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 #820 - The Bear, The Goose, and The Whale (Part 1)
    <p>Luna The Whale</p> <p>In 2004, a lost baby orca named Luna swam towards the west coast of Vancouver island and tried to befriend humans. But nobody knew how to respond to this wild once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Then the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved.</p> <p>To learn more about Luna's story, be sure to check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chrisholm's documentary -- <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1506200640421000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHOIOM3yFRGy4oofphnQVHiNBJTzQ">Saving Luna</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Producer and Sound Designer: <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1506200640421000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG6o5RoKrMn7auHnlRbaX-x4z0oPQ">Davey Kim</a></p>
  • Snap #710 - The Performer
    <p>On the next Snap Judgment, "The Performer." The hardest character to play is the character without a script.</p> <p> </p> <p>Magic Lamp</p> <p>Glynn's good luck charm goes missing.</p> <p>Producer: Mark Ristich</p> <p> </p> <p>Cassandro El Exotico</p> <p>Cassandro is an up-and-coming luchador, a professional Mexican wrestler. He wants to get to the big arenas. He's got the talent, no doubt. But because he's also one of the only openly gay fighters, he's got an uphill battle to get the crowd and the press on his side. </p> <p>Producer:Eliza SmithSound Design: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p>Gina Gold - The Lusty Lady</p> <p>Pimps beware! Gina Gold is on superhero duty.</p> <p>Performed live at Snap LIVE! in Oakland's Paramount TheaterMusic composed by Alex Mandel and performed by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick</p> <p> </p> <p>Neal Brennan - Three Mics</p> <p>Neal Brennan writer, director, comedian and co-creator of Chappelle's Show is in the studio telling a story from his one-man show Three Mics.</p> <p>Performed by Neal BrennanProducer: Lina Misitzis and Mark Ristich</p>
  • Spooked Preview
    <p>Supernatural Storytelling. Experience Snap's new haunted podcast, "Spooked!"</p> <p> </p> <p>Houdini’s Promise</p> <p>Can a pact between two brothers survive death?</p> <p>Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p> </p> <p>The Night Mother</p> <p>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?</p> <p>Janet Larkin actually had several more encounters with the supernatural, check out her book <a href="">Surrounded By Ghosts.</a></p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p>
  • Trailer - Get The Spooked Podcast!
    <p>Get Spooked at <a href=""></a>. From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now!</p> <p> </p>
  • Campfire Tales IV: Primal
    <p>*Get the NEW Spooked Podcast now at </p> <p>STORIES</p> <p>Border Bogeyman</p> <p>Rocky Elmore used to work down by the border during long pitch-black nights in the desert. It was so dark you never knew who or what was out there.</p> <p>Rocky’s previous story with Snap Judgment was <a href="">The Phantom Border Patrol Agent</a>.</p> <p>For more stories of natural and supernatural happenings on the border, be sure to check out Rocky’s book, <a href=""><i>Out On Foot: Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of A U.S. Border Patrol Agent</i></a> and his website, <a href=""></a></p> <p>Tooki Man</p> <p>Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander off the beaten path.  There, a broken man tells them he knows the way to magic . . .</p> <p>The Trail of Polaroids</p> <p>After arriving home from work, Douglas Leach saw a Polaroid lying on his front step. He picked it up. He shouldn't have . . .</p> <p>Past Life Detective</p> <p>Detective Bob Snow could never have imagined that the toughest case of his entire career, would be an investigation into his own  Check out Bob Snow’s books here. </p>
  • Pia Glenn - The Admission, Snap #707 - The Promise
    <p class="p1">Pia's Letter of Acceptance from NYU should have been the best news she heard all day...but her mother's reaction changed everything.</p> <p class="p1">You can follow her here:</p> <p class="p1">Twitter: <a href="">@PiaGlenn</a>Insta: <a href="">@Pia_Glenn</a></p> <p class="p1">Performed Live by Pia Glenn at Snap LIVE! in NYC </p> <p class="p1">Composed by Alex Mandel and performed by Alex Mandel, Tim Frick, and David Brandt</p>
  • Remember The Baby, Snap #707 - The Promise
    <p class="p1">This radio play is about one of those days that you have that changes you forever.</p> <p class="p1">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.</p> <p class="p1">Producer: Jonathan Mitchell</p>
  • The Spy's Son, Snap #707 - The Promise
    <p class="p1">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. </p> <p class="p2">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 <a href=""></a>.</p> <p class="p2">Bryan also wrote a six-part series of Nathan’s story for The Oregonian, which you can <a href="">check out here</a>. </p> <p class="p2">A big thanks to The Oregonian/OregonLive for allowing Snap Judgment to use tape from Bryan Denson’s interview with Nathan Nicholson. </p> <p class="p1">Producer: Nancy López</p> <p class="p1">Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</p>
  • Birthday, Snap #707 - The Promise
    <p class="p1">Glynn witnesses a miracle...his daughter's birth.</p> <p class="p1">Producer: Mark Ristich</p>
  • Snap #707 - The Promise
    <p>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.</p>

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