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The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
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Location:

Oakland, CA

Networks:

WNYC

Description:

The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

Language:

English

Contact:

888-304-7627


Episodes

Snap #932 - The Cut

11/16/2018
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"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. Producer: Shaina Shealy Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:42:29

The Fire Tapes Special

11/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:24

Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story

11/9/2018
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Counted: An Oakland Story is the story of the people lost to Oakland’s violence last year. 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. Producer: Adizah Eghan, Anna Sussman, Shaina Shealy, Jonathan Jones, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Jazmin Aguilera, Eliza Smith, and Pendarvis Harshaw. Score: Leon Morimoto, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Renzo Gorrio,...

Duration:01:02:34

Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

11/2/2018
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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 -...

Duration:00:50:41

Snap #931 - Spooked IX: Creepy Crawly

10/25/2018
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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. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto 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 Aguilera Original Score: Leon Morimoto The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a...

Duration:00:52:11

Snap #930 - Spooked IX: Trapped

10/19/2018
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It's that time of year again. Snap Judgment proudly presents "Spooked IX: Trapped." THE IRON GATE An American sniper shooter takes over an empty house in Baghdad and encounters the one threat he is powerless against. 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. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto Get 13 all-new...

Duration:00:33:11

Snap #929 - Back To The Wall

10/12/2018
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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. Check out more about Jason “Singer” Smith at his website jasonsingersmith.com And be sure to check out Tommy Caldwell’s book “The Push” available now as well as the movie The Dawn Wall. For more details on the kidnapping read Greg Child’s book “Over...

Duration:00:32:11

Snap #928 - Two Brains

10/5/2018
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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. Check out more of Amy Roost’s work here and her podcast Fury here. Read Amy Roost’s article on what may have caused each of her children to have brain malformations in Dame Magazine. Producer:Amy Roost, Anna Sussman. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:22:38

Snap #927 - Love Lessons

9/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:25

Snap #926 - Beyond Faces of Death

9/21/2018
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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. Special thanks to our film consultants, Spencer Parsons and Todd Wieneke. Producer: John Fecile Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:39:16

Snap #723 - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

9/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:52:35

Snap #626 - The Proxy

9/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:37

Snap #925 - Belly Of The Beast

8/30/2018
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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

Duration:00:26:21

Snap #809 - The Real Black Klansman

8/24/2018
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One man infiltrated undercover, the other got invited inside. 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.”

Duration:00:40:04

Snap #924 - All Eyes On Me

8/17/2018
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Featuring: "Mirror Touch" - As a medical school student, Joel Salinas was obsessed with the human brain. But as soon as he got to work, his own senses began to turn on him. Joel Salinas is a neurologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology. He is the author of Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain "What Accent?" - When Ellen Spencer was released from the hospital after a mysterious stroke-like...

Duration:00:52:19

Snap #923 - Talk Of The Town

8/9/2018
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After a salesman at Oakland’s Lake Merritt disappears, journalist Tammerlin Drummond investigates what happened to him. Video used in story provided by user ritchhazel on YouTube. Producer: Adizah Eghan Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:24:52

Spooked Season II - Sneak Peek

8/8/2018
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It's here... listen to the first story from Spooked Season II now available at SpookedPodcast.org

Duration:00:08:26

Spooked Season II Trailer

8/6/2018
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It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all-new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.

Duration:00:01:25

Snap Classic - My Private Utopia

8/3/2018
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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 Producer: Nancy Lopez Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Duration:00:21:08

Snap # 922 - Return To Kuku Island

7/24/2018
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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. Snap Judgment: Return to Kuku Island Thank you so much to Carina Hoang. Carina is a Special Representative for Australia for UNHCR. Check out her book, “Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus...

Duration:00:53:30