about an espionage case coming in. The defendant was 24-year-old Nathan Nicholson. For Bryan, it would turn out to be the story of a lifetime. For Nathan, it was the beginning of the end. </span><br><br><span>To learn more about Nathan’s story, make sure to grab a copy of Bryan Denson’s book:<span> </span><a href="">The Spy’s Son</a>. You can check out his other work at<span> </span></span><a href=""></a><span>. </span><span>Bryan also wrote a<span> </span><a href="">six-part series<span> </span></a>of Nathan’s<a href=""><span> </span></a>story for The Oregonian.</span><br><br><span>A big thanks to The Oregonian/OregonLive for allowing Snap Judgment to use tape from Bryan Denson’s interview with Nathan Nicholson. </span><br><br><span>Producer: Nancy López</span><br><span>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
Sep 15, 2019
1865 "Sic Semper Tyrannis"
<p>April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to preserve Lincoln’s legacy. </p> <p>This story comes to us from<span> </span><a href="">1865</a><em>,</em> an<span> </span><a href="">Airship</a> production. Heavily researched, this historical political thriller podcast is an audio drama that explores America’s darkest hours. You will be astonished—and all of it is based on true events. </p> <p>Starring Jeremy Schwartz as Edwin Stanton.</p> <p>Also featuring: Lindsay Graham, Pam Dougherty, Matthew Gray, Didi Archilla, Montgomery Sutton, Ian Ferguson, Taylor Harris, Michael Tatum, Reed Birney, Jessica Renee Russell, Aaron Roberts, Bruce Elliott, David Coffee</p> <p>Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla</p> <p>Written and directed by Steven Walters</p> <p>Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham</p> <p>Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla, Robert McCollum, and Steven Walters</p> <p>Music and Sound Design by Lindsay Graham</p> <p>To find out more about<span> </span><em>1865</em>, go to<span> </span><a href=""></a>, or check them out on<span> </span><a href="">Facebook</a><span> </span>and<span> </span><a href="">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>New episodes air weekly and look for special “Inside the Episode” interviews with the writers and producers of the series to find out more about the real history behind<span> </span><em>1865</em>.</p>
Sep 12, 2019
The Inventor and The Thief - Snap Classic
<p>You get up every morning and go through the motions, but do you ever stop to wonder what you're leaving behind? </p> <p>When a brilliant inventor was robbed of his life’s work, his son did the only reasonable thing: he became a robber.</p> <p>Walter produced a film called <a href="">The Unknowns: Talent is Colorblind</a>. The film tells the incredible true story of “The Highway,” a group of self-taught African-American painters living in the Jim Crow South who, when no one was looking, invented a whole new style of art.</p> <p>To learn more about the life of Walter Shaw Sr. and his inventions, be sure to check out Walter Jr.’s memoir, <a href=";qid=1492037906&amp;sr=8-12&amp;keywords=license+to+steal">License To Steal</a>, and the documentary <a href=";qid=1492037871&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=genius+on+hold">Genius On-Hold</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Joe Rosenberg</p> <p>Sound Design and Score: Leon Morimoto </p> <p>Snap Classic: Season 8 Episode 10</p>
Sep 05, 2019
Head Games
<p><span>This week on Snap Judgment...two stories about the human mind and how it can play tricks on you. A father of five and devout Mormon is dragged into a world that upends everything he knows to be true. And a young man comes to terms with his mother’s profound mental illness.</span></p> <p>STORIES</p> <p>"<strong>Tracy: My Ride-or-Die</strong>"</p> <p>When <a href="">Adult ISH</a> host Nyge Turner turned 17, he became the caretaker for his ride-or-die: Tracy. His mom.</p> <p>This story was produced by <a href="">YR Media</a>'s <a href="">Adult ISH</a> podcast (Mom ISH episode). Adult ISH is a culture, advice, and storytelling show about #adulting, that is produced entirely by folks who are "almost adults." It’s distributed by PRX’s <a href="">Radiotopia</a>. Be sure to subscribe and listen <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><span>Sound Designer: <a href="">DJ Clay Xavier</a></span></p> <p><strong>"A Short Stay in Hell"</strong></p> <p>A father of five and devout Mormon is dragged into a world that upends everything he knows to be true.</p> <p><span>This story comes to us from <a href="">Believable</a>, a new podcast from <a href="">Narratively</a> about how our stories define who we are. Each episode </span><span>dives into a personal, eye-opening story where narratives conflict and different perspectives about the </span><span>truth collide.</span></p> <p>Steve Peck works at Brigham Young University and tells this story to a microbiology class every year. Check out his novel, “<a href="">A Short Stay in Hell</a>” which inspired this story.</p> <p><span>Listen and subscribe to </span><a href="">Believable</a><span><span> </span>wherever you get your podcasts.</span></p> <p><span>Producer: Ash Sanders</span><br><span>Lead Producer &amp; Sound Designer: Ryan Sweikert</span><br><span>Host &amp; Executive Producer, Narratively Podcasts: Noah Rosenberg</span><br><span>Production Assistant: Emily Rostek</span><br><span>Story Consultant: Brendan Spiegel</span><br><span>Art Direction: Vinnie Neuberg</span><br><span>Believable Episode Art: Zoe Van Dijk</span><br><span>Additional Support: Ula Kulpa and Russell Gragg</span><br><span>Special Thanks: Made in New York Media Center and Brigham Young University</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>"Head Games" e</span>pisode artwork: Teo Ducot </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Season 10 Episode 23</span></span></p>
Aug 29, 2019
Campfire Tales VI - The Thin Place
<p><span>Martin is a paramedic. He has a gift for saving peoples' lives. He also has another, darker, gift--one that he doesn’t want to use. </span></p> <p><span>Thank you, Martin Moseley, for sharing your story with us. Martin is a longtime Spooked listener. </span></p> <p><span>Produced by: Eliza Smith</span></p> <p><span>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Artwork by: <a href="">Sanaa Khan</a></span></p> <p class="p1">Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of <a href="">Spooked</a> coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all, download the Luminary mobile app or go to <a href=""></a>. And remember, don't turn out the lights...</p> <p><span></span><span>Season 10 Episode 22</span></p>
Aug 22, 2019
The Badlands - Snap Classic
<p><span>For two years, ISIS fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. </span></p> <p>A group of men and women from around the world flew into Iraq and made their way to Mosul, to try their hand at fighting ISIS.</p> <p>Snap proudly presents a Classic, "The Badlands."</p> <p><span>Producer: Anna Sussman</span><br><span>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</span><br><br><span>Check out more from the <a href="" title="Free Burma Rangers">Free Burma Rangers.</a></span><br><span>Check out the book<span> </span></span><a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1519739659&amp;sr=1-12">City of Death</a>.</p> <p><a href="">"Witness the Free Burma Rangers Rescue of a Young Iraqi Girl"</a><br><span>Watch Dave Eubank (Helmet) run into the line of fire to rescue a young girl who barely survived an ISIS massacre in Mosul. Dave and other members of his group, the Free Burma Rangers, spotted the young girl hiding among scores of dead bodies.</span><br><br><a href="">"Ephraim Mattos Rescues an Elderly Iraqi Man"</a><br><span>Watch as Ephraim Mattos (Backwards Cap), a former Navy Seal turned civilian rescue team member, rescues an elderly man who barely survived an ISIS massacre. Despite his heroic efforts, Ephraim was not able to save the old man, who died moments after this video ends.  And the loss haunts Ephraim over and over again.</span><br><br><a href=";v=dTZBoQ7t618">"A Woman Being Dragged to Safety by the Free Burma Rangers and the Iraqi Army"</a><br><span>Watch the dramatic rescue of a woman left for dead in the courtyard of an abandoned soda factory, surrounded on all sides by ISIS. Unable to carry her from the open-air courtyard without being spotted by ISIS fighters, the rescuers managed to throw the injured woman a length of cable, and drag her over rubble and shrapnel, to safety. </span><br><br>Snap Classic - Season 9 Episode 14</p>
Aug 15, 2019
Spooked Season III Trailer
<p><span>Spooked Season III is upon us! It’s bigger, badder, and scarier than ever. We’ve got new episodes with terrifying tales to keep you up at night...</span></p> <p><span>The first episode drops next week, Thursday, 8/22/19. Don't listen alone...</span></p> <p><span>All 26 episodes will be available on<span> </span><a href="">Luminary</a>.</span></p> <p class="p1">Download the Luminary mobile app or go to <a href=""></a></p>
Aug 14, 2019
<p class="p1"><span>A man inspired by joy writes a song, then he discovers it’s become a weapon. </span><span>And a boy beat down by life learns to fight back, with the help of an upper-cut and milkshakes.</span></p> <p class="p1">STORIES</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Life On Easy Street </strong> </p> <p><span>A musician wr</span><span>ites</span><span><span> </span>a song so catchy,</span><span> it takes over the<span> </span></span><span>world...</span><span>then he finds out it's<span> </span></span><span>become a</span><span> weapon. "Easy Street" turned</span><span> into something it was never meant to be.</span></p> <p><em>This story contains explicit language, sensitive listeners are advised.</em></p> <p class="p1">A big thanks to Joe Sivick &amp; producer Deena Prichep</p> <p class="p1"><span>Listen to the Easy Street (Redux) single by The Occupy ICE PDX Alliance on<span> </span></span><a href="">Apple Music</a><span><span> </span>or<span> </span></span><a href=";ls=1">iTunes</a><span>.</span></p> <p class="p1">Producer: John Fecile</p> <p class="p1">Original Score: Renzo Gorrio </p> <p class="p1"><strong>The Little Boxer</strong></p> <p class="p1"><span>It's the 1950s in San Francisco. After getting beat one time too many, little Gus Lee decides to fight back. </span><br><span></span></p> <p class="p1"><span>A big thanks to </span><span><a href="">Gus Lee</a>. </span><span>This story comes from his novel, “<a href="">China Boy</a>,” based on his childhood. Lee is a courage-based leadership trainer and consultant. He’s now completing his eighth book,<span> "</span></span>Courage Is a Verb<em><span>."</span></em></p> <p class="p1">Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p class="p1">Original Score: Renzo Gorrio </p> <p class="p1">Season 10 Episode 21 </p> <p class="p1"> </p>
Aug 08, 2019
Shangri-La - Snap Classic
<p>Glynn unearths paradise. A geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon Jungle, where rivers rage and legends come true. And a revolutionary living in exile does the unexpected. Snap presents a classic, "Shangri-La."</p> <p><span>STORIES</span></p> <p><strong>"The Perfect Spot"</strong></p> <p><span><span>Backpackers are scouring Southeast Asia looking for the magical spot, but Glynn has the inside tip.</span></span></p> <p><strong>"Boiling River"</strong></p> <p><span><span>Andres Ruzo tried to track down a legendary he’s heard his grandfather talk about in stories when he was a little boy. He found the stuff of legends, and then was faced with the choices, and burdens of knowing a valuable secret. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Find out more in Andres Ruzo’s book, </span><a href=";qid=1461891198&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=boiling+river">The Boiling River</a><span>. </span></span><span>Check out the </span><span><a href="">Boiling River Project</a><span>, the</span><a href=""> TED talk,</a><span> and </span><a href="">TED book.</a><br><span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Producer: Anna Sussman</span></span></p> <p><strong>"For Love and Revolution"</strong></p> <p>In the 1970’s Truman Capote interviewed Watani Stiner, a young revolutionary serving time in San Quentin for the death of two Black Panthers. Then... things got interesting.</p> <p>Producer: Sukey Lewis and Mark Ristich</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 12 </p>
Aug 01, 2019
Kissing the Concrete - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"
<p><span>Snap leaves San Quentin State Prison with the <a href="">Ear Hustle</a> podcast and then goes</span><span> back behind the walls to hear stories from Prison Reception.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Content Advisory:<span> </span></strong><span>This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence. Listener discretion is advised. </span></span></p> <p>STORIES </p> <p><strong>Kissing the Concrete</strong></p> <p><span>Snap finds freedom with <a href="">Ear Hustle</a>. Two men transition from prison back into society and find out who - or what - is waiting for them on the outside. </span></p> <p><span>Listen to the full episode of <a href="">Kissing the Concrete</a>.</span></p> <p><strong>Excuse Me On The Tier</strong></p> <p><span>Snap goes under lock and key with Ear Hustle. Everyone entering the prison system must pass through Reception, to learn the ropes and discover what’s really behind the walls.</span></p> <p><span>Listen to the full episode of <a href="" title="Excuse Me On The Tier">Excuse Me On The Tier.</a></span></p> <p><span>A big thanks to Tevin Fournette, aka Cutty, and Ronnie Young for sharing their stories about leaving prison with the team. <span>You can hear more of Cutty’s music<span> </span></span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span>.</span> </span><span>Thanks also to John “Yahya” Johnson, David Ditto, Talib Brooks, Louis Brackett, and Jeff Atkins for sharing their experiences inside Prison Reception.</span></p> <p><span><span>Artwork by: Antwan Williams </span></span></p> <p><span>Be sure to visit </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span> to hear more stories, see pictures from episodes, and follow everything Ear Hustle.</span></p> <p><span><a href="">Ear Hustle</a></span><span><span> comes to us from </span><a href=""><span>PRX’s Radiotopia</span></a><span> and is produced by Earlonne Woods, Nigel Poor, Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, John “Yahya” Johnson, Pat Mesiti-Miller, and Bruce Wallace. This episode is scored with music from Antwan Williams and David Jassy. Senior Producer Curtis Fox, Digital Producer Erin Wade, and Executive Producer Julie Shapiro.</span></span></p>
Jul 25, 2019
The Body Genius - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"
<p><span>In a dark and fictional world, we meet the best Hollywood trainer money can buy.  </span><span>A trainer who specializes in the human body, but one body in his gym... isn't breathing. </span></p> <p><span>Snap spotlights <a href="">"The Truth"</a> podcast. We're proud to present</span><span> Part One from their five-part series, <a href="">“The Body Genius.”</a></span><a href=""> </a></p> <div>Starring: Chris Cafero as Evan</div> <div>Written by: Hunter Nelson</div> <div>Produced by: Jonathan Mitchell &amp; Davy Gardner</div> <div><span>Artwork by:</span><span> Clement Bolla</span></div> <p>To hear all five episodes &amp; see the full list of credits, visit <a href="">"The Truth"</a><span><span> </span>podcast.</span></p> <p>Season 10 Episode 20 </p>
Jul 18, 2019
<p><span>A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his high school and gets personal with his principal's Twitter account. And <span>night-shift doctor, <span>Joe Sills, </span>shares a story of life after death. </span></span></p> <p>STORIES</p> <p><strong>Code Yellow </strong></p> <p>A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his principal, teachers, and the Board of Education.</p> <p><span>This piece was adapted from the podcast, <a href="">Darknet Diaries.</a> Listen to the</span><span><span> full story, called <a href="">Finn</a>.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Produced by: Jack Rhysider with assistance from Nancy Lopez </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio </span></span></p> <p><strong>The Lazarus Effect </strong></p> <p>A night-shift doctor shares a story of life after death. </p> <p>This story comes to us from the podcast, <a href="">The Nocturnists</a> and was <span>performed live in San Francisco in 2018.</span></p> <p>You can listen to the full story, called <a href="">The Lazarus Effect</a>. </p> <p>Special thanks to:<br>Emily Silverman, Ana Adlerstein, Ali Block, Adelaide Papazolou, Marina Poole, <span>Kirk Klocke,</span> and the storyteller, Joe Sills</p> <p><span>"Respawn"</span></p> <p>Season 10 Episode 19 </p>
Jul 11, 2019
On The Mat - Snap Classic
<p><span><span>A one-legged high schooler wrestles with his identity and</span><span> his weight class. He faces</span> tough opponents and big decisions. </span><span><br></span></p> <p><strong>The Wrestler With The Missing Leg</strong></p> <p><span><span>Anthony Robles was born with one leg, but that didn’t stop him from joining the wrestling team.</span><br><br><span>If you want to learn more about Anthony’s story and his career as a motivational speaker, check out his website and be sure to read his memoir, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Producer: Joe Rosenberg   <span> </span></span><br><span>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span><br></span></p> <p><span>Season 8 Episode 18</span></p> <p><span>"On the Mat" - Snap Classic </span></p>
Jul 04, 2019
Operation Little Flower
<p><span>In the small Croatian town of Vukovar, some 200 people went missing. </span></p> <p>Years later, a group of investigators <span>with The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia<span> </span></span>set out on an impossible task to find out who was responsible for these missing people. Go undercover with us in "Operation Little Flower".</p> <p>For more about finding justice in the Balkans check out: </p> <p><a href=""><span>The Investigator</span></a><span> by Vladimir Dzuro</span></p> <p><a href=""><span>The Butcher’s Trial</span></a><span> by Julian Borger </span></p> <p><span>Produced by: Shaina Shealy, Liz Mak, Adizah Eghan</span></p> <p><span>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 18</span></p> <p> </p>
Jun 27, 2019
Quick Fix - Snap Classic
<p>Life can be messy, and there isn’t always time to do things the right way…do not miss "Quick Fix".</p> <p><strong>Mouth Of The Dragon</strong></p> <p>When a small child is lost, it's up to Glynn to face the dragon.</p> <p>Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><strong>As The World Burns</strong></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span>What happens when the world around you starts to burn? </span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span>Performed live by Josh Healey at Snap Judgment LIVE! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater</span></span> </p> <p><strong>A Little White Lie</strong></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span>Think your dating life is tough? Try being an Arab, Muslim man after 9/11 in New York City. </span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span>Be sure to check out out Ghazi’s most recent film, <a href="" style="box-sizing: inherit; fill: #048d99;"><strong><span>Peace After Marriage</span></strong></a>. You can also find him on<a href="" style="box-sizing: inherit; fill: #048d99;"><strong><span> twitter</span></strong></a>.<br style="box-sizing: inherit;"> </span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span>Producer: Anna Sussman, Shoshi Shmuluvitz and Joe Rosenberg<br style="box-sizing: inherit;"> Sound: Leon Morimoto</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><strong>Mortuary Assistant Required</strong></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span>The wanted ad said “Mortuary Assistant Required. Prior Experience An Advantage, But Not Essential.” No one bothered to apply, except for Simon...</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span><a href="" style="box-sizing: inherit; fill: #048d99;"><strong><span>Simon Winchester</span></strong></a> is a journalist and the author of 28 books, including The Professor and The Madman. Be sure to check out his next book, <a href="" style="box-sizing: inherit; fill: #048d99;"><strong><span>Pacific,</span></strong></a> about the modern life of the Pacific Ocean.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span><span> Producer: Joe Rosenberg</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;">Season 6 Episode 16</p>
Jun 20, 2019
Snap LIVE! The Social Experiment
<p><strong>THE LEGEND OF SWEETFOOT</strong></p> <p>Comedian <a href="">Dino Archie</a> gets into a bar fight that blossoms into a bromance. The bond with his soulmate ripens over crab trapping, bankruptcy, and the Ghost of Christmas Future.</p> <p><strong>CAMP EXORCIST</strong></p> <p>Comedian <a href="">James Judd</a> falls in love with a human hair blanket and performs a church camp exorcism…you know, the kind with googly-eyed sock puppets.</p> <p>Original Music by <a href="">Bells Atlas </a></p> <p>Snap LIVE! "The Social Experiment"</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 17</p>
Jun 13, 2019
Bloodsport - Snap Classic
<p class="p1">Point guard Alex Owumi has just landed in North Africa to play basketball for his childhood hero.</p> <p class="p1">For more information, check out Alex’s book -- <a href="" target="_blank">Qaddafi's Point Guard</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Producer: Davey Kim and Anna Sussman<br> Sound Design: Davey Kim, Leon Morimoto</p> <p class="p1"><span>Season 6 Episode 8</span></p>
Jun 06, 2019
The Boy On The Beach
<p><span>Hear the story behind the influential photo of the Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Europe. </span></p> <p><span>Read more in Tima Kurdi’s book, </span><a href=""><span>The Boy on the Beach.</span></a></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Anna Sussman</p> <p><span></span><strong>Original Score:</strong><span>  Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 15</span></p> <p> </p>
May 30, 2019
The Family Name
<p>1.  <strong>Quiet is Best</strong></p> <p>When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult.</p> <p><a href="">Julie Lindahl</a> has written a book about her experience:  <a href="">The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past</a>.</p> <p>A version of this story was originally produced for the podcast <a href="">Kind World</a>, which tells stories about the effect a single act can have on our lives. You can find <em>Kind World</em> in any podcast app.</p> <p>Producer: Erika Lantz</p> <p>Production Assistance: Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>2. <strong>Like A House On Fire</strong></p> <p>Young Glynn is trying to keep up appearances at school, despite his family’s hardships. Then his house goes up in flames. Performed live in Portland at Revolution Hall.</p> <p>Music composed and performed: <a href="" target="_blank">BELL'S ATLAS</a></p> <p>Season 10 Episode 15</p>
May 23, 2019
“The Choice” Josh Healey Live at BAM - Snap Classic
<p><span>When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.</span><br><br><span>Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.</span><br><br><span>Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt</span></p> <p><span>Season 7 Episode 3</span></p>
May 22, 2019
A Wives' Tale - Snap Classic
<p><strong>A Wives’ Tale </strong></p> <p><span>Five women, one husband and<span> one goal in life...<span> </span>to get to the Celestial Kingdom.</span> </span></p> <p>Producer: Tyler Measom &amp; Adizah Eghan</p> <p><span></span><span>Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p>Season 8 Episode 15  </p>
May 17, 2019
Who's Your Mama? Pt 2 "Nose Job"
<p><span>When Roderick turns 18, he gets a special gift from his mom...</span><span> for the one thing about him, she does not love</span><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Sound Design &amp; Score: Leon Morimoto </span></p> <p><span>Produced: Shaina Shealy, Mark Oppenheimer and the team at Unorthodox.</span></p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 14</span></p>
May 12, 2019
Who's Your Mama - Pt 1 "#Waffle Woke"
<p>Comic Jen Kober tells the story of the mother she never expected to find, on a journey she never expected to take.</p> <p>Performed live at The Paramount in Oakland. </p> <p>Music composed by Bells Atlas.</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 13</p>
May 09, 2019
Tricknology - Snap Classic
<p><strong>STORIES </strong></p> <p>"Glynn - Tithe Me Not"</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p> </p> <p>Whiteboy John &amp; The Seven Saints</p> <p>Description:  How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnigoht?  And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?</p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p> </p> <p>Year Zero</p> <p>Description: A young man returns to Cambodia to piece together the fragments of his history that the Khmer Rouge and his family have torn apart.</p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p>Joe Klocek’s The California Confederacy</p> <p>Performed live by Joe Klocek</p> <p>Music performed by Alex Mandell &amp; The Snap Players</p> <p> </p> <p>Season 8 Episode 12 </p>
May 02, 2019
No One Calls Me Shooter
<p><span>School shootings and their tragic aftermath have become an all too common story. But here’s one side of it that you probably haven’t heard. This story takes place at a high school in Portland, Oregon, where officials fear the next school shooter might be a teenage boy in their midst. </span></p> <p><span>Bethany Barnes originally reported this story for The Oregonian - </span><a href=""><span>Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter</span></a><span>. She is now an </span><a href=""><span>investigative reporter</span></a><span> for the Tampa Bay Times.</span></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Nancy López</span></p> <p><span></span><strong>Original Score:</strong><span> Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 12</span></p>
Apr 25, 2019
Good Morning, Mosul - Snap Classic
<p>A tiny, pirate radio station broadcasts to the thousands of families trapped in ISIS-controlled Mosul. When listeners start calling in, something remarkable happens.</p> <p>Producer:  Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design:  Leon Morimoto and Pat Mesiti-Miller</p>
Apr 18, 2019
Snap LIVE! At The Paramount
<p><strong><strong>Niagara Falls</strong></strong></p> <p>Glynn’s trip to Niagara Falls starts in the Tunnel of Love with a taboo first kiss.</p> <p style="display: inline !important;"><strong>Performed live by Glynn Washington.</strong></p> <p style="display: inline !important;"> </p> <p style="display: inline !important;"> </p> <p><strong>Don Reed  - Things You Wouldn't Normally Do </strong></p> <p style="display: inline !important;">When Don Reed got accepted into UCLA he was ecstatic; problem was he was broke and had nowhere to live.</p> <p><strong>Performed live by Don Reed</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Joyce Lee   -  The Wolf Whistle</strong></p> <p style="display: inline !important;">All her life she’d been taught she was a prize to be won. Then she decided she was going to pick her prize.</p> <p><strong>Performed live by Joyce Lee.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>All music composed and performed by <a href="" target="_blank">Bell's Atlas</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Season 10 Episode 11 </p>
Apr 12, 2019
The Promised Land
<p>The story of a small Christian hill town in Palestine, and the 18 cows that kind of, almost, but never really, changed the course of its future.</p> <p>Producer: Shaina Shealy<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 10</span></p>
Apr 05, 2019
Don Reed "Cardboard Boxes" at Snap LIVE! in Brooklyn
<p>Snap Favorite Don Reed takes the stage with a heartfelt homage to his father's dreams for his son.</p> <p>Performed live by Don Reed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music</p> <p>Music composed and performed by Bells Atlas</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 9</p>
Apr 02, 2019
Jen Kober "Skydiving" at Snap LIVE! in Brooklyn
<p>Snap comedy queen Jen Kober thought having an adventurous date meant trying a new restaurant... little did she know she would be free falling into a pretty crappy situation.</p> <p>Original Music by Bells Atlas</p> <p>Performed Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music</p> <p>Join Snap Nation and Get The Video at <a href=""></a></p> <p>Season 10 Episode 8</p>
Mar 29, 2019
Texas Ranger - Snap Classic
<p><span>Back in the 1970's Bob Favor signed up to be a Texas Ranger. He helped local police solve some of their toughest cases. But there was one case that kept getting away from him. </span></p> <p><span>For more of Bob Favor’s exploits as a Texas Ranger, make sure to grab a copy of his book: </span><a href=""><span>My Rangering Days</span></a><span>.  <br></span></p> <p><span>For more of Luke Quinton’s work check out his website: </span><a href=""><span></span></a></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Luke Quinton</span></p> <p><strong>Sound Design: </strong><span>Leon Morimoto</span></p>
Mar 22, 2019
Love Me's "Meet Cute"
<p><a href=""><span>John Cotrocois</span></a><span> is obsessed with meet-cutes. The problem is, he often falls for the wrong men and winds up in one mind-boggling situation after another. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true? </span></p> <p>Producers: Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime</p> <p>Sound Design: Cristal Duhaime</p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 7</span></p>
Mar 15, 2019
Peace Of Mind with Bhi Bhiman - Snap Spotlight
<p><span>Snap spotlights the smart new podcast "Peace of Mind" with Bhi Bhiman. </span></p> <p><span>In the inaugural episode, Bhi interviews Glynn Washington, bestselling author Dave Eggers, and renowned social psychologist, Lee Ross. The soundtrack to the episode is “Brother, Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind?” Listen + subscribe here: </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span>. And check out </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span> for music and bonus content.</span></p>
Mar 08, 2019
Reckonings - Snap Spotlight
<p><span>After a college party, Anwen* and Sameer* went back to a dorm room. What happened that night was confusing and horrible. But in this story we get the rare opportunity to hear both of them grapple with what happened in a way that is both surprising and meaningful. Warning, this story contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. </span></p> <p><span>*Names have been changed.</span></p> <p><span>This piece was adapted from the podcast, Reckonings, produced by Stephanie Lepp, and found online at </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span>. You can find a link to the full story, called A Survivor and Her Perpetrator Find Justice, </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span>. </span></p> <p>Producer: Stephanie Lepp</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p>
Mar 01, 2019
I'm Your Man
<p>The voicemail message says someone from your past needs your help. Would you respond, if it meant getting involved in a murder trial?</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 5</p>
Feb 22, 2019
<p><strong>From Russia With Love</strong></p> <p>Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet.  </p> <p>Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s <a href="">website</a>, <a href=""></a></p> <p>You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Gloomy Sunday</strong></p> <p><span>Hungarian composer Rezső Seress dreamed of changing the world with his music. He did. <br><br> Producer: Davey Kim</span></p> <p><span>Season 8 Episode 28</span></p>
Feb 15, 2019
The Border Hacker
<p>A computer hacker tries to make his way home through two countries, a dense jungle and a seemingly endless string of technical challenges.</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 4</p>
Feb 08, 2019
Heaven's Gate
<p>A Snap Judgment special presentation of <a href="">"Heaven's Gate."</a></p> <p>The story of the cult that left 39 dead in a quest for spiritual salvation.</p> <p>Season 10 Episode 3</p>
Feb 01, 2019
One Wrong Lie
<p><span>Nick Yarris says he was a junkie, a thief, and a liar. So when he was imprisoned on a false charge, no one believed in his innocence. Then he found his only way out. </span></p> <p><span>Thank you so much to Nick Yarris. Check out his books, including his latest, “</span><a href=";qid=1545115422&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Nick+Yarris"><span>Monsters &amp; Madmen: A Death Row Experiment</span></a><span>.” Learn more at </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Thank you also to the </span><a href=""><span>Wolfgram Memorial Library </span></a><span>at Widener University, and its </span><span>Reference Librarian &amp; University Archivist Jill M. Borin for her help.</span></p> <p><span>And lastly, thank you Nick Yarris’ former attorney, </span><a href=""><span>Michael J. Malloy</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 2</span></p>
Jan 25, 2019
The North Pond Hermit - Snap Classic
<p><span>There was a legend in central Maine, about a hermit who had lived in the woods, unseen, for 30 years.  Then, in 2013, the police arrested a man named Christopher Knight.<br><br> To learn more about Chris Knight’s story, be sure to check out journalist’s Mike Finkel’s book, <a href=""><em>The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit</em></a><em>. </em> <br><br> Producer: Joe Rosenberg<br> Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Andrew Vicars</span></p>
Jan 18, 2019
This Is Not A Drill
<p><span>On January 13th, 2018, at exactly 8:07 in the morning, one text message turned the state of Hawaii into a state of emergency.</span></p> <p><span>From panic and fear to acceptance and joy, Snap Judgment explores the 38 minutes when the people of Hawaii faced an incoming ballistic missile threat.</span></p> <p>Lead Producer: Jazmin Aguilera</p> <p>Editor: Anna Sussman</p> <p>Producers: Eliza Smith, Erika Lantz, John Fecile</p> <p>Additional production assistance: Nancy Lopez</p> <p>Original score and Sound design: Renzo Gorrio and Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span>Season 10 Episode 1</span></p>
Jan 11, 2019
The Other Secret Weapon
<p>A young man has the chance to work on a very secret, very powerful weapon that could put an end to world war II. The project involves no toxins, no chemicals, no shrapnel and no bullets. Instead, the project involves lots and lots of flying mammals. Lots.</p> <p>Content Advisory:  This story details a war situation involving both people and animals, Listener Discretion Is Advised.</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 38</p>
Jan 04, 2019
Boxed In
<p>When you feel the walls coming closer and closer, where do you go? Where do you hide?</p>
Dec 28, 2018
The Look Back Special
<p><strong>Wonderboy</strong></p> <p><span>In 1979, a four-seater cessna carrying Norman Ollestad, his dad and his dad’s girlfriend violently crashed onto the top of an ~8,000-foot mountain. He was just 11 years old. To learn more about Norman’s story, check out his book -- </span><a href=""><span>Crazy for the Storm</span></a><span>. Be sure to also check out his latest thriller, </span><a href=""><span>French Girl With Mother</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><br>Producer and Original Score:<span> Davey Kim</span></p> <p><br><strong>The Blue Bicycle</strong></p> <p><span>Hasan is just a kid who just wants to pop a wheelie on a bad ass BMX bike. Is that too much to ask? </span></p> <p><span>Thanks so much to Hasan Minhaj. Hasan is a former correspondent on the Daily Show. He now has a comedy special on Netflix, Homecoming King, as well as a new show, </span><a href=""><span>Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Lina Misitzis</p> <p>Original Score:<span> Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><br><strong>Chin-Kyll and Bo-Ok: Across the DMZ</strong></p> <p><span>What happens when you are reunited with your North Korean sister for the first time in over five decades? This story comes to Snap Judgment by way of </span><a href=""><span>Mary Kim</span></a><span>. </span></p> <p><span>Voice Actors: Yongnam and Mikyung Kim </span></p> <p><span>Producer and Sound Design:</span> <span> Davey Kim</span><br><br></p> <p>Season 9 Episode 37</p>
Dec 20, 2018
Ear Hustle's The Big No No - Snap Spotlight
<p>Snap Judgment spotlights the amazing podcast Ear Hustle: The Big No No. In this episode we look for love in one of the most difficult places to forge a relationship, San Quentin State Prison.</p>
Dec 14, 2018
48 Hours In Syria
<p><span>Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege.  After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem’s. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That’s when Kassem decided to fight back. </span></p> <p><span>Thank you so much to Kassem Eid for sharing his story with us. Kassem was recently accepted into Columbia University. You can check out his new book, “</span><a href=""><span>My Country</span></a><span>,” out now. Find him on twitter at <a href=";sa=D&amp;source=hangouts&amp;ust=1544301254388000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGBUwCTY7WnP6cDpq8JEGS1WwYqGg">@qzakarya</a>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 35</span></p>
Dec 06, 2018
One Way Mission
<p><span>When Jack Boyles signed up for the Navy in the early 1960s he was excited to work aboard the USS Shangri-La. As the ship’s only yeoman he had access to top secret information so he knew before most people why the ship was docked off of Cuba. But little did he know what was in store for him. </span></p> <p>Producer: Nancy López<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 34</span></p>
Nov 29, 2018
The 2018 Gratitude Special
<p><strong>THE BEST LITTLE SWIMMER</strong></p> <p>Terry Galloway is ten years old and absolutely hot for summer camp. The only problem is, her family can’t afford it. But after she fails a hearing test at school, Terry learns that she is deaf -- and also eligible to attend The Lions Camp for Crippled Children, a summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting.</p> <p><span>Terry Galloway is a writer, director, and performer for stage, radio, and film. For more about Terry’s childhood in Texas,  check out her book </span><a href=""><span>Mean Little Deaf Queer</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><br>Producer: Adizah Eghan</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><strong> </strong><br><strong>THE DOG THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD</strong></p> <p>The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak).</p> <p><span>For more information on Owney's travels, be sure to check out the </span><a href=""><span>Post Office Museum's interactive map</span></a><span>. But brace yourself, there's a lot of pins...</span></p> <p>Producer: Joe Rosenberg</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><strong> </strong><br><strong>QUAKE CITY HERO</strong></p> <p>In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one guy, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives.</p> <p><span>This story is produced by Liam Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee's most notorious fight, or Oakland's oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the show </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span>. </span></p> <p>Co-production by Eliza Smith</p> <p>Sound design by Davey Kim</p> <p>Producer: Liam Donoghue and Eliza Smith</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 33 </p>
Nov 22, 2018
The Cut
<p>When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young Amish boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess.</p> <p><span>Producer: Shaina Shealy</span></p> <p><span>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 32</span></p>
Nov 16, 2018
The Fire Tapes Special
<p>What do you do when you are trying to give birth... in the middle of a wildfire?</p> <p>Nicole Veum is interviewed live by producer <a href="">April Demobosky</a> for "The Fire Tapes"</p> <p>The Fire Tapes is a collaboration between <a href="">KQED's "The Bay"</a> and Snap Judgment for the <a href="">Coal + Ice</a> Festival in San Francisco.</p> <p>Producers: <a href="">Sukey Lewis</a>, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel</p>
Nov 13, 2018
Counted: An Oakland Story
<p><a href=""><span>Counted: An Oakland Story</span></a><span> is the story of the people lost to Oakland’s violence last year. During 2017, a team of </span><a href=""><span>Snap Judgment</span></a><span> producers, learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. </span></p> <p><span>Visit <a href=""></a> for more interviews, photos and illustrations.</span></p> <p>Producers: Adizah Eghan, Anna Sussman, Shaina Shealy, Jonathan Jones, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Jazmin Aguilera, Eliza Smith, and Pendarvis Harshaw.</p> <p>Score: Leon Morimoto, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Renzo Gorrio, Dave Deporis. With special thanks to Fantastic Negrito. Find more of David Deporis’s music at<a href=""></a></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 9</span></p>
Nov 09, 2018
Snap LIVE! in NYC
<div class="field-item"> <div class="node " id="node-52385"> <div class="node-inner"> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-description"> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"> <div class="audionode"></div> <div> <p><strong>Glynn Washington - Friday Night Lockdown</strong></p> </div> <p class="audionode"><span>Glynn's father has a strict rule for Friday nights...the Second Coming.<br><br><span>Performed live by Glynn Washington at the Brooklyn Academy of Music</span><br><br></span></p> <p class="audionode"><strong>Jen Kober - Girl Scout Cookies</strong></p> <div class="audionode"><span>As a littler girl, Jen Kober discovered the allure of being a brownie scout: the Girl Scout Cookie. Holding out for Girl Scout Cookie release day...was another struggle all together.<br><br>Performed Live by Jen Kober at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.<br></span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-item"> <div class="node " id="node-52384"> <div class="node-inner"> <p class="title"><strong>Josh Healey - Barbara and Esther</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.<br><br>Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.<br><a href=""></a></p> <p>Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - Captive Audience</p> <p>When Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter was mistakenly arrested at the airport, he learned that his fame could only get him so far.<br><br>Performed Live by Tariq Trotter at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.<br><br>Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 3</p>
Nov 02, 2018
Creepy Crawly - Spooked IX
<p><strong>The Birds: </strong><span>As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray’s new pal.</span></p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Taxidermist:</strong><span> When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right. </span></p> <p>Producer: Jazmin Aguilera<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><span><strong>The Visage:</strong> A man is hired to do remodel work on a house with a haunted history.  But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change.</span></p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span><span>Season 9 Episode 31</span></span></p>
Oct 25, 2018
Trapped - Spooked IX
<p>It's that time of year again. Snap Judgment proudly presents "<a href="" target="_blank">Spooked IX: Trapped.</a>"</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1539924066150_2545"><strong>THE IRON GATE</strong></p> <p>An American sniper shooter takes over an empty house in Baghdad and encounters the one threat he is powerless against.</p> <div class="story__details"> <div id="ember1329" class="ember-view"> <div class="story__body"> <div id="ember1346" class="ember-view"> <div class="django-content"> <p><span>When Dallas Sanchez was stationed in Iraq, he saw danger every single day.  But one night on patrol, when his small kill team took over a house in Baghdad, an unseen force had a message for them: Get. Out.</span></p> <p><span>Producer: </span><span>Anna Sussman</span></p> <p><span>Original Score: </span><span>Leon Morimoto</span></p> <p>Get 13 all-new episodes of <a href="" target="_blank">Spooked Season 2 at</a>.</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 30</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="ember1354" class="story-credits ember-view"> <div class="story-credits__producing-org-credits producing-org-credits"> <div class="producing-org-credits__logos"></div> </div> </div> <p> </p>
Oct 19, 2018
Back To The Wall
<p><span>Pro rock climbers Jason Smith and Tommy Caldwell know a thing or two about dangerous even life threatening adventures, but when they go on an expedition to the famous Yellow Wall in Kyrgyzstan, their lives were threatened in a whole new way.</span></p> <p><span>Check out more about Jason “Singer” Smith at his website <a href=""></a> </span></p> <p><span>And be sure to check out Tommy Caldwell’s book “<a href="">The Push</a>” available now as well as the movie </span><a href=""><span>The Dawn Wall.</span></a></p> <p><span>For more details on the kidnapping read Greg Child’s book “<a href=";btkr=1">Over The Edge</a>."</span></p> <p><span>Producer: Jazmin Aguilera and Luke Quinton</span></p> <p><span>Original Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 29</span></p>
Oct 12, 2018
Two Brains
<p><span>What if you had two choices. Either risk death, or start over in a completely new life. Now imagine you had to make that decision for your child. Check out more of Amy Roost’s work </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span> and her podcast </span><a href=""><span>Fury</span></a><span> here.</span></p> <p><span>Read Amy Roost’s article on what may have caused each of her children to have brain malformations in </span><a href=""><span>Dame Magazine</span></a><span>.  </span></p> <p>Producer: Amy Roost, Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 28</span></p>
Oct 05, 2018
Love Lessons
<p><span>When Mansoor Adayfi was 19 years old, he was shipped to Guantanamo Bay detention center. He had no idea where he was or why he was there. But he was held there for 14 years. During that time, Mansoor attended informal marriage classes held by a fellow inmate and began writing love letters despite never having been in love.</span></p> <p><span>Mansoor is currently writing a memoir about his time at Guantanamo. You can read his writing </span><a href=""><span>here.</span></a></p> <p><span>This story was produced and edited by Sarah Geis, Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the </span><a href=""><span>CBC podcast, Love Me</span></a><span>. It was mixed by Cristal Duhaime. </span></p> <p>Producer: <span>Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Sarah Geis <br></span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 27</span></p>
Sep 28, 2018
Beyond Faces of Death
<p><span>In the mid-70s, Conan was hired to direct and produce a nature documentary. But he wanted to do something more ambitious. The film he made became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences.</span></p> <p><span>Special thanks to our film consultants, Spencer Parsons and Todd Wieneke.</span></p> <p><span>Producer: John Fecile</span></p> <p><span>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 26</span></p>
Sep 21, 2018
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
<p>Sometimes the only word you hear is "No." But what if you always said "Yes"? Snap Judgment proudly presents "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".</p> <p><strong>Forbidden Fruit</strong></p> <p><span> An aspiring priest decides to experience all that the world has to offer.</span></p> <p><strong>The Faith Healer</strong></p> <p><span>Imagine putting your hands on someone, and curing whatever ails them. Charles Monroe Kane knows the feeling. </span> </p> <p><strong>The Insane Million Maker Master Counterfeiter</strong></p> <p><span> What’s the easiest way to make money? Make Money. And lots of it.</span></p> <p><span>Season 7 Episode 23</span></p>
Sep 14, 2018
The Proxy
<p>What if you could be you without all of the responsibility, the guilt, and the self-loathing? Too good to be true? ...Maybe not.</p> <p><strong>Marwencol</strong></p> <p>When Mark Hogancamp woke up in the hospital he had no idea who he was or where he was. He was beat up so badly that he couldn’t walk, talk or speak.  His therapy? Marwencol.</p> <p><strong>Friday Night Lights  </strong></p> <p>Your dad loves football. You hate football. How do you quit? Play football.</p> <p><strong>Just Another Fish Story </strong></p> <p>20 Years ago, a whale washed up on a beach in Lubec, Maine, but its death was just the beginning of its story.  </p> <p>Season 6 Episode 26</p>
Sep 07, 2018
Belly Of The Beast
<p><span>When you’re a safari guide on the Zambezi River, you always know that things could go horribly wrong. You can find Paul Templer’s memoir</span><a href=""> <span>here</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Erika Lantz</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 25</p>
Aug 30, 2018
The Real Black Klansman
<p>One man infiltrated undercover, the other got invited inside. Featuring a new story from the "Real Black Klansman" Detective Ron Stallworth. On the next Snap...we're going face to face with "The Klan." Includes a bonus Snap Classic story from <span>boogie-woogie pianist Daryl Davis, author of </span><span>“</span><a href="">Klan-Destine Relationships</a>.<span>”</span></p> <p><span>Season 8 Episode 9 </span></p>
Aug 24, 2018
All Eyes On Me
<p> </p> <p><strong>"Mirror Touch"</strong></p> <p>As a  medical school student, Joel Salinas was obsessed with the human brain. But as soon as he got to work, his own senses began to turn on him.</p> <p><a href="">Joel Salinas</a> is a neurologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology.</p> <p>He is the author of <a href="">Mirror Touch</a>: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain</p> <p><strong>"What Accent?" </strong></p> <p>When Ellen Spencer was released from the hospital after a mysterious stroke-like episode her voice would never be the same again.</p> <p><strong>"The Bat Boy and the Pine Tar Game"</strong></p> <p>Every baseball fan has heard of the superstar hitter George Brett and his infamous Pine Tar Game…but have you heard of the bat boy’s version?</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 24</p>
Aug 17, 2018
Talk Of The Town
<p><span>After a salesman at Oakland’s Lake Merritt disappears, journalist <a href="">Tammerlin Drummond</a> investigates what happened to him. </span></p> <p><a href=""><span>Video</span></a><span> used in story provided by user ritchhazel on YouTube. </span></p> <p>Producer: Adizah Eghan</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 23</span></p>
Aug 09, 2018
Spooked Season II - Sneak Peek
<p>It's here... listen to the first story from Spooked Season II now available at</p>
Aug 08, 2018
Spooked Season II Trailer
<p>It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all-new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.</p>
Aug 06, 2018
My Private Utopia - Snap Classic
<p><span>Dylan Evans had hit a wall. Life was becoming too routine, too mundane. So he did something very few of us would do to change that. <br><br> For more check out Dylan Evan’s book: <a href="" style="text-decoration: none;">The Utopia Experiment</a><br><br> Producer: Nancy Lopez<br> Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller</span></p> <p> </p>
Aug 03, 2018
Return To Kuku Island
<p><span>In the 1970s, thousands of Vietnamese refugees were left on the remote Anambas Islands in Indonesia. They were stranded without food, water, and shelter, forced to survive off the land. Now, almost 40 years later, one woman wants to go back to those distant islands, one last time.</span></p> <center> <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" data-id="a/hIaOcZl" lang="en"><a href="">Snap Judgment: Return to Kuku Island</a></blockquote> <script src=""></script> </center> <p><span>Thank you so much to </span><a href=""><span>Carina Hoang</span></a><span>. Carina is a Special Representative for Australia for UNHCR. Check out her book, “</span><a href=""><span>Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1976-1996</span></a><span>,” available in both English and Vietnamese.  <br></span></p> <p><span>Carina is now filming a new Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series, “The Heights." Be sure to check it out.<br></span></p> <p><span>Our heartfelt thanks to </span>Tony Luu<span>; his mother Truong On, his brother, Daniel, and the rest of the Luu family.</span></p> <p><span>Thanks to the </span><a href=""><span>Outside Podcast</span></a><span> from Outside Magazine, where you can also hear this show. Also, check Public Radio International’s </span><a href=""><span>The World</span></a><span> for a shorter version of this audio story.</span></p> <p><br><em><span>This story would not have been possible without the generous support of the </span></em><a href="">International Women’s Media Foundation</a><em><span>.</span></em></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 22</span></p>
Jul 24, 2018
Suitcase Of Love And Shame - Snap Classic
<p><span>In 2009, </span><a href=""><span>Jane Gillooly</span></a><span> came across an item on Ebay that piqued her imagination.  The picture was of a suitcase filled with old audiotapes. The listing’s title was “Suitcase of Love and Shame.”</span></p> <p><span>You can purchase Jane’s feature-length documentary film, Suitcase of Love and Shame, on </span><a href=""><span>iTunes</span></a><span> and learn more about it at </span><a href=""><span>Cinemaguild</span></a><span>.   <br></span></p> <p>Producer: Joe Rosenberg</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p>
Jul 19, 2018
Night At The Mirage
<p>The story of The Mirage, the famous undercover Chicago Sun bar, as told by two reporters posing as bartenders.  Pam Zekman currently works as an investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. You can find Zay Smith’s book about The Mirage, his humor column and a his novel, at <a href=""> </a></p> <p>A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the Chicago Sun-Time’s collaborator as the Better Business Bureau. It was the Better Government Association <br><br>Producers: Joe Rosenberg and Anna Sussman<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 21</p>
Jul 12, 2018
Campfire Tales V
<p><span>An all new season of Spooked, the podcast, is dropping early August</span><strong>. </strong><span>In this episode, we’re featuring some of our favorite stories from Spooked, season one.</span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 20</span></p>
Jul 05, 2018
Fight Club
<p><span>The first rule about fight club is you do not talk about fight club.  Ray Christian breaks that rule.</span></p> <p>You can hear more of Ray on his podcast <a href="">What's Ray Saying.</a></p> <p>Producer:  Mark Ristich</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 19</p>
Jun 28, 2018
Ear Hustle's "Thick Glass" - Snap Special
<p>Snap Judgment joins the podcast <a href=""><span>Ear Hustle</span></a><span></span>, from PRX's <a href=""><span>Radiotopia,</span></a> for a look at parenting from inside San Quentin State Prison.</p> <p><span>In this episode incarcerated fathers share their stories of striving to be present in their children's lives. One inmate reconnects with his son after 20 years. Another stays very involved through letters and visits. And a third gets the opportunity to give his teenage son a haircut.</span></p> <p><span>And stay tuned for the exclusive interview with Glynn and the team behind Ear Hustle. Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods, Antwan Williams, along with Public Information Officer Lt. Sam Robinson discuss family relationships while incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison.</span></p> <p><span>Thanks to the fathers who shared their stories: Derrick Holloway, John Newman and Maverick, and thanks also to Derrick Jr. for talking with us.</span></p> <p><em><span>Thick Glass</span></em><span> was scored with music and sound design by David Jassy and Antwan Williams, with contributions from Lee Jasper, Maserati-E and Charlie Spencer. Here's a </span><a href=""><span>transcript</span></a><span> for Thick Glass.</span></p> <p><span>Special Thanks to SQSP's Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for supporting the show.</span></p> <p><span>Illustration by Antwan Williams</span></p> <p><span>Learn More and Subscribe to all that is Ear Hustle at <a href=""></a></span></p> <p> </p>
Jun 21, 2018
06 Female - Snap Classic
<p><span>In 2006, a wolf was born in Yellowstone who would become a legend in her own time. For more about the 06 Female and the debate surrounding wolves in Yellowstone, be sure to check out Jeff Hull's article in <a href="">Outside Magazine</a> and Nate Rott's<a href=""> special report for NPR</a>.<br><br> Producer: Joe Rosenberg</span></p>
Jun 14, 2018
Beyond Belief
<p><span>What do you do when someone tells you something you know to be false, and can just tell they're telling the truth? </span></p> <p><strong>Chaotic Good</strong></p> <p><span>Malaclypse was part of a dangerous anarchist group. They stole, they killed, they escaped, until one day when Malaclypse could run no further...</span></p> <p>Producer: Jazmin Aguilera<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio </p> <p><strong>Modern Love</strong></p> <p><span>When Stephanie Saldana was 27 years old, she thought her calling was to become a nun. But at a monastery in the Syrian desert, she met a monk who made her rethink everything.</span></p> <p>Producer: Caitlin O’Keefe</p> <p>Sound Design: John Perotti</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 18</span></p>
Jun 07, 2018
Tin Man - Snap Classic
<p>What if you don't have a heart?</p> <p> </p>
May 31, 2018
<p>When the fight is over we still have to deal with the pieces of the battle that remain inside.  Featuring The Warrior Box and Soul of a Soldier.</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 17</p>
May 24, 2018
Secrets In The Stacks - Snap Classic
<p><span>When Avi Steinberg became a prison librarian, he thought his job would be to keep track of the books.  Then he started reading between the lines.</span></p> <p><span>To learn more about Avi’s time behind bars -- and between the stacks -- be sure to check out his memoir, </span><a href=""><span>Running The Books</span></a><span>.  His latest book, </span><a href=""><span>The Lost Book of Mormon</span></a><span>, which was nominated for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will be out in paperback in November. </span></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Joe Rosenberg</span></p>
May 17, 2018
<p><span>Hear how one of Yugoslavia’s top basketball players attempts to escape the Siege of Sarajevo and don't miss The Nocturnists late night meltdown at the morgue.</span></p> <p><strong>"The Choice" from the Lucky Podcast</strong></p> <p><span>Nada Rothbart thought she’d have plenty of time to get her family out of Sarajevo. Suddenly, it was too late.</span></p> <p><span>This story originally aired on </span><a href=""><span>Lucky podcast</span></a><span>, listen to part two of Nada’s story "The Choice" </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span>. </span></p> <p><span>Producer: Briana Breen</span></p> <p><span><strong>"Live At The Morgue</strong>" <strong>from The Nocturnists Podcast</strong><br></span></p> <p><span>What do you do when the morgue has a total meltdown. Galen Laserson tells her story live at <a href="">The Nocturnist</a>.  Its host and creator is Emily Silverman, MD, its executive producer is Ali Block, MD, and its podcast producer is Marina Poole.  The Nocturnists has its own podcast, with compelling stories from our live events, followed by an interview with the storyteller. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.</span></p> <p>Season 9 Episode 16</p>
May 11, 2018
Where No One Should Go - Snap Classic
<p><span>In the desert of northern South Africa you come across a little puddle.  If you dive down into that puddle, at the bottom there is a slot.  This is the entrance to third largest freshwater cave in the world. This is where the adventure begins.  <br><br> Producer: Julia DeWitt<br></span></p>
May 04, 2018
The Iron Curtain
<p><span>At the height of the Cold War, Ulrike Poppe just might have been the most surveilled woman in the world. But it was only after the wall fell that things got really interesting.</span></p> <p><span>Be sure to check out Luisa Beck’s </span><a href=""><span>reporting on all things Germany</span></a><span> at The Washington Post, as well as the work of reporter <a href="">Andrew Curry</a>, whose article in Wired first got us interested in Ulrike’s story.  And if you’re interested in Stasi Records Agency, can you visit their </span><a href=""><span>English-language website</span></a><span> to learn more.           <br></span></p> <p>Producer: Luisa Beck with Production Assistance By Joe Rosenberg<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 15</span></p>
Apr 26, 2018
The Badlands
<p><span>For two years, Isis fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. This is a story about a group of men and women, from around the world, who packed up their bags flew into Iraq, and made their way to Mosul, to try their hand at fighting Isis, back. </span></p> <p>Check out more from the Free Burma Rangers at <a href=""></a></p> <p>And check out the book <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1519739659&amp;sr=1-12">City of Death</a> set to release October 23rd, 2018.</p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p> <strong><span>"Witness the Free Burma Rangers Rescue of a Young Iraqi Girl"<br><br> </span></strong>Watch Dave Eubank (Helmet) run into the line of fire to rescue a young girl who barely survived an ISIS massacre in Mosul. Dave and other members of his group, the Free Burma Rangers, spotted the young girl hiding among scores of dead bodies.</p> <p>  </p> <p><span><strong>"Ephraim Mattos Rescues an Elderly Iraqi Man"</strong><br><br> Watch as Ephraim Mattos (Backwards Cap), a former Navy Seal turned civilian rescue team member, rescues an elderly man who barely survived an ISIS massacre. Despite his heroic efforts, Ephraim was not able to save the old man, who died moments after this video ends.  And the loss haunts Ephraim over and over again.</span></p> <p><span>  </span></p> <p><span><strong>"A Woman Being Dragged to Safety by the Free Burma Rangers and the Iraqi Army"</strong><br><br> Watch the dramatic rescue of a woman left for dead in the courtyard of an abandoned soda factory, surrounded on all sides by ISIS. Unable to carry her from the open air courtyard without being spotted by ISIS fighters, the rescuers managed to throw the injured woman a length of cable, and drag her over rubble and shrapnel, to safety. <br></span></p> <p><span>  </span></p>
Apr 19, 2018
Running Man
<p><span>When a rising high school track star in </span><strong> </strong><span>Eritrea, East Africa, is arrested under the military dictatorship, he realizes he might have a way</span></p> <p><span>For more information about issues facing African migrants in Israel and resources on how to help, <a href="">Israeli organization Eritrean Women’s Community Center website</a>.<br></span></p> <p><span>Teklit Michal writes a blog for Times of Israel and hosts a news channel in Tirgrinya for fellow Eritreans in Israel. You can follow his work <a href="">on his Facebook page.</a><br></span></p> <p>Producer: Shaina Shealy</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 13</span></p>
Apr 12, 2018
26 Lives On Atlas Peak
<p>On Atlas Peak there is one way in and one way out.  When wildfire threatened their homes, the only escape route...was up.</p> <p><span>Sukey Lewis is an investigative reporter for KQED public radio out of San Francisco. The Atlas Peak fire was just one of a series of catastrophic fires that broke out that night across northern California. 44 people in all died in those fires.  Check out <a href="">KQED's fire investigation.</a> <br></span></p> <p><span>Original Score: Davey Kim</span></p> <p><span>Producer: Sukey Lewis</span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 12</span></p>
Apr 06, 2018
<p>There is a line, draw it in the sand, shake on it, mark it in blood, but if you cross it... there is no going back.</p> <p><strong>Hijacker's Letter</strong></p> <p><span>What do you do when you receive a letter from your husband’s killer?</span></p> <p>For more information, check out Kathleen’s<a href=""> website</a> and <a href="">facebook</a> page.</p> <p>Producer and Sound Design: Davey Kim</p> <p><strong>Cop Out</strong></p> <p><span>Cop Robert Davis had two choices: Show up to court and serve a sentence that meant certain death... or find a way out. </span></p> <p><span>Find out about Robert Davis’s work <a href="">here</a>. </span></p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman</p> <p>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p><strong>The Silent Twins</strong></p> <p>June and Jennifer Gibbons were twins sisters who hadn’t spoken to anyone but each other for their whole lives. That is, until journalist Marjorie Wallace came along. Marjorie unearthed the twins’ fascinating, and sometimes sinister inner world. </p> <p>For more information on the Gibbons twins, check out Marjorie’s book, <a href="">The Silent Twins. </a></p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith<br> Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 12</p>
Mar 29, 2018
Breakfast Of Champions
<p>Stories of young people using every trick in their little arsenal to win praise and love, only to find themselves alone in the end.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Best Little Swimmer</strong></p> <p><span>Terry Galloway is ten years old and absolutely in love with the idea of summer camp. The only problem is, her family can’t afford it. But after she fails a hearing test at school, Terry learns that she is deaf -- and also eligible to attend The Lions Camp for Crippled Children, a summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting. </span></p> <p><span>Terry Galloway is a writer, director and performer for stage, radio, and film. For more about Terry’s childhood in Texas, check out her book </span><a href=""><span>Mean Little Deaf Queer</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Adizah Eghan</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The One Year Campaign of Li Na</strong></p> <p><span>In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school.</span></p> <p><span>Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, “</span><a href=""><span>The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao</span></a><span>.” </span></p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Rick Moranis performed by Adam Wade</strong></p> <p><span>A young man can’t shake his dead ringer resemblance to Rick Moranis for years until one night he’s able to use it for an adventure. This was recorded live at the monthly 'Tales of the Cosmos' show at the UC Beast in New York City's Lower East Side. It is the first Saturday of the month at 7pm.</span></p> <p><span>Hear more stories by </span><a href=""><span>Adam Wade</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Producer: Jamie DeWolf</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 11 </span></p>
Mar 22, 2018
Fargo - Snap Classic
<p><span>Documentarian Paul Berczeller examines the case of Takako Konishi, who died in a frozen forest on the North Dakota/Minnesota border looking for the fictional treasure from the Coen Brother’s film Fargo.  </span></p> <p>Be sure to check out Paul’s documentary about Takako’s journey, <a href="">This is A True Story</a>. <br> Also, be sure to check out the feature film by the David and Nathan Zellner inspired by Takako’s story, <a href="">Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter.</a>  <br><br> It is available for download on <a href="">iTunes</a>, Amazon, Google Play and xBox, as well as VOD.<br> <br> Producer: Joe Rosenberg</p>
Mar 16, 2018
The Trouble With Shannon Cason
<p>KC Wilbourn was a rising star in education, turning around some of Detroit’s most troubled public schools. But in order to do that, she cut some legal corners that put her in prison. Do the ends justify the means?</p> <p>Check out the new podcast "<a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=Web-Share">The Trouble with Shannon Cason</a>" and connect on Twitter <a href="">@TheTroublePod</a></p> <p>Season 9 Episode 10</p>
Mar 09, 2018
Counted: An Oakland Story
<h3><strong><a href="">Counted: An Oakland Story</a> is a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of <a href="">Snap Judgment</a> producers learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. </strong></h3> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for more interviews, photos, and illustrations.</p> <p><strong>CREDITS:</strong></p> <p>"Counted: An Oakland Story" was produced by Adizah Eghan, Anna Sussman, Shaina Shealy, Jonathan Jones, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Jazmin Aguilera, Eliza Smith, and Pendarvis Harshaw.</p> <ul> <li>Co-hosts of "Counted: An Oakland Story" are Adizah Eghan and Daryle Allums</li> <li>Senior Producer Anna Sussman</li> <li>Original Concept by Jonathan Jones</li> <li>Original Score by Pat-Mesiti-Miller, Leon Morimoto, and Renzo Gorrio</li> <li>Photography by Cinque Mubarak</li> <li>Artwork by Abner Hauge, Teo Ducot, and Shaina Shealy</li> <li>Additional production by Teo Ducot and Liz Mak</li> <li>Special thanks to <a href=""><em>Fantastic Negrito</em></a> who contributed music from the album “The Last Days of Oakland”</li> <li>Website by Teo Ducot, Jeremy Rue, and Shaina Shealy  </li> <li>Executive Producers: Mark Ristich and Glynn Washington</li> </ul> <p>Season 9 Episode 9</p>
Mar 01, 2018
Big Girls Don't Cry - Snap Classic
<p>When the going gets tough, the tough make stuff happen...</p> <p><strong>Been There Better Than That</strong></p> <p><span>Glynn witnesses a lady show what real class looks like.<br> Producer: Mark Ristich<br></span></p> <p class="title"><strong>12 Pageant Queens, 1000 Snakes </strong></p> <p><span>One Beauty Pageant. 12 contestants. 1000 rattlesnakes.<br> Producer:<strong> </strong>Anna Sussman</span></p> <p><strong>A Hard Knock Life</strong></p> <p>Sharon Skolnick was nine years old and an orphan in the Murrow Indian Orphanage, when she was confronted with the opportunity every girl at the orphanage dreamed of. Find out more about artist Sharon Skolnick at <a href="">here</a>.<br> Producer: Anna Sussman<br> Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p><strong>Xiao Xiao</strong></p> <p>When Cindy adopted a four year old girl from China, there was a lot the two didn’t understand about each other.<br> Find out about Cindy’s story (and her books) at <a href=""></a>.<br> Producer: Anna Sussman<br> Sound Design:  Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p> </p>
Feb 26, 2018
<p><span>Airlifted out of Baghdad into Israel, Avraham was about to get a new life in a new land…</span></p> <p><span>Avraham’s story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries called </span><a href=""><span>Neviim: Operation Amram </span></a><span>by Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham’s at </span><a href=""><span>Amram’s website </span></a><span>. The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair and can be contacted at amram.dna at  <br></span></p> <p><span>Producer: Shaina Shealy</span></p> <p><span>Vocal Translator: Noam Eshel </span></p> <p><span>Written Translation: Tal Janner-Klausner and Shira Rubin</span></p> <p><span>Original Score:  Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 8</span></p>
Feb 22, 2018
Quake City Hero
<p><span>In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives. </span></p> <p><span>This story is produced by Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee's most notorious fight, or Oakland's oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the show </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span>.  <br></span></p> <p>Producer: Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza Smith<br>Original Score: Davey Kim</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 7</span></p>
Feb 15, 2018
The Spelling Bee - Snap Classic
<p><span>When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in eighth grade, he went to the regional level spelling bee with his best friend...and took R-E-V-E-N-G-E.<br><br> Producer: Davey Kim</span></p>
Feb 13, 2018
Monk Of Mokha
<p><span>The story of how Mokhtar Akhanshali braved a civil war to bring Yemeni coffee to the world.   <br></span></p> <p><span>Dave Egger’s biography of Mokhtar, </span><a href=";qid=1516838944&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=the+monk+of+mokha"><em><span>The Monk of Mokha</span></em></a><span>, is available wherever books are sold. And be sure to check out the book’s Instagram at <a href="">@themonkofmokha</a>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Joe Rosenberg</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 6</span></p>
Feb 08, 2018
Ear Hustle Special - Left Behind
<p>Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist.</p> <p>The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny, and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.</p> <p>Find out more about Ear Hustle and subscribe to the podcast on their website <a href=""></a></p> <p>Season 9 Episode 5</p>
Jan 31, 2018
Senior Year Mixtape
<p>Snap spends a year with three Mission High School seniors Brantin, Damaris, and Alex as they try to make sense of adulthood in a rapidly changing San Francisco.</p> <p><span><span>A very special thank you to our heroes: Brantin, Damaris and Alex. Thank you also to Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz, everyone in the Wellness Center and our guide for the year Chandra Shivakumar.<br></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="">Donate here to support Alex's Education Fund</a></span></span></p> <p>Producers: Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich.</p> <p>Original Score:<span> Pat Mesiti Miller  and Renzo Gorrio<br></span></p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 4</span></p>
Jan 25, 2018
Soundtrack Of Silence
<p><span>When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way. </span></p> <p>A version of this story aired on KQED's Q'ed up Podcast.</p> <p>Producer: April Dembosky</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and April Dembosky</p> <p><span>Season 9 Episode 3</span></p>
Jan 22, 2018
Linda, Loretta, and Me
<p><strong>Linda, Loretta, and Me</strong></p> <p>What happens when boy meets girl and… fungus? This is a story about love and spores, from one of our favorite podcasts, Love Me. You can find more episodes of Love Me at <a href=""></a> or whenever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to check out producer Jonathan Zenti’s podcast, <a href="">Meat</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Jonathan Zenti</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 2</p>
Jan 18, 2018
How Estee Got Her Zumba Back
<p>What if you were born to twerk it, but you didn't know how to work it? Estee Rose grew up in a tight-knit Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn. Find out how she reclaims her faith after she loses it in a tumultuous series of events. To channel Estee’s tunes, check out producer Shaina Shealy’s Spotify playlist, “<a href="">Zumba Estee</a>”. Additional thanks to the Jerusalem International YMCA, the Dorot Foundation, and Natalie Ben Ami.</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Producer: Shaina Shealy</p> <p>Season 9 Episode 1</p>
Jan 13, 2018
Tonya For Hire - Snap Classic
<p>What if one day you found out you look like one of the most famous people in the country -- who everybody hates?</p> <p><a href=""><span>Lynn Harris</span></a><span> is an author, commentator, award-winning journalist and mostly-retired comedian. She has a new business, teaching </span><a href=""><span>comedy to teenage girls</span></a><span>. You can find her performing on stage as Tonya Harding </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak</p>
Jan 10, 2018
<p>There are big stories with weight, little stories with heart, and then the stories that are just STOOPID.</p> <p><strong>Date With The Devil</strong></p> <p><span>When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be. </span></p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto </p> <p><strong>My Big Pee Break</strong></p> <p><span>Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation. </span></p> <p><span>Diona Reasonover is an actress who lives in LA, you can check out her writing on “I Love You America” with Sarah Silverman on Hulu. </span></p> <p>Producer: Adizah Eghan</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 33</p>
Jan 05, 2018
Snap Special - Zim Heavy: Rock and Revolution in Zimbabwe
<p><span>Before there was Zimbabwe, there was the “Heavy” scene. In the 1970’s, Rock music rang out from the black townships in Rhodesia. One band, Wells Fargo, became the voice of the people. Founding members Ebba Chitambo and Never Mpofu tell their story of music and revolution in the face of an oppressive government.<br><br>Wells Fargo’s new release Watch Out! is available now through <a href="">Vinyl Me Please</a>.<br>Learn more about the work Matthew Shechmeister and Eothen “Egon” Alapatt are doing to document the Heavy scene at <a href="">Now-Again Records</a>.  <br><br>Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller<br>Correspondent: Albert Nyathi<br>Featuring Music by Wells Fargo<br><br>Courtesy of Now-Again Records<br></span></p>
Dec 28, 2017
Snap Holiday Special 2017
<p>The Snap Judgment Holiday Special features two good Santas in "Miracle on 22nd Street," a misguided angel in "Preaching to the Choir," and Snap story makers as they look back on their favorite stories of 2017.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 32</p>
Dec 22, 2017
Down With The Ship: The Sinking Of The Oceanos - Snap Classic
<p><span>Let Moss Hills take you on sea cruise …<br><br> To learn more about the sinking of the Oceanos, be sure to check out: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=""></a><br><br> And you like that, you definitely won’t want to miss the video of the ship’s final moments:<br><br> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=""></a><br><br> Producer: Joe Rosenberg<br> Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
Dec 15, 2017
Finding Rebecca
<p>In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl.</p> <p>This <a href="">story</a> was produced in collaboration with <a href="">The New York Times</a>.</p> <p><span>Check out Amy Roost's website: <a href=""></a></span></p> <p>Producers: Amy Roost and Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 31</p>
Dec 07, 2017
<p><span>James Vlahos wanted to keep his dad around for as long as possible, so he saved the best part about him in the best way he knew how.</span></p> <p><span>Vlahos is also working on a book, </span><em><span>Talk To Me</span></em><span>, about the quest to create conversation-making A.I.s. Check out his article about dadbot in </span><span><a href="">Wired Magazine.</a></span></p> <p><span>Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos</span> </p> <p>Producer: Jazmin Aguilera<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 30</p>
Dec 01, 2017
Jay J. Armes: Private Eye - Snap Classic
<p><span>Jay J. Armes was a real life superhero ... until real life intruded.  <br><br> Also be sure to check out Gary Cartwright’s original 1976 article on Jay J. Armes for <a href="">Texas Monthly.</a><br><br> Producer: Vanessa Rancano<br> Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</span></p>
Nov 28, 2017
Snap LIVE! The Passion
<p>We're dropping the story-pocalypse...performed LIVE! at San Francisco's Nourse Theater.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Glynn Washington - Director's Cut</strong></p> <p><span>Glynn’s a bean counter by day but at night it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!”<br><br> Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick &amp; David Brandt.) Performed at Snap Judgment Live! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater.<br><br> Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Josh Healey - JDate</strong></p> <p>Snap Judgment's Josh Healey brings the funny when he decides to help his Mother out of a jam.</p> <p><span><span><span><br> See Josh Healey's amazing performance, "<a href="">How To Help Your Mom Set Up Her Online Profile On </a><a href="">JDate</a>."<br><br> Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick &amp; David Brandt.)<br><br> Performed at Snap Judgment LIVE in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller.<br></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Jamie DeWolf - Xiana Fairchild</strong></p> <p>A story dedicated to the little girl in the hallway.  <a href="">See Jamie DeWolf's astonishing performance here.</a><br><br> Performed at Snap Judgment Live! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater.  Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick &amp; David Brandt.)<br><br> Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Don Reed - Butter</strong></p> <p>The ridiculous story of a reluctant player and his secret sauce.<br> <br> Performed at Snap Judgment Live! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick &amp; David Brandt.)<br><br> Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller<strong><span><br></span></strong></p> <p>Season 5 Episode 21</p>
Nov 24, 2017
The Gratitude Special 2017
<p><strong>The Outbreak</strong><br><br>What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you. <br><br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio <br>Producer: Jake Halpern with assistance from Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith <br><br><strong>Grits and Sausages</strong><br><br>When Ray Christian was a young boy, he longed to hear the voice of God. </p> <p><a href="">Check out his podcast here. </a><br><br>Producer: Davey Kim <br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio <br><br><strong>The Blue Bear</strong><br><br>For  Lynn Schooler grew up in Alaska hearing rumor after rumor about the elusive blue bear. He never gave it much thought until a friend convinced him that they should go out searching for one. What Lynn ended up finding was, of course, something much different.<br><br>For more on Lynn Schooler’s work <a href="">check out this website.</a><br><br>Producer: Nancy Lopez<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Davey Kim</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 29</p>
Nov 16, 2017
<p><strong>From Russia With Love</strong></p> <p>Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet.  </p> <p>Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s <a href="">website</a>, <a href=""></a></p> <p>You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 28</p>
Nov 10, 2017
<p>Tameer is part of an ethnic minority in northern Israel called Druze. When he is struck on the head as a young boy he inherits an entire new lifetime of memories.</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio<strong><br></strong>Producer: Shaina Shealy</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 27</p> <p> </p>
Nov 02, 2017
Spooked Presents - The Vanishing
<p>You get a feeling, a tingle in your spine, you turn to look...and yet there's nothing there.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Cowboy Ghost</strong></p> <p>Valerie is lost in a snowstorm in rural Montana. She thinks she might not be able to get out, when she sees two headlights coming to her through the storm. Help is on the way<strong> </strong>- she hopes. Valerie’s story comes to us from the book <a href="">Trucker Ghost Stories</a>, edited by Annie Wilder.</p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Voice In The Woods</strong></p> <p>When the voice says "Stop" you stay perfectly still. And when the voice says "Run!" you had better run.</p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith</p> <p> </p> <p>Season 8 Episode 26</p>
Oct 27, 2017
Spooked Presents - Sanctify
<p><strong>Great Aunt Rose</strong></p> <p>When Christina McKenna’s cruel aunt comes back from the grave to make amends--she’s not sure if she can forgive. Read more about Christina’s childhood in Ireland in her book, <a target="_blank" href="">My Mother Wore A Yellow Dress</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1508884172893_1393"><strong>Devil’s Water</strong></p> <p><span>Attempting to dig the family well in rural Michigan, Glynn's family comes up dry</span><span> – </span><span>until Daddy cuts a deal with the Devil.</span></p> <p><span>Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller</span></p> <p>Season 8 Episode 25</p>
Oct 24, 2017
Confessions Of A Baby Snatcher
<p><span>Katie Leavitt tells her story "Confessions of a Baby Snatcher." C</span><span>omedians Ayanna Dookie and Seaton Smith perform "Get The Hook Up!".</span></p> <p>Season 8 Episode 24</p>
Oct 20, 2017
The Incident At Poison Spider Mesa
<p>The story of two men who come face to face one night in the canyon lands of southern Utah.</p> <p>Brody Young is a Utah State Park Ranger and motivational speaker, helping other people figure out how to survive the unsurvivable.  To find out more about his story, be sure to check out his website,<a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Producer:  Joe Rosenberg</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 23</p>
Oct 13, 2017
Lost In Time
<p><strong>Time Warp Saloon</strong></p> <p>The neon sign blinks at the roadhouse bar. The jukebox plays an old tune as the bartender shouts, "Last Call." Just one more. Why not? What could it hurt?</p> <p>This story came to <a target="_blank" href="">Spooked</a> from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at <a target="_blank" href=""></a>.</p> <p><strong>Love Letters</strong></p> <p>Mark Spencer lived in the haunted house with the ghost of Ladell - and we are eternally grateful that he stuck around long enough to bring us his story. <span>Mark Spencer and his family have lived in the Allen House since 2007. Visit him online at <a href=""></a></span></p> <p><span>Season 8 Episode 22</span></p>
Oct 10, 2017
Man Of Steel
<p>When an immovable object meets an unstoppable force, what is left standing?</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sharp Dressed Man</strong></p> <p><span>Glynn discovers discovers the man behind the man he wants to be.</span><br><span>Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Price Of Silence</strong></p> <p>How did Ben Holmes disappear and then reappear with a bang?<br>Producer: Davey Kim<br>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Old Time Strong Man</strong></p> <p>What happens when a five-foot-seven, 42-year-old from Queens decides to become a superhero?<br>This story comes from the documentary<a href=""> Bending Steel.</a><br>Also check out<a href=""> Chris Wonder Schoek </a>and <a href="">Unconventional Athletes</a>.<br>Producer: Anna Sussman<strong><br></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Season 7 Episode 14</p>
Oct 06, 2017
The Bear, The Goose and The Whale (Part 2)
<p><strong>Benjamin and The Bear</strong></p> <p>Back when he was kid, Benjamin was a scrawny outcast with a penchant for tinkering. He liked to  go on adventures in the abandoned mining town where he grew up, seeking discarded electronics to repair. One day he goes on an adventure that he will never forget.</p> <p>Today <a href="">Benjamin </a>Young Savage is a graphic artist and  illustrator based in Baltimore. We found him on <a href="">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith</p> <p><span>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</span></p> <p><strong>Goose Justice</strong></p> <p>Snap storyteller Abdul Kenyatta was taught to be wary of the police. Then one day he found a way to turn the tables.</p> <p>Producer:Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 21</p>
Sep 29, 2017
The Bear, The Goose and The Whale (Part 1)
<div class="gmail_default"> <p><strong>Luna The Whale</strong></p> <p><span>In 2004, a lost baby orca named Luna swam towards the west coast of Vancouver Island and tried to befriend humans. But nobody</span><span> knew how to respond to this wild once-in-a-lifetime encounter. T</span><span>hen the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved.</span></p> <p><span>To learn more about Luna's story, be sure to check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm's documentary </span><span>-- <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1506200640421000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHOIOM3yFRGy4oofphnQVHiNBJTzQ">Saving Luna</a></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Producer and Sound Designer: </span><span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1506200640421000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG6o5RoKrMn7auHnlRbaX-x4z0oPQ">Davey Kim</a></span></p> </div> <div class="yj6qo ajU"> <div id=":4fs" class="ajR" role="button" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content" aria-label="Show trimmed content" tabindex="0"><img class="ajT" src="" alt="">Season 8 Episode 20</div> </div>
Sep 22, 2017
The Performer
<p>The hardest character to play is the character without a script.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Magic Lamp</strong></p> <p>Glynn's good luck charm goes missing.</p> <p>Producer: Mark Ristich</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Cassandro El Exotico</strong></p> <p>Cassandro is an up-and-coming luchador, a professional Mexican wrestler. He wants to get to the big arenas. He's got the talent, no doubt. But because he's also one of the only openly gay fighters, he's got an uphill battle to get the crowd and the press on his side. </p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith<br>Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Gina Gold - The Lusty Lady</strong></p> <p>Pimps beware! Gina Gold is on superhero duty.</p> <p>Performed live at Snap LIVE! in Oakland's Paramount Theater<br>Music composed by Alex Mandel and performed by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Neal Brennan - Three Mics</strong></p> <p>Neal Brennan writer, director, comedian and co-creator of Chappelle's Show is in the studio telling a story from his one-man show Three Mics.</p> <p>Performed by: Neal Brennan<br>Producer: Lina Misitzis and Mark Ristich</p> <p> </p> <p>Season 7 Episode 10</p>
Sep 15, 2017
Spooked Sneak Peek
<p>Supernatural Storytelling. Experience Snap's new haunted podcast, "Spooked!"</p> <p> Featuring "Houdini’s Promise" and "The Night Mother."</p> <p> </p>
Sep 12, 2017
Trailer - Get The Spooked Podcast!
<p><span>Get Spooked at <a href=""></a>. From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now!</span></p> <p> </p>
Sep 11, 2017
Campfire Tales IV - Primal
<p>Have you ever happily wandered the woods? Not a care in the world. Then right after sunset felt a hot, oily breath breathing down your shoulder? Snap Judgment proudly presents "Campfire Tales IV - Primal."</p> <p>*Get the NEW Spooked Podcast now at </p> <p><strong>Border Bogeyman<br></strong>Rocky Elmore used to work down by the border during long pitch-black nights in the desert. It was so dark you never knew who or what was out there.</p> <p><strong>Tooki Man<br></strong>Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander off the beaten path.  There, a broken man tells them he knows the way to magic . . .</p> <p><strong>The Trail of Polaroids<br></strong>After arriving home from work, Douglas Leach saw a Polaroid lying on his front step. He picked it up. He shouldn't have...</p> <p><strong>Past Life Detective <br></strong>Detective Bob Snow could never have imagined that the toughest case of his entire career, would be an investigation into his own  Check out Bob Snow’s books here. </p> <p>Season 8 Episode 19 </p>
Sep 07, 2017
The Promise
<p>Promises. Some of them are worthless, and some of them have infinite value, and some you will never know how much they are worth... until you have to cash them in.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 7</p>
Sep 01, 2017
On The Mat
<p>Amazing people wrestling with tough opponents and big decisions. Featuring Anthony Robles, the grappler that could take you down with one leg, and the Von Erich wrestling family whose glitz and fame was riddled with pain and sacrifice.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 18</p>
Aug 25, 2017
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
<p>When your back is against the wall and you're all out of options, you don't want to break the law...but it wants to break you. Featuring the story of an imprisoned Iranian fiancee and a personal story from the Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 1</p>
Aug 18, 2017
<p>Amazing stories from people pushing the limits of their own mortality. Featuring the story of a skeptical journalist turned mountain climber.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 17</p>
Aug 11, 2017
The Mercenary
<p>Fantastic stories from people paid to do our dirty work.</p> <p>Season 5 Episode 6 </p>
Aug 04, 2017
The Cadillac Hotel - Snap Special
<p>At the Cadillac Hotel, an SRO in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, a resident has gone missing. Her long time lover and best friend won’t rest until she is found.</p> <p> </p>
Jul 28, 2017
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
<p>Remarkable stories from real people battling a digital future.</p> <p>Season 5 Episode 1</p>
Jul 21, 2017
Bad Medicine
<p>You take the pills, you exercise regularly, and yet, still something or perhaps someone is wrong...</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 16</p>
Jul 14, 2017
Can't Hold Me Down
<p>The world has a natural order that we all abide...except when we don't.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 8</p>
Jul 07, 2017
True Believer
<p>When all hope is lost, the only people left are the true believers.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 15</p>
Jun 30, 2017
<p><span>You give the big speech, lead the big charge, but can you take them down? </span></p> <p><span>Season 6 Episode 8</span></p>
Jun 23, 2017
Blink Once For Yes
<p>One family, one story, three acts. The amazing Fecile family invites us behind closed doors to witness the hardest choice they ever had to make. A special stunning collaboration with Love and Radio... “Blink Once For Yes."</p> <p>This story comes to us from Nick van DerKolk's podcast <a href="">Love and Radio</a>.</p> <p>Produced by <a href="">John Fecile</a>, <a href="">Steven Jackson</a> and  <a href="">Lizzie Schiffman Tufan</a>o</p> <p>Additional recording by Patrick Tufano   </p> <p>Original Music by Pat Mesiti-Miller and Curtis Heath</p> <div><span>Recorded Music permission given by Daniel Lanois  and Rocco DeLucca</span></div> <p>To hear the original full length version of this story go to <a href=""></a> </p> <p>Learn more about <a href="">The Brain Injury Association of America</a> and the work the Fecile family has done with them.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 14 </p>
Jun 16, 2017
The Patient
<p>When you're at your very worst, alone, naked in a thin robe, and on a white table that you realize what you're really made of.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 5</p>
Jun 09, 2017
By The Book
<p class="p1"><span>What if you do everything just right to the letter but you discover the exact way they asked you to do it wrong?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>Season 8 Episode 13</span></p>
Jun 02, 2017
Palestinian Sperm Smuggling - Snap Special
<p>When Yehiya gets thrown in jail for arming the Palestinian resistance, he and his wife, Sameera, have to find a way to keep their family growing.</p> <p>This story comes to us from Shaina Shealy, an American radio producer working out of Jerusalem. You can find her on Twitter<a href=""> @shainashealy</a>.</p> <p>Eliza Smith provided editorial assistance for this piece.</p> <p>Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Producer: Shaina Shealy</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
May 31, 2017
<p>When you’re struggling and living in the margins, the powers that be want to keep you…exactly where you are.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 12</p>
May 26, 2017
The Fall Guy
<p>Who are you going to turn to when the dust settles and someone's gotta take the blame?</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 32</p>
May 19, 2017
Hey DJ!
<p>You will never know your true power until you know your radio voice. Featuring the amazing story of Radio Mosul.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 11 </p>
May 12, 2017
Chain of Command
<p><span>Amazing stories about those on the bottom talking to those in the middle who report to those on top.</span></p> <p><span>Season 4 Episode 18 </span></p>
May 05, 2017
Better Half
<p>We all have our better sides, but what if your better side of someone else?</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 31</p>
Apr 26, 2017
<p>You get up every morning and go through the motions, but do you ever stop to wonder what you're leaving behind?</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 10</p>
Apr 21, 2017
High Stakes - Snap Special
<p><span>Our 4/20 Snap Special...when life goes up in smoke, inhale deep.</span></p>
Apr 17, 2017
The Klan
<p>The word instills fear in many, fascination in some, and allegiance in others, and on the next Snap Judgment we're going face to face.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 9</p>
Apr 13, 2017
Don Reed "I Miss Toni" - Snap Special
<p>It's an exclusive Snap Special -- Don Reed's "I Miss Toni." The Snap Performer Of The Year reveals a family story of love, betrayal, and pride. Includes a post-story interview with Glynn Washington. </p>
Apr 10, 2017
Boxed In
<p>When you feel the walls coming closer and closer, where do you go? Where do you hide?</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 8</p>
Apr 06, 2017
Bad Magic - Snap Special
<p>It's intriguing, tempting, and dangerous, but somehow you can't resist...</p> <p>Support Snap Judgment storytelling at</p>
Apr 04, 2017
Aces Wild - Snap Special
<p>We throw down a four of a kind in front of a full house...LIVE!</p>
Mar 31, 2017
My Mother's Daughter - Snap Special
<p>You can argue, laugh, and cry but you can never change who you came from. Support Snap Judgment storytelling at <a href=""></a></p>
Mar 28, 2017
Born Identity
<p>There is the person you were born to be, and then there is the person you're creating. But what happens when both sides battle it out?</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 7</p>
Mar 24, 2017
Heart's Desire - Snap Special
<p>You know the feeling, the longing, the think you can ignore it, but you can never escape it.</p> <p>Support Snap Judgment storytelling at <a href=""></a>.</p>
Mar 20, 2017
Personal Jesus
<p>Reach out and touch faith. Amazing stories of people searching for their own salvation.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 6</p>
Mar 17, 2017
Full Circle
<p>It's almost like deja vu. Almost. Except, you remember every single step of the journey. Amazing stories about ending up exactly where you got started.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 2</p>
Mar 10, 2017
<p>More money, more problems, more stories than you know what to do with. Throw your hands in the air if you're a true player.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 5</p>
Mar 03, 2017
One In A Million
<p>There is lots of stuff that is never supposed to happen, but once in a while, something slips through the cracks.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 4</p>
Feb 24, 2017
Dirty Work
<p>You know how bad it looks, and it's not gonna get any easier, but you roll up your sleeves and get down to it. </p> <p>Season 6 Episode 30</p>
Feb 17, 2017
Run For It
<p>You can walk, amble, stride, but if you really want better run.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 3</p>
Feb 10, 2017
Brass Ring
<p>Sometimes you gotta go around the carousel a few times to get the prize.</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 24 </p>
Feb 03, 2017
Snap Presents "The Specialist"
<p>What's it like to be pulling the levers, twisting the plot, and making the tough cuts inside the Snap story factory?   Snap presents "The Specialist," a podcast about work we don't think about and the people who do it. </p> <p>Hosted by Casey Miner, a project of KALW public radio in San Francisco.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p>
Jan 31, 2017
<p>You can run and hide from just about everyone, except yourself.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 2</p>
Jan 27, 2017
Man On A Mission
<p><span>Lead, follow or get out of the way. It's amazing stories that will not be denied.</span></p> <p><span>Season 6 Episode 23</span></p>
Jan 20, 2017
<p>Before you can begin to understand the story, you gotta hear the backstory.</p> <p>Season 8 Episode 1</p>
Jan 13, 2017
Sex, Lies and Audiotape
<p>We think we're slick...that nobody knows the difference between the private us and public us. On the next Snap, it's all exposed...</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 19</p>
Jan 05, 2017
Snap Presents "The Truth" by Jonathan Mitchell
<p>Snap presents a special audio fiction episode featuring Jonathan Mitchell's "The Truth."</p> <p><strong>Can You Help Me Find My Mom?</strong></p> <p>A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her?</p> <p>Written by Diana McCorry<br>Produced by Jonathan Mitchell</p> <p>More @</p> <p><br><strong>Visibile</strong></p> <p>A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App.</p> <p>Written by Louis Kornfeld<br>with help from Diana McCorry<br>Produced by Jonathan Mitchell</p> <p>More @</p> <p class="proud-member">The Truth is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge shows. Learn more at <a href=""></a>.</p> <div class="featured"></div>
Jan 03, 2017
Snap Presents Shannon Cason's "Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real"
<p>In this one-hour special, "Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real," award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason takes us on a journey that finds hope in struggle.</p> <p>From navigating Detroit’s overwhelmed criminal justice system, to searching for work and finding closed doors, to being a father after failing in marriage, to finding anchors in a sea of uncertainty, Shannon's stories are heartfelt, heartbreaking and hilarious all at once.</p>
Dec 30, 2016
Snap 2016 Look Back Special
<p>Go, go, go. Push, push, push. That's all well and good, but every once in a while it's time to kick back and look at what you already did.  The Snap Judgment 2016 Look Back Special.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 32</p>
Dec 22, 2016
<p>Luck is nice, good fortune fantastic, but sometimes you have to show what you are made of.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 31</p>
Dec 16, 2016
Cross To Bear
<p>You don't want it, you didn't create it, but it's all yours.</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 28</p>
Dec 09, 2016
Snap Mix - Bells Atlas Special Mixtape
<p>Bells Atlas, the sultry, soulful, funky Oakland band performing with Snap Live! has put together a mixtape that we know you are gonna dig.  It's an early gift for you, from Snap. </p>
Dec 06, 2016
<p>It's always that person you can't stand who pushes you to be better.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 30</p>
Dec 02, 2016
Rose Colored Glasses
<p>Some people go through life with a smile on their they know something we don't?</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 25</p>
Nov 25, 2016
Gratitude 2015 - Snap Special
<p>It's an extra helping of stuffing..."Gratitude 2015" encore presentation. Even now, Snap still has a whole lot to be thankful for.  So pass the gravy, and thanks for listening. </p> <p> </p>
Nov 22, 2016
Gratitude 2016
<p>Even after the rain, there are still rainbows.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 25</p>
Nov 18, 2016
Inside Scoop
<p>The secret handshake, the password, the hidden deals, they can all be elusive...but on the next Snap Judgment we let you in the inner circle.</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 29</p>
Nov 11, 2016
The Proxy
<p>What if you could be you without all of the responsibility, the guilt, and the self-loathing? Too good to be true? ...Maybe not.</p> <p>Season 6 Episode 26</p>
Nov 04, 2016
Pitch Black - Spooked VII
<p>There is the dark of night...and then there is darkness so deep you can barely hear yourself scream. The hair-raising finale of Snap's terrifying "Spooked Week" of haunting, true-life stories. Be afraid . . .</p> <p>"Pitch Black" Spooked VII</p> <p>Season 7 Episode 28</p>
Oct 28, 2016
Sight Unseen - Snap Spooked Special
<p>When the lights go can you be sure you're alone? <span> Part of Snap's terrifying "Spooked Week" of haunting, true-life stories. Be afraid . . .</span></p> <p>"Sight Unseen"<span> a <span>Snap Spooked Special</span></span></p>
Oct 25, 2016
Hounds Of Hell - Snap Spooked Special
<p>What happens when man's best friend...turns into your worst enemy? Part of Snap's terrifying "Spooked Week" of haunting, true-life stories. Be afraid . . .</p> <p>"Hounds of Hell" a <span>Snap Spooked Special.</span></p>
Oct 24, 2016