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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.
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.
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
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.
Sometimes the only word you hear is "No." But what if you always said "Yes"? Snap Judgment proudly presents "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".
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.
What if you could be you without all of the responsibility, the guilt, and the self-loathing? Too good to be true? ...Maybe not.
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.
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
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.”
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
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
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
"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.
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.
Spooked Season II is now available at SpookedPodcast.org or wherever you get your podcasts.
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.
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
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller
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.
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.”
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.
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