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Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

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    • 4.7 • 190 Ratings

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Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Into the Abyss

    Into the Abyss

    A rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and a criminal find themselves enduring freezing temperatures in the remote wilderness after their plane crashes in Northern Canada. 

    A huge thank you to Erik Vogel, the late Larry Shaben, and his daughter Carol Shaben for sharing this story with Snap!

    There is so much more we are not able to share with you about Erik and Larry’s experience. To find out more about what transpired with Wapiti Flight 402, checkout Carol Shaben’s book, “Into the Abyss,” from Grand Central Publishing.

    Special thanks to Nikka Singh for his help with this story.

    Produced by Bo Walsh, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 14 - Episode 4

    • 45 min
    Pt 2: The Search for No Name Aporva - Snap Classic

    Pt 2: The Search for No Name Aporva - Snap Classic

    A woman arrives in India only to discover that the baby she’s there to adopt has just been rescued from an orphanage tied to a child trafficking ring. Listen to Part Two of this amazing journey. 

    BIG thanks to Danielle and Annaporva Green for sharing your story with Snap. Read more incredible stories from Danielle in her book, A Magnificent Obsession.

    Produced by Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio 

    Snap Classic - Season 14 Episode 3

    • 29 min
    Pt 1: The Search for No Name Aporva - Snap Classic

    Pt 1: The Search for No Name Aporva - Snap Classic

    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.

    A HUGE thank you to Danielle and Annaporva Green for sharing your story with Snap. For more stories from Danielle, check out her book, A Magnificent Obsession.

    Produced by Nancy López, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Be sure to listen to next week’s Snap episode to hear Part Two of this story.

    Snap Classic - Season 14 Episode 2

    • 49 min
    This Is Uncomfortable from Marketplace

    This Is Uncomfortable from Marketplace

    Toying with criminals is a dangerous game. This week, Marketplace brings Snap a chain-smoking internet detective who plays to win.

    A version of this story originally aired on Marketplace’s This Is Uncomfortable, a show about life and how money messes with it. If you want to hear more, check out This Is Uncomfortable wherever you get podcasts.

    BIG thanks to the This Is Uncomfortable team: Reema Khrais, Zoe Saunders, Karen Duffin, Alice Wilder, Marque Greene, Drew Jostad and Kunal Patel.

    Produced by Peter Balonon-Rosen, original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 14 - Episode 2

    • 42 min
    Beautiful - Snap Classic

    Beautiful - Snap Classic

    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

    Snap Classic - Season 14 – Episode 1

    • 44 min
    Mummers Day

    Mummers Day

    A centuries old tradition. A history of racism. What’s it take to get a little love in the City of Brotherly Love?

    This episode contains strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised.

    Thank you to the Mummers Parade and everyone who was in this story!

    Produced by David Exumé and John Fecile. Additional field production by Daisylove James. Original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot.

    And a very very Happy New Year to you all from Snap Judgment!

    Season 13 - Episode 43

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

edbg4 ,

Incredible audio

Aural world building is exceptional

AbbyNdM ,

Storytelling at its best

So so so good. Such a gem of a podcast. Enjoy :)

J in Sale ,

Wish there had been a trigger warning

I don’t know what was more disturbing - listening to Latif Doman tell the story of animal abuse that he orchestrated, or hearing people laugh about it. My sister’s beloved dog was hit and killed by a car moments after being ‘liberated’ in a similar manner by a neighbor kid. No more Snap for me 😔

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