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.
Raft of Passion - Snap Classic
Mary needed to get away from her husband. A handsome stranger offered her a way out. All she had to do was participate in the strangest group experiment of all time.
This story contains scenes of domestic abuse as well as sexual situations. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.
Thank you, Mary Gidley, for sharing your story with Snap. Mary just released a memoir titled Point to Point.
You can learn more about the Acali experiment in the incredible documentary The Raft. Hear from Mary and other participants as they relive the experiment on a life-size recreation of the raft. The Raft opened in theaters in the U.S. in 2019 and begins streaming on digital platforms in the U.S. on May 19, 2020.
Special thanks to director Marcus Lindeen.
Produced by John Fecile, original score by Leon Morimoto
Artwork by: Sanaa Khan
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Snap Classic - Season 13 - Episode 31
The Divine Feminine
Yonis, vaginas, and sex were ALL forbidden language for Ashley and her conservative church-going Liberian mom. But when adult life got too big and too real those family secrets would be the one thing bringing them together.
This story uses strong language, discusses sex and genitalia, and briefly mentions molestation. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.
BIG thanks to Ashley Asatu and Janice Kennedy for sharing your story with us! Learn more about The Yoni Day Spa + check it out on Instagram.
Produced by Regina Bediako, original score by Sandra Lawson-Ndu, artwork by Teo Ducot
Season 13 - Episode 30
The Birth Dream - Snap Classic
Andy Marra is on a mission to Korea in search of the mother she never knew with a secret she absolutely has to tell.
Thank you, Andy, for sharing your story with Snap! Find out more about her advocacy work here.
Produced by Regina Bediako, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot
Snap Classic - Season 13 – Episode 29
Brian’s desperate for cash, until a random ghost writer answers his Craigslist ad for a roommate. Now, he's about to get more drama than he ever imagined.
BIG thanks to Brian Boucher for sharing his story with Snap!
Brian wrote about this experience in New York Magazine titled “My Roommate, The Diamond Thief.” Read more about it.
Produced by Bo Walsh, original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, artwork by Teo Ducot
Season 13 - Episode 28
Greetings, Prophet! - Snap Classic
A mild-mannered theater professor attempts to stage a controversial play in a small East Texas town.
This episode discusses drug use, sex, homophobia, and contains explicit language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.
Thank you to Joseph Magee, Justin Adams, Jennifer Ann Handy, and the rest of the cast and crew of Angels in America Kilgore College, 1999.
BIG love and thanks to Raymond Caldwell, who retired after 54 years of teaching theater.
This story was based on the Texas Monthly magazine article “When ‘Angels in America’ Came to East Texas” by Wes Ferguson.
Special thanks also to the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Matthew Simpson, Helena de Groot, Kyle Henry, Katie Song and Colin Hyer.
Produced by John Fecile, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot
Snap Classic - Season 13 - Episode 27
A man washes up on shore in Sitka, Alaska and finds himself in the middle of an underground boxing show. It’s a place where you might duke it out with the bartender, the locals, or your own troubled past.
This episode contains violence and strong language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.
Thank you, Jaed “The Stone” Coffin, for sharing your story with us! For more about Jaed’s story, check out his memoir Roughhouse Friday.
Produced by Bo Walsh, original score by Doug Stuart, artwork by Teo Ducot
Season 13 - Episode 26
This week’s episode, and especially the interview at the end, was amazing. The best audio out there today. A hit dog will holler - if you only listen to one episode this should be it
I love your stories and you provide a great perspective. I am a senior and this is the way I hear your segments when I can understand your speech. There is rapid fire words with long pauses while I try to comprehend the outpouring. Please consider speech style and ways to make yourselves more easily understood. Ira Glass models this style as his own and others follow suit. I Want to hear you better!!!!!
One of my fav
I love when my judgment snaps... and this podcast sure helps the stretching of the mind and heart ! I've listen to it for years ... and will do forever !