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- 590 - The Feast
When men living in Muskegon prison watch the breaking news of George Floyd’s murder on TV, they decide to host a one-of-a-kind celebration of life. This story is a tribute to Robert “Silk” Cannon Junior. This episode contains strong language and references to police violence. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Special thanks to William Welch and Dee Dee Kirkwood who helped make the bagel sandwich a reality for the men in Muskegon. Additional shout-outs to Catherine Nouhan, Stephen Carmody, and Delores Ingram. And major thanks to Tana Ganeva, a criminal justice reporter who has written extensively about Michael Thompson’s incarceration and petitions for clemency. You can read more about the George Floyd celebration of life in her article in The Counter. Tana is currently working on a book about Cold War escapees. Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 48Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 42min
- 589 - In Search of a Black Utopia from VICE News Reports
This past year Adizah Eghan noticed an interesting trend on social media: everyone seemed to be living it up in Tulum, Mexico. Some were flocking there to have a good time, while others were seeking something much deeper: they wanted to escape racism and seek refuge with like-minded people. Adizah traveled to Mexico to experience the vibes of Tulum for herself -- and also dig into why Black people are seeking refuge in a small fishing town south of Cancun. This piece comes to us from our amazing friends at VICE News Reports. VICE has so many amazing stories, make sure you subscribe to their podcast asap! This episode contains explicit language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Special thanks to Nubia Younge, Patricia Talley, and all those in Tulum! This episode was produced by Adizah Eghan and edited by Kate Osborn and James T. Green with help from Annie Aviles and Stephanie Kariuki. The original score is by Kyle Murdock. Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 47Thu, 25 Nov 2021 - 49min
- 588 - The 2021 Gratitude Special
We’re reflecting back on stories that give thanks for a monster-fighting grandfather, growing up with same-sex parents, and stuffing your face with Girl Scout Cookies… LIVE. Even in another tough year, we’ve got a lot to be grateful for. Snap Nation, every year we make a Gratitude Special and every year we grow increasingly grateful for YOU. Thank you for listening. Commenting. Laughing. Crying. Thank you… for supporting us. This episode contains explicit language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. STORIES Turn on the Lights - Shane Koyczan The monsters of Shane's night terrors tremble in fear of Shane's grandfather... until his powers fail. WatchShane perform this heartfelt story LIVE. The Last Mile - Noah St. John 15-year-old storyteller Noah St. John describes the trials and tribulations of growing up the son of same-sex parents. Watch Noah perform this breathtaking story LIVE. Mad Love - Joyce Lee Do not get on Joyce Lee’s bad side. Just don't do it. You did it? Oh, no. Back of the Bus - Glynn Washington Glynn has an unfortunate initiation on his first day of school. WatchGlynn perform this incredible story LIVE. Girl Scout Cookies - Jen Kober 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 altogether. Watch Jen perform this hilarious story LIVE. All music in this episode was performed live by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick. Original Music by Alex Mandel. Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 46Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 50min
- 587 - Con Man Daddy
You’re young, fun, and on the run from the law. One kid’s journey across the Deep South leads to a big confrontation with the man who inspired it all… Con Man Daddy. BIG thanks to Jason Waller as well as his brothers, Randy and Kel, for sharing your story with Snap! Produced by Bo Walsh, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 45Fri, 12 Nov 2021 - 28min
- 586 - Double Trouble
A rock climber hits the jackpot in Yosemite and Moss Hills saves the day with his music on a sea cruise. Two stories… double the trouble. STORIES Lake Chronicopia Dale Bard was a young rock climber in Yosemite in the '70s. Back then, rock climbing was an obscure, expensive passion. And he came across the most unbelievable cash cow you've ever heard of. Thank you, Cisco DeVries, Papa Tom DeVries, all the climbers that helped us, and a big huge thanks to the filmmakers Greg Laut and Nicholas Rosen from Sender Films. Check out our link to their amazing documentary on this very story, "Valley Uprising." Produced by Anna Sussman & Julia Dewitt, original score by Leon Morimoto The Sinking of the Cruise Ship Oceanos Moss Hills takes us on a sea cruise and saves the day with his music. Love this story? Learn more about the sinking of the Oceanos or watch a video of the ship’s final moments! Produced by Joe Rosenberg, original score by Renzo Gorrio Snap Classic - Season 12 - Episode 44Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 41min
- 585 - The Torment - Spooked
When a man starts having night terrors his family thinks it’s just nightmares. Only it’s not just bad dreams — there is an actual demon plaguing him. And two family members know their house is haunted but they don’t want to share that secret… even with each other. To celebrate Halloween week, we’re bringing you more Spooked stories! Our evil-twin podcast, Spooked, features supernatural stories told by people that can barely believe it happened themselves. To listen to all #Spooked episodes as they’re released, subscribe to Luminary directly, or to the Luminary Channel on Apple Podcasts. Either way, just go to: luminary.link/spooked STORIES Green Demon When Austin’s dad starts having night terrors, the family thinks it’s just nightmares -- but Austin thinks something else is going on. He soon discovers that there is an actual demon plaguing his father… and Austin must confront it. Thank you, Austin, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Leon Morimoto Libby Jennifer and her daughter Taylor both know their family home is haunted… but they don’t want to share that secret, even with each other. Thank you, Jennifer & Taylor, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Bells Atlas Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 43Thu, 28 Oct 2021 - 49min
- 584 - The Final Reckoning - Spooked
Jen starts an internship at a museum. But this isn’t a typical museum... it’s built inside two old, historic mansions. By this time, the original owners of these two old homes are long gone--or are they? And a night nurse dedicated to his job loves to help people. But when spirits of former patients reach out to him, he’s not sure if he can care for them. ‘Tis the season of the shadow! Snap Judgment proudly presents our evil-twin podcast, Spooked. Spooked features supernatural stories told by people that can barely believe it happened themselves. To listen to all #Spooked episodes as they’re released, subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts. Be afraid. STORIES Fright at the Museum Jen is about to start an internship at a museum. But this isn’t a typical museum… it’s built inside two old, historic mansions. By this time, the original owners of these two old homes are long gone -- or are they? Thank you, Jen, for sharing your story with the Spooked! Produced by Zoe Ferrigno, original score by Leon Morimoto Night Nurse Dennis is a nurse, a helper. But when spirits of former patients reach out to him, he’s not sure if he can care for them. Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Dakim Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 42Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 47min
- 583 - The King's Ransom
Amateur treasure hunters race to uncover $100,000 in gold and silver after a man buries his entire jewelry store around the state of Michigan. Hunters are given clues and left to explore the woods. This episode contains strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. BIG thanks to Johnny & everyone out on the hunt for sharing your story with us! Learn more about Johnny and his treasure quest on his website and Facebook. Produced by Will McCarthy, original score by Derek Barber Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 41Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 49min
- 582 - The Fall Guy - Snap Classic
An Afghan man is asked the unexpected by one of the most notorious Talibs in his neighborhood. A boy is picked on at school but it isn’t the other kids he has to worry about. Glynn flies too close to the sun. And not even death can keep true friends apart. STORIES Extremist Makeover 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 Afghanistan’s long wars in his book, Fort of Nine Towers. Produced by Anna Sussman, sound design by Renzo Gorrio Nellie’s Pond When Peter Aguero got picked on as a kid, it wasn’t the other kids he had to worry about. Produced by Ana Adlerstein & Joe Rosenberg, sound design by Leon Morimoto Icarus How close can Glynn get to the sun? Produced by Pat Mesiti Miller Cece’s Ghost 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. Produced by Ana Adlerstein, sound design by Pat Mesiti Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 12 - Episode 40Thu, 07 Oct 2021 - 50min
- 581 - “August 21, 1971” from Ear Hustle
August 21, 1971, was the deadliest day in San Quentin history, and it’s still a painful topic, both inside the prison and out. At the center of the story was a Black revolutionary named George Jackson. Who was he, and what makes him so controversial, even today? Snap Judgment presents, “August 21, 1971," a special spotlight on Ear Hustle from PRX’sRadiotopia. This episode contains strong language and mentions violence and suicide. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. To learn more about George Jackson and the events of August 21, 1971, check out the resources listed at the bottom of this page. BIG love and thanks to all our friends over at Ear Hustle. Want to hear more stories from Ear Hustle? They just dropped Season 8! And they're keeping busy with other projects too: One of their episodes this season is a participation challenge. For 30 days, Ear Hustle team members on the outside will attempt to eat and work out the same way their team members on the inside do. They are inviting listeners tojoin them in this exploration of constraint. And Nigel and Earlonne’s book, This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life will be out 10/19/21. You can pre-order it here. This episode was scored with music by Antwan Williams, Rhashiyd Zinnamon, and David Jassy. Artwork by Antwan Williams Be sure to visit www.EarHustleSq.com to hear more stories, see pictures from episodes, and follow everything Ear Hustle. Spotlight - Season 12 - Episode 39Thu, 30 Sep 2021 - 55min
- 580 - Backstage II
You know we had to go for Round 2! We’ve brought your favorite Snap storytellers from around the world Backstage again, sharing the real stories that bubble up when the stage lights go down. Dino Archie, Shannon Cason, Dr. Ray Christian, Joyce Lee, and Don Reed join Glynn to spar about problematic side dishes, code-switching, and skin-lightening cream. Big thanks and love to the whole crew! This episode contains some adult language. Produced by Nikka Singh & Regina Bediako, original score & sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 38Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 48min
- 579 - Kismet - Snap Classic
Two women set sail on a tiny boat, embarking on a journey to freedom that takes them across the globe. And a Hungarian composer dreams of changing the world… he did. STORIES 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. This story contains scenes of violence against a same-sex couple, sensitive listeners please be advised. Produced by Liz Mak, original score by Leon Morimoto Gloomy Sunday Hungarian composer Rezso Seress dreamed of changing the world with his music… he did. This story discusses suicide, sensitive listeners please be advised. Produced and scored by Davey Kim Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 8 Episode 28Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 49min
- 578 - Campfire Tales VIII
It’s when the last glow of amber fades from the sky. When you can’t quite tell who approaches you on the dark path. When everyone starts to speak with lowered voices. That when you know… it’s time for Campfire Tales. This week, Spooked stories that will keep you up at night! A policeman experiences a sinister omen with deadly consequences. Crows set out to send a man warnings in Santa Fe. And it’s confirmed… all dogs do go to heaven. STORIES The Head We all know the old wives’ tales: don’t walk under a ladder or you’ll have bad luck; don’t step on the crack or you’ll break your mama’s back. Dan is about to discover another, more sinister omen… with deadly consequences. This story does contain graphic content, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thanks, Dan, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Maryam Qudus A Murder of Crows Mike is pretty sure he’s going crazy. Every time he sees a crow, it seems like it’s trying to tell him something: to watch out, to beware. What are they trying to warn him of? Thank you, Mike, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Alyia Yates, original score by Lauryn Newson All Dogs go to Heaven Sometimes, spirits reach out and ask us for help. And sometimes, they reach out to give us what we need, too. BIG thanks to, Kristin Kent, for sharing her story with Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Moyses Nunez Artwork by Teo Ducot Do you need more stories that pass beyond the veil? Do you need more journeys through the Shadowland? Be afraid, because more Spooked storytelling awaits. Season 6 is out NOW! To hear 26 brand new episodes of #Spooked as they are released, subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts. Season 12 - Episode 36Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 49min
- 577 - “Solomon’s Sword” from This Land
ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. So they sued. Today, the lawsuit doesn’t just impact the future of one child, or even the future of one law. It threatens the entire legal structure defending Native American rights. Today, from Crooked Media, we’re sharing the first episode of This Land Season 2. This episode touches on different kinds of trauma. Please take care of yourself while you listen. To hear the full series, subscribe now to This Land wherever you get your podcasts. Snap Spotlight - Season 12 - Episode 35Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 42min
- 576 - The Hired G.U.N.
Sir Dyno is the Chicano Eazy-E, the king of lowrider car shows, an up-and-coming gangsta rapper straight outta Northern California. But when he gets the money to finance his next CD, he has no idea that the same music that made him a legend will also lead to his downfall. Thank you, David Rocha, for sharing your story with us! Thanks also to Sharon Rocha, Justin Berton & Julia Reynolds. David Rocha left prison in June 2009. He became a pastor and started a church in Modesto called House of Rest. This story featured the music of David Rocha, the original score is by Renzo Gorrio Produced by John Fecile Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 34Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 49min
- 575 - Forever is a Long Time
When Ian Coss decided to get married, every living member of his family who had ever been married had also been divorced. He wonders: are we doomed to recycle the patterns of behavior we get from our ancestors? And a fictional tale of marital mayhem! STORIES Forever is a Long Time When Ian Coss decided to get married, every living member of his family who had ever been married had also gotten divorced: parents, grandparents, and all his aunts and uncles on both sides — some of them twice. Seven years later, he’s still married, but has questions: What is the value of a lifetime commitment? Are we doomed to recycle the patterns of behavior we get from our ancestors? Are we all just better off alone? Forever is a Long Time is a five-episode series that weaves reflection and original music through Ian’s conversations with his wife and divorced family members — a look at love with people who have made mistakes. The full series is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Forever is a Long Time is created by Ian Coss and edited by Lacy Roberts. The music is co-produced by Alex Chakour, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East. The artwork is by Kelsey Tyssowski. Miniature Wife What happens when you shrink your wife… literally? Writer Manuel Gonzales brings us a fictional tale of marital mayhem. Check out more of Manuel’s writing. Thank you, to our VO Actors: Narrator: Thao Nguyen Husband: Sam Fischmann Wife: Eliza Smith Produced by Eliza Smith, sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller Season 12 - Episode 33Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 48min
- 574 - The Ridiculous, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea
A computer learns to speak with emotion and conviction but lacks the ability to distinguish good ideas from absolute madness. And a man has a chance to work on a secret project involving millions of flying mammals that could put an end to World War II. STORIES Theodora Making sense of the world is always a struggle. And that's why, as far back as time has existed, some people have chosen to stand up in front of others and tells stories and share ideas that make sense of the chaos around us. We call them "orators" or "the ones who speak" They turn the chaos into meaning and inspiration. But there's a bad side of orators too—it's the snake oil salesmen....the buzzword charlatans...the intellectual xenomorphs who prey upon those who just want to find some deeper truths. Producer Jeff Emtman is particularly sensitive to this dual nature of public speaking...he's got some of those darker traits himself. So he developed a simple robot named Theodora who could speak to him about the highly porous barrier that separates inspiration and madness. This piece comes to us from the podcast Here Be Monsters (HBM146: Theodora). Music by James Li, of Liance. Album: This Painting Doesn't Dry Theodora's also a Twitterbot. Read her latest meanderings on Twitter at @hypo_inspo. The Other Secret Weapon A young man has the chance to work on a very secret, very powerful weapon that could put an end to World War II. The project involves no toxins, no chemicals, no shrapnel and no bullets. Instead, the project involves lots and lots of flying mammals. Lots. This story details a war situation involving both people and animals, sensitive listeners please be advised. BIG thanks to Jack Couffer, who is now 97, and BIG love to the entire Couffer family. Special thanks to producer Elizabeth Nakano & to Doctor Peter Kuznick from the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. The bat recordings were made for us by artist & composer Geneva Skeen. Learn more about Geneva’s work. Produced by John Fecile, original score by Renzo Gorrio, sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 32Thu, 12 Aug 2021 - 46min
- 573 - Haenyeo - Snap Classic
When Heidi Shin had her first baby, she took an entire year to care for her daughter full-time. For the most part, she loved it. But she also felt like she was losing part of herself to motherhood. So she decides to take a work trip to an island off the coast of South Korea. She comes away with an unexpected discovery about motherhood and herself. Check out more of Heidi’s work. Listen to Heidi’s full story for PRI, Diving with the last generation of Korea’s Mermaids. Produced by Heidi Shin and Shaina Shealy, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 31Thu, 05 Aug 2021 - 34min
- 572 - The Turning from Rococo Punch & iHeartRadio
The podcast The Turning from Rococo Punch and iHeartRadio tells the story of religious sisters who joined Mother Teresa’s order of nuns, but who eventually decided they had to leave. It asks, what is the line between devotion and brainwashing? Can you truly give yourself to God? If you make a lifelong vow, what does it mean to break it? Produced by Erika Lantz, Elin Lantz Lesser, and Emily Forman. Editing by Rob Rosenthal. Digital production by Andrea Asuaje. Fact checking by Andrea López-Cruzado. Theme music by Matt Reed. Executive producers Jessica Alpert, John Perotti, and Katrina Norvell. Find Mary Johnson’s memoir An Unquenchable Thirst here. Listen to The Turning wherever you get podcasts. Find more information and pictures on Instagram @RococoPunch. Season 12 - Episode 30Thu, 29 Jul 2021 - 49min
- 571 - Map to the Disappeared
A woman in Veracruz, Mexico receives a map from a pair of anonymous strangers that leads her on a search to solve a mystery that’s haunted her for years. And a psychiatrist brings together three men who believe they are all Jesus Christ, hoping to cure them of their delusions. STORIES Map to the Disappeared A woman in Veracruz, Mexico receives a map from a pair of anonymous strangers that leads her on a search to solve a mystery that’s haunted her for years. This story includes descriptions of corpses, graves sites, and a brief mention of torture. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you, Griselda Barradas, for sharing your story with us! Special thanks to journalist Felix Marquez for his assistance in producing this story and to actress Norma Yolanda Lopez. Griselda is still a member of the group, El Solecito. They’ve just begun excavating a second mass grave in Veracruz and have so far found close to 50 bodies. Today there are more than 70 groups of parents across Mexico like El Solecito. Searching for the remains of their missing children while the authorities do little to help. On average, two graves are uncovered each day. Produced by Esther Honig, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot The Three Christs Of Ypsilanti 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. Produced by Stephanie Foo, original score by Leon Morimoto Season 12 - Episode 29Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 48min
- 570 - This Is Not A Drill - Snap Classic
On January 13th, 2018, at exactly 8:07 in the morning, one text message turned the state of Hawaii into a state of emergency. From panic and fear to acceptance and joy, Snap Judgment explores the 38 minutes when the people of Hawaii faced an incoming ballistic missile threat. Lead Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Editor: Anna Sussman Producers: Eliza Smith, Erika Lantz, John Fecile Additional production assistance: Nancy Lopez Original score and sound design: Renzo Gorrio and Leon Morimoto Snap Classic - Season 12- Episode 28Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 34min
- 569 - The Bone Reader
A severed head turns up in a small rural town. While police are investigating this as a crime, they’re looking at disturbed graves, searching for missing people -- suspecting a killer. But the forensic artist on the case has a very different theory for how the head ended up in the middle of the woods. This story contains references to forensic material, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you to Michelle Vitali & Mike O’Brien for sharing this story with Snap. Produced by Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 27Thu, 08 Jul 2021 - 52min
- 568 - Hey DJ! - Snap Classic
A tiny, pirate radio station broadcasts to the thousands of families trapped in ISIS-controlled Mosul. A man’s fingers fly across the keys with ease when he sits down at a piano for the first time. And a young kid learns a lesson in friendship. STORIES Mixed up Mixtape Glynn tries to front as an angsty mixtape master, and it's got him all mixed up. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller Good Morning Mosul A tiny, pirate radio station broadcasts to the thousands of families trapped in ISIS-controlled Mosul. When listeners start calling in, something remarkable happens. This story contains graphic depictions of war, sensitive listeners please be advised. Produced by Anna Sussman Original score & sound design by Leon Morimoto & Pat Mesiti-Miller Sudden Savant Although most musicians spend decades honing their craft, musical genius Derek Amato never had to practice a day in his life. One day, he just sat down at the piano and his fingers began to fly across the keys with ease. As an immediate musical genius, Derek is one of the few people on Earth diagnosed with Acquired Musical Savant Syndrome. Derek takes us into the inner workings of his amazing gift. Produced by Anna Sussman & Pat Mesiti-Miller Original score & sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller DK and DJ Back when Urkel and Beanie Babies ruled the world, Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was trying to keep his ‘frenemyship’ with his neighbor afloat. This story contains a racial slur, sensitive listeners please be advised. For more of Davey’s radio stories, check out his website -- daveykim.com Producer and Sound Design by Davey Kim Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 26Thu, 01 Jul 2021 - 50min
- 567 - On Our Watch from NPR & KQED
One officer in Los Angeles used car inspections to hit on women. Three hundred miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area, another woman says an officer used police resources to harass and stalk her. This episode investigates these two cases of sexual misconduct by California Highway Patrol officers. While the officers were fired, the agency did not refer potential crimes to prosecutors. And the files show some women who came forward were met with suspicion, discouragement, or what one woman saw as intimidation. Snap presents, “Conduct Unbecoming,” the second episode of On Our Watch, an investigative podcast from NPR & KQED. This episode contains instances of sexual misconduct but it does not contain sexual assault. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you, Sukey Lewis, Sandhya Dirks, Alex Emslie, and the entire On Our Watch team! On Our Watch is an amazing seven-part podcast series, hosted by Sukey Lewis. It was created after a new police transparency law unsealed scores of internal affairs files. NPR and KQED reporters set out to examine these cases and the shadow world of police discipline. Learn more about On Our Watchat KQED.org. Listen & subscribe now! On Our Watch is produced as part of the California Reporting Project, a coalition of news organizations in California. Artwork by Nicole Xu for NPR Season 12 - Episode 25Thu, 24 Jun 2021 - 49min
- 566 - The Census Powwow
Cheyenne Brady knew next to nothing about the US census when she was given the job of counting everyone on her reservation. Writer Julian Brave Noisecat follows her through the ups and downs of the 2020 census, culminating in the first-ever Census Powwow. This story features descriptions of genocide and historical trauma, sensitive listeners please be advised. A big, big thank you to everyone on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Especially Cheyenne Brady and her family: Novi Runs Above, Holy Rope, Tayvin, Poncho, Tookie, Uncle Thomas, and Grandma Florence. Thank you also to Charlie Moran, Tavares Fimbres, Gabrielle Wilkinson, and Braedyn Taft. Thanks to our friends at KMHA radio: Anne Morsette, Will Maguire, Ricky Raine, and Shelley Krueger for administering a rapid COVID test. And big thanks to the whole Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. Sincerest thanks to Dr. Cheryl Ann Kary, Cheryl Keepseagle, Logan Davis, Barb Anguino, D’Vera Cohn, Byard Duncan, David Rodriguez, and Lycia Ortega Mattocks. The original score was by Cheflee and Pat Mesiti-Miller This story was produced and reported by Julian Brave NoiseCat and John Fecile It was written by Julian Brave NoiseCat Season 12 - Episode 24Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 1h 03min
- 565 - Cowboy Bob - Criminal Spotlight
In May 1991, a bank robber walked into a bank in Irving, Texas, and without speaking handed the teller a note that read, “This is a bank robbery. Give me your money. No marked bills or dye packs.” Witnesses reported that the robber was wearing a cowboy hat and a brown leather jacket. And then it happened again. And again. But when FBI agents finally got a lead, they discovered that the robber wasn’t who they expected at all… This week, Snap proudly presents, Criminal, from PRX’s Radiotopia! This award-winning podcast, hosted by Phoebe Judge, was one of the first, if not the first, true-crime podcast. They tell incredible stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. They’ve got 165 stories like this one just waiting for you -- each one more surprising than the next! Listen to Criminal wherever you get your podcasts and to learn more, visit their site. Artwork by: Julienne Alexander Music: “Highride Chrome” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cat’s Eye” by Blue Dot Sessions “Desmontes” by Blue Dot Sessions “Soothe” by Blue Dot Sessions “Highway 430” by Blue Dot Sessions “Inamorata” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lobo Lobo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Night Light” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gentle Son” by Blue Dot Sessions Season 12 - Episode 23 - Snap SpotlightThu, 10 Jun 2021 - 33min
- 564 - Turncoat - Snap Classic
An Israeli soldier’s decision to speak out against his own violent actions comes back to haunt him. And a little girl in Brooklyn devotes herself to becoming a nun… or does she? STORIES Crimes, Lies, and Videotape When Dean Issacharoff was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, he patrolled the Palestinian city of Hebron, and later fought in Gaza. Then, after he got home from the army, Dean’s decision to speak out about his own violent actions came back to haunt him. This story contains images of war and violence, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Dean, for sharing your story with us. A special thanks to the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust, and KALW’s Spiritual Edge podcast – this story would not have been possible without their support. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of these organizations. Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller. The Flying Nun A little girl in Brooklyn can help her whole community if she just devotes herself to becoming a nun but what if she doesn’t want to? A big thanks to Eileen for sharing your story with us. Read more of Eileen O’Toole’s story in her book, At Sister Anna’s Feet. Produced by Anna Sussman Season 12 - Episode 22 - Snap ClassicThu, 03 Jun 2021 - 49min
- 563 - Pt 1: The Search for No Name Aporva
When 14-year-old Annaporva finally decides to ask her mother about her biological family a story so unexpected unravels - there’s kingpins, death threats, and Maneka Gandhi. Listen next week for Part Two of this story. Season 10 Episode 34Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - 49min
- 562 - The Promised LandFri, 05 Apr 2019 - 41min
- 561 - I'm Your ManFri, 22 Feb 2019 - 49min
- 560 - Boxed InFri, 28 Dec 2018 - 50min
- 559 - Back To The Wall
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. Season 9 Episode 29Fri, 12 Oct 2018 - 29min
- 558 - Two BrainsFri, 05 Oct 2018 - 19min
- 557 - The Proxy
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. Season 6 Episode 26Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 50min
- 556 - All Eyes On Me
"Mirror Touch" Neurologist Joel Salinas on mirror-touch synesthesia. "What Accent?" Ellen Spencer with Foreign Accent Syndrome. "The Bat Boy and the Pine Tar Game" Merrit Riley and his hero George Brett. Season 9 Episode 24Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 50min
- 555 - Beyond Belief
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? 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 Season 9 Episode 18Thu, 07 Jun 2018 - 28min
- 554 - Uncuffed - Snap Spotlight
It's been almost a year since friends and family have been able to visit their loved ones in prison, due to the pandemic. Letters to the inside are always a lifeline. This year, more than ever. Today, from Uncuffed, we hear from Adamu Chan, who was recently released from San Quentin State Prison, while his friend Edmond Richardson, is still on the inside. Uncuffed is a storytelling project made by people behind bars, from inside California prisons, in collaboration with KALW. To hear the full version of this story, visit Uncuffed and make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Produced by Adamu Chan, Ninna Gaensler-Debs, Angela Johnston, Pat Mesiti-Miller & Eli Wirtschafter Season 12 - Episode 21Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 12min
- 553 - The Birth Dream
Andy Marra’s job has just offered her the chance of a lifetime: she’s going to Korea. But she’s got a secret plan for the trip that has nothing to do with work. Thank you, Andy, for sharing your story with Snap! Find out more about her advocacy work here. Produced by Regina Bediako, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 20Thu, 27 May 2021 - 35min
- 552 - Hot Trash - Snap Spotlights “Ear Hustle”
Snap Judgment presents, “Hot Trash,” a special spotlight on the Ear Hustle Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Visiting a loved one in prison is both emotionally intense and constrained by countless rules — from how much PDA is too much PDA, to what kind of candy you can eat inside. One year after California prison authorities suspended in-person visits due to COVID-19, hear stories from and about visiting rooms… and how families are adjusting to video “visits. This episode contains explicit language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Heard on this episode: Nicola Christopher Bucci and Frank Jernigan, Sgt. Cuevas, Helen Theresa Guion, Michael Hatch, Vesta, and Ruben. Inside San Quentin: Hamisi Spears, Lacedrick Johnson, Elton Spencer, Michael Marler, Kim Puckett, Anthony Ammons, Bashar Aremu, Floyd Collins, Brandon Browner, and Nephew. Thanks also to Alesha Monteiro, Michelle Garcia, Michelle Tran, and all the women who shared stories about their video visits. This episode was scored with music by Antwan Williams, David Jassy, Gregg Sayers, and Rhashiyd Zinnamon. As always, big thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Acting Warden Ron Broomfield for their support of the show. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. This incredible team is in their 7th Season of the show and it is packed with incredible stories. Go on over to theirwebsite to subscribe, see pictures, and learn more about all things Ear Hustle! Artwork by Antwan Williams Snap Spotlight - Season 12 - Episode 19Thu, 20 May 2021 - 53min
- 551 - Rock Paper Scissors - Snap Classic
When the two greatest auction houses in the world - Christie’s and Sotheby’s - vied for the privilege of auctioning off $20 million worth of art in 2004, little did they know that they would be forced to engage in an ancient form of ritualized combat known as... rock paper scissors. Be sure to check out Carol Vogel’s original New York Times article. Produced by Joe Rosenberg, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 18 - Snap ClassicThu, 13 May 2021 - 16min
- 550 - The Wedding Guest
After years of fighting battles as a child soldier, a Sudanese man finds himself a refugee in Australia. As he struggles to overcome his past, he comes face-to-face with his childhood tormentor on a TV show. This episode recounts real events that happened to a child soldier, including graphic scenes inside a prison camp, listener discretion is advised. Thank you, Ayik, for sharing your incredible story with us! To learn more about Ayik’s life, check out his memoir, The Lost Boy. You can also catch Ayik on Harrow, a crime drama now airing on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Produced by Ruby Schwartz, edited by Nancy López. Special thanks to Wendy Love. Original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot This week’s music spotlight features the song “Rocketeer” from our very own Renzo Gorrio! Renzo scores so many stories on Snap (just like this one!) and he produces under the name Hydroplane. Listen to “Rocketeer” from his new album Rockets out NOW! Cassette, vinyl, and digital versions are available on Bandcamp. Season 12 - Episode 17Thu, 06 May 2021 - 49min
- 549 - Mettle - Snap Classic
When a four-seater plane violently crashes onto the top of an 8,000-foot mountain, an 11-year-old fights to survive. A white boy discovers he's black. And history calls on an Oglala Lakota Headsman in South Dakota to stand up for his people. Snap Judgment presents, “Mettle.” STORIES Electric Fence As a country boy, Glynn puts his family pride on the line when his neighbor challenges him to the ultimate test of manhood. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller Wonderboy In 1979, a four-seater Cessna plane carrying Norman Ollestad, his dad, and his dad’s girlfriend violently crashed onto the top of an 8,000-foot mountain. He was just 11 years old. This story does contain graphic elements. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. To learn more about Norman’s story, check out his book, Crazy for the Storm. Be sure to also check out his thriller, French Girl With Mother. Produced & scored by Davey Kim One Drop For 10-year-old Greg Williams, life was good...until the day his mom left. To learn more about Greg’s story, check out his book Life on the Color Line. Produced by Adizah Eghan, original score & sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller Third King What happens when history calls on you to step up? We go to Standing Rock to find out. Lance King is an Oglala Lakota Headsman from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. For more information on his grandfather, Matthew H. King, check out “Noble Red Man: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Matthew King.” Produced by Liz Mak, original score & sound design by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 16Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 49min
- 548 - Hair Battle
We follow four hairstylists who compete in the 2019 Bronner BrothersSalon vs. Salon Hair Battle - the only hair competition of its kind. As one contestant puts it, "It's a platform that every stylist that I know would absolutely love and kill for." Come for the big personalities and stay for the ultimate hair show. Find out who wears it best... BIG thanks & love to all the stylists who shared their stories with us! Ashley Payne, the bob queen, lost her salon in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but is working out of a friend’s salon. She is suffering from liver failure and started agofundme in February to help pay for a liver transplant. Check out Tammie B’s work! Que Barnes’ is still at the helm of her salon in Atlanta. Terrence Davidson, the king of hair, started selling hair products online called Kingz N Queenz. Produced by Chris Hambrick & Nancy Lopez, with assistance from Shaina Shealy Original score by Marco Prestige, sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 15Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 49min
- 547 - Bloodlines
STORIES Mulatto Glynn’s brother wants him to take a DNA test but Glynn already knows he’s one part Luna and one part Midnight. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller, original score by Cheflee Bloodlines When Adreanna Rodriguez was a kid, she was given a choice about whether or not she wanted to stay in her home state of California. It was a choice she’s reckoned with for her entire life. Today, over a decade after she made that choice - Adreanna takes us with her to North Dakota to find out… what could have been. This story was supported by the USC Center for Health Journalism, which helps journalists investigate health challenges and solutions in their communities reporting that serves as a catalyst for change. BIG love to Adreanna’s mom, Sylvia, and her kid sister, Maudy. Produced by Adreanna Rodriquez and Shaina Shealy Original score by Renzo Gorrio You can also hear this story on a new podcast from VICE Audio calledStrongman. It’s a six-part series of intimate stories about power and control at every level... all over the world. It’s out now… subscribe & listen wherever you get your podcasts! Special thanks to the incredible VICE squad: Adizah Eghan, Annie Aviles, Stephanie Kariuki, Joaqlin Estus, Karen Brown, Ivan MacDonald, and Catherine Stifter. Full Episode This episode features music from Cheflee, check out more of Cheflees’s music at cheflee.bandcamp.com! Sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 14Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 39min
- 546 - Tin Man - Snap Classic
A scientist studying the minds of psychopaths gets dangerously close. A father’s inability to recognize faces tests his relationships. And a brother is reunited with his North Korean sister for the first time in over five decades. You can look human and you can sound human... but what happens when you take a good hard look inside and realize... you're missing something? STORIES If I Only Had a Heart Glynn knows… sometimes the sum of the parts does not equal the hole. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller The Scientist and the Psychopath Neuroanatomist James Fallon, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. is a neuroanatomist and geneticist at UC-Irvine. For more about his work and his own life, check out his book: The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain. Produced by Julia DeWitt 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. Produced by Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio Across the DMZ What happens when you are reunited with your North Korean sister for the first time in over five decades? Thank you to our voice actors, Yongnam and Mikyung Kim! Produced and scored by Davey Kim Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 13Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 50min
- 545 - Cloak of Good Fortune
Sieu is a young boy living in the big city of Phnom Penh, but he misses his old life in the Cambodian countryside. The air, the farms, but mostly… the animals. When the Khmer Rouge promises a return to the land, Sieu has no idea how far he and his family will have to go. This story recounts aspects of the Khmer Rouge civil war including scenes of torture and death. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. BIG thanks to Sieu Do for sharing your story with us! There is so much that we were not able to share with you about Sieu and his family’s incredible journey. To find out more check out his book, A Cloak of Good Fortune. Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 12Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 49min
- 544 - Snap Judgment Trailer
Hosted by Glynn Washington, Snap Judgment brings new voices to public radio and podcasting... voices that did not know the world of public media, and many voices that did not know they belonged. We build Snap Judgment’s signature sound around immersive audio, incredible first-person storytelling, and original scoring for each and every experience. Snap’s musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another. This is storytelling… with a BEAT! Snap first aired on public radio stations nationwide in July 2010. Today, Snap Judgment airs on over 400 NPR & CBC stations and is brought to the airwaves by PRX. Don’t miss a beat! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 02min
- 543 - The North Pond Hermit - Snap Classic
There was a legend in central Maine, about a hermit who had lived in the woods, unseen, for 30 years. Then, in 2013, the police arrested a man named Christopher Knight. To learn more about Chris Knight’s story, be sure to check out Mike Finkel’s book, The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. Check out The North Pond Hermit Song by Stan Keach. Produced by Joe Rosenberg, original score by Renzo Gorrio & Andrew Vickers Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 11Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 39min
- 542 - Spartan Hall - Snap Classic
Glynn finds a cheap place to spend the summer… at a halfway house. This story was performed at Snap LIVE in Los Angeles and was presented by KPCC. Original Music by Alex Mandel, performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick). Watch the live performance! Season 12 - Episode 10Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 08min
- 541 - Marshmallow Day
Katie falls hard for Boris during a whirlwind trip to Belarus. But there’s a giant red flag she can’t ignore any longer. And two people who have the same name, live in the same city, and have the same professional interests soon find out what else they have in common. STORIES Real Love Boston-based writer Katie Simon is on assignment in Belarus when she meets and falls hard for Boris in less than a week. When she’s back home, her friends alert her to a giant red flag she can no longer afford to ignore. This story briefly mentions sex, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Katie, for sharing this story with Snap! Keep up with her latest work, including an upcoming book about falling in love and generational storytelling here. Produced by Regina Bediako, original score by Renzo Gorrio Ovrkast “Love Somebody” - Music Spotlight This week’s Snap Music Spotlight features Oakland artist Ovrkast with the song, "Love Somebody" watch the video here! Listen to Ovrkast's latest album, Try Again (DELUXE) out now!! To stay up to date with all things Ovrkast, be sure to follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Katie vs. Katie When Katie Crouch learned there was another Katie Crouch who lived in the same city and apparently had the same professional interests as her she thought, huh, what else do we have in common? She would soon find out. This story was done in collaboration with Ozy.com, the online magazine that published both Katies’ essays: The Other Me and Doppelgangers Unite? Katie Crouch continues to virtually cross paths with her name twin from her new city of Chicago, where she works for an educational publisher, raises a toddler on her own, and writes ablog. Katie Crouch is a New York Times best-selling novelist. Her books include Girls in Trucks and Abroad, among others. Produced by Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 9Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 48min
- 540 - The Medicine Game
A group of all-native girls with a lot to prove, take on the future of their high school lacrosse team. And an ENT doctor learns to be comfortable outside her comfort zone. STORIES The Medicine Game A group of all-native girls with a lot to prove, take on the future of their high school lacrosse team. This story contains racially insensitive language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you, Jacelyn, for sharing your story with us! Jacelyn now plays lacrosse for Virginia Tech. We first heard about Jacelyn’s story from the film, Keepers of the Game, which follows the Salmon River Girls lacrosse team during the 2015 season. Big thanks and love to “The Halluci Nation”formerly known as “A Tribe Called Red” for letting us use their song “Stadium Pow Wow” in this story. Also special thanks to the film’s director Judd Ehrlich. Some of the audio in this story comes from the Keepers of the Gamedocumentary and was aired courtesy of the Dicks Sporting Goods Foundation. Produced by Shaina Shealy, special thanks to Regina Bediako Original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot Rhino Rocket Otolaryngologist Tina Munjal tells a story about learning to be comfortable outside of her comfort zone. This story was told live at The Nocturnists' live show Out of the Comfort Zone, at the Grey Area Theater in San Francisco on October 18, 2020. Original theme music by Yosef Munro, additional music from Blue Dot Sessions This story comes to us from The Nocturnists, a San Francisco-based medical storytelling live show, and podcast where healthcare workers share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery. It was created and hosted by physician Emily Silverman. For more stories from the world of medicine, check out The Nocturnists wherever you get your podcasts or visit their website. Listen and subscribe right now! Season 12 - Episode 8Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 50min
- 539 - Suave - Spotlight
This week, Snap is proud to spotlight Suave! This podcast captures the true story of a teenager sentenced to life in prison without parole & what happens when, decades later, he suddenly gets a second chance at freedom. It’s the story of thousands of juveniles sentenced to die in U.S. prisons told through one man’s journey of incarceration and redemption and his near 30-year friendship with journalist, Maria Hinojosa. This episode contains strong language and descriptions of violence and sexual assault, listener discretion is advised. Suave is an amazing podcast from Futuro Studios and PRX. Suave is available wherever you listen to podcasts and atwww.suavepodcast.org. New episodes drop every Tuesday... listen and subscribe! Artwork by Virgilio Tzaj #Suavepodcast Snap Spotlight - Season 12 - Episode 8Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 35min
- 538 - Beyond Faces of Death - Snap Classic
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 became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences... This episode contains a content advisory for graphic imagery and strong language. It describes scenes of both human and animal death. This story is not for children and sensitive listeners, please be advised. Special thanks to our film consultants, Spencer Parsons and Todd Wieneke. Produced by John Fecile, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Snap ClassicThu, 04 Mar 2021 - 38min
- 537 - Thin Ice
An underwater photographer sets out on a quest to document harp seals and experiences a moment that becomes a part of her forever. This story contains descriptions of animal death in the wild. Sensitive listeners, please be advised Thank you, Jennifer Hayes, for sharing your story with us! Special thanks to Jennifer’s guide Mario Sear and her husband David Doubilet. You can find Jennifer and David’s stunning photographs of harp seals in National Geographic Magazine, on their website, or on Jennifer’s Instagram. Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 5Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 36min
- 536 - The Sasquatch of Pumpkintown - Snap Classic
Everyone in Pumpkintown is hunting for Sasquatch... except Ben Becker. He knows exactly where Bigfoot lives. This episode does contain strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. This story originally aired on the Here Be Monsters podcast hosted by Jeff Emtman. They just dropped a new season… listen and subscribe for more awesome stories! Produced by Jeff Emtman, artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 5 - Episode 12Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 12min
- 535 - Diamonds in the Sky - Snap Classic
Fans and journalists embark on a seven-show tour with Rihanna… in seven countries, over seven days, on a Boeing 777, to celebrate her seventh album in seven years. Fasten your seat belts, it’s time for liftoff… This episode contains strong language and descriptions of a ‘rockstar lifestyle,’ sensitive listeners please be advised. Special thanks to Kristen Gwynne, Lawrence Bull, and Elizabeth Nakano. Produced by John Fecile, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot #rihannaplane Snap Classic - Season 10 - Episode 32Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 34min
- 534 - Birdzilla
When the biggest baddest bird in the wild is on the brink of death, one couple will do anything to bring her back home. Snap presents, “Birdzilla.” A Canadian love story. This episode discusses the subject of death and contains strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Murdo Messer, for sharing your story with us! And all of us here at Snap are thinking fondly of the late Dr. Helene Van Doninck, wherever you are, thank you. Learn more about the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre! Check out photos and videos of animals on their Facebook and Twitter. Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 4Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 49min
- 533 - Jinho's Journey
A hip hop artist from Oakland leaves his mic behind to join the police force and fight for justice from the inside. This story includes scenes of police violence and strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Jinho Ferreira, for sharing your story with us! Listen to “I Can’t Breathe” from Jinho’s hip hop group, Flipsyde. This story was adapted from the piece originally produced for WorldAffairs, an incredible weekly podcast and radio show. Special thanks to Jarrod Sport and Joanne Elgart Jennings, who originally edited and co-produced this story. If you liked Jinho’s story, check out the WorldAffairs podcast. The world is shifting beneath our feet and if you want help making sense of it, WorldAffairs will break it down! Listen and subscribe to WorldAffiars wherever you get your podcasts. Reported & produced by Teresa Cotsirilos, edited by Nikka Singh Original Score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 3Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 36min
- 532 - The Secret Adventures of Black People
A woman recounts her Aunt’s fairytale love story and tries to find her own Modern Romance. A balding African princess learns she is truly beautiful. And a precocious eight-year-old finds himself on the brink of revolution when he applies lessons learned from a homework assignment to other areas of his life. STORIES Modern Love In the second half of her life, Stephanie found her classic Hollywood romance. Now she attempts to understand the strange and confusing world of dating apps to help her niece - and the show's host Nichole - find her happily ever after. This story comes to us from The Secret Adventures of Black People, hosted by Nichole Hill. This incredible podcast tells the stories of Black people holding it down across space and time. Be sure to check out the show and subscribe to the podcast at TheSecretAdventuresOfBlackPeople.com Stay in touch by joining the newsletter, following their Instagram, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Modern Romance was written and produced by Nichole Hill with production assistance by Shonte Hill, and story editing assistance by Talia Bender. Special thanks to Stephanie Camolli! Music: Epidemic Sound Beautiful - Sonya Renee A balding African princess learns over time she is truly beautiful. This story was performed by Sonya Renee Taylor at Snap LIVE in DC. Sonya Renee Taylor is an internationally acclaimed performance poet, actress, educator, and activist. The LIVE score was composed by amazing Alex Mandel & performed by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick. Watch Sonya’s Snap LIVE performance. Liberation - Latif Doman When Latif Doman is growing up in Philly, he takes his schoolwork seriously… which is unfortunate for the parents in his neighborhood. Many thanks to Latif and Story District for bringing us this story!Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 38min
- 531 - Heaven's Gate - Spotlight
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question... ‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Snap Judgment presents a special spotlight on Heaven’s Gate. Find out the story behind the cult that changed the world. Heaven’s Gate is produced by Stitcher in collaboration with Pineapple Street Media and is hosted by Snap’s very own Glynn Washington. You can listen to Heaven’s Gate wherever you get your pods. Go on… subscribe right now and listen to all the episodes!Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 49min
- 530 - Money Truck
Six people, six different times and places, but they all find themselves in the same predicament, asking the same question, should they stop or should they go? BIG thanks to Tyler Estep, who first reported Philip Dean’s story for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Thanks also to Cole Richards and Randy Scott Carroll for recording assistance. Thank you to everyone interviewed for this story: Troy Stokes, Philip Dean, Betsy Richards, Delrish Moss, Carol Steele, and the Lucky Guy. Big love and thanks to Shannon Cason, who narrated this piece. Check out Shannon's podcast 'Homemade Stories' to hear more from him. Produced by Anna Sussman, John Fecile & Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 12 - Episode 1Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 34min
- 529 - A Person Who Has Never Even Been Married... - Appearances Spotlight
An Iranian American examines herself and her life in a one-woman audio show that straddles the line between fiction and truth. Snap Judgment presents, “A Person Who Has Never Even Been Married...” a special spotlight on the Appearances podcast. This episode contains strong language, scenes of domestic turmoil, and mentions sex. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia, Sharon Mashihi brings you Appearances. This podcast brings to life an Iranian American family and community through the real and fantastical mental machinations of Melanie Barzadeh. Melanie is in her mid 30’s and desires nothing more than to become a mother. The difficulty of finding the right partner seems to be directly connected to the struggles witnessed in her home throughout her entire childhood. As Sharon Mashihi voice-acts all the characters in one family, the depth of the love, pain, and struggle is felt with visceral, profound compassion at every turn. This is episode 2 of a 9 episode audio mind trip. Go on… go listen to all the episodes and subscribe to this amazing podcast! The roles of Melanie, her family members, and all the wedding guests were performed by Sharon Mashihi. The role of Ponch was performed by Thatcher Keats. This episode also featured clips from an interview with Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh. The story consultant was Sunita Prasad. The associate producer of pre-production was Monique Laborde. The associate producer was Ariel Mejia. The mix engineer was Harry Knazen. Kaitlin Prest is the executive producer and editor of Appearances. The show was made with support from New York State Council on the Arts, Madowell, the Ragdale Foundation, Union Docs, and IFP. Snap Season 11 - Episode 42Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 33min
- 528 - Monaea, a 2020 Diary - Snap Spotlights "VICE News Reports"
2020 has been a YEAR, and Monaea Upton has a lot to say about it. This week we bring you an episode from the podcast Vice News Reports. Vice sent 17-year-old Monaea Upton a recorder and she’s been keeping an audio diary of her senior year of high school in North Minneapolis — during online school, the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, and a spike in neighborhood gun violence. We take you inside her world. This story does contain strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. BIG BIG love and special thanks to Monaea Upton, for letting us into her world! Thanks to her Mother, Rochelle Upton, as well. This episode was produced by Vice News Reports, a new weekly podcast hosted by Arielle Duhaime Ross. Go on… check it out! This incredible podcast brings you to the news so you can hear it for yourself. VICE News reporters and producers take you along as they travel across the globe to where life is happening, right up to the frontline as a story is unfolding. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! You can also check out VICE News on their website, Twitter, or Instagram. VICE News Reports is produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, and Julia Nutter. Senior producers are Ashley Cleek and Adizah Eghan. Associate producers are Adreanna Rodriguez, Sam Egan, and Sophie Kazis. Sound Design and music composition by Steve Bone and Kyle Murdock. The executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Production coordination by Steph Brown. Fact-Checking by Samir Ferdowsi. Special thanks to Mauri Milander Friestleben, Charles Adams, Sam Wilbur, Courtland Pickens, Azhae’la Hanson, Samir Ferdowsi, and Alex Baumhardt. Photograph by Foluso Famuyide Jr, illustration by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 41Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 49min
- 527 - Upended - The 2020 Look Back Special
What if after the craziest year on record somebody asked you… “what happened?” The Snap team spoke to some of the people that changed our world in 2020 to see if their stories have a part II. BIG thanks to all of the storytellers who let us take a little peek back into their lives for this special episode: Patti Ragan from “Zoo Nebraska” Naandar from “Letters from Lockdown - Gaza, Myanmar, and at Sea” Jacoby Cochran from “Time Traveler” Gregory from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to America” Dr. Ayaz Virji & Doug Peterson from “The Country Doctor” Chanthon Bun from “Outbreak at San Quentin” Mary Gidley from “Raft of Passion” After an insane year, there is still so much to be thankful for. We are exceptionally grateful for you Snap Nation! The best people in all the world listen to this show. Happy Holidays from our family to yours… and cheers to the new year ahead. Produced by Anna Sussman, Nancy Lopez, John Fecile, Shaina Shealy, Regina Bediako, & Pat Mesiti-Miller Original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 40Thu, 24 Dec 2020 - 50min
- 526 - The Crossroad
A good samaritan pulls over to the side of the road to help a family in distress. A few weeks later, he realizes something is wrong. This episode contains some graphic imagery and strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. BIG love and thanks so much to Dr. Ray Christian for sharing his story with us. If you loved his story he’s got plenty more on his podcast “What’s Ray Saying.” Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Lauryn Newson Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 39Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 17min
- 525 - The Lamb, the Lion, and the Fox - Snap Classic
Amaryllis was fast on track to become an established journalist when her mentor was kidnapped and killed by a terrorist group. She decided she had to give up the transparency of journalism if she wanted to truly help curb terror, and instead joined the shadow world of the CIA. But the shadow world had its own cost. A big thanks to Amaryllis Fox for sharing her story with us. You can buy her book on Knopf, Amazon, or anywhere books are sold. Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 10, Episode 31Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 44min
- 524 - No One Calls Me Shooter - Snap Classic
School shootings and their tragic aftermath have become an all too common story. But here’s one side of it that you probably haven’t heard. This story takes place at a high school in Portland, Oregon, where officials fear the next school shooter might be a teenage boy in their midst. This story does contain strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Bethany Barnes originally reported this story for The Oregonian - Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter.She is now an investigative reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. Produced by Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 10 Episode 12Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 51min
- 523 - Beautiful
Lawrence “Binkey” Tolefree gets a phone call about a huge opportunity. But it’s the next call from his mom that leads to the most surprising performance of his career. And Nygel Turner shares what it's like to live with Gynecomastia (aka Man Boobs). This episode contains adult language & a scene with graphic imagery. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. STORIES The Looking Glass Glynn looks at an old picture of himself and reflects... Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller Have You Seen Her Lawrence “Binkey” Tolefree Jr. was born with a mic in his hands. He never met a stage he wouldn’t try to grace with his presence. And at 33, he thinks he’s finally gotten his big break. But when he calls his mom to tell her the good news, he sets into motion a journey that ushers in the most unexpected performance of his career. Go on and get more Binkey Tolefree in your life! Check out his show every Friday on South Side Radio. The piece featured “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye, and “Have You Seen Her” by The Chi-Lites, which was written in part by Binky’s grandmother the great Barbara Acklin. Produced by Regina Bediako, original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller The Amazing T*tty Man How far will you hurt yourself before you start loving yourself? Nygel Turner shares what it's like to live with Gynecomastia (aka Man Boobs). This story was produced by YR Media's Adult ISH podcast. Adult ISH is a culture, advice, and storytelling show about #adulting, that is produced entirely by folks who are "almost adults". The show is distributed by PRX’s Radiotopia. Be sure to subscribe and listen here! Produced by Nygel Turner and Davey Kim, sound design by Oluwafemi and Davey Kim Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 38Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 44min
- 522 - Brass Ring - Snap Classic
A fortune hunter searches for buried treasure in an Arizona silver mine but finds something he never expected. And a young boy learns how to hustle and survive in Brooklyn during a time when the mob ran the streets. STORIES Silver Mine 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 his website. Produced by Anna Sussman, original score by Leon Morimoto Number One Boy 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. Check out Lou’s book, Dancing with the Devil: Confessions of an Undercover Agent. Produced by Julia Dewitt, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo DucotThu, 26 Nov 2020 - 40min
- 521 - The 2020 Gratitude Special
Glynn gets a new friend. A wolf in Yellowstone becomes a legend in her own time. And a woman’s life changes forever when a hurricane heads towards her house full of birds. Snap Judgment presents, “The 2020 Gratitude Special.” We are grateful to lift voices up, to tell stories, and we are so SO thankful for you Snap Nation! We appreciate each and every one of you Snappas… for all of the love and support you’ve shown us, thank you. STORIES Bardot Everyone needs a scratch behind the ears sometimes. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller 06 Female 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 Magazineand Nate Rott's special report for NPR. Produced by Joe Rosenberg, original score by Renzo Gorrio The Birds With a houseful of her favorite birds and a hurricane on the way, Nikki's whole life is about to be upturned. Find out more about Nikki's life story on her website, and in her book, "The Bird Market of Paris." Produced by Anna Sussman, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo DucotFri, 20 Nov 2020 - 41min
- 520 - The Badder, The Better: Bobby Shmurda - “Louder Than A Riot” from NPR
Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. This week, we are featuring Louder Than A Riot, an incredible new podcast from NPR Music. It reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist's story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. STORY The Badder, The Better: Bobby Shmurda (Pt 1) Just like his legendary disappearing hat, Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda's career was on the rise in 2014. But so was the evidence in a murder case against his crew, GS9. In the first of three episodes exploring Bobby's story, we look at his come-up through the eyes of former Epic Records exec Sha Money XL, who guided Bobby on his tightrope walk from the streets to superstardom. What happens when the industry capitalizes on a criminal persona? And do record execs have the juice to back Bobby up when things get too hot? Content Advisory: This story contains strong language and the mention of drug use and guns. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Be sure to visit Louder Than A Riot to hear Part 2 and 3 of Bobby Shmurda’s story and listen to more incredible episodes. Follow the show on Twitter @LouderThanARiot and subscribe! To hear the music in this episode, check out the Louder Than A Riot playlists on Apple Music & Spotify. Louder Than A Riot is hosted byNPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of institutional forces that marginalize communities of color, the power of the prison industrial complex and the power dynamics deep-rooted in the rap game. Illustration by Dale Edwin Murray for NPR ©2020 National Public Radio, Inc.Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 51min
- 519 - Greetings, Prophet!
A mild-mannered theater professor attempts to stage a controversial play in a small East Texas town. This episode discusses drug use, sex, homophobia, and contains explicit language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you to Joseph Magee, Justin Adams, Jennifer Ann Handy, and the rest of the cast and crew of Angels in America Kilgore College, 1999. BIG love and thanks to Raymond Caldwell, who just retired after 54 years of teaching theater. This story was based on the Texas Monthly magazine article “When Angels in America Came to East Texas” by Wes Ferguson. Special thanks also to the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Matthew Simpson, Helena de Groot, Kyle Henry, and Katie Song. Produced by John Fecile, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 36Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 50min
- 518 - The Choice - Snap Classic
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 the Lucky podcast, listen to part two of Nada’s story “The Choice” here. Produced by Briana Breen Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 9 Episode 16Thu, 05 Nov 2020 - 34min
- 517 - Spooked - Cat Bone Curse
Todd’s uncle was one mean son of a biscuit. But long after he’s dead and gone, his descendants worry that his meanness might rub off on them. Snap presents a story crafted in the dark of night by Spooked. Thank you, Todd, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Anna Sussman, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Sanaa Khan Listen to Spooked on Luminary! Spooked season 5 has 22 all-new episodes to keep you up at night. You can get a Luminary subscription for as little as $2.99 a month with their annual plan, plus a 7-day free trial to get started. Not available in all markets. Terms apply. Visit luminarypodcasts.com to learn more.Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 16min
- 516 - Spooked - Don't Wanna Fright No More
When singer/songwriter and former frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard, comes up against a hostile spirit in her home, she has to decide: who’s going to get to stay? Brittany... or the ghost? Snap proudly presents an amazing Spooked tale! Big thanks and big love to Brittany for sharing her story with us. Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Sanaa Khan Listen to Spooked on Luminary! Spooked season 5 has 22 all-new episodes to keep you up at night. You can get a Luminary subscription for as little as $2.99 a month with their annual plan, plus a 7-day free trial to get started. Not available in all markets. Terms apply. Visit luminarypodcasts.com to learn more.Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 40min
- 515 - Spooked - Teacher's Pet
Kristen Cortez is a new teacher in beautiful Los Gatos, California. From her classroom window, she can see rolling, golden hills. Redwood trees. The sun is almost always shining. And yet… something lurks. Snap proudly presents a story crafted in the dark of night by Spooked. Thank you, Kristen, for telling us your terrifying tale! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Richard Haig Artwork by Teo Ducot Listen to Spooked on Luminary! Spooked season 5 has 22 all-new episodes to keep you up at night. You can get a Luminary subscription for as little as $2.99 a month with their annual plan, plus a 7-day free trial to get started. Not available in all markets. Terms apply. Visit luminarypodcasts.com to learn more.Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 26min
- 514 - Spooked - Skinwalker
Lee’s great grandfather, his grandfather, and his father have all seen him: the shapeshifter. They know this man has the power to curse them, to hurt them. Lee wonders: is this man coming for him too? Snap proudly presents a terrifying tale from Spooked. BIG thanks to, Lee, and his entire family for sharing their story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot Listen to Spooked on Luminary! Spooked season 5 has 22 all-new episodes to keep you up at night. You can get a Luminary subscription for as little as $2.99 a month with their annual plan, plus a 7-day free trial to get started. Not available in all markets. Terms apply. Visit luminarypodcasts.com to learn more.Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 39min
- 513 - Backstage
Some of the best stories are told when the show’s over… Join us for our first-ever Snap Backstage! We bring together incredible storytellers from all over the country for a roundtable of stories about second-rate first class tickets, a racist dog, and baggy pants. This episode does contain strong language and the mention of drug use, sensitive listeners please be advised. BIG thanks to Dino Archie, Shannon Cason, Dr. Ray Christian, Joyce Lee, and Don Reed for spending some time with us Backstage! Special thanks to Snap’s Flo Wiley for her help with this episode. Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 31Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 51min
- 512 - Texas Ranger - Snap Classic
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, check out his book: My Rangering Days. Produced by Luke Quinton, original score by Leon Morimoto Snap Classic - Season 7 - Episode 8Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 19min
- 511 - Time Traveler
Just a few weeks ago, writer and performer Jacoby Cochran walked through a Chicago neighborhood and into a time machine. That’s where the story begins… Sensitive listeners, please note this story contains explicit language and references racial violence. Thank you, Jacoby, for sharing your story with us! For more of Jacoby’s work, please head on over to jacobycochran.com. Produced by Regina Bediako & Anna Sussman, original score by Clay Xavier Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 30Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 18min
- 510 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to America
A man walks off the side of a California highway, deep into the patchy grassland, to build a life away from the rest of the world. Sensitive listeners should know that this piece does contain a description of a car accident. Thank you, Gregory, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Tessa Paoli, original score by Derek Barber Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 29Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 28min
- 509 - Hold That Space - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"
Four women share their stories of loving incarcerated men, and the challenges they face in maintaining their relationships, staying hopeful about an eventual reunion, and carrying on with their lives on the outside. We also hear from a man sentenced to Life without the possibility of parole. Snap Judgment presents, “Hold That Space,” a special spotlight on the Ear Hustle Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Content Advisory: This episode discusses sex and contains explicit language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thanks to Erica Olson, Loraine Serrano, Darlene Burke, Annette Shields, Raven Campbell, Raylene Ruiz, Theresa, Sutina Green, and Steven Green for sharing your stories for this episode. And BIG thanks + so much love to the entire Ear Hustle family! Be sure to visit www.EarHustleSq.com to hear more stories, see pictures from episodes, and follow everything Ear Hustle. They just dropped a new season! Ear Hustle comes to us from PRX’s Radiotopia, this episode is produced by Earlonne Woods, Nigel Poor, Rhasaan “New York” Thomas, John “Yahya” Johnson, Pat Mesiti-Miller, and Bruce Wallace. This episode was scored with music by Antwan Williams, Rhashiyd Zinnamon, and David Jassy. Artwork by Antwan WilliamsThu, 24 Sep 2020 - 40min
- 508 - Shame
What’s keeping you from feeling proud today? We’re exploring that question with a special Snap two-for-one: SHAMEBOOTH, a traveling art installation, hotline, and podcast featuring the voices of real people sharing their shame, and “Quiet Is Best,” a story from Julie Lindahl about her shocking discovery of a secret -- and shameful -- family legacy. Content advisory: These stories detail substances, violence/graphic images of Nazi Germany, and sexual assault. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. STORIES: SHAMEBOOTH Recordings SHAMEBOOTH explores the science & psychology behind one of the most intense and isolating emotions a person can feel by capturing the voices of real people who step into a refurbished phone booth to speak their truths. It has become an art installation, podcast, hotline, live event space, and movement to help people get proud. A very big thank you to all of the brave people who stepped into the SHAMEBOOTH, baring their souls. For more, head on over to SHAMEBOOTH and subscribe to the podcast! SHAMEBOOTH’s creator and host is Paula Williams. The podcast is produced by the fine folks at SOUND MADE PUBLIC: Tania Ketenjian, Philip Wood, and Katie McCutcheon. Production assistance was by Snap’s Regina Bediako. “Quiet is Best” - Snap Classic When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult. Thank you, Julie, for sharing your story with Snap! A version of this story was originally produced for the podcast Kind World. For more, please make sure to check out Julie Lindahl’s book, The Pendulum: A Granddaughther’s Search for Her Family’s Forbidden Nazi Past. Produced by Erika Lantz, original score by Leon Morimoto with production assistance by Liz Mak Season 11 - Episode 28Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 53min
- 507 - Respawn - Snap Classic
A teenager ends up with more than he bargained for when he hacks his principal’s Twitter account. And a night-shift doctor shares a story of life after death. STORIES Code Yellow A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his principal, teachers, and the Board of Education. This piece was adapted from the podcast, Darknet Diaries. Listen to the full story, called Finn. Produced by Jack Rhysider with assistance from Nancy Lopez, original score by Renzo Gorrio The Lazarus Effect A night-shift doctor shares a story of life after death. This story comes to us from the podcast, The Nocturnists, and was performed live in San Francisco in 2018. You can listen to the full story, called The Lazarus Effect. Special thanks to Emily Silverman, Ana Adlerstein, Ali Block, Adelaide Papazolou, Marina Poole, Kirk Klocke, and the storyteller, Joe Sills Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 10 Episode 19Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 49min
- 506 - Bad Hair Cut - Snap Classic
When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess. Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Leon Morimoto Snap Classic - Season 9 - Episode 32Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 40min
- 505 - The Golden Lure
A fisherman down on his luck finds gold at the bottom of the sea. It’s only after his treasure hunt is underway that he discovers what is truly valuable deep down. BIG thanks to Joe Pennisi for sharing your story with Snap. This story would not have been possible if not for the amazing, on the ground reporting work of Tara Duggan, Jason Fagone, and Santiago Mejia who first told this incredible story for the San Francisco Chronicle. Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 27Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 53min
- 504 - Soundtrack of Silence - Snap Classic
When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way. A version of this story aired on KQED's Q'ed Up. Produced by April Dembosky, Original Score by Renzo Gorrio Sound Design by Leon Morimoto & April Dembosky Artwork by Mark Fiore Snap Classic - Season 9 Episode 3Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 38min
- 503 - Campfire Tales VII
The last embers of the season. The final wander through the woods. The chill not yet hitting the air. That’s when you know it’s time… This week, experience the dark magic of Spooked on Snap. We proudly present, “Campfire Tales VII.” STORIES Kapu If the sign at the mouth of the cave says “kapu,” forbidden, you better take heed. Don’t go searching for trouble. Thank you, Joe, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Greta Weber and Annie Nguyen, original score by Lauryn Newson Route 666 Michael Kilpatrick is coming home from the venue, celebrating a great show. He’s taking a familiar road. But tonight, the conditions are bad: hard wind, rain, and… frogs? Thanks, Michael, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto Widow’s Walk Howling wind. Swirling fog. What lurks in the mist? To whom is the wind calling? Thank you, Bubba, for sharing your terrifying tale with us. Produced by Greta Weber & Gaylen Koch, original score by Clay Xavier Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 5 of Spooked drops 8/21/20 & will have 22 brand new episodes, each released weekly on Mondays & Fridays. Select episodes will be available across streaming platforms, but you can find ALL the new episodes only on Luminary. Visit LuminaryPodcasts.com to start listening! Season 11 - Episode 26Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 50min
- 502 - Gotcha
A rowdy radio show. A sick listener. A Radio DJ who gets in way, way too deep. This story is a co-production between Snap Judgment Studios, Hi-Phi Nation with Barry Lamb, and our dear friends over at Love and Radio. Listen & subscribe to Hi-Phi Nation with Barry Lamb, the best story-driven philosophy podcast in the universe! Love and Radio also rules and comes to you from the incredible Luminaryfamily. You can hear the original version of Gotcha from Love and Radio here. Learn more about Radio DJ Amber Petty and pre-order her new book, “This Is Not A Love Song” This story was produced by Barry Lam, Steven Jackson, Nick van der Kolk, Phil Dmochowski, Julia DeWitt, and John Fecile This story includes the voices of Amber Petty, Cory Kimm, Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello, and Sarah The actors featured in this story are Aliya Pabani, Corey Layton, Robin Luckwaldt-Ross Special thanks to Diane Wu, Antimo Ianella, Ira Glass Artwork by John Garrison For a full list of music featured in this episode, visit the Snap site. Season 11 - Episode 25Thu, 06 Aug 2020 - 1h 07min
- 501 - Easy Street - Snap Classic
A musician writes a song so catchy, it takes over the world…then he finds out it’s become a weapon on the streets of Portland. “Easy Street” turned into something it was never meant to be. This story contains explicit language, sensitive listeners are advised. A big thanks to Joe Sivick & Deena Prichep. Easy Street (Redux) single by The Occupy ICE PDX Alliance on Apple Music or iTunes. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Producer: John FecileThu, 30 Jul 2020 - 24min
- 500 - Outbreak at San Quentin
Team Snap brings you the story of the devastating COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison, as told by people on the inside. STORIES Outbreak at San Quentin As the Coronavirus outbreak overwhelms San Quentin State Prison, one incarcerated person, Chanthon Bun, is awaiting his release on parole. Bun tries to protect himself from the virus, while incarcerated first responders and cleaning crews attempt to treat those who are collapsing and stop the spread of COVID-19. In this episode, we hear first-hand accounts from incarcerated people inside San Quentin trying to survive the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. This story contains graphic content, listener discretion is advised. At the time of this recording, 13 people from San Quentin have died due to coronavirus, bringing the total number of lives lost in California prisons to 40. Our hearts go out to them and theirs, sincerely. Find out how you can support people on the inside with care packages and more at Prison University Project. Chanthon Bun is a producer now living on the outside. Greg Eskridge and Thanh Tran are both multimedia journalists currently incarcerated at San Quentin. Checkout Uncuffed and First Watch for more of their work. Rasheed Lockheart, who narrated this piece, works with Planting Justice, a food and social justice organization empowering those impacted by incarceration. Many thanks to Ant, Eric Phillips, and Alex Simon for sharing their stories from the inside as well. Special thanks to James King from the Ella Baker Center and Adnan Khan from Restore Justice. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller and Ninna Gaensler-Debs Original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Letters from Uncuffed While people inside San Quentin and other detention facilities across the country are faced with the threat of coronavirus, it is not just them who are affected. This piece is made up of a collection of letters from people on the outside trying to reach their loved ones currently behind bars. Big thanks to everyone who shared their letters, Rasheed Lockheart, Shelly Ammons, Dario Abramskiehn, Jovina Vejar. The letters came to us from Uncuffed, a storytelling project made by people behind bars, from inside San Quentin State Prison and Solano State Prison, in collaboration with KALW. Listen & subscribe on your favorite podcast player! Produced by Ninna Gaensler-Debs, Gabe Grabin, Angela Johnston, and Eli Wirtschafter. San Quentin Mixtape Vol. 1 - “Same Prison As My Grandfather” The San Quentin Mixtape is a music project recorded, produced, and performed by incarcerated people inside San Quentin State Prison. The song featured in this episode is “Same Prison As My Grandfather” by Dinero G. This song comes from the album San Quentin Mixtapes, Vol. 1. It was produced by the now formerly incarcerated, David Jassy, who has since been released and is now living in his home country of Sweden. Thank you Dinero G and David Jassy for sharing your music with us! Season 11 - Episode 24Thu, 23 Jul 2020 - 47min
- 499 - Belly of the Beast - Snap Classic
Things go horribly wrong for a safari guide on the Zambezi River when he comes face-to-face with a rogue hippo. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your story with Snap! Check out Paul Templer’s memoir, What’s Left of Me. Produced by Erika Lantz, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 9 - Episode 25Tue, 14 Jul 2020 - 24min
- 498 - The Happening
The night of June 11, 2011, will forever be seared in Roger Stringer’s memory. The night started off with a dinner of boiled shrimp with his two sons. The night ended with his family being torn apart. This story contains sensitive content and graphic imagery not suitable for young listeners. Listener discretion advised. A very big BIG thank you to Roger and Zac Stringer for sharing their story with us here at Snap! As of yet, Zac has not been exonerated. A post-conviction relief appeal to clear his name is stalled in a local circuit court. His civil lawsuit against Remington is currently in limbo. Zac is now 24. He goes to college full time. He's the first-ever convicted felon to be admitted to William Carey University in Mississippi. Produced by Nancy Lopez, original score by Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 23Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 54min
- 497 - Chasing Thunder
For 110 days Peter Hammarstedt and his group of ocean vigilantes hunted the most notorious poacher on the high seas, known as the Thunder. Their journey turns into an epic chase across 10,000 miles, two seas, and three oceans, through massive ice floors, violent clashes, and storms-tossed seas, where only one ship makes it home. Thank you so much to Peter Hammarstedt for sharing your story with us! Thanks as well to Ian Urbina. We first heard about this story thanks to his reporting. You can find his book, The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, on Knopf, Amazon, or anywhere books are sold. Ian has a great collection of stories and books about the lawless ocean. Also, BIG thanks to Brick City TV & Mark Benjamin for sharing the audio from their documentary, Ocean Warriors: Chasing the Thunder. You can see a trailer of the film here. Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio Season 11 - Episode 22Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 49min
- 496 - The Bear, The Goose and The Whale (Part 2)
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. Season 8 Episode 21Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 27min
- 495 - Snap is Moving
This weekend we are moving our podcast feed. You will still be able to listen to Snap Judgment on the radio and wherever you get your podcasts, but we want to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Make sure Snap stays in your feed by subscribing. Next week, check to see you have the new epic Snap episode, "Chasing Thunder." If you don't see it in your feed, please refresh or resubscribe!Fri, 26 Jun 2020 - 1min
- 494 - The GiftWed, 24 Jun 2020 - 20min
- 493 - Radio 77Thu, 18 Jun 2020 - 31min
- 492 - Letters from Lockdown - Sarajevo, Yangon, New Orleans, San FranciscoMon, 15 Jun 2020 - 18min
- 491 - The Border Hacker - Snap ClassicThu, 11 Jun 2020 - 50min
- 490 - Thick Blue LineWed, 03 Jun 2020 - 48min
- 489 - The Iron Curtain - Snap ClassicThu, 28 May 2020 - 38min
- 488 - The Country DoctorThu, 21 May 2020 - 58min
- 487 - Lucky Penny - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"
A son tries to make contact with his dad, who’s deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Snap Judgment presents, “Lucky Penny,” a special spotlight on The Truth Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia.Fri, 15 May 2020 - 32min
- 486 - Letters from Lockdown - Philippines, Greece, Michigan, LibyaWed, 13 May 2020 - 17min
- 485 - Modern Family - Mother's Day SpecialFri, 08 May 2020 - 37min
- 484 - Letters from Lockdown - Liberia, Columbus, ChicagoWed, 06 May 2020 - 11min
- 483 - After GlowFri, 01 May 2020 - 30min
- 482 - Letters from Lockdown - Jericho, Rwanda, Brooklyn
While most of the world continues to shelter-in-place, Team Snap brings you the third installment of, "Letters from Lockdown.”
Osama Iliwat spent days in solitary confinement inside an Israeli prison during the First and Second Palestinian Intifadas. Learn how peace found him in the midst of conflict.
Today, Osama runs a cell phone shop in Jericho, is a peace activist, and leads international tours in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He advocates for dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and speaks to international groups with an organization called Combatants for Peace.
In the 90s, Eric Murangwe was the star goalkeeper of Rwanda’s most beloved football team, Rayon Sport. He was also a Tutsi - at the time when death squads were hunting Tutsis. Find out where Eric took refuge… and with who.
Eric now runs a charity called Ishami Foundation, which brings people together through sport. He’s currently raising money for vulnerable families affected by coronavirus during the genocide commemoration in Rwanda. Help him reach his goal.
Estee grew up in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn where her then-husband isolated her from friends, family, and activities for nearly two decades. Hear how Estee’s spirit could not be contained by four walls.
Today, Estee lives in Jerusalem with her eight children and recently remarried a very kind man. She teaches Zumba Extreme at the Jerusalem YMCA. Hear more of Estee’s story in the Snap archives.
Thank you, Osama, Eric, and Estee for sharing your stories with us!
Produced by Shaina Shealy, Naomi Zeveloff, Liz Mak, and Anna Sussman
Music by Renzo Gorrio, additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller
Artwork by Sanaa Khan
Season 11 - Episode 12
Our team is working quickly to put together more pieces of advice from people all over the world - stay tuned for more. And if you have advice from a past lockdown you’d like to share with Snap Nation - reach out to us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - or email email@example.com
The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 13min
- 481 - Letters from Lockdown - Guantánamo, Utah, and On the RunFri, 24 Apr 2020 - 12min
- 480 - The Enlightenment Trap - Snap ClassicWed, 22 Apr 2020 - 29min
- 479 - BudsFri, 17 Apr 2020 - 37min
- 478 - Letters from Lockdown - Gaza, Myanmar, and at SeaWed, 15 Apr 2020 - 12min
- 477 - HaenyeoThu, 09 Apr 2020 - 35min
- 476 - Spooked - The Fog
Blare can’t see his hands in front of his face. He can’t see the ground beneath his feet. He’s not in the dark: he’s in a thick cloud of fog. And then, a voice emerges from the mist. This story comes to us from Australia, the original Upside Down. Select Spooked episodes will be available across streaming platforms but ALL will be exclusively on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 26min
- 475 - The Writing is on the Wall - Snap ClassicWed, 01 Apr 2020 - 30min
- 474 - Borders Between Us
Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. had a complicated relationship with his mother. But after she passed, he traveled across the world to try and make things better.
Additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller
Special thanks to Kadijatu Suma, Haja Suma, Fatima Rahman, Alimamy Conteh, Sheri Rickson, Lynn Levy and Gimlet Media. Thomas King, Brima Thomas, and Jartu Tejan-Thomas. Thanks also to Milo, Mason and Melissa Allison, Viki Merrick, Samantha Broun, Sydney Lewis, Rob Rosenthal, and WCAI and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole Massachusetts.
Season 11 - Episode 7Thu, 26 Mar 2020 - 40min
- 473 - Zoo NebraskaThu, 19 Mar 2020 - 50min
- 472 - Spooked - Isabelle
Betsy keeps seeing a young girl at night in her room. She stands at the end of Betsy’s bed and stares at her. She comes back, over and over: night after night; year after year. Betsy knows she wants something, but she has to figure out what. Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked. Be afraid. All of the latest episodes are available only on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. Season 4 - Episode 1Tue, 17 Mar 2020 - 34min
- 471 - A Grenfell Story - Snap Spotlights "Have You Heard George's Podcast?"Wed, 11 Mar 2020 - 31min
- 470 - The Real Black Klansman - Snap Classic
A black detective in Colorado Springs infiltrates the KKK and finds himself face-to-face with David Duke, the Grand Wizard. And 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. Snap Classic - Season 8 Episode 9Thu, 05 Mar 2020 - 40min
- 468 - Watching Over Mountain Village
Mountain Village is an Alaska Native town in the middle of nowhere. One woman is the town’s only police officer and she alone is responsible for the safety of everyone there. Her track record is perfect until one day when she responds to a call that changes everything. This story discusses suicide and violence. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Season 11 - Episode 4Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 49min
- 467 - Senior Year Mixtape - Snap ClassicThu, 20 Feb 2020 - 52min
- 466 - The Pink PalaceThu, 13 Feb 2020 - 48min
- 465 - Raft of PassionThu, 06 Feb 2020 - 36min
- 464 - Night at The Mirage - Snap ClassicThu, 30 Jan 2020 - 35min
- 463 - Space RocksThu, 23 Jan 2020 - 41min
- 462 - The Performers - Snap Classic
An openly gay luchador full of talent faces an uphill battle to get the crowd and the press on his side. A woman takes on superhero duty, serving as a heroine of the streets. And Chapelle's other half rocks three mics. Snap Judgment presents, “The Performers.” Exploring the magic behind the stagecraft. Snap Classic - Season 7 Episode 10Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 51min
- 461 - Tell Christy I Love Her - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"Thu, 09 Jan 2020 - 48min
- 460 - Notorious - Snap ClassicThu, 02 Jan 2020 - 49min
- 459 - The 2019 Look Back Special
A poet delivers a devastating portrait of the relationship that made him who he is today. Two men come face to face one night in the dark canyon-lands of southern Utah. And a dangerous anarchist steals, kills, and escapes, until one day when he can run no further. It’s Snap’s 2019 Look Back Special.. time to look back before we move forward.Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 49min
- 458 - Under PressureMon, 23 Dec 2019 - 20min
- 457 - Pt 2: The Search for No Name AporvaThu, 19 Dec 2019 - 29min
- 455 - Leap of Faith - Snap ClassicThu, 05 Dec 2019 - 50min
- 454 - The 2019 Gratitude Special
A headless chicken proves sometimes urban legends are true, playground bullies expose dark secrets during a “pantsing” epidemic, and a young man comes out to his parents. We are grateful to tell stories and we are so so thankful for you Snappas! For all the love and support you have shown this crazy ridiculous enterprise that is Snap Judgment, thank you. Season 10 Episode 33Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 49min
- 453 - Diamonds in the SkyThu, 21 Nov 2019 - 34min
- 452 - Return To Kuku Island - Snap ClassicThu, 14 Nov 2019 - 50min
- 451 - The Lamb, the Lion, and the FoxThu, 07 Nov 2019 - 44min
- 450 - Godsend - Snap Classic
A woman’s voice changes forever, following a stroke-like episode. A man living in Alaska continues to hear rumors about the elusive blue bear. When he goes out searching for one, he ends up finding... something much different. And a girl gains magical powers that lead to an irreversible and terrible chain of events.Thu, 31 Oct 2019 - 49min
- 449 - Spooked - Sharp Tooth BoyTue, 29 Oct 2019 - 30min
- 448 - Spooked - SantiThu, 24 Oct 2019 - 30min
- 447 - Spooked - The BansheesTue, 22 Oct 2019 - 28min
- 446 - Spooked - Mrs. HagstromThu, 17 Oct 2019 - 28min
- 445 - TurncoatThu, 10 Oct 2019 - 36min
- 444 - The Other Hand - Love + RadioThu, 03 Oct 2019 - 23min
- 443 - MisguidedThu, 26 Sep 2019 - 27min
- 442 - I Sing the Body ElectricThu, 19 Sep 2019 - 34min
- 441 - The Spy's Son - Snap ClassicSun, 15 Sep 2019 - 24min
- 440 - 1865 "Sic Semper Tyrannis"
President Lincoln is mortally wounded. The nation is under attack. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton takes control and tries to protect Vice President Andrew Johnson.
This story comes to us from 1865.Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 23min
- 439 - The Inventor and The Thief - Snap ClassicThu, 05 Sep 2019 - 28min
- 438 - Head Games
The human mind can play tricks on you... A father of five and devout Mormon is dragged into a world that upends everything he knows to be true. And a young man comes to terms with his mother’s profound mental illness.
"Tracy: My Ride-or-Die"
When Adult ISH host Nyge Turner turned 17, he became the caretaker for his ride-or-die: Tracy. His mom.
This story was produced by YR Media's Adult ISH podcast (Mom ISH episode). Adult ISH is a culture, advice, and storytelling show about #adulting, that is produced entirely by folks who are "almost adults." It’s distributed by PRX’s Radiotopia. Be sure to subscribe and listen here!
"A Short Stay In Hell"
A father of five and devout Mormon is dragged into a world that upends everything he knows to be true.
This story comes to us from Believable, a new podcast from Narratively about how our stories define who we are. Each episode dives into a personal, eye-opening story where narratives conflict and different perspectives about the truth collide.Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 49min
- 437 - Campfire Tales VI - The Thin Place
Martin is a paramedic. He has a gift for saving people’s lives. He also has another, darker, gift--one that he doesn’t want to use.
Produced by: Eliza Smith
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all just download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
Season 10 Episode 22Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 31min
- 436 - The Badlands - Snap ClassicThu, 15 Aug 2019 - 50min
- 434 - Gambit
A man inspired by joy writes a song, then he discovers it’s become a weapon. And a boy beat down by life learns to fight back, with the help of an upper-cut and milkshakes.
A musician writes a song so catchy, it takes over the world...then he finds out it's become a weapon. "Easy Street" turned into something it was never meant to be.
A big thanks to Joe Sivick & Producer Deena Prichep
Producer: John Fecile
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
The Little Boxer
After getting beat one time too many, little Gus Lee decides to fight back.
Producer: Liz Mak
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Season 10 Episode 21Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 47min
- 433 - Shangri-La - Snap Classic
Glynn unearths paradise. A geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon Jungle, where rivers rage and legends come true. And a revolutionary living in exile does the unexpected. Snap presents a classic, "Shangri-La."
"The Perfect Spot"
Backpackers are scouring Southeast Asia looking for the magical spot, but Glynn has the inside tip.
Andres Ruzo tried to track down a legendary he’s heard his grandfather talk about in stories when he was a little boy. He found the stuff of legends, and then was faced with the choices, and burdens of knowing a valuable secret.
Producer: Anna Sussman
"For Love and Revolution"
In the 1970’s Truman Capote interviewed Watani Stiner, a young revolutionary serving time in San Quentin for the death of two Black Panthers. Then... things got interesting.
Producer: Sukey Lewis and Mark Ristich
Season 7 Episode 12Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 49min
- 432 - Kissing the Concrete - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"
Snap leaves San Quentin State Prison with the Ear Hustle Podcast and then goes back inside to hear stories from Prison Reception.
Content Advisory: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence. Listener discretion is advised.
Kissing the Concrete
Snap finds freedom with Ear Hustle. Two men transition from prison back into society and find out who - or what - is waiting for them on the outside.
Excuse Me On The Tier
Snap goes under lock and key with Ear Hustle. Everyone entering the prison system must pass through Reception, to learn the ropes and discover what’s really behind the walls.
A big thanks to Tevin Fournette, aka Cutty, and Ronnie Young for sharing their stories about leaving prison with the team. You can hear more of Cutty’s music here. Thanks as well to John “Yahya” Johnson, David Ditto, Talib Brooks, Louis Brackett, and Jeff Atkins for sharing their experiences inside Prison Reception.
Artwork by: Atwan Williams
Be sure to visit www.EarHustleSq.com to hear more stories, see pictures from episodes, and follow everything Ear Hustle.
Ear Hustle comes to us from PRX’s Radiotopia and is produced by Earlonne Woods, Nigel Poor, Rhasaan “New York” Thomas, John “Yahya” Johnson, Pat Mesiti-Miller, and Bruce Wallace. This episode is scored with music from Antwan Williams and David Jassy. Senior Producer Curtis Fox, Digital Producer Erin Wade, and Executive Producer Julie Shapiro.Thu, 25 Jul 2019 - 49min
- 431 - The Body Genius - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"
In a dark and fictional world, we meet the best Hollywood trainer money can buy. A trainer who specializes in the human body, but one body in his gym... isn't breathing.
Starring: Chris Cafero as Evan
Written by: Hunter Nelson
Produced by: Jonathan Mitchell & Davy Gardner
Artwork by: Clement Bolla
To hear all five episodes & see the full list of credits, visit "The Truth" podcast.
Season 10 Episode 20Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 29min
- 430 - Respawn
A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his high school and gets personal with his principal's Twitter account. And night-shift doctor, Joe Sills, shares a story of life after death.
A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his principal, teachers, and the Board of Education.
This piece was adapted from the podcast, Darknet Diaries.
The Lazarus Effect
A night-shift doctor, Joe Sills, shares a story of life after death.
This story comes to us from the podcast, The Nocturnists.
Season 10 Episode 19Thu, 11 Jul 2019 - 49min
- 429 - On The Mat - Snap Classic
A one-legged high schooler wrestles with his identity and his weight class. A story featuring tough opponents and big decisions.
The Wrestler With The Missing Leg
Anthony Robles was born with one leg, but that didn’t stop him from joining the wrestling team. If you want to learn more about Anthony’s story and his career as a motivational speaker, check out his website and be sure to read his memoir, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated.
Producer: Joe Rosenberg
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
Season 8 Episode 18
"On the Mat" - Snap ClassicThu, 04 Jul 2019 - 31min
- 428 - Operation Little FlowerThu, 27 Jun 2019 - 26min
- 427 - Quick Fix - Snap Classic
Mouth Of The Dragon
When a small child is lost, it's up to Glynn to face the dragon.
As The World Burns
What happens when the world around you starts to burn?
A Little White Lie
Think your dating life is tough? Try being an Arab, Muslim man after 9/11 in New York City.
Mortuary Assistant Required
The wanted ad said “Mortuary Assistant Required. Prior Experience An Advantage, But Not Essential.” No one bothered to apply, except for Simon...Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 49min
- 426 - Snap LIVE! The Social Experiment
THE LEGEND OF SWEETFOOT
Comedian Dino Archie got into a bar fight that blossomed into a bromance. The bond with his soulmate ripens over crab trapping, bankruptcy, and the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Comedian James Judd dreams of being kidnapped, falling in love with a human hair blanket, and a church camp exorcism…you know, the kind with googly-eyed sock puppets.
Original Music by: Bells Atlas
Season 10 Episode 17Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 49min
- 425 - Bloodsport - Snap Classic
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 Guard.
Producer: Davey Kim and Anna Sussman
Season 6 - Episode 8Thu, 06 Jun 2019 - 24min
- 424 - The Boy On The Beach
Hear the story behind the influential photo of the Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Europe.
Read more in Tima Kurdi’s book,The Boy on the Beach.
Producer: Anna SussmanThu, 30 May 2019 - 22min
- 423 - Snap #1015 - The Family Name
1. Quiet is Best
When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult.
Julie Lindahl has written a book about her experience: The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past.
Producer: Erika Lantz
2. Like A House On Fire
Young Glynn is trying to keep up appearances at school, despite his family’s hardships. Then his house goes up in flames. Performed live in Portland at Revolution Hall.
Music composed and performed: BELL'S ATLASThu, 23 May 2019 - 48min
- 422 - “The Choice” Josh Healey Live at BAM - Snap ClassicWed, 22 May 2019 - 14min
- 421 - A Wives' Tale - Snap ClassicFri, 17 May 2019 - 29min
- 420 - Snap #1014 - Who's Your Mama? Pt 2 "Nose Job"Sun, 12 May 2019 - 23min
- 419 - Snap #1013 Who's Your Mama - Pt 1 "#Waffle Woke"Thu, 09 May 2019 - 30min
- 418 - Snap Classic - Tricknology
1. "Glynn - ""Tithe Me Not
Original Score and Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller
2. Whiteboy John & The Seven Saints
Description: How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnigoht? And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?
Producer: Anna Sussman
Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
3. Year Zero
Description: A young man returns to Cambodia to piece together the fragments of his history that the Khmer Rouge and his family have torn apart.
Producer: Liz Mak
Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto
4. Joe Klocek’s The California Confederacy
Performed live by Joe Klocek
Music performed by Alex Mandell & The Snap PlayersThu, 02 May 2019 - 50min
- 417 - Snap #1012 - No One Calls Me Shooter
When one couple learns that their teenage son has been identified as a potential school shooter, they do everything they can to prove that he’s not.
Bethany Barnes originally reported this story for The Oregonian -Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter.
Producer:Nancy LópezThu, 25 Apr 2019 - 54min
- 416 - Snap Classic - Good Morning, MosulThu, 18 Apr 2019 - 28min
- 415 - Snap #1011 - Snap LIVE! At The ParamountFri, 12 Apr 2019 - 54min
- 413 - Snap #1009 - Don Reed "Cardboard Boxes" at Snap LIVE! in BrooklynTue, 02 Apr 2019 - 34min
- 412 - Snap #1008 - Jen Kober "Skydiving" at Snap LIVE! in BrooklynFri, 29 Mar 2019 - 18min
- 411 - Snap Classic - Texas Ranger
Back in the 1970's Bob Favor signed up to be a Texas Ranger. He 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: http://brighttypewriter.tumblr.com
Producer: Luke Quinton
Sound Design: Leon MorimotoFri, 22 Mar 2019 - 19min
- 410 - Snap #1007 - Love Me's "Meet Cute"Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 24min
- 409 - Snap Spotlight: Peace Of Mind with Bhi Bhiman
Snap spotlights the smart new podcast "Peace of Mind" with Bhi Bhiman. In the inaugural episode, Bhi interviews Glynn Washington, bestselling author Dave Eggers, and renowned social psychologist, Lee Ross. The soundtrack to the episode is “Brother, Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind?” Listen + subscribe here: https://fanlink.to/PeaceofMind. And check out peaceofmindpod.com for music and bonus content.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 31min
- 408 - Snap #1006 - Snap Spotlight: Reckonings
After a college party, Anwen* and Sameer* went back to a dorm room. What happened that night was confusing and horrible. But in this story we get the rare opportunity to hear both of them grapple with what happened in a way that is both surprising and meaningful. Warning, this story contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence.
This piece was adapted from the podcast, Reckonings, produced by Stephanie Lepp, and found online atwww.reckonings.show.
Producer: Stephanie LeppFri, 01 Mar 2019 - 27min
- 406 - Snap #828 - Kismet
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
Hungarian composer Rezső Seress dreamed of changing the world with his music. He did. Producer: Davey KimFri, 15 Feb 2019 - 50min
- 405 - Snap #1004 - The Border HackerFri, 08 Feb 2019 - 50min
- 404 - Snap #1003 - Heaven's GateFri, 01 Feb 2019 - 36min
- 403 - Snap #1002 - One Wrong LieFri, 25 Jan 2019 - 27min
- 402 - Snap Classic - The North Pond Hermit
There was a legend in central Maine, about a hermit who had lived in the woods, unseen, for 30 years. Then, in 2013, the police arrested a man named Christopher Knight. To learn more about Chris Knight’s story, be sure to check out journalist’s Mike Finkel’s book, The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Andrew VicarsFri, 18 Jan 2019 - 37min
- 401 - Snap #1001 - This Is Not A DrillFri, 11 Jan 2019 - 35min
- 400 - Snap #938 - The Other Secret Weapon
A young man has the chance to work on a very secret, very powerful weapon that could put an end to world war II. The project involves no toxins, no chemicals, no shrapnel and no bullets. Instead, the project involves lots and lots of flying mammals. Lots.
Content Advisory: This story details a war situation involving both people and animals, Listener Discretion Is Advised.Fri, 04 Jan 2019 - 23min
- 398 - Snap #937 - The Look Back SpecialThu, 20 Dec 2018 - 49min
- 397 - Snap Spotlight - Ear Hustle: The Big No NoFri, 14 Dec 2018 - 39min
- 396 - 48 Hours In Syria
Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege. After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem’s. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That’s when Kassem decided to fight back.Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 32min
- 394 - Snap #933 - The 2018 Gratitude Special
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.Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 50min
- 393 - Snap #932 - The CutFri, 16 Nov 2018 - 40min
- 392 - The Fire Tapes Special
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"
Producers: Sukey Lewis, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 13min
- 391 - Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland StoryFri, 09 Nov 2018 - 60min
- 298 - Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC
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 CookiesAs 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
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 BrandtFri, 02 Nov 2018 - 50min
- 297 - Snap #931 - Spooked IX: Creepy Crawly
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.Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 49min
- 296 - Snap #930 - Spooked IX: Trapped
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.Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 31min
- 293 - Snap #927 - Love Lessons
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 GeisFri, 28 Sep 2018 - 48min
- 292 - Snap #926 - Beyond Faces of DeathFri, 21 Sep 2018 - 38min
- 291 - Snap #723 - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
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.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 51min
- 289 - Snap #925 - Belly Of The Beast
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 memoirhere.
Producer: Erika Lantz
Original Score: Renzo GorrioThu, 30 Aug 2018 - 24min
- 288 - Snap #809 - The Real Black Klansman
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.”Fri, 24 Aug 2018 - 37min
- 286 - Snap #923 - Talk Of The Town
After a salesman at Oakland’s Lake Merritt disappears, journalist Tammerlin Drummond investigates what happened to him.
Videoused in story provided by user ritchhazel on YouTube.Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 24min
- 283 - Snap Classic - My Private Utopia
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-MillerFri, 03 Aug 2018 - 20min
- 282 - Snap # 922 - Return To Kuku Island
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 theInternational Women’s Media Foundation.Tue, 24 Jul 2018 - 50min
- 281 - Snap Classic - Suitcase Of Love And Shame
In 2009,Jane Gilloolycame 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.”Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 25min
- 280 - Snap #921 - Night At The Mirage
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.Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - 35min
- 279 - Snap #920 - Campfire Tales VThu, 05 Jul 2018 - 51min
- 278 - Snap #919 - Fight Club
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 GorrioThu, 28 Jun 2018 - 21min
- 277 - Snap Special - Ear Hustle's "Thick Glass"
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.Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 50min
- 276 - Snap Classic - 06 FemaleThu, 14 Jun 2018 - 20min
- 274 - Snap Classic - Tin ManThu, 31 May 2018 - 50min
- 273 - Snap #917 - ShrapnelThu, 24 May 2018 - 50min
- 272 - Snap Classic - Secrets In The Stacks
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.
To learn more about Avi’s time behind bars -- and between the stacks -- be sure to check out his memoir,Running The Books. His latest book,The Lost Book of Mormon, which was nominated for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will be out in paperback in November.
Producer:Joe RosenbergThu, 17 May 2018 - 26min
- 271 - Snap #916 - Lucky
Hear how one of Yugoslavia’s top basketball players attempts to escape the Siege of Sarajevo and don't miss The Nocturnists late night meltdown at the morgue.
"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.
Producer: Briana Breen
"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 Nocturnist. Its host and creator is Emily Silverman, MD, its executive producer is Ali Block, MD, and its podcast producer is Marina Poole. The Nocturnists has its own podcast, with compelling stories from our live events, followed by an interview with the storyteller. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.Fri, 11 May 2018 - 50min
- 270 - Snap Classic - Where No One Should GoFri, 04 May 2018 - 18min
- 269 - Snap #915 - The Iron Curtain
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 GorrioThu, 26 Apr 2018 - 39min
- 268 - Snap #914 - The Badlands
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/
Producer: Anna Sussman
Original Score: Renzo GorrioThu, 19 Apr 2018 - 50min
- 267 - Snap #913 - Running Man
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.
For more information about issues facing African migrants in Israel and resources on how to help, visit Israeli organization Kav LaOved’s website.
Teklit Michal writes a blog for Times of Israel and hosts a news channel in Tirgrinya for fellow Eritreans in Israel. You can follow his work on his Facebook page.
Producer:Shaina ShealyThu, 12 Apr 2018 - 27min
- 266 - Snap #912 - 26 Lives On Atlas Peak
On Atlas Peak there is one way in and one way out. When wildfire threatened their homes, the only escape route...was up.
Sukey Lewis is an investigative reporter for KQED public radio out of San Francisco. The Atlas Peak fire was just one of a series of catastrophic fires that broke out that night across northern California. 44 people in all died in those fires. Check out KQED's fire investigation.
Original Score: Davey Kim
Producer: Sukey LewisFri, 06 Apr 2018 - 13min
- 265 - Snap #612 - Unforgiven
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.
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
The Silent Twins
June and Jennifer Gibbons were twins sisters who hadn’t spoken to anyone but each other for their whole lives. That is, until journalist Marjorie Wallace came along. Marjorie unearthed the twins’ fascinating, and sometimes sinister inner world.
For more information on the Gibbons twins, check out Marjorie’s book, The Silent Twins.
Producer: Eliza Smith
Sound Design: Leon MorimotoThu, 29 Mar 2018 - 50min
- 264 - Snap #911 - Breakfast Of Champions
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 bookMean 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 Mak
Original 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 byAdam Wade.
Producer: Jamie DeWolfThu, 22 Mar 2018 - 49min
- 263 - Snap Classic - Fargo
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 RosenbergFri, 16 Mar 2018 - 19min
- 262 - Snap #910 - The Trouble With Shannon Cason
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?Fri, 09 Mar 2018 - 50min
- 261 - Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story
Counted: An Oakland Storyis a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team ofSnap Judgmentproducers learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities.
Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos, and illustrations.
"Counted: An Oakland Story" was produced by Adizah Eghan, Anna Sussman, Shaina Shealy, Jonathan Jones, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Jazmin Aguilera, Eliza Smith, and Pendarvis Harshaw.Co-hosts of "Counted: An Oakland Story" are Adizah Eghan and Daryle Allums Senior Producer Anna Sussman Original Concept by Jonathan Jones Original Score by Pat-Mesiti-Miller, Leon Morimoto, and Renzo Gorrio Photography by Cinque Mubarak Artwork by Abner Hauge, Teo Ducot, and Shaina Shealy Additional production by Teo Ducot and Liz Mak Special thanks to Fantastic Negrito who contributed music from the album “The Last Days of Oakland” Website by Teo Ducot, Jeremy Rue, and Shaina Shealy Executive Producers: Mark Ristich and Glynn WashingtonThu, 01 Mar 2018 - 58min
- 260 - Snap Classic - Big Girls Don't Cry
Been There Better Than That
Glynn witnesses a lady show what real class looks like.
Producer: Mark Ristich
12 Pageant Queens, 1000 Snakes
One Beauty Pageant. 12 contestants. 1000 rattlesnakes.
Producer: Anna Sussman
A Hard Knock Life
Sharon Skolnick was nine years old and an orphan in the Murrow Indian Orphanage, when she was confronted with the opportunity every girl at the orphanage dreamed of. Find out more about artist Sharon Skolnick at here.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
When Cindy adopted a four year old girl from China, there was a lot the two didn’t understand about each other.
Find out about Cindy’s story (and her books) at CindyChampnella.com.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-MillerMon, 26 Feb 2018 - 51min
- 259 - Snap #908 - Lifted
Airlifted out of Baghdad into Israel, Avraham was about to get a new life in a new land…
Avraham’s story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries calledNeviim: Operation Amramby Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham’s atAmram’s website. The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair and can be contacted at amram.dna at gmail.com.
Producer: Shaina Shealy
Vocal Translator: Noam Eshel
Written Translation: Tal Janner-Klausner and Shira Rubin
Original Score: Renzo GorrioThu, 22 Feb 2018 - 23min
- 258 - Snap #907 - Quake City Hero
In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives.
This story is produced by Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee's most notorious fight, or Oakland's oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the showhere.
Producer:Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza Smith
Original Score:Davey KimThu, 15 Feb 2018 - 15min
- 257 - Snap Classic - The Spelling BeeTue, 13 Feb 2018 - 6min
- 256 - Snap #906 - Monk Of Mokha
The story of how Mokhtar Akhanshali braved a civil war to bring Yemeni coffee to the world.
Original Score:Renzo GorrioThu, 08 Feb 2018 - 43min
- 255 - Snap #905 - Ear Hustle Special: Left Behind
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.comWed, 31 Jan 2018 - 40min
- 254 - Snap #904 - 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.
A very special thank you to our heroes: Brantin, Damaris and Alex. Thank you also to Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz, everyone in the Wellness Center and our guide for the year Chandra Shivakumar.
Producers:Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich.
Original Score:Pat Mesiti Miller and Renzo GorrioThu, 25 Jan 2018 - 52min
- 253 - Snap #903 - Soundtrack Of Silence
When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way.
A version of this story aired on KQED's Q'ed up Podcast.
Original Score:Renzo Gorrio
Sound Design:Leon Morimoto and April DemboskyMon, 22 Jan 2018
- 252 - Snap #902 - Linda, Loretta, and Me
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 ZentiThu, 18 Jan 2018
- 251 - Snap #901 - How Estee Got Her Zumba Back
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”. Additional thanks to the Jerusalem International YMCA and the Dorot Foundation.
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Producer:Shaina ShealySat, 13 Jan 2018 - 32min
- 250 - Snap Classic - Tonya For Hire
What if one day you found out you look like one of the most famous people in the country -- who everybody hates?
Lynn Harrisis an author, commentator, award-winning journalist and mostly-retired comedian. She has a new business, teachingcomedy to teenage girls. You can find her performing on stage as Tonya Hardinghere.
Producer: Liz MakWed, 10 Jan 2018 - 11min
- 249 - Snap #833 - Stoopid
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 Mak
Original 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 GorrioFri, 05 Jan 2018 - 23min
- 248 - Snap Special - Zim Heavy: Rock and Revolution in Zimbabwe
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-Miller
Correspondent: Albert Nyathi
Featuring Music by Wells Fargo
Courtesy of Now-Again RecordsThu, 28 Dec 2017 - 31min
- 247 - Snap #832 - Snap Holiday Special 2017Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 28min
- 246 - Snap Classic - Down With The Ship: The Sinking Of The Oceanos
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:
Producer: Joe Rosenberg
Sound Design: Renzo GorrioFri, 15 Dec 2017 - 22min
- 245 - Snap #831 - Finding RebeccaThu, 07 Dec 2017 - 36min
- 244 - Snap #830 - Dadbot
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 inWired Magazine.
Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos
Producer: Jazmin Aguilera
Original Score: Renzo GorrioFri, 01 Dec 2017 - 16min
- 243 - Snap Classic - Jay J. Armes: Private Eye
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 MorimotoTue, 28 Nov 2017 - 30min
- 242 - Snap #521 - Snap LIVE! The Passion
We're dropping the story-pocalypse. Snap proudly presents "The Passion" performed LIVE! at San Francisco's Nourse Theater.
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 OnJDate."
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-MillerFri, 24 Nov 2017 - 51min
- 241 - Snap #829 - The Gratitude Special 2017
What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you.
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Producer: Jake Halpern with assistance from Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith
Grits and Sausages
When Ray Christian was a young boy, he longed to hear the voice of God.
Check out his podcast here.
Producer: Davey Kim
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
The Blue Bear
For 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 that they should 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.
Producer: Nancy Lopez
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Davey KimThu, 16 Nov 2017 - 51min
- 240 - Snap #828 - Kismet
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.
Original Score: Leon MorimotoFri, 10 Nov 2017 - 38min
- 239 - Snap #827 - DualityThu, 02 Nov 2017 - 25min
- 238 - Snap #826 - Spooked Presents: The Vanishing
"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 SmithFri, 27 Oct 2017 - 29min
- 237 - Snap #825 - Spooked Presents: Sanctify
"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.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Original Score: Leon Morimoto
"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.
Original Score: Pat Mesiti-MillerTue, 24 Oct 2017 - 32min
- 236 - Snap #824 - Confessions Of A Baby SnatcherFri, 20 Oct 2017 - 30min
- 235 - Snap #823 - The Incident At Poison Spider Mesa
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 MorimotoFri, 13 Oct 2017 - 20min
- 234 - Snap #822 - Lost In Time
"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?
"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 him online at AllenHouseTours.comTue, 10 Oct 2017 - 35min
- 233 - Snap #714 - Man Of Steel
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?
Sound 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 SussmanFri, 06 Oct 2017 - 51min
- 231 - Snap #820 - The Bear, The Goose and The Whale (Part 1)
Luna The Whale
In 2004, a lost baby orca named Luna swam towards the west coast of Vancouver Island and tried to befriend humans. But nobodyknew how to respond to this wild once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Then the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved.
To learn more about Luna's story, be sure to check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm's documentary-- Saving Luna
Producer and Sound Designer:Davey KimFri, 22 Sep 2017 - 27min
- 230 - Snap #710 - The Performer
On the next Snap Judgment, "The Performer." The hardest character to play is the character without a script.
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.
Sound 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 Theater
Music 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 Brennan
Producer: Lina Misitzis and Mark RistichFri, 15 Sep 2017 - 55min
- 229 - Spooked Sneak PeekTue, 12 Sep 2017 - 22min
- 227 - Campfire Tales IV: Primal
Have you ever happily wandered the woods? Not a care in the world. Then right after sunset felt a hot, oily breath breathing down your shoulder? Snap Judgment proudly presents "Campfire Tales IV: Primal."
*Get the NEW Spooked Podcast now at SpookedPodcast.org.
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.
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.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 - 51min
- 226 - Snap #707 - The PromiseFri, 01 Sep 2017 - 50min
- 225 - Snap #818 - On The MatFri, 25 Aug 2017 - 33min
- 224 - Snap #701 - High Crimes and MisdemeanorsFri, 18 Aug 2017 - 50min
- 223 - Snap #817 - TranscendentFri, 11 Aug 2017 - 30min
- 222 - Snap #506 - The MercenaryFri, 04 Aug 2017 - 50min
- 221 - Snap Special - The Cadillac HotelFri, 28 Jul 2017 - 22min
- 220 - Snap #501 - Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - 50min
- 219 - Snap #816 - Bad MedicineFri, 14 Jul 2017 - 36min
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