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Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios

Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and many others. © WNYC Studios

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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.  Be sure to check out Paul’s documentary about Takako’s journey, This is A True Story. Also, be sure to check out the feature film by the David and Nathan Zellner inspired by Takako’s story, Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter.  It is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and xBox, as well as VOD. Producer: Joe Rosenberg

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When the going gets tough, the tough make stuff happen. Featuring stories about rattlesnakes pageant queens, Apache orphans, and the legendary Xiao Xiao.

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The story of a young man sent out alone on a dark and deadly mission to save the world.

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STORIES THE BEST LITTLE SWIMMER 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.  THE DOG THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak).  QUAKE CITY HERO 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.

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Snap #932 - The Cut

Nov 16th40:36

"Bad Hair Cut" - 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.

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The Fire Tapes Special

Nov 13th13:16

What do you do when you are trying to give birth... in the middle of a wildfire? Nicole Veum is interviewed live by producer April Demobosky for "The Fire Tapes" The Fire Tapes is a collaboration between KQED's "The Bay" and Snap Judgment for the Coal + Ice Festival in San Francisco. Producers: Sukey Lewis, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel.

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Counted: An Oakland Story is the story of the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers, learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos and illustrations.

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Glynn Washington - Friday Night Lockdown Glynn's father has a strict rule for Friday nights...the Second Coming.Performed live by Glynn Washington at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Jen Kober - Girl Scout Cookies 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.Performed Live by Jen Kober at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Josh Healey - Barbara and Esther When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first thought...is of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - Captive Audience When Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter was mistakenly arrested at the airport, he learned that his fame could only get him so far.Performed Live by Tariq Trotter at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt

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The Visage: 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. Producer: Anna SussmanOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

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The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right. Producer: Jazmin AguileraOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

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The Birds: 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. The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right. The Visage: 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.

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Get 13 all-new episodes of Spooked Season 2 at Spookedpodcast.org. THE IRON GATE 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.

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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.

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Snap #928 - Two Brains

Oct 5th19:54

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.

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Snap #927 - Love Lessons

Sep 28th48:46

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. Mansoor is currently writing a memoir about his time at Guantanamo. You can read his writing here. This story was produced and edited by Sarah Geis, Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the CBC podcast, Love Me. It was mixed by Cristal Duhaime. Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Sarah Geis

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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 "Faces of Death" became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences.

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Sometimes the only word you hear is "No." But what if you always said "Yes"? Snap Judgment proudly presents "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". Stories Forbidden Fruit An aspiring priest decides to experience all that the world has to offer. The Faith Healer Imagine putting your hands on someone, and curing whatever ails them. Charles Monroe Kane knows the feeling. The Insane Million Maker Master Counterfeiter What’s the easiest way to make money? Make Money. And lots of it.

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Snap #626 - The Proxy

Sep 7th50:58

What if you could be you without all of the responsibility, the guilt, and the self-loathing? Too good to be true? ...Maybe not. Stories Marwencol - 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. Friday Night Lights  - Your dad loves football. You hate football. How do you quit? Play football. Just Another Fish Story - 20 Years ago, a whale washed up on a beach in Lubec, Maine, but its death was just the beginning of its story.

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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 here. Producer: Erika Lantz Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

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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 boogie-woogie pianist Daryl Davis, author of “Klan-Destine Relationships.”

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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?  For more info, check out Daniel Barbarisi’s story in the Wall Street Journal. Producer: Davey Kim Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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When Ellen Spencer was released from the hospital after a mysterious stroke-like episode, her voice would never be the same again. Producer: Julia DeWitt Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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As a  medical school student, Joel Salinas was obsessed with the human brain. He couldn’t wait to start his rotation in the psychiatric ward. But as soon as he got to work, his own senses began to turn on him. Joel Salinas is a neurologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology. He is the author of Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain Producer: Adizah Eghan

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Snap #924 - All Eyes On Me

Aug 17th50:17

Stories: "Mirror Touch" - Neurologist Joel Salinas on mirror-touch synaesthesia. "What Accent?" - Ellen Spencer with Foreign Accent Syndrome. "The Bat Boy and the Pine Tar Game" - Merrit Riley and his hero George Brett.

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After a salesman at Oakland’s Lake Merritt disappears, journalist Tammerlin Drummond investigates what happened to him. Video used in story provided by user ritchhazel on YouTube.

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Spooked Season II is now available at SpookedPodcast.org or wherever you get your podcasts.

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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 at SpookedPodcast.org to get a new Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.

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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. For more check out Dylan Evan’s book: The Utopia Experiment Producer:Nancy Lopez Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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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. This story would not have been possible without their generous support of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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In 2009, Jane Gillooly 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.” You can purchase Jane’s feature-length documentary film, Suitcase of Love and Shame, on iTunes and learn more about it at Cinemaguild.

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The story of The Mirage, the famous undercover Chicago Tribune 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 zaysmith.com.

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Tim Snyder thought he knew horses. He’d been around horses his entire life. Then he was introduced to a disabled horse that completely changed his life. Find out more in the book The Ghost Horse. Producer: Anna Sussman Sound Design by Renzo Gorrio

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It’s the middle of the night. You’re not even 15, and you’re home alone with your little brother. You’re waiting for your mom to come home. What would happen if she didn’t make it? Janet Larkin actually had several more encounters with the supernatural. Check out her book Surrounded By Ghosts.

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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. Producer: Nancy Lopez Original Score: Leon Morimoto

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An all new season of Spooked, the podcast, is dropping early August. In this episode, we’re featuring some of our favorite stories from Spooked, season one.

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Snap #919 - Fight Club

Jun 28th21:29

The first rule about fight club is you do not talk about fight club.  Ray Christian breaks that rule. You can hear more of Ray on his podcast What's Ray Saying. Producer:  Mark Ristich Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

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Glynn interviews 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.

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Snap Judgment joins the podcast Ear Hustle for a look at parenting from inside San Quentin State Prison. 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.

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Parenting is tough, especially from inside prison. 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 teenaged son a haircut. Learn More and Subscribe to all that is Ear Hustle at www.EarHustleSQ.com

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Snap Classic - 06 Female

Jun 14th20:05

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 Outside Magazine and Nate Rott's special report for NPR. Producer: Joe Rosenberg

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What do you do when someone tells you something you know to be false, and yet...you can just tell they're telling the truth? On the next all-NEW Snap..."Beyond Belief." STORIES Chaotic Good Malaclypse was part of a dangerous anarchist group. They stole, they killed, they escaped, until one day when Malaclypse could run no further... Modern Love 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

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Malaclypse was part of a dangerous anarchist group. They stole, they killed, they escaped, until one day when Malaclypse could run no further... Dan has been playing and organizing LARPs for 20 years. He posts bad LARP advice on twitter at LarpTips. Producer: Jazmin AguileraOriginal Score: Renzo Gorrio

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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. This story comes to us from Modern Love: The Podcast. It’s a collaboration between The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, where they take pieces from the Modern Love column, and ask actors to perform them.  This story is read by Linda Cardellini. Check out WBUR for more on the interview with author Stephanie Saldana, and the interview with Linda Cardellini, the actor who performed this story. Producer: Caitlin O’Keefe Sound Design: John Perotti

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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 Mary Kim. Voice Actors: Yongnam and Mikyung Kim Producer and Sound Design: Davey Kim

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You’ve heard the saying, right? You can’t see the forest for the trees. Well, imagine if your whole life all you could do, all you knew how to do, was see the trees, the details, the minutiae of the world. What would you miss out on. Let’s take a walk in Tom Conces’ shoes and find out. Producer: Nancy López Original score: Renzo Gorrio

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Neuroanatomist Dr. James Fallon studies the most dangerous kind of person: the psychopath. His job is to get up close and personal with the mind of the psychopath so that we can better understand what makes them tick. He treats their brains with the cold calculation of a scientist at work. But in the process things get mighty personal. James Fallon, PhD is a neuroanatomist and geneticist at UC-Irvine. For more about his work and his own life, check out his book here: The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain: James Fallon. Producer: Julia DeWitt Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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The sum of the parts cannot equal the hole in your heart. Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Snap Classic - Tin Man

May 31st50:42

What if you don't have a heart? STORIES If I Only Had A Heart The sum of the parts cannot equal the hole in your heart. The Scientist And The Psychopath Neuroanatomist Dr. James Fallon studies the most dangerous kind of person: the psychopath. His job is to get up close and personal with the mind of the psychopath so that we can better understand what makes them tick. He treats their brains with the cold calculation of a scientist at work. But in the process things get mighty personal. About Face You’ve heard the saying, right? You can’t see the forest for the trees. Well, imagine if your whole life all you could do, all you knew how to do, was see the trees, the details, the minutiae of the world. What would you miss out on. Let’s take a walk in Tom Conces’ shoes and find out. Chin-Kyll and Bo-Ok: Across the DMZ What happens when you are reunited with your North Korean sister for the first time in over five decades?

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An American soldier in Vietnam comes face to face with a surreal, lone North Vietnamese soldier in the jungle one hot afternoon. Decades later, he returns to Vietnam to help put the Vietnamese soldier’s soul to rest. Check out Wayne Karlin’s book “Wandering Souls.” And Homer Steedly’s website here. http://www.swampfox.info/   Producer: Anna Sussman and Eliza Smith Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #917 - Shrapnel

May 24th50:50

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.

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Brian is a marine, a war veteran that served in Iraq, but after he was wounded in battle, he was about to face his toughest fight of all.  His world felt like it was collapsing until his therapist showed him something that could save his life… a Warrior Box. The Warrior Box Project is a mission that is grounded by a bond of trust and a common goal shared by its co-founders, Dr. Shauna Springer and Brian Vargas. They believe that the same bonds of love that drive Veterans to risk their lives for the people and values they hold sacred can help them stay in the good fight. The Warrior Box Project gives Veterans a tangible way to reconnect with what they vowed to protect: the tribe of those they love and trust and the values they hold most sacred. In creating a Warrior Box, Veterans accept their worth in this world, control the warrior within themselves, and execute an effective action plan that is driven by their deepest values.  The Warrior Box is one part of a larger strategic plan that works within the cultural values and language common to many who have served in the military. To learn more, please visit us online: www.warriorcode.org      Producer:  Jake Halpern and Nancy Lopez

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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. Producer: Joe Rosenberg

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Snap #916 - Lucky

May 11th50:32

STORIES "The Choice" from the Lucky Podcast Nada Rothbart thought she’d have plenty of time to get her family out of Sarajevo. Suddenly, it was too late. This story originally aired on Lucky podcast, listen to part two of Nada’s story "The Choice" here. "Live At The Morgue" from The Nocturnists Podcast What do you do when the morgue has a total meltdown. Galen Laserson tells her story live at The Nocturnists.  Its host and creator is Emily Silverman, MD, its executive producer is Ali Block, MD, and its podcast producer is Marina Poole.

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On the next Snap Classic, we bring you one of our most beloved stories of all time. 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.   Producer: Julia DeWitt

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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. Producer: Luisa Beck with Production Assistance By Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #914 - The Badlands

Apr 19th50:09

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. Check out more from the Free Burma Rangers at http://www.freeburmarangers.org/ Also check out the book City of Death due for release October 23rd, 2018.

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Snap #913 - Running Man

Apr 12th27:01

When a rising high school track star in Eritrea, East Africa, is arrested under the military dictatorship, he realizes he might have a way out....run.

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On Atlas Peak there is one way in and one way out.  When wildfire threatened their homes, the only escape route...was up. Check out KQED's fire investigation. Producer: Sukey Lewis

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What do you do when you receive a letter from your husband’s killer? For more information, check out Kathleen’s website and facebook page. Producer and Sound Design:Davey Kim

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Ex-Cop Robert Davis had two choices: Show up to court and serve a sentence that meant certain death... or find a way out. Find out about Robert Davis’s work here. Producer: Anna Sussman Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #612 - Unforgiven

Mar 29th50:30

On the next Snap..."Unforgiven." 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. Stories Hijacker's Letter Cop Out The Silent Twins

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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. 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 Mean Little Deaf Queer. Producer: Adizah Eghan Original Score: Leon Morimoto

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In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school. Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, “The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao.” Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

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On the next all-NEW Snap..."Breakfast Of Champions." Stories of young people using every trick in their little arsenal to win praise and love, only to find themselves alone in the end.   The Best Little Swimmer 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. 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 Mean Little Deaf Queer. Producer: Adizah Eghan Original Score: Leon Morimoto   The One Year Campaign of Li Na In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school. Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, “The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao.” Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto   Rick Moranis performed by Adam Wade 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. Hear more stories by Adam Wade. Producer: Jamie DeWolf

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Snap proudly presents "The Trouble With Shannon Cason." 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? Check out the new podcast "The Trouble with Shannon Cason" and connect on Twitter @TheTroublePod

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Counted: An Oakland Story is a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos, and illustrations.

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Snap #908 - Lifted

Feb 22nd23:45

Avraham’s story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries called Neviim: Operation Amram by Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham’s at Amram’s website . The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair. Producer: Shaina Shealy

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In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven left his home and dove into the wreckage to save lives. This story comes from Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. Producers: Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza Smith Original Score: Davey Kim

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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.

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The story of how Mokhtar Akhanshali braved a civil war to bring Yemeni coffee to the world.   To buy Port of Mokha coffee visit portofmokha.com, and to learn more about how they're using coffee as a vehicle to improve conditions in Yemen, visit Mokhafoundation.org. Dave Egger’s biography of Mokhtar, The Monk of Mokha, is available wherever books are sold. And be sure to check out the book’s instagram at @themonkofmokha. Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

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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. 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. Find out more about Ear Hustle and Subscribe to the podcast on their website, www.EarHustleSQ.com

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Senior Year Mixtape 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. Producers: Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich. Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller and Renzo Gorrio Special Thanks: Chandra Shivakumar from Mission High

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Soundtrack of Silence What sounds would you want memorize if you were told you were going to be completely deaf before you turned 28? Producer: April Dembosky Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and April Dembosky

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Linda, Loretta, and Me 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 cbc.ca/loveme or whenever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to check out producer Jonathan Zenti’s podcast, Meat. Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Jonathan Zenti

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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, “Zumba Estee”.

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What if one day you found out you look like one of the most famous people in the country -- who everybody hates? Lynn Harris is an author, commentator, award-winning journalist and mostly-retired comedian. She has a new business, teaching comedy to teenage girls. You can find her performing on stage as Tonya Harding here. Producer: Liz Mak

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When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be. Greg Stone is a comedian living in New York. You can also hear him on his podcast, The Rad Dude Cast.  Check out Greg’s website at www.gregfstone.com. Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #833 - Stoopid

Jan 5th23:10

There are big stories with weight, little stories with heart, and then the stories that are just STOOPID. Date With The Devil When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be. Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto   My Big Pee Break Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation. 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. Producer: Adizah Eghan Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

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Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation. 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. Producer: Adizah Eghan

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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.Wells Fargo’s new release Watch Out! is available now through Vinyl Me Please.Learn more about the work Matthew Shechmeister and Eothen “Egon” Alapatt are doing to document the Heavy scene at Now-Again Records.    Producer: Pat Mesiti-MillerCorrespondent: Albert NyathiFeaturing Music by Wells FargoCourtesy of Now-Again Records

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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.

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Preaching To The Choir

Dec 22nd, 201713:06

Long before Snap’s own Jazmin Aguilera was a producer, she sang with Music Makers, an impressively well-produced child’s Christian choir. But there was just one problem: The director Janet. Producer: Jazmin Aguilera

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Feast Mode

Dec 22nd, 20176:00

It ain’t good ‘til yer hungry.”  Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington brings us face to face with the world’s most satisfying buffet.Story by Glynn Washington, Produced by Stephanie Foo

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Look Back With Snap Story Makers

Dec 22nd, 20170:00

Snap story makers look back on their favorite stories of 2017. Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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You can feel when Christmas starts sweeping New York. The tree goes up in Rockefeller plaza, snow piles on lampposts.  For Dylan and Jim, the mailbox at their apartment on 22nd Street starts to fill up with letters to Santa. Thanks so much to the New York Times and Sarah Klein for making this gorgeous mini documentary about Dylan and Jim. It’s a must-watch. If you’re in New York, help Dylan and Jim out by visiting their Facebook page, but they ask that you also participate in Operation Santa. Operation Santa fulfills letters to Santa from children across the nation. You can get your own letter to fulfill at your local post office. Producer: Stephanie Foo

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Let Moss Hills take you on sea cruise … To learn more about the sinking of the Oceanos, be sure to check out: www.oceanossinking.com/ And you like that, you definitely won’t want to miss the video of the ship’s final moments: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfIZ6rcySuY Producer: Joe Rosenberg Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #831 - Finding Rebecca

Dec 7th, 201736:22

In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl. This story was produced in collaboration with The New York Times.  Producers: Amy Roost and Anna Sussman

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Snap #830 - Dadbot

Dec 1st, 201716:20

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. Vlahos is also working on a book, Talk To Me, about the quest to create conversation-making A.I.s. Check out his article about dadbot in Wired Magazine. Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos   Producer: Jazmin AguileraOriginal Score: Renzo Gorrio

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Jay J. Armes was a real life superhero ... until real life intruded.   Also be sure to check out Gary Cartwright’s original 1976 article on Jay J. Armes for Texas Monthly. Producer: Vanessa Rancano Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Glynn’s a bean counter by day but at night it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!” Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick & David Brandt.) Performed at Snap Judgment Live! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Snap #521 - Snap LIVE! The Passion

Nov 24th, 201751:00

We're dropping the story-pocalypse. Snap proudly presents "The Passion" performed LIVE! at San Francisco's Nourse Theater. STORIES Glynn Washington - Director's Cut Glynn’s a bean counter by day but at night it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!” Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick & David Brandt.) Performed at Snap Judgment Live! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller Josh Healey - JDate Snap Judgment's Josh Healey brings the funny when he decides to help his Mother out of a jam. See Josh Healey's amazing performance, "How To Help Your Mom Set Up Her Online Profile On JDate." Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick & David Brandt.) Performed at Snap Judgment LIVE in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Jamie DeWolf - Xiana Fairchild A story dedicated to the little girl in the hallway.  See Jamie DeWolf's astonishing performance here. 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 & David Brandt.) Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller Don Reed - Butter The ridiculous story of a reluctant player and his secret sauce. 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 & David Brandt.) Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller

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The ridiculous story of a reluctant player and his secret sauce. 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 & David Brandt.) Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Snap Judgment's Josh Healey brings the funny when he decides to help his Mother out of a jam. Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick & David Brandt.) Performed at Snap Judgment LIVE in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller.

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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 they go out searching for one. What Lynn ended up finding was, of course, something much different.For more on Lynn Schooler’s work check out this website and his Facebook page.Producer: Nancy LopezSound Design: Renzo Gorrio and Davey Kim

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What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you? Dr. Phillip Ireland was a physician at JFK Hospital in Liberia during the virulent outbreak of Ebola in 2014 when families were torn apart by the runaway virus. Producer: Jake Halpern Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Special thanks to Yale NGN. Additonal assistance: Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith For more on the work of producer Jake Halpern go to www.jakehalpern.com/

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When Ray Christian was a young boy, he longed to hear the voice of God.Check out his podcast here.Producer: Davey KimSound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Stories: "The Outbreak" - What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you. "Grits and Sausages" - When Ray Christian was a young boy, he longed to hear the voice of God. "The Blue Bear" - For Lynn Schooler grew up in Alaska hearing rumor after rumor about the elusive blue bear.

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Snap #828 - Kismet

Nov 10th, 201738:51

From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet.   Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s website, http://www.cadenza.ca/index.php/en/talking-to-the-moon-en/ You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, anticruise.online. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #827 - Duality

Nov 2nd, 201725:00

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. Original Score: Renzo GorrioProducer: Shaina Shealy

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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 - she hopes. Valerie’s story comes to us from the book Trucker Ghost Stories, edited by Annie Wilder. Producer: Eliza Smith

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When the voice says "Stop" you stay perfectly still. And when the voice says "Run!" you had better run. Producer: Eliza Smith

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"Cowboy Ghost" - 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 - she hopes. Valerie’s story comes to us from the book Trucker Ghost Stories, edited by Annie Wilder. Producer: Eliza Smith "Voice In The Woods" - When the voice says "Stop" you stay perfectly still. And when the voice says "Run!" you had better run. Producer: Eliza Smith

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"Great Aunt Rose" – 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, My Mother Wore A Yellow Dress. "Devil’s Water" – Attempting to dig the family well in rural Michigan, Glynn's family comes up dry – until Daddy cuts a deal with the Devil.

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Sometimes, you know your big shot when you see it. Ayanna Dookie and Seaton Smith are both comedians living in New York. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Confessions of a Baby Snatcher The ‘work’ of social work is a lot more complicated than Katie Leavitt first thought. Luckily, a little voice helps to guide her. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto Get The Hook Up! Sometimes, you know your big shot when you see it. Ayanna Dookie and Seaton Smith are both comedians living in New York. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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The ‘work’ of social work is a lot more complicated than Katie Leavitt first thought. Luckily, a little voice helps to guide her. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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On the next all-NEW Snap..."Incident at Poison Spider Mesa." The story of two men who come face to face one night in the canyon lands of southern Utah. 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, rangerbrodyyoung.com. Producer:  Joe Rosenberg Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #822 - Lost In Time

Oct 10th, 201735:49

"Time Warp Saloon" - 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? This story came to Spooked from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at JimHarold.com. "Love Letters" - 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. Mark Spencer and his family have lived in the Allen House since 2007. Visit the him online at AllenHouseTours.com

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Glynn discovers discovers the man behind the man he wants to be.Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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What happens when a five-foot-seven, 42-year-old from Queens decides to become a superhero?This story comes from the documentary Bending Steel.Also check out Chris Wonder Schoek and Unconventional Athletes.Producer: Anna Sussman

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How did Ben Holmes disappear and then reappear with a bang?Producer:Davey KimSound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #714 - Man Of Steel

Oct 6th, 201751:01

On the next Snap..."Man of Steel." When an immovable object meets an unstoppable force, what is left standing? Sharp Dressed Man Glynn discovers discovers the man behind the man he wants to be.Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller The Price Of Silence How did Ben Holmes disappear and then reappear with a bang?Producer:Davey KimSound Design: Renzo Gorrio Old Time Strong Man What happens when a five-foot-seven, 42-year-old from Queens decides to become a superhero?This story comes from the documentary Bending Steel.Also check out Chris Wonder Schoek and Unconventional Athletes.Producer: Anna Sussman

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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. Today Benjamin Young Savage is a graphic artist and  illustrator based in Baltimore. We found him on Twitter. Producer: Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith Original Score: Leon Morimoto

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Snap storyteller Abdul Kenyatta was taught to be wary of the police. Then one day he found a way to turn the tables. Producer:Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto

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Goose Justice Snap storyteller Abdul Kenyatta was taught to be wary of the police. Then one day he found a way to turn the tables. Benjamin and The Bear 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.

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Luna The Whale In 2004, a lost baby orca named Luna swam towards Vancouver Island and tried to befriend humans. Then the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved. To learn more about Luna's story, check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm's documentary. Producer: Davey Kim

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Snap #710 - The Performer

Sep 15th, 201755:00

On the next Snap Judgment, "The Performer." The hardest character to play is the character without a script.   Magic Lamp Glynn's good luck charm goes missing. Producer: Mark Ristich   Cassandro El Exotico 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.  Producer:Eliza SmithSound Design: Leon Morimoto   Gina Gold - The Lusty Lady Pimps beware! Gina Gold is on superhero duty. Performed live at Snap LIVE! in Oakland's Paramount TheaterMusic composed by Alex Mandel and performed by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick   Neal Brennan - Three Mics 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. Performed by Neal BrennanProducer: Lina Misitzis and Mark Ristich

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Spooked Sneak Peek

Sep 12th, 201722:00

Supernatural Storytelling. Experience Snap's new haunted podcast, "Spooked!"  Featuring "Houdini’s Promise" and "The Night Mother."

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Get Spooked at SpookedPodcast.org. 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!

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Campfire Tales IV: Primal

Sep 7th, 201751:30

*Get the NEW Spooked Podcast now at SpookedPodcast.org.  STORIES Border Bogeyman 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. Rocky’s previous story with Snap Judgment was The Phantom Border Patrol Agent. For more stories of natural and supernatural happenings on the border, be sure to check out Rocky’s book, Out On Foot: Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of A U.S. Border Patrol Agent and his website, RockyElmore.com Tooki Man Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander off the beaten path.  There, a broken man tells them he knows the way to magic . . . The Trail of Polaroids After arriving home from work, Douglas Leach saw a Polaroid lying on his front step. He picked it up. He shouldn't have . . . Past Life Detective Detective Bob Snow could never have imagined that the toughest case of his entire career, would be an investigation into his own past....life.  Check out Bob Snow’s books here.

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Pia's Letter of Acceptance from NYU should have been the best news she heard all day...but her mother's reaction changed everything. You can follow her here: Twitter: @PiaGlennInsta: @Pia_Glenn Performed Live by Pia Glenn at Snap LIVE! in NYC  Composed by Alex Mandel and performed by Alex Mandel, Tim Frick, and David Brandt

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This radio play is about one of those days that you have that changes you forever. It comes from our friends at The Truth Podcast, and it was commissioned by The Sarah Awards from Sarah Lawrence College. It was written by  Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. The part of ANN was played by Ann Carr, ADAM was played by Louis Kornfeld, and Amy Warren was the sister. Producer: Jonathan Mitchell

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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 out to be the story of a lifetime. For Nathan, it was the beginning of the end.  To learn more about Nathan’s story, make sure to grab a copy of Bryan Denson’s book: The Spy’s Son. You can check out his other work at bryandenson.com. Bryan also wrote a six-part series of Nathan’s story for The Oregonian, which you can check out here.  A big thanks to The Oregonian/OregonLive for allowing Snap Judgment to use tape from Bryan Denson’s interview with Nathan Nicholson.  Producer: Nancy López Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Glynn witnesses a miracle...his daughter's birth. Producer: Mark Ristich

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Snap #707 - The Promise

Sep 1st, 201750:45

On the next Snap, "The Promise." 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.

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Snap #818 - On The Mat

Aug 25th, 201733:46

On the next Snap Judgment,"On The Mat." Amazing people wrestling with tough opponents and big decisions.

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Glynn's dog lands him in big trouble...with the Ann Arbor Police.Producer: Mark Ristich

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Hasan is an 8 year old kid who just wants to pop a wheelie on a bad ass BMX bike.  Is that too much to ask?    Hasan Minhaj is a correspondent on the "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," a comedian, actor, and writer in New York.  See him in his popular theatrical debut "Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,"  a story of tradition, interracial love, bullying, and racism in the "New Brown America."It runs from January 7th-30th at the Cherry Lane Theater in NYC. Get tickets now at homecomingkingshow.comProducer: Lina Misitzis Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, teenager Marina Nemat was sentenced to life in Evin -- the most notorious political prison in Tehran. There she met a prison guard who would alter the course of her life...Find out more about Marina's amazing journey towards freedom in her book, Prisoner of Tehran.Producer: Davey KimSound Design: Leon Morimoto and Davey Kim

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On the next Snap..."High Crimes and Misdemeanors. 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.

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Scott Carney was young and looking for answers. That’s when he met Emily...  Read more about Scott’s adventures with Wim Hof and ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro in his book, “What Doesn't Kill Us.” Check out that book, and others on his website.  Producer:  Adizah Eghan  Original Score and Sound Design: David Last

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Glynn remembers the fond memories of a childhood friend, Rocky. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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Snap #817 - Transcendent

Aug 11th, 201730:15

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Transcendent." Amazing stories from people pushing the limits of their own mortality. Featuring the story of a skeptical journalist turned mountain climber.

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Jonathan discovered he had a secret talent that people would pay for.   If someone wanted breakup with their significant other, but couldn't -- Jonathan would handle the dirty work.

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James just wanted to film the war in Liberia. But bloody conflicts dirty even the cleanest of hands. Find out more about James Brabazon’s story in his book, “My Friend the Mercenary.”Producer: Anna Sussman

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Glynn lands a primo gig selling a gadget that sells itself.Producer: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #506 - The Mercenary

Aug 4th, 201750:42

On the next Snap..."The Mercenary", amazing stories from people paid to do our dirty work.

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Snap Special - The Cadillac Hotel

Jul 28th, 201722:16

On the next all-NEW Snap Special..."The Cadillac Hotel." 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.

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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.Producer: Stephanie Foo

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Lyndon Baty never knew what it was like to talk to other kids. His illness kept him trapped at home in total seclusion.  But one day, Lyndon figures a way out. Producer: Julia DewittSound Design: Julia Dewitt and Renzo Gorrio

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Keeping the internet safe from scum requires heavy duty computing power, old-fashioned moral judgment, and a strong constitution.  One man decides to play Sheriff when the Artificial Intelligence can’t tell good from evil.Producer: Stephanie Foo

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On the next Snap Judgment, we proudly present "Artificial Intelligence."  Amazing stories from real people battling a digital future.

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Glynn’s tells everyone that his Dad works in a secret underground lab developing the first artificial brain.  But these kids demand proof . . .Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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When Greg Stone’s comedy career wasn’t working out, his mom told him to get a job working with her in the ER. Greg Stone is a comedian living in New York. You can find more details about his work at www.gregfstone.com Producer:  Liz Mak Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #816 - Bad Medicine

Jul 14th, 201736:30

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Bad Medicine." You take the pills, you exercise regularly, and yet, still something or perhaps someone is wrong...

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Glynn's mother has one remedy for any illness: sleep and water. When it gets more serious, she brings in the highest authority. Producer: Mark Ristich

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Acid Jump, Snap #816 - Bad Medicine

Jul 14th, 201714:33

When morale was low among the paratroopers in his company, Sergeant Ray Christian takes them on a trip. Check out Ray’s podcast and follow him on Twitter Producer: Adizah Eghan Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Glynn is bad at math, but you'll never guess why...Producer: Mark Ristich

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Hurricane Sandy brought a very special message to a grieving mother. This piece originally aired on the BBC 4 Short Cuts Podcast.Producer: Eleanor McDowall

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Tabinda Kokab wished for a better life, then her world turned upside down.Read more about Tabinda Kokab’s story here.Check out the BBC's Fifth Floor podcast hereProducer and Sound Design: Davey Kim

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Snap #708 - Can't Hold Me Down

Jul 7th, 201750:44

On the next Snap, "Can't Hold Me Down." The world has a natural order that we all abide...except when we don't.

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Back in the 1970s Bob Favor signed up to be a Texas Ranger. He proudly helped local police solve some of their toughest cases. But there was one case that kept getting away from him.For more of Bob Favor’s exploits as a Texas Ranger, make sure to grab a copy of his book: My Rangering Days.For more of Luke Quinton’s work check out his website: brighttypewriter.tumblr.comProducer: Luke QuintonSound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #815 - True Believer

Jun 30th, 201747:31

On the next all-NEW Snap..."True Believer." When all hope is lost, the only people left are the true believers.

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Rosemary had one goal in life:  to get to the Celestial Kingdom. Learn more about the Williams family here. This story comes to us from Tyler Measom, a filmmaker  based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check out his documentaries Sons of Perdition and  An Honest Liar.   Producer: Tyler Measom & Adizah Eghan Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Long before Snap’s own Jazmin Aguilera was a producer, she sang with Music Makers,  an impressively well-produced children’s Christian choir. But there was just one problem: The director Janet. Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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In Iceland, Jón Gnarr takes his pointed political stand up routine to the extreme. For more on this story, pick up Jón’s Memoir and watch this amazing film.Producer: Ana AdlersteinSound design: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #608 - Overthrow

Jun 23rd, 201751:30

On the next Snap..."Overthrow." You give the big speech, lead the big charge, but can you take them down?

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Glynn the activist takes on big tobacco, and turns to ash.Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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Point Guard Alex Owumi has just landed in North Africa to play basketball for his childhood hero.For more information, check out Alex’s book -- Qaddafi's Point GuardProducer: Davey Kim and Anna SussmanSound Design: Davey Kim

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Snap #814 - Blink Once For Yes

Jun 16th, 201751:00

On the next all-NEW Snap Judgment, 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." This story comes to us from Nick van DerKolk's podcast Love and Radio. Produced by John Fecile, Steven Jackson and  Lizzie Schiffman Tufano Additional recording by Patrick Tufano    Original Music by Pat Mesiti-Miller and Curtis Heath Recorded Music permission given by Daniel Lanois  and Rocco DeLucca To hear the original full length version of this story go to Loveandradio.org.  Learn more about The Brain Injury Association of America and the work the Fecile family has done with them.

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James Judd's strange medical history leads him to an unexpected place...Attica Prison. Performed live by James Judd at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Music composed performed by Alex Mandel with the Snap Players Tim Frick and David Brandt.

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When Lorraine met Yves for their first date, it was as if they’d known each other forever...but then came the unexpected. You can check out Lorraine’s other work at AmberSands.net Producer: Davey KimSound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Glynn's doctor has a bedside manner that is a little rough on the heart. Producer: Mark Ristich

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What would you do if you woke up...inside a morgue? This comes to Snap from the This Is Actually Happening podcast. Producer: Whit Missildine

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Snap #705 - The Patient

Jun 9th, 201750:44

On the next Snap, "The Patient". 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.

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Those "How To Hypnotize" books? Some of them actually work. But be careful how (and who) you place under a trance. Host Glynn Washington tells the story.

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Snap #813 - By The Book

Jun 2nd, 201735:54

On the next all-NEW Snap..."By The Book." What if you do everything just right to the letter but you discover the exact way they asked you to do it ...is wrong?

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Glynn loves to cook, but he can’t seem to follow recipes. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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In 2012, Kari Brandenburg became the longest serving district attorney in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque sits. But at the start of her fourth term in office something big started to take hold of the county. Police shootings were at an all time high and everyone was looking to Kari’s office for answers. Story Update: Earlier this year, the new district attorney of Bernalillo County decided not to retry the two officers who shot James Boyd. One of those officers is trying to get his job back with the Albuquerque Police Department. Meanwhile, the number of police shootings have dropped, with only 7 in 2016. For more on what’s gone down in Albuquerque, here’s a link to some of Jeff Proctor’s reporting for the Albuquerque Journal.Producer: Nancy Lopez

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On the next all-NEW Snap Special..."Palestinian Sperm Smuggling." 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. This story comes to us from Shaina Shealy, an American radio producer working out of Jerusalem. You can find her on Twitter @shainashealy. Eliza Smith provided editorial assistance for this piece. Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto Producer: Shaina Shealy

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Year Zero, Snap #812 - Tricknology

May 26th, 201724:01

How do you rebuild your past -- when you’re starting from Zero? Mike Siv recently completed his first feature documentary film, “Daze of Justice,” slated to air on PBS later this year.  Mike is also working on a graphic novel about his experiences as a refugee growing up in America. The footage in this piece came from Spencer Nakasako’s documentary starring Mike Siv, “Refugee”. For more details about Mike and Spencer’s work, visit snapjudgment.org Producer: Liz Mak

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Glynn has given his fair share of earnings back to the church. It’s time to get something in return. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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When the owner of the bar asks comedian Joe Klocek NOT to make fun of his confederate flag…. Performed live at The Power Center in Ann Arbor, MichiganIn partnership with Michigan Radio and The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Original Music by Alex MandelMusic Performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Judgment Players (Tim Frick and David Brandt)Re-recording Mixer: Pat Mesiti Miller Produced by Glynn Washington, Mark Ristich, Jeanette Aguilar and Jamie DeWolf

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Snap #812 - Tricknology

May 26th, 201751:00

On the next all-NEW Snap…”Tricknology.” When you’re struggling and living in the margins, the powers that be want to keep you…exactly where you are.

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How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnight? And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?Producer and Sound Design: Anna Sussman and Renzo Gorrio

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Not even death can keep true friends apart.Susan Kent is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer who curates the storytelling show,Tell It: Brooklyn, Learn all about her on her blog, southerndiscomforts.comProducer: Ana AdlersteinSound Design: Pat Mesiti Miller

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A young boy in Afghanistan was approached by one of the most notorious Talibs in his neighborhood. He never expected the request the Talib made. Find out more about Qais Akbar Omar’s journey during Afghanistans long wars in his book, Fort of Nine Towers.Producer: Anna SussmanSound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Glynn works at an accounting firm headed by two very familiar characters...almost too familiar.Producer: Renzo Gorrio

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When Peter Aguero got picked on as a kid, it wasn’t the other kids he had to worry about.Hear more stories, and find where Peter’s performing next on his website,www.peteraguero.comProducers: Ana Adlerstein and Joe RosenbergSound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #632 - The Fall Guy

May 19th, 201751:11

On the next Snap, "The Fall Guy." Who are you going to turn to when the dust settles and someone's gotta take the blame?

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Icarus, Snap #632 - The Fall Guy

May 19th, 20173:55

How close can you get to the sun?Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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Glynn tries to front as an angsty mixtape master, and it's got him all mixed up.Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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DK and DJ, Snap #811 - Hey DJ!

May 12th, 201711:21

Back when Urkel and Beanie Babies ruled the world, Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was trying to keep his ‘frenemyship’ with his neighbor afloat. For more of Davey’s radio stories, check out his website -- daveykim.com Producer and Sound Design: Davey Kim

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A tiny, pirate radio station broadcasts to the thousands of families trapped in ISIS controlled Mosul. When listeners start calling in, something remarkable happens.   Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Snap #811 - Hey DJ!

May 12th, 201751:04

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Hey DJ!" You will never know your true power until you know your radio voice.  Featuring the amazing story of Radio Mosul.

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Glynn is mired in a time warp of bureaucracy, and his escape route takes him right into conflict with the chain of command.Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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An Iraqi medical doctor was arrested and tortured by Saddam Hussein's regime. Then he got a call from the Americans, saying we’ve got Saddam.Special thanks to Dr. Mowaffak Baqer al-Rubaie for his story.Producer: Anna Sussman and Julia DewittSound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #418 - Chain Of Command

May 5th, 201750:30

On the next Snap... "Chain of Command." Amazing stories about those on the bottom talking to those in the middle who report to those on top.

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A soldier fires the last the shot from his rifle, and hears the consequences years later.Special thanks to soldier turned journalist Matt Cook for his story.Producer: Anna SussmanSound Design: Renzo Gorrio and Pat Mesiti-Miller

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The only thing standing between a boy and his chocolate dream is "Comrade Grannie." Josh Healey performs his story for Snap Live! at Ann Arbor's Power Center. Find out more about Josh Healey at joshhealey.org. Sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Ann Arbor Summer FestivalOriginal Music by Alex MandelMusic Performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Judgment Players (Tim Frick and David Brandt)

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Breakups are hard. What if you found a way to never let your lover go? We adapted this radio play from Anders Howerton's story "Cross Over, Boy, Cross Over," which was a finalist here . You can find Anders on Twitter at @and_ers_ or right here in our hometown of Oakland, CA.Producer: Eliza SmithSound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Some schoolyard stories are true…For more information about Mike The Headless Chicken, including Fruita, Colorado’s annual Mike The Headless Chicken Festival, be sure to check out miketheheadlesschicken.org.Producer: Joe RosenbergSound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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When you get really close to someone, you get to know different sides of them naturally. It was no different when Jim Bunkelman fell in love with his wife, Rhonda. What was different was just how many different sides of Rhonda there were…If you’d like to learn more about what is referred to by some as healthy multiplicity, Jim suggests you consult Astraea’s Web, Healthymultiplicity.com and Multipicity 101 for more information.Producer: Julia DeWittSound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Glynn's wife accidentally meets up with him at a coffee shop along with her colleagues.

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Snap #631 - Better Half

Apr 26th, 201751:00

On the next Snap, "Better Half." We all have our better sides, but what if your better side of yourself...is someone else?

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When a brilliant inventor was robbed of his life’s work, his son did the the only reasonable thing: he became a robber.   Walter is currently producing a film called The Unknowns: Talent is Colorblind.  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.  You can learn more about the film -- and about the Highwaymen -- by visiting its website.   To learn more about the life of Walter Shaw Sr. and his inventions, be sure to check out Walter Jr.’s memoir, License To Steal, and the documentary Genius On Hold.   Producer: Joe Rosenberg Sound Design and Score: Leon Morimoto

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How far will you go to fulfill your grandma’s dying (and very illegal) wish? To learn more about Wen Huang’s family story, be sure to check out his book The Little Red Guard: A Family Memoir. Producer: Davey Kim Sound Designer: Davey Kim

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Snap #810 - Legacy

Apr 21st, 201750:46

On the next all-NEW Snap ..."Legacy." You get up every morning and go through the motions, but do you ever stop to wonder what you're leaving behind?

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When Granny gets a new prescription, Josh makes sure she gets the medicine she “really” needs . . .Recorded live at the Mill Valley Public Library's "Naked Truth" Event.Josh Healey is a nationally recognized writer, community organizer, educator, and comedic powerhouse. Author of the book Hammertime, Healey's work has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and Al-Jazeera. He lives in Oakland, CA where he works to empower the beautifully diverse communities across the Bay Area and these crazy United States.     Find out more at JoshHealey.org. Producers: Renzo Gorrio and Jamie DeWolf

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Dale Bard was a young rock climber in Yosemite in the 1970s. Back then, rock climbing was an obscure passion, endeavored by only the most daring and intrepid young adventurers. But these young adventurers needed a way to eat and buy meager supplies. And they came across the most unbelievable cash cow you’ve ever heard of.Producer: Julia Dewitt and Anna Sussman

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Snap Special - High Stakes

Apr 17th, 201724:50

On the 4/20 Snap Special, "High Stakes." When life goes up in smoke, inhale deep.

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Daryl Davis is a boogie woogie pianist who’s played with Bill Clinton, Bruce Hornsby, and Chuck Berry. But we wanted to talk to him about another group of his friends.Daryl Davis wrote a book about his experiences with the Klan in a book called “Klan-Destine Relationships.”Producer: Nick van der Kolk, with Renzo Gorrio

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No one ever told Glynn why grandpa’s chair was empty at the dinner table. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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Pen Pals, Snap #809 - The Klan

Apr 13th, 20178:23

Storyteller and artist Christy Chan is an American-born Chinese woman.  She was confident in her identity until her family moved to a new town and she began getting letters from a mysterious, (possibly magical) stranger. Christy's working on a short film about her experience--check out the trailer here. Producers: Stephanie Foo and Renzo Gorrio

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A New York Rabbi has his faith tested when he takes a job in Nebraska.Producer: Anna Sussman, Rita Daniels, Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #809 - The Klan

Apr 13th, 201746:43

On the next Snap..."The Klan." 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.

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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.

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Paul Valdez loved making dresses with his grandmother at her bridal shop in Santa Fe, but one particular dress he didn’t want to make… Check out Paul in his upcoming competition in the International Gay Rodeo this August and check him out at JewelBox Cabaret in Santa Fe. Add him on Facebook.   Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Death, Sex, and Money, is one of our favorite podcasts over at WNYC, and we’re featuring special story from their archives. Emma's a single mom and supports her family with the income she makes from sex work. The money's good. But she struggles with the secrecy, and the shame. Please note that this story does have some explicit content, so it’s probably not a great idea for kids to listen. Producer: Anna Sale

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Glynn gets recognized on the street…as someone else. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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Ever wanted to get some place real bad but didn’t have the funds? Ever try to think up crazy ways to get to your destination, without having to pay? You’re gonna want to listen to this story. Brian Robson pulled off an airmail stunt that most of could only dream about.   Keep an eye out for a film about Brian’s story coming next year from Bird Flight films. Also, Brian is looking for someone to write a book about his story. Producer: Anna Sussman Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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Snap #808 - Boxed In

Apr 6th, 201753:51

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Boxed In." When you feel the walls coming closer and closer, where do you go? Where do you hide?

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In Belgrade, Jonathan discovers that you can remove a man from a country, but you can never remove the country from the man.Jonathan Groubert hosts the wonderful storytelling program, "The State We're In", from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. The show plays around the globe these days, but if you can't find it, check them out at TSWI.org. Producers: Anna Sussman, Mark Ristich

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The True Story of a False Prophet.Vikram Gandhi grew weary of fake religious gurus. So he became one. He named his guru-self "Kumare."Producers: Glynn Washington and Nick van der Kolk, with Anna SussmanTo see the film upon which this piece is based, go to KumareMovie.com

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Snap Special - Bad Magic

Apr 4th, 201742:01

On the next Snap Special..."Bad Magic." It's intriguing, tempting, and dangerous, but somehow you can't resist... Support Snap Judgment storytelling at SnapJudgment.org.

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Glynn's grandmother's medicine has certain magical properties.

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What happens when one song changes the course of your life?Producer: Jonathan Groubert with help from Mignon van WeerenSound Design: Pat Mesiti-MillerThis piece comes to Snap via the amazing podcast "The State We're In."  (Listen to the second movement from the Angeli Symphony. )

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Glynn's father has a strict rule for Friday nights...the Second Coming.Performed live by Glynn Washington at the Brooklyn Academy of MusicMusic written by Alex Mandel and performed live by Alex Mandel, Tim Frick, and David Brandt

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Snap Special - Aces Wild

Mar 31st, 201754:02

On the next Snap Special..."Aces Wild".  We throw down a four of a kind in front of a full house...LIVE!

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When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first thought...is of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt

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As a little 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.Performed Live by Jen Kober at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt

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A story dedicated to the little girl in the hallway.  See Jamie DeWolf's astonishing performance here.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 & David Brandt.)Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Pia's Letter of Acceptance from NYU should have been the best news she heard all day -- but her mother's reaction changed everything. See the film of Pia's amazing Snap Judgment LIVE in NYC performance here.Original score composed by Alex Mandel.  Performed by Alex Mandel, Tim Frick, and David Brandt. Reach out to Pia via Twitter @PiaGlenn / Insta: @Pia_Glenn

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Snap Special - My Mother's Daughter

Mar 28th, 201726:16

On the next podcast only Snap Special..."My Mother's Daughter." You can argue, laugh, and cry but you can never change who you came from. Support Snap Judgment storytelling at snapjudgment.org

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Glynn's mother always wanted a daughter. Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Vijai discovers that once you lose your virginity it is almost impossible to get it back. Almost. Performed by Vijay Nathan LIVE! in Ann Arbor  Original score composed by Alex Mandel.  Performed by Alex Mandel, Tim Frick, and David Brandt.

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Glynn makes a deal with his brother to get out of his biblical duties. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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The Three Christs Of Ypsilanti

Mar 24th, 201712:00

In 1959, psychiatrist Milton Rokeach brought together three schizophrenic men who believed they were Jesus Christ, hoping to cure them of their delusions. But over time, his methods became dangerously amoral.Thanks to Richard Bonier and Ronald Hoppe for their help.  Additional thanks to Peter Shyppert as the voice of Milton Rokeach.You can buy The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Rokeach’s book, right here.Producer: Stephanie Foo

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What's in a name?  Special thanks to Brando Skyhorse. Check out Brando's memoir, "Take this Man", and his award winning novel, "The Madonnas of Echo Park." To learn more about Brando's work, go to www.brandoskyhorse.com . A very big thanks to Curt Wells and Bennington College.   Producer: Liz Mak Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

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Snap #807 - Born Identity

Mar 24th, 201735:30

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Born Identity." 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?

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What if an older white male started chasing young Asian females?  Is that right?  Is that racist?Debbie Lum sets out to make a documentary exposing the loathsome "Yellow Fever" phenomenon. She began filming Steven, a 60-year old white man, and Sandy, a 30-year old woman from China. But when Steven and Sandy need a translator, Debbie uncomfortably finds herself on the other side of the camera.To see the story unfold with your own eyes, check out Debbie's documentary, Seeking Asian Female. It's truly fascinating, and it premiered on PBS' Independent Lens on May 6, 2013.She also has a fantastic web project discussing sex and race at Theyreallsobeautiful.com. Check it out. For more locations and dates, go to SeekingAsianFemale.com.Producer: Stephanie Foo

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See Josh Healey's amazing performance, "How To Help Your Mom Set Up Her Online Profile On JDate."Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick & David Brandt.)Performed at Snap Judgment LIVE in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller.

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Snap Special - Heart's Desire

Mar 20th, 201728:38

On the next Snap Special..."Heart's Desire." You know the feeling, the longing, the passion...you think you can ignore it, but you can never escape it. Support Snap Judgment storytelling at snapjudgment.org.

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Glynn finds a cheap place to spend the summer . . . at a halfway house.Original Music by Alex Mandel performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick.)   Presented by KPCC.

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Snap Judgment Favorite Joyce Lee remembers a student from her teaching days that reminds her that sometimes, the easy way out is not the best way.Performed at Snap Judgment Live! at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco

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In Brooklyn before it was hip, back in the days when Williamsburg was still rough and the mob ran Red Hook, this is where Lou Diaz learned how to hustle as a young boy. It was on these same streets that this hustle would be particularly handy in a totally different way than he ever expected.Producer: Julia Dewitt

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W.C. Jameson has searched for a recovered buried treasure across the world. But on a search in Arizona, he found something he never expected. Find out more about W.C. Jameson’s work and adventures at http://www.wcjameson.com/Producer: Anna Sussman

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Snap #624 - Brass Ring

Feb 3rd, 201750:28

On the next Snap..."Brass Ring." Sometimes you gotta go around the carousel a few times to get the prize.

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A SPECIALETTE from "The Specialist"— Glynn Washington, host and creator of WNYC's Snap Judgment, on a job that was doomed from the start.

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"The Specialist" is pulling back the curtain to reveal the "story sherpa" behind the podcast and radio show Snap Judgment. http://www.specialistpodcast.com/

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Snap Presents "The Specialist"

Jan 31st, 201728:54

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.  Hosted by Casey Miner, a project of KALW public radio in San Francisco. www.specialistpodcast.com

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The Outbreak, Snap #802 - Mirrors

Jan 27th, 201716:14

What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you? Dr. Phillip Ireland was a physician at JFK Hospital in Liberia during the virulent outbreak of Ebola in 2014 when families were torn apart by the runaway virus. Producer: Jake Halpern Original Score: Renzo GorrioSpecial thanks to Yale NGN.Additonal assistance: Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith For more on the work of producer Jake Halpern go to http://www.jakehalpern.com .

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Glynn has a fantastic job in Japan, problem is...it doesn't go anywhere.

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Snap favorite Shannon Cason shares a few excerpts of his life of struggle and perseverance. Produced and performed by Shannon Cason.

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Visible, Snap #802 - Mirrors

Jan 27th, 201728:04

A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App. Written by Louis Kornfeldwith help from Diana McCorryProduced by Jonathan Mitchell

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Snap #802 - Mirrors

Jan 27th, 201721:50

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Mirrors." You can run and hide from just about everyone, except yourself.

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When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in 9th grade, he was the lead guitarist of a screamo emo band...but he almost wasn’t.Producer and Sound Design: Davey Kim

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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. For more, check out Dylan Evan’s book: The Utopia ExperimentProducer: Nancy LopezSound design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Glynn wants to make one small leap for Glynn, one giant leap for mankind.Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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Snap #623 - Man On A Mission

Jan 20th, 201750:50

On the next Snap Judgment... "Man on a Mission." Lead, follow or get out of the way. It's amazing stories that will not be denied.

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A young Iraqi man fought against the government that terrorized his family for his whole life. His tactics were controversial, but they were very effective. Check out Hamody Jasim’s book The Terrrorist Whisperer.Producer: Anna SussmanSound Design: Leon Morimoto

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What if you staged a dramatic rescue?  Sometimes  a dog is more than a dog.   Producer : Whit Missildine Adapted from the podcast "This is Actually Happening" Sound Design: Leon Morimoto Production Assistance: Nancy Lopez

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Back Rent, Snap #801 - Backstory

Jan 13th, 20173:27

Glynn meets his girlfriend's mother for the first time, and things don't go as planned. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller

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Double Agent, Snap #801 - Backstory

Jan 13th, 201715:28

During Apartheid-era South Africa, Olivia, a government spy, finds herself on the wrong side of history. You can find Olivia’s book, Agent 407, here. Producer: Eliza Smith Sound Production: Renzo Gorrio

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When Snap producer Ana Adlerstein met Sha Kimono on the A-Train, she invited Sha back to her apartment to tell her story. Be sure to check out Sha’s art and music.  And if you like what you see and hear, tell her Snap sent you!   Producer: Ana Adlerstein and Joe Rosenberg

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Snap #801 - Backstory

Jan 13th, 201750:40

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Backstory." Before you can begin to understand the story, you gotta hear the backstory.

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Glynn wants to introduce some racial diversity into his dating circle. Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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So what happens when the machines start turning on you… but you’re half machine yourself? We’ve got the answers in a radio play adapted from Delaney Nolan’s original fiction story, "With All The Bright Lights On." Voice ActingMan: Josh LebowitzVoicebox: Sam FischmannMom: Ann SwanbergTV Reporter: Avery TrufelmanSnap family players: Jazmin Aguilera, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Davey Kim, Eliza Smith, Matt Ducot and Mark Ristich. Producer: Eliza SmithSound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

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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 on "Sex, Lies and Audiotape."

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Adam Linn went to the Louisiana Center for the Blind in search of life skills, but what he got was so much more… Producer: Anna Sussman

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Snap presents a special audio fiction episode featuring Jonathan Mitchell's "The Truth." Can You Help Me Find My Mom? A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her? Written by Diana McCorryProduced by Jonathan Mitchell more @ thetruthpodcast.com/story/2015/4/8/can-you-help-me-find-my-mom VISIBLE A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App. Written by Louis Kornfeldwith help from Diana McCorryProduced by Jonathan Mitchell more @ thetruthpodcast.com/story/2016/2/12/visible-drive-straight-ahead

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Snap Presents a one-hour special, "Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real." Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason takes us on a journey that finds hope in struggle.

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