Snap Judgment

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


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

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Glynn Washington

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

From Snap Judgment

  • Snap Spotlight - Ear Hustle: The Big No No
    <p>Snap Judgment spotlights the amazing podcast Ear Hustle: The Big No No, stories from San Quentin State Prison.</p>
  • 48 Hours In Syria
    <p><span>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. </span></p>
  • Snap #934 - One Way Mission
    <p><span>The story of a young man sent out alone on a dark and deadly mission to save the world.</span></p>
  • Snap #933 - The 2018 Gratitude Special
    <p>STORIES</p> <p>THE BEST LITTLE SWIMMER</p> <p>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.<span></span> </p> <p>THE DOG THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD</p> <p>The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak).<span></span> </p> <p>QUAKE CITY HERO</p> <p>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<span> </span>home<span> </span>and dove into the wreckage to save lives.</p>
  • Snap #932 - The Cut
    <p><span><b>"Bad Hair Cut"</b> - 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.</span></p>
  • The Fire Tapes Special
    <p>What do you do when you are trying to give birth... in the middle of a wildfire?</p> <p>Nicole Veum is interviewed live by producer <a href="">April Demobosky</a> for "The Fire Tapes"</p> <p>The Fire Tapes is a collaboration between <a href="">KQED's "The Bay"</a> and Snap Judgment for the <a href="">Coal + Ice</a> Festival in San Francisco.</p> <p>Producers: <a href="">Sukey Lewis</a>, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel.</p>
  • Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story
    <p><a href=""><span>Counted: An Oakland Story</span></a><span> is the story of the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of </span><a href=""><span>Snap Judgment</span></a><span> producers, learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit for more interviews, photos and illustrations. </span></p>
  • Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC
    <p>Glynn Washington - Friday Night Lockdown</p> <p class="audionode">Glynn's father has a strict rule for Friday nights...the Second Coming.Performed live by Glynn Washington at the Brooklyn Academy of Music</p> <p class="audionode">Jen Kober - Girl Scout Cookies</p> 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. <p class="title">Josh Healey - Barbara and Esther</p> <p>When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.<a href=""></a></p> <p>Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - Captive Audience</p> <p>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</p>
  • The Visage, Snap #931 - Creepy Crawly
    <p>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.</p> <p>Producer: Anna SussmanOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto</p>
  • The Taxidermist, Snap #931 - Creepy Crawly
    <p>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. </p> <p>Producer: Jazmin AguileraOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto</p>