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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
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Snap #929 - Back To The Wall

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #928 - Two Brains

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #927 - Love Lessons

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:00pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #926 - Beyond Faces of Death

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:00pm

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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Snap #723 - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #626 - The Proxy

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00pm

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.  

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #925 - Belly Of The Beast

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:00pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #809 - The Real Black Klansman

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:00pm

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.”

Categories: Syndicated

The Bat Boy and the Pine Tar Game, Snap 924 - All Eyes On Me

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:38pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

What Accent, Snap 924 - All Eyes On Me

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:18pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

Mirror Touch, Snap 924 - All Eyes On Me

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:49pm

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

 

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #924 - All Eyes On Me

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #923 - Talk Of The Town

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Spooked Season II - Sneak Peek

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:00pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

Spooked Season II Trailer

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap Classic - My Private Utopia

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:00pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

Snap # 922 - Return To Kuku Island

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap Classic - Suitcase Of Love And Shame

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00pm

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.  

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #921 - Night At The Mirage

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

The Gift Horse, Snap 920 - Campfire Tales V

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00pm

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

Categories: Syndicated