Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment is “a storytelling show with a beat…about decisions that change everything” according to host and executive producer, Glynn Washington. It’s not just the stories, it’s the way they’re told – that will keep you coming back. Each vignette is its own, wee performance, and each week, Snap Judgment focuses on a theme then takes listeners on a rollercoaster audio ride through real life stories. These are not your Grandmother’s tales of life!


Saturday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Glynn Washington

Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.

From Snap Judgment

  • Snap #929 - Back To The Wall
    <p><span>Pro rock climbers Jason Smith and Tommy Caldwell know a thing or two about dangerous even life threatening adventures, but when they go on an expedition to the famous Yellow Wall in Kyrgyzstan, their lives were threatened in a whole new way.</span></p>
  • Snap #928 - Two Brains
    <p><span>What if you had two choices. Either risk death, or start over in a completely new life. Now imagine you had to make that decision for your child.</span></p>
  • Snap #927 - Love Lessons
    <p>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.</p> <p>Mansoor is currently writing a memoir about his time at Guantanamo. You can read his writing <a href="">here.</a></p> <p>This story was produced and edited by Sarah Geis, Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the <a href="">CBC podcast, Love Me</a>. It was mixed by Cristal Duhaime. </p> <p>Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Sarah Geis </p>
  • Snap #926 - Beyond Faces of Death
    <p><span>In the mid-70s, Conan was hired to direct and produce a nature documentary. But he wanted to do something more ambitious. The film he made "Faces of Death" became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences.</span></p>
  • Snap #723 - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    <p>Sometimes the only word you hear is "No." But what if you always said "Yes"? Snap Judgment proudly presents "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".</p> <p><b>Stories</b></p> <p><em>Forbidden Fruit</em></p> <p><span> An aspiring priest decides to experience all that the world has to offer.</span></p> <p><em>The Faith Healer</em></p> <p><span>Imagine putting your hands on someone, and curing whatever ails them. Charles Monroe Kane knows the feeling. </span></p> <p><em>The Insane Million Maker Master Counterfeiter</em></p> <p><span> What’s the easiest way to make money? Make Money. And lots of it.</span></p>
  • Snap #626 - The Proxy
    <p>What if you could be you without all of the responsibility, the guilt, and the self-loathing? Too good to be true? ...Maybe not.</p> <p>Stories</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Friday Night Lights  - Your dad loves football. You hate football. How do you quit? Play football.</p> <p>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.  </p>
  • Snap #925 - Belly Of The Beast
    <p>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<a href=""> here</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Erika Lantz</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p>
  • Snap #809 - The Real Black Klansman
    <p>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 “<a href="">Klan-Destine Relationships</a>.”</p>
  • The Bat Boy and the Pine Tar Game, Snap 924 - All Eyes On Me
    <p>Every baseball fan has heard of the superstar hitter George Brett and his infamous Pine Tar Game…but have you heard of the bat boy’s version?  For more info, check out <a href="">Daniel Barbarisi’s</a> story in the <a href="">Wall Street Journal.</a> Producer: Davey Kim Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</p>
  • What Accent, Snap 924 - All Eyes On Me
    <p>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</p>