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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
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Snap Spotlight - Ear Hustle: The Big No No

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

Snap Judgment spotlights the amazing podcast Ear Hustle: The Big No No, stories from San Quentin State Prison.

Categories: Syndicated

48 Hours In Syria

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #934 - One Way Mission

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:00pm

The story of a young man sent out alone on a dark and deadly mission to save the world.

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Snap #933 - The 2018 Gratitude Special

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:00pm

STORIES

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #932 - The Cut

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:00pm

"Bad Hair Cut" - When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young Amish boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess.

Categories: Syndicated

The Fire Tapes Special

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm

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"

The Fire Tapes is a collaboration between KQED's "The Bay" and Snap Judgment for the Coal + Ice Festival in San Francisco.

Producers: Sukey Lewis, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm

Counted: An Oakland Story is the story of the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers, learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos and illustrations.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:00pm

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 Cookies

As 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

When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first thought...is of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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 Brandt

Categories: Syndicated

The Visage, Snap #931 - Creepy Crawly

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:43pm

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.

Producer: Anna SussmanOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

Categories: Syndicated

The Taxidermist, Snap #931 - Creepy Crawly

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:36pm

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.

Producer: Jazmin AguileraOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #931 - Spooked IX: Creepy Crawly

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #930 - Spooked IX: Trapped

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #929 - Back To The Wall

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

Pro rock climbers Jason Smith and Tommy Caldwell know a thing or two about dangerous even life threatening adventures, but when they go on an expedition to the famous Yellow Wall in Kyrgyzstan, their lives were threatened in a whole new way.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #928 - Two Brains

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

What if you had two choices. Either risk death, or start over in a completely new life. Now imagine you had to make that decision for your child.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #927 - Love Lessons

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

When Mansoor Adayfi was 19 years old, he was shipped to Guantanamo Bay detention center. He had no idea where he was or why he was there. But he was held there for 14 years. During that time, Mansoor attended informal marriage classes held by a fellow inmate and began writing love letters despite never having been in love.

Mansoor is currently writing a memoir about his time at Guantanamo. You can read his writing here.

This story was produced and edited by Sarah Geis, Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the CBC podcast, Love Me. It was mixed by Cristal Duhaime.

Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Sarah Geis

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #926 - Beyond Faces of Death

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

In the mid-70s, Conan was hired to direct and produce a nature documentary. But he wanted to do something more ambitious. The film he made "Faces of Death" became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #723 - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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

Sometimes the only word you hear is "No." But what if you always said "Yes"? Snap Judgment proudly presents "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".

Stories

Forbidden Fruit

An aspiring priest decides to experience all that the world has to offer.

The Faith Healer

Imagine putting your hands on someone, and curing whatever ails them. Charles Monroe Kane knows the feeling.

The Insane Million Maker Master Counterfeiter

What’s the easiest way to make money? Make Money. And lots of it.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #626 - The Proxy

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

What if you could be you without all of the responsibility, the guilt, and the self-loathing? Too good to be true? ...Maybe not.

Stories

Marwencol - When Mark Hogancamp woke up in the hospital he had no idea who he was or where he was. He was beat up so badly that he couldn’t walk, talk or speak.  His therapy? Marwencol.

Friday Night Lights  - Your dad loves football. You hate football. How do you quit? Play football.

Just Another Fish Story - 20 Years ago, a whale washed up on a beach in Lubec, Maine, but its death was just the beginning of its story.  

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #925 - Belly Of The Beast

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

When you’re a safari guide on the Zambezi River, you always know that things could go horribly wrong. You can find Paul Templer’s memoir here.

Producer: Erika Lantz

Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Categories: Syndicated