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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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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.






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: 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 Gorrio

Duration: 00:23:19

Snap #831 - Finding Rebecca

In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl. This story was produced in collaboration with The New York Times. Producers: Amy Roost and Anna Sussman Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration: 00:39:16

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 in Wired Magazine. Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration: 00:16:28

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 Morimoto

Duration: 00:32:42

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. STORIES 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 -...

Duration: 00:52:02

Snap #829 - The Gratitude Special 2017

The Outbreak 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...

Duration: 00:53:23

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, You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto

Duration: 00:40:33

Snap #827 - Duality

Tameer is part of an ethnic minority in northern Israel called Druze. When he is struck on the head as a young boy he inherits an entire new lifetime of memories. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Producer: Shaina Shealy

Duration: 00:27:20

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 Smith

Duration: 00:30:33

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-Miller

Duration: 00:33:26

Snap #824 - Confessions Of A Baby Snatcher

On the next all-NEW Snap, Katie Leavitt tells her story "Confessions of a Baby Snatcher." Also featuring comedians Ayanna Dookie and Seaton Smith in "Get The Hook Up!"

Duration: 00:31:23

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, Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Duration: 00:21:03

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? This story came to Spooked from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at "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...

Duration: 00:37:29

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? Producer:Davey Kim 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...

Duration: 00:52:03

Snap #820 - 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. Producer:Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto 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. Today Benjamin Young...

Duration: 00:30:07

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 nobody knew how to respond to this wild once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Then the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved. To learn more about Luna's story, be sure to check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chrisholm's documentary -- Saving Luna Producer and Sound Designer: Davey Kim

Duration: 00:29:52

Snap #710 - The Performer

On the next Snap Judgment, "The Performer." The hardest character to play is the character without a script. Magic Lamp 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. Producer:Eliza...

Duration: 00:57:06

Spooked Preview

Supernatural Storytelling. Experience Snap's new haunted podcast, "Spooked!" Houdini’s Promise Can a pact between two brothers survive death? Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller The Night Mother It’s the middle of the night. You’re not even 15, and you’re home alone with your little brother. You’re waiting for your mom to come home. What would happen if she didn’t make it? Janet Larkin actually had several more encounters with the supernatural, check out her book Surrounded By...

Duration: 00:23:11

Trailer - Get The Spooked Podcast!

Get Spooked at From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now!

Duration: 00:01:24

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 STORIES Border Bogeyman 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. Tooki Man Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander...

Duration: 00:52:40

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